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[Error: unknown template qotd]Off and on, I have collected coins from places I visited. It's more of a "spare change of the world" collection, but it amuses me. Some of my favourite pieces are early 20th C European coins, made of super light metals during the wars. I also love the East German coins I smuggled out in my clogs (they had little pockets with zippers, and I hoped that would fool the metal detectors - I'm not sure anyone really cared, but it seemed risky back in high school). The only thing of value is a Canadian quarter that was mis-stamped and somehow escaped quality control at the mint. I got it in my change at a coffee shop one day. I first formalized this as a collection back when I was in Brownies. I still keep up the international section every time I travel on business (now working to supplement my African coins section, which is very tiny so far), but count on my mom to make sure I have all the Canadian coins as they are released.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Open the fridge even more than he already does and help himself to food. With thumbs, he would no longer need to chew through containers. He could just open them, or get out a knife to slice open packages.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Work hard. Listen carefully and be prepared to accept different perspectives. Be honest about yourself - strengths, weaknesses, values, goals - and find ways to make them work for you. Know how to let go. Make time for those you love.
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I was on a bus going to Guatemala City from San Salvador. I must have crossed the border before it happened, as there was no news when we crossed. When I got to the Embassy, my colleague showed me a replay of the planes hitting and then the towers falling on his computer. I thought he was showing me some cool animation at first. That evening, I went out for dinner and a drink, alone. I just sat in the restaurant district, watching TVs on my patio and in all the surrounding restaurants as they played the news over and over. I had had been away from my kids during both major earthquakes that year, and had been terribly worried for their safety. This time, I wasn't worried about their immediate safety, but desperately wanted to hold them close and protect them from whatever was going to happen next.
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A bright red Karmann Ghia. Volkswagon's answer to the Porsche, it is still sexy after 50 years on the market.

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I was part of a motorcycle gang. With colours and everything. I still have them tucked away in my closet.
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Dry basement, functional spaces, all areas aesthetically pleasing.
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The little people - some variant of dwarves, gnomes, trolls. I grew up believing they really did live in the forests and mountains. To this day, part of me is convinced I see them out of the corner of my eye when I'm hiking or alone in the woods.
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bathing suit
passport
credit card with a high limit and zero balance
stack of cash
camera

I'm assuming I get to wear clothes (including shoes) to get to and from the paradise.
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I had two. Yogi bear was a gift from mr grandparents for mt first Christmas. He still sits in my room, up on a shelf as he is too fragile to be touched daily. Pammy was my absolute favourite dolly. She sits on top of the bookshelf in my room.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Dairy foods. Although I am not Catholic, I have tried various versions of Lent to see if I could live with the restrictions. I can easily go without meat, chocolate, and caffeine. I really missed the milk and cheese though.

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