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  • The photos in the shoebox convey my first joyful week in Vienna -- iconic buildings, swirling Klimt paintings, crowded caf├ęs, new friends arm-in-arm -- and then my suddenly final night in a lonely dorm room: shots I took of the narrow bed and half-packed suitcase; the desk with travel phrasebook; a sternly Germanic elevator sign: "Alleinfahren von Kindern unter 12 Jahren verboten" (children under 12 forbidden to ride unaccompanied).

    Molly Magid Hoagland: Same Old Things

  • My room was littered with laundry and half-packed bags.

    Zero Regrets

  • She stood up and looked around the sad, half-packed room.

    The Faculty Club

  • After a rapturous applause from the half-packed yet dedicated house, N'Dambi delivered "Can't Hardly Wait," another ode to an amorous deadbeat, from her latest 2009 disc, "Pink Elephant."

    PERFORMING ARTS

  • She set the half-packed box in the corner of the room.

    Destined

  • And with a tearful round of good-byes, Henry and Adam left Professor Stratford and his half-packed suitcase, trying to find the tiniest pinpoint of happiness in that disaster of a week.

    KNIGHTLEY ACADEMY

  • CLEVELAND Amid the postgame mayhem of flying laundry, scrambling reporters and half-packed equipment bags, Manny Ramirez had his purple tie pulled up tight under the collar of his striped shirt.

    Bosox batters complement Beckett's effort

  • I'm back home, the car is standing outside still half-packed, and it won't be emptied out since we're leaving for Freienfels on Wednesday.

    Back from two days in the sun!

  • Well, here's a little something that will keep me from leaking so many tears of exasperation and desperation into my half-packed boxes.

    March 2006

  • Well, perhaps except doing 3 loads of clothes and driving to university with my parachute eh, I was driving the car, the parachute was in a bag, half-packed and half-wet from now melted snow and then picking up the two bottles of wine from the wine lottery on Friday.

    Productive Sunday :-P

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