Thursday, February 12, 2015

Eight Things That Deserve A Little VD Love

I just love VD.

I also love saying that every year around this time.  I live for it, actually.

Because I think Valentine’s Day is kind of hokey, kind of corny.  But I still kind of love it.

I love thinking about oversized hearts filled with chocolates, wearing a pink shirt with red pants, buying my husband silky underwear emblazoned with hearts, festooning our home with red balloons, and painting my fingernails and face red.

And of course there’s always the chance that a person will receive diamonds as a symbol of her husband’s love.  The big, sparkly, multi-carat type.

It’s a very slight chance.  But a chance nonetheless.

Never give up on your dreams is what I’m saying.


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Anyway, I love VD and Love, and I love to spread both around a little.

But I probably won’t, because let’s face it, Valentine's Day is not that big of a holiday.  We have other, non-romantic stuff to do.  The world can’t stop just because someone wants to paint her face red again.  We will probably just go out to eat or something to celebrate because we are unimaginative types.

Which is cool too.  Also why I like VD – in spite of its flowery exuberance, it’s still just another day.  If you celebrate, cool.  If you don’t, hey, man, that’s cool too.  No need to go hating on VD just because it's all about love and you hate love.  VD doesn't discriminate; it can be a part of anyone's life.

What is most fun for me is thinking up all the ways a person can spread VD around.  

Heh heh.  These jokes never get old.

Here are eight people, places or things to which I’d give a little VD love if I could:

1. Paris.  The City of Light.  Also My Favorite City Ever in the History of Cities.  If you have an extra plane ticket to Paris, please just give it to me.  I can’t buy it from you.  We are saving up to buy diamonds.

Taking medium-sized children to Paris is an experience that every parent should have at least once.


2. Battery-operated candles.  Do you know about these candles?  They are fake, but are wrapped with a thin layer of real wax, which is lightly scented.  The flame flickers and looks real.  They light up automatically every night for four hours, and then go off on their own.  Alternatively, you can turn them on and off using a remote control.  I love them more than I should, and I don’t even like candles that much.



3. These guys.  Send me a video of some cutie college boys singing a girly song, and I’m all in, all the time.  I’m more Mommy Dearest than Mrs. Robinson, but darn if these kids don’t make me giggle and become all teary as I remember my youth among cutie college boys.  I’d also like to offer some advice to all of them: 

a) Drive past the tattoo parlor. You know that awesome tattoo you think you need to get?  You will want to cover it up when you’re 42.  Trust.

b) Wear condoms.  Every time.  VD is no joke.  





4. Being warm.  February where I live just sucks.  There are only two reasons why old people from the north move to Florida in the wintertime: a) old people are wise, 2) being cold is for jerks.

5. Cashmere.  It’s soft, it’s light, it’s gorgeous, it’s luxurious.  I’ve made it my winter goal to wear as much of this fabric as I can.  I wear the same thing over and over again.  A lot. 

6. Stanley Tucci.  He is the perfect man.  I can prove it:

a) Articles are written about his superiority in every way.




b) He can say "gird your loins" in a snooty way that is both wry and sexy, and he'll never get in trouble for it.



c):  This.



7. A quiet evening in my living room.  I used to fantasize about being swept off my feet by some hot broody thing.  Now I fantasize about putting my feet up on the couch and falling asleep with a book in my hand, dreaming about Stanley Tucci.  One is much less work than the other, yet immensely more satisfying.

8. Pajamas.  I mean, really.  People who don't love putting on their pjs at the end of the day are people I don't think I need to be around.  


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This post inspired by:

Mama’s Losin’ It

Prompt #1: Name 8 people/places/or things you’d like to give a virtual Valentine to.


23 comments:

  1. VD in my day meant a whole different thing which is why we never called it VD but I do love me some VD when it isn't "VD" but VD rather.
    What.

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    1. Yes. I know what you're saying, and I agree completely. Why is it that I always think of sailors on leave when I think of VD?

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  2. 3 cheers for a raging case of VD! Why had I forgotten just how fun it is to say this, over and over again, to everyone within earshot? You've just inspired me to go buy myself a giant box of chocolates today.

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    1. VD makes everyone happy. And hungry for chocolate.

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  3. This makes me remember my early high school days when my friend and I used to prank call people saying it was the VD clinic. Remember prank calling?

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    1. OMG Yes! Prank calling was a staple of every slumber party. Is your refrigerator running? Classic.

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  4. Pj's in the evening are a must! Wishing you a VD filled with warmth, cozy, books, and love!

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I wish those things for you, too!

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  5. Those frat boys are THE CUTEST. I'm going to pretend they went right back to their studies after they finished filming that. ;)

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    1. Probably. Or they all went over to the nice lady's house down the street and did all her yard work and swept out her garage..

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  6. I used to hate VD. I mean seriously loath. However, now I kinda like VD. I am glad that I am not the only one that has talked about VD today. It just has to be said.
    *totally chuckling to self*

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    1. Talking about VD is the best part of the holiday, I think. It's amazing what silliness does to turn hate into giggling.

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  7. I LOVE these glimpses into your head. You are hilarious! And I totally agree about the fraternity boys... and the tattoos.

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    1. Thank you, Kristin. MWAH! I just wish that I had agreed on the tattoos when I was a little bit younger. ;)

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  8. I admit, I used to be a bit of a VD hater. Can't say I love it now, I'm just more loving towards February 14 now as it's our mutual friend Laura's birthday. I love pajamas, and lounging in my living room in said pajamas. Every day of the year.

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    1. PJs and lounging are my first choice for every day of the year, too.

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  9. First of all your musings about VD always make me smile. Even though it's not my favourite occasion, I love that you spread VD around. (See? You've got me doing it. :) )
    Second, PJs are the best. I actually got 2 pairs of the softest, fleeciest jammies yesterday (ON CLEARANCE!) and this made me happier than I ever would have thought possible. PJ love is real.

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  10. I have serious love for my PJs! They are heavenly. Don't know what I would do without them ;)

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  11. VD, haha that's so funny. I'm not big on celebrating valentines day either. I saw a quote the other day that said Valentines day was a hiccup in winter. I enjoyed your list, very funny. Stopping by from mama kats kelley at the road goes ever ever on

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  12. I love VD for all the same reasons and I definitely approve of your Valentines...I need to plan a trip to Paris just to be sure though.

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