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I submit the above photo as evidence. Yes, even the Dalai Lama can be a little… unsettling… sometimes.

Though “creepy” was not the word I had in mind when I discovered that my friends’ small, mildly alcoholic drinks cost them $10 apiece.

Photo was taken during a thoroughly enjoyable performance by Silver Spring-based singer/songwriter Sarah Fridrich last night; some far less creepy photos are here. The highlight of the evening for me was an inventive cover of Miles Davis“So What.” “All Blues.” (Full disclosure: Sarah is my housemate’s ex-housemate, so I may or may not be fair and balanced.)