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Johnny Depp and Popcorn

They are lying in bed, and sheets feel cold against her skin. She wishes she was wearing a silk-and-lace number, just like Angelina Jolie, and not a flannel pajama she got for Christmas. She runs her toe up his hairy … Continue reading

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In-N-Out Love

We are sitting at a wet table, speed-eating a portion of fries at the In-N-Out joint by our house. It is our Friday tradition and its the only time a week when we eat junk food, even though these heavenly … Continue reading

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Conflicting flavors

I love the smell of glue. It’s sweet and tangy. They are gluing new panels in the kitchen and offered to open the windows (they probably smell this stuff on a regular basis so the suggestion was probably based on … Continue reading

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Fridge therapy III

Our Korean exchange student is performing exorcist in the garage. I don’t know for sure, but that’s what it sounds like. He is singing. The coffee on my desk upstairs is vibrating. I can follow neither his lyrics nor the … Continue reading

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Cake Therapy

“All men are goats,” said my best friend after I told her that my husband had swapped me for Mortal Combat. The goats thing is a code phrase of Russian women in distress. It’s appropriate both as a statement and … Continue reading

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Mashed potatoes Taiwan-style

I got an email today from a 19-year-old guy from Taiwan who had lived with us last year as part of an exchange program. Mostly we exchanged Snickers bars for packs of dried sea weed, and an occasional situational analysis … Continue reading

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Day 12. Surviving Las Vegas buffet

“It’s clear like vodka and bubbles like Champaign,” I think as I stare at a drink of a person next to me. The guy a size of Vesuvius, with folds of terrains that look like lava slides, takes a gulp (probably … Continue reading

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