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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I watched Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s again last night and remembered all the things I loved and hated about that fabulous old (1961) film. I loved that her couch is half a bathtub and that her phone is in a sound-muffling suitcase. I loved every single outfit Holly Golightly wore, even the tuxedo […]

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False Hippo Intelligence

The Maker: So what do hippos eat? The Husband: Hippos are herbivores. That means they eat grass and river weeds and stuff. Me: And fish, they eat fish. The Husband: They do not eat fish, they’re herbivores. Me: They DO eat fish! Remember the poem? “See the handsome hippopotamus / Wading on the river-bottomus / […]

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The “Pink Panther” Gaffe

When I was thirteen, my two girlfriends and I went to the mall to get matching t-shirts to wear. We chose black shirts with a sparkly pink panther iron-on, and stood and waited while the bored eighteen-year-old with her summer job made them for us. As an added bonus, we agreed to get our names […]

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