Past

Doll: hey. I miss him a lot. I miss the fun we had and the laughs we threw. I miss the warm cuddles and hugs of every moment we had. Now I'm having a big empty space beside me with a hole in my heart.
Fee: ugh. You're overreacting. He's a past right? How could you even remember things that are expired? Do you eat look at expired ham? Eww.
Doll: I know its a past. It feels like a dead heart but its still beating. Of course I know that sour, disgusting and stinky feeling of ham. Sometimes I just wish the inevitable never happens. I would still be so foolishly happy.
Fee: so that's happiness to you? Are you a freak? No fool would be foolish enough to live a blissful life. Short happiness is the end. And are you even serious? Making expired ham to be un-expired?! That's the most disgusting ever. Blehurgh.
Doll: ew. Don't puke infront of me. I'm sorry okay? For digging up and missing expired ham. I'll get fresh ham from the supermarket next time okay?
Fee: urgh. Whateve.

hello

Doll: Hey, I need someone to talk to. Can I find my ex-love?
Ball: Why would you want to do that? What good would that do to you?
Doll: I don't know. It's just that I've confronted with him before all my secrets, worries and frustrations. He was always there and caring for me.
Ball: Is he even there and caring for you anymore?
Doll: I just feel so stressed. I can't think of anyone to talk to about my shock and thoughts and all I'm experiencing right now.
Ball: Do you have to find him? He is someone else. Do you have to think of someone to confront to?
Doll: I guess that's what being human is about? Talking to someone and getting all that stuff off your chest.
Ball: Well, why can't you talk to me then?
Doll: You're a ball. Your reactions and replies and generated by me. What good would it do to even talk to myself when myself can't solve what I'm frustrating now about?
Ball: I could be your stress ball.
Doll: And that would build up on the stress I have from my own stress.
Ball: You know what? Just distract yourself without someone else's world. Don't find your ex. He's as cold as ice now. You don't want to wake up dead people do you?
Doll: Fine. Alright. I'll do some searching.

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Want to see more photos from London? Check out pictures taken at some of the venues: the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Village, the Athletes’ Village, the London Velodrome, Wembley Stadium, and Riverbank Arena.

London 2012 Comes to a Close

Tonight, the XXX Olympiad will officially come to a close. Over the past two weeks 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees competed in London before thousands of fans from all around the world. Athletes and spectators used Instagram to capture London 2012’s finest moments, and we gathered together some of our favorites.

Be sure to check out pictures of the Closing Ceremony as it happens by browsing images taken at the Olympic Stadium and hashtagged #ClosingCeremony.

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Water Towers Around the World

See more Check out pictures tagged #watertower and #watertank.

From Saudi Arabia to Texas to Sweden, you’ll find iconic water towers of different shapes and sizes. By definition, a water tower is a structure supporting a watertank and is elevated to a height sufficient to pressurize a water supply system. With more elevation comes greater pressure, which helps ensure the water can flow far and wide and avoid toxic contaminants from groundwater.

Designers choose all sorts of decorations for the external shell of these towers. Some print their town’s name or icon/mascot on the outside, others sport advertisements, and some are pristine examples of aesthetic trends.

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Graceland

Want to see more photos? Check out pictures taken at Graceland here and here

White-columned mansions in the American south aren’t exactly rare, but one stands above the rest.

Elvis Presley purchased 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee — better known as Graceland — in 1957 after neighbors at his previous residence complained about the journalists and fans that were constantly camped outside of his house. He died in the estate 35 years ago tomorrow (August 16th) and his funeral was held at Graceland two days later. Approximately 80,000 people lined the processional route to Forest Hill Cemetery where Presley was buried next to his mother.

The house was opened to the public in 1982 and is one of the most-visited private homes in America with over 600,000 visitors a year, just behind the White House and the Biltmore Estate.

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPgoldenhour

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

This weekend’s tag was #WHPgoldenhour, which asked participants to capture photographs of the first or last hour of sunlight during the day, also known as the golden hour. Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Takes Over NYC

New York Fashion Week (@mbfashionweek) is perhaps the fashion industry’s biggest event of the year, and marks the culmination of months of sketching, sewing and organizing. The runway shows and parties kicked off last night and continue through next Thursday, September 13.

To scoop the latest fashions, be sure to browse photos taken at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, tagged #NYFW and #MBFW, or follow these awesome Instagrammers:

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Colorado’s Largest Hot Air Balloon Festival

Labor Day weekend marked the 36th annual Colorado Balloon Classic in Colorado Springs. There were 80 pilots registered to bring 80 aircraft, which included hot air balloons, a helicopter, and paragliders. The Colorado Balloon Classic continues to hold the title of the largest air show and the largest hot air balloon event in Colorado.

Hundreds of beautiful images of the mass ascensions of dozens of balloons were shared to Instagram through the tag #coloradoballoonclassic and the official event location page.