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    Coughing Cold Motivation

    Thank you, HALLS® cough drops, for providing those uplifting, motivational quotes on your wrappers. Phrases like: “Buckle down and push forth!” “Get back in the game.” “Impress yourself today.” When I’m feeling terrible and can’t be active without activating severe cough senses and nose waterfalls (don’t pretend to be grossed out), what I need, besides your candy droplets, is one or two-liners intent on picking me up and getting me going when all I want to do is sleep, read, and drink more tea and water than I have in the past year. Well, today I woke up and showered, coughed maybe no more than 200 times in an hour, and then…

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    Human

    CoverGirl, ChapStick®, Starbucks. Samsung, Bic, unknown brand of paper clip. A homemade coaster, an extra hair tie the latter most likely Goody, I’m unfamiliar with names of tile manufacturing companies (that’s what the coaster is made out of). That’s just a small sample of brands that cover my desk. More include Scotch®, Quartz, Dell and of course Sturbridge Yankee. I guess they somehow show who I am: A makeup user, chapped lips sufferer, expensive coffee lover, among all else. Should I not admit that these are part of what defines me? If anything, these are great examples of what defines me. I’m always wondering how to define myself, always blurting out…