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Dinner for Two

Last night The Yuppie invited me over and prepared a Sunday dinner that put Arlo to shame. Pasta with a vodka red sauce, salad with lime ginger dressing, and a chocolate cake baked with wine. Brilliant move on his part combining my two favorite items: chocolate and wine. Though, he didn’t need to add liquor to the food to get me drunk–I would have done that on my own willingly.

When I mentioned the cake to Arlo he didn’t understand what the big deal was. “Sarah, when have we ever baked chocolate without wine?” “WINE IN THE CAKE, not with the cake!” “Oh, I didn’t think it mattered, it all ends up in the same place anyway.”

It’s so cute when The Yuppie doesn’t think he’s a yuppie at all, but each time I spend time at his house I find another reason why his moniker is just so fitting. Last night I found he prepared dinner with recipes collected from The New York Times. If that’s not yuppie-esque, I don’t know what is.


  • I just found your blog through GEORGE/Dooce and I love it!

    I too have a neurotic pug and can so relate to it’s-a-good-thing- he’s-so-adorable-cuz…..!

    But Sarah, we found the solution. Antoher dog. I know you probably don’t want to think about it, we didn’t either…but, I swear on my childrens lives (oh oh) that it changed his whole vibe. He’s still really neurotic, but now that he has Murphy to snuggle with when we’re not there and he gets into no trouble. In fact, my husband took Murphy ice fishing last week and left Maxx at home because he can’t handle the cold or hiking or walking or snow or ice or…you know what I mean. I can’t begin to tell you how sad and lonely he was all day. When Murphy finally came through the door, I honestly thought we would witness a pug orgasm. Thankfully, we were spared.

    Sarah, do it…for your sanity. Just do some research and get a non-neurotic breed. It will change your life.

    Good luck!


  • I forgot to mention that your little lady is absolutely adorable!

  • That cake looks amazing! I’ve always wanted to try making a Guinness chocolate cake.

  • He sounds amazing. Date him.

  • The cake definitely looks moist. Must be the wine. Arloshack should note that.

  • I absolutely love your column and this personal blog! I envy your wit and your charm as I would have loved to be a writer. Alas, I am an 8th grade English teacher whose sarcasm is lost on the befuddled minds of my 13 year olds! Keep up the fabulous work!

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