Watching the debates?

My opinion so far:

Hilary is doing better.
Unfortunately, I don’t believe a word she says, except the last about taking guns away from people without cause.
Trump is flailing. All over the place. Incoherent at times.

Biggest losers:
The ‘moderator’
The American people

I’m going to watch a k-drama

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1906 Coquettes

vintage-being-taught-swimming-1906

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Nail-biting?

“According to a study published in the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, nail-biting might just be indicative of… perfectionism??
Dr. Kieron O’Connor, author of the study, said “We believe that individuals with these repetitive behaviors may be perfectionistic, meaning that they are unable to relax and to perform tasks at a normal pace. They are therefore prone to frustration, impatience, and dissatisfaction when they do not reach their goals.”
Basically, nail-biters aren’t trying to alleviate their nerves – they’re doing it out of frustration.” More here.img_20160920_1632344321

I think it’s not a coincidence that I only stopped (mostly) biting and peeling my nails when I started crocheting.

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Isaac Watts

Previously

II. In order to furnish the mind with a rich variety of ideas, the laudable curiosity of young people should be indulged and gratified, rather than discouraged. It is a very hopeful sign in young persons, to see them curious in observing, and inquisitive in searching into the greatest part of things that occur; nor should such an inquiring temper be frowned into silence, nor be rigorously restrained, but should rather be satisfied with proper answers given to all those queries. For this reason also, where time and fortune allow it, young people should be led into company at proper sea sons, should be carried abroad to see the fields, and the woods, and the rivers, the buildings, towns, and cities distant from their own dwelling; they should be enter tained with the sight of strange birds, beasts, fishes, in sects, vegetables, and productions both of nature and art of every kind, whether they are the products of their own or foreign nations: and in due time, where Providence gives opportunity, they may travel under a wise inspector or tutor to different parts of the world for the same end, that they may bring home treasures of useful knowledge.

III. Among all these observations write down what is most remarkable and uncommon: reserve these remarks in store for proper occasions, and at proper seasons take a review of them. Such a practice will give you a habit of useful thinking; this will secure the greatest part of things that occur; nor should such an inquiring temper be frowned into silence, nor be rigorously restrained, but should rather be satisfied with pro per answers given to all those queries. For this reason also, where time and fortune allow it, young people should be led into company at proper seasons, should be carried abroad to see the fields, and the woods, and the rivers, the buildings, towns, and cities distant from their own dwelling; they should be entertained with the sight of strange birds, beasts, fishes, in sects, vegetables, and productions both of nature and art of every kind, whether they are the products of their own or foreign nations: and in due time, where Providence gives opportunity, they may travel under a wise inspector or tutor to different parts of the world for the same end, that they may bring home treasures of useful knowledge.

 

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Vintage Advertisement, Gramophone

1906

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