Friday, June 29, 2012

Another Engagement and circumcising dogs

Today we celebrated the engagement of one of our graduate students.  Indeed a happy occasion!  To whet our sweet teeth as part of the fete we had an array of treats including a cake, some fresh berries, ice cream with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. After all you don't get engaged every day and we don't have a good excuse to go a little overboard every day!

Quite a selection and an engagement to boot!
Chocolate cake and pound cake!
Fresh berries for the healthy set!

And the good stuff for the not so healthy eatera!

The future bride to be!

The temporary ring!

Down to business!

Since everything was purchased in a supermarket the cake was fairly basic. Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, some candy confetti and jimmies for a festive touch and lastly the appropriate message to go with the event.  These cakes, if purchased close to the creation date, are actually pretty good. They are not sickeningly sweet but are usually pretty moist and light. Easier to eat than some of the dense choco-cakes we've dealt with.  They also go great with ice cream so score having also had the ice cream today.
A nice generic but good chocolate cake with the day's message!
The group joins in.
The berries were good and helped the health conscious among us participate.  The pound cake, intended to go with the strawberries turned out to be overkill so it was saved for another day.

Smiling while slicing berries!

And a great job of slicing indeed!
Enjoying the fruits of their labor!
Our newly anointed fiancée was quite excited and her plans called for a wedding somewhere like Alaska or Antarctica - someplace unique but cold. There was a little comment about whether it was appropriate to choose a place like that and expect people to get there and it was conceded that whether that was fair was being discussed.
Smiling with the fiancée!
Suggesting how to raise the dogs!
The counter suggestion came to have it in the jungle which did not go over well since one of the criteria for the place was that it be cold.  There were also subsequent remarks about how the children should be raised and that they should be raised Jewish.  The fiancée, not being a practitioner of Judaism, despite perhaps some heritage, countered that wouldn't be done and besides they were not going to have children but rather dogs.  Their would only be dog children. This was countered with the suggestion they could raise the dogs Jewish...but you would have to circumcise them. It probably should have been left there but our protagonist, being a veterinarian, responded with that it was doubtful it could be done.  "There's a bone there."  And that's the end of that conversation.

Don't ask me how it came to dog circumcision!

A few more revelers!
And a couple of students chowing down!

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