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 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Post your unpopular opinions here.
Posted: 12/9/2018 5:25:46 PM

The denser, moister the better.


like the majority of the sentient population, i despise the word 'moist,' and any of its derivations.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Best Bands/Singers/Recording Artists You Ever Watched Live
Posted: 11/20/2018 4:54:49 PM
the dead, of course.
arlo.
dylan.
tom petty.
ziggy marley.

btw, can you believe the stones are touring???
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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ARE THERE ANY PEOPLE THAT ARE 100% EVIL???
Posted: 8/19/2018 3:50:41 PM
i look at some of the men who taught in my catholic primary school, and i think. 'yes. some people are complete evil incarnate.'
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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The Cows Goes Moo..
Posted: 6/16/2018 3:06:37 PM
i refer to her as the 's.s. huckabee.'
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Great bands from the 1980s?
Posted: 12/18/2017 5:06:54 PM
the 1980s. wow. college rock.
i drove a 1978 gmc hornet. it sucked, but it had a kick-ass eight-track player.
blondie. talking heads. the stones. b-52s. queen (hell, yeah). bruce. the velvets.
but then, i listened to a lot of garage-type underground stuff that should have blown everyone out of the water. awesome riffs, killer vocals and mind-blowing lyrics. i mean people like the modern lovers and the vipers. what happened to them? they ruled hell as far as i was concerned.
and i followed the dead. i sold dyes in the parking lots, did the requisite ingestibles, wore dyes and gauze skirts, braids and everything else.
the underground stuff, though. i wish you could still hear that. it was the real deal.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Post your unpopular opinions here.
Posted: 12/2/2017 2:00:48 PM

ny of yous lot like Nirvana?


yes. i love nirvana. that's why people find it so strange that i also love taylor swift.

and i'll check out the links you posted. thanx!!!
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Post your unpopular opinions here.
Posted: 11/28/2017 6:47:34 PM

Thanksgiving should be moved forward ~ to Christmas Day
( of course ! there will be a " paid by employer " two week holiday off work < mandatory )
this would kill - two birds, with one stone ...

( ^ speaking of two turkey dinners only ~ not Jesus )
" I don't care what they may say, I don't care what they may do"
Jesus is just " allright" with me !
....... ^ Doobie Brothers ^

" mistletoe stolen from celtic tradition "

^^^^^ good for us ~ it was just sittin' over everybody ...
doin' nuthin' anyway ! col ( chuckle out loud )


'one thing i'll say for him:
jesus is cool.'

and any excuse for gravy works for me.

mistletoe is a parasitic vine. the white berries symbolized the life essence of the old vegetation gods, while the green of the ivy and the red of the hollyberry symbolized growth and fertility. to kiss under mistletoe has always had overwhelmingly sexual connotation.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Post your unpopular opinions here.
Posted: 11/28/2017 3:15:38 PM
mistletoe is another custom stolen from celtic tradition. yule rules.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Post your unpopular opinions here.
Posted: 11/27/2017 4:30:23 PM
i maintain that christmas sucks. nothing can change my mind on this one.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Would you date a felon or someone on probation?
Posted: 11/25/2017 5:22:10 PM
would i date one?
hell, i married one.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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local government
Posted: 11/22/2017 3:29:52 PM
i appreciate the views expressed here. and, yes, listening is key. and i count that as a skill i've honed as a writer when i spend so much time listening to those i interview.
i had my first bump in the road when my home pc wouldn't let me access my new .gov email. yikes! but i think that's cleared up.
the next few years should present interesting challenges. i hope i can effect some positive changes for those around me.
thanx again!
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Post your unpopular opinions here.
Posted: 11/19/2017 1:51:15 PM
i like taylor swift.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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local government
Posted: 11/19/2017 1:49:23 PM
so, i recently ran for an won an election to a council seat in my town. i've never done anything like this before, and everyone involved has offered nothing but support.
i wonder if anyone here has held a political office in your area, and if so, how would you address the following questions:
how much time should i practically expect to spend each week on matters?
why did you decide to run?
what do you find most challenging about public service?
what do you find most rewarding?
how do you handle disgruntled constituents?
do you sit on additional authorities, boards and committees?
am i insane to want to do this?
anything anyone wants to add will help.
thanx!
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Famous -Favorite Female Singers-
Posted: 4/2/2017 2:49:02 PM
i forgot cass elliot. and debbie harry. and siouxie sioux.

and good stuff there, razor. thanx!
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Famous -Favorite Female Singers-
Posted: 4/2/2017 1:41:47 PM
ella
lady day
lena horne
janis
grace
joan baez
joan jett
cher
tina turner
mary travers
ronnie gilbert
patsy cline
dolly parton
barbra streisand
taylor swift (i know. but still)
adele
and finally, the late, great, underappreciated marni nixon.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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what can i do to increase stamina?
Posted: 3/12/2017 11:47:27 AM

Weight training.


i do too much heavy lifting already.

i did start pushing workouts more. and now that it stays light longer i can do some hill climbs in the evenings. hopefully by spring i can do some of the hillier trails. i just wish pa trails weren't so damn rocky!
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Hmm, Carrier is in Pence's state, why didn't he do this?
Posted: 11/30/2016 3:40:41 PM
within the next four years, i will have to decide if i should refer to he-who-must-not-be-named as 'the fuhrer' or as 'henry VIII.'

tough decision.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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SCAMMERS
Posted: 11/28/2016 1:59:10 PM
i always do background checks. pa has lousy sunshine laws, but we do have access to court records. i've checked out those for my county and it doesn't surprise me when someone's name pops up. you have to poke around the courthouse site for a bit, but eventually you can find what you need to know. i've found names connected with various appearances. usually for victimless crimes.

op, maybe you could suggest sites where people could check this stuff out for themselves for free.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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when splitting happens by the person you love
Posted: 11/24/2016 4:20:25 PM

She has Borderline Personality Disorder. She needs professional help hands down.


my thoughts exactly. op, get out while you can.

the disorder is nearly impossible for professionals to diagnose. the bpd learns to disguise the condition and only those acquainted with them for years can see what really happens.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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poetry for strange times
Posted: 11/23/2016 10:05:46 AM
i just want to make it clear that i didn't write this ^ piece. it's by theodore roethke.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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poetry for strange times
Posted: 11/22/2016 4:10:17 PM
i tend to look for timeless pieces that have content and form that help me get my mind around things going on in this odd little climate we've created. this time i chose roethke. who would you select?

"It was beginning winter"

It was beginning winter,
An in-between time,
The landscape still partly brown:
The bones of weeds kept swinging in the wind,
Above the blue snow.

It was beginning winter,
The light moved slowly over the frozen field,
Over the dry seed-crowns,
The beautiful surviving bones
Swinging in the wind.

Light traveled over the wide field;
Stayed.
The weeds stopped swinging.
The mind moved, not alone,
Through the clear air, in the silence.

Was it light?
Was it light within?
Was it light within light?
Stillness becoming alive,
Yet still?

A lively understandable spirit
Once entertained you.
It will come again.
Be still.
Wait.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Hillary Clinton's Future
Posted: 11/16/2016 5:50:42 PM
the firm i work for will be looking for a litigator soon.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Trump is President... Groundhog Day #7 for CLInTon voters
Posted: 11/15/2016 6:23:05 PM

The new product line, camouflage by Ivanka Trump


made in china, of course.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Maple Match: Escape from Trump to Canada
Posted: 11/15/2016 5:01:19 PM
if canada had a decent bone in its body, it would invade and conquer us. it's the right thing to do.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Training For Politicians?
Posted: 11/11/2016 6:15:27 PM
anyone running for president should have to pass a basic civics test. they should have to name the three branches of government and explain each one. they should know how a bill becomes a law. they should understand the emancipation proclamation, the louisiana purchase and the dred scott decision. they should know the capital of each state. they should know the history of the federal reserve. they should have an understanding of the constitution, demonstrated by analytic essay. they should demonstrate an understanding of the court system.
have i made my point?
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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when was america great??
Posted: 11/11/2016 6:08:19 PM
eliot said it best:

'i have seen the moment of my greatness flicker
i have seen the eternal footman hold my coat and snicker
and, in short, i was afraid.'

and like eliot's anti-hero, america will vanish into the corners of the evening, lingering upon the pools that stand in drains, curl once back on our unseemly selves, and fall asleep.

we will murder, we will create. but the end will come, not with a bang, but a whimper.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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White Idi Amin Dada president of repugnant turds (and unfortunately decent people too)
Posted: 11/9/2016 7:50:01 PM
welcome to the fourth reich.

heil, herr trump and frau skank.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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gulch
Posted: 10/21/2016 6:43:35 PM
my hiking partner of eight years saw fit to climb mt. nittany and blow his head off.
my response

a hole shaped like you walks next to me.
a cavity, holding your words and confessions and delusions and speeches
all shouted across running water, riding the tide back
to glide into the chasm walking next to me.
i held out my hands, but all of the spoken things
slithered between my fingers before i could pitch them back at you.
and they fall into the crater walking next to me.
i can't dive after your mythologies or
poke my hand into the murk,
groping for some sentience that you regret.
my words travel with the stream and gather speed as it flows.
but the hollow walks next to me.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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where does everyone live?
Posted: 10/2/2016 4:50:45 PM
centre county. between the tussey ridge, jack's mountain and mount nittany.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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what can i do to increase stamina?
Posted: 9/28/2016 5:09:25 PM
so, i recently joined an outdoor adventure group.
this past weekend, we did a hike up mt. nittany. the initial push took us 600 feet in a straight vertical to the first lookout. most of the women in the group had a good 10 years and 30-40 pounds on me. so i figured i'd have no problem.
wrong!!! they moved like they were shot out of a cannon. they set a killer first leg pace. i kept up, but barely. i didn't get there last, but i didn't keep up with the first group either.
i thought that the 30 minutes of cardio and the three-to-five miles i walk every day would put me in a comfortable position to do these hikes. (pennsylvania trails, by the way, alternate between gravel and loose rock)
i'd like to walk hills after work, but it gets dark so early.
how else can i build stamina? i'd really like to do more hikes.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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pink is great if its metallic fushia
Posted: 9/21/2016 5:55:02 PM
i wear a lot of black and gray. mainly because i love turqoise, which looks great against black.
but i also love pale blues, like chambray or periwinkle, and purple shades. so i wear a lot of amethyst, lapis, moonstone, jade, opals and fresh water pearls.
i love seeing artisan pieces or vintage pieces, jewelry that looks like someone put thought and effort into it.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Lawyers
Posted: 8/21/2016 9:11:46 AM

I'm wondering how people think here. On what possible basis could there be a conflict? Just wondering why you think so


any time an attorney represents individuals with a connection, regardless how tenuous, opposing counsel could identify the connection as a conflict. it may never come to it, but the attorney should know about the relationship, just in case.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Lawyers
Posted: 8/16/2016 7:50:53 PM
there could be a conflict. she should mention it to her attorney and let her/him decide if it warrants withdrawal of services. and she should ask for a recommendation of an unbiased family law attorney.
it's the sort of thing that could bite her in the ass years from now. better safe.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Meaningful things to do
Posted: 8/16/2016 7:12:55 PM
i bought a pair of binoculars and a sibley's guide. i joined the local bird club and go to local areas each chance i get. i report my findings on the list serve to give the naturalists an idea of what's going right. or wrong. it has become an obsession, while doing some good environmentally.
find something you love that has some sort of social/environmental/spiritual importance inherent in it.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Spider insider
Posted: 8/13/2016 11:11:06 AM
peppermint essential oil will repel spiders.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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How do you stop crying?
Posted: 7/7/2016 3:13:23 PM
logic overrides emotion. do complicated division sums in your head. or word jumbles. count to ten. or some other logic 'puzzle' that a four-year-old could handle.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Menopause - I'm scared
Posted: 7/7/2016 3:09:23 PM
keep taking calcium/magnesium/boron/vit d. i listened to g.p. and stopped taking it because she claimed it can cause heart problems.
well, apparently, with some people, osteo hits the jaw first. i ended up having to have a tooth extraction yesterday. the bone changes caused the gums to recede, and now i have problems i never had before.
having worked in natural medicine for such a long time, i know better. i listened to some damn allopath and now i have to have all kinds of wretched dental procedures.
use your own mind to take care of your own body.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Politician's theme songs
Posted: 6/13/2016 5:48:14 PM
for all of them. but bernie's the only one who will get it:

"Throwing Stones"

Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free
Dizzy with eternity.
Paint it with a skin of sky, brush in some clouds and sea
Call it home for you and me.
A peaceful place or so it looks from space
A closer look reveals the human race.
Full of hope, full of grace, is the human face.
But afraid, we may our home to waste.

There's a fear down here we can't forget hasn't got a name just yet
Always awake, always around singing ashes to ashes all fall down.

Now watch as the ball revolves and the nighttime calls
And again the hunt begins and again the bloodwind calls
By and by again, the morning sun will rise
But the darkness never goes from some men's eyes.

It strolls the sidewalks and it rolls the streets
Stalking turf, dividing up meat.
Nightmare spook, piece of heat, you and me, you and me.
Click, flashblade in ghetto night. Rudies looking for a fight.

Rat cat alley roll them bones. Need that cash to feed that jones
And the politicians throwing stones
Singing ashes, ashes all fall down.

Commissars and pin-striped bosses role the dice
Any way they fall guess who gets to pay the price.
Money green or proletarian gray, selling guns instead of food today.

So the kids they dance, they shake their bones
While the politicians throwing stones
Singing ashes, ashes all fall down.

Heartless powers try to tell us what to think
If the spirit's sleeping, then the flesh is ink.
History's page, it is thusly carved in stone
The future's here, we are it, we are on our own.
If the game is lost then we're all the same
No one left to place or take the blame.
We will leave this place an empty stone
Or this shinning ball of bule we can call our home

So the kids they dance, they shake their bones
While the politicians are throwing stones

Singing ashes, ashes all fall down.
Shipping powders back and forth
Singing "black goes south while white comes north"
And the whole world full of petty wars
Singing "I got mine and you got yours."

And the current fashions set the pace.
Lose your step, fall out of grace.
And the radical he rant and rage, Singing "someone got to turn the page"
And the rich man in his summer home,
Singing "Just leave well enough alone"
But his pants are down, his cover's blown

And the politicians are throwing stones
So the kids they dance they shake their bones
Cause its all too clear we're on our own
Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free
It's dizzying, the possibilities. Ashes, Ashes all fall down.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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20 feared dead after Florida nightclub terror attack
Posted: 6/13/2016 4:48:29 PM

Looks like this dude was out there, broadcasting for a long time before this: beat his first wife, harassed a coworker. Seems like there was enough out there to have set off alarm bells all 'round.


other nations have lunatics. the u.s. feels the need to encourage ours to purchase firearms.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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People who have been single most of their lives.
Posted: 4/9/2016 12:21:48 PM
i love singlehood.

this week, i had an epiphany, quite sad, actually. a friend of mine lost her long-term partner. her devastating sense of loss felt like a freezing, black, suffocating cloud that will never lift for her. her partner died suddenly and it will take my friend a long, long time to process the loss. she may never heal from it. she may never adjust to it.

i can't imagine loving someone that deeply, and having their life and soul so intertwined with my own that the loss would cause my own spirit to shatter so irrevocably. the woman who died did a ton for the community. she was very athletic and health-conscious. and no one would have ever expected her to die so young. if the shock ever dissipates, my friend will never be the same.

although it seems so cynical to say it, this incident shows me how dangerous it can be to allow someone to get so close to you that their loss destroys you.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Robert Galbraith (aka jk rowling)
Posted: 2/23/2016 7:22:05 PM
i suffer with a severe detective series addiction. and my all-time favorite is tony hillerman. i grieved his passing more than i have any other writer, with the possible exception of ray bradbury. in any case, he offers tight mysteries, interwoven with vivid descriptions of the painted desert and an almost detached description of navajo culture. he's the only white man to ever be made an honorary navajo. he also won an edgar award for crime fiction. his daughter has picked up the series, only in a different voice. after you read his work, pick up hers and you'll see what i mean.

if you like slightly more accessible fare, check out jonathan kellerman's alex delaware novels. his psychologist main character gets himself tangled up in all manner of thrillers. he's easier to read than hillerman, but just as satisfying.

anyway, have fun discovering new writers.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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why do women get extended profile information?
Posted: 2/3/2016 6:48:31 PM
because we're special.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Maybe no vote is a vote?
Posted: 1/15/2016 5:25:43 PM
feelin' the bern here.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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David Bowie RIP
Posted: 1/14/2016 4:26:57 PM
mind-boggling that keith richards outlived bowie, reed, lennon, freddie, kurt and jerry.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Take your date to a Salt Room lately?
Posted: 1/6/2016 4:32:55 PM
hot baths with sea salt, chaparral, rosemary, lavender and white sage ~ you haven't lived until you've done this. combine essential oils with whole herbs. it will smell amazing, and you'll feel fantastic. do once weekly for one month, then twice monthly, then once monthly for best results. you'll want to use water as hot as you can stand it. stay in as long as it stays hot. then bundle up in robes and blankets and go directly to bed. you want to sweat out all the toxins. you'll feel fantastic after a few weeks.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Blackeyed Peas for New Years...How do you like yours
Posted: 1/2/2016 1:54:19 PM
here in pa dutch country, you do pork and sauerkraut. i don't happen to eat either of those. i had potatoes, salmon and strawberries. i'll keep you posted about my luck this year.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
Msg: 41 (view)
 
Old, Angry, Bitter and Damaged Goods
Posted: 12/21/2015 5:49:38 PM
not bitter...just bored.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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why would one send ones kids to a school of religion A and demand religion B
Posted: 12/19/2015 3:29:06 PM

Examples are Muslims sending kids to a catholic school and declaring a Muslim prayer room


i attended catholic school and we did have muslim students. no one demanded anything. in fact, the only time i recall anyone making any kind of fuss was when a protestant kid insisted that his i.d. read 'in case of hospitalization, call a minister' (as opposed to a priest).

all non-catholics did have to take history of religion courses, like the rest of us.

people need to chill.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Merry Christmas
Posted: 12/19/2015 3:13:49 PM
yesterday i celebrated the hallowed winter solstice on the birthday of my idol, keith richards.

i can't think of anything else worth celebrating.
 junipermoon
Joined: 3/1/2006
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Caitlin Jenning
Posted: 12/19/2015 2:11:45 PM
i just realized how much caitlyn jenner looks like sarah palin.
 
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