Both Sides of Valentine’s Day

I’ve run across two Valentine’s Day sweets today, hitting both ends of the V-Day spectrum:

Deathcake
Ags tells me I need to go Cupcake Royale for the Deathcake Royale, a death-by-chocolate cupcake “made with Theo‘s organically grown, dark Madagascar & Venezuelan single origin chocolates, Stumptown‘s bold Sumatra coffee beans, and a chocolaty cupcake love so intense, this chocolate concoction just might be illegal.”

BittersweetsAnd for those who aren’t as enamored of the holiday, but still love candy, Karen points to Bittersweets, which, “(l)ike the ubiquitous candy ‘conversation’ hearts… are made of flavored, chalky-tasting sugar and sport a message on their face. But unlike other candy hearts, ours are stamped with bitter musings and mockeries perfectly suited to the dejected spirits of those who will spend the holiday alone, or wishing they were.”

  1. RE: your recent review of Seattle coffeehouses and how nice it is to do work in them: Grr… Jeff, hate to say it, but it’s people like you, i.e. those folks who camp out in Seattle coffee houses all day to do their day jobs or homework, that take up 00% if not all the available seats and ruin it for the rest of us. The decor of our coffee houses is now a sea of laptops surrounded by textbooks and workpapers on all the tables. These selfish ones studiously ignore us regular people, who wander the isles looking for a spare seat or corner of a table to hang out for a while with a cup of joe.

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