Monthly Archives: July 2011

Scientific Study Proves that Bad Behavior Rises Exponentially at Costco

A new study released today not only suggests, but conclusively proves, that the ratio of bad manners to good loses all balance when shoppers enter any Costco warehouse. “It’s true,” said the head scientist of the study, which was in no … Continue reading

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Glass Marbles: More Complicated than Existentialism

I recently decided that I wanted some marbles. Why, you wonder? Who knows. Sometimes you just get a thing into your head and there’s nothing to be done about it except get what you want. With an objective as easy … Continue reading

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If You’re Reading This, It’s Probably Because You Googled “Underwear”

A few years back, I had a little pet blog called Sweet Potatoe Punk. It was a miniature chronicle of some of my adventures as an early 20-something Southerner, and it did pretty well with traffic stats. I was just … Continue reading

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Best Homemade Halloween Costume: Don Your Red Jackets for a Box Hunt

Note to readers: The long-promised “Best Homemade Halloween Costume” update post is now live and can be read here. As I take a break from working on author photos (and holy mackerel, your suggestions blew me away), I’d like to … Continue reading

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Contest: The Dreaded “Author Photo”

Note: Today, freebies are at stake. Read on to find out how you can get some gratis loot. Well, folks, the time has come. I hoped that Temp would attract a little attention, and now it has. The problem is, when … Continue reading

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Can Veganism Fit into a Southern Lifestyle?

Four years ago when I moved to Atlanta, my husband and I were lucky to meet a delightful new friend. He was the agent who sold us our house, and after he made a preciously apologetic phone call to his … Continue reading

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Poor Mississippi

The other day I was at one of my favorite Goodwills, and it left me feeling sorry for the state of Mississippi. Not for the classic reasons including floods, other miscellaneous natural disasters, or the fact that, when criticized, surrounding … Continue reading

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