The 2nd week of January starts off with the ending of my trip to Vermont with my girlfriends, sad! And after that days of work, spidery mayhem, and house-hunting shenanigans!
1/6 – The last day of our Vermont trip always ends with brunch at Sugar and Spice, a cozy local restaurant with a charming wooden interior and a two level gift-shop full of Vermont-themed goodies. Here we have the deliciously decadent hot chocolate, which they present as a teacup piled high with whipped cream and drizzled with hot chocolate – and the rich hot chocolate is steaming in its own teapot, for you to add as you desire!
1/10 – We went to look for houses with our realtor today and this guy was in one of them! I love cats but I am pretty allergic. I couldn’t help petting this little kitty but I made sure to wash my hands afterwards… to no avail, as my eyes were watering and itchy and I was sneezing for the rest of the day. But I love cats! WHY!
“The Blue Light scorns the labor-saving arts of modern pharmacy. It macerates its opium and percolates its own laudanum and paregoric. To this day pills are made behind its tall prescription desk – pills rolled out on its own pill-tile, divided with a spatula, rolled with the finger and thumb, dusted with calcined magnesia and delivered in little round paste-board pill-boxes.”
– The Love-Philtre of Ikey Schoenstein, O. Henry
I love O. Henry’s short stories, starting from when I had to read The Gift of the Magi in grade school! It’s just amazing how he manages to fit so much character development and exposition into a really short space – plus fitting in that little twist in the end. This story is funny and also speaks to me as a pharmacist. The way he describes the old-school pharmacy is so… quaint!
Song of the Week:
G-Dragon of Big Bang fame performing a song from his solo album with Kim Yuna. While his more popular songs are more dancey and hip hop, this song is so mellow and chill – it really brings out a different side of his songwriting.