The air was mild enough to allow me a couple of hours of open windows today. The room smells much better as a result. During the dozen hours of power outage I burned a few candles, including a fat, scented candle that came from one of those dollar stores. It was supposed to be vanilla, but even before burning it I was skeptical of the claim. After it had been lit for a while I realized what its true scent was. It was diesel. The whole house smelled of diesel for hours, and a faint hint of it remained until this afternoon's airing out. I'm glad to be rid of the residue. No more bargain scented candles.
I came across a website which sports this biographical sketch of ZaSu Pitts, who happens to be the one and only person whose autograph is in my celebrity autograph collection. It's a singular collection. I've occasionally had the opportunity to get other celebrity autographs, but didn't want to spoil the collection by over-expanding it. It looks as though I was wise to practice such restraint. That La Pitts is now the subject of a biographical sketch on the Internets is an indication that her reputation is ascendant. I fully expect that, within a few years, my autograph collection will increase in value enough to provide me with means sufficient to a comfortable retirement. Thanks, ZaSu!