Lola and Lila, in almost identical dresses? Are they related? xD
🤣 I’m in tears laughing!
How can you eat that much? Where does it go? You are still as thin as ever! It’s not fair!
That really is a beautiful cake. You eating your slices as well as the others' remnants reminds me of my daughter at any b'day party she went to in grade school. When I picked her up, the parent always told me how many slices of pizza my kid ate - so many they thought they'd have to order more! Boy, talk about being mortified. And even though I talked to her about it, she'd do it again the next time. You two would have made good party buddies - she'd eat all the pizza, you could eat all the cake.
Great photos of the group with the writer who was snubbed. Ouch. Given the group benefiting from the charity proceeds were teachers, you'd think the organizers would have put out for auction any and all books donated. They could have googled the titles and found they were worth bidding on!
When the girls grow up, and if your doctor ever says you can’t drink anymore you might have to start writing articles about cats. Breeding and caring of. Not pigs, that would be a no brainer, but cats. LOL. I’ve not only been to fundraisers like this but worked on a couple. Booze is a good thing. I loved Lola’s outfit but like Trialia, I noticed she matched! Was that intentional? Did they throw side glances at each other all night? Either way, cute. You just looked tall. And skinny.
That cake cost more than my first THREE cars combined! It is pretty but not THAT pretty. The crazy things people will buy for charity! Glad you had fun, but that was a pricey night out!
Oh, and I’ve bought two copies of each of your first three books, so I’m helping the numbers as much as I can.
What about the flavor of the cake? A cake that expensive has got to be fancy inside and out. Any pics of a slice?
You're a better human than me - When hubby and I participate in an auction, we're going for a deal. Pay $100 (or more!) for something that costs $100? No way. Even $75 would give us pause. But thank you for letting us enjoy your night! (For the low price of whatever my sub to your substack is, totally worth it because anything that regularly makes me laugh is super valuable.)
Your wealthy friends would lose their minds to discover that the cake auction I attended yesterday had a meager $150 sale and everything else went for lower. 😂
Thanks for the laughs! I too will eat cake when I am already full. I was inspired to purchase several books from the Wish List. Helping teachers is always a worthy cause.
Looks like there was real butter in the buttercream icing! And you didn’t have to chip in for the $5700 purchase price, so I would say you were a big winner! Congratulations.
I loved the silent auction fundraiser at our sons catholic school. After a few drinks I’d be bidding like the world was ending tomorrow. And getting irrationally offended when someone upped the bid. Good times.
James, you clearly missed the memo on the blue shirt for the twinsies clothing choices. Lola and Lila did their part!
It‘s a good thing that I wasn’t drinking milk or any beverage while reading this article because I probably would‘ve spewed it out through my nose with laughing! What a gift for making the entire event come alive so vividly for us and for the hilarious commentary!
Oh-- I learned my lesson at my first and last auction. I bid against a coworker....for a black pearl necklace that I've never worn. It looks beautiful, in a box. And also bid and won minor league baseball tickets, right before the pandemic hit. And then we moved out of state before the team started playing regular games again. 😐
I'm the person you want at your charity auction, especially if there's alcohol. I don't like to lose, so if I get outbid I see that as losing and just cannot allow that. That's how I ended up with 2 trips and a puppy (not the same auction, fortunately). My auctioneer boyfriend won't let me come to auctions he's working anymore.