Should I ask my friend Lori out even though she has a boyfriend?Ruth answers:
I don't have much personal experience with that, but I can tell you about making fruitcake. After you bake it, you know, you soak it in brandy and wrap it in cloth, put it in a can and stick it in the back of the cupboard behind the potatoes for at least two months. A year is better. I'm always so surprised when I remember I made fruitcake!Marty adds:
That's my point. Do up your fruitcake now, enjoy it later — when it's time.
So don't ask her out. Tell her you think she's very nice and that her boyfriend is a very lucky man.
Ruth always says fruitcake improves with age. All I know is, the longer I put off eating it the happier I am.Punjabi adds:
I think she's right. Nobody under the age of 40 can stand the stuff.
Hey, gang! Calgary is a beautiful town! You should all come out and visit it!
The most amazing thing happened today. I was playing frisbee in the park with this dog I met. I always hated playing frisbee, but I never tried it with a dog before! The dog was only interested in chasing the frisbee and bringing it back, so if I missed where I was aiming, he didn't even know! And I never had to worry about catching! This is my kind of frisbee! I think I will get a dog when I get home.
So I'm playing with this dog and this woman comes up and says, "Excuse me, is your name Bradley?" I nearly had a heart attack because I thought it might be Sarah! But she said her name was Sandy and she recognized me from the column.
So we had a pleasant lunch together. She works in a little clothing store. I bought a pair of short pants. I always hated wearing short pants but she talked me into it.
Gotta run now; I'm going to "Loose Moose Theater Company." I hear it's very funny! But Sarah, if you're reading this, please write! The guys will forward my mail, okay?
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