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#100HappyDays: Day 61
A Good Hug

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I've always been a hugger. I'll hug complete strangers if the mood strikes. Over the years, I have limited my hug quota due to the strains of propriety, but there's something about a hug that can make the heart soar.

I'm not talking about the half-hearted hugs that are simply done because the other person leaned in for one. I'm talking about the kind of hugs that leave you not wanting to let go at the end.



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#100HappyDays: Day 60
Singing Like No One's Listening

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Even if I sound like a troll, nothing makes me feel better than belting out some girl power song. I don't need people to listen to it (and honestly, I'd rather that they didn't). It's for me and me alone.



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Exercise #219: The Wrong House

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It was the wrong house.
Use this as your opening line and start writing.

1,2,3, GO!

#100HappyDays: Day 59
Blackout Curtains

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#100HappyDays: Day 58
Curling Up With a Book

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#100HappyDays: Day 57
Studio Ghibli

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I posted about Spirited Away back on Day 10 of the #100HappyDays Challenge, but my love for that movie is compounded upon the fact that I adore pretty much anything that Studio Ghibli puts out (I want to sit Hayao Miyazaki down for a long dinner and just talk to him until I understand his mind. Seriously, everything is so friggin' quality that I can't even contain the feels.




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Taylor Swift ft. Imogen Heap - Clean

It's Taylor Swift and Imogen Heap. I'm ok with it.
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#100HappyDays: Day 56
New Things

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I am a creature of habit. Stick me in one place for too long, and I end up following the same path every day, almost to the minute, flaws included.

That being said, I love new experiences. I love when something throws me for a loop, and I have no choice but to react. All in all, I am a big fan of massive change that sneaks up on you, and then catches you by surprise by yelling 'BOO!'



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#100HappyDays: Day 55
Coming Home To a Happy Dog

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100% Truth


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#100HappyDays: Day 54
Hope For Paws

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If you've not heard about the wonder that is Eldad Hagar or Hope for Paws, I highly suggest you look them up. 
Eldad and his team go out into the world (usually around California, but they've stretched their travel legs quite a bit as well) and rescue abandoned, abused, and sick animals and give them another chance at life. It's absolutely amazing what they do, and I truly believe they make the world a better place.
To learn more about their cause, go to their WEBSITE or their YOUTUBE PAGE. Feel free to donate there as well, if you're so inclined.


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#100HappyDays: Day 53
An Adorable Pair of Shoes

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I have way too many pairs of shoes. But I still want more. Shut up. Don't judge me.



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Touched By An Alien by Gini Koch
Dear Sissybug Book Review
AKA EVERYTHING IS AWFUL

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#100HappyDays: Day 52
Laughing

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Exercise #218: Scratchy Things

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Make a list of scratchy things.

1,2,3, GO!

#100HappyDays: Day 51
Old Graveyards

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Bear with me here... I'm not some creepy nightwalker who feels it necessary to commune with the dead.

However...

There is so much freaking history in old graveyards.

My dad has some land over to the West of Nashville that has a couple of small, abandoned graveyards dating back to the early 1800s, and I find it to be incredibly interesting. This goes hand-in-hand with yesterday's post about my fascination with history. There's so much you can learn about a culture through their graveyards.

For example, in one of the graveyards on my dad's land, there was a rash of deaths all occurring at the same time, literally within days of each other. It leaves you to wonder why. Was there a sickness that came around? Was there a tragic accident? I'm betting on sickness based on the fact that it was a bunch of children and older people.

At the end of the day. SUPER interesting. I wouldn't live next door to one, though. That's just creepy.



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#100HappyDays: Day 50
History

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Ever since I was a kid, I have been fascinated by history. It's just a hobby, however, because memorizing dates and stuff is not my forte.



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#100HappyDays: Day 49
Conflict Resolution

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I am, at heart, a person who requires resolution for most - if not all - conflict in her life. It's something that I grapple with every day, because sometimes, there just isn't going to be resolution. Life leaves you hanging often, and that frustrates me to no end. 
The comic above may be humorous, but I really and truly feel that way sometimes: I WILL get resolution here, so help me!! I'm learning to let go when things don't go my way or get wrapped up in a tight, nice, little bow; it's just a long, arduous learning process that I probably won't conquer until I'm dead and have nothing to worry about anymore.


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Of Monsters and Men - Dirty Paws

There aren't enough story songs making it into mainstream music anymore.

#100HappyDays: Day 48
The Little Things

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It's the little things that really make a difference...
Enjoy the little things...  For one day, you will look back and realize  they were BIG THINGS...


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#100HappyDays: Day 47
Jennifer Aniston / Smartwater

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Jennifer Aniston has gotten a lot of hate over the last few years since her departure from Friends, but I adore her. She's beautiful, seems like an honest-to-God sweet, kind, down-to-Earth person, and she's not one of the media whores who makes up crap just to remain relevant. Plus, she's funny as heck.

Smartwater is overpriced and probably not as amazing as I think it is, but I think it tastes wonderful. So there. Deal with it.



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#100HappyDays: Day 46
Etsy

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It may be hipster of me, but I adore this site. If I was independently wealthy, I would spend 100% of my money here. That's most likely hyperbole, but most of me doesn't care.


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#100HappyDays: Day 45
Back To the Future

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It is a lifelong dream of mine to own a Delorean of my very own, complete with a Flux Capacitor.
Also, Marty McFly is my spirit animal, and even today I have a massive crush on Michael J Fox, Parkinson's be damned.

"Your kids are gonna love it..."


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#100HappyDays: Day 44
KIND Maple Pumpkin Seeds With Sea Salt

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LIKE. FREAKING. CRACK.


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#100HappyDays: Day 43
Angry Orchard's Cinnful Apple

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This is part of why I love fall / winter so much. This stuff is seriously the tits.



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#100HappyDays: Day 42
Wine

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Polarsets - Just Don't Open Your Eyes Yet

Love. This. Song.

Life Update: Where In the World Is Stefers the Great?

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I haven't written anything for the past couple of Sumptuous Saturdays, thinking that perhaps my lack of stuff to write about would be hidden by the fact that I have been posting daily microblogs for the #100HappyDays Challenge, but...

Instead, I'm sitting here scoffing at myself.

Seriously, Stefanie? You're posting a single picture a day, sometimes with a short, 1-sentence explanation. It's not hard, and putting the post together takes around, oh, 2 seconds. And yet here you are, wracking your brain to find a single, piddly little thing to write about.

All of that being said, I figured now was the best time to give you all a life update on Stefers.

I'm still moving to Korea in February, so I've reached the "oh, it's actually time to get all of my paperwork, expenses, and personal belongings together" stage. For example, I'm going to get my fingerprints done on Monday, and I am absolutely, wholeheartedly terrified.

No, I don't know why. I&…

#100HappyDays: Day 41
Scarves

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I have more scarves than I know what to do with, but I refuse to get rid of them. Each one has a specific memory tied to it, and all of them make me smile. Plus, they're a reminder of my favorite time of the year. So I keep them out and visible all year long in my bedroom, 1) as a wall decoration and 2) as a wonderful wall of scarves to choose from for when the colder months come around.

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#100HappyDays: Day 40
Autumn

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I am a big proponent of Autumn. In my opinion, it is quite literally the best time of the year. The weather is finally cooling down after an unrelenting summer, and everything is changing from dirt brown-colored to vibrant oranges and reds as far as the eye can see.

There's just something about going out to walk in a park, scarf wrapped snugly around one's neck, that makes the crisp air feel magical, as if anything can happen. It's a chance that the world gives us to hunker down before plunging into the brutal cold temperatures of Winter.

That's not to say that I don't love the Winter as well... Autumn is just my favorite. Sorry, Winter.



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