Author of the Queen City Boys books

dirty sleep deprived hippie


A few years ago they reformulated the only moisturizer that didn’t make my delicate face hurt.  The new stuff gave me a rash.  I wrote to the company and they suggested that I was misusing the product.  Misusing facial moisturizer.  Right.  They did give me a fat coupon, and I scoured stores and bought the last ten bottles of the old product I could find.  Eventually they ran out and it took me nearly a year to find a comparable moisturizer.  Around the same time Aura Cacia stopped making the hippie perfume I loved so much.  I cound some close-outs online a bought half a dozen bottles.  Now it’s all gone.  I did eventually find another perfume I loved as much, but alas it appears that is also being discontinued.  This week I went to buy facial cleanser, only to discover they are no longer making the one I’ve been using for years.  I can’t even find back stock of it for sale anywhere.  AUGH!  Is this a conspiracy? Is the universe telling me to become a dirty hippie that lives off the grid and doesn’t wash or moisturize (or smell good)?  Should I somehow become less sensitive so I have wider range of products to choose from?  I don’t even know why I am telling you this.  I just wanted to complain, I guess.

I am a mess today.  I read a 300 page book in about 6.5 hours.  Which is swell.  Except I started the book around 12:30 am (you do the math).  Ooops.  So I’m on not much sleep and definitely didn’t achieve half of what I’d hoped to today.  Alas.  I had some other stuff to say, but my poor brain can’t seem to string together any more than this.

Author: Ajax Bell

Seattle author. Stops to smell the flowers. Amateur nerd (I wanna go pro but I haven't found anyone to pay me). Humble hippo enthusiast. queer/bi. they/them.

4 thoughts on “dirty sleep deprived hippie

  1. My husband calls me The Discontinued Woman because everything I love gets discontinued. I must not have mainstream tastes — that’s all I can think.

    Sounds like you’re a Discontinued Woman too. So sorry!

  2. Glad to hear I’m not the only one out there…it’s hard not to take it personally when awesome things are continually removed from the shelves. I get teased for hording, but you just never know, man — it could disappear next week.

  3. Yesterday I found out my orthodontist has retired (in the middle of my braces!), and my endodontist has moved away (in the middle of bleaching my two front teeth). My dentist retired this summer — in the middle of doing a crown.

    *sigh* Yet another slam from the Discontinuing Fates.

  4. Oh Trina! Dentist loss is way worse than face cream! Ugh! Maybe you’ve now used up all your discontinuance karma? We can only hope!

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