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Wow that it's been a month+ since I last updated. ><

It's particularly a shame, because I have been saving talking about my latest K-celeb obsession because I felt he deserved his own post, and now I've gone so far down Obsession Road that having to walk back to square one seems like a daunting task.

...and one I won't be trying to tackle tonight, either. :))

Instead I'm just here to point you all to [personal profile] adelagia's post about our weekend trip to Vancouver, in which we basically had as many meals as we did escape rooms, lol. We unfortunately wasted a meal on the very disappointing Night Market, but at least now we know what we're missing (long lines and crowds), which is to say that we're not missing anything at all.

My post about Sung-jae will come in time. Good things come to those who wait (and wait)!

Guten tag!

Apr. 26th, 2017 01:29 pm
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I am now in Germany! Well, I've been here for a few days, and am leaving in another couple, but I have a lull in the work I'm doing right now so might as well take the time to update LJ, lol. It's kind of crazy, though, the workspace here is TERRIBLE. There are hardly any power outlets for dozens of people, so people just camp out at an outlet or queue up to use one, it's insane. If I have to come back next year, I'm going to have to remember to bring a power strip.

I'm pleased to say that my experience with this trip has been a lot better than it was last year. Last year, I basically only knew one person, O., who was great to work with work-wise, but on a social level she wasn't really that person. This year, I'm not only traveling with one of my writers, which is great, but my business owner this year is J., who isn't as good on the work side, but is great for the social side of things. Last year, O. and I had one dinner together; this year, J. has arranged at least two team dinners so far which have been fun! More details on the trip. )

I have one and a half more days here -- I fly to New York on Friday -- and V. and I are hoping to get in at least two massages (one today, one tomorrow) before we go, because J. found a Thai massage place that costs only 30 Euros an hour.
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Korean classes start next week!! Eeee!! The weird thing though was that other than the initial registration confirmation, I'd gotten NO email/notices from them at all. [personal profile] adelagia was like, check the website, duh!!! Which to me is a little nutty. Seriously, you can't email your students some pertinent info like where to go and whether they should buy any textbooks? God, the education system in America... Then [personal profile] adelagia said that since this was community college, she would be happy just to not have Senor Chang as our professor. But you know, NOW I'LL BE DISAPPOINTED!!! That would be so awesome. "Anneyong, CHILDREN!"

Seattle Restaurant Week starts this weekend, and I'm going to try and make it to a few! [personal profile] adelagia and I may do one or two, and I will do a couple with my mom, too -- she looooves RW.

Another ep of Strong Woman Do Bong Soon tonight! Eee!

I'm going to try out some Laura Mercier lip glosses. A coworker of mine uses them and I just LOVE the way they look on her. That said, of course, makeup is super personal and it could look like shit on me. That's why I'm getting a few travel-size ones on eBay, rather than committing to a full tube of one color. My travel-sized Laura Geller gloss (which I still love) is lasting me forever, so really, a small size is really all that's needed. Also, in researching this stuff, it actually reaffirmed my desire to keep going with my Birchbox and Sephora Play subscriptions. High-end makeup/skincare is SO pricey (the cost of a full-size LM gloss is $26), and the sample sizes are really very generous. For the cost of a year's beauty box subscription, I could buy fewer than 5 LM lip glosses! But with the subscriptions I get so much more than just lip gloss, I'm able to use most of what I'm sent, *and* I get the fun element of getting a box of surprises to try out each month. I'm going to cancel the Ipsy subscription, though. I'm generally less impressed with their products/samples, and I definitely don't need three beauty box subscriptions. I should probably also give up either Birchbox or Sephora Play, but I love them both too much right now.

I have gotten sucked back into Groupons because of their irresistible deals to their users who haven't used them in awhile. :)) Luckily, I'm not interested in looking for random deals without those special codes and what not that turns a deal into a steal, so hopefully I won't run into the issue I ran into a number of years back, where I was buying anything that looked remotely interesting, just because it was a good deal!
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Yesterday, my treasure trove of soaps arrived. I put them all away into my bathroom and now my bathroom smells GLORIOUS. The plain goat milk (unscented) and heirloom rose both seem like nice soaps, but it's the honeyed grapefruit that I just want to inhale over and over again. I have no flippin idea why that scent appeals to me so much... I feel like those wasps from the time [personal profile] adelagia, [personal profile] slitherhither and I went to Bongos for lunch. When I smell it I'm just drawn to it, I can't stay away, even to my own potential detriment. Someone could lead me down a dark alley if they just dangled this scent in front of me.

Anyway... THE TREASURE!

Beekman 1802 soaps

I have also developed an interest in soapmaking. Ironic, since I just bought a bunch of soap so it's kind of the last thing I need, but I'm intrigued. I'm in the process of putting together a list of all the things I'll need for this venture. The most costly part is going to be the soap molds.

Today was an unexpected day in terms of eating. I played hooky from work a bit and went with [personal profile] adelagia to hit downtown Seattle. What? I needed to go pick up my leaf lard!

But first there was eating. )

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