Friday, October 20, 2006

sweetest day

Call me a romantic fool! I remembered Sweetest Day a day ahead of time, without the kind of help we men usually need. I’m talking about the kind of hints like, “Honey, do you know what day it is? Or another classic giveaway is watching another couple do a gift exchange, and say, “Happy Sweetest Day!” No sir, I remembered all on my own. (crossing fingers behind my back)

Let’s see, what shall I do for such a special occasion? She’s not into expensive candy. She likes gourmet popcorn, but I’m not about to drive all the way into Chicago to pay $10 for parking that isn’t even close to Michigan Avenue, and then wait half an hour for a bag of popcorn that costs $30; it’s gonna be half-eaten by the time I bring it home anyway! I wonder how she feels about the slaughter of millions of flowers, hacked in the prime of their life…their only crime being they were beautiful.

From the picture above, you can see that we enjoy romantic rides in the picturesque countryside, but the forecast calls for freezing rain turning to snow by evening. Nobody likes to freeze their baboushka.

(sigh) It’s tempting to dismiss this as a Hallmark holiday, but the bottom line is that it isn’t about a special day…it’s about a special lady. And she’s worth more than anything I can possibly give.


Jen said...

As a Sweetest Day skeptic, I appreciate your last paragraph. Hubby and I have "Happy I Love You" Days, which apparently Hallmark hasn't picked up on yet...

For the record, Sweetest Day was legitimately a holiday before Hallmark got its hands on it. I knew someone once who came from a country that had celebrated it for a long time.

Craver Vii said...

We watched the 5-hour version of Pride and Prejudice. I actually liked it, despite the fact that it did not have any explosions, karate fights or space ships. I especially enjoyed the character development. We got such a kick out of how the English would be mean to each other by saying nice things in a nice way, weaving in a subtle twist that made the whole thing bad. Elizabeth's mother and father were my favorite.

L.L. Barkat said...

I'm guessing she wouldn't want to ride like that... freezing rain or not! :)