Episode 059: Cheap Chocolate Eve

Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Love was in the air. Some relationships soared, others crashed and burned. For those of us on the sidelines, it was quite a sight to behold and discuss. Here at BF we gathered a completely new panel of guests for our most estrogen-infused episode ever. Single ladies Kiki Canon, Megan Brase, and Ivy Filbin came on to discuss holidays, singularity, and commercialized sexism, among many other things. So cook yourself a bloody steak, get some chocolate on the side, and enjoy the show…

This Week’s Post-show Song Pimpage: “Single and Famous” by MC Lars and K Flay

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8 Comments on "Episode 059: Cheap Chocolate Eve"

  1. katyrob
    22/02/2010 at 3:32 pm Permalink

    I haven’t listened to your podcasts before (I know, shame on me) but I really enjoyed this! Loved Kiki’s idea about the bloody steak and horror film day on Valentines – you were all very funny and great to listen to – especially the clips at the end – Kiki sounds like a lot of fun to have on the show! Also love the cheap chocolate idea… definitely going to look out for all the clearance sales next 15th Feb! Keep up the great work! 🙂

  2. Fedora "Girl"
    22/02/2010 at 4:14 pm Permalink

    Cute podcast, and yay Kiki. Cheap Chocolate Eve, heh.

    I spent V-day by myself reading the internet and eating stale Twilight candy hearts from December with such phrases as “Live 4 Ever” and “I <3 E C". 😛

  3. meewunk
    22/02/2010 at 4:53 pm Permalink

    Loved it 🙂 Sent here by Kiki herself, I think I’ll be adding you guys to my regular podcast downloads ;D

  4. ChaosPlatypus
    22/02/2010 at 7:43 pm Permalink

    I have to say, I love all holidays, just for being holidays. I love that a day being designated as a “holiday” breaks up the monotony of everyday life. So, I wear red on Valentine’s Day, even when single, and green on St. Patrick’s Day, even though I’m not Irish, and a Santa hat on Christmas, even though I’m Jewish. I just love holidays.

    That said, I’ve only ever had a boyfriend for one Valentine’s Day, and I feel a little sad every time another year goes around and I don’t have one. The one Valentine’s Day I did have a boyfriend, I went out and bought a big heart shaped box of chocolates, and a single red rose for him. He bought me a, umm, smaller box of chocolates and a smaller rose. I could tell he was embarrassed that I’d stolen his thunder, or something. So, even though he did the standard requirements for the holiday, I was still a little disappointed. I don’t know, I just really like going all out for things like holidays. The past two years, though, I’ve had a Valentine’s Day games night with a bunch of other single friends, where we played Apples to Apples and had all you can eat sushi at a local restaurant. Not an anti-Valentine’s Day party. Just a fun get-together with some other people who also happen not to have plans that evening.

    So, in recap, I don’t avoid the holiday by any means, and I would much rather be with someone for Valentine’s Day, but I don’t let that stop me from having fun. And I discovered the 50%-75% off chocolate on Feb 15 about 5 years ago, and I get some every year. Still working through this year’s stash that I bought myself. I *heart* Russel Stover.

  5. LittleFugu
    23/02/2010 at 5:06 pm Permalink

    HM, if I ever get to participate again, I promise I won’t be so…sarcastic. ^_^

  6. Taz
    25/02/2010 at 12:53 pm Permalink

    I prefer to avoid Valentine’s Day if I can avoid, which isn’t often, but the very least I can say about it is that they are vary different days, not just different from an average day, but also radically different from each other.
    The Vday just gone was one of the few occasions the day managed to pass me by. My flatmate (who, in a truly anti-holiday twist, happens to be my recently exed girlfriend) and I simply got up, a little hungover, and watched the first X-Files movie followed by about half of season 6. Before I say anything else, I have to ask: Just how the f*ck did Mulder and Scully get back from the Antartic? I mean there were no vehicles left, Mulder told no-one of his whereabouts as far as we know AND they were both wet and ill dressed. They would have been dead in minutes.
    Anyway, It didn’t occur to me for a couple of days that that had been Valentine’s day, and though it wasn’t one of the more romantic, salacious, outrageous or scandalous as previous February 14ths, it was definitely a cool one. And I don’t know if the day would have gone so well without the hangovers, which were acquired by going out with our respective friends and drinking to February 13th, and the fact that we didn’t have to worry about the next day.

    Which I suppose enough to justify the day, or any holiday: people need an excuse to do things a little differently for a day, and this applies to both sides of the celebration – those in the party and those, as it were, in the kitchen. Even if we’re not privy to the festivities at the centre of holiday we will often use that exclusion as an excuse to do something a little different.
    But that’s only for holiday’s in general. Much of the stuff at the centre of holidays could go to hell, and I am right with you with fist waving at commercialism (the thoughts on commercial sexism I thought particularly awesome), social response to those outside the holiday and the sexism therein.

    Great stuff guys, I hope you’ll all feature more in future episodes.

  7. lpfromuth
    25/02/2010 at 11:37 pm Permalink

    cheers to being single!! &&&&: I LOVE MEGAN <3 my snarky amazing friend.

  8. Happy
    28/02/2010 at 12:25 pm Permalink

    You know its funny. I have a partner, have for about 10 years now, and we always forget about Valentine’s Day. This year we were playing ff8 (again, gonna get very damn thing this time! woo pocketstation) and I looke at the calender to see what time he had to go in the next day.
    “Hey Chi its the 14th.”
    and that was that ><

    Anyway, Yay Kiki!
    Eheh! *flee*

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