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One of the most popular poets was Mirza Ghalib, whose work dates from the mid-19th century. The still-popular art form usually features the story of a lover scorned by his beloved. And there is almost never a happy ending. “Often the beloved is often a total witch,” says Gwen Kirk, a University of Texas master’s candidate in the subject of Urdu poetry. One of my closest friends, Gwen Kirk,...
New camera tomorrow?
I’m going on a Caribbean cruise with College Roommate and her family on Saturday, so I’m getting a camera this week with my painting money, hopefully tomorrow. I will take pictures of the things I promised pictures of (that are finished. CR’s quilt has been delayed by a machinery malfunction) and post them.
My famous imaginary friends
Bonnie Hunt Lily Allen Brian Williams These are famous people whom I would love to be friends with not because they are famous but because they are so clearly awesome.
My parents got me a sewing machine for graduation. It was the first real surprise gift I’ve gotten from them in a long time. They discovered long ago that it’s much easier to just ask us what we want and then get it for us than trying to guess and getting us stuff we didn’t really want which would then accumulate in the basement. So that made it even more surprising when they...
I Hate Lucy
I know, this must be some kind of sacrilege against classic television, but I really hate her. She is annoying and stupid, and her husband is a racist stereotype and kind of a jerk, and they don’t respect each other at all. He just spanked her in an episode. That’s just ridiculous. I admit there are a couple of funny episodes, but most of them just make me want to slap all the...
It’s drizzling ever so slightly in my otherwise sunny backyard. This pleases me.
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“Dear Robert, Although you are a great guy and I have enjoyed getting to know you, it has recently come to my attention that you are not Hugh Jackman.” via Tomahawk, with the message: “I don’t know who this Robert Pattinson person is, but i’m ready to write this letter to just about every man on the planet.” Tell Chuck Klosterman that Hugh Jackman is the new...