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To Bee Or Not To Bee
February 27, 2003 – 2:26 PM | Comments Off on To Bee Or Not To Bee

I come from a caring, loving family whose company I enjoy. I do not, however, come from a mellow, noncompetitive, "it's not whether you win or lose" family, because in the Bunting family, winning is …

Blah Blah Blah
November 19, 2001 – 1:10 PM | One Comment

Back in high school, we had all sorts of little games and short-lived obsessions that we'd use to pass the time until we could get the hell out of there — like "Loungerama," a daily …

Drop The Chalupa
October 22, 2001 – 1:06 PM | Comments Off on Drop The Chalupa

Yearbook pages followed a strict blueprint at my high school. Mrs. McPherson gave us a square of blue graph paper, and a couple of weeks later we brought it back to her, a professional photo …

A Four-Letter Word
September 1, 2001 – 12:42 PM | 55 Comments

Slut — 1: a slovenly woman : SLATTERN 2a: a lewd woman; esp : PROSTITUTE b: a saucy girl : MINX
Ah, "slut." A compact little word, forceful even in the way it sounds, starting out …

Sincerely Your's
May 20, 2001 – 12:24 PM | 26 Comments

I try not to get snitty about the crappy English usage of other people. I breathe in through my nostrils and slowly out again with my mouth shaped like an "o," reminding myself that not …