QotD: Scents & Sensibilities

What's the strongest association you have between a scent and a memory?

I have a bottle of cologne I have not worn in 3.5 years. One of the last times I did use it, I sprayed many shots on the pillow of the woman I drove 1500 miles (both ways) to see. Since then, I have used it a couple times. However, ever time I do, I think about her. The worst was using it on a date. Now, that was a mistake since I had to drive over an hour to the other city where she lived.

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QotD: Dream a little Dream

What's the most recent vivid dream or nightmare that you remember?

Okay, my brother and I were travelling through the woods. This seemed straight out of a fantasy novel. Maybe I was reading George R. R. Martin's A Feast for Crows (right) at the time. I felt nervous. The apprehension was brutal. The person we chased was our mom.

We stopped for the night. I was supposed to take the first watch. Apparently I fell asleep. I woke to something. As I opened my eyes, there she was! She held a knife to my throat. She told me not to move.

I made the mistake of moving. So she slit my throat.

I next recall sitting up in my bed sweating.

Probably its good that I do not normally recall my dreams.

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To lead people, walk beside them …
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.
The next best, the people honor and praise.
The next, the people fear;
and the next, the people hate …
When the best leader's work is done the people say,
"We did it ourselves!"
– Lao-tsu

Found this in an online class on Leadership. Liked it so much I wanted to save it.

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Credit Card Savings

Okay, American Express has a commercial selling their savings accounts. The idea is that one percent of your purchases are put into a high yield savings account. The APR for the card is between 13.99% and 15.99%. So, to place $100 in the account, you would need to spend $10,000. That $10,000 at even the lowest of those interest rates would feel like murder. They do have a grace period of 30 days. However, people who keep from overspending are the kinds of people who are smart enough to seek out the best high yield savings accounts.

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Talon of the Silver Hawk

I have not read any of Feist's work since maybe just after college. Ironically, I did get one of his books in high school and put it down. Prince of the Blood seemed weighted on events completely off my radar. I ended up reading two other trilogies to get the background I needed for Prince.

So, Talon seems of the same caliber. I recall enough of the worldly background to keep me going in this book. However, I kind of wish I didn't need to remember more to truly enjoy this book.

Still, the book flows and has enough good writing to keep me engaged. Guess I better go get books 2 and 3.

Why is it book stores don't often carry all the books in a series? I am not about to order a book from a store and have to go there when I can more easily order it myself for less and have it come to me.

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Battlestar Galactica

Sometimes I miss not having cable or satellite. Have been catching Battlestar Galactica on Sci-Fi at my mom’s. OMG. I rather like it.

Had to get over the female Starbuck and Asian female Boomer. The Pharoh Viper helmets are gone. Also, the hottest female on the show is? A Cylon. WTF?

The plot is rather decently complex and unpredictable. The characters are enjoyable. The special effects are just this side of brutal. For example, when a Cylon ship shot down a Viper with a missile, you could see the body flung from the ship. Didn’t get to see much of that in Star Wars. 😀

Can’t wait to see where this series goes.

Preserved comments:

  • You know I watched the beginning of this then kinda lost interest. I wasn’t in the mood for sci-fi, and usually I am. I hope it pans out though.
    Posted 12/10/2003 4:07 PM by freekycheek
  • I was pleasantly suprised.  My hubby not so much.  He thinks the miniseries is awful.
    Posted 12/10/2003 9:42 PM by anonymous
  • If I was older and really knew the original, then I probably would think this was awful. That would be because I knew the original. ::smile::
    Posted 12/11/2003 10:52 AM by sneezypb
  • I either love or hate SF!  Right now I am so waiting for LOTR-The Return of the King to come out, wheee!  I guess it’s not SF at all, but it’s about as close as I am getting these days, LOL.

    Thanks for the tip regarding Trillian.  Everybody seems to use something different for IM, that one covers them all 

    Have a GREAT Thursday!

    Posted 12/11/2003 10:55 AM by Morganna