VOTE! Election Day 2016

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Just before Election Day 2008, I purchased these three buttons at a Gap location near my Manhattan workplace. The Gap had invited ten artists to create buttons incorporating the word “VOTE,” and the resulting designs were selling for $5 apiece. (A dollar from each sale was donated to the voter-registration initiative Declare Yourself.) The artists were Fab5Freddy, John Baldessari, Adam Pendleton, Kara Walker, Nate Lowman, John Waters, Deborah Kass, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Laurie Simmons, and Sean Landers.

I purchased buttons from three artists: Assume Vivid Astro Focus (the psychedelic letters playing on Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE), Kara Walker (the silhouette of a girl’s head), and Laurie Simmons (the cat figurines). I wish I had bought a full set.

A lot has changed over the past eight years. A lot has not changed. Remember to vote today if you’re registered.

Product Review: LUSH Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Tint

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My mouth has had a rough week. I went to the dentist for a check-up and cleaning on Monday and ended up having some broken old fillings replaced. One of the anesthesia injections hit a blood vessel and muscle tissue inside my cheek (thanks, Mr. Dentist!) and my face is still swollen, sore, and bruised five days later.

Meanwhile, I happened to pass  a LUSH boutique and noticed that the Holiday 2016 collection is already starting to appear, including Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Tint. (Cue up the Tchaikovsky…) I felt like my mouth and I deserved a treat, so I made this impulse purchase.

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