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I believe my frigid heart is defrosting. [Feb. 9th, 2006|07:55 pm]
On the train today, I read this: http://straight.com/content.cfm?id=15821

"Even then, we all knew that February 14 was the one day of the year when the balance of power veered sharply. For many of us, it was the first time we actually listened for serious clues to the inner workings of a whole other gender. The stress made us erupt in high-pitched giggles as we sought premature solace in corner-store prescriptions of vividly dyed confectionery. I can recall frantically popping those heart-shaped candies—the ones that spelled out things like “U. R. Tops”—as if they were some kind of miracle nerve pill."

Man, I loved those candies that tasted like Tums.

[User Picture]From: saramonella
2006-02-10 05:29 am (UTC)
That was the best article I have read in a while. *sniff* Men- take heed.

-I loved those candies too, but I still have to say that the nasty red cinnamon hearts are the Valentine's Day candies I liked the best.
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[User Picture]From: top_bananas
2006-02-10 09:06 pm (UTC)
I used to eat those until my tongue turned numb and my eyes watered.

Also: I think the people on the West Coast Express thought I was batty. I kept randomly smiling the whole ride home after reading that.

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[User Picture]From: leona_chirer
2006-02-12 05:01 pm (UTC)
There was a whole Futurama episode about those candies!
"What is this? 'Wuv?'"
"Surely it says 'love.'"
"No! 'Wuv!' With an Earth W! Behold!"
"This concept of 'Wuv' confuses and infuriates us!"

Aww... That article was awesome! Particularly the discussion about his own realization that girls are not, in fact, turned on by plastic vomit.
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[User Picture]From: leona_chirer
2006-02-12 05:04 pm (UTC)
Oh! And this:

They fall well outside the horndog demographic that markets February 14 as Thanksgiving with sex. Wisdom has taught these guys that an impossibly rich meal followed by too much physical exertion will come back to bite them in the seat of their high-waisted khakis.
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[User Picture]From: top_bananas
2006-02-12 07:10 pm (UTC)
I loved that line! And the part about the heart sticker on the calendar not meaning, "I love garbage day."

The article was weirdly sentimental for the Georgia Straight. I misted a little on the train.
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[User Picture]From: ze_newie
2006-02-16 03:16 am (UTC)

what is up, friend? long time no talk/see. just saying hi, as we have not interacted in some time!
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[User Picture]From: top_bananas
2006-02-16 06:55 am (UTC)
NiiiiiiiiKKKKKIIIII!! (read this in the "let's get ready to RUMBLE! voice)

I know. Where's the Mr. Sub talks, m'friend.

Hey! You need to read this book: Eats, Shoots & Leaves
You like grammar right? This book is grammatically-hilarious!

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