Day 7 – Gamine
If you like that super nauseous stomach/aching teeth feeling you get when you’ve eaten way too much sugar, then I suggest you run, don’t walk, to The Jelly Bean Factory.
It’s a magical place where as soon as you cross its threshold, candy stops being something that should be eaten in moderation. Candy becomes the food that sustains life.
I’ve always felt like candy was more important than food, so for me, The Jelly Bean Factory was like finally arriving at my home planet. They use six thousand pounds of sugar a day there and twelve thousand pounds of cornstarch. Everything has a haze to it and the employees all walk around covered in white powder like Al Pacino in Scarface.
As far as Gamine goes, I think I kind of missed the mark. It started off kind of promising with a cute hat and sunglasses —
— but when you remove the cute hate and sunglasses for a paper Jelly Bean factory cap, well, almost any outfit would go adrift.
We’re in Tahoe now and headed out for a hike. Is there such a thing as Gamine/mountaineering style? Any suggestions?
I just don’t think I can do any Heidi braids.