May 14, 2008

The Plan For Today

  • Try and get grades straightened out and transcript sent to UofL.
  • Apartment Hunting on Craigslist.
  • Make a sweep through the game stores, Wii Hunting. If none of the 5 stores have one I’m picking up Rock Band for the 360.
  • Play whatever I picked up in the above bullet point.
  • Write another cologne review.
(More) “The Plan For Today”
May 13, 2008

Dear Insomnia

This is bullshit. This has to stop. I just want to go to bed! It’s not all about you, whether you think so or not. I have very important things to do in the morning that extend beyond “sleepin'”. And I realize it’s sudden, changing my mind after a week or 10 days. But I can’t do it anymore. I’ve got too much stuff to do.

zZz…… (More) “Dear Insomnia”

May 10, 2008

Dunhill Pursuit Revisited

My initial review of Dunhill Pursuit reads something like so:

This stuff is great. I got a spray on paper yesterday at Sephora and decided to leave with a 1mL sample spray of the stuff. Wore three sprays, one to the neck, one to the belly, one to the back of the wrist. The four notes that are standing out the most to me are lemon, incense, sandalwood and vetiver. A quick look at the directory confirms three of the four notes are indeed there, and the vetiver note I’m getting could be something else. Initially it’s a bright, orange and sandalwood-laden scent that’s a little too fresh for me. When it dries down, though, you get the most wonderful incense note, deep and smoky, sweet without being cloying. This interacts with the lush sandalwood wonderfully and you get what I find to be a unique incense. Combined with heat from the body you get a marvelous drydown, one of my favorites to date.

Sillage is fair to good, I did get a comment on it at work today. Longevity is good so far as I’m seven and a half hours into wearing it and most of the magic is still there.

What it reminds me of, and the SA agreed, was Terre d’Hermes, only a little stronger, deeper and maybe a bit sweeter in different ways. Where TdH has a note that conjures up images of a mouth-puckering sour lemon, Dunhill Pursuit offers oranges at an incense-smelling church. I like it, I like it more than TdH honestly.

This was the first Dunhill fragrance I’ve tried and I’m impressed thus far.

Now, since then I’ve bought a bottle and given it some more wears.  What I’m encountering is that the incense note that I initially really went for … (More) “Dunhill Pursuit Revisited”

May 9, 2008

Stranger Things Have Happened

Goddamn this dusty room
This hazy afternoon
I’m breathing in this silence
Like never before

This feeling that I get
This one last cigarette
As I lay awake
And wait for you to come through the door

Oh maybe, maybe, maybe
I can share it with you
I behave, I behave, I behave
So I can share it with you

You were not alone
Dear loneliness
You forgot
But I remembered this
Oh stranger, stranger,
Stranger things have happened, I know

I am not alone
Dear loneliness
I forgot
That I remembered this
Oh stranger, stranger,
Stranger things have happened, I know

We’ll dream about somewhere
Our smoke will fill the air
As I lay awake and wait
For you to walk out that door
I can change, I can change, I can change
But who you want me to be
I’m the same, I’m the same, I’m the same
What do you want me to be

You were not alone
Dear loneliness
You forgot
But I remembered this
Oh stranger, stranger,
Stranger things have happened, I know

I am not alone
Dear loneliness
I forgot
That I remembered this
You were not alone
Dear loneliness
You forgot
But I remembered this
Oh stranger, stranger,
Stranger things have happened, I know… (More) “Stranger Things Have Happened”

May 9, 2008

Blog Redesign = :D

I dunno, I’ve got dozens (hundreds?) of things I should be doing. Instead, I chose to make some mostly aesthetic changes to the blog. I know the majority of my readers are Facebookers: LOOK AT MY PRETTY BLOG. It’s pretty, etc. Thanks to Anthony at Antbag.com for the theme, though I may take some creative liberties with it. Added the Last.fm plugin because I know you care about that sort of thing.

I direct that comment to empty space because I’m pretty sure that’s the entirety of my audience.… (More) “Blog Redesign = :D”

May 8, 2008

“Don’t Put That On Your Profile!”

I’ve had about five seconds of a song stuck in my head for the past week. That sucks in itself but I only really had the general gist of the song, as opposed to anything useful in tracking it down, like…lyrics. Yeah, that’d be handy. Finally, I tried to track it down in my head on the drive home and actually did come up with one line, “I look at the cross.” Before you think this is something unlike me (ie, Christian) I’ll say that this is in the bridge of the song, and it’s whispered, I mean the bridge is downright sexy, but there’s distorted guitar throughout most of the song. Turns out that one snippet was enough because Googling it turned up, amidst the Christian refuse, one page that says…

I look at the cross
Then I look away
I give you the gun
Blow me away

That was exactly what it was, all coming back to me now. The song in question is Change (In The House Of Flies) by the Deftones. Way, way too sexy for a track that is essentially metal.

I should mention the reason behind the title of this post is because I changed my facebook profile to reflect the song, so it reads “Daniel looks at the cross, then I look away. I give you the gun…blow me away.” Apparently that’s scary or something. *shrug*

Hi Facebookers. I know you get this via the feed. Sup.… (More) ““Don’t Put That On Your Profile!””

May 7, 2008

Just One More Level, Just One More Level, Just One More Level

So some of you did in fact notice that I’ve dropped off the face of the earth over the past few days. It’s cool guys, I’m back with an old love. That is to say, I’m playing The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion again. I remember playing it on my laptop and clocking about 160 hours on my toon on there, and it was one of the first games I bought for 360. I finally finished the main quest, and finished the Shivering Isles content two days later. My main character, who was a pure warrior, built as a dungeon crawler (look ma, no magic; yes, the game’s perfectly beatable without ever casting a spell) has about 70 hours on him at level 28, and I’m working two new characters, a more or less pure Atronach-signed mage (very difficult in the opening levels, not gonna lie) and an evil toon that was designed to level up quickly and I think I’ll eventually try and build him for endgame (level 30+) dungeons, and try to get enough gear for 101% damage reflection and 100% magic resistance (very possible to get both in one set of gear with a little luck), then stalk the world as an assassin.

Don’t worry about me, I’m fine. :D

Also got my own bottle of Terre d’Hermes yesterday, been wearing it for two days now in an attempt to really understand it. So far I still don’t, but it does smell better than what Hermes sent me in their little sample spray. Couldn’t tell you why.… (More) “Just One More Level, Just One More Level, Just One More Level”

April 29, 2008

Versace Man Eau Fraiche

I have a confession to make. I like women’s perfume. Well, just one. Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue Pour Femme. Of course, they also make a Pour Homme version, but it’s a bunch of crap. The women’s version is definitely unisex, damn whatever their marketing department says.

I was considering buying it. That is, buy a women’s perfume for myself. Thanks to Versace Man Eau Fraiche I won’t have to because it’s the same stuff in a different bottle.

Why am I finding myself commenting on blatant rips as of late? That aside, the stuff really is good as a fresh scent, which I’m normally bored to tears over. It’s clean, slightly fruity with melon, citrus, and berry notes throughout, set on a base of amber and musk. I’d almost say there’s some light woods in there, but if there are it’s not a main part of the composition. That said, those top notes are present throughout, even when you’d rather they go away.

Sillage is good, longevity is fair to good, I get about the standard 6 hours and then it’s faded to something pretty much unrecognizable. Still, if fresh scents are your thing and you want one that’s…*cough* unique, check this one out.… (More) “Versace Man Eau Fraiche”

April 28, 2008

Usher He: *vomit*

Let me say before I go any further that I remain steadfastly neutral with regards to celebrity perfumes. I think equating a complex fragrance with many ingredients to one particular person is pretty much dumb. I own Sean John Unforgivable on the merits of it being an excellent fragrance, and honestly don’t give a damn if it was made for Sean Combs or Sean Connery.

Gratuitously lifting the notes from K over at Now Smell This, Usher He features pineapple, verbena, melon, white pepper, lavender, violet leaf, vetiver, amber wood, black suede, sandalwood, guaiac wood and musk. Upon applying, all I could smell was slightly overripe melon a la Paris Hilton for Men. The drydown was a chemical mess, but I got a little glimmer of where they were trying to take this, and that was to copy Creed Himalaya. Of course, I’m not against this; Unforgivable is virtually identical to Creed Millesime Imperial and I have no problem wearing it (and saving mad bank, to boot). The problem is that they didn’t put the effort into the copy that Sean John did. I get the pepper, and the vetiver/musk duo, but that’s really all that I can pick out, everything else is just a blob of scent.

Color me unimpressed.… (More) “Usher He: *vomit*”