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I recently began writing for PBA Local, a blog run by the news editor of the Beacon, Mitzi Figueroa. This girl knows her blogs. She started PBA Local less than a week ago, and it already has followers on Twitter and Facebook as well.

Last night, I wrote an article about finding random stuff around campus: first it was little stuff, like a beer bottle, and then a wadded-up tissue with a cigarette butt stuffed into it. Then — drumroll please — a pair of panties.

They were just sitting there on the sidewalk in a prominent place. The worst part is that they looked dirty, but it was hard to tell, because only God knows how long they had been sitting there.

After Pantygate, I thought the trash had ended. Things have been looking pretty spiffy around campus due to Open House. It seems, however, that I was wrong, because yesterday I found a sock.

I snapped a picture of the sock with my cell phone, uploaded it to Flickr, and added it to my article for PBA Local on the abundance of trash around campus.

The punchline:

Kimberly Miller of the Palm Beach Post was tipped off about PBA Local and wrote up a piece in her own blog, Extra Credit. And what picture did she use? What article on the site did she reference? Well, only the most recent! She mentioned the panties AND the sock, and borrowed the picture to run along with her article.

Needless to say, I have been laughing nonstop ever since. I even crawled out of my warm, comfortable bed to write this, hoping it would vent some of my jubilance and allow me to sleep. That doesn’t seem to be the case, so now I will read toothpaste for dinner comics from 2006.