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Spring Break, Mayan Style

Spring Break, Mayan Style

Dear Kay. Kay, Kay, Kay, Kaaaaaaaaaaaaay, It’s funny. Before I met you in actual real person, back in the olden days when we were writing each other like a couple of dotty Victorians, I imagined you sitting in some vague New York apartment. You had a vague, undiagnosable accent; your features were vague–you were this puffy cloud of a person. It was only when you told me some detail of your life that the fog lifted. Carrie has big...

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