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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Random thoughts on a Tuesday

This morning, my Target cashier was a woman who sounded exactly like Paul Lynde. Imagine the giggle I stifled when she asked,"Would you like your tea bagged?"


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I'm signed up to make two dozen cookies for The Pea's pre-school Hanukkah party Thursday. I'm kinda jazzed about it, and they will undoubtedly look this good.

I know I'm tardy to the party with this one, but I finally picked up a bottle of Tom Ford's "Black Orchid" over the weekend (Debi held a gun to my head). Damn, if I don't smell delicious.

If this is the front cover of your interior design book, I'm not gonna buy it. Even if every single photo inside is exquisite, I'm not going to have this horror staring up at me from the coffee table.

19 comments:

Anita Davis said...

ha! paul lynde - i haven't thought about him in forever!!
tell me how you smell, darling. how would you describe "black orchid"?

Raina Cox said...

Its notes are listed as "Black Truffle, Bergamot, Honeysuckle, Gardenia, Black Orchid, Black Pepper, Lotus Wood, Noir Gourmand Accord, Vanilla Tears [???], Patchouli, Balsam, Sandalwood."

Teri said...

I believe that book cover is what nightmares are made of.

I must go and sniff the perfume- it smells lovely. I didn't realize that vanilla cried. Is it shown that book cover?

Raina Cox said...

Teri - For clarification, I bought "Black Orchid Voile de Fleur" which is a flanker for "Black Orchid." I'll be picking up the original next paycheck. They're that good.

Robin said...

Never mind the coffee table, what a nightmare to live in that room! Is that where the bad children are forced to go when they need a time out?

PS the perfume sounds delicious, I will have to check it out next time I'm in Nordstrom

Alison said...

that book cover looks like someone just said "I Don't Know" on "You Can't Say That on Television."



I'm old.

House of Slappy said...

Ummm, Black Orchid is one of my faves and I wear it all the time! I like to call it 'sex in a bottle'...and if I were standing next to Tom Ford I would have no qualms attacking him to see what he smells like. Did I just say that out loud?

Raina Cox said...

HOS - I would attack him for other (more lascivious) reasons).

sherri said...

I'd attack Paul Lynde.That scent sounds divine, will check it out. and that book cover is beyond hideous. good luck with the hanukkah cookies!

David said...

Ladies, you're going to have to go through Richard Buckley (who I have no doubt either of you could take) and me first...

Karena said...

Raina,
Oooh, Black Orchid sounds like a delicious scent and your cookies are amazing!!

Cristin said...

Now I wanna sniff you.

That magazine made my eyes bleed. thanks.

erin@designcrisis said...

Hee, I've had the house that the cover belongs to bookmarked forever. It is CRAZY, and I keep meaning to post it, but then... I just can't bring myself to do it.

wv: glasms - what you get when staring at that picture.

lucitebox said...

I'll take Paul Lynde to block that heinous book cover.

I want to smell that perfume and how. It sounds like the kind of concoction I'd like.

karly said...

tardy to the party is totally my favorite song, thanks for the awesome reference! I see you're easing back into life stateside quite well

nkp said...

Ha, Tardy to the Party! Are you a fan, R.? You know she lives only a few miles from me. Actually, most of them do. Not that there's anything "real" about them in the first place, but they certainly have nothing to do with Atlanta if based merely on zip code alone.

Anyhoo, perfect timing, I'm down to my last spritz of perfume and have been wanting to try a new scent. This sounds delish!

Carmen H said...

funny but i worked in that same gallery ,shown livingroom on the design cover is upstairs. it's more interesting in person....

Raina Cox said...

Hello Carmen H and welcome to this deliciousness!

Designers' Brew said...

The photo is horrifying but the title also makes me stabby... I HATE shit like that. As if the rest of us aren't living right if we're not going it glamorously and expensively.