My Mistake Was Thinking I Was Special

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My mistake wasn’t getting involved with you, my mistake was thinking I was special.

I’m not sure if it was anything you really did, but I had myself convinced that you were as involved as I was. Maybe it was the way you held my face when we kissed, or the good morning texts I would wake up to.

It could have had something to do with the way you described me in such detail. Only somebody who loved me would notice the way I play with my rings when I need reassurance, or bite my lip when I don’t know what to say. Somebody who didn’t love me wouldn’t say my eyes were so beautiful they can seek them out, even in a crowded room.

That was just you playing the game you play so well.

I knew you were good too, I had seen you win a…

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“One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand  about humans was their habit of continually stating and repeating the  very very obvious, as in It’s a nice day, or You’re very tall, or Oh dear you seem to have fallen down a thirty-foot well, are you alright? At first Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange  behaviour. If human beings don’t keep exercising their lips, he thought,  their mouths probably seize up. After a few months’ consideration and  observation he abandoned this theory in favour of a new one. If they don’t keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start  working. After a while he abandoned this one as well as being  obstructively cynical.”

5 Incredible Books That Will Have You Reading Again

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Chances are if you’re reading this, then you’re not in middle school anymore. If you are, then stop reading right now because you must preserve your reputation for “coolness.” If you are NOT in middle school then please proceed. As a college student or recent college graduate, the answer to the question, “What book are you currently reading?” should not be, “Pfffffff…who reads?!”

I admit that when I was 12, this was my response to every social media site that begged the question of what my favorite book was. I’m here to tell you that that does not make you look cool. It mostly makes you look like an ignorant asshole. So without further ado, delve into the starters list for anyone who hates reading but wants to give it a try. Don’t be surprised if you don’t make it out to the bars on Friday night, because you…

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