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Draplin Design Co., North America
October 18, 2003
Posted at 08:18 AM

My time at home has been so good. Taking it easy with mom and dad, enjoying the meals and tube and gen’l laying around. It’s nice to not do anything after so many weeks of “pedal-to-the-metal.”

Speaking of which, in an hour or so I’m heading back out west. Melissa’s virgin white chariot is taking one last breather before I put gas to metal and metal to fire and fire to road and road to hell as I push off outta Northern Michigan.

Mr. Okins got the little rig souped up for the mission perfectly. A couple of new meats on the front, a lube job and a firm handshake wishing us well. Many thanks.

We hope we make it unscathed. Lots of road there. From mom and dad’s pad, well over 2500 miles. We estimate a good, hearty, swerving, three days of the open road between us and our Portland home.

Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon. Motherfucker.

Thanks to the Midwest for a couple good weeks.

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No reference to the birthday bars? Did you really manage to eat the whole pan before you made it to Michigan? Will have to send the recipe to your Mom.

Posted by: ma oki on 10/22/03 at 2:12 PM

Let’s just put it this way: Ma Okins’ world famous pumpkin bars have gotten us through some ugly stretches of road. They have nourished us when our blood levels were low, amd picked us up when our spirits were down. Quite frankly, they are our “favorite snack” from Minnesota. Lutefisk and cheese kurds don’t even come close. These delicacies are loved by ALL on the factory floor, and are to be savored when we are lucky enough to get them.

Ma Okins blessed us with a brick of them just before we took off outta Minneapolis back to Michigan.

Let’s just put it this way: They were gone before we crossed the Mighty Mississippi into Wisconsin…and well, that ain’t to far outta Minneapolis.

Good stuff. Puts hair in yer chest. The best. From heaven. Baked with Windom dirt. Etc.

Posted by: Draplindustries Public Relations on 10/22/03 at 11:36 PM