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    Sweetest Day is Saturday, October 19

    Do you and your sweetie have plans? I'm still waiting ...

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    October 19th is not my birthday. And I'm single.

    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Oh, fooey. Sweetest Day is the most made-up holiday ever.

    I'm just trying to decide what to do for my & dh's 19th anniversary next Tuesday. 19 is so random (and a prime number!!).
    BARK LESS. WAG MORE.

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    We don't celebrate Sweetest Day. We don't even celebrate Valentine's Day, and that is slightly less fake.

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    Sweetest Day? Puhlease.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    Wikipedia entry

    Sweetest Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the Great Lakes region, and parts of the Northeast United States as well as in Montana, on the third Saturday in October.[1] It is described by Retail Confectioners International as an "occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed."[2] Sweetest Day has also been referred to as a "concocted promotion" created by the candy industry solely to increase sales of sweets.[3]
    I don't know any orphans myself.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    I've never even heard of it.

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    This is the first time I've heard of this

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    Apparently I'm not the only sourpuss.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    I could get behind a Saltiest Day.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I don't know any orphans myself.
    I'm an orphan.

    And yes, I usually get candy on Sweetest Day, too.
    Trolling dates all the way back to 397 B.C. - People began following Plato around and would make fart noises after everything he said.

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    Just another day to try and make single people feel weird and outcasted from society.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Count me in as one who's never heard of this day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    Just another day to try and make single people feel weird and outcasted from society.
    Outcasted support group. Saturday, October 19. My place. Bring your favourite dessert.
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    I think dentists would love to have more 'sweetest days'. Bad for teeth good for business.
    Nope, first time I heard about such a Day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob
    I could get behind a Saltiest Day.
    In all fairness, there should be a Sour-est Day and Spicy-est Day too.
    Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. – Publilius Syrus

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    And bitterest day and umamiest day?

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    Actually, Chocolate Day and Potato Chip Day would work for me.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Actually, Chocolate Day and Potato Chip Day would work for me.
    And for dessert?
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    Just another day to try and make single people feel weird and outcasted from society.
    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    Outcasted support group. Saturday, October 19. My place. Bring your favourite dessert.
    Why a support group? Why not a celebration day?

    International Singles Day. Loner Pride Day.

    Come on, help me come up with a better title.

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    Happy to be single day

    (not that I am single but if something happened to Mr halffull I can't imagine I'd look for another).

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