So, a couple of weeks ago I went to visit my eldest daughter in Georgia.  And then, leaving son-in-law and grandson home, we went to a OneRepulic concert.  I am delighted to say that they sound just as good (perhaps even better?) live than their recordings.  But wow!  Has concert etiquette changed since the last time time I attended a concert (which was apparently in the Dark Ages of the 90s when this same daughter and I went to see Pink Floyd).  Why, oh why, would you go to a concert only to arrive drunk?  Why is smoking OK – and even if it is OK why is it acceptable to flick your cigarette butt off into the crowd?  And what is with standing through the entire thing?  I think that will probably be the last live concert I attend.

Anyway, the music was great.

Sunday, Sunday

Another weekend gone. It’s either the first or last day of the week – depending on your point of view. For me, it’s the last. Monday is my first day of the week – and it’s back to work.

Made 2 batches of soap today — both restocks. Storm and Green Tea. However, I am not at all happy with the way the green tea color looks so I may be remaking that one this week. I am looking forward to making Old Rose – which sold out oh, so fast! I’m going to make a larger batch this time, if I have enough rose buds for the top. But my daughter is coming to visit and she’s bringing me a new supply, so I may wait until after they leave for Old Rose.

New and old fragrances (both essential oils and fragrance oils) have been ordered. Doubt if they’ll come this week, but we can remain hopeful. Right?

This is a long week at work (we work 9 hour days with one week a Friday off and then the next Friday is an 8 hour day, making up the standard US 80 hour every two weeks). I was off this past Friday so this one is a working one. Rats.

Can you believe August is nearly over? I certainly cannot. Where does the time go??

And I’m off to get ready for tomorrow, leaving you with “Little Wing”…

Musical Monday – The Beatles and NIN

Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes. And, just like people, some of the results I like, some I don’t, and others I just don’t “get”.

A few months ago I found a video on Youtube where some creative person had combined Sting’s every breath you take with Snow Patrol’s chasing cars. I thought it was fantastic.

Well, someone else has been creative. They’ve taken The Beatles come together and combined it with Nine Inch Nail’s closer. I think it is incredible, and I’ve been enjoying the heck out of the video for several days.

Now, if you don’t know NIN (nine inch nails) I think they of them as an “industrial” band. I like their sound (beat). But if you haven’t been exposed to them, you might want to skip this video – especially if there are tender ears in the area. It’s, as they label tunes now, explicit…