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To Dr. O, With Love

A couple summers ago, I was tasked with coming up with a toast for Besfrinn’s wedding. At the time, I was swimming laps a lot at a local pool. Each day leading up to the wedding, I would backstroke and think about what I could say that would pay tribute to this incredible person who […]

Remember the Time…we had that teacher?

If life is a play, then the teachers we’ve known through the years play starring roles. They are sometimes the characters who come into our lives unobtrusively but end up inspiring us to be better people and to look at the world in a whole new light. They do so, miraculously, by illuminating something as […]

You Got the Pink Stuff, Baby.

It has come to my attention that there is a little confusion over what exactly a salad is. I have always thought of it as lettuce with maybe some cucumbers or tomatoes punctuating the leaves, and then dressing like ranch or thousand island doused on top. It’s a straightforward, healthy(ish) dish whose presence on your […]

Remember the Time…we made the food?

An alternative title to this week’s Remember the Time prompt could be “Remember the Time…Emily put recipes on her blog?” Those were some good ol’ days, back when I had time to actually cook new, interesting things and then work up enough enthusiasm to write posts about them. The last time I posted a recipe […]

Remember the Time…we went to that concert?

Let me start this by giving a tremendous shout out to all the awesome folks who contributed to Remember the Time last week! Each time Kelly and I checked the Inlinkz widget to read your posts, it seemed like they were breeding. One post, two posts, all the way to fifteen posts! Some were funny, […]

Remember the Time…we had picture day?

Was there anything better than getting your picture made at school when you were growing up? Ugh, let me rephrase that, as there are at least 564,865,847,979,084 things better than having your photo taken by a smarmy old man who only hates wearing matching clothing more than he hates the kids he’s snapping. Dental work […]

Baby, You Can Crash My Car

It is written in The Annals of Teen that one’s first car must be a sexy beast*. ┬áMy first car fit this definition to a tee. It was a 1981 dark brown diesel Mercedes that already had 300,000 miles on it when my dad picked it up for me for a grand. It weighed no […]

Remember the Time….we hopped on that bandwagon?

Have you ever thought about the word “bandwagon”? It is kind of a weird way to describe trends that everyone wants in on. What band travels by wagon? The Monkees used a bed as a means of transport during the opening credits of their show, but I’m pretty sure that if they actually needed to […]

The New Girl

The private schools in my hometown tended to resume school a week later in the Fall than the public schools. I already had a week under my belt at Public School when my parents got the call from Private School that there was a last-minute seat for me there. They had mentioned over the summer […]

Remember the Time….you were an outsider?

It’s almost back-to-school time, and pretty soon The Awkward is going to be roaming the halls of schools the world over. The main question on all the students’ minds is, of course, who got hot over the summer. The summer has a wonderful way of speeding along time and giving teenagers the ability to cultivate […]