Mighty Life List
Aug 31 2016

Summer Punch Plums

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I have a new favorite plum. Sound the trumpets!

Summer Punch Plums are incredible, and so sparkly pink boot. Someone craft an artisanal cocktail immediately.

Taste 1,00 Fruits is on my Life List. I’ve tasted more than 100 so far, and if you’re a fruit person too you can see more of them over at Go Mighty.

Aug 30 2016

Infinity Ping Pong Table

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The Rio 2016 Olympic Infinity Ping-Pong Table is gorgeous. Designed by Shinichi Sumikawa.

Aug 24 2016

Golden Kiwi

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Golden Kiwis are chiller than regular kiwis.

Taste 1,00 Fruits is on my Life List. I’ve tasted more than 100 so far, and you can see my progress over at Go Mighty.

Aug 17 2016

Objects of My Affection

All my for-sale stuff was getting mixed up with all my can’t-buy-it stuff on Pinterest, so I just started a few shopping boards. Rectified.

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This is where I’m putting all the lady clothes I love while I wait for everything to go on sale.

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This is vintage stuff I find for sale that’s the wrong size, or redonk expensive, or so crazy perfect but I live in a one-bedroom apartment with a spouse and two children and I’m trying to keep the pathways open.

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try it, you’ll like it
An almost-never-updated board of things that are perfect. Peeeerrrrrfect. The best of everything for you, my friend.

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In other stuff news, I love this super simple grey backpack with charging capability, $200. Good fancy gift.

Love,
Maggie

Aug 12 2016

Judge Furious After Jailers Send Woman to Court with No Pants

Jailers humiliated this black woman by sending her to court with no pants on. She had also been denied feminine hygiene products while in jail for three days. Judge Amber Wolf rightly asks, “Am I in the Twilight Zone?”

Aug 11 2016

Duolingo

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If you’d like to learn another language in your (limited) downtime, the Duolingo app is incredible. It has quick, simple practice sessions that let you accumulate the basics fast. You can set it to how many minutes a day you want to practice, and it tells your percentage of fluency at the end of each practice session. It front loads the commonly used words and phrases, so I’m at 14 percent after only two weeks. So motivational and gamelike, try it!

(Thanks, Swissmiss!)

Aug 10 2016

Best Parts of The Thin Place by Kathryn Davis

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We got married a couple weeks ago, and on our honeymoon I read The Thin Place. If you decide to read it too, make a character key for yourself as you go along. Mine clocked in at thirty-seven characters before I started to remember who was who.

Memorable parts:

“It was hard being married to a man who treated the least impropriety like the end of the world, like freezing rain and a tractor trailer jackknifing right in front of him and everything going so fast it might as well not be moving, the immense tire and the windshield racing toward each other yet frozen in time. It was hard being married to a romantic.”

“Every single thing that happens in a life is like Chekhov’s Gun, trustfully casting before it the shadow of its own final shape, if only we knew how to see it clearly.”

And a saying I didn’t know existed:

“any fool could see George was gay as a box of birds.”

VOCABULARY

Waxing gibbous The word crescent refers to the phases where the moon is less than half illuminated. The word gibbous refers to phases where the moon is more than half illuminated. Waxing essentially means “growing” or expanding in illumination, and waning means “shrinking” or decreasing in illumination.

glaucous
1. of a dull grayish-green or blue color.
2. covered with a powdery bloom like that on grapes.

meritricious apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity.

tippet a scarf-like narrow piece of clothing, worn over the shoulders.

Candent glowing with heat; being at a white heat

esker a long ridge of gravel and other sediment, typically having a winding course, deposited by meltwater from a retreating glacier or ice sheet.

presbiopic farsightedness caused by loss of elasticity of the lens of the eye, occurring typically in middle and old age.

sumpy characteristic of a pit or pool at the bottom of a shaft or mine, in which water collects and from which it is pumped

humus the organic component of soil, formed by the decomposition of leaves and other plant material by soil microorganisms.

anchoress in Christianity, a woman who chooses to withdraw from the world to live a solitary life of prayer and mortification