I am super excited.
Because it’s Tuesday. And it’s not just ANY Tuesday. Exactly four weeks from today, it is Swedish Fettisdagen, or Swedish Fat Tuesday.
** Fair warning… if you can’t handle a satirical approach to the fact that not everyone in the world believes the same thing, and that is part of what makes us wonderful, then you should probably skip ahead to the poll rather than read my interpretation of Fettisdagen. If you have a sense of humor about the world we live in however, please carry on**
Now as is my understanding based on that article, this is a national holiday where you are encouraged to eat these spectacular cakes called semla (singular) and/or semlor (plural) and if you don’t, a Mexican man called Jesus will rise from the dead as a zombie and whip you with rice sticks so that you understand why he died which is so that you can eat these cakes on this day.
The best part of this holiday, is that they start selling them 4 weeks before the sacred day so that you can stock up on them and stuff your face as not to anger the dead Mexican man by showing him that you love him by eating as many as you can. He will somehow know that you are eating them because he see you when you’re sleeping, and knows when you’re awake.
The worst part is, if you don’t eat these cakes, he will turn you into a vampire (not the fun kind) which will cause you to live forever as you are burned alive in a barbecue pit in some town called Hell but you never die because you’re a vampire.
The scariest part is, no one knows what country this is in so you don’t know if the water is safe to drink, or if you should pack your own to avoid getting diarrhea for the duration of your eternal stay.
But none of this is creepy or weird or the basis of a horror story.
**OK! It’s safe to read from here without having your feelings hurt!!!**
Anyway, you don’t need to twist my arm, Amigo. These cakes are fu*king delicious and I plan on running out and getting one as soon as I finish posting this week’s contestants for the Tuesday: Picture Poll . As a refresher as to what you’re voting on and why, you can check out The Rides, and for those even lazier than that:
Every Tuesday, I will post three photos that I have taken for you to vote on. What you are voting on, is which photo you want me to write a “smoke-long” for. Smoke-Long is another name for Flash Fiction. You can vote however your gut tells you. You can vote for the photo because it appeals to your senses, or because you want to hear what kind of warped story my brain and the voices who roam free in here tell me to write. Whatever you do, just make sure you fill in the poll at the bottom of the post. If you don’t, I can’t protect you from both of your ears likely falling off. I’m sorry, but I don’t make the rules.
Just kidding, hahahaha. Yes I do.
Right…here we go then. Please don’t forget to vote at the end.