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  • Who’s Laughing Now?

    I was a “middler” in high school. I wasn’t popular by any stretch of the imagination, but I also wasn’t at the very bottom of the totem pole. In other words, people weren’t making fun of me to my face.  Behind my back, sure.  It wasn’t a bad spot to be. Was I totally unaware that people even had parties in high school because I was never invited to one? Yes. Did I wish I didn’t have to lie when...
  • How Serious Is Your BuzzFeed Addiction?

    I’ve taken every BuzzFeed quiz known to man. Which Cereal Matches Your Personality? Do You Recognize These Famous Lips? Are You More Like Kim Kardashian Or Jackie O? Jackie O, thank God. I put a lot of stock in them, too. Like, too much for a 29-year-old professional. Last week I wanted to see which “Gilmore Girls” character I am. I got Rory. In my heart, I know this is accurate. Still, I wasn’t...
  • Stupid Cupid

    I recently played Cupid. It didn’t work out so well. A few weeks ago a friend casually mentioned that he saw a girl performing in an improv show where we take classes, and he thought she was cute. With nothing more to go on than “she has bangs and a darker complexion,” I went to work stalking the hell out of this poor girl. Facebook, Google, improv class email threads; I vowed to find her. And...
  • A Million Little Pieces

    In seventh grade I was charged with making a mosaic of an Egyptian king for social studies class. Sounds more like art class, but your call, Mrs. Voleri. I spent the next weekend toiling away with a pair of scissors and a pad of construction paper, carefully arranging and gluing each onto a poster board. By Sunday night, I closely resembled the Hunchback of Notre Dame and my right hand was locked...

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