2.02.2016

your perfume is stuck on the back of my tongue



since i wrote my last post, surprisingly about writing here more often, with regularity and possibly a schedule,  i have failed miserably.  sure, i could tell you i've been super busy living in my kitchen while creating  new recipes in order to maintain my gluten free diet or that my studio gobbled me up and forced me to produce some amazing paintings, but that would be a lie…unless "creating new recipes" means eating gluten free chocolate chip cookies by the dozens and "producing amazing paintings" means organizing the shelves in my art closet. see, i have been busy!!!

okay, let me at least start with the honest fact that i'm still eating gluten free. 

now stand back while i throw my arms in the air {think gilda radner and superstar} and then lower them to rest on my hips in a power pose move. i'm only on day thirty three-ish and surprisingly, i'm hanging in there...and this is where i need you to let me follow that up by telling you that i rarely stick with anything, so that you'll truly be amazed at my abilities instead of yawning over the fact that someone else has gone gluten free and click over to read the next blog in your line-up.

now for random stuff 
because outside my window it's thunder snowing

1. i can't stand chunks of tomato in my tomato soup. just puree my soup, please. no chunks.

2. please remove the stitching on the back of your jacket holding down the "vent" opening. it's only there for shipping purposes to the store you bought it from and it's to be removed when you wear it. lately, i've been seeing this everywhere and it's driving me crazy. so if i come near your butt with scissors, you'll know why.

3. i used to be a shoe nut. lots of shoes. give me shoes. give me more shoes. but not anymore since my feet tend to hurt all the time. instead, jackets. give me jackets, lots of jackets. i love jackets.

4. if i make a perfect cup of tea with the most brilliant steeping of earl grey, almond and vanilla with a bit of honey and a splash of creamer, it's heaven and i don't need something sweet to eat with it. if my cup of tea is off just a bit, please bring me a rolo and a vanilla creme filled cookie and then i'll be satisfied. call me weird if you haven't already.

5. last but not least, another public service announcement regarding perfume. please stop dousing/bathing yourself in it. if someone tells you that you smell good, it means you have too much on. a little dab on certain areas of your body while you're naked is all you need. then put your clothes on and if during the day you get little whiffs of what you're wearing, perfect, as that perfume is for you, as it's your choice and it's there for you to enjoy...but dousing yourself in it before you walk out the door, forcing me to breathe "you" {not to mention gag and choke} while you're standing in the aisle at target, is so wrong. 

{i always feel that i will hurt someones feelings when i talk about perfume/cologne the way i do, but i truly feel that this needs to be out in the open. i put it in the same category as to why those who smoke, have to go outside to do it and can't sit in their offices/cubicles or walk through the mall puffing away around those who don't. i know some will say that smoking kills and perfume doesn't, but to those who are allergic to it, well…hopefully you get my point.}






14 comments:

  1. perfume kills. all of us. the wearer and the inhaler.
    I wish restaurants had separate seating areas for perfume dousing people.
    and I agree with your list. all of it.

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    1. wouldn't that be wonderful. a separate non perfumed area where we could actually enjoy only the smell of our food!!!!

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  2. Perfume kills if we have to hold our breath too long because it smells so bad! Your earl grey sounds delicious. Sorry your feet are hurting. I sometimes need to alternate shoes to help my feet not hurt. Agree on no chunks in the tomato soup. Tacking vents not unsnipped, tacky; but I have been know to leave pockets stitched closed so the jacket hangs right. Just saying!

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    1. i think pockets kept tacked down is just fine as often they don't hang right…but not a "butt" vent…LOL and oh the shoe wars….i change mine out all the time, as in multiple pairs each day!!!

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  3. ditto ditto deb & marilyn. perfume is a killer. and yes. no chunks in the tomato soup.

    you're a nut! and i love it! :)

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    1. awwww debi…i am a nut!!! nuts are good. well unless you have a peanut allergy and then they are very bad.

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  4. Thank you, thank you Beth for being straight on. When I turned 50 yrs old, I immediately became sensitive to perfumes and chemical fragrances. I physically get sick at strong scents...people just don't understand this, so I'm glad you just mentioned this in your blog. The only thing I have to disagree on is the chunky tomato bisque soup. I LOVE this soup, with a touch of cream...the chunkier, the better. Enjoy the new snow.....

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  5. Haha - love #5 - SO TRUE!!

    You and my husband would get along splendidly as he has a terrible jacket fetish. He's like a woman, for crying out loud! The man seriously has to have a separate closet just for his jackets. (rant over)

    And I offer my congrats on the gluten-free thing. Daughter has had celiac for 8 years now (beginning when where was no gf products in the stores) and I know it's tough.

    Cheers! Have a great day and don't sweat having fewer postings. :)

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  6. Good for you sticking with the gluten free. I have made it a week and half before. I totally get you with the perfume and I don't even have a problem with it.

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  7. You won't hurt my feelings when you speak of perfume. I remember my dad having issues with women's cologne and hair spray at church long ago. Now it's much the same for me. Leave it off! (And loved your other ruminations as well!)

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  8. #2 - yes, I've been bothered by that but I suppose some people rather prefer not to remove it or maybe they do not notice it?

    #5 - absolutely. why should the rest of us have to suffer? of course, I'm not as brave in telling people that but I suppose I could tolerate it if your presence is only for a little while but if I have to work in the same room with the person for a whole, well, something has to be said.

    I hope you have a lovely day.

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  9. In total agreement about the vent stitches... and the tape strip on casual pants and jeans that say the size-- Makes me wonder if people don't have mirrors or if they're just in a hurry getting dressed. Not a big perfume (or smoke) fan either.

    Seems we're on the same wave length on everything except eating gluten free. Good for you!

    Stay warm!
    xo jj

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  10. I too have a coat/jacket affliction - mine being leather ones - last count it was 27 of them. Can a guy have too many? I don't think so. lol

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  11. I love the ethereal quality of your photographs.. and the informal, yet poetic way you write your posts. Your blog has been an inspiration to me as I build mine. Thank You...Texas Mystic Poet

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