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August 11, 2015


Darling, daring photograph!

I would recognize those riders ANYWHERE.It's the chin hold.

It's the World's Most Interesting Couple! (They don't drink beer that often, but when they do, they prefer to have a Blatz. Stay thirsty!)

They're gonna hop in their jalopy
to a drive-in movie,
and never look at the show.
They're gonna hug and kiss,
just like this,
and they can't wait to go-oh-oh!

They're on vacation,
till the start of the fall,
gonna have a ball!


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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
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in the corner
of the bedroom
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