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An Almanac For The 21st Century

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Wear, Watch, Want #20: The Shady Dancing Dog Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #20: The Shady Dancing Dog Edition

Wear: Cat Eye Sunglasses

Way, way back when we were on Wear, Watch, Want #4, I told you I wanted a pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs cat eye sunglasses. I never bought those, because I spent all my money at Sephora instead (most likely). Instead, I bought a pair of cat eye sunglasses at Forever 21, and I've been wearing those for at least 6-8 months, maybe longer. I get compliments on them all the time, and they're from Forever 21, so they can't have cost more than $8. And that's if they were deemed "fancy." Normally Forever 21 sunglasses are what, $3 or $5 or something like that? The particular glasses I have are no longer available on the Forever 21 website, but they look almost identical to these $22 ones from ASOS, or the $34 pair pictured above from Nordstrom, which come in purple and gold. Oooooh. Who needs pricy sunglasses now? (Still me, but I live in Southern California. I need ALL the sunglasses.)

Watch: Dance Academy

Dance Academy is my favorite kind of show. It's about a group of Australian teens who go to a (you guessed it!) dance academy in Sydney, where they live and dance and work their little Aussie legwarmers off in hopes of becoming professional dancers. Do you like Center Stage? Of course you do. Then you should check out Dance Academy. "Duh, Sarah," You may be thinking, "I'm not an idiot - I've already watched all three seasons of Dance Academy on Netflix." Well did you see the latest news? That there's going to be A MOTHERLOVIN' DANCE ACADEMY MOVIE?!?! Because there is, and I am PUMPED. So here's your chance to watch all three seasons of Dance Academy and join me for some intense anticipation.

This is the trailer for the first season, and it makes me want to go back and re-watch every episode again. Or just fast forward to any and all scenes with Abigail, Dance Academy's true star. Plus, as you know, one of my tests for top TV shows and books is how much they make me cry, and the series finale of Dance Academy made me BAWL. So, basically, it's A+ television.

Want: Dogs on Leashes

About a week ago Hero got attacked by a dog. He's okay now, but we were both on edge the whole weekend. The worst part about it was that it was entirely preventable - the dog that bit him was only able to do so because she was being walked without a leash. If she had been leashed her owner could have easily pulled her away from Hero and the whole ordeal could have been avoided. Not only was this dog's owner putting his dog, as well as other dogs, in danger, he was breaking the law. Like I said, Hero is okay, but please, please don't be a complete [redacted on account of pure vitriolic filth] and put a leash on your dog.

Rest Your Tired Eyes on This Drugstore Lifesaver

Rest Your Tired Eyes on This Drugstore Lifesaver

The X Factor is That It's Not Full of Lies

The X Factor is That It's Not Full of Lies