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By Christine Schoenwald "Hey, I saw you in Capitola last summer," I said to the girl standing closest to me in the pool. Although I spotted her as someone from school, I didn't speak to her at the tim...
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The only thing that gets us out of bed and into the office on a Monday morning is our work BFF. The friend who gives us all the juicy gossip, sends the funniest email chains and microwaves their meals...
"You can tell me your sins," she says to the other girl, "and I'll absolve you if I think they are sins in the first place." Having said this, she smiles a reassuring smile and leads her friend out of the bedroom and down to the seaside. There they sneak a cigarette and discuss the 'sinner's' recent loss of her virginity to a boyfriend with a reputation of being quite the Casanova.
It seems just yesterday that this baby girl communicated her needs in goos and gaas, understood only by her mother who babbled right back in a series of coos. Now this baby is advising her mother about computers, hair colour and the latest trends in fashion, how to look hip and trendy and frankly to "get with the plan".