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Facts about life in a small town? - smalltownlife | Ask MetaFilter
where you get it from? I got it from the town!
so how you gettin down when the town get down?

nonseq: just quoting (MC) Hammer c. 2006 for no real good reason
ask.metafilter  rural  town  idea  fiction  america  life  BlahLaLa  hometown  childhood  nostalgia  community  farm  2014  2010s 
december 2014 by cluebucket
The River | The Hairpin
"I don’t remember if I wrote that I had a boyfriend, or if I said my dad was rich, or what other lies I may have told. I do remember loving how I controlled the story of my life. My pen pals had no way of knowing that all of my pants were too short and my glasses too thick and I liked to stay indoors at recess and just read, because if I went outside the other kids threw kickballs at my head. They only knew what I told them: I ate bacon for breakfast, my favorite color was green, I got a Paula Abdul tape for Easter. I just told a few good details and left the rest unsaid, the way you reply when you’ve been on a disappointing vacation but don’t want to seem ungrateful when someone asks you about it."
ann_friedman  iowa  america  river  penpal  mail  correspondence  letter  thehairpin  2012  2010s  writing  childhood  internet  21st_century 
september 2012 by cluebucket

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