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I am devouring the Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness right now. I’ve been obsessed- ask my boyfriend, who found me crying in his bed while reading it a while back… Ness just came into the Strand & signed my copy of Monsters of Men (“to Melissa whose lunch I ruined”). Then he asked if we should take a selfie. Twitterpated & geeking out. #melissafiction #booklovers #chaoswalking #monstersofmen #patrickness #bookworm (at Strand Book Store)

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🌾 #october has me missing the slumber party days. huddled under blankets watching friday the 13th, eating snack packs, wailing like dummies at the invisible slithers in the night. back when I didn’t care about young love & it didn’t care about me. I wasn’t the kid getting married at the top of the slide. my girlfriends braided each other’s hair & called me “missy” & I didn’t relate. they gushed over the boys that I enjoyed talking shit to on the basketball court. I’d have sooner ridden my bike off a mountain than blown one of those little dudes a kiss. I’m a late bloomer & a pain in the ass.

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#fish sandwich, beer-battered & sweet potato fries, saison beer back in lake erie. visit ohio for tropical island-hopping adventures. swim with flesh-eating algae, eat perch with tartar sauce. bask from a beach towel in the rays of the nuclear waste plant on the very near neighboring shore. 👍 (at Kelleys Island Brewery)

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a model from spain approached me in the park, took off his shirt & did 21 push-ups in the dirt for my phone number. he flexed his boobs & kept asking if I liked his abs, if I’d poke his chest. dude was barking up the wroooong tree. even if I wasn’t head over heels for my boyfriend & his devastating good looks, I’m drawn in life to humble egos. the fat hairy film geeks, clumsy people with speech impediments, androgynous artistic souls. he asked me if I like his calvin klein boxer briefs COME ON. baffled, kinda amused & so turned off.

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I have b.o. & smelly feet & hairy pits & I belch when I drink the bubbly. if I can find someone to love me, there is hope for all trolls of mankind. #xoxo

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I have b.o. & smelly feet & hairy pits & I belch when I drink the bubbly. if I can find someone to love me, there is hope for all trolls of mankind. #xoxo

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freeeeeeee! let the mermaids sing for me. #oysters #nyc #manhattan (at Madison Square Eats)

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as summer floods out of #nyc & I bow my head in mourning for more beach-combing antics, I am gradually revitalized with a new intrigue: the allure of autumn. apple-picking, pumpkin patches, halloween, hay rides. give me all that shit, bring me copper & changing leaves & the glitter of crisp sunshine on a fall weather hike up a mountain, picnic basket in tow, a love to keep me warm, visible breaths in the air colliding. #therockaways (at Fort Tilden Beach)

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ooouughhhhh breakfast in the woods with awesome people 👫👬 #farm-fresh hen eggs (such vibrant color compared to store-bought!) & #garden-fresh green tomatoes (such sweeeeetness compared to oh you know).

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the gorgeous end result to yesterday’s cheesy, eggy, shroomy chicken sausage #curry we cooked over the fire during the power outage. 😍