*Currently Listening: Friend Like Me from the Aladdin Soundtrack
I used to be a highly stressed individual, but not SO much anymore. (Please do not confuse stress with snark. You can pry the snark from my cold, dead hands.) I've turned into the person that tells others to "calm the f#(K down." Well, until today...when I was one the phone with CVS Caremark trying to get some things settled with some of my prescriptions.
There are a few things you should know: 1) This was the THIRD phone call about this, and the first one I made...because 2) I'm not allowed to general make phone calls about this. These are simple problems that can be fixed easily, and my patience diminishes very quickly I, and generally end up yelling at some unsuspecting soul. (Yes. I realize this is horrible behavior.)
Today I did not yet, but this little gem came out of my mouth, "I mean, I don't HAVE a thyroid. So this medicine is you know, keeping me ALIVE.... And I don't see myself spontaneously growing a thyroid or magically become un-allergic to generic Synthroid...well...EVER. Is a yearly note saying this really necessary?"
Hopefully they get the message. We've tried nice. We've tried stern. We've tried wonky humor.
Handing up I thought, I need a to spritz one something to CALM THE F DOWN! I generally go for two notes when I'm stressed: mint and tea. They're soothing and remind me of zero stress times from my childhood. Normally it would be Bath and Body Works White Tea and Ginger Body Splash. It's my favorite B&BW scent...EVER. Since Moving to Boston, I can remember going through at least 5 bottles of the spray. Once always lives in the refrigerator, but today I went for Olivier Durbano's Jade; one of my current "must get a full bottle obsessions."
I plan on doing a full review of Jade next week, but for now - I'll just let you salivate over the note list via luckyscent.com: green tea, star anise, mint, cardamom, iris, jasmine, Chinese cinnamon, amber, patchouli, vetiver, moss, musk, immortale, mathé.
It's doing it's job, because I'm back to my wonderfully snarky self!
So I ask you, dear readers: What notes or particular 'fumes help you "calm the f#(k down"?
*Currently Listening: The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens
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