I know, it's be some time since last I posted here...and I'd like to say it's because I've been busy being a brilliant author. But we all know it's more likely I've spent my free time in the last several weeks watching EVERY EPISODE of Mad Men because why wouldn't I do that?
As many of you know, I now work at home for a company that, well, it's hard to explain what I do and what the company does, so I won't bother here. I work at home at my desk on my computer, five hours a day, in the morning, and I love my job. That's really all you need to know for the purposes of this post.
On my desk are a number of things since I'm one of those people who can't seem to abide empty horizontal space. Since it's my desk where I do most of my writing, I have a large number of candles and candle holders all over the place.
I also have one of those coffee cup warmers that you plug in. I use that to keep my coffee warm (duh) but I also have used it in the past to "fix" a jar candle that didn't burn quite evenly. It's very useful, my coffee cup warmer, to melt the jar candle from the bottom, helping to even out the top.
Since it's summer, theorhetically, I've switched from hot coffee to iced coffee, which means I have no need to the coffee cup warmer to warm my coffee cups. So this past week I've had a jar candle sitting on the warming, melting from both ends, smelling lovely. Yesterday I reached the end of the wick, but there was still some scented wax in the bottom, so I kept the warmer on, letting the wax liquify.
Did I mention that my glass of iced coffee and my warming candle were next to each other?
Do you see where this is going?
Now, I'll be honest. I'm betting those of you who know me, especially those of you who have been to Partylite parties when I was the consultant, will not be surprised by what happened at my desk yesterday. I've talked for a long time about how you could, if you wanted to, melt down Partylite wax and eat it.
I never actually thought I'd do it.
|Liquid wax...not just for breakfast anymore!|
Nope, at some point in the late morning, when my iced coffee was more like room temperature coffee, and I was on Skype making what had to be my 1000th call of the morning, the thing I never thought would happen...happened.
I picked up the jar candle and drank melted wax.
Not a lot. I mean, I'm not a complete idiot. I know the difference between coffee and melted wax. At least I do once I get the glass to my lips and smell orchids instead of beans. Most of the time. I mean, come on! The whole office smelled like orchids! I just thought my glass of semi warm iced coffee was sitting too close to the melting wax and really absorbed the scent.
That sound you hear? Well that's my friend, Jolene, laughing her face off. See, I warned her that I was going to write about the dumbest thing I've ever done. And now I have. And now you can all hear her laughing at me.
Go ahead, join her. You all know I live to make you laugh. I just didn't realize that I would be making you laugh quite this hard.