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  1. It smells like formaldehyde
    And yes I do know what it smells like...my 11th grade anatomy class
  2. How did I get away with this carry-on?
    Bless you, new girl at bag check
  3. When will they turn the oxygen on?
    This atmosphere is currently 60/40 baby cough/old man skin flakes.
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Pre-airport, sleep-deprived mania. He deserves all the amens.
  1. "I look like a dead little boy"
  2. "This banana is rotten but I still ate half"
  3. "You're too close to my face and I'm only getting your recycled air"
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you heard em here first. I'm serious about these, folks!
  1. Public bathroom psychology
    What the actual fuck goes through people's minds...and can we catch and shame the animals who leave without flushing...and worse?! Also, I think there is a link between bathroom deviants and high - powered, high-stress types...can we study this plz
  2. The Ajummas of Korea
    They are fascinating and we need to immortalize them as they are a (literally 😦) dying breed. Ajumma is the name for the old women of Korea. They are from an era of extreme poverty, war and oppression in South Korea, and they are fierce as fuck. They are inhumanely strong, in spite of their teeny, haunched bodies (from yrs of manual work, often in rice paddies), they throw a mean side eye, shove EVERYONE, and basically have a uniform of floral patterns and visors. And I'm obsessed with them.
  3. Mourning in the age of social media
    Another one I'm serious about. I've found it so fascinating and heartbreaking to observe how a person can pass away and leave behind their Facebook. Sadly, I myself have several friends that are deceased, but their Facebook lives on as a platform for memorializing them. It can even be a comfort to those who want to feel as though that can talk to person; reach them through this fragment of their persona past. Morbid, yes. But such an interesting aspect of social media.
  4. The quarter life crisis
    Haven't thought this one through totally...maybe because I'm in the throes of it myself and ya know, tough to look at this one objectively. But I do know that basically everyone I know is experiencing it in some shape or form, at that it seems to be a modern phenomenon since there is no more normal, no jobs, lots of debt and all bets are off with that roadmap someone promised us on the Disney channel way back when.
so at 25, I've now lived in 5 countries on 3 continents and it's taught (and is still teaching me) quite a lot about the world, other cultures and my damn self.
  1. 1.
    Traveling alone is a must.
    You get to do what you want, and nothing else. You always meet people. You are forced to hang out with yourself and embrace those potentially uncomfortable moments until they go away and you're like, I'm fucking cool sippin on my coconut in Thailand by my cool-ass self.
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    Living alone (at least once) is a must
    I lived alone in Seoul and I actually hated it (no obligatory hang-out buddy, no one to cook for etc), but it was so formative. Forced me to be productive and social, and consciously seek out and nurture healthy interests. Also you have no one to blame for dirty dishes so ya learn quick to not be a slob. Plus, you can always jam way too many people into your tiny studio and live the dream.
  3. 3.
    Don't be a friend-prude.
    Make friends with people who are different from your familiar crowd. Make friends with people who are older, younger, from a different culture, different socioeconomic background, different whatever. Talk to strangers in an open, non-dismissive way. Show genuine interest in your fellow man. If someone is honest and kind, be their friend and be grateful for them.
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growing up with tv-adverse, crunchyish parents, we found our own ways to keep busy. Like committing small-scale acts of torture and forever traumatizing babysitters, siblings and neighbors alike. But seriously, we had a blast.
  1. Bites
    Almost exclusively a car ride game...opponent has to stick pointer finger into open mouth of other player and attempt to pull it out before opponent chomps down. Near 100% fail rate. Pain. And also wtf were we feral?
  2. Hide and seek
    Not-your-average-hide-n-seekers...this version, played only with unsuspecting babysitters, involved highly unconventional and equally dangerous hiding places...like dryers. Which your sibling shuts you in, and you spin...and feel the heat turn on. Or wooden chests that you get your pinky slammed in and lose a nail. Made me stronger?
  3. "3 Things"
    My sibling and I could combine ANY 3 ingredients in the kitchen and the opponent had to take at least one gulp. Think: orange juice, hot sauce and oh, idk, something incredibly dangerous like PEPPERMINT EXTRACT.
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