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Sometimes, I make weird decisions

Sometimes, I get a wild hair up my ass and I spend money on shit that I maybe shouldn't. This happens about once a year. I just ordered a really awesome pair of ear-plugs online. I've been wanting them for about 3 years, and I went to the store where I would expect to find them today, only to be told that the manufacturer won't be making them anymore as these particular plugs use a lot more material than their other designs, but the guys at the store said I might be able to find the plugs at the manufacturer's online shop.
I found them.
I paid full retail.
Please tell me these are the most awesome earplugs you have ever seen and that I totally deserve them and that I will easily attract the money to fill the void in my bank account that the purchase of these plugs created. But mostly tell me how pretty they are.

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viola viola viola viola

Viola. Viola. Viola.
Viola! Viola! Viola!

I got some contac paper that's like a chalkboard, as opposed to chalkboard paint (seems like a 6 of 1, half a dozen of the other matter as far as cost/toxicity breakdown in the long run, but the contac paper is cheaper and less smelly right now) because I absolutely had to have a way to write real big in my room where I have my set-up for playing the viola, so I can keep track of the music I am making! Me! Making music!

I spent $200 on the viola today.

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beware online "filter bubbles"

"As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy."

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A funny thing happened on the way to a headstand

I was at yoga punx on Sunday. It's held in a funky old loft space in the Mission in SF, and it's all people with tattoos and piercings, and pretty much people over 35, if not over 40, and a lot of recovering addicts, and the teacher plays old punk rawk tunes on her ipod. I was doing a pose called dolphin, like this:

but in this setting

It can be a prep for this kind of headstand



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