07 October 2005
Cream Shop Friday: Mushy as Mashed Potatoes
(photo: "LP, I love you more than bunnies," says Di, who's gone completely gooey in the wake of LP's & WMD's engagement)
What the devil is going on here? Di, an accomplished writer and editor, has sent us into the Cream Shop this week with churchy phrases about LP and WMD like "they're sure to have a beautiful life together with all this love and support at the foundation of their union." Her words conjure up images of LP & WMD ascending into heaven wearing peasant blouses.
Di self-prescribed her own ass-whooping to ward off the sweetness and light but moments later, she was distracted by pretty butterflies. Now she's dotting her "i"s with little hearts and will wear nothing but pink. She's even thinking of replacing next week's Warren Tavern Suppah Club with a Hello! Kitty sticker party!
Full Disclosure: If you read my entry on the engagement, you may find it a bit mushy, but it's all true. I admit it...sometimes when I look at LP & WMD, a string instrumental of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" strikes up in the background. The next thing you know I'm hanging all over Colleen & Jonesy like a shorter, older Katie Holmes talking about how we're all family. (BTW, we are.)
The irony is Lauren and Mike aren't mushy people who invite this kind of unbridled goo. It's just when something truly fantastic happens, we seek out different ways to express our feelings; we use words, phrases and gestures we wouldn't normally use to distinguish the significance of the occasion from other events. In short, we're more honest - even at the expense of appearing too sentimental. LP & Mike: Feel free to go upside our heads if all gets to be too much. Just know it's coming from an honest place. We will shoulder the goo, we will be mushy so you don't have to be. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to finish my unicorn collage.
Cream Shop Friday is a feature on this blog detailing the biggest distraction of the week.