31 October 2008
I took the day off work as it was my birthday. I feel a moral obligation to convince society that the only true holiday one deserves to have off is one’s own birthday. The rest of the holidays are manufactured and exist inside constraints of some sort. Your birthday, however, is truly your day and you deserve to spend it the way you want. I wanted to spend it NOT working; so I didn’t. Marita Beth & I slept in, then I ran a couple of errands while she finished some work. When done, we went to Early Vote (if you didn’t early vote and you live here in the U.S., I sure hope you will be voting on the 4th), then started the trip to TRF. The dogs went to the kennel and we headed South. Since we would be there so much earlier than typical, we arranged a birthday dinner at Rancho Grande, a decent Tex-Mex restaurant in Magnolia. MB and I were first where we met up with Sherrie, Susabella & Jo. Kelly joined us soon after and was quickly followed by George and Delaenya. Donny & Mary got there a little later bearing treats. I found, earlier in the year, a recipe for Guinness cupcakes. The recipe sounded too good to pass on and under Mary’s careful tutelage has indeed turned out to be a fantastic find. They are precious little Chocolaty, Guinnessy, yummy treats.
This one died in my belly.
Remains of the Cupcake

~KR (Written on 3 November 2008 )

Listening to:
Purple Haze by Brother
from Your Backyard

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