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Quote of the Day:

“Train at Union Station in DC just let out a long, mournful horn.”

Oliver Griswold, branding, GMMB, a political issue communications firm.

The Observer

“Omg everyone is so stupid goodnight forever.” — The Daily Beast‘s Olivia Nuzzi.

Congratulations Ashley Judd! 

“I threw a surprise 40th birthday party for a friend. What great fun! So rewarding. And all the ruse, machinations it took to pull it off.” — former Senate possible hopeful Ashley Judd.

Confessional I. 

“Raining hard after work and left my raincoat in my car (because I am sometimes a world class dumbass.)” — Mike Glenn, reporter, Houston Chronicle.

A funny question to ponder

“How does this new system work? Am I supposed to copy Facebook on emails to BuzzFeed reporters?” — Nu Wexler, public policy communications, Twitter.

Uh oh 

“House is wide open when I get home at 9:30 PM, roommate and I clearly recall locking everything. Landlord didn’t come by. Wtf?” — Faine Greenwood, field analyst, New America Foundation.

Wisdom from Mika Brzezinski 

“Learn to press the reset button. Don’t allow one bad moment to influence how you interact with people. #KnowYourValue.” — MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski.

Hey, at least it wasn’t bed wetting 

“It’s Wednesday morning and I’ve just dropped my phone square on my face. The perils of bed tweeting.” — Brian Ries, news editor, Mashable.

(Sarcastic) Confessional II. 

“I am extremely pleased that my DM tab has turned into a massive garbage bin.” — LAT‘s Matt Pearce.

Convo Between Two Journos 

Ashley McCollum is chief of staff at BuzzFeed. Josh Barro is a reporter at the NYT and an obvious nuts expert. 

MCCOLLUM: “Have never understood phrase ‘soup to nuts.'”

BARRO: “Soup at the beginning of the meal, nuts at the end.”

MCCOLLUM: “Literally who eats nuts at the end of the meal?”