June 27th, 2008

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Thrilling Two-Fisted Tales of Commuters Shoppers Observed:

Tuesday, M. and I swung by the thrift store in Silver Spring. It's a good little place, and they always crack me up with the music they're playing. For instance, I'm in the jeans-section, and I'm quietly singing along with "After All That We've Been Through," by Chicago. Because that is, in fact, how I roll sometimes. So I hear M. also singing along quietly the next aisle over. I duck my head over to get her opinion on some jeans, and find that wasn't M. singing at all, but some unrelated middle-aged Guatemalan woman, blithely unaware of my presence. Hee.

News

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