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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...
  • Handover of Control Calms House Republicans

    One of those characteristics of the United States’ experiment with democracy that we tout as a shining example for the rest of the world is the peaceful transfer of power. The fact that every four (or eight) years a new President takes office via the voting booth and not by the tip of a sword or barrel of a gun is pretty amazing. Similarly impressive was the handover of control of the House...
  • 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...

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