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10/27/2003 Entry: "Layers Of Love, Folds Of Fondness."

caaaake!My parents came to visit this weekend to bring me a birthday present and go to lunch. My mother said she would bring a cake. Like she does.

What I didn't realize was that she was bringing a seven layer fudge-lined chocolate cake that you literally had to strain to lift. It's intimidating all the other food in the fridge. You'll notice that the large pastry box it came in wasn't large enough; the lid wouldn't close over the top of the thing.The plastic wrap is there merely to protect other objects from becoming embedded within the half-inch of frosting on the top. The bakery conveniently scored slice marks on the top in sizes that, if served like that, would cause small children to begin to shake until they burst.

But I understand why she picked it; I think the same way. When you're giving to someone else, if some is good, more is better. There's not a cake on earth that has enough layers in it to show how much she loves me, but she'll try. (Plus I think she really likes seeing the shocked look on my face when she outdoes herself.)

However, if I try to finish this thing myself, instead of bringing a bigger cake next year, she may have to give me the gift of bigger pants. So if anyone in the SOMA area is interested in a piece of cake, please feel free to stop by. Soon.

Replies: 7 comments

I would so like some cake, but it'll have to wait until later in the week. I fear I may end up being too late!

Posted by Jason @ 10/28/2003 12:18 AM PST

No, actually...probably not.

There's a LOT of cake.

Posted by Casey @ 10/28/2003 02:11 AM PST

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Albeit belated. How about an elf of your very own as a gift?

Posted by -J. @ 10/28/2003 10:16 PM PST

You could save time and just rub it directly on your body.

Actually, there's a certain amount of merit in that idea...

Posted by Sherri @ 10/29/2003 12:54 AM PST

Did you save me a piece?

Posted by sillynun @ 10/29/2003 05:06 PM PST

A happy belated from me as well!

Posted by Lee @ 10/31/2003 11:56 PM PST

What's with all the October birthdays?! Happy Birthday, and great costume, btw.

Posted by Matt @ 11/03/2003 05:08 PM PST

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