I'd just like to publicly congratulate my best friend Amanda on her new job. She walked into the flower shop, asked for a job, and they hired her on the spot. Way to go, fancypants!
This is special to more people than just Amanda. Ingrid and I will now get fresh flowers in the house all the time. On Valentine's Day I will get a discount on flowers if I do the dinner thing again. Which by the way, I think should become a tradition. If someone just happens to have a boyfriend around Valentine's Day, he can come, too. But I've decided that Valentine's Day should be about friends not boys. Bleh. Boys. Gag. Yuck. But friends, yay! Great! Yippee! Hurray!
Now, we don't have many political activist types for friends, but if we did, they could probably get discounted flowers, or maybe even free flowers if they were starting to wilt for their flower-in-the-gun protests. But since we don't, that isn't a perk of Amanda's new job.
Most importantly, Amanda will smell nice.
So congratulations, Amanda, you are my hero of the day. You and Chris Lankford, who created the most ingenius cartoon.
And don't forget to stop and smell the roses.