…our homemade soap is great.

Back in 2020 we stocked up on castile soap because we couldn’t find regular liquid soap in stock anywhere. We’ve been making our own foaming hand soap since and it turns out I like it better, anyway.

So now we got ourselves a little hobby on top of a useful household commodity. A hobby that only really comes up every couple of weeks or so. But still, we’ve got a variety of scented oils to try out, so why not.


…I have a scented candle in my home office.

It’s just plain nice.

Usually I don’t spring for fun stuff for my office. Not sure why. I spend a ton of time here. Even before the pandemic I was telecommuting four days a week, so if there’s ever a place where a bit of luxury would go a long way, it’s on my desk.

I think I have it drilled into my head that work is on this side of the door and life is on the other side, and while that’s good for keeping work/life balance and all that shit, it does sell me short on more basic things. Like smelling elderflower all day.

Sometimes you’re just allowed to have candle.

You hear that, you lousy Wall Street Boomers? I spent five bucks on a luxury instead of putting it in my IRA and life is better for it. Now get the fuck back in your shitty office and keep bitching about kids these days, or whatever stupid shit it is you decided to waste your precious remaining years on.