Stiletto Heights

I am Jennifer Gordon- a mixed media collage artist and comic writer living in Columbus OH, with my fiance and love- Keith. I specialize in paintings, ACEOS, journals, art boxes and more. I am always available for commissions! Visit my etsy shop at:

Thursday, January 31, 2008


Good morning!

so today is my 400th blog post, can you even believe that???? Seems really high, and frankly I am impressed with myself that I have been able to keep it up as long as I have.

though I admit that lately I have been a little less than loyal...but you know this.

speaking of....yesterday I was going to do a celeb letter but then you see I was very distracted by Scribble and his infinite cuteness (an naughtiness)

my bubs and I also found ourselves saying many of the same things to the little puppy that we do to the mean cheese...make us realize just how similar a toddler and a puppy are.

now....please please all you "stiletto haters" out there who think I am mean...I really don't want to hear it, you know it's true anyway.

I mean really....when we have the mean cheese we say the following things all day long...

1- do you need to to potty
2- are you hungry
3- do you want to play
4- do you want to go to bed
5- No...NO!...NO!!!
6- out of your does not go in your mouth
7- time for medicine
9- did you pee
10- you're so cute
11- no biting
12 no scratching

I can go on and on, and I won't bore you with a list of things that we say to Scribble because it's the same damn list. I have a couple new reproduction limited edition prints in my shop, I picked them up yesterday from the printer and they are beyond fabulous....They are the images shown above.

ok time for me to give the dog some food and start my day.


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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I would like you to meet....

Scribble...he is our very adorable and very naughty little Shorkie-Tzu, he is my new bff you go, look at his little face.

cutest thing ever.

we've had the name picked out for about 3 years now, just waiting for the right dog...and here he is.

Monday, January 28, 2008

through the Bermuda Triangle and back

good morning, how are all of you???

sorry I have been a no show in bloglandia as of late, to tell you the truth I just did not have it mentally to give for the past several days.

My mind as you can probably assume has been on a thousand different things and my work load has been pretty heavy, you see my bubs and I started to sell of some of our comics on ebay (again) so that is where my nights have gone to, leaving my days for creating a little shorter, add in the hours that I need to packages stuff, and the hours that I waste in poor time management and have a girl who is a mess.

I am swearing to myself to be back on track after this week. I have a large project that needs to be done, as well as some small ones too.

Also....there might be a new addition to the Chateau Stiletto family....I believe we will know by Wednesday...and's not a baby, well not a human baby.

you see...we might be getting......

a little doggy.


first, it's so cute you would all die, it looks like a little old man even though he is still just a pup, it's a Shorkie Tzu which is a designer hybrid dog, so that means no also means I get to have a part yorkie which I love though my bubs says it's "not a dog" and "why does it always shake", and "is that a cat" every time he sees one, and my bubs can get a dog that has a beard and mustache like a dwarf (this is where the Shih Tzu part comes in).

SO anyway, it's not a 100% done deal but it's close...the dog was good with the mean cheese and more importantly she was good with the dog (she can be awfully rough for such a little thing), but the two littles seemed to take to each other.

The price is good on the dog....I mean not great but good and a lot better than the $2400 yorkie I wanted...I think this little mongrel is not as popular because he looks like a mutt, as my bubs said "a little punk rock dog".

though sadly he is a little too big to put in my Coach Tote that Jody gave I guess that means I might have to save up to get a bigger bag to put him in when I go to Starbucks.

like anything in our lives getting a doggy now was not planned, we were thinking Spring, after my bubs got his tax refund and after the wedding...but we have the chance now...should we not take it?

Plus the other night I had a dream that we got a dog, I think it's a sign.

ok enough dog talk, I will keep you all posted on the saga


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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Petite Heights Sunday January 27 2008

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art- keith cousineau
story- keith cousineau & jennifer gordon

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

making it quick

hi loves...

sorry for the lazy posting today, I spent most of the morning trying to update the sidebar of my blog....but seeing as I am "computarded" (word made up by Tara) it took all morning, then I spent a little time adding a couple products to my Dawanda I only added two before I gave up, but it's a start, and I figure if I can add one item to it a day well then I will be in slightly better shape, I figured Dawana would be another good place for me to sell my reproductions, but my etsy shop will still be my main focus and place to get originals!

so last night we had our friend Nick over (waves at Nick) and I gorged on a pizza loaf he made, and then ate the most decadent chocolate tort bars that my bubs had made...OMG, it was like getting diabetes in the form of a brownie bar.

so needless to say I could not take the morning off from the damn bike.

so here I am running late on my day, here are my latest offerings, they will all be available on etsy and measure 8x8 on canvas panel.

ok now back to more work.


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Monday, January 21, 2008


Good morning!!

ok can I just tell you that after riding 8 miles on the damn stationary bike this morning my legs almost...ALMOST, did not make it up the stairs to my studio...I came very close to just heaping myself at the bottom of the stairs to wait the 8 long hours before my bubs got home, to fine me laying helpless, hungry, and still in my pjs.

But you know what, I suffered through the pain, and I did that for all of you, my loyal readers.

if I seem "off" today, please understand, I have now switched to sugar free mochas, and I have not had any snack cakes in 2 days...which in "jenn time" which is similar but not the same as dog's like an eternity.

Now don;t get me wrong, I am not banning sweet cakes from my life, just cutting back a little, after all there is "the dress" I need to fit into.

ok, so............speaking of the dress a couple people were wondering how close I was to having the money for it, and I will say this, I am almost there, now...yes, the monthly gas bill has not come in yet to rape me of all my money, but I am seriously thinking of throwing caution to the wind and just getting the dress and worrying about the gas bill later, right?

I also found the PERFECT necklace to wear with the dress and I am happy to say it will be mine, I will take tons of photos of it, but here it is for those of you who cannot wait, you see I am in LOVE with it. Deciduous Soul's shop is one of my most favorite's on etsy.

ok, must get to work, I am aching to do a little creating before I spend the rest of the day packaging things and not so secretly watching bad soap operas.

Images today are of a couple new pieces in my shop, hope you enjoy.


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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Petite Heights Sunday January 20 2008

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art- keith cousineau
story- jennifer gordon and keith cousineau

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Friday, January 18, 2008

so far....

so this morning I have....

*done the stationery bike for 7.5 miles, all the while doing arm weights (ugh, I f-ing hate cardio)
*sent out 3 invoices
*started 2 new pieces
*had a giant mocha
*stared at myself in the mirror and thought obsessively "is it working? DO I look thinner?" AND "Did that face mask last night cure all my skin problems???"
*had 1 giant glass of ice water
*knocked over a giant pile of papers and ephemera in my studio which caused me to step back quickly into my garbage can and then knocked that over.
*listened to a Bruce Springsteen bootleg from a couple years back
*now I am blogging.

I am already tired

How are all of you??? Big exciting plans this weekend??? It is going to be a balmy 7 degrees here in Columbus this weekend so I think I am going to be doing a lot of complaining and wandering about the house wearing blankets like I am a Sherpa.

ok so I am still deeply into a Marilyn Monroe phase so please enjoy the new pieces, also there will be more journals in my shop later on...


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Thursday, January 17, 2008


Good morning!

sorry for the no show with celeb letters yesterday, life got in the way and there were a lot of things that just had to get done, like...

7.5 miles to ride on the bike
lots of orders to package
finish up a special piece for someone special
having a panic attack
reading comics
making journals/sketchbooks

so there you have it, all that in one day...there was more too, but in reality it was the packaging that took the majority of the day...

So as you can see from my list...I was making journals/ if the sun comes out today they will start being available today and they are limited and I did only one design of each, they will come in two sizes and they are done on beautiful moleskine journals....which if you never owned one, you really should, I keep one with me always just to jot down inspiration or sketch out a layout for a piece or an impromptu piece of poetry....

and yes sometimes I write mean notes in my moleskin and show them to my bubs if what I am thinking is to mean to say out loud.

I learned my lesson from the time I openly made fun of the fat hooker who was bending over with no undies in the grocery store while eating a bucket of chicken wings....yeah....NASTY.

anyway now those things get written in my book and shown to my bubs, in fact we have quite a collection, at some point we will probably compile them all together into some bad "street poetry" and performance art that is all the rage with the young and angry.

wait...where was I going.....oh yeah, moleskines....they are awesome.

also.................................I am currently at 1899 sales in my lil shop, so that means whoever (or is it whomever....I have no idea, this is what I missed out on by studying acting in an art school instead of going to "real college"), anyway, lucky #1900 will receive a FREE 8x10 original collage, because you know how much I love, love, love celebrating milestones.

Speaking of milestones I am approaching my 400th blog post, can you believe it...yikes that is a lot of blah blah.

anyway, the picture shown today is of a brand new Marilyn Monroe collage in my shop, I did a large special order of Marilyn based pieces for someone and now I have Marilyn fever again, so expect to see more, and soon.

The other piece shown with her is a new architectural based piece as well, that too will be available later today. must consume coffee and read celeb gossip sites (yeah, I did not give them up for my resolution, I just couldn't)

***EDIT- I have started to add the sketchbooks to my shop, they are photographed above.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Dream a little Dream part II

ok so the other night it was Madonna telling me I'm fat, and last night it was this....

Last night I had a horrible dream, for lack of blogging material I might right about that.

I dreamed that my bubs and I were at the art museum (it was the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester NH) and there was a horrible storm and the lightning was so fast and so close that you could not even hear the thunder, everyone was clapping because it was like fireworks.

Then I said "everything is on fire" and it was....the entire city was looking red.

Now this was the city I lived in back home.

Then my bubs said we should get home and then all of a sudden we were there and it was my old house where I grew up and it was fine, not on fire...but when I opened the front door all these animals came out of the house and it was all my old pets that I had when I was little (they are obviously all dead now)...they were leaving the house and I was trying to grab them and bring them back in.

then I thought "this isn't right"

and I woke up.

I'm thinking this has something to do with marrying my bubs and finally moving onto a new stage in my life, and maybe finally realizing that "back home" is not home at all anymore...I'm not sure...well at least I was not being told I was fat in this one, but I will say it was so very sad to see all my old pets who have been gone for so long, I remember right now in the dream how real and solid they felt when I was trying to grab them.


ok I have to get some work done, I am finishing up a wholesale order....more tomorrow.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

what the hell does this mean???

ok so last night I had a dream that I was totally hanging out with Madonna, yeah it was sort of awesome.

Anyway in the dream she came over to my house after she got home from India, she was super cool/bitchy the way Madonna would totally be, you know the type, everyone has one snotty friend like this (sometimes I am afraid I am that snotty friend to most people). Anyway in the dream I told her I was getting married and showed her my dress...and she was totally not into the whole thing, like I could tell she was not impressed with the dress and then I started feeling bad about myself.

Then she lightened up and started talking about her daughter Lourdes and how she is sort of homely and annoying (hey, these were Madonna's words in my dream, NOT MINE)

so it was fun and we were laughing, then she said she was tired and laid down with her head in my lap and then she said...."have you gained weight"

then I woke up.


so what the hell is this, now the queen of pop thinks I am meaty.

I rode the stationary bike for 7.5 miles when I woke up.

Happy Monday

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Petite Heights SUnday January 13 2008

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art- keith cousineau
story- jennifer gordon and keith cousineau

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Dum Dum De Dum.......

morning, ok so I feel like I cannot keep in it any longer, I am horrible with secrets, just plain awful...

so..............I'm getting married.

yup, after a very long engagement my bubs and I are finally making it official. Now we are doing this VERY SMALL and very low key, just his parents and my mom will be there, we will most likely have a dinner or something after that, but the ceremony will just be them. The plan is to pay for them to come out here (remember they are 800 miles from here) so............that is really where my stress might come from, well that and fitting into a dress and looking like a stunning goddess for a day.

yeah, strike that, that is going to be the hard part for sure.

Now I am telling all of you this just in case I go into bride mode and I disappear under the weight and pressure of working out...(must lose AT LEAST 15LBS) .or if I all of a sudden start having massive sales in my etsy shop to get the parents out here safe and sound, well and to pay for the dress...

because yes this is about my bubs and I joining together in love and life and all that....but come one, it's also about the dress, like almost all about the dress (excepts that part about the love).

(oh I just realized saying things with this much snark might send the mean letters back my way...saying I am awful because I said a wedding was about a dress.)

anyway, so that is the news, very low key...oh and it will be happening at the beginning of April, we have the date set but I am keeping that close to my heart right now, less it be jinxed. In fact honestly typing all of this out and sending it out into the blogosphere is scary enough.........quick someone knock on wood....


(see I am already yelling, I believe this is what is called being a "Bridezilla" or something)

so there you have it, I'm all giddy and happy, the way as a bride you are supposed to feels good. It does.


PS- I was going to write about Dancing With The Stars tour but I realized that the only people that really care I think I have talked to about it....if you do care and want to know more about Wayne Newton and cute little blond Derek Hough's hips....well leave a comment or send me a convo through etsy and I will tell you all about them.

**picture above is the dress I want, but don't have yet, I am quickly trying to save all my pennies not presently spoken for by things like my huge heat bill, or food, or medicine.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

3 things to be braggy about

Good morning.

ok I know the question burning on everyone's are all wondering about Dancing With the Stars....(well I know at least 2 of you are, lol) all that will come tomorrow in an update about a girls night out and possibly....possibly a sort of big announcement.

but anyway, today I am going to be braggy braggy.

First....I was lucky enough to be featured on a great new website called The Chick's Guide, which is a division of Cantata Books. You must all go there in droves to look at it, I am on the home page down towards the bottom, and trust me it was more than an honor being there.

Second.....ok see the big blue piece in today's post....well this was a wonderful labor of love of mine, and part of me stretching myself as an artist, you see the color scheme, not really my normal thing, and the subject matter, though another passion of mine- architecture, was again not my normal thing. Also, the size of the piece was bigger than I usually work at 16x20 inches. You see, I am not resting on my laurels I am sticking to the resolutions and working bigger...telling new stories.

So, once I finished it and listed it in my etsy shop, I was happy, fulfilled with a wonderful sense of completion, so believe me my jaw just about hit my desk when about 10 minutes later. It was gone, sold...snatched up.

um, wow. Really amazing feeling.

Thirdly, I got a wonderful feedback from a buyer yesterday saying she loved her piece etc, but she also said somehting else that made me squeal. She said she had received her latest issue of Pasticcio and that my work was featured in it (that's the other picture shown today of my piece "The Lake of Dead Languages".

Now, this was especially thrilling because I have not gotten my copy yet, so she was nice enough to scan in my page and email it over so I could share it with all of you.

Now, if you are not familiar with Pasticcio, you should be. I drool over my issue #1 on a pretty regular basis. This is a Quartz (that's lingo for a Quality Art Zine), it is put out by the lovely and amazingly talented Sarah Fishburn and Angela Cartwright (yes, the same Angela Cartwright that was my bubs' first love, Penny....from Lost in Space). Sarah and Angela are both really talented, like scary talented so being in this wow, it's like winning an Oscar, so if you can....make sure to get issue #2 because I am in it, and pick up issue 1 if you can as well. The book itself is really high quality, beautiful printing and paper, less a "zine" and more a collectible art book.

ok done being braggy bragerson.


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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Dear Insert Name Here

Dear Hilary Clinton

I want to wholeheartedly congratulate you on your victory in NH last night. Really, in so many ways it touched my heart. Yes, I no longer reside there and thus was not part of this election, yes...I support John Edwards, yes...I still love Barack Obama.

But your win last night, moved me, it moved me more than I thought it would.

You see so, so many years ago when I was just 16, and your husband was still Senator Clinton, I was allowed entry to the NH Democratic Convention, due to the fact the a high school teacher of mine was working on the campaigns and could see that though I was a delinquent in school I was smart and had a love of politics.

I met a lot of people that day, and the two stand outs were you and your husband, he was gracious, charming and over all humble, more so than most people I believe would think. And you, well you were amazing. So very present when I talked to you, like at that moment in time you really wanted to be talking to me, a girl who was years away from voting, one with clearly no money or rich parents to contribute to your husband's campaign.

You talked to me, and I listened, and you listened, you talked about women in politics and how it was different than being a man in politics, not better, not worse, just different. It was your heart that I saw that day, and to be honest it is not something you show too much during your work.

I know it is a memory that was one in countless for you, but something life changing for me in many ways, you changed my life that day, and last night in NH, you started to change the world.

Now, politics or not whether people agree or disagree with what you have to say, that matters little to me right now, because you are doing something amazing, something that as a little girl staring up at our framed photo of JFK (which hung right next to the framed picture of the Pope) I never thought would happen.

Thank you.

Jennifer Gordon

(ok readers, I bet you all thought I was going to write to Brittany today, right??)

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The First In The Nation

I just wanted to give a little shout out to all the people in New Hampshire....I am painfully jealous that all of you are voting today, seriously....The New Hampshire Primary is one of the things I miss most about living in NH, I might even miss it more than the ocean...

anyway, I am thinking of you all today....AND if any of you see John Edwards while you are out at the polls, tell him I love him.

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Monday, January 07, 2008

the other side of the weekend

good morning

How are you?? Your weekends? Marvelous? Mine was low key but great, well great except for the couple hours yesterday when I started the long arduous journey that is my taxes....seriously, I have no idea how one little person (that's me) can amass so many receipts, between the post office and supply receipts I must be responsible for the death of so many trees just to make the receipt paper.

So, here's the deal, my taxes are a huge undertaking that I plan to work on little by little lest I go insane. So, if I am not posting quite as often, please know that I have not abandoned you all for a glamorous life, in fact if not blogging or painting or doing the etsy thing, I will most likely be wither 1- on the stationary bike peddling my way to hotness, or doing my taxes.

I am still going to really try to keep up with blogging at least 3 times a week but just in case....

so, in just a couple days I am going to see the Dancing With The Stars tour in all it's glorious over the top camp. I am so excited you see the way most people feel about going to see concerts, well that is how I feel about this, or going to the ballet or theater, they a very rare treats these days, but when it happens I am though the roof.

you see my mum raised me on a healthy diet of dancing, dancing, theater, more dancing and more theater, now...mind you I was NOT one of the bratty theater kids I would eventually work with when I was on the, I was a student of dance for many years and a lover of theater...we would get dressed up and her and I would go and sit in the cheap seats of the balcony and just lose ourselves in that world.

she would whisper quietly to me...."that's going to be you someday"

and it was, I can say that, for a brief while I lived the life of flood lights, dressing rooms, and curtain calls....and I would be lying if I said I did not in occasion miss that...

but it's a hard life, and the people...well some of them or more than wonderful and then there are others....well I'll just leave it at that, the others....and frankly my skin is not thick enough to deal with that, and the health of my poor bedraggled body also cannot deal with that rigorous instead my new stage is my studio, my new actors are my collages...acting out the most wonderful stories, plays, dances...each one giving the type of performance that when they are done they feel a piece of them has died.

but in a good way.

wow...hell of a lot of babble there, and I am not sure if any of it makes any sense at all, can you tell I am putting off working on the receipt pile.

photo today is of a new(ish) piece that is available for sale in the shop.

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Petite Heights Sunday January 6, 2008

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art- keith cousineau
story- jennifer gordon & keith cousineau

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Saturday, January 05, 2008

Saturday Night Special Sales

Happy Saturday!

Please write SNS in the message to seller section and wait for a new invoice.

Art Cards and Reproduction Prints – Buy One Get One Half Off!!

20% Off Everything Else In Shop!

Free Goodies with all purchases!

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

because I am obsessed

here are some photos I captured of the albino squirrel that I see from our kitchen window....please note that all those adorable birdhouses are not ours, but our neighbors....

we are too lazy (and way too poor) to get anything like that for our yard right now, but once we do....that little white beauty will be all mine.

I keep telling my bubs that I want it to come live in the house with us, but he keeps saying things like "no it will bite you", and "no it will poop all over the place" and "no you can't even take care of yourself never mind an albino squirrel "

his points are all valid, as I do have memories of grabbing a baby squirrel when I was a little girl and holding it close to me....then it bit me on the face and I came in the house screaming, but still holding the squirrel.

oh the lovely childhood memories.

ok short and sweet today....sorry for that, you see I am still trying to figure out how to blog and work out in the morning without it taking all day....

is it possible??

does anyone know??

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

um, what day is it?


ok it's Wednesday and I know today is my celebrity letter day, but.....I don't have it in me, you see the holidays (and all the alcohol) has f-ed up my schedule, so my blog like the weekly garbage schedule, is off.

So did you all have a wonderful New Year's?

My bubs and I got all bundled up and walked into town where they were having a street celebration, now have you all seen the Bill Murray movie "Groundhog Day"? well if you have then you know the town celebration, well this was like that. It was sweet and everyone seemed so happy and creeped us out. BIG TIME, I kept thinking "why are they smiling"

I am not sure what that says about me....but it can't be good.

So once we were creeped out we decided we needed drinks and lots of them, so we headed to our friend Steve and Ed's party, figuring we would stay for a while and get warm, have drinks, and then later once we were totally drunk would go back into town to watch the Ball Drop (or in this case, rise) and then watch the street performers...

little did we know the awesomeness of Steve and Ed's party.

ok, first....there were the strongest rum and coke's I ever had, it was basically just a giant glass of rum that sort of looked like coke. Then we had shots of something red and minty, it cleared my sinuses and hurt. Then there were jello shots, and more of that red minty stuff, then there was champagne.

all in all I was so sauced that I actually was singing Karaoke and worse than that....I was singing songs from Greece, which is probably the worst music on the planet.

there were also drunken renditions of songs about "the troops" and 9/ was seriously brilliant especially when it is a duet with a gay man.

There was also a serious injury at the part too, when one of the rable rousers fell down and broke his ankle in 2 places while playing drunken Wii bowling.

yeah....people always say it's not a party until something gets broken.

so late that night (or early the next morning) we stumbled home, I for one was practically blind by that point, so much so in fact that I did not even realize the fact that I had a huge blister on my foot that by the time we got home was bleeding all over.

Yeah, I know...gross.

So yesterday after waking up still drunk to the sound of howling wind and my bubs telling me we had a down power line on our driveway....I spent most of the day just bumbling around and watching episodes of MASH season 1 on dvd.

I have a mad crush on Alan Alda, seriously he is really hot to me.

so, all that babble being said, yesterday felt like Sunday, making today a Monday that I don't want to work....and piles of work that I am seemingly behind on.

so there you have it, why I am not writing to a celebutard this week.

so what's new with you?

Happy New Year

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