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We are the nation. Of domination. Ohhhhh, not really. But cool hair.

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My birthday is coming up soon (the 21st, just in case you were curious) and this is probably the first time I’ve been this uninterested in “my special day”.

Is it just me or is 19 one of the most boring ages to turn? It’s like 17. You’ve just turned 16 and it’s like, “Woo, yay! 16! I can drive!” but the next year nothing special happens. Then you turn 18 and it’s, “I’m an adult! Oh no! Responsibilities! But wait, I still live with my mom. No worries!” After that there’s 19. Which, to me, is pretty much, “Congrats. You’re a year away from 20. Whoop-di-doo.”

I want to do something cool to make this birthday interesting, but I abhor having a winter birthday. Especially one in a city where the weather forecast predicts rain for the entire week until Christmas. I was considering dying my hair a pale, pastel pink a la Marie Antoinette back in October but didn’t have the guts. I kind of want that kind of extreme change, but because I have very dark hair I’m terrified of ruining it with bleach.

Having hair that makes you look like you just stepped out of a cartoon looks like so much fuuuuuuuuuuuuun. But I like being nooooormallllllll. Whiiiine.

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December 20, 2009 at 15:04

The kind of fruit you probably should not eat.

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FRUiTS needs no introduction. I love the magazine for the crazy, surprisingly coordinated outfits by people who look like fashion probably isn’t really their #1 concern, but actually care about it more than they put on.

Studs on the INSIDE off the shorts. That I can mostly  stand. Might try to find some cream colored shorts and do this myself.

I love the school boygirl thing going on here. I like how a lot of these people keep with an entire theme.

Lol! Dingy geta for the 21st century.

This brings me to my next part. Does anybody ever notice when going through these magazines that so many people are always carrying around stuffed animal accessories?! I kind of want to do it but at the same time it is bordering that level of crazy that I never have the guts to cross. I’m not sure I’d even want to. As cell phone charms, sure, but anything more than that and I think to myself, “Imagine the stares!” Also, dolls?!

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December 19, 2009 at 06:10

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Gift wrapping from a Japanese magazine.

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No doubt I obviously find Japanese magazines nifty, but this is my favorite one today; especially now that the holidays are here. I like origami but when it comes to flimsy pieces of wrapping paper I am not so handy with the folding and the not-so-perfectly-shaped boxes I currently own. I tried a couple of these today but I ultimately failed and will wait until I get better boxes. Yeah, I like to blame inanimate objects.

I speak from personal experience that the first one is ultimately very frustrating if you don’t have a perfectly flat surface or are just easily frustrated like myself on some days.. Not all, just some…

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December 14, 2009 at 03:37

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Perfect little floral tote.

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From the Japanese Magazine Cotton Time.

I really need myself a little tote like this. Japanese magazines need to stop filling my head with so much cute. It’s a nifty magazine because it comes with sewing instructions for everything. And even though I don’t know how to sew very well, or even currently own a sewing machine, it is good to have on backup if I ever feel the need to make something simple and cute. Summoar:

My favorite part in the entire magazine definitely goes out to these fellas though.

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September 17, 2009 at 22:16

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