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Gifs offer new ways to meet life’s challenges

It is my pleasure to support dear occupant’s Sunday GIForama:Nature with this additional diary.

I once taught English language and literature at a posh private girls’ school in Potomac, Maryland, where the motto was Aut inveniam viam aut faciam (I will either find a way or make one). Sitting here in the Mile High City, mired in the dregs of winter…

L’ennui d’hiver

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…I reviewed my collection of gifs and saw in them new ways to meet life’s challenges, big and small.  

When obdurate reality doesn’t suit your needs

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When you find yourself a little short

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Does time hang heavy on your hands?

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When you’re tasked with making slaw but lack a mandoline

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Need to clutch your pearls but lack a necklace?

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For those who need a change of perspective

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Weary of all the slicing and dicing? Try this.

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Annoying person getting you down? (I’m talking to you, iriti.)

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Too tired to throw the woozle’s balls?

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Is your needlework unspiring? Try this:

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When the finer points of technique are just too much, abandon them.

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Best of all, at close of day

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  1. dear occupant

    your added commentary was pitch perfect too, ursoklevar.

    and of course the best advice of all, IMHO, is to laugh which this diary did and still is.

    i’m deciding which is my fav, really have a soft spot for the elephant. 🙂

  2. kishik

    these are great!!!

    I think my favorite is the girl and the pony….

    or maybe the Sistine Chapel gambling den…


  3. nchristine

    That first one, with the little kid… yeah, s/he’s going places!!  Rules, what rules!!

    I’m so stressed out right now…. and will be for a while.  I MIGHT hear something later this week about an in person interview I had on the 1st.  I’d like to have the job – it sounds interesting, I can do the work, no problem.  

    Part of the anxiety is that the job I have could go away at any moment.  The project that I had been hired to do has been put on ‘pause’ and am now doing ‘production’ issues.  I’ve been told that there’s ‘plenty’ of work, but who hasn’t heard that line before??

    I’m up against 5-6 other people for the position.  The interview went very well.  But, that doesn’t mean a thing.  I hate the waiting…… wish it’d just get done and over with.

    Sorry… needed to ‘talk’.

  4. The kid getting help onto the horse is very cute and the Change of Perspective is very cleverly done. I am a strong admirer of the delight of the unexpected.

    More more more!!

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