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Freaky conjoined-twin mirror effect for mother-of-pearl inspired nails » Essie Merino Cool ++ MAC Green Pearl Topcoat

Freaky conjoined-twin mirror effect for mother-of-pearl inspired nails » Essie Merino Cool ++ MAC Green Pearl Topcoat

Adventures in Wishlisting: OCC Lip Tar in “Sybil”

Adventures in Wishlisting: OCC Lip Tar in “Sybil”

Ashland, Oregon

(Sort of) Random Recent Fixation: relocating to Ashland, Oregon.

The city itself checks a lot of boxes for me— scenic; hiking; parks; quaint downtown; relatively low cost of living (compared to CA, anyway); independent coffee, bookstores, records; educated population; liberal-leaning population; access to high-quality and artisan/small farm/local food and beer; 5 Goodwills for thrifting. There are 145 people in the local “Rogue Valley Roleplayers” meetup, which suggests a good amount of people who also enjoy Settlers of Catan, Game of Thrones, etc. But I haven’t seen anything about the local comics scene (shops?), or much about the local music scene (however the presence of a university bodes well for at least a little interesting live music, right?).

Anyone with relevant thoughts or experiences, please send them my way!