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About inkdarkmoon

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 05/12/1976


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    amber ~ sandalwood ~ oud ~ nag champa ~ myrrh ~ vanilla ~vetiver

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  1. inkdarkmoon

    Red Moon 2007

    ... Our blend for this Moon mixes traditional lunar oils with the warmth of amber, red musk, and heliotrope, the russet haze of dragon's blood resin, sunflower, and crushed orange peel, with a dusting of summertime herbs: chamomile, rue, elder flower and marigold. Ok, so...when first applied this smells a bit like Dana O'Shee + oranges: sweet, custard-y citrus-y incense. Almost too rich for a few moments. When it dries it lightens up a bit - not so much oranges anymore as orange blossoms, a light musky floral sweetness, and a bit powdery as well. Very faint. Probably won't last the day. Definitely not at all what I thought it would be, but still very pretty while it lasts.
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    The Tube of Boobs

    OH THANK GOD. I confess to the shame as well. It was Natasha who pulled me back in, I love listening to her broken english as she makes russian vodka lemonade from the lemons that the panel tosses her every week. "You were worse than Ann in Season 3!" "Ann? Zank you! She was so beeeautifool!" Ugly Betty is the show I watch and I can't ever find fault with, always makes me laugh and feel good....but somehow I never think of it when I am listing my favourites. I love love love Mark and Amanda. LOOOOVE Henry. AND OH MY GOD. Last 5 minutes of Craptica totally make the whole boring season worthwhile. That's all I am going to say! PS I had sort of given up on the animes...but that's more because I don't keep up with it, don't know what is new/good anymore. I will have to check out Princess Tutu. Last think I watched was Fruits Baskets if that gives you any clue to how far behind I am !
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    What a great way to celebrate Spring! The Celebratorial Chopping of the Hair Good luck with the maths!
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    Battlestar Galactica-"The Son Also Rises"

    I am so with you on the Callie hating! Also: I am secretly (well not so secretly, actually) praying that Starbuck is somehow alive, somewhere. I should check the thread to see what the theories are!
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    I think maybe Angela Carter writes adult type faery tales...and I too loved Robin McKinley. 'cept for that last book she did, about the vampires? I thought it was coarse and vulgar and that she was trying to hard to emulate the authors who write the sexsexsexsex vampire stories lately *cough*LaurellKhamilton*cough* That book made me very sad...
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    Yesterday was fine

    Good job on the presentation, Miss Smartypants! I remember that Fly Lady and if I recall she had some good ideas, but I can't ever stick with anything. So I just make The Man do all my cleaning now. Seriously. He is so skeeved by my cleaning methods that he figures if he wants it done right, he will do it himself. HA! My plan worked! When I am being good I pack myself small healthy snacks too: a little baggy with a few raw almonds and some dried apricots and dates, one of those fat free greek yogurts with fresh blueberries, some celery stuffed with low-fat cream cheese & olive spread, little "sandwiches" made with high fiber wasa bread and natural peanut butter, or just a big ol crunchy fuji apple. That sounds like I pack all of those at once, which I totally don't
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    Boxcar Bertha

    Ooooh! A massuese! I personally give wretched massages, I think The Man walks away hurting more than BEFORE I worked on him, if I attempt one. I can't think of a more rewarding occupation, than knowing that with the power of your touch you helped to heal someone...and what better antidote for a sterile, depressing soul-sucking corporate job, where no one is touched by what you do? That is so, so awesome. Best of luck to The Mister!
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    some kntting thoughts....

    Oh honey. I feel your pain Knitting can be SO FRAKKIN expensive. Most of the time I just buy my sweaters now; I know I can get 5 sweaters at the "Pay-Half" boutique for the same price that it would cost me to knit a single sleeve (and trust me, it's really cold here, I NEED the rest of the sweater!) But...play your cards right, look for bargains, close-outs, ebay sellers who probably sell stolen merchandise (hey, I am not in denial, I know it happens! And if I really want the item, then I just live with it). You won't have to sell your house and live in the cardboard box your yarn was shipped in if you are choosy and buy the right stuff at the right time. And I am with you as far as the charging a million bucks for hand-knit goods. After all the time and frustration that goes into knitting something, and the subsequent satisfaction that is felt with the finishing of it...IF you can bring yourself to part with it, there is probably no way anyone could pay enough to make it worth your while!
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    Psychology of Retail Therapy

    You know, I am very glad I read this, for two reasons a.) I am glad I am not the only one who gets so irritate with those "I read one book and now I am an expert" college kids and 2.) I always sort of worried that I might be one of those women who indulged in compulsive "retail therapy" behaviours. But you know what? At the end of the month I CAN pay my rent, I CAN pay ALL of my bills, have money for BPAL and STILL HAVE MONEY LEFT OVER. So...that means I'm ok right? I don't stash...I actually use what I have (and if I don't, I decant a lot and give it away), and trust me, I have never bought 40 scents all at one time! Whew! I'm...ok!
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    Let's have a Crab-In!

    When I first read the title of this post I was picturing a "crab-in" to be like a "lobster bake" (I have a one track mind, all food, all the time)...
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    National Zombie Movie Day.

    Kids are assholes. I was "that kid" too, I have no idea why. The one no one would sit next to, never had a partner in group projects, always got picked last for teams. Actually I guess it is not the same - no one went out of their way to pick on me, it was more like I was invisible. TO this day I am not pick on Valentines Day, I think The Man is a little puzzled by this. He is getting me a subscription to a monster/zombie magazine for V-day, so that is sort of appropriate, right?
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    Change of Fools

    Hee, you reminded me of one of my favourite sites, ever : http://www.kissthisguy.com/ "scuse me while I KISS THIS GUY". HEH. HEH. For some reason I find mis-heard lyrics hilarious. Hopeful for your man's sitch is pretty supportive as far as I am concerned. Hope and a cheery attitude and positive thinking are probably crucial from a mate, especially if they can't muster it for themselves. I mean other than that, what else can you do? Tonight I plan on self medicating with a nice optimistic horror movie, myself.
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    Random thought.

    I agree with you 100%. It drive me up a wall when someone says something that could have SHOULD HAVE been better off left unsaid. And then they'll usually say "well I'm just blunt and honest, people appreciate that". No, you're a BITCH, and that is totally different. You can be honest and diplomatic, or even better if you haven't got anything nice to say then just shut your freakin mouth. Can you tell how much this topic enrages me? I cannot even articulate when I start to thinking about it! Anyway, if you couldn't tell, I think you are right
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    A quick question, if you have time...

    I have always sort of believed in reincarnation...I don't know about anyone else, but I am CERTAIN that I knew my sisters in a past life. I don't know who or what I was, probably someone mousy. The thing that has concreted it for me is what I am uncovering in my Tarot studies, I am using Mary Greer's workbook and in doing so I've found out that my "soul card" is The Emperor and I've worked that out to have something to do with father figure issues. And you know what? I honestly don't think this is the first time - or lifetime - that I have had these issues. I seriously got chills when I realised that!
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    I'm getting married!

    Wow! Amazing! Lucky girl Congrats to you!