Category Archives: Childhood Things

A Valentine’s Day Story or My Brief Journey into Erotica

This is also a story about why I never got very far in high school Spanish. Spanish class was particularly boring because I had particularly dull teacher. She’d do this annoying thing where she’d lean right against the first row … Continue reading

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Falling Into Ballet

I’m convinced that if I had taken ballet as a child I would be able to turn any stumble into a pirouette or something else equally amazing. Unfortunately, I’m too tall, although I do have a nice natural first position.

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Nerds Weren’t Always Cool

When I was a kid my school would have book fairs. And by fair, I mean they would set-up some extra shelves in the library with books for sale. My teacher wanted each of us to buy one for an … Continue reading

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Super Vision

When I was younger I had bad eyesight, now I have even worse eyesight, but back then I didn’t know about it. I didn’t understand how all the kids at school could copy notes from the board and I couldn’t. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Jury Duty

Dear Jury Duty, You probably don’t hear this much, but I got my summons the other day and I’d actually like to get called in. You see, I’ve been getting jury duty summons for about ten years, but never once … Continue reading

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High School Reunions

My 10-year high school reunion was this last weekend, which means the last couple of weeks I’ve gotten lots of friend requests on Facebook from people I haven’t seen in 10 years and haven’t talked to ever. I didn’t end … Continue reading

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Sex Ed

I know, I know, I didn’t post yesterday. I don’t really have an excuse, except to say I was really tired, I had an episode of True Blood to catch-up on, and a certain book that involves A Dance with … Continue reading

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Guilty Prayers

Like a lot of kids, I grew up going to church every Sunday and making bookmarks at Vacation Bible School during the summer. I also prayed a lot, but I wasn’t always the most sophisticated prayer. I’m still praying for … Continue reading

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