Give My Creation…FOOLISHNESS!!!


Today’s Music: Berlin – Metro

Did you feel it? at 00:00 today, something glorious happened. Friday began! And as we look forward to the upcoming weekend, let’s also look back at some of the great writing from the week that was… Over at Tipsy Lit, Mike Calahan wrote About Passion. Tikk Tok continued the saga of Cooper, Bonnie and Clyde, and Lizzie Cracked told a story about a woman Discovering she Was Sick.
Fantastic writing, from them and everyone else!
Oh, and for those still missing Trifecta, there’s a new weekly story prompt at Light and Shade Challenge. I’m looking forward to reading their entries, and joining in from time to time.

They'll have a much improved lineup next season!

They’ll have a much improved lineup next season!


But even further back in the week that was, was last week’s poll, where we asked as a Mets fan, how you would spend this baseball season. And, much like the rest of the MLB, you guys enjoyed mocking the Metsies. Here’s what you said. (As always, my comments are taking their seventh-inning-stretch in italics.)

Wait…..the Mets have fans? When did that happen? – Revis
(It’s just the Curling fans, passing times til their season begins.)
Watching more games with Kentucky Bourbon Ale at my side (Frank)
(I prefer to watch with the bourbon inside.)
Watching the spinning because there’s nothing like a Mets brand ceiling fan -Linda Vernon
(The Mets stand still. It’s our heads that are spinning.)
with the trees – more exciting (Stacy)
(Not near as exciting as the Paint-Drying finals!)
In therapy. Just like the past 2,376 seasons. (Miz Yank)
(Much cheaper to scream at the players through your tv…)
eating cake and pudding in bed. Amy R.
(Where’re the peanuts and crackerjacks???)
being grateful for beer and loudly proclaiming I’m not a Mets fan Lizzie C
(Sorry – I missed everything you said after “beer”.)
making my mascot costume “UnderDog” Jessica
(I think you’re shooting a little high for the Mets…)
watching hockey – Curvyroads
(Why? Is it doing tricks?)
So I Mets this guy and well ya, you know where the story goes.
(It goes up, up, so close to the top…then…nothing.)
sending more pine tar to the Red Sox. Polysyllabic Profundities
(And maybe some discreet players?)
as a Canadian…we watch HOCKEY not baseball….SnB
(So it’s your fault this winter hasn’t ended!)
(Zoe) Where’s spring?? The Mets play baseball? When do I win?!
(You remember that bit about “there are no stupid questions”?…)
(Zoe) What the hell I didn’t win again? Who’s ass do I kiss don’t say the Mets!
(Funny, the Mets ask that first question after every game!)
(Zoe) What’s a Met? I’ve “Met” people before does that count?
(No. The Mets don’t recruit people as talented as “ordinary”.)
drinking copious amounts of vodka. thematticuskingdom
(Hey, save some for the umpires!)
trying to remember why I still watch baseball. thematticuskingdom
(For the Shakespearean levels of tragedy. And beer.)
looking for bigfoot – as likely at being successful as their season. thematticuskingdom
(No, he plays for the Mariners.)
pretending to be ANYTHING else – Benzeknees
(Jamaican bobsledder, maybe?)
to not be a mets fan
(There is no cure.)
(Sigh…)

Supporting the White Sox. ~~Addie
(I thought they had garters for that?)
blogging. Because baseball is soooo boring (Elyse 54.5)
(Next you’ll come out against apple pie and personal shoulder-fired RPGs.)
I live in Canada…we are still watching hockey…PLAYOFFS!! Kayjai
(Doesn’t the arrival of the Stanley Cup herald the start of summer?)
The Mets? Is that like a sad opera? -Marie Nicole
(Exactly! If only we knew what it was about…)
The Mets? Is that like a sad opera about hairnets? -Marie Nicole
(I believe you’re confusing the Met(ropolitan)s with the Metroplitan – singular.)
explaining to you that I’m not a Mets fan. jaklumen
(Ha! Next you’ll say your a Mariners fan!)
saying, “I’m not a Mets fan, GO Mariners!” jaklumen
(Now I feel better about rooting for the Mets…)
Who’s watching the Mets when playoff hockey is on- said the indignant Canadian
(Umm…hockey is played on normal ice, Mayor Ford, not the “ice” you’re looking for…)
eating $1 hot dogs…that’s how they make us O’s fans feel better, anyway -LaLa
(Only seven bucks a pop!)
Buying stock in Pine Tar, of course. brickhousechick
(Do you really want to stick your neck out on that?)
imagining how much better it would be if it were on ice. And called hockey. NancyTex
(The Hockey Pokey? You put your front teeth in, you leave your front teeth in…)
A Met’s fan? Why would I do that to myself when I have the Reds? Twindaddy
(It’s like a double header of sad!)
We are with the Red Sox. Argh.
(I think they make a pill for that…)
I’m more of a Stem fan…and hockey – it’s all about hockey!! Rutabaga
(But…but you’re not Canadian!)
Did I mention hockey? If they played Baseball on Ice, I’d care…..Rutabaga
(It starts as baseball on ice. Then it’s a Disney ride. Then a Johnny Depp movie.)
(So no.)

Dreaming about Tug McGraw. Ya Gotta Believe! Mamma Mick
(Hasn’t he been dead for about a decade? Much like the Mets pitching…)
Rooting for the Orioles! (sorry, Guap! ) – Not A Punk Rocker
(Don’t apologize – Oriole is a synonym of Mets.)

Alas, as Mets fan know all too well, there is no winner this week. But from the offered choices, the most popular was Laughing at Yankee fans who can’t buy beer after the 7th inning. So congrats to all of you who know there’s always another fan that has it worse!

I say, would you keep it down out there? I can barely hear myself rattle!

I say, would you keep it down out there? I can barely hear myself rattle!


This week, we delve deeper, deeply, into your darkest secrets. We all have skeletons in our closets. But what else is there? Well, this week, that’s what we want to know.
Dig up your answers, but do it soon, because this one closes at 2359 EDT on Tuesday, 6 May. Try and keep yourself to three Other answers if you do write-ins, and if you do leave an Other, add a way to recognize you at the end, and I’ll link back to you next week.

And as we head into the weekend, I hope you enjoy this.
Even if I’m really not sure what it is…

Have a great week, y’all!

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151 responses to “Give My Creation…FOOLISHNESS!!!

  1. Note to self: Don’t make fun of other’s teams when yours loses every time you attend a damn game. KC should have paid me for attending.

    Is it too late to become a Mets fan?

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  2. Tiny hamsters eating burritos. You got me :)

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  3. The video is priceless. Meanwhile, if you haven’t tried Kentucky Bourbon Ale, I highly recommend it! Enjoy your weekend!

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    • I never developed a taste for whiskey or bourbon.
      there were a few very bad (but very entertaining) incidents with Jack Daniels when I was younger.

      Have a great weekend Frank! Looking forward with curiosity to whatever tomorrows non-cartoon post is.

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  4. Now I want breakfast burritos! :)

    Have a nice weekend, Guapo!

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  5. Happy Friday Guap….have a great weekend.

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  6. The hamsters. Hilarious! Thanks for the great start to the weekend. Enjoy yours!

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  7. So that’s why their cheeks are all puffed out! I’d often wondered. :D Have a great weekend.

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  8. Love the first answer to this week’s poll…. now I must play! And white socks & garters — you are hilarious! Thanks for sharing your talent on a weekly basis Guap. Gettin’ ready to leave town so blog reading is a bit touch and go for me right now, but I do have my favorites :)

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  9. Hooray for foolishness!

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  10. I saw this adorable video this week and dammit, I will HAVE my hamster eating a tiny burrito! Just as soon as we get one.

    Berlin rocks, as well.

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  11. I’m sad that the hamster doesn’t have a dinner partner. That was the point of this post, right?

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    • Exactly! I think it should have been in black and white for the full angstiness.
      Maybe with just the burrito in color, because who can deny the joy of stuff in thin starchy wrapper?

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  12. Saw a game of Baseball in Houston once. There was a real size train running around the top of stadium. Every time one of the Houston lads smacked the ball the train would rumble and go Woo Woo! Everyone just sat and ate and ate and ate. I loved it – but jeez the size of the people!

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  13. Now I have an image of Tom Cruise curled in a ball sulking and refusing to exit the closet.

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  14. I do not even know what to say, but my face is warmed with oh-so-CUTEness! He stuffed his tiny, furry face with itty, bitty burritos! That is Super-Friday AWESOME

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  15. Mets? Baseball? Sometimes it seems that you are from a different planet, you ‘Mericans.

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    • Careful now, I live on the moon of that planet.

      Yeah, I’m a curling fan. So what?

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      • Curling is nice :D

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        • I’m also a North American. (I cannot speak much for South Americans, sino hablo español.)

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          • Though curling is nice, it’s definitely not something we do on our planet. So I still believe you’ve got your own planet with baseball, bibles and burgers.

            (That’s one of the best alliterations I’ve made in my entire life! ;) )

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            • I’m just not much for the U.S. sporting pasttimes. I have played American football, international football, and rugby– I prefer rugby. Not in any shape to play anymore, but still enjoyable to watch.

              Bibles? I’m Mormon. Some denominations still consider us heretics. That puts me on the dark side of the moon as far as the planet, y’know? (We’re pretty relaxed in the Pacific Northwest.)

              My father served a church mission to France and Belgium back in the day. I am thankful for what Belgium has shared– cabbage sprouts, pomme frites, and more.

              If I had the means I wouldn’t mind visiting your planet.

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              • Beer. Belgium has great beer.
                And chocolate.

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              • We’ve got a nice little planet. I keep on liking it more and more. It’s peaceful and quiet and we have a good life here.

                The thing you forget in your list is the beer though.

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                • Yeah, I did forget… but as I don’t imbibe alcohol (personal reasons as well as religious ones), I hope you’ll pardon that I did.

                  There was great press about Belgian beer in our local newspaper, however.

                  I haven’t had Belgian chocolate as far as I recall. I’m sure it’s wonderful– U.S. chocolate (especially Hershey’s) tends to use awful fillers. My favorite chocolate includes Lindt, Ghiradelli’s, and Godiva… any recommendations?

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                  • Ah okay, in that case you’re free to forget. But you are mising out. Just saying ;).

                    Recommendations? Anything Belgian, truly. I don’t have a favourite. I just eat it, you know…

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                    • WAFFLES!!!

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                    • Of course, duh ;)

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                    • Ah no, not missing. Biggest personal reason is me + alcohol = scary bad times. Scared my poor wife, she asked me never to drink again. Trust me, I have very good reasons. Nope, not even wine– and I live near where Columbia Crest is produced. I just make grape juice and jelly– that’s fine with me. Made some from nice sweet wine grapes, too.

                      I have no problems with friends drinking– it’s just not a good thing for me, is all.

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                    • Don’t get me wrong, if you don’t want to drink, I will never try to convince you to. What I meant is that we’ve got very good beer, good tasting beer. The fact that it has alcohol is not even that important – it’s the taste that is good (I know that alcohol changes the taste and everything, but overall you could leave it out and it would still be good).

                      So I hope you don’t see me as someone who wants to make everyone drink now ;).

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                    • No worries– I understand you, and I hope you will be glad that our local press has noted the good taste of Belgian beer. That beer should taste good is not lost on me at all.

                      My wife is more kosher, so to speak, than I… she doesn’t even like to cook with alcohol. I usually substitute ginger beer.

                      I live in the Columbia Basin region of Washington state. We are somewhat known for wine grapes (hence why I mentioned it), but hops are actually grown in the region next to us, in the lower Yakima Valley. They are known as “alpha” hops, however, and are said to be quite bitter compared to the hops that are typically grown throughout Europe.

                      I don’t know how we would make non-alcoholic beer, much less with local hops that are so bitter. Grapes are simply more accessible in my neighborhood. I can’t remember the name of some grapes I gleaned last– maybe it was Sangiovese. The owner of the vineyard gave me instructions for making wine, but I simply steamed them to extract the juice, and made some fabulous jelly out of some of it.

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    • We’re from the planet of processed food, and some really bad teams that people still pay to see.

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  16. I was going to respond to that poll last week by saying “ignoring baseball,” but I didn’t figure I’d make too many friends with that one, so I stayed quiet. If you can’t say anything nice, then, well, you know… ;)

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  17. Great answers! I almost wanted to switch from the Red Sox to the Mets….said no one. LOL. Actually, as long as it’s not the Yankees, I’m rooting! :) You may want to check out the deadline for the poll, please don’t make us go back to April! NO!!!!!!!!!! :) Have a good weekend, Guapisimo!!!

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  18. Nicole Marie better watch out and keep her doors locked at night because she stole my answers in the poll! :)

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    • p.s. but… do you think the tiny hamster would have loved a tiny bottle of salsa to go with the tiny burrito? I mean, it would be hard to swallow all this dryness.

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    • Nicole Marie drifts in a breeze of profound poetry.
      Really, you never stood a chance.

      (Doubt she’s near as good with a camera though.)

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  19. Stupid is as stupid does…Whatever the hell that means? Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer, you know like bringing up the Mets at all…;-)

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  20. No winner?! That’s crap. This is America dag nabbit. Somebody always has to win!

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    • Except when it’s South America. Funny how much of the world seems to forget about them…

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      • I didn’t forget about South America. Pardon my incorrect use of language. When I say “America” I mean the United States only. Otherwise I would say North America and South America, or the specific countries I’m referring to within each… but, thanks for keeping me honest.

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        • It’s the conceit of those of us lucky enough to b from the United States.
          Or, as it’s commonly know ‘Murica

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        • Aww, Matt… you wound me.

          I just don’t like the term “America” or “Americans” as a High Context cultural term to refer to the U.S. It’s often used outside the U.S. to refer to us perjoratively, and often by people that are completely ignorant to Latin American culture, which I find terribly hypocritical. As my great-grandfather was called “the father of the Mormon Mexican mission”, I have a family legacy that embraces Hispanic culture.

          It’s especially bad with this new “Murica” term, which perpetrates stereotypes that U.S. citizens are fat, ignorant, from the South, are heavily armed with guns, and close-minded. Never mind that I tend to do facepalms remembering that Mitt Romney is a distant relative.

          I would prefer to use such terms in low context culture references. With so much emphasis on globalization these days, I’d prefer something more inclusive. Yes, I know the term is entrenched and ensconced, but it honestly carries baggage I really don’t like.

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          • I will do my best to drop “America” in favor of calling out The United States specifically… Though, we aren’t very United these days.
            And, in the interest of full disclosure: “fat, ignorant, from the South, are heavily armed with guns, and close-minded.” I’m not fat, or from the South, but, I am close-minded, ignorant, and very well armed.

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            • *sigh* There was another discussion on this very post that I think would give more context… it wasn’t my intention to single you out at all; this is just a pet peeve coming from a number of people that has irritated me for some time.

              Me, I’m not just fat… I’m obese, largely due to health problems including chronic pain. I’m not from the South, although there are a lot of Texan transplants in my area. I have no guns. As far as the other stereotypes applying to me, well, that would be subject to interpretation.

              I can see that I have failed to be witty or clever; you’ve simply exposed my sardonic, snide displeasure. It has been difficult to summon something more pleasant through the pain I’m experiencing. I’m sorry for the trouble, Matt. I wish I could have expressed myself in a gentler, more empathetic way.

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              • No worries.
                I was bantering just to banter. I’m in a cross mood this morning…
                Sorry.
                You should definitely ignore me for the next 24 hours or so.
                And, I do hear and understand your argument against using “America.” I’m not sure I fully agree, but I can see your point of view on it. Maybe when my brain is a bit less cluttered with other thoughts, I could better articulate why what we call ourselves doesn’t really matter anymore. But, for now, I’m not even going to try.

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                • Fair enough, Matt. I will be interested in what you have to say… truly. I really do like to think on things from many angles (and often tangents in my own case), so I’m ready to wait.

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                  • You got it… And, I agree with you there, too. I’m always fascinated to see how other people think through situations and scenarios. The more view points we can get the better informed our own choices can be.

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  21. Oh, that video made me sad for my deceased hamster. Whaa!! Those hamsters sure can pack a lot of food in! I hope you get to take in a fabulous ball game soon! Have a great weekend, Guapo!

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  22. That video made my day … and not in a Clint Eastwood way.

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  23. Ok, I am with djmatticus, how can no one win????

    I was pleased to see so many others were with me on the hockey answers. Baseball, too boring. Oh well.

    But, the hamster video was a scream. :D

    That hamster sure could stuff some burrito…happy Friday, Guap!

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  24. Have a Guapolicious weekend!

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  25. Just love those hamsters :D Have a great weekend, Guap! xxx

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    • They eat burritos! What’s not to love?
      Hope your weekend was fun!

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      • Loads of work on the ‘big room’ laying floor this weekend. Hubby measures and cuts the wood and I lay it (no jokes about me being the layer). I’m not allowed to cut the wood – I’ve been officially banned around here from using power tools because I’m too accident-prone! ;)

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        • Better to let hubby do the cutting and save all your fingers for writing! I bet the floor is looking great.

          We ran errands, saw a concert last night, and had a few good meals.
          Just changed a busted door knob, and soon the cooking ofr the week will begin.
          All in all, a good weekend.

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  26. I want everything in that video in my life immediately: The hamster, the chef, the lovely little table, the tiny burrito. All of it. Now.

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  27. (Now I feel better about rooting for the Mets…)

    Oh, it gets worse. Cimmy and I enjoy watching the local farm team.
    Andddddd I mentioned curling, rugby, and winter Olympic sports earlier.

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  28. What on earth was that video about??? I actually watched it. I don’t know why. How has my life been improved? I don’t know. I’ll have to think about it. But I sure could go for a burrito. And a hamster.

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  29. Though I am no sports fan, the exchanges are funny.
    Speaking of Trifecta, H. Barry kindly informed me about this new writing place for ex-Trifectans – http://yeahwrite.me/.

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  30. Let’s go Rangers….thump, thump, thump, thump, thump.
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  31. PS, I hadn’t heard Metro in years, so I listened to it this morning. It’s still in my head after nearly fifteen hours and lots of other music at the studio, so I hope you’re happy. Enjoy the concert tomorrow (or tonight if you’re reading this in the morning after sleep since right now it’s nearly three am

    wow.
    I’m a little babble-y right now. I’m going to sign off before I embarrass myself. Or it’s probably too late for that. Oh well.

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    • The concert was pretty good, and the rendition of Metro was spot on.
      Sex wasn’t as good though. Pity.

      If only I’d thought to sign off to avoid embarrassment before I started blogging.
      Ah well… ;)

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  32. I don’t know why I missed this yesterday. Maybe the universe thought I couldn’t handle hamsters and burritos? Anyway. . . .

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  33. I’ve never seen a hamster eating a tiny burrito. I’ll cross that one off my bucket list now.

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  34. Awesome reading as always Guap…
    Have a great rest of weekend and have
    lots of fun, I always do :)

    Andro

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  35. Jeez – what happened to Friday. I’m really bummed that it’s already Sunday evening and I’m just getting around to foolishness. bleh! xo

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  36. Well now you’ve gone and done it…I have to start making burritos for the chipmunk…I wonder if I have any tomato?

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  37. I seemed to have misplaced my Friday..hmm…it’s all work’s fault…and winter hanging around too long. I still have freeze-brain. Hope you had a good weekend!

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  38. Brown paper grocery bags, and shopping bags. Bags from Safeway and Winco and Macy’s and the Gap and Dylan’s Candy Counter and Romancing the Home and Market of Choice. Bags that will never be used but I hold on to them like an old lady and twist ties.

    Now you know.

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  39. Besides those skeletons, I have some highly graded, intoxicating flasks of blood in my closet. :O

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  40. Where can I get tiny hamster burritos… I love hamster…

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  41. Loved the tiny hamsters–I wonder if you encountered that in the same place I did–after John Oliver’s death penalty bit.

    I’m not a Mets fan by any means (and that’s me being nice), but I do appreciate any Stadium that lets you buy beer throughout the game. Dodger Stadium cuts off after the 7th, too, which bothers me. I’m an adult, and if I’m going to drink, I will have arranged for a ride. If I’m driving, I don’t drink. Period. I may, however, partake of herbal (and completely legal in the Great State of California) remedies.

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