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Five Star Friday's Edition #60

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.

   — Anais Nin


This week's roundup of blogular goodness is being brought to you from the noisiest coffee shop I have ever been in. The internet is out at home, despite our provider's assurance that we would experience no alteration in our service, so I ended up here, where babies scream and a man continually sucks the mucus from his sinuses and the acoustics cause the espresso machine to sound like a landing airplane.

I have had some concentration issues, to say the least.

But! There's always the brighter side of the coin. It is Five Star Friday, and there is good reading to be done. Happy Friday!

"Not Sorrow but Tribute" from Mommy's Martini

"Town Crier" from Jerk Ethic

"Michigan" from Wind in Your Vagina

"And the Boys, ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah." from Monkey In a Suit

"Some Things of a Wednesday" from Centre of the Universe — The Dreaming

"On Wal-Mart, Women, and Wanting" from ChrisHokeBlog.com

"How Starbucks Saved My Life. And I Don't Even LIKE Starbucks." from Is It 5 O'Clock Yet?

"My Dad Would Give This Post Thumbs Up. If He Weren't So Dead All the Damn Time." from Steam Me Up, Kid...

"Nomenclature" from Kikipotamus the Hobo

"My Gay Heart Always Skips a Beat When..." from John and Steve Are Having a Baby

"The End of a Rental" from Goutant

"Bane" from abdpbt

"Crazy Art" from Is There No Sin In It?

"Be Noble for You Are Made of Stars" from Spin Me I Pulsate

"The Label Maker" from Chicken and Cheese

"I Don't Think I Want to Know What's Going On Here" from Party of 3

"The One Where I Drop a Bomb..." from Just a Titch

"To My Dearest" from The Duchess

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