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THE VIEW FROM OUTSIDE

cookeatlove:

When I was in high school, every so often one of my dad’s old classmates would call during dinner. “Can I come ‘round tonight?” he’d ask, showing up a few hours later. I would take my dog for her evening walk, then my mom would hustle me back upstairs to finish my homework. From my room I could…

Among my various parents, there have been 10 marriages and 8 divorces. For a while, I thought I would be adding to the tally on both sides, and it broke my heart. Now I know that the survival and blossoming of our marriage is our life’s work for me and Jeff as a couple. We each have our individual goals and dreams but they are only more achievable together. It means daily work and attentiveness to keep the blossom fresh, but garden metaphors alone don’t cut it. Sometimes marriage is mining fresh ore. Sometimes it’s a loaf of bread. Sometimes you make your own bed.

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Found a massive stack of my old business card while unpacking. #someoneelseslife

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ilovecharts:

Common Household Uses for a Wiener Dog

Clearly written by someone who has never lived with weens; assumes an awful lot more passivity than the majority of them possess.

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Documentation of a day when I: showered, did my hair AND makeup, took my meds, dressed in clean clothes AND AND left the apartment, even if it was for a trip to REI. Now that I have the car out, I might as well do some car-exploring. Ocean? #salfie #notSULKIE

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Between a call with @tuesday_mira and this care package from @seacecilia & @pimpmoney206, I am afloat for tonight, making plans for tomorrow. I will shower. I will take my meds. If it’s not raining, I will swim. I WILL UNPACK AT LEAST ONE BOX. And hopefully I’ll cry a little less than today. Really didn’t anticipate how much this move would tear my heart out. I knew it would? But right now the missing and the grief is consuming me. (Tasty goodies from home will help fill the hole in my heart.) @offtherez Key Lime curd, @getyourhotcakes caramel sauce, @princejeffry pickled figs, @theochocolate bars, Fran’s caramels and of course, of course: @caffevitaseattle beans. Seattle in a (non-perishable, heart-swelling) nutshell.

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When I needed them most today: flowers from dearest friends. Thank you for keeping me afloat, loves.

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newyorker:

Emily Nussbaum reviews “The Americans,” FX’s eighties spy drama: http://nyr.kr/1jxbEe3

“It’s sexier than many pay-cable series, in part because it’s about life as kinky role-play, in part because it suggests such unnerving questions about human intimacy.”

Illustration by Studio Nippoldt.

This is my favorite drama since Breaking Bad. Watch it! Or not, it’s your life.

Source: newyorker.com
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Ocean #salfie! So glad that my darling mama and sister are making this trip with me. If I have to leave home, making the drive with them will be so much more fun. #bestlife (at Siletz Bay, Oregon)

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ilovecharts:

 

The end result here looks the same for all four. Ties are stupid.

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2nd favorite scene after Franco.

(via sirenia-girl)

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