“C’mon, Trebek, let the people see my work.”

When Jeopardy! came back on the air in 1984, with dashing mustachioed Canadian Alex Trebek as host, I was twelve years old. And when I was twelve years old, I watched an almighty whack-ton of TV. In 1984 my family didn’t have cable, or even a VCR yet, but we all managed to spend a […]

January 29, 2012 · Jen · No Comments
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“Milo says you can unbuckle now.”

December’s almost over with, 2011 is on its way out the door, and I haven’t managed to put fingers to keyboard to post in nearly a month. There are so many things I could talk about at this time of year. And so much that’s gone on in 2011! Things I’ve learned, things that I’m […]

December 27, 2011 · Jen · 5 Comments
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A Walk in the Dark

One chilly October evening a long time ago, my best friend and I were getting ready to go out trick-or-treating. We were leaving from my house, working our way up the block. I can’t remember whether it was her father’s turn to walk us around, or my father’s turn. I can’t remember what I was […]

October 31, 2011 · Jen · 2 Comments
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“I’m bacon!”

During college, I spent a few semesters doggedly, earnestly, and almost singlemindedly (as transcripts will attest) trying to be accepted into the University of Maryland at College Park’s improvisational comedy troupe “Erasable, Inc.” I went to all the shows. I went to all the workshops. Boy howdy did I want to join that group. It […]

September 13, 2010 · Jen · 2 Comments
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Shirting the issue

As much fun as it was to write my last little dialogue, it’s mainly fictional details spun around a core of truth. The precise circumstances under which I learned about the magical properties of my shirt were changed, and in some instances wholly fabricated, to protect the innocent. And in the interest of full disclosure, […]

August 25, 2010 · Jen · 4 Comments
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It Becomes You

“Hello?” “Do you think you could find that store again, that little shop we stopped at last month?” “Yes, I’m fine, thanks for asking.” “Oh hush, I know you’re fine, you emailed me 30 minutes ago. What about the shop?” “I’m sure I could find it again, yeah. Why?” “They put some kind of magic […]

August 23, 2010 · Jen · 14 Comments
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