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I found this graphic two years ago after one of the absolute worst days of my life, and even then, it took me another several months to really understand and appreciate its lesson. I’ve held onto it on my desktop as a reminder that only I am responsible for my reactions to things and my […]

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love always wins

Regardless of “recent” blog posts, I have still been struggling to find my creativity. I made some steps towards doing that today. I was curious to see if there were any good t-shirts on the Internet yet that honored Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.  I couldn’t find anything that I liked, so I […]

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It is so ordered.

I can’t say anything more eloquent than these words.   In a time when there are some very bad, hateful things happening in this country, it’s nice to get a win for love and equality. There is hope for us yet. Tweet

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Which States Curse the Most?

It’s map time again!  An advertising firm called Marchex conducted two research studies: 1. Which state uses the most profanity; 2. Which states are the most polite.  Marchex examined more than 600,000 phone calls from the past 12 months.  The phone calls were placed by consumers to businesses across 30 industries, including cable and satellite […]

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What’s the year again?

True story.  I’m 29 years old, but I still feel like I’m 24.  It’s weird to think I’m now the same age as they were during the early seasons Friends.   [Source] Tweet

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Let’s Be Professional

I saw this controversy reported on Gawker on Monday.  I know I’m a few days behind on weighing in, but as someone who wishes they were a journalist and someone who considers themselves a blogger, I really wanted to bring it up for discussion.  As the story goes, a female investigative reporter named Shea Allen […]

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52 Week Savings Plan

In honor of it being almost payday, I wanted to share something cool that I found on (where else?) Pinterest. It’s a chart proposing a savings plan for each week of the year. It’s kinda cool and I think it’s somewhat doable.  I missed the boat on doing it starting on Jan. 1, but part […]

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Well, that’s life.


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Mmmm Waffels

Dear Wal-Mart, If you don’t want to have a reputation of being low class, then perhaps you should hire someone to spell check your receipts: Sincerely, Colleen Tweet

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Another Reason Why I Love Tina Fey

My gal Tina Fey, in an interview with Esquire magazine: On being the ‘thinking man”s sex symbol: “What I’ve come to realize is that when people say, ‘The thinking man’s whatever’ — there’s no such thing. The thinking man also wants to fuck Megan Fox.” Tweet

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