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Life Is Complicated. Let A Hit From The '90s Break It Down For Ya.

The original version of this started out like this: "Inside every adult lurks a graduation speaker dying to get out, some world-weary pundit eager to pontificate on life to young people who'd rather be Rollerblading." What would you say in a commencement address?

I heard this song for the first time this decade when my friend Bethanie played it for me. She's an amazing person and a brave Marine who just spent almost a year in Afghanistan; if you want to thank her for her service, you can do something for a vet today.

Also, a big shout out to my brother Sam, who is graduating college this year and gives fabulous advice! As evidenced below, I have been a big time fan of my baby brother for a very long time, and I am so very proud of him!


That thumbnail is me, circa 1988. I did my own hair, wore my great-grandmother's earrings, and wore a dress from my mom's thrift shop. Not much has changed since then. Here it is again, just in case you need another laugh. Also, while I'm at it — hi, Mom! Love you! <3

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Anyone who has spent any time around dogs knows that fireworks can be a jarring experience. The fact that they are in a shelter with the uncertainty of not having a home and being caged, combines for an understandably anxious situation. Santiago mentions to azcentral.com, that sometimes the pets can get so stressed out that they can jump out of windows or dig under fences, which isn't healthy for their psyche. The third annual Calm the Canines event is sponsored by Maricopa County Animal Care and Control with founder Santiago in Arizona. They comfort animals during these worrisome times.


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