September 17th, 2003

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In her book, Simply Sophisticated: What Every Worldly Person Needs to Know, Suzanne Munshower lists the requirements for an elegant home. You should have at least one needlepoint pillow, she says. The thread count of your sheets should be 200 per inch or more. Your bookcases, if visible to guests, must have no paperbacks, and your bathroom accessories should be ceramic. Now that you've heard Munshower's ideas, Gemini, please rebel against them. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you'll put yourself in alignment with current cosmic rhythms if you add elements to your home to make it more playful and less formal, more in tune with what delights you and less concerned with what others think.

Wow. I suppose I *should* think about home decorating more, but I have no idea what to do about it. This one will take some thought.
brad's somber mood

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I'm currently in possession of flexible plastic toothpicks which, for reasons my dentist didn't reveal, can't be marketed directly to the public.

I remember a time when this would have thrilled me, despite how prosaic the actual toothpicks are. It doesn't so much now.

I guess I'm getting old.