What is it with chicks and candles? We have zillions! I even have a few $100 candles that I refuse to burn. They just sit there looking pretty, the super models of candles. But I also have 50 others that I’m happy to light up. During Christmas, I have candles that smell like Christmas trees and peppermint. It’s a real genius move because everyone who walks into my house can’t believe how wonderfully fragrant my giant Christmas tree is. I had the same ones in college and I have really fond memories of stuffing my face with the cookies my roommate’s mom sent with the odor of evergreens wafting through our room.
Since I fell on my face on the pavement running, I look a bit like a professional boxer who went to town on their elbows and hands with a cheese grater. And thanks to a lot of running, it also looks like I’m fond of sledge hammering my toes. Needless to say, when Craig and I decided to take a nice relaxing shower tonight, I suggested the wonders of candle light. Have a bad spray tan and a food baby due to a weekend binge? Light up those votives! Weird back hair got you down gentlemen? How about a tea light or two?
Of course, most men don’t own candles. Or if they do, they are boring manly candles. Not surprising though since the National Candle Association of America’s website just informed me that U.S. retail sales of candles are estimated at approximately $2 billion annually and 90 percent of candles are purchased by women. 90 percent!! Jesus. That’s probably the same gender breakdown for people who purchase thongs.
I never knew that the candle was akin to the waterbra on the “things chicks dig-o-meter” but thanks to the Candle Association, I do! And I also know that candlelight is the most flattering thing in the world and helps provide us all with nice smelling rooms and great sex. Yeah for candles!