the countdown is on. 30 days until i turn 30. the idea is a little overwhelming. when i was little i loved the green hulk (and apparently i loved cowboy hats and cowboy shirts!)
now, for people who didn’t know better, they’d assume i love cake. as in birthday cake, carrot cake, german chocolate cake, strawberry shortcake, cupcakes. while cake is delicious, cake as a dessert is not my blog’s namesake. and seeing as my blog turned two years old this month i thought i should address the origin of loving cake.
first and foremost i love cake, the band. one of the last things i did before i left on my mission was go to a cake concert with my brothers. this was the same night as my dad was in charge of a church karaoke party. in our absence, my four year old sister did a rendition of “never there” complete with the “heys.” i’ve seen cake as much as possible since and my cake cds are still my favorite driving, dancing around the house alone, chilling and happy music. i definitely love cake.
but as for the true inspiration, it would have to be season two, episode 205 of “that 70s show” titled “i love cake.” the poor quality of the scene does not do it justice. for the record, this was probably the only full episode i had ever watched of the show. donna and eric are sitting in his car. she is upset about her fighting parents. eric makes her laugh. she gives him a kiss followed by an, “i love you.” eric looks shocked and can only say, “i love… cake.” in the moment it was hilarious. i laughed long and hard by myself on my couch. i called my 15 year old sister and told her how funny it was and it became our little code. she called me a few weeks later after watching the same episode. we just laughed like crazy. we swore we’d do that to a boy one day when we heard them say i love you for the first time.
luckily, i love christian more than cake.