Julie Vick is a writer, whose work has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Salon, CountryLiving.com and Brain, Child. She lives in Colorado. You can read more of her work at julievick.com.
What was your favorite childhood toy?
Cabbage Patch Kid. After enduring the great Cabbage Patch Kid shortage of the 1980s, it was pretty exciting when I got an authentic Cabbage Patch Kid doll.