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  • ADVENTURES WITH A (DYING) DOG

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    This one made me weepy this morning. Girl finds out her bestfriend and roommate -- a 160-lb English Mastiff has terminal bone cancer and only has a few months to live. So armed with a bucket list of adventures she would like to share with her dog, they go off on canoe rides, road trips, visits to both busy spots and quiet spaces and, finally, spend a last day together by the ocean in Maine, where she finally finds peace and acceptance. This is real love, people.
  • THE HEALING POWERS OF KEEPING A JOURNAL

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    I still keep a journal despite having a blog. No matter how spill-all-my-guts-out open I may seem, there are many things I do and think that I'll just never tell. I've always thought it kept me sane to be able to express myself without fear of being censored or criticized. Whenever I pick up an old journal, even one from my 13-year-old self I realize that as much as I've changed so much is still the same. I just know how to dodge bullets faster and better. From: HUFFPOST Healthy Living, 01/20/15
  • WRITING YOUR WAY TO HAPPINESS

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    Which is why I've decided to keep this blog around, at least for a little while longer. I've always picked up a pen (or sat in front of a keyboard) any time I needed to make sense of my world; writing allows me to get into my head and get all my thoughts out without having to worry about how ridiculous I sound (that's where the editing comes in). From: The New York Times, 01/19/15
  • HOW TO BECOME A WRITER
    This was lovely. The post is by a novelist who was asked how to encourage a young writer. It sounds eerily like the story of my life -- now all I need is to keep reading and keep writing (and, okay, start submitting). From: M Molly Backes' blog, 07/12/11
  • THE "PERFECT" FEMALE BODY

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    Every day at work I see all kinds of female bodies: athletic, boyish, curvy, voluptuous, natural, enhanced, preteen, post-baby, postmenopausal -- thousands of different bodies I've seen up close and personal in my lifetime. This infographic shows that the description of the ideal female body changes every decade or so, going back hundreds of years. I hope that soon we define the "perfect" body as one that is simply healthy and functioning; that what matters is that we're comfortable in our own skin. From: Greatist, 01/15/15

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    The Undomestic Goddess
    Self-Help
    The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World


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June 15, 2007

Comments

Shari

I honestly don't know what to make of that. We don't even have a dishwasher here. We have a washing machine though. ;)

evi

that's too much of a geek. rule of thumb - never immersed a wired equipment in water.

Pat Law

You reckon the colors would run upon a pure white Mac keyboard?

Gigi

Shari - If you only knew what I toss into my washing machine as well... :)

Evi - I know, I know... but look, these techies (linked in the article above) tried it -- and their keyboards survived! But I suspect I wouldn't be as lucky, and then I'd have my husband (and his relentless way of having fun at my expense) to deal with for a very long time.

Pat - My white Mac keyboard is no longer as pristine...which accounts for why I had thoughts of it going through the gentle cycle in the first place. I still think about it, in fact (yeah, I know, I'm hopeless that way). Maybe I will try it when I feel like replacing my keyboard and need an excuse -- however stupid it might be. :)

duke

OMG! I have been wondering how o clean my keyboard for a long time now. I normally just get a couple of cotton buds and alcohol but the dishwasher idea is not bad at all!

Gigi

Duke - OK I think I read this on Paul's (AKA Unlawyer) blog. Use those Mr. Clean sponges (the ones that you use to wipe scuffs on walls, etc.). He swears by them, so now I'm going to try it out!

MELVYN PATRICK

Hi Gigi... for me, the practical thing is to pop the keys one-by-one and clean the surface with Qtips dipped in alcohol.. I have done this twice and so far have resuscitated both keyboards...some advice though (specially if you have only one keyboard), take a quick snapshot of your keyboard on your digicam... so you would remember which keys goes where..... ur yuo wuoed bl in big truobel (eue).

Gigi

hi Melvyn - Ang tiyaga mo!!! :)
PS: I think that if I couldn't remember where the keys belong in a keyboard, my mom would disown me, 'no?

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