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  • Animal House

    Last year, my roommate and I agreed that should one of us unexpectedly get run over by a bus or killed in a kitchen fire because someone (Stephanie) forgot to unplug the George Foreman grill, the survivor would immediately destroy a box containing all of their friend’s most embarrassing, private and objectionable personal items.   That’s not to say I’m hiding a Polaroid of an indecent encounter...
  • Liar, Liar

    In fifth grade I failed a math test. I was the girl who got straight A’s, never talked and spent the first day of summer vacation helping the librarian organize her book shelves, so for me, this minor hiccup felt like an absolute disaster.   I had to get my parents to sign the test, but I was too afraid to show it to them so I forged my mom’s signature. I thought I had done a convincing job—even...
  • Summer Lovin'...Had Me A Blast

    Every summer I write down a list of things I can’t wait to do. Go to an amusement park, watch outdoor movies, save enough money to get an invasive procedure that will shut off my sweat glands—everything that makes this a truly special time of year. But my favorite thing is going to the beach. Unfortunately, I always end up misjudging a wave, which breaks too early and sends me somersaulting...
  • 'Boston' Does Boston

    My name is Lauren Boston and I’ll be at the 2012 NAA Education & Exposition June 28-30…in Boston. Let’s just get that joke out of the way right now. In addition to visiting a city that shares my last name, I’m excited about everything else Boston—and the conference—has to offer. For starters—or should I say ‘stahtas’—there’s the food. When I visited Boston three years ago, I ate my body...

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