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15 scents I like

When I got a massage last week, the masseuse asked what scent of oil I'd like. This got me thinking about scents I like.

Roses. This is definitely my favorite sense to wear.Lilac. I always stop and smell a lilac bush.Vanilla. This is the scent of baked goods to me.Freshly mowed lawn. I just feel like it's spring or summer when I smell this.Burning firewood. Reminds me of Girl Scouts and CPC.Strawberries. Only real ones, not fake strawberry scent (although that's okay I guess).The smell after it rains. It just feels so fresh to me.Watermelon. Again, only the real thing. This is my favorite fruit by far.The ocean. Maybe cause I'm not near it often.Macintosh apple. And I do mean the fruit, not the product. They're my favorite kind of apple.New books. I think they have a smell at least and I like it.Cucumber. They don't have a strong scent, but I think they smell clean in an odd way.Baking lasagna. Just feels homey.Garlic. Gets my mouth watering.Coffee. I can't …
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15 things I'd like to learn

In a dream world, I could learn how to do all of these things.

How to sing. I think with some training I could be okay at it.How to dance. It'd be nice to be able to dance without feeling intensely self-conscious.How to design clothes. I could finally have dresses that I like and that fit in the fabric I want. What a dream.How to sew clothes well. I know a basic stitch, so I can mend my stuff but it'd be cool to make my own dresses.How to make cocktails. Other than a rum and coke, I don't think I can make a single one.How to do makeup. I got mascara down but that's it.How to do my hair. I have like one trick and that's it.How to do a back flip. I just think this would be cool.Some self-defense moves. I did two classes and enjoyed them, it would be good to do some more.How to raise one eyebrow. I think this is just a genetic thing, but I think it would be cool to be able to do.How to French braid. I know it in theory, but not in practice.How to design escape the room…

15 thoughts on the latest Game of Thrones - SPOILERS

Yeah don't read if you haven't seen the episode yet.

I am 100% right about the bodies in the crypt rising. You know why? Cause, oh we just decided to keep everyone who isn't fighting in the crypt. What could go wrong? Oh and we conveniently left Sam down there too (although I'm a bit unclear, he said he wouldn't stay down there, but we saw him down there so maybe he's just visiting)? Oh, wait and Tyrion too? Yeah sure, let's leave some big name characters down there cause NOTHING is going to happen. And let's not forget the little girl we decided to quickly bond with in episode 2 (she's probably gonna die and Davos will have to face her wight). Also, if you've seen the trailer for episode 3? Dany says "The dead are already here." Yeah, yeah that could be referring to the army of the dead marching on Winterfell, but I think it's the moment of realization that the dead are already inside the walls. Anyways, I'm right.I'm glad …

15 podcasts I've been meaning to listen to

I swear I'll listen to them one day! Some of these I've started, but haven't finished.

This Podcast Will Kill You. "Grad students studying disease ecology, Erin and Erin found themselves disenchanted with the insular world of academia. They wanted a way to share their love of epidemics and weird medical mysteries with the world, not just colleagues. Plus, who doesn't love an excuse to have a cocktail while chatting about pus and poop?"Shmanners. "Join husband Travis McElroy and wife Teresa McElroy every Friday and they'll improve your etiquette week by week! Perplexed by thank you notes? Baffled by black tie? Dismayed by dinner parties? Worry no more, Shmanners has your answers!"Still Buffering. "Join real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones), Teylor Smirl, and Rileigh Smirl as they help bridge the gap between the teenagers of yesterday and today. "How do you party?" "What do I do with all this hair?" Still Buffering ha…

15 things I've been meaning to watch

I'll get to these one day, I swear!

Derry Girls. "The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s."Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. "A young woman abandons a choice job at a law firm and her life in New York in an attempt to find happiness in the unlikely locale of West Covina, California."Schitt's Creek. "When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt's Creek."American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. "Defining moments in Andrew Cunanan's life, starting in childhood, lead up to a 1997 murder spree that kills five, including fashion icon Gianni Versace."Strong Island. "When filmmaker Yance Ford investigates the 1992 murder of a young black man, it becomes an achingly personal journey since the victim, 24-year-old William Ford Jr., was the filmmaker'…

15 books I want to read.

I'm definitely behind on my reading list, but here are just a few titles in my to-read pile. Some aren't out yet so I get a pass I think.

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James. "In the stunning first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child."Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. "The highly anticipated first book by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, the voices behind the #1 hit podcast My Favorite Murder!"The Hidden Power of F*cking Up by Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, Eugene Lee Yang, and Ned Fulmer. "The Try Guys deliver their first book—an inspirational self-improvement guide that teaches you that the path to success is littered with humiliating detours, embarrassing mistakes, and unexpected failures."Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Ade…

15 things I'm looking forward to

I've been a bit down lately, so I decided just to come up with a list of things I'm looking forward to, some are immediate, some are far off.

My first drag show. Tonight I'm going with dear friends to my first drag show. I'm very excited for it and am watching this week's Drag Race right now.My friend Kimisha visiting me. In just a few weeks, I'll get to see my dear friend Kimisha and it will be so good.Seeing my friend Diana's Connemara cottage. She posts photos all the time and I cannot wait to see it.Another escape the room. Hopefully some of us are doing it next week and we can escape again.The rest of the final season of Game of Thrones. I finally figured out a way to watch it here, so I'm pumped to see what happens.The rest of this season of Drag Race. I'm too invested now, I know. I like too many of the ones who are still there.The live taping of Why Won't You Date Me? with Brigid. Nicole Byer is a treat and a dream, so I'm excited to …