Friday, October 14, 2005


I am honored to have received my very first Tagging from mireille of c'est chic. I have been charged with writing twenty random facts about myself and then tagging 5 other bloggers. Here goes!

1. I rarely wear makeup.
2. I have enough perfume to keep me fragranced for at least 10 years.
3. I own enough books that if I did nothing else but read all day I could read nonstop for at least five years without re-reading a single book.
4. My current obsession is: adopting a dog for our family. Two in the running right now, but #1 on my list is getting a lot of interest, so I could use a lot of good "send Gracie to cjblue" vibes!
5. My middle name is Cara.
6. My daughters are 1/4 British, 1/4 Dutch, 1/8 Russian, 1/8 Austrian, 1/8 German and 1/8 Lakhota.
7. We gave them each a Native American name in addition to their first and middle names.
8. I have been married to an incredible man for 10 years.
9. I am almost 6 feet tall.
10. I do not like herbal tea.
11. I work with my parents.
12. My first dog was named Petrushka.
13. I have two sisters and a brother who are triplets.
14. I have a part time job doing tupperware-like parties where I sell "marital aids" and the like.
15. My two sisters and I have all had a horrible Tom boyfriend. Nobody in my family is allowed to date a Tom any more, and don't cry calling him Thomas; that doesn't work either. With us, the only good Tom is a gay Tom. I have a few wonderful gay Toms in my life.
16. I love tequila.
17. My best friends all live far away from me now.
18. I met my husband while working in a casino in Las Vegas.
19. Arrogance and ignorance drive me crazy.
20. I spent 6 months (October-March) on a boat in the middle of the Bering Sea closer to Siberia than the United States, processing crab.

I tag: Writerchick of YerBeezWax, PFG of Do Not Enter the Tea Room, WinterWheat of Yelling Fire in a Crowded Theater, Trina of My Life My Words My Mindand Atreau of ¬°Ombligo! You all must next post 20 random facts about yourselves and choose 5 other people to do the same. Happy tagging!

Today's fragrance: L'Artisan Safran Troublant. This is the Philtre d'Or from the trio Les Epices de la Passion. Sold as a trio of 15 ml bottles in a red hatbox, the presentation is lovely. But I don't want to have to buy 3 fragrances to get the one I really want. I want this one in a big bottle. All alone. Keep the cute box.

Safran Troublant means Saffron Spell (not troubled or troubling saffron as I first thought). It starts off strong with glorious spice and lovely saffron, like being in an Indian restaurant, but not overpowering. The spice soon mellows to a spicy woodsy vanilla (not foody vanilla) scent. This is somehow completely not what I expected, although now it seems perfect. It's beautiful, warm and comfortable. Perfect for Fall. Unfortunately, it only lasts a couple of hours. I won't be buying three to get one, but I will cherish my decant and wear it well.


Blogger Meegan said...

Send Gracie to cjblue!!

My parents adopted a dog named Gracie in January, and she is the best!

6:15 PM, October 15, 2005  
Blogger cjblue said...

Awww, thanks meegan! Turns out Gracie doesn't like kids (don't know why they can't tell you that up front) so the search continues.

Good search vibes, perhaps? ♥

10:43 PM, October 15, 2005  
Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Good luck in finding a pooch. YOu'll never regret opening your home to a dog.

12:25 PM, October 17, 2005  
Blogger katiedid said...

I don't like herbal tea either. Regular tea I love, but I've decided I will just give up on finding an herbal one I can live with.

"With us, the only good Tom is a gay Tom" Hee! HI-larious.

4:55 PM, October 23, 2005  

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