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Paris Hilton's "Stars Are Blind" has the same vibe but is less good than Lady Gaga's "Summerboy", and it feels like if she'd kept making music that path would have eventually lead to a Paris and Grimes reality show.

"All I Want For Christmas Is You" is the best modern Christmas song and I will hear no arguments, but nobody should sing it professionally except Mariah Carey and no covers ever mix the vocals strong enough over the music. (Everyone who wants to should belt it at karaoke, though.)

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It's officially the holiday season: I got Mariah Carey'd for the first time this year while running errands today (actually 3 times in 3 different places, yikes). Fingers crossed for a few more weeks before I'm cursed with any Paul McCartney.

Selfie, bare legs 

Built like one of those big legged cartoon ladies 💯 :blacker_heart_outline:

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Beautiful eerie landscapes by photographer Gundula Blumi, I love these so much 💙

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I like this cheerful stone skull (from a church in Devon)

French jet (black glass) collar, circa 1880. I want to find some beads like this and make myself a repro.

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yo this is a story all about how
my life got flipped turned upside down
and i'd like to take a minute just sit right there
i'll tell you how i became the witch of a town called blair

Cocktails, liquor, economy of scale 

I wish the liquor store near me would carry smaller size bottles of most liqueurs, because as much as I love an Aviation cocktail (gin, maraschino liqueur, creme de Violette), there is no way I am ever ever going to go through 700 ml of creme de Violette in the rest of my life, and miss me with "It's $30, and a cocktail at a bar is $15-$17 so after 3 drinks..." because I still have to store a bottle that's too tall for my booze cupboard.

The right angle, the right amount of light, and just enough leftover rain to turn the ground pink and gold for a moment.

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It's about that time of year when people start wondering things like "hey, why isn't DECEMber the tenth month of the year?"

So it's time for my little lecture on Romans, calendars, and our friend Gaius Julius Caesar.

I'll be posting it as a tootchain replying to this one, but if you're impatient, here's the whole thing: gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

So: “Why isn’t the new year on winter solstice?”

The answer, honestly, is that the Romans had no fucking idea how to run a calendar.

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I was going through my old Tumblr and I found this video of a German accordion quintet covering "Sandstorm," and it goes fucking *hard* youtube.com/watch?v=uizNcQcpK-

A pretty magical haul of brooches from the thrift stores this week.

Cursed, streaming and hook ups 

The world most certainly did not need the term "Disney + and thrust."

Selfie, thoughts about silk 

I've got mixed feelings about silk – wearing animal products sounds awful to a lot of people (shades of Cruella De Ville?) even ones who eat meat. Silk goes that extra step above wool in that an animal dies, and there isn't the sort of "but we eat that animal too!" handwaving people do with leather. But silk has a lower environmental impact than a lot of other fabrics. But which side matters more when purchasing used anyway? (This skirt is light and comfortable, btw.)

When the slang hits the end of the road at the thrift store

I just walked past a guy wearing shorts, flip flops, and a parka – never change, Vancouver autumn.

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