The Morning After I Do A Facemask And All My PIH Still Isn’t Gone
I feel a little cheated. I mean, no it’s not my first time using the calcium bentonite clay mask but there’s a certain level of disappointment when you wake up and the acne scars haven’t been completely erased. I laid in my bed, putting snapchat filters on my face, ten whole minutes of my life, letting the clay just dry up and pull at my skin, and I wake up to what? Mildly refreshed feeling skin, the placebo effect is working hard this Thursday. But anyway, besides my skincare routine getting back on track because I decided to not smoke last night, a true display of self-control on my part, I had a wild wild dream lmao. Well, one I think I had a wild dream in between my first alarm and second alarm, that second alarm which I completely slept through by 40 minutes lmao. I think part of the reason my dream was so wild was because my body knew I was sleeping through the alarm? I dunno there’s gotta be some adrenaline rush that happens subconsciously still and in that sense it made for some extremely vivid dreams. So the actual dreams: involved a lot of people like super left field some of these people. So idk I can’t give too much context cause really you’re just dropped into dreams you don’t really get to start from some sensible point in time you’re just kind of shoved into the situation and you live it out. But anyway: there I was, at the house of this boy from high school, with like 10 minutes until 7 or 8 pm or something? I dunno, I just knew the time was ticking, and also Philip was with me. We had driven to this boy’s house. But I don’t know why I think it was maybe a pit stop on the way back from something, from what? I don’t know either don’t ask me, but what I do know is that I needed to shower but again, the time crunch. What the fuck did I have a time crunch for? Turns out I’m supposed to be hiking humpback in 10 minutes but I still needed to shower? In hindsight, like writing that out, I realize now I wasted my time taking a quick shower trying to get ready before humpback I should’ve just put on a hat and gotten sweaty on the hike and showered after. Rationality aside though, there I am, at this kid’s house taking a shower which he like kinda reluctantly let me use he was kind of like okay… I guess. And I felt weird but I really needed to shower so I did and then I finished showering and getting ready four minutes after the hour which isn’t too bad considering I usually take way longer to get ready in general but I was good, I finished not super late and it was time for me, Philip, Amar, Amitav, and Priya to go hiking but then when Philip and I drove to the apartment or wherever the other three were they weren’t there??? They had already left??? So obviously I hit them with a “wya” and you know where those three went????? They went to some fucking 80’s night event because I “took too long.” I have never felt such betrayal in my dream before but I was like you guys couldn’t wait an extra four minutes for me to finish getting ready and decided to go to a completely different event tonight?????? I was so hurt but I was also playing it off so I was like, it’s fine Philip and I can just go hiking together but inside I was like what the fuck is this?????? Amar loves hiking but he went to 80’s night?????? They didn’t even go to humpback without us it was something completely different. It wasn’t like a, meet us there, it was like good bye see you tomorrow/never and don’t contact us again. 80’s night!!!!!!!! What the fuck is that even!!!!!! I’m just so shocked still and now I’m morally against any 80’s themed events for the rest of my life. Not just my dream life, but real life. This reality. This plane of existence. The 80’s have been cancelled forever. Nothing good has ever come from the 80’s. I don’t want to hear anything about any 80’s themed party ever again. All they do is what? Stab you in the back.
But anyway, let’s keep moving. Let’s not dwell on something so negative like the 80’s let’s move on to something else I can complain about: fruit flies. It is, unfortunately, summer. I have decided summer is the worst. It’s hot and humid and the bugs are thriving and I would be fine if they respected boundaries and space but bugs don’t know shit about respecting other people. So, in our first apartment, Omar and I did have a small fruit fly problem during the warm weather. The problem with eating a lot of fruit and having a lot of raw waste in general is that the fruit flies thinks they’re entitled to your scraps and in general yes but not if my waste is still inside my house because see then that’s still my shit. Don’t touch it. Don’t start a family off of it until I’ve sent it outside. So we had a small fruit fly problem, like we would throw something away and when the trash can opened one would fly out and my blood pressure would rise to unhealthy levels. I think the trash can just has too many crevices and also like I’m only one person so it takes like longer to fill a whole trash can so a lot of things sit in there for longer than usual I guess and it’s just problematic. Anyway, the trick to getting rid of fruit flies to trap them in some sinister plastic wrap contraption which like I’m gonna do but it doesn’t immediately solve the problem because they have to get trapped and that takes time but I want them gone immediately. Like, I want to know how to make this trap and serve them an eviction notice in effect immediately. Leave or die. You can stay alive outside but do not come into my home ever again. This would not be a problem if we didn’t have such humid weather like too many fucking bugs lose their shit when it gets warm and start overpopulating like fuck off? Like don’t do that? Ever? These new fruit flies are a particular problem because I have half a watermelon in the fridge and six ripe mangoes I want to eat them but I have to take roundabout precautions to enjoy myself in my own home I’m just so mad. These fruit flies are so angering. Idk if you have any fast acting solutions to fruit flies hmu because I’m looking to exterminate them from my house as quickly as possible thanks. If I don’t I fear I will have early onset blood pressure problems.
Anyway, yesterday I had written that beer is piss water and that was a funny but unoriginal joke. I mean, it’s true. There’s not much more to it. But then last night I also did that face mask and used apple cider vinegar in it and apple cider vinegar does not necessarily smell good. It smells like vinegar, you know, cause it’s vinegar. Like it is what it is and that’s what it is. But the color and pungent smell all together just sparked in my head like, wow apple cider vinegar is also piss water but not just regular piss water like beer, magical piss water. Apple cider vinegar has so many health benefits like apparently if you just take a shot of it a day you’ll fucking live forever. I can’t even list all the health benefits I just know that they all exist and that the list is endless. I mean, this apple cider vinegar has been evening out my skin pH for the past year and it’s doing great, you’re doing great sweetie. Apple cider vinegar is kinda like piss water from the fountain of youth. Like there’s bullshit regular piss water, beer, but then there’s the fountain of youth of piss water and that’s apple cider vinegar and idk who was trying to find the fountain of youth in their colonialist voyages across the world, some guy from Spain I think we’re taught in elementary school, but like he didn’t have to do anything else except ferment some apples. Stop colonizing the world and just ferment apples if you want to find the fountain of youth. I was actually really curious who tried to find the fountain of youth and it was Juan Ponce de Leon so I’m glad I cleared that up for myself. Anyway Juan, next time keep your boat anchored and just drink some apple cider vinegar. I have considered just taking a shot of it before because I vaguely am aware of all that I will get out of it, but that’s a lot. Like, I would probably have to psych myself up for a week before I could do a shot of apple cider vinegar. It’s vinegar like I can’t handle that. I mean, maybe if I make it into a salad dressing and then take a shot of that salad dressing, I’d still be taking a shot of apple cider vinegar it’s just mixed with other things. Okay I also just looked up like a small list of its properties and apparently it can fucking whiten teeth!!!!! What!!!! Crest white strips who??????? This stinky magic piss water is literally the cure for everything in the world. CVS should start stocking apple cider vinegar as 50% of their inventory. Maybe I’ll rub it on my teeth tonight. I’m just so shocked right now. I gotta stop there. Comment below other magical uses of apple cider vinegar so we can all be shocked together.
Anyway, my supervisor is back from vacation today so like, the responsible thing to do will be to check in with her and ask her for another project or something. But I’m gonna let her get resettled and see her after lunch lmao. I’m kinda just biding my time until this weekend anyway for all the festivities I’m very excited!!!! I really want to buy string lights before Friday night lmao I just want my apartment to really be a look like I want it to transform into what I have envisioned in my head overnight. But anyway, and as always, stay tuned for the drama of it all.