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The Longest Grudge

There aren't many things I regret doing in my life, but there is something that an 8-year-old me did almost thirteen years ago that still makes me shake my head in shame.

When I was in the third grade I had a good friend named Tony. We were two peas in a trouble-making pod. We'd share inside jokes while the teacher was talking, laughing behind her back when she turned around,and exercised as much self control as two third graders could to swallow our laughter by the time she…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on July 24, 2012 at 2:13pm — 2 Comments

Cloudy Days

Like everyone else, I can appreciate a bright, sunny day. But It's always nice to get a break from the scorching El Paso heat and look into the sky without fear of being blinded once in a while. Today is one of those blessed days. This morning I woke up and opened my blinds to gray skies casting delightfully gloomy shadows over my neighborhood and it made me feel happier than a sunshiney morning ever could. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a moody, daylight hating vampire-girl. There's just…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on July 5, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

If you are a junior in high school or under 21 and getting your GED, check this out!

http://hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org/2012/forms/login.php

Added by Kimberly Kerr on July 5, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments

Talking to the Elderly

      When was the last time you had an extended conversation with an older person that wasn't related to you?  Maybe it's because I take two buses to to and from work, or the fact that I frequent church 1-2 times a week, and find myself around a lot of older people, but I often find myself having  long convos with people who are two or three times my age. It used to be really difficult for me to talk to older folks, but nowadays it just comes naturally to me. Sometimes I even feel…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on July 3, 2012 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

Keepin' it Real!

     By now you've probably heard of the Keep It Real Challenge. Keep It Real is an organization that is encouraging people to tweet, blog, post and fight for popular magazines to feature less Photoshop-dependent images. It's hard to find a nationally distributed magazine that doesn't have an airbrushed or otherwise manipulated picture of a woman's body. Even Seventeen and J-14, both of whose readership consists of preteen to teen-aged girls, depend on Photoshop to…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 28, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments

Wardrobe Time Travel- 40's/50's

  I love the women's fashions from the 40's/50's era. If I had it my way I would throw away my jeans and t-shirts and switch them out for a closet full of voluminous, midi-length skirts, pencil skirts, silky button up blouses, skirt suits, casual gloves, glossy pearls, of course, hats! I would trade in my boring, everyday pony tail for flouncy pin curls and my overrated two piece swim suit for a retro- one piece suit. Ah yes, the apparel in those days, though more modest than…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 27, 2012 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

Wanderlust

       If you're like me and you have a constant itch to leave to another land or town, you may very well have a case of wanderlust. Wanderlust is defined as " a strong or innate desire to rove or travel about" and, unfortunately for me, being a broke home/dorm-bound college student, I am currently unable to satiate this continuous desire. I often find myself wanderlusting after an Italian countryside, where I live and I have to ride my bike down a dirt road to the nearest market to buy my…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 26, 2012 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

Roadway Nirvana

      There are certain songs that, when they come on the radio, make me go"whoooooo!"   I roll down all the windows and stick my arm out and bob my hand  up and down like a dolphin jumping in and out of the water. It is one of the best feelings in the world to me--- to cruise down a road with the wind  whipping my face, willing my eyes to a squint, blasting a feel-good tune--- and if its' during sunset, all the better. It's not just any song that can elicit this kind of calming reaction…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 22, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Bedtime Couture

Fashion Alert!

It is now socially acceptable to wear pajama's out in public! Celebrities have been spotted sporting their silky sleepwear garb both while out on the town and to red carpet events. I wouldn't go wearing pajama-inspired to school or church anytime soon, but it's only a matter of time until this trend trickles down to us common people. What do you think about this recent fad?Could you see yourself following this trend in the near future?…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 20, 2012 at 11:04am — 3 Comments

Action-Adventure Fantasies

       I have always been fascinated with action-adventure stories. Nowadays we have vampires and werewolves, but when I was a kid, it was all about secret agents. For me, it all started with Spy Kids. When the first  movie came out, I would beg my mother to take me to McDonald's so I could collect all the cool spy gadget toys they gave in the Happy Meals. I used to fantasize about being a spy, begging my mom for walkie-talkies( never got them -_-) and  pretending  I was in hot pursuit of…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 19, 2012 at 12:04pm — 4 Comments

My Zen Moment...

      One spring afternoon in May, I was walking back to my dorm room feeling uncharacteristically calm. I decided to sit on a grassy hill riddled with dandelions. I closed my eyes and took pleasure in the sensation of the late afternoon sun warming my eyelids. I instantly felt relaxed and  tuned into the outdoorsy sounds that are usually muted by the  overactive mind. I heard, with unusual crispness, some natural sounds like the wind whizzing through the leaves in the tress, and some less…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 14, 2012 at 2:12pm — 7 Comments

I'm Lazy and I Know It

     I am at that point in my life when I want everything to stay as is. I have no interest in growing up. I am a 20-year old college student old and I like not having any major responsibilities outside of school. I have no kids, no major bills, and it's totally acceptable for me to lounge around the house for most of my week watching Dance Mom's and Glee without incurring any judgement. If I were twenty years older, my lifestyle would sure to be criticized.  The mere thought of…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 13, 2012 at 11:36am — 2 Comments

The Musings of My Mind

 Strange and random thoughts often inhabit my brain. In fact, they often barge  in and make themselves at home without any conscious invitation from me. I chalk it up to having a strong imagination with a separate a mind of its own--- one that even I can't control. Since this is a safe, judgement-free zone, I figured I'd go ahead and welcome you all into the kooky, and sometimes deranged abyss that is my mind. 

  • Sometimes I imagine myself talking to Ben Franklin. Why?…
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Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 12, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Diary of a Tall Girl

For as long as I can remember, I have been taller than all of my peers. I was always placed on the top level when school pictures were taken; always the one with the high-water pants in middle school; always being asked if I played sports, etc.  Growing up, it bothered me that I stood out so much. I often took notice of the shorter girls' feet  as they adorably swung a few inches from the floor when they sat down, while mine, long past swinging-length, plopped ungracefully on the tile below.…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 7, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

My Beauty is...

My beauty is gapped teeth

Round nose, full cheeks

Mahogany flesh, rough palms

Fingers spindly, legs long

My beauty is an imperfect silhouette

A belly that folds

Arms that swing low

Collar bones that show

My beauty is a black dot on my toe

Hair that coils

A gait that is royal

A heart that is loyal to a special few

My beauty is an out-of-tune shower opera

An untamed guffaw 

An ungraceful…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 6, 2012 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

Following Your Pa$$ion

With our country's decreasing job opportunities and ongoing struggle to re-establish a secure economy, there has been a significant amount of pressure placed on today's youth to go to college. Pursuing a higher education has always been pitched as one of the most conclusive way to broaden one's job prospects make oneself more marketable and appealing for future employers. Many students attend college after high school to enrich their minds, meet interesting people, and, of course, open the…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 5, 2012 at 10:28am — 3 Comments

Deserted Healthy Habits

Even though I have lived in El Paso for most of my life, my body has yet to grow accustomed to the scorching heat and arid air. The effects of the desert climate are exacerbated ten times over after  I come back from my comfortably humid little college town of Ithaca, New York and am forced to weather the 100 degree, Sun City weather. Being back compels me back into habits I have neglected to keep up. For instance, water intake. Up in Ithaca, which is surrounded by lakes and waterfalls, and…

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Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 1, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments


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