Pete couldn’t make it tonight, so we did what we could with his notes. This is specifically not a case of Refrigerator Dear Diary, or Make Your Own Dear Diary. This is just an emergency kit, really. Nothing like the real thing of course. We cut some corners, but whatever. Just imagine there’s a picture of a cat with no ears or Kelly Holcomb or something.If anybody sees Pete, incidentally, call the office. As always, this one goes out to a young man who thinks he hasn’t seen anything good today.
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