Friday, December 19, 2008
Shall we review more perfumes?
The last of my freebie samples is Guerlain's My Insolence. Lets take a moment to discuss the name, shall we? I was pretty sure I already knew the definition of "insolence" (having, you know, TAUGHT SAT VERBAL PREP for years) but I looked it up JUST TO BE SURE my mental dictionary wasn't playing tricks on me. Dictionary.com defines insolence as "contemptuously rude or impertinent behavior or speech". So, yeah. Perfume named: "snotty, simpering little bitch", basically. And, as you might expect, it smells like babies. Sexy!
Thinking "insolence" must OBVIOUSLY mean something entirely different in, say, France? I went a-Googling and found that no, it more or less means the same thing there as well. Then I found Guerlain's own website for the perfume, in which they spell out their imaginary definition which involves things like "panache", "verve" and "spirit".
Boy and I will be getting a sofa next weeky, huzzah! We did have to choose an alternate fabric but, dare I say, I think we like the alternate version a bit better than our prior choice. So SOON people I will be posting pictures of our home-in-progress.
We also just got the DVR we bought ourselves as a joint holiday present. I spent a fun chunk of time programming it from my computer the other day oblivious to the fact that it was emailing boy updates EVERY TIME I set it to record something. 18 emails about season passes to "Bargain Hunt" and "Jon and Kate Plus 8" later, I'm only sort of sure he still wants to marry me.
This weekend is going to be PACKED with parties and dinners with friends (starting as of last night even!) . . . so there shall be LOTS of fun to post about on Monday. Happy weekend!