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Days 140-152 of Project 365: Spring chaos.

Hello again, patient Project 365 friends! The end of May zipped so quickly that I fell far behind with these posts. I kept snapping every day, though, so I have something to show for my long absence. Down the leftmost column: a mass of shopping carts at IKEA; fun blurbs that Lonesome's Pizza tucks inside their pizza boxes; my Second Life avatar playing with a virtual pet cat; a non-virtual kitten that I got to snuggle thanks to new friends; my kombucha-in-progress.

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Bad ideas for Christmas Eve.

There are many things I would not recommend that you do on Christmas Eve. Almost all of them revolve around shopping. And yet there I was, in the middle of a good-sized grocery store called Waitrose, cradling an amaretto-flavoured soy latte in one hand and a wire basket in the other, when I was introduced to the full-on HPM (Holiday Politeness Morass). In case it isn’t clear by now, I deeply appreciate living in a polite culture.

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I give respect and reverence to those who came before me.

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