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  • The way he jumps to respond when strangers call or text him, but I have to call two, three, four times to get him to answer
  • Cities with no library
  • Stomach aches in the middle of the night that no hot tea or boiled chamomile can cure
  • Driving by the place where we met
  • Books that end the way every tragedy does in the real world
  • Whole days spent alone curled up in bed, just waiting for someone to reach out
  • Waking up from dreams that are so strange and lovely and blissful and sweet that I could only wish for them to last forever
  • Poking my fingers so often from hand sewing that everything I touch makes my fingers spark with pain
  • The way he fidgets to hang up whenever I ...
jun 10 2011 ∞
jun 11 2011 +
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  • Learn how to properly make perfume
  • Take a swing dance class
  • Go to the beach
  • Go rollerskating
  • Spend a day in the pool
  • Tell my boyfriend how much I love him at least once a day
jun 7 2011 ∞
jun 11 2011 +
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  • Pearly Pepto-Bismal pink soap at restaurants and airports
  • Perfume that smells like sweets
  • Rollerskates with four wheels
  • Christmas lights
  • Late-night showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Jazz covers of rock songs
  • Girls that make tulle and lace clothes for tiny Blythe dolls
may 26 2011 ∞
jun 8 2011 +
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  • After Dark by Haruki Murakami
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Towelhead by Alicia Erian
  • Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  • The Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt
  • The Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • New Spring by Robert Jordan
  • Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow
jan 13 2009 ∞
may 26 2011 +
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  • NPR, introducing jazz music and interviewing cultural movers & shakers
  • A Betsey Johnson store
  • A tiny pink sugar-frosted bakery, making cupcakes for famous authors
  • In my bedroom, writing novellas and articles all day
  • Real Simple
  • A cafe, serving cappuccino and hot chocolate while jiving along to live music
  • A graphic design/art studio
  • In the costume department of a Hollywood movie studio
oct 2 2008 ∞
may 26 2011 +
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  • First word: "No!"
  • First pet: Two cats named Gomez and Mouse
  • First dog: A very awkward Italian Greyhound named Prince
  • First car: A cherry red Toyota Yaris
  • First job: Freelance graphic design for a carriage company - hardly a normal first job, I know.
  • First piercing: Ears, when eleven years old. I woke up, knew I wanted to do something incredible and different, called my grandmother and got it done. I was afraid to do it until then - something about needles worried me, but for some reason that day I didn't really care.
  • First foreign country visited: Honduras
  • First time in the prinicipal's office: No one was ever sent to the principals office in my day. We just dealt with administration. And my first time doing that was ...
oct 2 2008 ∞
may 26 2011 +
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  • Cats
    • Gomez
    • Mouse
    • Bob
    • Spooky Muffin
    • Generic Cat #472 (Or "Gen")
    • Mama Cat
    • Fence
    • Henry Townshend
    • Walter Sullivan
    • Puddles
    • Charlie
    • Chunk
    • Desmond Hume
    • Little Girl
    • Milo
  • Dogs
    • Prince the Italian Greyhound
    • Rudy the Italian Greyhound
oct 12 2008 ∞
nov 24 2010 +
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  • Make more pinkie promises
  • Talk to strangers with ease and charm
  • Make silly faces across the train platform
oct 24 2011 ∞
oct 24 2011 +
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  • Chocolate banana parfaits
  • Venezuelan arepas with plantains, avocados, and fresh queso
  • Vegetarian fish fillets from Red Bamboo
  • Black & white cookies
  • Udon noodle bowls with vegetable broth and huge, plump dumplings
  • Crepes overflowing with strawberries, bananas, and nutella
jun 10 2011 ∞
jun 10 2011 +
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  • Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue
  • Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl by Debra Ollivier
  • God Is Dead by Ron Currie, Jr.
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeier
may 26 2011 ∞
jun 10 2011 +
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  • Necklace of Kisses by Francesca Lia Block (Re-read)
  • Welcome to My Country by Lauren Slater
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Freedom Writer's Diary by Erin Gruwell & the Freedom Writers
  • The Other Side of Desire by Daniel Bergner
  • Dawn by Octavia Butler
  • Ode to Kirihito by Osamu Tezuka
  • The Gates by John Connolly
  • Johannes Cabal: The Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard
  • And Another Thing by Eoin Colfer
  • Things You Either Hate or Love by Brigid Lowry
  • Audition by Ryu Murakami
nov 27 2010 ∞
nov 27 2010 +
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  • A - Art of all shapes and sizes
  • B - Baby, The Stars Shine Bright
  • C - Cafes & coffee shops
  • D - Danger
  • E - Etiquette - learning exactly how to be a lady and then breaking every rule in the book.
  • F - Fairy tales
  • G - Graphic novels
  • H - High heels
  • I - Iced tea
  • J - Jazz
  • K - Kisses
  • L - Lolita lifestyles
  • M - Mail. I'm a sucker for letters and packages.
  • N - Night-time rain storms
  • O - Open minds
  • P - Pad Thai
  • Q - Questions with more than one answer
  • R - Rococo decorating
oct 13 2008 ∞
may 26 2011 +
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  • Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraser
  • Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Blood Roses by Francesca Lia Block
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Follow the Blue by Brigid Lowry
  • More Tales of the City by Aristead Maupin
  • White Oleander by Janet Fitch
  • The Hanged Man by Francesca Lia Block
  • Severance by Robert Olen Butler
  • Fledgling by Octavia Butler
  • The Book Of Lost Things by John Connolly
  • The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland
  • The Invention of Everything Else by Samantha Hunt
  • The Steampunk Trilogy by Paul DiFillippo
  • Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler
  • The Learners by Chip Kidd
  • Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
oct 2 2008 ∞
jan 13 2009 +
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  • California Girls - The Beach Boys
  • Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys
  • You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful (And You're Mine) - Johnny Burnette
  • Sh-Boom - The Crew Cuts
  • Pom Pom Play Girl - The Beach Boys
  • Heroes and Villans - The Beach Boys
  • You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby - Bobby Darin
  • Who Put The Bomp - Barry Mann
  • Better Together - Jack Johnson
  • Let Her Dance - The Bobby Fuller Four
  • Surfin' Safari - The Beach Boys
  • The Wanderer - Dion & The Belmonts
  • Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
  • Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & The Comets
  • Run Around Sue - Dion & The Belmonts
  • Sitting, Waiting, Wishing - Jack Johnson
  • I Get Around - The Beach Boys
  • In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
jun 10 2011 ∞
jun 14 2011 +
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  • A house that I can paint pink and white and cover in christmas lights and old movie posters and fluffy costumes and ribbon.
  • A garden that's both pristine and wild - the kind of place that I can run away to whenever I need to think without having to worry about bug bites or noise or prying eyes.
  • Love that's unstoppable, unshakable. The kind of love where every day he'll whisper how he feels when no one else is looking and promise me, honestly and truly, that neither of us will never need anyone else.
  • A city both big and small, suburban and urban, sweet and spicy and full of life and love. I want a place with tiny cafes and oasis's that I can run to when I need to read books and drink coffee and have a place to rest alone, but also somewhere w...
jun 4 2011 ∞
jun 4 2011 +
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  • Take a bath
  • Decorate for christmas
  • Go to Disney World
  • Bake cookies
  • Go roller-skating
  • Drive to the beach
  • Go to Miami for the day
  • Eat at Johnny Rocket's
  • Re-read my favorite books
  • Finish sewing my sundress
dec 16 2010 ∞
jun 4 2011 +
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  • Caramel-skinned boys walking onto subway trains with bongos in hand and banging out flapjack beats while the train clatters with each and every turn.
  • Walking down the subway platform, each step deliberate, with two silver-streaked trains zooming past you in opposite directions. The wind slicing and shattering bone all at once, and feeling absolutely infinite here and now.
  • Walking into the organic grocer a few blocks down the street, hands cold and heart heavy, only to hear your favorite song promptly hum from the store's speakers as soon as you enter.
  • Standing in the middle of Bryant Park right after the sun's gone down and feeling so complacent and comfortable that an insatiable urge passes to take off your jacket, throw it in the air, and dart down 5th Ave towards the unknown.
oct 4 2008 ∞
may 26 2011 +
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  • Juxtapose
  • Apothecary
  • Junkie
  • Cellar
  • Parasol
  • Antique
  • Makeout
  • Decadent
  • Eloquent
  • Boutique
  • Boudoir
oct 4 2008 ∞
may 26 2011 +
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  • PBI - Palm Beach International (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • FLL - Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (Hollywood, FL)
  • JFK - John F. Kennedy International (Queens, NY)
  • LGA - LaGuardia (Flushing, NY)
  • LAX - Los Angeles International (Los Angeles, CA)
  • CLT - Charlotte Douglas International (Charlotte, NC)
  • HFD - Hardford-Brainard Airport (Hartford, CT)
  • DTW - Detroit Metropolitan Airport (Detroit, MI)
oct 7 2008 ∞
jun 7 2011 +