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Guy Laroche, Ebony Fashion Fair

This Guy Laroche evening suit perfectly embodies this quote. “If you’re not dressed in the most refined, glittering fabrics, you must be glowing in the richest colors imaginable.” — Eunice Johnson

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WRDBNR (formerly wordboner)

I used to loathe the “see what you missed!” e-mails from tumblr and ello and the like, but this piece by WRDBNR caught my attention while going through my morning reads.

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Walking a 5k? 10k? Virtually no problem!

My walking (for health, fitness and weight loss) progress took a hiatus because the anticipated Spring and Summer weather had completely failed to materialize. Getting back in the habit and back on the trails is challenging, but rewarding, even virtually!

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Friday the 13th, so far…

Y’know what? I’m not superstitious, but this Friday the 13th has been making it really difficult to get into TGIF mode. Here’s hoping that writing about it will help bring an early end to the Murphy’s Law field surrounding me all day!

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National Archives: You’re Going to Employ Women

in 1943, The US Department of War (now Defense) issued a pamphlet “You’re Going to Employ Women” to help their hiring managers understand just what these strange beings were and how to fit them into the workplace.

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“This is a note to a filthy jerk…”

I’ve seen a few notes in my office about shared fridge behavior before, but this passive aggressive note absolutely takes the cake. Thieves beware… for your very souls!

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Janet Jackson – Dammn Baby

Dammn Baby, indeed! Janet Jackson announces her pregnancy and gives us a video and single release for “Dammn Baby” on the same day? We’re Not Worthy!

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Dining Alone? No Problem!

While dining alone isn’t as awkward as it used to be, there are still some places that could better learn how to cater to and serve parties of one. Just please don’t say “By yourself tonight?” or “Just one?” when I ask for a table…

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Go Up, Go Down, or GTFO!

This post is mainly to test a new feature I’m trying to add to the blog, but there’s some of my fun rambling attached as well! — I’ve written more than a few posts about elevators, people and elevator etiquette before, and as much as I try to ignore it, it still baffles me…

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Best Cat GIF Ever?

I don’t know if this is really the best cat GIF ever, but it’s certainly giving me a smile this morning. If I had energy like that? Who’d need coffee?! — Revisiting an old favorite. At times, Facebook’s “On This Day” is good for making me laugh instead of making me sad.

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Beset on all sides!

Some days, it just isn’t fair. You try to do your best, but temptation creeps in everywhere no matter what you do. But I shall be strong and stand firm. Brave, stalwart, yadda yadda… Yesterday was the first day I...

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When it rains…

…it pours. And it actually did rain today, so how appropriate. No real topic for this entry, just a lot of rambling stuff and nonsense, trying to get things out of my head and on paper. Well, the internet, so...

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…a lesson to be learned…

“There’s a lesson to be learned here somewhere, but I don’t know what it is.” — Linus Some days, I know exactly how he feels. A lot of moments in our lives can be seen as building and working towards...

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Hump Day: Guess What Day It Is?

I’m not sure how often 4/20 falls on Hump Day, but it seemed an appropriate time to post this. Cazwell threw it into one of his mixtapes and it makes me smile every time I hear it. And, of course,...

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Mid-Century Modern: 1951 Armstrong Flooring Catalog

I’ve always had a fondness for the mid-century modern era’s ability to create an alternate “perfect reality” in their ads. Check out these delightful pictures from the 1951 Armstrong Flooring Catalog from flickr user mcudeque. A better idea for family...