twelve things i probably didn't need to grab from the giveaway table at work (but have been hoarding in and under my desk anyway):
01 csi: miami the board game
02 "wickedly hot chocolate" three-in-one body wash, bubble bath and shampoo*
03 chardonnay napa valley wine jelly
04 your astrology guide 2008
05 too faced shimmer veils glittering eye gloss in "unicorn tears"
06 nature's pearl muscadine grape jelly
07 dr. hauschka's apis belladonna sore throat rescue
08 csi: crime scene investigation crime game booster pack #2
09 five feet of yellow grosgrain ribbon
10 green limited edition benetton chain scarf
11 guerlain golden lash top coat mascara**
12 mustard yellow mossimo "rock steady" purse
there are clear and often really creepy patterns here. shiny makeup, predictable for me (though not as it would have been a decade ago: now i'm a beady-eyed magpie, not a sparkly-faced alien). accessories in strange colors, less so: i adore green, but i never wear scarves, and i have a near-pathological need to carry the same purse every day. exotic, gross-sounding jellies: what? multiple csi-themed board games: what?***
*so, so gross. i always grab the food-scented stuff (i have a small collection of weird cologne spray freebies from demeter fragrance library so that, if conversation lags when we have people over, i can say, "hey, check me out smelling like a green tomato!"), and chocolate-scented things are always disgusting.
**which totally doesn't work! metallic mascara is a lie that breaks my heart every year!
***okay, joe and i are sort of fixated on david caruso as horatio kane on csi: miami. he is a force of nature.