So here’s the thing about Valentine’s Day: it’s a day that can make some people really, really depressed. Like, eating whipped cream cheese icing from the can depressed, or listening to Lana Del Rey while crying on the kitchen floor kind of depressed, or eating whipped cream cheese icing on the kitchen floor while crying to Lana Del Rey kind of depressed.
But it doesn’t have to be.
The great thing about love is that there are all kinds of love. There’s romantic love and platonic love and spiritual love and intellectual love and Hollywood sadcore love and icing from the can love, and all forms of love, even crying on the kitchen floor love, deserve celebration.
And that’s why I celebrate Galentine’s Day, brought to us by the High Priestess of Contemporary Pop-Culture Feminism, Amy Poehler, via Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. You can see her explain it here, and you should see her explain it there because her explanation is awesome because it’s an awesome reminder of how awesome you are, and how awesome your lady friends are, and how awesome it is to just celebrate ladies and friends and people being awesome, especially if done breakfast style.
I celebrated last year by following the instructions of Our Lady Beyoncé Knowles, Patron Saint of Single Ladies and All the Women Independent, to have The Happiest Single Valentine’s Day EVER. This year, I thought I’d share the love with you, and in a way that you can share the love with your own galentines and guyentines — and what better way to celebrate love than with the Notorious R. B. G., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg, the only woman fiercer than Sasha Fierce?
NO BETTER WAY. THERE IS NO BETTER WAY AT ALL.
And so, just for you, some Ruth Bader Ginsbergtines: