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September 01, 2011


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you're the best, Mitch; seriously, pitch-perfect. lots of possible titles here:
Le Petit Mal in Venice. Le Petit Mall in Venice.

I love when you wrote, "'You look great,' I couldn't help commenting." And, Mitchell, it's such a close call that just maybe if you'd had the money, you'd have given Bill the $1,400 for the bracelet! And I don't have to tell you it was perfect when, distracted, you cocked your head. Also, thank goodness we can count on Starbuck's clean washrooms, although it made me nervous when babe decided to go to one. In re Sartre--ni poisson ni oisseau, please forgive....

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