So, [strike]somewhere[/strike] ... [strike]in Australia[/strike] ... [strike]in outer space[/strike] ... [strike]in a parallel universe[/strike]... in the FUTURE
, it's the 15th!
Oh, shush. I opened my package early, and I figure since the results thread got kicked off early, I wouldn't be TOTALLY shunned for posting. Plus I have to work ninety billion hours this weekend and this is the only good time I'm going to have to compose a long post!*insert further rationalization*
Have we all agreed it's okay for me to post? Okay, good. Then, without further ado...
HUGE thanks to Desert-Dweller!
What an amazing
exchange partner I had. This is my second exchange and I have been incredibly, incredibly lucky both times. Anyway, onto what I know you're all waiting to see! MY BOOTY. (See what I did there?)
- Two cute stripey bags that held the goods
- 2 Primal Strips - Mesquite Lime and Thai Peanut
- Pineapple Cocoa Butter vegetable soap
- A mini vase from Navajo Nation
- Jalapeño chips
- Jasmine whole leaf organic green tea
- "Hoppin' Habanero" pistachios
- Mexican Lime Olive Oil
- Rio Verde Tomatillo Salsa
- Sweet Greens (grass to grow for the kitties!)
- Bag clips and a measuring spoon
- Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly
- Lemongrass and coriander soy tea light candles
- Tea light holder
- Tea mug and an adorable chili pepper tea strainer
- Organic dark chocolate with cherries
- Magnetic message pads
(I had to tear them open and toss them at the cats before I got everything set with the picture, because they were going to wage war with the bubble wrap if I didn't distract them!)
I am SO SO SO happy! This was simply a perfect box of treats. Desert-Dweller thought of everything, too. I saw the tea and the mug and thought "Oh, time to dig out my tea strainer... Where the crap did I pack that thing when I moved?" and then, a second later? A find a tea strainer in the box!
And, man, the lemongrass and coriander candles smell indescribably good. I keep sniffing them like they're crack on a hooker's... Well, *ahem*
, in short - they smell REALLY good. I'm almost sad they aren't food. I might lick on anyway. Just to see.
And the Primal strips - I've been meaning to try them forever. I finally found a store that carries them, but I haven't worked up the courage yet. And my store doesn't have these kinds. I literally
would have chosen these exact flavors if I were given the choice of every kind they make.
And yummy salsa! YAY! Yummy salsa without
cilantro! DOUBLE YAY!
A few lucky guesses as well - like, okay, the measuring spoon for example. For one thing, I'm obsessed with kitchen things. OBSESSED. And another? My roommate had an unfortunate incident with our measuring spoons and her garbage disposal the other day. Perfect timing.
Also... I love spicy foods, and pistachios make me nostalgic. They were my dad's favorite snack when I was growing up. So spicy pistachios? Rock the hell on!
And the sweet grass for the cats! AWESOME! You should see
what these little devils do our bamboo! I mean, I know bamboo is non-toxic to cats, but it's SO ugly now. I'll just show you, how about that?
So now they will have their own plant-snacks and won't have to demolish our houseplants!
(I realize this is getting lengthy and could go on for a much longer time, but I'll spare you all my incredible glee. Lunch can wait too; there is chocolate to be eaten!)Thank you again, Desert-Dweller. SO much. You knocked this one completely outta the park.