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i discovered the most nostalgic smell on the entire PLANET recently, when i opened a box of 64 count crayolas and took a big whiff. i found myself on aisle three at work, my nostrils shoved between colors, inhaling deeply with tears in my eyes and a giant lump in my throat. wow, that scent just brings back so much, from so many eras of my life. childhood and coloring, of course, my broken and peeled crayons rattling around in a leftover valentines day chocolate heart-shaped box, begging my mother to color with me because she colored so very pretty. when i was a teen, i had a wonderful tiny toons coloring book that i colored in every night, sequestered in my bedroom. i'm still sorry that i lost that coloring book somewhere in my travels around the u.s., though there wasn't many available spaces left to color in. i still have two boxes of 96 count crayolas around here somewhere, methinks. i'm quite certain they were one of the random things that made it with me on my move up here from phoenix. i just need to get some coloring books i like.


caffeine withdrawal is going good, if a bit shakey. the caffeine headache i woke up with today was a bit less than yesterday, and my cup of earl grey tea seemed to make it abate some, in comparison to yesterday where the throbbing existed until about 6 p.m.

so very much i need to accomplish, and so very difficult without gallons of caffeine to jack me up, though it's getting much better. once this ick is over with and i'm accustomed to not having it (i hear it takes two weeks to get out of your system completely?) i shall make another attempt to remove sugar and bread from my diet again. wow, it made me feel like a million bucks last year. i want that million back, thanks.

i love all the horrible horror flicks on with halloween around the corner. makes me really want to check out the hellraiser (hellrazor! ha!) movies again. gross.

just watched the first disc of the first season of teen titans. that raven's one dark chick - i love her that much more now.


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Oct. 29th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
Hello! I have badly understood about what at you in a post...
Has simply decided to greeted))))
Oct. 29th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
no problem, thank you for the greetings! :D
Oct. 29th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
Ой-ой)), I and without the translator have understood the answer!! Еей!!

And who are you??))
Oct. 29th, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
that's how i've been attempting to read my russian friends posts, is via babelfish!

i found you accidentally, by a random friend adding program that takes people off my friends list if they decide to not add me back within an hour of me adding them. thank you for sticking around!
Oct. 29th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
What happened to my Lincoln logs? Oh where did they go?
Mama did you throw them out? Oh I want to know!
What happened to my Lincoln logs? Oh where did they go?
Mama did you throw them out? Yeah I got to know!

I remember on the floor, early morning light.
Building cabins and much more, feeling good and right.


I used to think so clearly then, time didn't pass so fast.
We could learn a lesson now, from some things in the past.


I need them now to help me through, feeling kind of low.
They'll work their magic once again, just like long ago.


Mojo Nixon and Skip Roper - "Lincoln Logs"
Oct. 29th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
i remember mojo nixon! i never got to own lincoln logs, and i'm quite bitter about that. at least in my adult years, i haven't gone out of my way to buy them like i have a bunch of books and movies and video games that i wanted as a youngin but couldn't get because we were too poor!
Oct. 30th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)
Could you explain what the lincoln logs is for a russian in simple words?
Oct. 29th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
Just remembering those crayons makes me get a bit damp-eyed. Thank you.

I need to buy some crayons.
Oct. 29th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
make sure to get at least a 64 pack - i tried with a 24 and didn't get the same result!
Oct. 29th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
Yes! That is a wonderful smell that I don't think I've had ain a while.

I too have lots to do but its not lack of caffenee I think I'm just getting into a state where I don't want to move or speak. Right now looks like my room has just heaved up it's self and at my current rate it will look this way well into november.

Lastly I wanted to say umm.... something, oh yeah before I forget, horah for icon usage :)

Oct. 29th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
thank you for allowing me icon usage!! :D
Oct. 29th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
No problem, anytime :)
Oct. 29th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
I have wonderful coloring memories as well...when I was little, my great-grandma used to babysit for us sometimes and she LOVED coloring, we would always bring over Barbie coloring books just for her. She loved the princess and wedding ones...it was cute.

I think crayons and Play-Doh are the best childhood smells ever. There's some new Play-Doh scented cologne that's supposed to be the hip thing nowadays, but I haven't seen/smelled it. I love the smell of Play-Doh but I don't know that I want to douse it all over my body!
Oct. 29th, 2006 11:00 pm (UTC)
for some reason, whenever i hear about play doh, i always immediately think of the salty taste of it. not that i ate it as a child, though i remember tasting it once or twice!
Oct. 29th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
I love the smell of crayons, too - and I still enjoy coloring! Last time I really had a coloring book was in college when I would sit around in the evening with my girlfriends, coloring and chit-chatting. I colored a picture at Denny's the other night and remembered how relaxing it is.

Time to get myself a coloring book and a box of crayons! Thanks for the reminder!
Oct. 30th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
I just recently bought a coloring book and crayons. Something therapeutic about it, and creative with all the color choices.
May. 4th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
I've been DYING to color recently, but haven't found anything inspiring to buy at the stores I've looked at.

Maybe soon!
Oct. 30th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
Aw man, I know the feeling. Last week I was outside, and my grandfather and I saw some squirrls with nuts. It reminded me of when my cousin and I were little, we decided to give the squirrls a Thanksgiving and so set out a big bowl of nuts. I was so disappointed when not much was taken.
May. 4th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
It never ceases to amaze me just how nostalgia can pounce sometimes!!
Oct. 30th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
i am in the same place with the crayolas.

*sniff* *takes bite* *cries cause time were simpler back then*
May. 4th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
Another one that totally brings back the nostalgia by smell is Play Doh.
Oct. 30th, 2006 08:54 am (UTC)
I wish you the best of luck staying off of caffeine, sugar, bread, and all the other bad stuff
May. 4th, 2009 02:23 am (UTC)
Oh, gaw, me, too. My health and life would be so much better on so many levels if I did!!!
Oct. 30th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
mmmmmm...crayons. That is definitely one of the best smells ever.
May. 4th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
Crayons and Play Doh are the two that totally take me back.

To a lesser degree, when I walk by Elmer's on my way to work some mornings, their breakfasty smells smell JUST like it used to smell when I was in Job Corps outside the mess hall in the morning!
Oct. 30th, 2006 04:22 pm (UTC)
wow... Crayons! I have the urge to go buy a box just so I can sniff them now.

You know what else does that to me? The smell of scotch tape. It always reminds me of Christmas as a child :-)
May. 4th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
!!!! Oh, gaw, yes! I had totally forgotten about it in my yelping about Crayola and Play Doh!!
Oct. 30th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
Yay, Hellraiser!!! I always loved that movie. ^_^ (Of course the sequels got worse and worse, but sequels do that...)
May. 4th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
I really need to see those movies again in all their awfulness!
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