I’m not really sure what “Sweetest Day” is supposed to mean. All I can surmise is that it’s a somewhat made-up holiday dreamed up to be kind of like a Valentine’s Day in the fall…or something. Something to fill the shopping void between Labor Day and Thanksgiving? Honestly, I don’t know…
That said, my husband and I played along…a bit! We had a decadent dessert tonight at Sidetrack in Ypsilanti, MI:
When I was eating it, I mushed the ice cream and the hot fudge together and said “With this spoon…I thee wed.” This was definitely a shareable dessert like the menu described! All that was left when we finished it was a golf ball sized blob of ice cream.
On the whole, though, I’m not really a very romantic person. So here’s a nice little quote uttered by Spike to the characters Angel and Buffy on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (which I am currently binge watching):
“You’re not friends. You’ll never be friends. You’ll be in love till it kills you both. You’ll fight, you’ll shag and you’ll hate each other till it makes you quiver, but you’ll never be friends. Love isn’t brains children, it’s blood. Blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love’s bitch, but at least I’m man enough to admit it.”
It’s worth noting that Spike is madly in love with Buffy. But you already knew that, didn’t you?
Maybe THAT’s what “Sweetest Day” is about! Making sure we’re ALL love’s bitches today! Or at least buying enough things for our loved ones to fake it! Hey…I totally get it now!
Uh…Happy Sweetest Day everyone (hey I said I wasn’t very romantic)!