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Sat, Oct. 17th, 2009, 01:41 pm
La Fonte Italian Restaurant & Pub

We walk into a sports bar, nondescript but for the waterbearer statue fountain. Nana-in-the-back makes the bread and desserts from scratch. She's a pastry chef who wanted to open a pastry shop, but played it safe and opened a sports bar instead.

Note to self: playing safe causes sadness and tragedy, like Old World Italian pastry chefs opening sports bars.

I complimented her bread and told her to close the pub and open a bakery or at least open a bakery window. I declined her offer to make me a free tiramisu, but I pled that La Monstra was waiting in the car, so she gave me a slice of her homemade yogurt bread. If I had stayed any longer she would have made me a bigamist.

Viktor Frankl was right. When you nurture people's search for meaning, they give you things for free.

Sun, Oct. 18th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
redhotmamainmd

happy b'day Basil!

Mon, Oct. 19th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
basilwhite

Aw, danke frau!

Sun, Oct. 18th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
bella_poetessa

happy Birthday....

Mon, Oct. 19th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
basilwhite

Thank you much!