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My Picks From Bloomingdale's
Late night “window shopping/ what’s in my cart” from Bloomingdales. Every time I visit LA I go to Bloomingdale’s. I always see celebs when I am in there. It’s great for shopping and people watching, that I don’t get in Houston. Since it’s one of my favorite places to shop in person and I haven’t been in a while I thought I’d take a look and see what’s new. They have some great brands like Aqua, Sandro, Sept a Cinq and so many more. Here’s my current wishlist plus some things I have in my cart.
The Kind of Man I Waited For
Growing up I was always told the same few things about marriage. “Wait for the man who brings home flowers to you!” “Wait for the man who always holds the door open for you.”
Top Gun: The Lost Pilot
Who doesn’t want to be Maverick? In Tony Scott’s Top Gun Pete Mitchell was the epitome of the glorious warrior, as skilled as he was wild. Who doesn’t want to question authority, live beyond the rules, fly too close to the Sun? That’s the catch of course: Maverick is also Icarus, Maverick is Achilles, the hero felled by his own flaw — though it’s his best friend, Goose, who falls from the sky. Cruise, it’s worth noting, has wondered whether a contemporary studio would tolerate Goose’s death, if the movie were made today. “Can you imagine? Today, you’d have a hard time killing Goose,” he has said. “There would be a lot of discussion about killing Goose. You’d go to test screenings, and they would tell us, ‘They hate it when Goose dies! He’s such a likeable character! You’ve got to cut that out of the movie.’”
What is the best way to make a free NFT?
In this article, I’ll show you how to make a free NFT. It’s easier than you may think to make, or’mint,' an NFT, and so’s just as easy to do it for free. I’ll be concentrating on generating a single NFT artwork in this tutorial rather than minting generative NFTs or an NFT collection.So, what exactly are NFTs? These non-fungible tokens have swept the globe, but they're not quite as complicated as they appear. NFTs are a method of registering a digital file on a cryptocurrency blockchain to ensure that it is a one-of-a-kind object and to demonstrate ownership. We have a complete guide on how to produce and sell an NFT, but I'll teach you how to make one for free right now.
Top 5 BFF's in Movie History*
Welcome to a listicle celebrating the magic, and the movie magic, of ~friendship~. I'm presenting 5 of some of the best examples of comradery, affection, and all around excellence to platonically grace the silver screen. Of course there are even more great duos, trios, and so on that showcase the best friendships ever, but, I didn't want to make this too long. Now, let's get to it . . .
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar | Album Review
It's been years now since the drop of award winning album, DAMN. We've gotten a taste here and there with teasing singles and features with Baby Keem, but a new album is finally here - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, a double album filled with x and y, topping off what has been one of the most incredible discographies of the modern era. The intimacy of family is front and center, with glimpses of religion, gun violence, and struggle hiding within plain sight - a Compton paramount. Kendrick, a modern rap king, has solidified his place atop the throne with this release.
Solo Travel, Not So Solo Anymore…Everyone is doing it.
Solo travel has never been more popular. You see it all over social media. People on their own traveling the globe. Did you know 1 in 4 millennials is planning to travel solo? 84% of these are women.
Butterflies of Anticipation
BUTTERFLIES OF ANTICIPATION Madam… to have crossed your path is truly a rarity Honor… getting to know you because it was destiny
The Dystopia I Feared Is Upon Us
I am a writer. Words and the stories I create with them are my identity and my life's purpose. But every now and then I go through these "no writing" spells, where the stories and words just won't come. I'm starting to recognize that these spells coincide with world events, over which I have no control. I'm trying little tricks to fool myself into storying, like leaving my docs open to the next paragraph or feeding my brain inspiring stuff–books, movies, videos–to get over the hump. But this time, as we face the defeat of women's reproductive freedom in the United States, the words won't come. All I can see is The Handmaid's Tale in my mind, which leaves room for nothing else.
Plagiarism: What's the Harm, and Why You Should Care
Author's Note: Most of the information contained within this article has been obtained through my years of experience in academic and professional settings, with no particular source to be cited. However, I have included Wikipedia and Oxford University under the "Sources" section at the bottom, because they were used to confirm that my assertions were accurate, and because they are excellent sources for anyone looking to understand this topic more fully.
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