Monthly Archives: February 2012

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Learning to drive in a pickup truck can get you in trouble later in life if you can’t remember that a Sentra won’t go just any old place.

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Wake up

Last night I dreamed I was going to go swimming in a public pool for the first time in a very long time. I was afraid, though, not because of the water itself but because I wasn’t sure I was … Continue reading

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The heart of the matter

June was a righteous woman. She and her husband attended both the morning and evening church services on Sunday, as well as the service on Wednesday. She was the kind of congregant who was always happy to bake cupcakes for … Continue reading

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A conversation with my mother

“Do you think Girl Scout cookies are good hangover breakfast?” “Depends. Thin Mints? No. Those peanut butter sandwich ones that are kind of oatmeal-ish? Yes. Samoas? No. Those shortbread ones? Yes.”

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‘Cause they don’t want to play with us anymore

“Gah! I hate losing to Kansas.” “We’ll never┬ádo that again.”

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Happy Saturday

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Oh, bloody hell

Thursday was trash day. My sisters and I were responsible for gathering all the trash in the house, consolidating it into big, black bags, driving it a quarter mile to the top of our gravel road and dropping it off … Continue reading

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Contextual clues

Moritz the exchange student and I hit it off pretty quickly, but sometimes things got lost in translation. It isn’t that he didn’t speak “well English,” but occasionally his word choice was a little off. The following exchange occurred when … Continue reading

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A text message from my sister

“Kid in front of me at Walgreens is wearing a Hickman 2012 jacket and buying Sour Patch Kids, a Mountain Dew liter and condoms. Don’t spoil her, kid!”

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The foreign exchange student

Our high school always got a surprising number of foreign exchange students each year. It was a bad deal for them. When they got the news they were going to the United States, they were probably picturing New York City … Continue reading

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