That’s what our house currently smells like. In an effort to save money on groceries, I bought some dried black beans and soaked them last night. I was going to cook them a couple of hours ago, so I turned that burner way up, added a lot of water to those beans, then… uhh… answered emails. Watched Glee (I liked that show so much in the beginning. Now I sort of watch it because I’m compulsive and tend to watch what I’ve always watched. It was not worth burning beans over). Did who-knows-what-else while I was, apparently, burning beans. It smells terrible in here.
I was reading this the other day about how to freshen up your living space with a few houseplants. I could use a few of those. Our house smells a little stale to me sometimes. But I don’t think a spider plant will kill this burned bean smell. Instead, I used a Bath and Body Works room spray that I’m pretty sure my college roommate and I bought for our dorm room in 1997. You read that right. I am still using a room spray from 1997. Toasted hazelnut. What- have they discontinued that one? Along with Sun-Ripened Raspberry? And Freesia? I loved that stuff.
Anna and I were such cheap-asses that I’m sure we split the cost right down the middle. Or maybe I paid her off at the end of the semester for my half of the room spray. Deducting the approximate amount for how many times we had sprayed it over the year and, therefore, reduced the amount remaining in the can. There are 1.5 ounces in this can, people. CHEAP.