Great piece, Aaron. There were several Jamies in my life as well, goth-ish alterna-girls that everyone fell in love with and that most guys could never really talk to. You did better than most. If you've never read the "Hippie Food" book Jonathan Kauffman wrote a few years back, I highly recommend it. I went through several feints at eating nothing but health food store food in the early 90s myself, and it really was sprouts/granola/portobello mushroom burgers and not a whole lot else. These healthy kids today don't know how good they've got it.

Now go out there and find out what happened to Jamie!

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Thanks, Jay! I wish I could find her. Things were so primitive back then!

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