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  1. Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    Elizabeth stabbed Paper Towns down through the spine, and threw Deconstructionism out the window to land flat on his back. Wielded her sword (a red pilot pen) in the air proclaiming, "Victory, over you Hermeneutic coward! I challenge you to a literary duel!"

    Whereupon the Immanent Critique responded with a yawn. Elizabeth stomped her foot. Put her sword back in her sheath.

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  2. Boxing Day Thoughts

    Well, I guess for most people, Christmas is over. People celebrate the lead-up with all kinds of parties, gift exchanges, and the rest. Once the day comes and goes, they're done.

    I grew up in a different tradition, which I still try to adhere to today. There was no Christmas tree in our house until Christmas Eve, and it stayed up until Twelfth Night, January 6th. The time before Christmas was a time of preparation and excitement, to be sure, but not a time of celebration at least
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    Updated 26th December 2008 at 08:42 PM by JaimeB

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  3. Annick Goutal Eau de Lavande

    okay. i joined up here because i have the world's most impossible boss...he wants for nothing & wears a discontinued fragrance...is there ANYWHERE in the world to find this stuff? (before 1/1/09?) he's switched to SMN amber lavender, but i'd really like to find the original for him as a Christmas gift. any advice is appreciated...cool site, btw. thank you!!!!!
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  4. I Smell. . . On the Cheap


    We've been kind of pinching pennies for about a year now. I say that with the reminder that I've probably spent over $500 on perfume this year alone. So, I don't know whether it's a combination of curiosity or miserly-ness or both, but I've recently entertained an interest in a section of our local grocery store that stocks bath and body products imported from countries south of us. ...

    Updated 21st December 2008 at 03:07 PM by Aiona

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  5. YSL M7 and Mandrake, the Magical Root

    Strange and wonderful, a congeries of exotic notes, from agarwood (oud) right down to mandrake root. Along the way, there are such commonplaces as bergamot, mandarin, rosemary, amber, musk, and vetiver; and yet, the exotics really transform the usual suspects into strange beasts in and of themselves. The overall effect is one of mysterious, slightly pharmaceutical exuberance and sensuality.

    Especially evocative is the inclusion of mandrake root among the other notes of the fragrance
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    Updated 24th December 2008 at 06:11 AM by JaimeB

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