It’s Me, Really, Not You—

Honestly.

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At this moment, friends and people who know me are all nodding vigorously— YUP!—if not jumping up + down (the type to do that kind of thing—not you, Landon), in agreement 〜

H O W E V E R , I think it’s a nice reminder for everyone. I do get kinda ramped w/enthusiasm—where maybe three to 15 things fight to get out of my mouth (same thing w/writing, hate that)—and I have learned to take a breath + let nature (?) sort it out. Once I’ve let them go, I’m really relieved to find that the few good ideas/thoughts have stayed. At least I’m choosing to trust that they rose to the top. [I've done a few experiments now that give me enough evidence.]

It’s all pretty new/fresh though, so have to keep practicing it, + reminding myself.

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!
☆彡 ♥︎☆彡 ☆彡 ♥︎☆彡 ♡♥︎

Funniest Bag In The Country

By Emily McDowell.
I think she’s from SF.

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I found this on EmilyMcDowellDraws shop on etsy.com, but I’ve seen her stuff (drawn to it like a moth to a ..) at some SF shops—in the flesh! Seems she also has website: emilymcdowell.com Have to go check it out!!

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(There’s MUCH more! I want to post more!!! but I’ve got stuff 👎 to do. . . ) Later, folks♡

Innocent/Stupid?Minimal/Naïve?

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I often think about this—but it only comes up when I actually look at prices of things—(which oftentimes, while skimming for things that catch my eye, I don’t).
Just look at the beautiful simplicity of these:

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IMG_0671.JPG They’re by Chloé, incidentally —I rarely look at labels either (honest). + maybe that’s why I’m so shocked that these two little totes happen to be $1250 (black) + $1990!

The tote bags I was admiring only minutes earlier with equal enthusiasm—I happened to see the price in my peripherals—were only $35.

There’s all the intervening complicating + commercial/economic
factors, yes—
But I’m not thinking about that.

I’m talking about—sorry, have to use myself as example, no one else around—liking simple things. So you’re drawn to the simple. Maybe my brain just can’t handle complexity? Perhaps I see more than two lines intersecting + I heartbeat quickens v slightly but uncomfortably…?

But then why does stuff (e.g. clothing, bags, shoes, even homes) start getting really super pricey as you get higher end— high design, fashion/luxury goods? Do ppl pay more to get less (at essence)?

Or am I just complicating something simple w/my small brain? That wasn’t meant to be a “har” but it is. HAR.

ㅣN SㅜAPㅌRFㅌㄷㅜ

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Del Toro flats — ☆E M O J I☆ style!

If you are[see, the numbers say—and I don’t know if I trust numbers, tho’ they *ARE* like I said, “numbers,” which should be inherently trustable—I have quite a few followers (thank u!) but I don’t really believe it; is it low blog-esteem?]wondering where I’ve been lately, you need not look far ! Just stay right there, on your computer/cell/mobīle (if you’re Britishy) . . . + you can see everything I’ve been doing (probably much more than you’ve ever wanted — but all so COOL + PERFECT) cuzzzz ...

I'M

ON

INSTAGRAM  ! ! !  (@risacake)

it’s *SO* FUN — and def the best times for one who is supposed to be convalescing/healing up...NO, it’s just FUN fOr ALL ! ! !

I’ve been posting left + right the past few wks, can’t get enough, like multiple times per day! !
Details for these beautiful things on my INSTA〜 (as the kids say)

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IMG_0188.JPGIMG_0139-0.JPG (I’ve re-posted these instagram photos here for you . . . NOT because I’m lazy, of course, or cuz I expect you are ー well, of course not!ー  but in an attempt to lure you to my IG feed!  My evil plan, bwahaHAHAhahaha! #evil #laughter)

#noreally
#followme
#instalove #arigato

IMG_0310.JPG Aggie’s mirror selfie! #cute #cutebomb #vainkitty

IMG_0194.JPGMy favorite boots ever. . . that I pretend to own. #acnestudios #costsmyrent

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So for real.  I’m really into it ー IG.
→ And not like before☆, either !!

☆THIS WAS BEFORE:
1) post pic on instagram
2) wonder why people do instagram
3) draw hashtag ?blankkk?
4) forget all about instagram
5) repeat in 8-9 mos.

*・。 .*.• 。・. *・。 .*.• 。・.

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#hay #dk

*・。 .*.• 。・. *・。 .*.• 。・.
☆Follow me for $cash$, prizes, and . . .

★彡Y◎U R
♥︎ W I ㄴDㅌsㅜ
DRㅌAMS !
{ INㅜangIBㄴㅌ } ★彡

Here’s my username:

⭐🌟⭐️RISACAKE🌟⭐️🌟

. • .°・。.*.。*.・.* * .° .*
My insta feed is all *perfect* stuff +
stuff (not all (things) that’s 〜BEAUTIFUL.

IMG_0145-0.JPGCould nail polish remover be any perfect-er?? (From sarastrand.no)

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And I’ve been a little consumed* w/it lately..to the slight neglect (recently) of my ↓banana blog ↓. It’s toooo fun!!! It even got me off my dear old addictive temptress friend Pinterest (— well, v slightly)...

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*obsessed

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Mr. Cumberbatch On My Mind

Well, his words, and those still-frame moments in one’s life when one’s own human frailty is suddenly all too exposed + real.

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It’s especially vivid if you (if you’re like me, a regular person) only know—or imagine—him as the larger-than-life, {+ smarter-than-life}, rather indomitable characters he plays—Khan, Sherlock Holmes . . . 〜

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But Mr. B. Cumberbatch was kidnapped at gunpoint in 2005, I think while on a film project in South Africa, with friends of his. According to the brief account on Wikipedia, he was abducted with two friends by some locals, held overnight, then driven somewhere and set free with no explanation. The experience left a mark, an indelible memory, on him [the person]—

・ .IT MADE ME REALIZE .・

THAT YOU COME INTO THIS WORLD

.・AS YOU LEAVE IT .・

.・ .・ ON YOUR OWN ・ .・ .

IT’S MADE ME WANT TO LIVE .・

.・ A LIFE LESS ORDINARY ・ . ☆

— Benedict Cumberbatch

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Just. So. Indulgent. Or, AGNES!

Is this indulgent or what??!!
B U T ・・・I J U S T HAVE TO →introduce you to the most special creature I’ve ever encountered + who I have the honor of living with—Oooh sorry, I’m a cheez—! (Didn’t you know??)...
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♡ A G G I E ♡

IMG_9213.JPGThis ↑ ↑is her gentle but stern warning (before she starts the mayhem*) that I’ve been on the computer way too long.

*Mayhem may incl. knocking drinks over, walking on keyboard, biting feet, etc.

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The ☆Hype☆ Is Warranted, People!

The Hype is true—about Olo Fragrances. (MAN! I’m on a Pacific NW binge these days, right??) I’m late to the game, as usual with these things, but I’m just popping in here for a min to say that these here [98% natural!—see, I’m already doing an unpaid ad for them. I’ll stop. try to stop!] little parfums are so so soooooo amazingly otherworldly, nearly mystical (even my boyfriend likes Forêt, which smells honestly + truly like you’ve stepped into the freshest pine/cedar glorious forest right after an afternoon rain has cleaned all the leaves. . . B E A U T I F U L. These fragrances are like buying little vials of memory-returns, back to your childhood, to old friendships, to past summer vacations spent w/old best friends you’ve lost touch with, your favorite cousin you hate now that he got married to a mean possessive weirdo (I just made that up—really, swear). . .

Anyway, I gotta go [to an MRI—quel DRAG!!] but I needed to tell you partially why I’ve drifted off — at least mentally— to Neverneverland.

IMG_9699.JPGMy picture-ode —taken w/my iPhone, using #VSCO—to Forêt, which is actually my second after Lightning Paw...(♡)

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But THEN I discovered :
Toji — yuzu / hinoki / hiba wood (mimics Japanese spa– swear it’s addictive!)

Nationale 6/7 — a rose fragrance w/a difference, a purity and clean freshness brought by a top note of LEMON. Apparently the top-seller in SF (Lightning Paw was the top in Portland & NYC—Valens in Canada )

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That’s all for now!!! If I had the money, I’d buy you ALL the sampler set—so you could experience/enjoy/find yer favorites !! I’ll be back to gush some more, no doubt. I just smelled Violet/Leather—hesitant becuz violet is always so headachy + gross in perfumes, but it was TOTALLY different!!! LIGHT! Citrusy green violet—like, young violet! and then–fine Italian shoes! To DIE.
And then don’t get me started about Valens. The description says it’s like “wearing your boyfriend’s old sweater”. Delicious. !! !!!! ♡〜

Have any of you tried OLO FRAGRANCES?☆ I’d love to hear which ones are your favorites, and what memories are stirred by the various fragrances — hopefully mostly good!

I haven’t tried any of the “manly” (manlier — they’re all unisex) fragrances, like Victory Wolf and Erasmus— but I’m dying too. I just am enjoying all the ones I DO HAVE MY HANDS ON: dafne, dark wave, lightning paw, toji, v/l, valens (the sample I have, the tiny vial, broke :( !! And it’s one of my FAVES), black lodge (the bridge+burn fragrance — the only one I’m only medium about), and palo santo (champa flower!!).

This is the first obsession I’ve had in awhile and it’s fun but dangereux! I really have to learn some moderation (general)...

M O R E L A T E R !