Jeweled Elf Ear Shinies

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I’m a sucker for elf ears, so when I found this etsy shop a few months ago, I jumped all over it. (She’ll make them in whatever style you want and whatever stones you like. I’ve got moonstones in mine.) Custom elf ears that slide right over your regular ears…that stay put. I have NO idea where the hell I will wear them, but the nice thing is that I *can.* If I wanted to. Maybe I’m wearing them right now. Maybe.… Read more


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Both Lucy and I are running fevers tonight, so I suspect there’s a sick day in it for me tomorrow, or at least a day working from home if she’s not feeling any better. She’s definitely got the worst of it at the moment – my temp is running on the edge of uncomfortable with an side order of headache, but it’s manageable. Of course, it would be more manageable if I could actually take drugs for it, but alas, once I start down the road with aspirin or ibuprofen, my prolotherapy goes down the crapper. Anyway, today was good in other ways, as Ye Ye celebrated his 80th birthday. He actually managed to make it out to the Peking Gourmet Inn (if you live near DC, this is *the* place to go for Peking duck, bar none. There’s a reason the walls are lined with photos of celebrities and… Read more

Crystalline Knowledge of You.

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About two years ago, during my second trip to Vegas, mr myn and I stopped into the Michael Negrin store there. The stuff they sell is really over-the-top  – shirts, dresses, jewelry – all of it done up in lovely vintage/Victorian crystals. Mr myn bought me the pictured necklace, which I’ve worn pretty much every day since then. I’m terribly hard on my jewelry, mind – I sleep in it, shower in it, pretty much never take it off. It’s one of the reasons I don’t wear much and it’s why I’m not interested in it unless it’s a bit on the hardier side. At any rate, last year one of the crystals fell off – but we found it right away and we were able to glue it back on. About two weeks ago I noticed another one had fallen off, but we couldn’t find it anywhere. This sort… Read more