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Comments on Sunday 11 August 2002:
For the first time in quite a while, we went shopping for food. For the first time ever, I went to a wholesale club, thanks to Rogue. The closest such thing to us bears the unfortunate name BJ's. The $40 yearly membership thing is well worth it; under $200 purchased significantly more food than we'd usually get for $300. Admittedly, much of the food in question is a bit frivolous; such necessities as a five pound bag of smarties. Some unfortunate omissions mean I'll still need to go to the normal shop, though; difficulty resulting from veganity. [11:20]

Tom
Personally I believe that US smarties are part of a conspiracy to discredit the Commonwealth and drive us to Despair and Lunacy. My evidence - In all Commonwealth nations (even Canada apparently, bravely resisting the Evil Demons to the north and south), smarties involve chocolate buttons covered with a crunchy sugar coating in the manner of an M&M or possibly Reeses Pieces if the movie 'ET' is accurate, but better because they have the Queen's blessing (if you have to ask which Queen, you aint never gonna know). The US just decided to call their fizzy sugary things smarties out of spite because they've never won any medals at the Commonwealth games and they have an evil plot to overthrow the Queen's sweets, maybe even the Queen herself!
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