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September 15, 2008



great floors!

belle waring

yeah, nice, huh? they look better now.


What? You don't like that lovely green?


I sympathize with the view from your studio. My office overlooks the rooftops of the little-spoken-about-but-apparently-popular red light district of Philadelphia.

There aren't any actual red lights above the doors of the numerous massage parlors. But you can tell the businesses are shady down those alleys because even though there aren't any actual business names on the doors there are very large signs that indicate the street numbers.

There's one denizen who comes out onto a rooftop every day at lunchtime to stretch and perform exercises, presumably before her clients arrive with their terribly sore back muscles. Those exercises include the unsurprising (such as lunges) as well as the unexpected (the hula hoop).

Not the sort of thing one expects to have as a view from a venerable white-shoe Quaker-founded law firm.

Neil the Ethical Werewolf

Pratchett's phrase, 'Seamstresses' Guild' always struck me as an excellent euphemism.

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