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Hello Ignorant People of the Internet!

(Click through slideshow.) My cousin texted me the other day with screenshots of these posts from people on Instagram in response to Caitlyn Jenner coming out  (I blocked out people’s names to protect their privacy). I’ve been seeing posts like … Continue reading

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The Cottingley Fairies

In another episode of Amanda Gets Distracted by the Internet… I was on Tumblr and I found this post about the Cottingley Fairies that really interested me. I can’t find the post anymore, it was from a while ago actually, so I … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned in College I: Reasons Not/To Make Out With Someone’s Face

I feel like college is one big learning experience. I mean, you’re there in the first place to further your education and figure out your passions and what you really want to do when you become A REAL ADULT and go … Continue reading

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Here, Have Some Clichéd Advice

It was 2011, it was the end of my 10th grade year, and my mother was trying to sign me up for an SAT prep course for the summer. My weakest subject is math. Always has been, always will be. … Continue reading

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The Happiest Boy Laughs

I knew a boy once who laughed with his whole body. I have never met anyone else whose laughter was so happy. He laughed like a larger man than he was would; his chuckle growing inside the cavity of his chest, always … Continue reading

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I started wearing makeup when I was nine.

I am 1/8 Filipino– but I know absolutely nothing about Filipino culture and my Filipino grandfather died when my mom was sixteen, so I’ve never met him. I look inherently more Caucasian than my mother or my sister Carly. I’m stuck with … Continue reading

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The 15 Best Episodes of The Office

**INCLUDES THE OFFICE (US) SPOILERS. DO NOT READ ON IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THIS SHOW** For those of you who don’t know me, The Office is my favorite TV show in the whole world. I’ve watched it (in total) an absurd amount of times. … Continue reading

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Amanda’s Sophomore Year Reflection

I was feeling nostalgic and reading over some of the stuff that I wrote last year when I came across my freshman year reflection, which you can read below if you want, but you’re really under no obligation to (it’s under … Continue reading

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The Bravest Thing I Have Ever Done

I was 15 and I was in love with a boy. Those of you who know me probably know who it is, and maybe it’s even too soon to write about this publicly (?) but it’s too late now, I’ve already … Continue reading

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Likes and Dislikes

Things I Like: Solving other people’s problems. Doing things for myself. Sharpie pens. Knowing all the words to a song and being able to sing along to the whole thing. Not dreaming (I tend to sleep better when I don’t … Continue reading

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