From: David Helgins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, 10:41 a.m.
Subject: Thank You For Joining LoveFindr
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To work more effectively with their fashion partners, Techies need to take a more studied approach to fashion. They need to change the way they dress. Stop picking clothes like hoodies, employer-logo T-shirts and Adidas sports sandals based on comfort, convenience and unnecessary features. Otherwise fashion industry partners will continue to be as horrified as techies would be if fashionistas still used a Palm Treo, kept up with friends on MySpace or accessed the Internet via dial-up. (more…)Best Names For Boats
To my future biographer: Triumph of the Chill is a fine title. Not trying to tell you how to do your job, just putting it out there.
As the blood ran down my face, I readied for more attacks, sword poised. One thing was clear: this was the best goddamn bar mitzvah ever.
Dame Jedi Dench.