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“Nope,” he said, popping the P with his lips, a sound that elicited giggles from my friend and the guy to whom he was now handing a cupcake. (I couldn’t help but note this would also be that guy’s second spiked confection.)

I took a deep breath and let it out, trying to relieve myself of any responsibility I felt over those around me. If they wanted to party, who was I to intervene?

“Have fun,” I said, stepping aside with a controlled smile. My stepping aside was no more than a display of acquiescence — they already had their cupcakes and were noshing away like a couple of pandas tearing into bamboo.

David came up from behind and handed me a glass of Cabernet. “What’s the matter, Captain?” he said, smiling. “Mutiny?”

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Founder July 25, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m.

Good Food (for Thought).

Sure, let's let 'em eat "cake", But first make sure they're Jake!

Nobody likes being made the fool by eating any food that's uncool...

It's a nasty trick, to make anyone sick.

So have some fun, and eat hearty, but watch out, at a strange party!

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Founder July 25, 2010 @ 2:24 p.m.

  • Well Red -

Yeah, some may think it's sappy but I'm glad it made you happy.

Also, I'd like to just ask if it won't put me to task

are those "special" pencils in your hair or do you "like" just keeping them there

and are they red? There, enough said...

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Barbarella Fokos July 26, 2010 @ 10:01 a.m.

Another fun one, Founder! Actually, those are children's chopsticks holding up my hair. Two chopsticks per bun, total of four. They have little cartoons on them. Couldn't resist when I happened upon those red sticks at a Japanese market off of Convoy. Who needs hair clips when you have chopsticks? ;)

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David Dodd July 26, 2010 @ 11:38 a.m.

I wondered what those things were in your hair! I confess to being naive when it comes to such ornaments, considering that perhaps all women with longish hair are born with a magical ability to deal with it in ways I'll never come to understand.

I'm also a little surprised that some people still bake cannabis into confectionary treats. I haven't personally witnessed that sort of thing since college. Was it a throw-back party or is that sort of thing popular once again?

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Russ Lewis July 26, 2010 @ 11:45 a.m.

Well said, Gringo. I am endlessly amazed at how girls with long hair can maneuver it into all sorts of designs; I guess you gotta grow up female to understand this mystery. Watching them do that is entertainment itself.

And yes, people do still bake Alice B. Toklas brownies. I have a friend who noshes on "magic cookies" for her pain management. (She's got cancer and plenty other problems.)

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