I'm writing this early (instead of a book post) because I know the hurricanes are going to take me out all weekend and possible week too. It's been a bit crazy in my house. My Auntie has called numerous times wanting to talk about the Fallwells (Fallwell Family?) and their sex/exhortation/blackmail etc issues. She's a big follower and this seems to have rocked her world in a bad way. I don't know what she wants from me as I'm more interested in if people from Trump's campaign softly blackmailed them for support...which my Auntie is not interested in. She's more on if the sin can be forgiven. I don't know, I'm not Jesus.
Luckily I have more bath bombs to get me through the crisis. And by crisis I mean listening to my Auntie, she's a character.
This is also the reason I'll never be a subscription box insta affiliate whatever person. I'm not a seller. I'm a gossiper. Like, sure, lets talk about bath bombs/make-up/books but only after we talk about the what the Falwell man was doing with his ding-a-ling. It's none of my business but if you're going to denounce other people you might want to wipe the shit off yourself first. Granted, this post is early, so maybe he's repented for my Auntie's worry. He's probably checked himself into a celebrity recovery clinic for some rehabilitation by now.
Right! Bath bombs! Non-sex-adjacent bath bombs. Lavish (who is not affiliated with me or the Fallwells) has a monthly subscription that I get (about $38 per month). There are about six products (sometimes more) that always include a bath bomb and bubble bar per box.
I'm behind on Lavish I believe (by a few months) but that's a quick fix.
I also got news on the Macy's Beauty Box! It will resume in October (ish? September) and the first box back will be the Jo Malone box. There's a wait-list currently (see link above) in order to join. I don't know if you get on the wait-list, you'll get the Jo Malone box or not.
Back to Lavish. This was the May monthly box. Lavish Bath Box is a monthly subscription that features indie bath products. I do the month to month (it's automatic) and it's about 38 USD. They do ship internationally (I'd read the FAQ first to get an idea on shipping prices).
Lavish is also how I find other indie bath companies (usually on Etsy, sometimes their own site) to supplement my bubble bath hobby.
I woke up late today. I just slept through my alarm clock. Never have I been more glad to be working at home because of the pandemic because my little slip up went by unnoticed. Silver linings I guess.
I'm currently filing papers in my office. I guess I went through a stage where I wouldn't toss anything just in case but it's time for some of this stuff to go. I've reorganized my office trying to find a system that works and I think I did find one. It's working out so far, but it's mostly a weekly to-do list and I get to it as I get to it. It's slightly unstructured but it's so when I have a good day I can work a little longer and when I have a bad day I can take off. Then my work won't suffer.
I read this book back in August. I picked it up at the bookstore because it was a mystery set in a new-to-me time period for mysteries. The majority of my murder-mystery books are modern ones, I'm dipping my toe into the more historical settings. This book is also set in England and America.
I'm writing this early because I have to fill out my ballot. I'm early-ish voting but there's a place where I can drive and drop off my ballot direct to the election supervisor. Which I've never had to do...but since the GOP is sabotaging the post office...
I'm mostly trying to stay out of politics but it's not really a secret how I feel. My one friend who voted for Trump has come crawling back trying to get in the friend group and make amends. So far the only people willing to talk to her is me and one other girl...and we're very cautious.
Whatever happens with that relationship will happen. I pretty much know who I'm voting for but I always do research into the candidates. So I'm going to podcast and research! After getting my work done early. Fun times!
I did manage to escape Twitter without seeing Joyce Carol Oates' foot issues. Something things you should maybe only share with your doctor? I
The TikTok/Trump back and forth is mind-numbing. I'm not going to ever be on Tik-Tok for a few reasons. Mostly it's because I have no desire to give the Chinese government any information about me. They can get it the old fashioned way and follow me on Twitter like my FBI guy does (I'm kidding). Also, Facebook was really fun...until everyone else got on it. If Gen Z wants TikTok they can have it without my boring ass on there.
Anyways, Instagram (also owned by EvilCorp...I mean, Facebook) is starting a TikTok rival. This isn't surprising as Zuckerberg's best ideas come from other people. I said what I said.
It's called Reels and I can only hope it replaces the videos that stop and ask if I want to watch IGTV (I do not). My luck probably won't hold.
Potamac is the best though.