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~~ You know that “Shop Small” campaign a certain credit card promotes? If you use the card to shop at your local merchant, that merchant pays a fee. So if you’re going to make a concerted effort to spend your money locally, pay cash.

~~ Overhead: “She was a lot of fun before she started hanging out with her husband.”
       
~~ file0001127779464 I was inspired and reassured by this quote from Shunryu Suzuki-roshi: When my master and I were walking in the rain, he would say, “Do not walk so fast, the rain is everywhere.”

~~ I made a rookie mistake, thinking that I had plenty of time to do what I needed to do and get where I needed to get. Then I let my dogs out for a quickie, and as they ran in, I noticed something on one pup’s shoulder. Reaching to brush what looked like dirt away, I soon realized he was clad in a thick layer of poop! Twenty minutes and 30 paper towels later, I had cleaned the poodle and washed his collar. However, for the life of me, I can’t figure out how the manufacturing end could be clean as a whistle while his shoulder and neck were encased in excrement.

~~ A few women took five minutes trying to choose the right key for the lock in a very dark room. A man walked up, instantly assessed the situation, selected a key, and unlocked the door. file000972175181 To his credit, he didn’t look smug.

~~ I learned a new word yesterday: eavestrough. Doesn’t it sound so much more elegant than gutter?

~~ A friend was fuming about the unfiltered hate she heard from a brother-in-law when it came to civil rights (she calls his attitude “Uncivilized denial of rights”). I told her to do what I do in response to certain haters, like a former friend who was so vehemently against reproductive freedom that she refused to speak to me after I campaigned for a pro-choice candidate. “I make a contribution to Planned Parenthood in her name every year,” I said. wallet-money
“So on your brother-in-law’s birthday or at the holidays, make a contribution in his name to the ACLU or any other group that works against discrimination. You can’t imagine how good you’ll feel!”

Have a wonderful weekend.
LET’S GO RANGERS!
GO, NY KNICKS, GO!

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