Two Friday the 13ths in a row! They are one of my favorite types of day. I got married on a Friday the 13th, which probably adds to the fondness, but I liked them before that, too.

I’m wearing BPAL‘s latest 13 blend today, too.

A sweet, comforting base of dark chocolate and brown sugar with thirteen herbs of good fortune, including nutmeg, Tonka, allspice, star anise, Jamaican and African gingers, devilโ€™s shoestring, lucky hand root, and thyme.

It’s a dry, spicy, gingery scent on me with just a little bit of sugar sweet kicking around the edges. Very different from my only other 13 from BPAL, the original white chocolatey version that I wore for my wedding.

Mostly layering paint on a custom painting today that keeps wanting to be darker. I like it better today than I did yesterday, so I think it was right about the dark. Going to let it dry and see how I feel about it after that.

Tessa just jumped in front of the computer, so I assume that means she says hello.

This is my new tea mug that I promised pictures of, on my desk with my statue of Thoth hanging out in the background:

It’s from khphillips on Etsy. (This mug, link has additional angles.) I’ve had my eye on this style of his for ages, I love the tones and the decals, but this is the first one I’ve actually purchased. It’s even lovelier in person. I’m tempted to start collecting them, replace my mass-produced mugs with unique pieces of usable art.

Getting Indian food for dinner, nom nom tandoori salmon. Mulling things over more than editing, I tend to switch back and forth from painter to writer and back again. Today is a painting day.

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Steph · March 13, 2009 at 3:11 pm

That 13 blend sounds lovely! I have the original one (what I didn’t spill in the bathroom cupboard, that is) and I love it.

That mug is really kind of awesome. (I would be afraid of spilling because of the wavy rim, though!)

Paul · March 14, 2009 at 3:59 am

I really like that mug! How is it to drink out of?

Paul · March 14, 2009 at 4:00 am

Also, I’m sorry I missed it, but happy Friday 13th yesterday! ๐Ÿ™‚

erin · March 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm

The wavy rim is not as difficult to manage as I’d expected! I do have to be careful when there’s not a lot of tea left, but other than that it’s been fine and it’s a wonderful mug to hold. *pets nice mug*

And thank you, Paul! We had a lovely 13th with Indian food and Italian wine.

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