how to be the sweet and innocent kind of popular girl.
and now for neighborhood news. after living here for almost nine years, i had a neighborly exchange with an actual neighbor today when i was out "gardening": he loaned me a special tool for digging weeds out from in between bricks, and he gave me a bag of tomatoes from his garden. i'm exaggerating only a little bit. i don't think a neighbor has ever loaned me anything, and i know that no neighbor has ever given me any kind of gift, including produce.