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Category: Sharon Meets Pop Culture

Sharon Meets Bubble Tea

TBK Magazine has two wonderful, amazing friends that live in Canada. We had the joy of meeting them last year at a convention. We quickly fell in love with them and claimed them as our own. (Sorry, guys! You are stuck with us now.) One of these lovely ladies often mentions bubble tea in her social media posts. I had no idea what bubble tea is. We do not have bubble tea down here in Northeast Arkansas. We have sweet tea, herbal tea that you can buy at a store, and that’s about it. I imagined bubble tea being...

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Sharon Meets the Red Power Ranger, A Netflix Customer Service Rep

Earlier this week, I received an email from Netflix notifying me that I had successfully changed my password. Since I was at work, I text my husband and asked him if he had changed it for some reason. He had not. Fantastic, I thought. There I was in the middle of my shift and some asinine hacker now had access to my account information. The hours seemed to tick by slowly as I anxiously waited for the chance to contact Netflix. Now I am not a calm person by nature. At work, in my element, I am fine. I...

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Sharon Meets Her Inner Nerd

Respect for nerd culture has come a long way in the last three decades. Being a diehard fan of anything outside of the sports realm was once an invitation to be labeled a nerd or geek. Letting ones nerd flag fly caused many adolescents to have miserable high schools experiences. More recently, things have shifted in social society. Nerd is now chic. Marvel rules the box office with DC (hopefully) creeping up behind. TV series based on comic books are on every channel. People make plans around “The Walking Dead” or “Game of Thrones.” Gaming is an actual profession....

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Sharon Meets Fake Pockets

Yesterday, I watched a seven-year-old girl become furious when she realized that she had fake pockets and had no place to carry her fruit snacks. I completely sympathize with her. How many of us women have struggled in outrage with fake pockets?! They can be found on jeans –front and back. Sometimes on coats and jackets. Like we have nothing important to carry?! I know that there are several things that I have with me at ALL times. I never leave my home without chapstick, my phone, keys, and occasionally migraine medication. These things are the minimal objects that...

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Sharon Meets Dressing Like an Adult

I have a problem. It is not a life altering conundrum but it is still a struggle. I grew up poor. Definitely below the poverty line. I was the oldest of four children. My mother never worked and my father was a traveling photographer (until he left us when I was seventeen). Most of my clothes came thrift stores, yard sales, and occasionally Wal-Mart. When I was really, truly, lucky my grandmother or aunt would take me on a rare trip to the mall to get some new school clothes. Those exceptional events were magical. I remember being so...

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