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Fwd: Digest: Shares have been purchased

Fascinating. It’s getting expensive to invest in me. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, especially the higher up it is? (Tony Pace) Begin forwarded message: From: Empire Avenue Accounts Date: October 6, 2011 8:00:22 AM PDT To: Subject: Digest: Shares have been purchased * [image: Empire Avenue] Special Notifications! Unlocked Outstanding 4 Achievement about 15 mins ago *Requirements: Get others to buy a total of 6,000 shares in you You have at least 6,000 shares currently outstanding and are so popular we’re getting a little jealous. You still have a really long way to go to reach what people like to call the “cream of the crop,” though. Keep going! Tip: To see how many shares you have outstanding, click on My Graphs /graphs> on your profile. Invested in you! [image: (e)DREAM] iDreamDigital Has invested 27,104.98e in you by buying 600 shares. (e)DREAM Do not reply to this e-mail it has been automatically generated. Manage your email settings . Copyright (C) 2009-2011 Empire Avenue Inc . All rights reserved. Suite 339, 14032 23rd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6R 3L6, Canada»»»

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs : Essays

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2009

Favorite Moment of the Day

Sometimes I go to sleep thinking of the next morning’s hot coffee in my customary white paper cup. The anticipation makes the sheets seem softer. In my life, I am between landmarks: after childhood, before a book, before marriage and children, all potential. I’ve heard the gambler’s rush isn’t in losing or winning, but the interval between playing and knowing. Coffee is my ritual, my interval, the luminous place between now and what’s next, more arc than landing. It is ubiquitous and legal, solitary and communal. In the morning, when I take a sip, space opens between the molecules; voices and clatter in the café separate into bright, tonal bands. My mind fans open. Fireflies blink in my torso. I take it to go, so I can drink and walk alone in the cool air under the trees on 12th street on my way to work. I savor each sip after the scorch has dissipated, before the cup is loose and lukewarm like a hand in mine.

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