Five Star Friday's 174th Edition Is Brought to You By Louis CK

This week's Five Star Friday is brought to you by separation, a pawn shop, suffering and humanness, lightening up, finding strength, storytelling, being proud of what you do, fighting for miracles, and Louis CK:

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"I'm bored" is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you've seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless, it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you're alive is amazing, so you don't get to say "I'm bored."
     — Louis CK

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A Pawn In the Pawn Shop of Life

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Trudging Through the Fire

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Looking back now I wish I wasn't such a dick. People never warn you to be nice to people on your way down. The fact that I could pay my utility bills and got to carry a gun, went to my head. It wasn't too long before I couldn't do either, and I was the one trying to pawn a German Army helmet. Hey, now that I think of it, that was the most interesting thing I ever saw being brought in to pawn — a German Army helmet. I got two dollars for it. They burned my ass and I took it. I needed it to drink. I just remembered that I even did a little song and dance to sell it, like Gaylord used to do.

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Hey, Pamie: 'Is it okay that I’m a blogger?'

" from

Pamie

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Hostess

" from

Dooce

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Things I Like: Weight Lifting

" from

Thinking Too Much

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There is no way I am ever going to look like what my culture says I am supposed to look like. For one thing, to weight what I am “supposed” to weigh I would have to lose two hundred pounds. And then keep it off in some non-damaging way.
Uh-uh. Ain’t happening.
But I can curl my daughter when she balances on my palms. I can pick a kid up with one arm and swing them around. I can do things, lift and carry things. I can use my body in ways that please me. I am strong.

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Eight Minutes Down the Road

" from

sweet | salty

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Grow Up, America

" from

Flux Capacitor

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Fight For Your Ideas

" by

Jon Morrow

at

Copyblogger

:

You have to realize that your blog is more than just a collection of ones and zeros floating through cyberspace. It’s more than the words on the page. Your blog is a launchpad for your ideas, and you are the rocket fuel that lifts them off the ground.
So burn it up, baby.

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Visiting Rowan Oak

" from

Deb On the Rocks

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