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The dress was purchased after her deliberation in the dressing room; a turning examination of the mirror's image. Standing there with the door half open, he was there too, watching her admire herself in it. She'd just dragged him off the street and into the store; her reaction to the sight of it hanging in the window. A glance at the price had sealed the deal. $15.00. It was that too cheap to be true feeling. WAY too cheap, but it was true, and the first time she wore it out, (with him again, to a friend's party) she'd felt like a princess. Well, sort of. An urban princess at least, the paper bag kind.

Weeks later the magic was gone. The garment was a wrinkled and disheveled shell of fabric. She put it on once more and examined her reflection. There she saw it, ballooning clownishly in parts while clinging unflatteringly to others. It was a purple parachute. She was hot air.

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Draw a tea cup.

  • A lady teacup
  • and a man's teacup.

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Printed on one of our bills today, the following;

printed on recycled paper. because we care.

this seems like such a joke to me.

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&lt;i>She'll say looooosing love,  it's like a window in your heart, because everybody sees you're blown apart and everbody hears the wind blow.</i>

life has sprung forth in my windowsill! green leaves covered in black black soil. spring is here. life is out there, life is in here. past.future.present. 

let's fly with it. we're going to go.

Things that make me happy:

whole wheat pasta
the balcony
my planted seeds

my newly red hair
flesh-tone walls
lunch with sister

home on the weekend
the new york times

no impact man
owen ashworth

being barefoot and never wearing "office shoes" again (they draw blood)

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From BoingBoing: 

Wireless spy coin was just a Canadian poppy coin


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I really do love No Impact Man.

Colin Beavan:

"The reason there's a malaise in our culture is we spend our time doing things we don't believe in doing, for organizations whose goals we don't believe in, with people we don't care to spend our time with." All this, he says, so we can buy things, which are supposed to make us happy.

As a society, he says, we're stuck on a "hedonic treadmill." Though our level of happiness may spike temporarily when we buy a new pair or shoes or flat-screen TV, it quickly subsides to our "happiness setpoint," Beavan says. "You have to stay on this treadmill and keep getting something new, or find ways to change your happiness setpoint."

The only way to do that, he says, is to live your values, spend time with the people you love and have some connection to a larger sense of meaning. "So the question is, is chasing after all this stuff that we think we want actually making us happier? What we're learning is, not only do we not really enjoy our lives, but living those lives is actually killing the planet."
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I am roaring. Attack on bedroom walls and ceiling. I will war on you with white paint. Cheap, cheap white paint. Darlings, you won't know what hit you! But suddenly your Catholic Church panels will painted over, and I'll forget that they ever existed. Rarghghghrthahdfkhsghjte.
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In a desperate attempt to make some quick cash, I am selling off some of my beloved CD collection. All in excellent condition.

8.00 each, I will give you a deal on three or more.

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