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I am in awe of this, and I haven't even read it yet.

Seen in rocalisa's journal:

Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon by Donna Andrews

Cover Blurb:

Poor Meg Langslow. She’s blessed in so many ways. Michael, her boyfriend, is a handsome, delightful heartthrob who adores her. She’s a successful blacksmith, known for her artistic wrought-iron creations. But somehow Meg’s road to contentment is more rutted and filled with potholes than seems fair.

There are Michael’s and Meg’s doting but demanding mothers, for a start. And then there’s the fruitless hunt for a place big enough for the couple to live together. And a succession of crises brought on by the well-meaning but utterly wacky demands of her friends and family. Demands that Meg has a hard time refusing---which is why she’s tending the switchboard of Mutant Wizards, where her brother’s computer games are created, and handling all the office management problems that no one else bothers with. For companionship, besides a crew of eccentric techies, she has a buzzard with one wing---who she must feed frozen mice thawed in the office microwave---and Michael’s mother’s nightmare dog. Not to mention the psychotherapists who refuse to give up their lease on half of the office space, and whose conflicting therapies cause continuing dissension. This is not what Meg had in mind when she agreed to help her brother move his staff to new offices.

In fact, the atmosphere is so consistently loony that the office mail cart makes several passes through the reception room, with the office practical joker lying on top of it pretending to be dead, before Meg realizes that he’s become the victim of someone who wasn’t joking at all. He’s been murdered for real.

Current Mood: enthralledenthralled

I decided that it was finally time to go visit Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and check out their oil scents. I bought six samples from the Illyria (Shakespear-sinpired) collection. They are:

Lady Macbeth

I decided, since these are samples, that I would try a couple of scents I wasn't sure I would like, to be adventurous. I'll be curious to see which ones actually do appeal to me.

I look forward to trying out some of the other collections later on down the road.

Current Mood: curiouscurious
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