Hello, and Happy Wednesday! June is always a crazy month for me, and this year seems to be no exception, but I thought I’d try to slow down for a few minutes and touch base with my readers.
Now, I know this seems random, but why is that as soon as you find a product you love, they discontinue it? The most notable case was my favorite lipstick ever, L’Oreal’s HIP (High Intensity Pigment) #558, otherwise known as Vivacious. This color is the perfect blend of brown and purple, with a hint of gold, and if anybody out there has a tube of it, I’ll pay top dollar. Seriously.
But the newest incidence of disappearing products just happened today, when I ran to the grocery store to pick up a prescription, some salad ingredients, and some Key Lime Pie sugar cookies.
Yes. You heard me right. These were soft, chewy sugar cookies with Key Lime flavored icing. And they were to die for.
But they are no more.
I actually have exactly two left. Do I eat them now, while they’re still good? Or do I save them, because they’re the last ones? Here they are, awaiting my decision:
I did buy more cookies today, but I had to settle for lemon, which just aren’t nearly as satisfying. Now, I know some of you domestic types are saying, “Make them yourself!” I can probably buy Key Lime icing in the store. And I could just whip up a batch of sugar cookies (which will undoubtedly come out too crispy). But I’m really not a baker. So for now, I’ll just settle for lemon, and check the bakery shelves every time I’m back at the store.
Not that I need more cookies of any kind, to be honest. My ass gets a bit wider ever day.
I spent last weekend at the Crested Butte Writer’s Conference with Brannan Black. Crested Butte is gorgeous, the conference was fun, and Brannan and I had a great time. Here we are having dinner:
The week before that we had a booth at Denver Pride with the rest of our Out in Colorado group. (That website is still a work in progress, but stay tuned for more information.)
And that actually brings me to my final point: I’ve always been a terrible blogger, but I’m going to try very hard to do better. I plan to blog a lot more, but not about my books, or about other people’s books, or about anything to do with books at all. Mostly, I just hope to chat a bit.
So, all that being said: Are you going to the UK Meet? Do you have any Vivacious in your cabinet? What products do you love which have since been discontinued?