Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday Stealing: Mary's Questions

Time for a little Sunday Stealing (hosted by Bev Sykes)  -- questions stolen from all over the blogosphere. This week's list was stolen from Blue Haired Mary.

1. If you could, where would you max out a credit card?
Well, since I do most of my shopping online now, I suppose it would most likely be Amazon. 
2. Why do you like the music you listen to?
I mostly listen to jazz — it's interesting and relaxing. Sometimes I'll listen to classical music, too; same reasons.
3. What are your favorite colors?
Turquoise, aqua, yellow. Just about any shade of green.
4. Do you collect anything?
Yes. Too many things. Though I'm really not actively collecting anymore. But at one time or another I've collected books, comic books, stamps, cat figurines, dolls, paper dolls, greeting cards, postcards, old photographs, vintage patterns and sewing supplies, Hallmark Christmas ornaments, dishware, vintage Pyrex items, and probably several others things I could think of if I sat here long enough.
5. What's your dream job?
The one I've got right now. It's called retirement.
6. Favorite cosmetics brands:
I don't think I have a favorite at the moment. I have to be very careful about cosmetics because I have a lot of allergies and my skin tends to react to chemicals. 
7. Favorite scents:
If we're talking perfume — again, allergies and asthma mean I have to be careful about wearing scent. I used to love the perfume my aunt wore (Fleurs de Rocaille by Caron), but they've changed the formula over the years and it doesn't smell the same. (Never smelled as good on me as it did on her, either.) For years I wore Arpege by Lanvin, but it smells different now, too. All these new synthetic perfumes smell pretty awful on me. Lately I've been using a little amber oil instead.
8. Favorite flavors:
Again I'm not sure I really have a favorite flavor. But I'm addicted to coffee and chocolate. So....
9. Favorite magazines:
Most of the magazines that I always thought of as favorites have either shut down or changed so much I don't recognize them anymore. But I still read The New Yorker and Vanity Fair (I'm liking VF much more since they decided to go after the Trumpster.)
10. Favorite piece of jewelry:
Except for earrings, I don't wear much jewelry. The hubby gave me a pair of diamond studs a few years back (as an anniversary gift, I believe) and those are my favorites, even though I don't wear them very often.
11. Favorite Holiday:
Halloween. Costumes, candy, scary movies on TV, no cooking required. Definitely the best.
12. Favorite season:
13. Coffee or tea?
It would be hard to give up either one, but I'm very addicted to coffee.
14. Where would you go on vacation if you could go anywhere?
I've still got a few places on my "must see" bucket list — the Grand Canyon, Italy, Wales. Also always wanted to visit the Bahamas. And Egypt, but I'm just not that brave.
15. What kind of geek are you?
A very old one.



  1. They may not have changed the formulas for the perfumes. I read once that perfumes react to our bodies' chemical makeup and that can change at different times like puberty and menopause, pregnancy, etc. I know the perfumes I used to love when I was younger don't seem to smell the same on me now.

    1. Yes, body chemistry definitely affects the way scent smells. And my body chemistry has changed over the years. But so many of the perfumes I used to love are now made with synthetic ingredients - I guess it's less expensive than natural ones. And they just don't seem the same. Of course, I'm saying that about more and more things these days!

  2. As far as Aunt Linnie's perfume goes, they re-designed it to appeal to American audiences more. I think they should have asked the American audiences before they started tinkering with it. Allen bought me some in France -- not the same. I bought you the stuff here at Parfumelle and they promised me it was the original -- it wasn't. I guess they never heard "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". I think there is concern over the toxicity of perfumes. I wonder how many people have died from wearing perfume? Sheesh!

    1. I've never found a perfume that smells as wonderful on me as that one did on Linnie. And yes, I agree about that "American audience" stuff -- why would that be different? I'm not sure about people dying from wearing perfume, but I know some of these new perfumes make the wearer smell like they've already expired!


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