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23 August 2005 @ 09:19 am
The weather was so miserable yesterday afternoon that I decided that food shopping wasn't necessary - there was enough stuff in the house to do at least one evening meal without having to set foot outside. In the end I even used a jar of pasta sauce rather than make one from scratch - I was feeling too tired to cook, think I'm fighting off a slight cold, I'm slightly bunged up and rather overtired.

So mostly yesterday I did chores and nothing. I did do a couple of icons for iconartistic as that contest closes tomorrow, but they're a bit bleh. And got side-tracked at the end of the evening trying to make aunt rhyme with haunt. I'm not sure if magid says haunt like I do and makes aunt rhyme with it, or says aunt like I do and makes haunt sound like it ;) The difference between how J and I say aunt is mostly a long/short 'a' difference - I have aunt rhyme with shan't or can't, J has aunt rhyme with pant and be the same as ant.

I'm trying a new track with the eczema on the back of my neck - I've moved my moisturiser to sit next to the computer, and when I catch myself scratching I'm putting moisturiser on instead. We'll see if that help it clear up, coz it's annoying that I can't wear perfume at the moment coz it makes my neck itch. I've pretty much worn perfume everyday for 15 or so years, and for the last six months or thereabouts I've had to stop as the drying effects of putting alcohol on my skin were leaving me with extra itchy red marks on my neck. The moisturiser is perfumed, but somehow I don't associate me-smell with peppermint, so it's a little odd ;)

Today's looking like a nicer day weatherwise, so hopefully that holds up - I'm gonna have to go shopping today, I think.

Ooh, and Ellen made me a new user-pic :)
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magidmagid on August 23rd, 2005 09:22 am (UTC)
And for me, pant, can't, and shan't have the same vowel sound, which is the insect kind of ant, but not an aunt.

(A phone post would be a solution, I suppose, but I haven't yet bothered to figure that out.)
Margaretpling on August 23rd, 2005 10:10 am (UTC)
Re: auntage
Yeah, a phone post would likely be the way to go, but ditto on the not bothering to figure it out yet ;)

Pant has a short a, but for us can't and shan't have ahh sounds, and haunt and gaunt have aww sounds. Interestingly (or not;) ) cannot has a short a, completely unlike can't, which is technically a shortened form of cannot afterall.
contents under pressure / handle with care: design - pencil sharpenergraphxgrrl on August 23rd, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
Buzz buzz!
Voice of the beehive! ;)

Glad you like it.
John: thoughtfuljarel on August 23rd, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Buzz buzz!
Oh! Doh. I'd thought it was because in the past, when she's had too much caffeine, she's been known to wander around buzzing.

But perhaps you didn't know that? ;)
contents under pressure / handle with care: beverage - teagraphxgrrl on August 23rd, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Buzz buzz!

And now we ALL know. ;)
pyc: Lainpyc on August 24th, 2005 09:58 am (UTC)
I've had to stop as the drying effects of putting alcohol on my skin were leaving me with extra itchy red marks on my neck.

I have somewhat sensitive skin myself so had a time where I made my own products (face, bath, scrubs, fragrances, etc.). I used to make a solid perfume which contains no alcohol and there are other perfumes where alcohol is not required (I think it's only there so that the scent lasts on your longer). Whatever ingredients you use, make sure that you're not allergic to them.

I don't have my books with me at the moment, but maybe this link will give you an idea (you'll need to scroll down to get to the perfumes).