Friday, May 19, 2006

Mingus and Coffee

Today's Playlist: Charles Mingus: Blues & Roots

Last night, after hearing someone refer to herself as a Type B personality, I did a little cybersearchin' and came across some personality tests.

Are you a Type A, Type B or Type C personality? Take this test. It's a bit long.

You might be a Type D. Take that quiz here. Supposedly, Type D should watch out for their cardiovascular health more than some other types. I don't mean to scare ya--It's just what this test is about.

For a description of each type (A-D), check this out. The only thing is, I'm not sure if the descriptions of the types match the tests or not.

Speaking of our hearts and our temperaments, Charles Mingus is notorious for having been a mad tyrant who made life very difficult for his band members. He was 56 when he died of a heart attack.

Fragrance of the Moment: Guerlain Attrape-Coeur. After last night's Spring Flower revisit, I realized that I'm not in a floral phase anymore but in a tonka-amber-woods phase. I'm craving fragrances with vanillic sweetness. Floral is still OK as long as it's not predominantly flowery but an abstract blend of floral, fruity and/or Oriental/Gourmand. Attrape-Coeur is boldly wooded and supremely base-heavy like Mingus' music.

Rainy days and coffee are a perfect marriage. Keep on boppin'. Blues & Roots is a phenomenal album.