Monthly Archives: February 2012

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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An update from my high school French teacher

“Laissez les bon temps rouler! ‘Cause it’s Mardi Gras, not because the earth quaked.” (It’s really only funny if you know what living near a major fault line is like.)

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High brow

The 90s were an interesting time for eyebrows. I recently read some gossipy interview with a beauty expert who blamed Pamela Anderson for the pencil-thin, exaggerated arches we all forced our brows into. I am not sure this is true. … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to Herder’s Daughter

The blog turned 1 today. We’re not a baby anymore.

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Musical interlude

Want to know what song makes me happy? It isn’t that well-known, but you can find it if you go to Grooveshark and do a search for “Dohack Joe” by The Bottle Rockets. I’m not sure what the song is about. My … Continue reading

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