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Valentines to and from my readers

Posted by Robin Abrahams  February 14, 2008 11:04 AM

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In response to the post below, one reader suggested that Mr. Improbable send me this:


Yep, that's pretty much the sentiment around here. For those of you who doesn't has an us at this point in your life, may you enjoy all the other kinds of love the world provides--love of friends, deep self-acceptance, the joys of learning and work and laziness. Go out with friends tonight or read a good book or cuddle up with a pet or meditate or pray go do something radical and wonderful to make the world a better place with more love for everyone. And you will be able to say--


And for my reader who is proposing tonight, I hope you get this answer:


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I really like lolcats, as you can see! I may do a forthcoming post about the power of lolcat language. And maybe one about being alone on Valentine's Day. And I still need to write something about dealing with the rudeness of society in general, that came up in last Wednesday's chat ... so much blogging, so little time. And now I've got to get back to the day job.

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