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Aug 4, 2022Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

But also, I really like the wide view – it's a cozy, homey, fun space that echos through in your writing :)

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daw ur sincerity is catching me off guard and is too kind and now I dont know what to do

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Aug 4, 2022Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

I too still own a checkbook.

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prove it write a check make it a big one

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Aug 4, 2022Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

what, you think im SCARED

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Aug 4, 2022Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

but fr y cant substack have image posts

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Aug 4, 2022Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

I'm a footnotes truther

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aaaaaand she's back!

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Aug 4, 2022Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

tongue cleaners are the shit

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this is beautiful!

some favorite moments of this post:

the word "2wice" which i never noticed til now, great work!

"Sometimes god forbid..." (i love your attitude!)

"coffee cups akimbo"!!! (<-- regarding this, i have a question: can you show me a photo or drawing of some akimbo coffee cups? i love the phrase and would love to know what you're picturing!)

"even the title is messy!" (i love your self-awareness... or your self-awareMESS?!?)

"without further adele" (delightful! PS do you know this ryan o'flanagan wonderful video? it's less than two minutes long! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJyayrrYrww)

your page of doodles

“a greeting card guy” (may i recommend my friend shelley's greeting card company, Albertine Press who i use for nearly all of my birthday and otherwise card needs? i think and hope i may: https://albertinepress.com/)

"incense (not pictured)"

"for some reason"

"bought on amazon once"

"notebook full of blah blah blah"

"Is that bread?"

"It’s a classic Jim and Dwight sort of relationship." (which one of you is which?)

"basically every floor + wall can do the same thing." (can't believe a business is taking on Big Wall + Floor!)

"box of ink cartridges for a printer we don’t have anymore"

"her foot is bigger but delete this part" (classic, in the spirit of the elton john lyric in "your song" that goes "if i was a sculptor, but then again, no," which the comedian craig baldo has a wonderful joke about where he's like "maybe finish writing the song before releasing it; like, don't put out your rough draft" which is a funny point AND ALSO love the rough drafts; you are comedy's elton john! if you want!)

"A letter Wilder wrote to me. Given that he’s 1 year old, this is incredible." (truly!)

"babushka and dedushka." (UP UNTIL NOW I HAD ONLY HEARD OF ONE OF THESE! THIS IS INCREDIBLE! WHY IS NO ONE ELSE TALKING ABOUT DEDUSHKA ERASURE!)

thank you for all of this, as always my friend! your creativity is enjoyable to experience!

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hahahahahah omg. there could not be two links that are further apart in energy than the two you provided in your comment. I did not know either of them so I clicked on the cards and I felt joy peace connection and one with the universe THEN I CLICKED ON RYANS VIDEO AND I FELT INSANE FOR A MINUTE AND THIRTY SECONDS THAT TRULY FELT LIKE A LIFETIME. It was funny as fuck tho so thank you for sharing and thankyou for commenting and thank you for reading I do not know what I did to deserve this but I am learning that maybe life can just be good and you do not have to work hard for good things maybe just maybe who knows though I don't do you

not sure i love writing in a big paragraph like that but my delete key is broken so I can't go back and delete anything ever could you believe if that were true what if i told you it was

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good questions! thank you for sharing.

if you told me you were telling the truth, i would believe you, unless it seemed like you wanted me to believe you were joking and then i would believe you like that.

as far as what you did to deserve this, maybe some of it is that you are being nice and funny and putting meaningful things out there into the world and so sometimes because of physics or otherwise, things come bouncing back at you from the world, and also you Are the world and i am the world and we're all the world, nice to world you!

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I'm totally sending you my Messy Ass Space

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YESSSS genuinely please do! I am gonna dm u on discord to discuss this

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Aug 6, 2022Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

i loved this :) i think desks, like bags, are such delightful things to be guided through by other people. like you i also have put up so many drawings from kids (i used to teach sports)!!

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aw i'm so glad you dig it Jess! yeah I'm having a ton of fun with this concept and am gonna keep sharing spaces - I've already gotten a bunch of submissions and photos of some amazing spaces lol, stay tuned for some more. And if you wanna share your space just holler at messyassspaces@gmail.com!

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Aug 4, 2022Liked by Alex Dobrenko`

A blog w just posts of truly messy ass desks would be so fun! Yours is really not so bad. I’ve seen some doozies.

I’m certain that a persons desk is absolutely a reflection of their mind, which is what makes them so fun to look at. It’s a peak inside a persons head.

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i know!!! i've already got a few submissions for upcoming messy ass spaces, this is gonna be very fun

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You have captured my entire aesthetic here. 😂

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