See the link on The Hairpin for blue airmail stationery sold by ModCloth. Awash in childhood memories of receiving airmail letters from overseas relatives, click over and add the stationery to my shopping cart. Decide to take a gander at the shoes while I’m at it (combined shipping, duh). Get bored with shoes and close the window.
Go back to The Hairpin and remember about the stationery! Click over to ModCloth. Browse coats and jackets. Get bored with coats and jackets and close the window.
Scroll through The Hairpin and see the picture of THE STATIONERY. Hello ModCloth, look at all these pretty tights! Add lace tights to shopping cart. Get distracted by actual work.
While cleaning up my desktop and closing extraneous browser windows, see the ModCloth tab. Somehow it rings a bell. Finally buy stationery (and lacy tights). It’s the hardest $19 ModCloth’s ever earned.
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See the Hairpin story about how to rule over my email inbox for all time and eternity. Stampede over to gmail and feverishly sort, delete, and organize about 200 emails. Reward myself with a little scroll through unread stories on The Hairpin.
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While browsing The Hairpin (as I occasionally do), find a link to a cat-eye makeup tutorial. Watch the tutorial. Fall down a rabbit hole, on the walls of which are playing all the other Hairpin makeup tutorials ever. Follow along in my head so that by the time I reach the bottom I’m a 1950s glamour queen with cat eyes, a perfect manicure, flawless eyeshadow, and radiant, glowing skin. Bask in my own glory for a minute.
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So. Based on anecdotal evidence, reading The Hairpin may lead to precipitous decline in productivity. But it may also lead to a dramatic increase in all around life fabulousness.
I hope your Fridays are full of all around life fabulousness just in general. I’m off to have cake. Want a song to play you out? Here you go.