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Rubbing it in:

The contents of this week’s trip, so far:

  • Being showered with gifts at the airport (I smell pretty! My lips are plumped! I’m finally a woman, and all it took was twenty-six years and a steadfast roommate!)
  • IN N’ OUT
  • Driving through the neighbourhood where I was born
  • Hitting up my parents’ favourite liquor store
  • BOB’S BIG BOY
  • Being waved at by a beautiful girl in Bentley
  • Talking Venture Bros. with my cousin
  • Being told that I chose right when I chose my husband
  • Having my cousin mistaken for my husband…by a family member (oh, the lulz)

Oh yeah, and it’s eighty degrees Fahrenheit here. And despite that, I’m about to slip into a hot tub.

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