Valentine’s Day: to some, that pair of words brings immense happiness and joy upon realizing that they actually have a special someone to hang around with. To others? Well… Let’s just call it Singles’ Awareness Day. If you happen to fall under the latter, then here’s 8 things to do when the dreaded February 14th comes along: More »
I’m terrified. Absolutely scared out of my mind that I am going to fall hard and it’s going to hurt and I’m going to somehow mess this all up and lose a good friend in the process of breaking both of our hearts and I haven’t even gotten to the 4th date yet and I’m freakin’. Seriously. FREAKIN’. THE. EFF. OUT. *breathe* *breathe* More »
Friday February 12th was shaping up to be just another Friday. I was stressed about meeting a deadline at work, bummed a date had canceled for Saturday night, excited about a date with Michal that was still on for later that night, pumped for a long training run Saturday day, cynical about the upcoming Valentine’s Day hooplah, sick to my tummy from eating too many Dove chocolates a co-worker had brought in (I kept eating them to read the Martha Stewart quotes on the inside of the wrappers). In general, I was a bit melancholy and couldn’t shake the feeling. More »
Cupid, flowers, chocolates and cards may be all you know about Valentine’s Day, but surprisingly — there’s quite a lot of useless (or interesting) trivia to know about Valentine’s Day.
1. Valentine’s Day ranks under Christmas for being a major card-sending occasion. On average, 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent!
2. The heart is associated to Valentine’s Day as it is considered the source of all human emotions. The custom of drawing a heart shape is supposed to have come from early attempts to draw an organ that no one had seen. The symbol came on to become as a sign of love.
3. At one point in time, it was believed that a robin flying over a women on Valentine’s Day meant that she would marry a sailor. A goldfinch meant a millionaire. More »
1. A USB drive of all your favorite songs, pictures taken together and romantic emails. USB drives don’t cost much — neither do files of the things both of you have that you enjoy together. Why not make it portable for each other?
2. Love Coupons The idea is to present your boyfriend/girlfriend with a coupon book of coupons redeemable for romantic things that don’t cost much money. I don’t think I need to go into further detail. More »