A stinky pine tree leaving needles everywhere just isn't my style, I prefer something a little more sleek and modern.
Maybe if you get really zen with the spill, certain things will be illuminated.
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You don't need a doctorate to look like the smartest person your friends have ever met, you just need a really cool lamp.
On a cloudy night it's nice to have an alternative stargazing setup.