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This Changes Nothing, Unless…

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…the tramp-stamp tattoo above your rear is now inaccurate. Everyone else, stop whining. If you preface your day/month/year/life (+ ‘s) forecast on an ambiguous horoscope, which differs based on the source, then you may as well flip a coin to determine if you’re going to have a good day, fall in love, change jobs, or engage in a steamy hook-up. The updated, (not to mention, accurate), list of Zodiac signs effectively changes nothing. I went from a Cancer to a Gemini, but I’m still me. I’m still the same Ross Clurman. I still don’t make my bed in the morning, I still take two creams and a raw sugar, I still recycle and I still have a calendar in my office that reads June 17, 2010, because I [still] don’t like routines – they bore me. Think of it this way…no one before or after this moment will ever be able to do what we just did: change their Zodiac…

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Simplify Life

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Being sick has its benefits. For one, I’m confined. The extent of my entertainment includes a peppy black cat, a half-full fridge and my computer(s). I have also been avoiding my phone, because I sound like I have an upper respiratory infection…because I do. Hence, I have plenty of time to read, think and write, which if you don’t know me, writing is one thing I love to do. Last night I read something a little bit inspiring. In it, the author listed sixty ways to make life simple again. Sixty suggestions + copious amounts of nighttime cough syrup + Advil PM + a recent critique of my demeanor, got me thinking about my life (and had me feeling pretty damn good). I’m a realist. I can’t immediately instate all sixty simplifications. Instead, here are the manageable few I’m going to try: Live below your means. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need. Organize your living space and working space. Get…

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