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687: Small Things Considered

687: Small Things Considered

Update: 2019-11-10102
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Stories about being little. Secret writings in tiny letters. The power of a very small number. And a medication that's supposed to cure shortness. 
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Holls Balls

My boyfriend is 5’4”.... he swears he’s 5’6”, no honey, you are rounding up. I’m barely 5’3 and he’s an inch taller. But I love his short ass any way :3

Nov 15th
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Amanda de Boer

OMG, those little vaseline pots are AWESOME for men and kids. My husband doesn't like lip balms because they're too much like putting on lipstick he finds, plus he's not fond of the consistency. He can put the little vaseline pots in his jean/pants pocket without it being bulky, and use it for his chapped lips. they're not silly or useless, they're FANTASTIC. My kindergartener also likes them for school - she uses it on her lips as well, and since she tends to get chapped mouth/face (far around her lips from licking so much in cold, dry weather) the vaseline is good for applying on such a large area.

Nov 13th
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Cory

1st two acts are interesting. 3rd act, a young woman laments how hard life is in her early 20s with the voice of a goth 15yo. Im good.

Nov 13th
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Philly Burbs

My sister's son was always the shortest in his class. Her husband's family was short. My side was average. Both sides are Italian. Italian's are on the short side of the height scale. They were obsessed with my nephew's height. They could not afford growth hormone shots. The summer before his senior year in high school, he grew like a weed. He stopped growing in his 20's & is now 6'3". He looks like he can be Derek Jeter's brother. If they did have the money, he would be 6'7 or taller. His wife is 5'2. Would a 6'7 man even date a woman who is 5'2"? They have beautiful kids. Would they even be here?

Nov 11th
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