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Five Star Friday's Edition #80

I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound - if I can remember any of the damn things.

   — Dorothy Parker


This week's roundup of good weblog reading is brought to you by a health crisis, loose ends, Top Chef Las Vegas, a bad movie, Oprah and porn, music, mannequins, luck, a trip to Vermont, muppets, Japanese love hotels, the truth about the zombie apocalypse, sports, reflections on a mother, the premier of New Moon, coming out, crip drag on Glee, Thanksgiving, a letter to a future self, pregnancy pals, an epiphany, issues with weight, synesthesia, self-censoring in uncontrolled media, a surprising revelation, and repetition.

If you've written something good you would like to share, please leave a link to your blog entry in the comments. We encourage showing off here. It's good for the ego!

Happy Friday!

"Brad's Battle" from Wenchwire

"Loose Ends By the Score" from B. Hockey J.

Three from MamaPop:
"Top Chef Las Vegas Recap: Episode 12, Culinary Olympics" by Goon Squad Sarah
and
"2012: I Didn't Even Go. Shut Up." by Kurt
and
"Oprah Teaches Us All About This New Thing Called 'Porn'" by Miss Banshee

"Music Monday" from I Digress: Tales From a Baby Starved Wingnut

"Mannequins Aren't Real" from Buggering Crap Monkies

"Dreaming Big Dreams" from Attack of the Redneck Mommy

"Vermont" from Ready to Wait

"Where Are the Muppets Now?" from Dogs and Jeans

"The Bloggess Does Japan: Rearranging Furniture In a Sex Dungeon In Tokyo" by The Bloggess at Sexis

"Shoot Them In the Head" by Mark Draughn at Windypundit

"My Extreme Sport!" from Sportsfanlunatic's Blog

"Eleven Months" from The Cheek of God

"Pineapple... Someday You'll Understand" from PineappleBabble

"Opening Doors, Come What May" from Be Gay About It

"And If This Keeps Up, There Won't Be Any" by Anna at FWD/Forward

"Thanksgiving Letter to the Family 2009" by Helen Philpot at Margaret and Helen

"An Open Letter to Myself (Written Twenty Years In the Future)" from Jurgen Nation

"Pregnancy Pals" from Punch Drunk

"Do You Have a Cocktail? It Might Be a While." from The Accidental Olympian

"Finding My Hips" from Not Afraid to Use It

"Life In Color" from Amalah

"Stop Censoring Yourself on the Internet, or: Fudge off, You Fuck" from Hey Look! It's ART!

"Things Reveal Us" from Revelation and Rebuilding

"So, What Did You Talk About On Sunday?" from Alias Mother

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