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My Mouth Is Happy [Apr. 26th, 2009|09:01 pm]
Beemer
Birthday G&C at Common Grounds on Friday. Nothin' much in the way of anecdotage to report, but lovely nonetheless. Karen made a "Don't Ask Don't Tell" chocolate pound cake with raspberry sauce -- DADT because you really don't want to know the quantities of various ingredients that are involved.

And zalena made me a present so awesome, it has to go behind the cut tag.

It was a big cannister (plus bonus back-up tin!) of tasty, tasty homemade caramel corn. I would show you a picture, except that I cannot, because due to the aforementioned tastiness, it has all been eaten.

Yes, I shared it with other people. A little.

The thing that elevated it from yummy to AWESOME is the thoroughly researched and highly realistic Olde Tyme patent medicine label she added, which I can show you a picture of:



And because there's no way it's going to be legible at that resolution, I reproduce for you here the full text thereof:

Dr. T's Patented Medicinal Clumps

Blood tonik, beard growth, catarrh, dropsy, dyspepsia, female complaints, jaundice, cholera morbius, biliousness, neuralgia, mercurial eruptions, scarlet fever, st. vitus' dance, mugwumps, paralysis and other nervous disorders, consumption, liver and kidney congestion, seasickness, train nausea, erysipelas, abscesses, goiters, scrophulus disorders, and persistent peristalsis

ACCEPT NO IMITATION!!!!!!!

Certificate of Purity: This is to certify that Dr. T's Patent Medicinal Clusters is purely vegetable and does not contain any calomel, mercury, creosote, morphine, opium, nitrate potash (salt-petre), bromide potassium, narcotic alkaloid, whiskey, wine, or any harmful or habit producing drugs. Dr. T's Patent Medicinal Clusters was discovered through scientific research and study by Dr. T who graduated with honors in his field of study and is now actively engaged in the practice of his profession, which calling he has successfully followed for many years.


Is it any wonder it's already been eaten?

Oh, and then yesterday we went off to the Gamaches' to help Neal practice making sushi by providing him with willing mouths to eat the products of his labors. Actually, we ended up making some, too. It was fun, and pretty easy if someone else has done all the work of cutting things up and cooking the rice. Nori is more elastic than I would have guessed. Also, my philosophew is quite fond of unagi, to put it mildly.
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[User Picture]From: kev_bot
2009-04-27 05:00 am (UTC)
Okay, "medicinal clumps" is the grossest, most awesome term for something so fucking awesome. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR. T!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-04-27 04:56 pm (UTC)
Danke sehr, Prof. TT!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-04-27 04:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks, chum! :)
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[User Picture]From: shirtlifterbear
2009-04-27 08:56 am (UTC)
Unagi is WORTHY!

And so are YOU!

Yay Yum Birthday!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-04-27 04:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2009-04-27 10:33 am (UTC)
It mildly amuses me that your philosophew is the person I've started describing to my friends as, "my new nephew."

Happy happy! Glad it was great.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-04-27 04:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you thank you!
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[User Picture]From: bats22
2009-04-27 12:25 pm (UTC)
Sounds lovely--happy birthday!!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-04-27 04:53 pm (UTC)
'Twas -- thanks!
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From: blockade_boy
2009-04-27 12:28 pm (UTC)
That label is perfect! Especially the "catarrh" part. I have a book on patent medicines, and it seems like everything back then was a cure for "catarrh." Why, it's a wonder people got sick at all!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DOC!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-04-27 04:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

What I love is that it's just a list of disorders, with no actual verb phrase saying "Will help cure" or anything like that.

I'm also quite amused by dropsy and mugwumps.
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[User Picture]From: mahannie57
2009-04-27 06:17 pm (UTC)
First of all, Happy, Happy Belated! Sorry I missed the gathering, but last minute stuff happened...grrr. And I missed the Cake!

Yummy, yummy present! That Sarah, she's very good at making fabulous birthday presents, isn't she? I'm still enjoying my present, although inedible, as being very entertaining.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-04-27 10:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

We actually still have some of the cake. I'll totally put a slice aside for you if you're stone-cold jonesing for chocolate pound cake. There's no more raspberry sauce, though.
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[User Picture]From: mahannie57
2009-04-28 01:08 am (UTC)
Turn down a piece of the cake? Not likely! I'll force myself to eat it even without the raspberry sauce...
Let me know when I can stop by for the lusciousness.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-04-28 05:01 am (UTC)
Goin' out to dinner Wednesday evening, but otherwise whenever...
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[User Picture]From: da_lj
2009-04-28 06:10 pm (UTC)
All to which I say, "woot!"

Woot!

That sounds like some powerful medicine. (*burp*)

Also, looking forward to seeing all y'all in a month!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-05-01 05:25 am (UTC)
Woot! We're looking forward to seeing you guys, too!
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From: chaosqueen42
2009-05-01 12:16 am (UTC)
Happy happy birthday!!!

(very very late. sorry)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-05-01 05:24 am (UTC)
Pfft, "late". Whatev.

Thanks!
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