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Sep. 24th, 2017 05:35 pm
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In today's AG conspiracy theory world, it's been thought that perhaps the items excluded from the big BF buy 1, get 1 halfsies sale are on the way out. Because I love you all so much and because I am a curious sort, I went through all the BF pages, excluding Nanea because she's excluded from the sale and also the theory because duh, and wrote down what's not included. I will admit that if it was a girl sized item, I didn't bother to note it because that's not my area and to my knowledge none of you are in the market for that stuff either.

We are left with:
Addy's School Outfit
Addy's Lunch Pail
Josefina's Heirlooms
Julie's Roller Skates
Kit's School Lunch
Julie's School Lunch (both lunches are on the clearance price side though)
Rebecca's Movie Dress
Rebecca's Director Set (also think it's clearance priced)
Sam's Bicycling Outfit

I can't say I'm surprised by any of these. I think all of them have been mentioned as being on the To Go list for a bit, or fall under the umbrella of the doll being archived/cubed/whatever. Sam's bicycling outfit has been on sale SO much that at this point the only people who don't have it that want it are either new and thus missed the sales or didn't happen to have the money during any of the previous sales.

I do wish AG's site would tell me if I've already ordered something. Sort of like Amazon tells you that you ordered -whatever- on -whenever- and then offers to show you the invoice. Then again, I also wish AG's site didn't suck in general so asking for specialties just seems a bit much. The reason I say this is I don't recall whether I ever ordered Julie's Skates for Ivy. My gmail search isn't turning up anything but that doesn't mean anything since half the time AG sends my confirmation to another email that I don't really use that often and searching that is impossible.

Shifting gears completely, why do drugstore lipsticks almost all seem to have some weird scent? The other night at work I was eyeballing two Rimmel lipsticks that have been calling my name all week and I found my coupons so I caved. But Rimmel's lip stuff smells like roses or chemicals and I'm not normally the type to complain about the scent but holy Jesus, I could not get used to the glosses and their chemical scents. I also could not buy certain lipsticks because that particularly color/line was just jacked up to 11.

So then I wandered down the cos wall and realized most of the lines have a scent or twelve going on. Maybelline has that weird play-doh thing going on for their regular lipsticks, the elixirs smelled like death (nyargh), but I don't really remember what the liquid lipstuff smells like. Not as bad, if memory serves. Revlon used to smell (and taste) like chemical hell, but I don't really recall anyone mentioning that lately. Their balms smell like what they say on the package, the crayons feel minty but I don't recall the scent if they have one. One of their lines smells like mango or peach or something and so I die because I can't stand those scents but the formula is awesome. Woe. L'Oreal smells like old lady died in church. I mean, it's the Rimmel scent dialed up to 137.

Which leaves us Covergirl, where the crayons have a scent and so does the Oh, Sugar! line but I don't recall the regular lipsticks one way or the other. But then again, CG does still have the single most scented foundation in drugstore so they aren't immune to scenting things. :p WnW is probably the only one I don't really remember a scent at all.

So maybe it's less "why do they all smell" and more of a "why do they all smell like things I do not like"... :P


Sep. 21st, 2017 09:20 am
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If you're in the market for Z, Gabby, or Tenney, AG's got a few bundles that are today only. I haven't the money, otherwise Gabby would be coming home. Like now. It's got the two outfits of hers I actually like! Sigh.

I did use my Sephora credit finally and bought some glitter eyeshadow giftset because I'd originally wanted to buy one of the Stila Glitter & Glow things for my birthday but talked myself out of it. (fool!) Now there's a giftset with smaller versions? Um, yes. Please. So hopefully I like that and it comes on time.

Practical Magic is getting a prequel this November. I'm hoping to get stupidly lucky and win a copy on Goodreads but if not, well, I know what I'll be reading for Thanksgiving.

I don't remember what else I was going to say other than I am miffed that the crew is back to work on the place next door. I shall never sleep again. Woe.

Oh, this isn't it but the new BSC graphic novel comes out next week. Dawn and the Impossible Three. It looks like they're squishing it and Hello Mallory! into one book. Poor Mal doesn't even get her own first book.

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Sep. 20th, 2017 09:15 am
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This is going to be short because I'm tired, ever so tiiiiiiiiiiiiiired.

Went to Target yesterday in search of Halloween. I've been hearing how many a Target is fully stocked with their Halloween goodness but ours had a very picked over dollar spot (one lady had her cart parked in front of one section and her second kid throwing shit in another part of it), most of the candy out, a good chunk of the costumes being put out, and a small amount of decor. Sigh. I considered some lights and a wall art sticker thing before deciding I didn't really want any of it so I put it all back. Also, those unicorn/fox/whatever else costume heads are terribly disturbing. The black cat is kind of cute but the unicorn is nightmare fuel.

I didn't realize Target had remodeled so my usual spots have moved and I am displeased. Plus we went later than I like to go when all the homeschool moms have descended with their kids and it's basically Hell On Earth.

Came home and finished reading The Wicked Heart and I'm not sure I have the words. Spoilers sorta? )

AG wise, because I'm too lazy to do two posts: new stuff is showing up at Kohl's. New Wellie PJs and a dress as well some Truly Me shtuff. Costco's got an exclusive set but the reviews have been mixed at best and I gather TRU has some new stuff too, if you've got a store nearby that's doing AG goodies.

And now I sleep.
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Sep. 15th, 2017 09:22 am
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Huh. Can't tell if my headache was a lack of caffeine one or if the meds kicked in. On the one hand, I should probably cut my soda intake. On the other, I have. I'm just not ready to cut it completely. :p

I don't really have anything to say so this is mostly just I'm not dead. I should probably hit the hay soon because they're doing work on the place next door and as near as I can tell, all the work seems to involve finding the place on the wall where my head is and then hammering there for four hours straight.

I think I promised to blather a bit about Nanea's books, didn't I? Well, I've read the non-Journey books for her now and I have a few thoughts.

Spoilers, I suppose. )

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AG: GOTY 2018

Sep. 12th, 2017 12:46 pm
impy: Pretty Little Liars Emily holding a coffee mug, looking super sweet. (PLL: Emily Sweet)
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And apparently I go away for one day and GOTY2018 leaks.

Luciana Vega, people:
Purple streaks ahoy. )

Had to call and get my AG reward certificate. On the plus side, I also got a free shipping code. *eyebrow wiggle* So we'll see what mischief I can get into with that.

The ultimate downside? This morning when I was debating whether or not to go out on my balcony, I noticed a water stain on my ceiling. This is not good. So I emailed both the landlords and have heard nothing back. Which is probably for the best as I am wound up tighter than... I really don't know where I was goin' with that so meh. On the plus side, I did inspect every other ceiling in the house and only that one spot. It is also possible, though not likely, that I simply just never noticed it before. But I doubt it because after Matthew, I let them know about a tree branch that needed to be cut in that area and I feel pretty sure I would have noticed it then.

I liiiiiiiiive

Sep. 12th, 2017 10:29 am
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Remind me the next time a storm comes along and SCE&G is singing their praises about just how prepared they are for everything to laugh and laugh. Also, Comcast.

To be fair, the power here was back on relatively quickly. Not sure my brother isn't still without power though. But that's skipping ahead.

Where did I leave you yesterday? I believe it was mid-morning and the dog seemed to believe she needed to go outside every five seconds, even if it was just to stand in the rain while I shivered. Around eleven the power started to seriously flicker, so I turned the computer off and then naturally things stabilized. I turned on the tv and wound up falling down the Criminal Minds rabbit hole for an hour and was just about to start another when we got one of those annoyingly loud emergency weather bulletins. This one was for a tornado warning and guys, if I've never mentioned it before, let me say it now: tornadoes are on my short list of things that make me panicky. So I switched to the weather channel and it was doing... I dunno. I switched to Live5 because I guess I keep expecting the ghost of Charlie Hall to make them less weather porn and more reliable. Also, anyone else live in an area where one channel has basically had the same news anchors since their childhood? Just me? Okay then.

Anyway, for a good two minutes you couldn't hear or read anything because the freakin' warnings were drowning each other out. Helpful. Not. I woke Mums up because I'd rather she was awake already if things went to shit really quickly. And then I watched and wondered at the stupidity on display. This is a tangent so we'll put it here on its own:

They had a camera downtown on the Battery and Bill Walsh was making a huge deal about how unsafe the area was. Honestly, it kind of went without saying since you could see the waves coming up over the wall and splashing over into the street where a car was quickly being submerged. Naturally there were idiots out walking in the street or along the wall as the water raged. Our weatherman kept predicting the person walking along the Battery itself would be washed away and of course the guy was fine because of course he was. None of this is really worth mentioning except that BW kept getting upset because they'd had a crew out there but pulled them back because it was "too dangerous." He repeated this at least three times and so I assumed that the footage we were seeing was because someone had left a camera sort of like the ones they use for traffic or the Folly Pier or something.
Yeah, no. Eventually the crew they had out there comes on camera and starts 'reporting' when a rescue worker has to wade out into the street to rescue a couple of people who might or might not have been the dumbasses we'd just seen wading down the street. The only person who fell on their ass? The rescue worker. I turned the station when they started interviewing the dumbasses on the street while still trying to pretend that they cared about anyone's safety. Send. Those. Asses. Home. Or to a shelter if they're the ones who live in the homes shown (doubtful as uh, those places are pricey).

Tornado warning went away and I calmed down a bit and Mums and I watched for a bit longer and then the power started to flicker again. And went out. This was around 1:30, btw. I don't remember why I noticed this, but I did. I think it's because I went up to get my flashlight and my phone to call SCE&G and noticed the time then. *shrug*

The rain was coming down like crazy at this point. I peeked out the front door occasionally and you could see it coming down in sheets. The patio nextdoor was flooded and the parking lot was pretty much under an inch or so of water everywhere, though obviously more in the middle (where it dips) and at the end where the storm drains and things are. The street was underwater by this point due to the tides and rain. Mums and I looked at one of my magazines and then she fell asleep while I read Nanea's second book. (We'll talk about that at another time.) When I was done with that, I was really tired so when Mums stirred, I asked if she wanted me to leave my flashlight or take it with me. The inside of our place is pretty dark, especially on days when it's already really dark outside, so even with the backdoor shutters open, it was still really dark.

Took my flashlight and went upstairs, hopeful that maybe the power would be back soon. I dozed for about ten minutes when the dog let out her song of I must go out and I must go out NOWWWWWWWWWW. So I suited up and Mom hooked her up and out we went and immediately we were drenched. Like the dog was outside while I was still inside and she was immediately soaking wet. She actually seemed to be considering saying fuckit, I'm going back in but I guess the call of nature was too great for her. So out we went.

I'm not sure which is scarier- not being able to see what the wind and rain are doing but hearing things and fearing the worst, or being able to see the trees sway back and forth and actually see the gusts of wind as they try to knock you off your ass. Luckily I didn't really have time to dwell on this as the dog had other issues to deal with. Which we did. This is how I learned that the street was definitely completely under water, btw. As was the parking lot. She didn't seem to mind when I dragged her home, though if the wind hadn't been scaring me, I might've seriously considered grabbing the Dawn, sudsing her up, and letting the storm wash her. We were that soaked at that point and neither of us was thrilled.

Mums found me a towel and I found the dog one and we dried off. I tried to sleep but my room doesn't have a window: it has sliding glass doors. That show me the trees dancing. I... was not soothed by this sight. But I didn't want to close the drapes because it was my light source. Eventually I decided the cat would let me know if anything happened. This was around 4:30, I think. Tried to call SCE&G again but their line was busy. I snickered to myself and eventually I dozed only to wake up to cramps from hell. Yay. Went back to sleep and woke up again, but not sure what woke me. Then I realized it was the fact that we'd obviously had and lost power again. Also, it was quiet. No wind, no rain. Huh. So I got up and checked my phone which told me that hey, I'd missed a call. SCE&G had called to say hey, you have power. Guys, we had power for less than five minutes. I really don't even think it was that long.

Also, it was strange to realize in the two minutes it took me to check my phone, we went from minimal but still there light to pitch black. Creepy. This was around 8pm, for those playing along at home. Mums and I had dinner and I took the dog out and that's when I realized the universe was fucking with me. See, Mums had taken the dog out a few times during the day but every time she did, it was during a lull and either not raining at all or just drizzling. When I took the dog out, the wind and rain kicked back into gear. To be fair, it was just drizzling this time. But the dog was not interested in doing anything but standing and trying to get me to swim across the street so she could go to the pond. Uh, no. The power clicked back on while we were out and you could hear everyone celebrate, but when I looked back down at the dog I realized that things had gotten darker. It was a literal blink and it went out moment.

Dragged the dog back because the storm seemed to be kicking back up a notch. I think the power came back for good *knock on wood* around 9:30, so it wasn't out too long. Alas, my internet is still very much out. As is the tv.

Before going to sleep, Mums and I checked on the kittens and I called work to see if they were open. Turns out they don't just give the "sorry, we are closed" speech until you try and reach a department. Huh. Wonder if they were closed Sunday as well. Checked in with my brother who was without power and whose car apparently got hit by a tree limb. Fell asleep.

This morning, my walk showed me that the pond apparently rose til it was halfway to the street (so well over the usual banks) and a few smaller trees had fallen over. I'm about to go see if I can get a better look at whatever fell down to our left. Wish me luck.

Annnd we're back. Turns out that it was just a bunch of small and medium limbs and a slightly flattened (due to all the water, I presume) bush. So that's good. Wandered around back and was once more reminded why I hate going back there after it rains. The mud looks disgusting. Ick. Also, even if it doesn't rain for a week, it'll be wet back there for at least six more days.

Work is still playing the 'we're closed' message. Wonder if they actually are or if it's just the phone system is shot. Mums isn't being helpful with the voicemail password so no idea if work has left a message on the home phone. I hate that when I get an idea in my head, it'll bother me until I see it through. Now I'm all MUST CHECK MESSAGES NOW. I guess the dog and I have that in common. :P

Comcast is back, checked messages and not a peep from work who, at last check, is still playing the closed message. Peeked at FB and the news and it appears they 'closed' the bridges yesterday, shortly after we lost power. By closed I mean put them at threat level red or some such nonsense. Just... close the damn bridges like you used to. Without that, stores and shit stay open because, and I quote, "It's not like the bridges are closed." No one from work on my FB list has said anything one way or the other so I dunno what's going on.

Let's see. What else have I learned through my skip through the news? The Folly Boat (I'm sure I've shared the wonder that is the Folly Boat) was thought lost and then saved. There are a few reports of the 'rescue' I mentioned above. Yes, it was the same two jackasses on film earlier who had to be rescued. Asshats.

Monday update

Sep. 11th, 2017 08:02 am
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It started raining last night around seven-ish, and this morning it's ramped up from drizzle to full on giant raindrops being hurled through the air like water balloons. I know this because the dog has been out at least four times since I got up around 4:30. That number seems low. Maybe it's been five times...

It's chilly and dark and windy and wet. I neglected to make sure my hoodie was washed so that's going through the dryer now.

Hoodie dried so the next time the dog dragged me out I stayed relatively dry. The hoodie did not. The street is starting to flood and the pond is pretty close to max capacity. The dog is also not shutting the fuck up so the headache I thought I ditched is now coming back full force.

Dog. You are very small and the winds are very big. You do not want to spend the whole damn day outside. I do not want to spend the whole day outside. I do not trust the branches and limbs to not fall and smack me in the face. I mean, the last hurricane I did really well until I slid on the walkway after a walk with the dog and screwed my knee, ankle, and toe up... and I had days off of work after that to recover. That is not the case this time.

This has been your mid-morning update.

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