at first I was a little overwhelmed by the thought of you wearing cologne…that is until I looked up a review of it.
via: About.com Guide to Men’s Fashion / Grooming:
“This has to be my favorite fragrance of all time. A fragrance aficionado described Rochas Man as “a well balanced gourmand, never cloying, mixes perfectly the vanilla, chocolate and coffee notes in a cozy and warm scent. It’s versatile and sexy…” If you want women to attack you, then this is it. I can’t wear this fragrance without getting compliments.” (Daniel Billett)
All I can say now is oh my god I want to smell that…(you)…! yes?
For the record:
I have never had women attack me (well, because of this cologne)
Was that offered as a money back guarantee?
I have no issues with flirting
Every person, married or not, finds it nice to know that there is someone, somewhere that wishes they were available.
Flirting is good for the health - scientists have said so.
From the article, that I recommend reading all of:
artists need to make money to eat and to continue to make art.
artists used to rely on middlemen to collect their money on their behalf, thereby rendering themselves innocent of cash-handling in the public eye.
artists will now be coming straight to you (yes YOU, you who want their music, their films, their books) for their paychecks.
please welcome them. please help them. please do not make them feel badly about asking you directly for money.
dead serious: this is the way shit is going to work from now on and it will work best if we all embrace it and don’t fight it.
unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve surely noticed that artists ALL over the place are reaching out directly to their fans for money.
how you do it is a different matter.
maybe i should be more tasteful.
maybe i should not stop my concerts and auction off art.
i do not claim to have figured out the perfect system, not by a long shot.
BUT … i’d rather get the system right gradually and learn from the mistakes and break new ground (with the help of an incredibly responsive and positive fanbase) for other artists who i assume are going to cautiously follow in our footsteps. we are creating the protocol, people, right here and now.
i don’t care if we fuck up. i care THAT we’re doing it.
in fact, i ENJOY being the slightly crass, outspoken, crazy-(naked?)-chick-on-a-soapbox holding out a ukulele case of crumpled dollars asking for your money so that someone else a few steps behind me, perhaps some artist of shy and understated temperament, can feel better and maybe a little less nervous when they quietly step up and hold out their hat, fully clothed.
i am shameless, and fearless, when it comes to money and art.
Now I am not a fan of perfume or cologne or other rather smelly things on either sex. I like the way a person smells on their own (a clean person that is), fresh sweat also has it’s place. I mean we attract each other that way, right?
However that new Caress evenly gorgeous exfoliating body wash is so yummy smelling. My skin has a faint smell of brown sugar.
I guess when it comes to scents I prefer the ones that smell more like sweet food and less like flowers.
I agree — the biggest problem people have in choosing scents is not doing so correctly. They go into a store, smell a few hundred at once, then choose one based on a sprayed piece of cardboard.
You need to know what your own base smell is and then you need to choose a scent based on enhancement or complementing of that base. If you have a base muskness, then choosing fruity smells are going to conflict while earthy smells will balance out nicely.
Also, never bruise a good scent - spray it and let it air dry — leave it on for ten minutes and then smell it — either it works or it doesn’t … and just because it worked on xx doesn’t mean it’ll work on you.
For me, I use a combination of complimentary scents starting with Milk & Honey Liquid Shower Soap, layered with Rexona Original for Men as my deodorant, and then topped off with ROCHAS MAN (or if they are out of stock the similar but not as sweet MAN.AUBUSSON).
Charlie Brooker with a fine piece on Mac vs. Windows, including what I consider to be the finest description of the Windows 7 launch party videos:
[They’re] so terrible, it induces an entirely…
Best thing I have ever read : It’s so terrible, it induces an entirely new emotion: a blend of vertigo, disgust, anger and embarrassment which I like to call “shitasmia”. It not only creates this emotion: it defines it. It’s the most shitasmic cultural artefact in history.
Just for the record, that would make him a parasite.
Maybe he’s a mushroom. I mean, he sounds like a fun guy.
Good point, if he is all clingy, warm and fuzzy then he could be the filamental fungus we know as mould. But if he is the irratating type, then he’s probably the single cell type of fungus known as yeast.
Prime Minister Donald Tusk said late last year he wanted obligatory castration for pedophiles, whom he branded ‘degenerates’. Tusk said he did not believe “one can use the term ‘human’ for such individuals, such creatures.”
"Therefore I don’t think protection of human rights should refer to these kind of events," Tusk also said.
"If somebody is of sound mind, we punish him. If he is sick, we try to cure him — that’s how it works in Polish law. This bill introduces both approaches. As far as I know, this makes our law the strictest in Europe on this issue," Kladoczny said.
Ann Applebaum: There must be some deeper story here, because by any reckoning the decision was bizarre — though not nearly as bizarre as the fact that a U.S. judge wants to keep pursuing this case after so many decades.
Ann Applebaum:He did commit a crime, but he has paid for the crime in many, many ways: In notoriety, in lawyers’ fees, in professional stigma. He could not return to Los Angeles to receive his recent Oscar. He cannot visit Hollywood to direct or cast a film.
Ann Applebaum: He can be blamed, it is true, for his original, panicky decision to flee. But for this decision I see mitigating circumstances, not least an understandable fear of irrational punishment.
Ann Applebaum:But Polanski is 76. To put him on trial or keep him in jail does not serve society in general or his victim in particular.
If he weren’t famous, I bet no one would bother with him at all.
And if he weren’t famous, you wouldn’t be bothered defending him. Oh, but the man is a genius, an artist, a rare talent. He’s suffered, he’s been through tough times, he’s an old man.
Screw that. Would you give all that to just some regular guy off the street who was arrested for the same crime under the same circumstances? Would you say “leave him alone, he’s old, he’s had a rough life, sure he raped a 13 year old girl, but let it go already”? I somehow doubt that.
Regardless of what happened in that courtroom, regardless of any technicalities, regardless of his victim’s forgiveness - to defend him and honor him are crimes of morality. Anyone who thinks the act of raping a 13 year old child should be swept under the rug because of time or because of the professional stature of the rapist is a morally bankrupt cretin on the level of the rapist himself.
You disgust me, Ann Applebaum. You and anyone else who has spent the last two days acting as if Roman Polanski is a victim.
This week in New York, the American Museum of Natural History unveiled something never before seen: an 11-by-4-foot tapestry made completely of spider silk.
"They did think we were insane," Godley says. "It was actually hard to find people who were willing to collect and work with spiders. I think most people are arachnophobes. I mean, I am, and they bite."
"The spiders are harnessed … held down in a delicate way," Godley says, "so you need people to do this who are very tactile so the spiders are not harmed. So there’s a chain of about 80 people who go out every morning at four o’clock, collect spiders, we get them in by 10 o’clock. They’re in boxes, they’re numbered, and then as they get silked, about 20 minutes later, they get released back into nature."
A very careful person simply pulls the thread out of each spider and wraps it on a spindle. It’s then put on a hand loom and woven.
Peers says they never broke a single strand, yet the tapestry is as soft as cashmere.
Peers and Godley say they spent a half-million dollars of their own money to make the tapestry, which is on display at the museum for several months.
I don’t often thank you. In truth, you are often maligned for your shortness of stature or your inability to maintain a sustained satisfaction.
Admittedly, I could, today, malign the fact that you have rained solidly for the last few days, making one wonder if the great floods will once again upon be upon us and thus ruining any chance of a glorious spring brunch on the Mornington beach or a light jaunt across the cherry farms and wineries of Red Hill.
However, for all of the rain, we had a wonderfully busy and entertaining weekend. Cheryl flew down from Wollongong on Friday and we’ll be taking her back to the airport tomorrow morning.
Friday night we caught up on gossip and lives, not having seen or really talked to each other in nearly a year, but also having lost contact when she was “let go” 5 months ago as part of the “recession recovery plan”. I mad some fresh pasta with an onion, garlic and broccolini pesto and drank some French Wine. That was followed with some great number of shots while chatting away till the wee hours of the morning,
Saturday morning, we took her to the Kilgerron Homestead for a lovely breakfast and then drove down the scenic Mornington Peninsula. The rain ruined any chance of a jaunt through the cherry blossoms or any of the other nice outdoorsie activities, so we simply went into the Mornington Township and dashed in and out of the rain from store to store.
Saturday night was spent with a chicken mushroom risotto, more wine, more drinks, more chatting, a tarot reading by Ingrid, looking up French swear words and general mischief.
Today, we went to Brighton for brunch at Rocksalt (nee Italy on the Bay) and headed off to the National Gallery of Victoria to line up for an hour see the Salvador Dali: Liquid Desire exhibition. It was amazing! The exhibition had hundreds of stunning works in all of the prolific styles and media he worked in including: painting, drawing, watercolour, etchings, sculpture, fashion, jewellery, cinema and photography. It was just … wow.
Tonight, instead of cooking, I laid out a spread of cheeses, cold cuts, pastizzi, dried fruits, spreads, breads, etc and we just sat around grazing on yummies while chatting, drinking wine and sipping port.
It’s now 1am. I am tired, content but also sad that our house guest must leave to go back tomorrow. It is nice to have friends inside the house, nice to break bread together, share our time, share stories and basically enjoy each others company.
So, weekend, this is why I want to thank you. Hopefully, you’ll remember this next time she comes down and bring a better weather pattern along to make it better.
Oh my god
Becky, look at her thesaurus
Its so big
She looks like one of those grammar guys girlfriends
Who understands those grammar guys
They only talk to her because she looks like a total wordsmith
I mean her thesaurus
It’s just so big
I can’t believe it’s so thick
It’s just out there
I mean, it’s gross
I’m off to cut through more red tape at the dept. of buildings.
Right now though, I’m going to eat some oatmeal.
And then I’ll be off…in that order or something.
This evening there may or may not be a free movie to go see.
You do know this is a blog, not a real time conversation, right? So, like, hypothetically, someone can go back 56 pages find a post and continue a “conversation” from that “moment”. So you really haven’t missed anything, unless you didn’t go back. If you do go back you can be all sex talked up and raring to respond.