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On the Lighter Side

10 More Things That Make No Sense

1. The expression “Falling in love.”  Why is it falling? On what higher level was I before I fell, and (most importantly) what condition will I be in after I’ve fallen? Is it accidental and unplanned like falling into a ditch, falling down stairs, falling asleep? If so, why does the world seem so addicted to the experience? 2. Getting “tipsy” drunk. Failing to “please enjoy responsibly” causes headaches, dehydration, dizziness, and a general feeling  ...

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Lifestyle

The Inner Makeup Monologue

When I was in college, it seemed like each one of my five roommates had enough makeup to completely cover the bathroom counter. I was the lone exception with only two items — and now I’ve expanded my collection so much, I can fit it all in one little handbag with room to spare. I guess I’m a makeup minimalist. I never use more than I have to, and I never stray far from the neutral look. This isn’t because I’m unadventurous. It’s just that bolder makeup  ...

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Lifestyle, On the Lighter Side

To Stay Awake, Perchance to Be Productive

People ask me if I’m an early bird or a night owl. I don’t think I’m either one. When I think early bird or morning person, the image that immediately comes to mind is one of a hardcore spartan who lives on granola and celery and gets up at sunrise every day to go on a 5-mile jog. Well, that’s not me, exactly, which my worn-out snooze button would tell you if it could talk. And when I think night owl, I think of my freshman year college roommates, who  ...

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On the Lighter Side

Coffee Lovers’ 1 Corinthians 13

Though I stock my kitchen with the prettiest of cups and the fanciest of coffeemakers, and have not coffee, I am become as grounds in the pot or curdled half-n-half.And though I host parties like Martha Stewart, and understand the tastes and preferences of all my guests, and though I have all money, so that I could afford all delicacies, and have not coffee, I am nothing.And though I set my alarm for an early hour, and though I determine to get through my to-do list quickly, and have not  ...

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