February 27, 2015

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attention seekers

I just had a mini-moment. I won’t call it an epiphany because I don’t know that I’ll remember the moment years from now, with remarkable accuracy—as you’re able to do with true epiphanies—able to tell you what I was wearing…
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February 24, 2015

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car conversations

One of the reasons I opted for a car without a DVD player or TV screens on the headrests is because I value our car conversations, the ones we wouldn’t have if my beans were being carted off to karate…
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February 20, 2015

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pajamas & pearls oscar party

Okay, so who’s having an Oscar’s viewing party at their home this year? Not me.* Want to know why? Because I’m still living in a rental house with crap carpeting throughout, and our furniture is still in storage, and the…
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February 17, 2015

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watercolor marriage support

When I showed Phil my latest watercolor painting, finally complete, his response came first from his raised eyebrows, and then from his sour mouth. “Well, I wouldn’t spend your days doing it is all I’m saying.” The subtext for those…
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February 10, 2015

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soul sisters

Maybe it was a thing of the 80s, or maybe it’s just a teen thing, or a camp thing, a boy girl, summer love thing, but for me, early love—not to be trivialized—can actually be heard on a mixtape. Like…
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February 6, 2015

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troop beverly hills (online)

Have Girl Scout Cookies sent to your home, or donate cookies to our Military, so you don’t have to eat them! Please support Abigail’s Girl Scout cookie troop! Yes, I’m the troop leader and fully admit that I joined because…
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February 2, 2015

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10 oscar films + their netflix alternatives

Of the 87th Academy Award Nominations for the 2015 Oscars, these are the films I’ve watched so far, shown in order of preference—along with my collaborative filtering film suggestions. Collaborative filtering is that jazzy bit where technology offers up ever…
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January 26, 2015

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winter vagina

“Winter Blues.” That’s what people call it, when you don’t want to leave your house, and it just so happens to be winter. You hibernate and wear the same clothes on Sunday that you did on Friday, and you do…
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