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I'm not entirely sure how the new posting page works. Did I do OK?
 
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IKEA Kaleidobeadspread
 
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(The dogs next door.)

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earth

grapes

wood
 
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TazoAwakeBox


From the side panel of a box of Tazo Awake Tea purchased at Albertsons grocery store.


Tazo Tea, as will surprise no one, is a division of Starbucks. They purchased the Portland, Oregon based company in 1999. If you enjoy the taste of the tea sold at Starbucks under the name Tazo Awake, you may be disappointed to learn that the tea sold in markets under the same name is a different product altogether. Of course they are both tea, and they are both Tazo, but there the similarity ends. It is a sign of the times that people, by and large, consider themselves to be urbane and sophisticated for frequenting Starbucks, but how sophisticated can the company itself be that knows not the difference between teapots (see above) and a teakettles? These instructions should carry the warning:

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME
 
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PicaStick
 
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RinaCitizen

Last Friday, with eight hundred seventy-five others, coming in all sizes, shapes and colors, Rina became a citizen of the United States of America. She is now officially Jiseon Ryoo Jones, the name of her choosing. Immigrants from more than ninety countries took the oath as babies cried, cameras flashed and tears mixed with smiles filled the crowd. We are all immigrants in one way or another. America, as is often said, is the Great Melting Pot. So, what better time to remember than this proud day that our strength is in unity, not uniformity. One nation under God, with people from everywhere.
 
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plumbing
 
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RinaJones

Rina, the most recent member of the family. We're hoping for some tiny Joneses before long. Five years this March, though it seems like yesterday. Inside we all have clocks that run at their own distinctive speed, or else the older we get the less we pay attention. Valentine's Day today. Pandemonium at the grocery store. Perhaps we should also have a day for celebrating The Apple of My Eye.
 
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OxnardAmtrak

From the window of the northbound Surfliner yesterday — a dreary trip punctuated by tiny miracles.
 
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