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Cruelty-free polish: Deborah Lippmann

August 14, 2017

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I’m not sure if I’ve talked about nail polish before on the blog. Maybe it requires a bit of a back story. I specifically remember the day I started biting my nails. It was in the 4th grade, and I had to answer a question on the board at school. I think it was math […]

I tried THINX period underwear (TMI warning: lady blood)

August 14, 2017

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… and I love them. But I think there may be a caveat to this for other women. Even though I know I’m already being super-green by not having my own kids, I try to do whatever I can to make as little waste as possible in my daily life. I always use reusable shopping […]

We went to Fuji Rock and it was…

August 13, 2017

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Wonderful is the wrong word. It was everything. It was perfect. It has ruined every other future festival concert for me. We’ve been to other concerts here. Mark and I have both been to plenty of festival concerts in plenty of countries. I went to my first festival concert when I was 15. I saw […]

Added: A Tribe Called Quest

May 12, 2017

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51. A Tribe Called Quest, We Got it From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service (2016) Seriously, has Tribe EVER put out a less-than-stellar album? This one just opens up with everything wrong with the world. There ain’t a space program for n*****s, so you stuck here. Yeah, basically. A line later, talking about our female President not […]

Added to the Music (continued) page: Run the Jewels

May 12, 2017

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50. Run the Jewels, RTJ3 (2016) Just drop everything and listen to this. I’m late to the RtJ game, since I’ve been out of the states for a while and not really paying much attention to new music (she says as she adds entry #50 to her music recommendations page). But seriously, it’s hard to keep track […]

I tried Wild Fern’s Manuka Honey products

March 15, 2017

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I am going to admit something: I’m not really one to pay attention to beauty products. I don’t read magazines and I don’t own a TV. There’s not a lot of advertising that reaches me lately, especially when you consider the language barrier: my Japanese sucks, so even the ads on the train don’t really […]

March 4: Stories of Your Life and Others

March 9, 2017

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06. Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang (March 4) Remember that time when I wrote that I get impatient for movies to come out, so I go and read the book? Here’s another example of that. I was DYING to see Arrival. And it’s still not coming out here in Japan until MAY. MAY. I wrote […]