Category: fun

Know Your Fabrics

A giraffe’s heart is two feet long and can weigh up to 25 pounds. I subscribe to this magazine called Mental Floss.  It’s fun and there are all of these neato facts.  This past issue was called “Big Questions!”  It included things like, Who invented the word twitter?  (Chaucer, in case you’re interested.) and why we have eyebrows.…

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Stone Washed

“Maybe you should smoke a little pot,” said the wonderful woman solely responsible for my cute haircut. I arrived at my appointment whirling around as usual, she washed my hair as I rambled.  After I took a break from speaking and a deep breath, that was her advice.  Clearly I’m giving off a pent up…

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Bib

I used to wear overalls. I don’t anymore.  I can’t figure out if I stopped wearing them because they became off trend, or if I just decided they were no longer a good look for me.  Also, why don’t I roll my jeans anymore?  Is that because no one else is doing it anymore, so I…

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Fantastic Shoes

I’ve never been a very good fan. I have a hard time wearing things on my T-shirts.  I’m not a big chanter, screamer, “Oh my God…” type of person. I do, however, love music and there have been two times in my life that I have slept on a sidewalk for concert tickets.  Once in junior…

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Leg Warmers

When I was younger I had a cassette player.  Maybe it was called a “deck”, a cassette deck.  After the Mr. Microphone 8-Track, but before the Boom Box that I got for Christmas. This middle music machine was just a one deck cassette player.  It was black, had a handle and when I pushed eject the…

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Boyfriend Jeans

I had to buy a new pair of spin shoes. I mean I guess I didn’t have to, but the ones I have are almost a year old and they’re not as pretty as some of the other shoes in class.  They’re losing their structure, they’re a little sloppy.  For those of you that don’t…

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Tuxedo

They still have drinking fountains at the symphony. I went to see Bond and Beyond last night.  As the name suggests, it’s music from the James Bond movies and some other spy sounding music they threw in.  The Phoenix Symphony knows what they are doing and the woman singing was sensational.  I think it’s the first time I’ve…

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Pants

Restrooms are private, even in public. I was at Starbucks this morning and as I went to the bathroom, a woman was leaving.  She held the door open and waited for me to enter.  It was a full door hold.  I was polite and said, “Thank you,” but it felt super strange. Why are you…

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Do Not Dry Clean

It is important to be descriptive. I work on my vocabulary.  Not in a flash card sort of way, but I try to expand the way I express myself.  This takes some effort because I want to stretch, but never go into territory that feels artificial. The words I use need to feel organic, so…

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