Monday, October 25, 2010

Snuggling Suggestions

After five weeks of zero precipitation--not even a good fog, for crying out loud--a freaking tornado roared through my old neighborhood! Thank God we moved when we did! First off, this is not tornado country. It is hurricane, tropical storm, mosquito, and heatwave territory, but I don't think we've ever had a full-fledged tornado, that I can recall. Heck, I only remember one, maybe two tornado drills in school. Luckily, the area I live in now just had a bad storm. My tombstones are soggy, my cobwebs are ruined, and my shoe rack imploded (unrelated, but annoying and notably coincidental), but we're all okay.

Still in all, I'm a little shaken up. I think I might just stay in tonight, curl up on the couch with Thomas, watch some TV and recover. And put together my shoe rack. With duct tape. And Gorilla Glue.

Speaking of TV...Rachel Ray is going 3D. I'm afraid.

I kid you not. RR's Halloween episode will be televised in 3D on Friday, and glasses are available in the current TV Guide. The program will be viewable on 2D and 3D TV sets, through a special process from a company called 3-D Vision. Actually, this will be 3-D Vision's first run-through with a commerical program, so it should be interesting to see how it turns out. For more information, read this article. The company's website is still under construction.

If Rachel Ray isn't scary enough for you, ScreenCrave came up with a pretty good list of Ten Great Films for a Horror Movie Marathon. It's perfect for Fall's cuddling weather. If you don't feel like reading the article, here are their picks:

Night of the Living Dead (original)
Let the Right One In
The Fly
The Thing
Jacob's Ladder
The Host
The Vanishing (original)
The Exorcist
The Shining
Halloween (original)

Might I add:
The Fog (original): It's up to a late-night radio DJ to save her sleepy town from the Flying Dutchman. More or less, anyway. Ghost ships, townies, and 70s easy listening...can't go wrong.

Dance of the Dead: Goofy horror-comedy. Night of the Living Dead meets American Pie.

Shaun of the Dead: Even goofier horror-comedy. Slacker Shaun has to save his ex-girl from brain-eating hordes in this brilliant take on the zombie genre. Watch it, then go buy Hot Fuzz. Don't rent. Just buy it.

My Bloody Valentine (remake!): Supernatural fans, it's DEAN!!!! For everyone else, hunky Jensen Ackles tries to unravel the mystery behind a pick-axe wielding serial killer. Jamie King is excellent as his scream queen high school sweetheart. Please note: this is WORLDS better than the lackluster original.

Dracula (Frank Langella version): With the exception of one ridiculously psychadelic love scene, this is a surprisingly good version of the vampire tale. Yes, the names are horribly mixed up, and Drac has some seriously blown-dry hair, but Mr. Langella practically melts the screen with seductive charm.

And speaking of seductive's time for the magic bag o' samples!

Today's sample is Benefit's So Hooked On Carmella fragrance. $36, Sephora. According to Sephora:
So Hooked on Carmella is a floral vanilla that's exquisitely feminine. Notes: Lemon, Grapefruit, Rhubarb, Cyclamen, Peony, Tiare Flower, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Amber
This is gorgeous for Fall. The base scent is vanilla, but it's really more like a burnt caramel--a creme brulee, if you will. Ignore the lemon, grapefruit...well, pretty much the whole rest of the list, until you get to Sandalwood and Amber. Those are there to give the scent an earthy, sweet, sexy vibe. The rest are barely, if at all, present.

This scent is like snuggling under a fuzzy blanket. It just smells like Fall. I put it on, and immediately flashed on cookies, crunchy leaves, and bonfires. I highly recommend this if you're looking for something new for the season.

1 comment:

  1. ooh, yum. that fragrance sounds divine. and i'm glad y'all are ok!


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