Twink, thanks for the bunch o' balloons. I'm glad you gave me the oppotrunity [recall that you also told me to go spell a word] to clarify a point:
"...you said you were a native new yorker......i don't believe this is possible....it is a known fact that no one actually grows up in new york...'
If I did say I grew up here, let me rephrase. I was born and hand have lived here forever, but I never grew up.
As to the "D" group, the members come in all stripes. Some are terrific and grounded and then there are the others. When one comes along and is way out there, I stay away. In general I'm opposed to the practice of human sacrifice, especially if a situation would leave me feeling like the lamb. It's important to know when to walk away.
Thank you so much for the ice cream cone, Twink. Your timing is impeccable. I met a friend for lunch today and, after the main course, we went to a nearby ice cream shop that makes gorgeous, rich things in gorgeous flavors. I had a scoop of ginger (I dream about it) and a scoop of espresso. I hadn't had ice cream in a while.