Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A few words about Valentine’s Day, because obviously, I’m an expert on this crap.

I’m a sucker for Valentine’s Day. I know it’s annoying and completely commercialized, but…I do love chocolate truffles and conversation hearts, so what can I do?

My approach to Valentine’s Day has always been to be cheesy and go all out. The trick is to not take yourself too seriously. For example, for our first Valentine’s Day together, I convinced Jon that we should write each other corny, ridiculous poems. We didn’t buy any gifts, we just dusted off our dormant “Roses are red” skills. And the poems were funny, heartfelt and sweet. To me, that’s the point of the day.

That, and candy.

We took care of the candy part last year. For some reason, we were sharing a brainwave and bought the same thing for one another—a heart-shaped box of chocolates.

With all the chocolate taken out.


In place of the chocolate we both bought the other’s favorite candies and filled the spaces. Mine was full of Sour Patch Kids, Snowcaps and bite-size Twizzlers, and his was packed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Circus Peanuts. I thought it was perfect—thoughtful, personalized and tasty.

Because ladies and gents, if there’s anything you can learn from Valentine’s Day, learn this: the way to about 99 percent of the population’s collective heart is through food.

(Or, a gift certificate for a pedicure and full-body massage. Ahem. Just sayin’.)

3 comments:

lizb0t said...

Re: The heart is a giant lump of sugar.

Mine is a giant hunk of bellybutton lint with bits of old food and dog hair stuck on it. I see some mac n cheese with your name on it.

star urioste said...

loved your blog spot. Dark bittersweet chocolate is my fav; add almonds and I'm in food fantasy heaven. Met you on PaperBackSwap. Hope to be your new bud. Star www.myspace.com/macgyvershe yeap!

Blair said...

Liz: That is quite possibly the most disgusting thing I've had the pleasure of imagining in some time! I'm thinking this should be a comic, and don't leave out the mac and cheese.

Star: Glad to see you around here! Thanks for commenting. I just joined PBS and I'm already obsessed!! Oh, and I have to agree that dark, bittersweet chocolate is super yummy. :)