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Ardan Arac
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On our street, all the lettering is done with big strips of sticky tape stuck to the road.

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Here is a mini story from last week..

Someone bangs on my door and I'm not even supposed to be home. It's 4:00pm on a Thursday. I say "Laurie?"

"My cat is missing, can i come in?"

What is one supposed to say to that.. except... "sure." The old, Asian woman walks right through the apartment, helps herself into our bedroom and goes out the back door.

Other information fragments fall off her in the process. The kitty has been missing for 4 hours. He is very shy and scared. He is orange and white. He has an Asian name that I can't quiet make out. She spotted the cat in our backyard just now.

Except he is not there any more.

I, of course, join in on the search. Don't cats like high up spaces? I go up the stairs that connect the apartments. Don't cats like dark spaces, I dig around in the garbage area.


I go kitty kitty kitty all around the place.

Then, he makes a silent appearance.

Let's just say I had dropped my work and entered the garbage to rescue a small, sweet cat. Perhaps I'd take a picture and email to my friends or pet behind his ears a bit.

Instead, an orange colored sheep sits in front of me.

How did this cat even move around to get lost in the first place? Not clear. And how will this tiny Asian woman lift this sheep-cat? Less clear.


Well, at least they are united and she looks so happy. Him? Couldn't care less. Me? Remembered the time when I searched for another cat 7 years ago with a person I liked at the time and sent this story to him.


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I didn't draw it! My roommate did. 
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead: Actor Dies At 46 In New York Apartment
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This is the best of Jon. "I want to know when I get drunk and pass out on my pizza I won't drown." 
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Wow! This left me speechless. 
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Yeah it pushed it to the top of this video's comments for me.
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This is so cool!!! If I did it half the apple would be gone though.
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I'm so unbelievably sad to read Phillip Seymour Hoffman has died. Every movie he has been in has been a masterpiece in my opinion. I was also lucky enough to have seen him on stage twice.
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment, law enforcement sources said Sunday.
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Just watched a movie of his a couple of nights ago. Sad.
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Istanbul's street cats are the cutest part of the city
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This is the difference between being an immigrant in the us vs. Europe. Here your origin is not what defines you. Well written first person essay about growing up in Germany as a Turkish origined girl 
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this movie is amazing. 2012 was a great year for movies and this was one of the gems.
A Late Quartet, the first fiction film from director Yaron Zilberman, follows the lives of four longtime colleagues who play in a celebrated string quartet together. As the gr...
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reviewed 5 months ago
free internet and the booths are the main attraction.
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reviewed 5 months ago
My favorites: Almond croissant, blueberry scone. I'm not a huge fan of their cakes (in general I don't like cakes here in the US), I go there for breakfast stuff.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I love their hot fudge. That's my favorite part. I can just spoon it up on its own. The ice cream is good too. Creative / weird flavors such as balsamic strawberry that you'd think won't work but it does. The lines are ridiculous. But once it's your turn, they don't rush you. you can sample as many flavors as you want though you feel bad for taking too long. I recommend it if the line is not too long.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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great almond croissant
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
This is my local coffee shop. I wish their coffee was better. I go there because i like the 2 big chairs, the service is good and it's very chill and relaxed. Their chai is not good though. I get tea instead.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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I'm torn on Fresca. On one hand, I love their ceviche. On the other hand, their service is really bad and they are very pricey. I always end up regretting the experience while enjoying the food.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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