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now here's a real reason for a holiday weekend


just a quick note to wish everyone a very happy WORLD TURTLE DAY!!!

i've been a big fan of the little shelled fellas for quite a while, since i got to share an apartment with a couple of them. (i might add that the late, great morgan was also a real fan of turles as well, and he was way cooler than i'll ever be.)

remember- taking your time just means that you have the opportunity to reflect on whether or not you're making a good decision, which generally means that you end up making fewer stupid mistakes.

so make a donation to a charity that helps some of the endangered species of turtle survive in the wild. alternately, consider giving a home to these little reptilian wonders. you might be surprised at how endearing they are.

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