For those of you who like to celebrate Valentine’s Day as an alternative or even an addition to Sant Jordi, a couple of resources.
First, the sweet. Fancy Cakes BCN make cakes, cookies and other pastries for special occasions such as this and also to order. You can check out many of their designs at their website, including a very beautiful (but gloomy) wedding cake based on Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride!
Secondly, the funny. Admittedly, there aren’t many funny and romantic jokes around, most of the funny ones have to do with an anti-Valentine feeling. Such as this one from Reader’s Digest:
A Little Nuts About Love
Driving through Southern California, I stopped at a roadside stand that sold fruit, vegetables and crafts. As I went to pay, I noticed the young woman behind the counter was painting a sign. “Why the new sign?” I asked. “My boyfriend didn’t approve of the old one,” she said. When I glanced at what hung above the counter, I understood. It declared: “Local Honey Dates Nuts” – Contributed by Theodore Bologna
A Russian man divorced his wife of 18 years after finding she had been feeding him cheap pumpkins instead of courgettes. Ivan Dimitrov, 47, was devastated to find the pies he had been eating for six months were made of pumpkins and not courgettes. Mr Dimitrov, from Voronezh, said when he realised the truth, after finding pumpkin rinds in the bin, he immediately hired a lawyer to organise a quick divorce from wife Irena, 38. He said, “She knows I absolutely hate pumpkins and she lied to me for months about it just because the pumpkins were cheap. What else has she been lying about? What man could trust a woman who fed him pumpkins for half a year?“
If you do celebrate Valentine’s Day, have a great time!
Strange Random Love Quote:
“Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.” – Albert Einstein
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Carl Warner is an English photographer whose work in advertising led him to branch out into the creation of “Foodscapes” or edible landscapes. You can see an example here but be sure to visit his online portfolio to really appreciate the work involved - http://www.carlwarner.com/
Rachel Mount is a self-proclaimed “Cake Artist” whose creations have also been the subject of recent art exhibitions. Despite the fact that some of her work has a particularly solid appearance, as you can see from the retro handbags to the left here, they are still cakes and are there to be eaten!
Strange Random Cake Quote:
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you were probably saving
for the party
it was delicious
and so filling
What we learned today:
“This Is Just To Say” (1934) is a famous imagist poem by William Carlos Williams.
Williams was apparently a well-respected GP (family doctor) before becoming a writer and was friend of artists such as Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp – his work was later quoted as an inspiration for Allen Ginsberg and other poets and writers of the Beat Generation. Interesting stuff!
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you were probably
they were delicious
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Strange Random Christmas Quote:
Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it. Richard Lamm