Names I Shouldn’t Name Babies

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I guess I just need more cats…

I have a long list (Okay, if I’m being brutally honest here I have Excel spreadsheets) of my favorite baby names, because onomastics and naming has been one of my obscure interests since middle school.
Collecting names that long, you end up with some pretty odd favorites. So I thought I would post a list of names even I would hesitate to saddle a child with (a lot of the names I enjoy would I think set off red flags for others- Edwidge, Ludovica, Odysseo, Faisal- and yes, I did choose those names because they’re some of the hardest to get behind) but this list is for the really out there, or otherwise unacceptable. Continue reading “Names I Shouldn’t Name Babies”

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Lipshtick

As promised yesterday, I’m dutifully returning to give you a rundown of my lipstick collection. A warm thanks goes out to everyone who liked yesterday’s post- it’s nice to receive support, especially when talking about cosmetics, something I’m far from an expert about.  But we all have faces, right? And I enjoyed talking about what I like doing with mine, so I decided to come back to it today (rather than talking about the books I have lined up or giving Disney Princes academic grades- both posts I have floating around toward the top of my mind).

I’m not super experimental with lip color. In fact, as you may have gathered yesterday I’m not super experimental with my makeup look at all, but I’d like to think I’ve at least some idea of what looks well on me.

Before I go into actual colorful things I want to mention Nivea lip balm.  If some chapped-lipped person sold their soul to the devil to get the perfect lip balm, it would Nivea’s (particularly in the dark blue and light blue colors).  It’s a bit steep (for lip balm) at $3, but very much worthwhile during a New England winter. Or a glaringly sunny summer, because SPF.  I mean, someone (who I’m very grateful to) sold their soul for it so I can definitely manage $3. Worship.
Also, Nivea has an EdT? A powdery lavender floral EdT? I’m intrigued. Continue reading “Lipshtick”