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• based on a true story •

One thing I’ve learned from spending 72 straight hours with a 5 year-old … There is nothing like the unadulterated joy of a child. It makes you smile in spite yourself. It makes the world seem just a little bit sunnier. It makes me want to be a kid again.

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Douchey or brilliant?

I just listened to a guy explain his code for saving numbers on his phone. He puts a slice of pizza next to some girls’ names, usually the ones he meets in bars, girls who offer him their numbers without him having to actually work for it. Here’s his rationale behind using pizza, in his own words.

“It’s not going to be the greatest thing you’ve ever eaten. It’s not terrible, but if you want it, you can have it. You can probably have it at your house in about 30 minutes or less.”

Okay, yeah, it’s kinda douchey. But also honest and rather amusing.

The Uncommon Adventures of a Girl Named Buttons: The First Button

A little girl, pale and delicate, walked with fleeting steps along the bridge. In one hand, she held a single blue balloon. The other lightly brushed the railing as she walked. A breeze ruffled her hair. The balloon swayed gently. Continue reading “The Uncommon Adventures of a Girl Named Buttons: The First Button”

Animated Shorts Everyone Should Experience

Not all great feats of animation require the breadth of a feature length piece. Shorts can be equally brilliant in their brevity.

|| In compiling this list, I’ve come to realize my affinity for stories that can be told with minimal dialogue. || Continue reading “Animated Shorts Everyone Should Experience”

You Are Who You Are When No One’s Looking

Hypothetical situations are an interesting thing. They’re fun to talk about because they give us an opportunity to pretend, to muse, to imagine the possibilities. Talking about what we would do in a given scenario without actually doing it is freeing in that there are virtually no discernible consequences, except maybe to reveal a little about the person you really are: the person you are when no one’s looking. Continue reading “You Are Who You Are When No One’s Looking”

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