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TK for VP
July 29, 2008, 6:46 pm
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I voted for Tim Kaine in the first election in which I was able to vote. (I also volunteered on his gubernatorial campaign.) Veep would make my next 4 years. ❤

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In Order to Form a More Perfect Union
July 20, 2008, 8:39 pm
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Dear Pergo,

Maybe you should tell her. ❤

I’ve got a ways to go, but I understand that being liked isn’t the only important thing in life.

I wonder if anyone has told C* that.

I hope to see your beautiful self soon.

Love,
    LPar



Totally Fuckable… Also Postable
July 15, 2008, 11:23 pm
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One Sentence

I was having hot and steamy sex wearing nothing but my grandma’s pearls, wondering if she had ever done the same exact thing.

So UVA.



A Poem for You
July 13, 2008, 8:25 am
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One of my faves:

Sex Ed
Betsy Sholl

Well-dressed, demure, jammed into those
politely arranged desks, it’s hard to be
serious, but we are. No one even parts lips
to acknowledge what used to drive us crazy
in the back seats of cars, what kept us up
half the night reliving the last slow dance,
girl on her toes, guy bent at the knees
to press in against her.

The instructors speak precisely about
the importance of our children knowing the facts,
so surely none of us in our high heels and
neck ties is going to admit how our first mistakes
have suddenly blossomed so tender and lovely
we’ve been forgiven a thousand times,
a thousand times forgiven and repeated ourselves.

But fingering the graffiti on this desk,
I remember being braille to you, being read
like a steamy novel, and how those lessons
stayed with us, practical as driver’s ed, those hours
of simulation behind the wheel of a parked car.
The truth is I don’t regret having studied with you
though I do feel inarticulate, like an athlete
asked to speak in a room of kids, who has nothing
to say except, “practice, practice.”

Once our daughter watched the cat in heat
yowl and slither across the floor, and without
looking up asked, would that happen to her. Sometimes
it isn’t shame that makes us speechless. It’s not
regret that makes me linger at the curb watching
her toss back her yellow hair and yank open
the heavy doors to school.



Miley Update
July 13, 2008, 8:23 am
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I updated the I’m Just Being Miley post with the official video. Let me just say that I’m a bit disappointed in it’s Disney Channel flavoring. I realize that Disney probably owns Miley, but you’d think that with her star-power and money and Disney’s money that they all could have done a little better. The video consists of Miley singing along with about a dozen other 14-15 year old girls singing in turn. Not only is it pretty boring (the background is a white drop sheet), but totally inappropriate. Now, we all know that Miley, what with the alleged sexy-time photos that circulated and the fact that she’s “in the business”, has certainly had her fair share of “experience”. I even realize that they have to make the video to attract a younger age cohort. BUT a bunch of 14 year old girls jumping around, singing the lyrics, “When we’re intertwined, everything’s alright,” just seems kind of dirty. Call me old-fashioned, but I’d have rather seen just Miley gettin’ a little steamy with some dude. At least she looks older than 15.

Whatevs. I still ❤ her.



Julia Nunes
July 11, 2008, 10:34 pm
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This girl is fantastic. She plays the ukulele and other various instruments. I’ve been following her for a while and decided I needed to post something about her here.
Every time I listen to her stuff I’m amazed by its uniqueness and quality.
Her Youtube channel



The State of the Web
July 10, 2008, 8:28 pm
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here

via That Andrew Sullivan