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Right now, I'm reading:
At least three books, badly.

My favorite story of all time is:

In bed I like to read:
Never in bed.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
On The Facebook hat tip to MaryMc and Joan.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
It is all about me, just not in the way I thought. Perspective.

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
No one is coming. You are the problem and the solution.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Take this pink ribbon off my eyes I'm exposed, and it's no big surprise Don't you think I know exactly where I stand? This world is forcing me to hold your hand 'Cause I'm just a girl, a little ol' me Well, don't let me out of your sight Oh, I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite So don't let me have any rights Oh, I've had it up to here

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
My dad.

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