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I was busy for much of the evening with a meeting to discuss some very difficult issues. Details are unimportant, suffice it to say it was long and emotionally draining. I'd been planning a diary on chocolate butterscotch birdsnest candy, but I simply can't do that to Meteor Blades :-).  However, I do have a difficult food issue that mirrors my feelings after tonite's meeting. Follow me below the dingledoodlesquiggliedKosagnocchidividerthingie fold after a word from our sponsor...

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Salad. The green stuff with veggies and some dressing on top. With all due respect to those on the other side of the aisle oil & vinegar caddy, and apologies to Dr. Seuss, I do not like it in a box, with socks, or a fox, in a boat or over a moat. I will not eat it.

Yes, I've tried. Many times. I've attempted to choke it down at wedding receptions AND at the fanciest of 5-star restaurants. Mr. Brillig has watched... and has named the expression I make while convinced I've got a neutral visage Salad Face. Yeah, it's that bad.

OK, so my Mother-in-Law makes a salad at Thanksgiving that I'll nibble. Of course, what I nibble is the pecans and mandarin oranges off the top. There's the Jerusha Peach Mold at Longfellow's Wayside Inn that I order because it's in the "Salad" section and therefore I don't get grief for asking to omit it. It's a peach half, with pineapple cream.

Where do you fall on the salad spectrum? Delicious, or rabbit food?

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This comment from Fiddlegirl about Rick Santorum's Hitler comment should go viral. Too bad the left doesn't do "viral."  
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According to Rick Santorum, voting for Obama is just like voting for Hitler. Or something. Greasy Gant probably has the media reports pegged.

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