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Tonight President Obama and Governor Romney will meet in their second debate. In three weeks we will cast our votes, mock CNN’s newest piece of election-night technology, and watch the numbers come in as polls close in one state after another. Since I live in Washington, I will come home to my mail-in ballot one […]

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Dear Pinterest Users, You have revolutionized the way I surf the internet.  Everything I could possibly want to waste my time on–whether it be recipes, crafts, or hilarious one-liners–are all collected so neatly for my perusal.  When I’m in need of cheering up, I just turn to you for pictures of dogs getting into trouble. […]

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There is a story that gets passed on to architecture students, though it is largely thought to be untrue: An architect commissioned to design a library built an outstanding beauty, just to have it sink because he hadn’t taken into account the weight of the books. The message is clear: Pay attention to the little […]

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It started with a wedding.  I was 19 and while I may have had champagne before, I’d never had good champagne.  I was passed a flute for the toasts and when I sipped that drink, my whole world changed.  It was class, girliness, summertime and love all distilled into a bubbly liquid.  I knew then […]

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When Heidi wrote about why she doesn’t want to have children, her arguments seemed to boil down to being too selfish to be responsible for another human being.  I have to say I feel the same way.  I can barely feed myself (seriously, boiling water takes too long, so I don’t eat anything that can’t […]

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The next sentence is not a mistype: There is a line from a Train song that I’ve always felt has left a permanent dent in one of my friendships. Which I guess just goes to show–you never know which conversations will stick with us throughout our lives; which comments you’ll wish people would let you […]

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Start with three strands of embroidery thread the length of both your arms. Fold each in half. Tie an overhand knot, leaving a good amount of thread coming out of the top. Insert a safety pin through the knot and pin it through the seam of your pants around the knee, or tape the strands […]

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It started with a Facebook status. And I’ll admit, it was kind of obnoxious. “Facebook unfriending: a large part of surviving election season (though I’ve mostly been unfamilying people).” After a couple comments, I explained myself: I would never unfriend someone just because we had a different viewpoint on the economy, or government services, or […]

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We used to be so close. We would shut ourselves up in my dorm, and spend hours doodling on my homework, and catching up on reading. I would highlight the hell out of my books, and you, iTunes, would provide the soundtrack. In those days it was all Jet and Patrick Park. That’s when we […]

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I think mayonnaise is gross. There’s something about it that just seems unnatural. I know it’s not really — mayo is just oil, vinegar, and egg, after all. Three things I love. But it still gives me the creeps. And so I avoid it. Sometimes, though, I really want potato salad. Potato salad usually brings […]

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