Yep, it’s my birthday. And this title is more true than you know. When I was a child I would invariably cry at the end of “Happy Birthday to You” sung to me. Without fail. I’m not sure why…since I really enjoy singing it for others. To this day, if a group sings me ‘happy birthday’, I’ll cry. (Individuals don’t seem to create the same effect, so if you want to call me up and sing me happy birthday on my voicemail, feel free. I promise my phone won’t get soaked as I listen).
But on this exact birthday, I’m not crying. I am so delighted that the studio is still safe and that I am here to enjoy another year. I feel truly blessed: by my friends and family, my wonderful clients and the work I get to do. Everything else falls away in the light of these simple and important facts.
On top of all that, I just confirmed it with “the Karens” that I will be presenting at the Sniffapalooza Fall Ball in October (23 + 24)! YEAH! What a fabulous birthday treat to plan a little NYC trip to see some long distance friends and family, meet new perfumistas and ‘play perfume’ for a whole weekend. For anyone who has not gone to Sniffa, as we call it, you really must. It’s such a blast and you will amaze yourself at just how much you can smell in one weekend. I’ve never had the opening in my schedule to go to the Fall Ball before, only the Spring Fling (cute, huh?) so, I’m extra psyched to get to NYC in Autumn. Having grown up in New York (downstate, mind you, not the City), it’s been EONS since I have been on ‘home turf’ at this time of year. I can’t wait!! The smell of leaves in the Park and the cool air… perhaps even chestnuts roasting, but it might be a little early.
I guess this also means that I had better complete this perfume that I have been working on and only mentioned ever so briefly on twitter: a mushroom scent. I’ve started a blog post about it already, so I think that I am going to hold off on the name and details for now. It will give time to finish the draft and post it. I’ll give a little hint though: it’s kind of a men’s scent, conceptually, but I feel it’s pretty universal; especially for the more daring women out there. (Then again, I feel that all fragrances are universal…) More to come. 🙂
I hope that you all have a wonderful day and how ever you spend 911, my thoughts are with you.
ps: As I awoke this morning, I got an idea: I’m going to have a special “It’s my Birthday” sale at the site from today until next sunday (9.19.10). 15% off anything site wide – just use member code ‘birthday’ when you check out. Tell your friends since we’re just going to post it on the blog, twitter and our fb page. Fun.