I told my wonderful boyfriend of 7 months that Valentine's Day was an Elementary School Holiday. All he did was fish for ideas to celebrate and that was my reply. Can you blame him, that it has been 4 hours since and he has not replied? Eeek! I am the biggest hopeless romantic when it comes to good romance. I hate cheesy over-the-top stuffed white teddy bears holding balloon hearts that say; " I love you" on them. I really hate red roses. You cannot find a good, sensible V-day card that isn't yelling: I love you, all over it.
Don't get me wrong, I want to celebrate because last year, I was single and in the years past, I have been victim to the cheesiest V-day plans a guy could make. One year, my ex got me this lingerie gown from Victoria's Secret--which was beautiful--but for me? You're reading about a tee shirt and boxers girl right here. My version of sexy lingerie is a matching bra and panty set. He should have known; then that same year we went out to eat at a Japanese restaurant. I dislike Japanese food and told him way before this date, in hopes that he would never take me to Kabuki, again. I know, the day is not all about me, but come on. Plus, I really hate to toot my own horn but this is a blog, so...I am a really good gift giver.
This means, that his gift from me, was far better than the VS gown. I gave him 100 red lollipops in a glass canister, but wrapped around each lollipop stick was a memory of us or some reason I loved* him. I typed up each little message, cut them into strips, and tied each one on 100 lollipops. Uh-huh. Let's also add that we so broke up before those suckers were all eaten, uhm hmm, so let's talk waste...motherfucker didn't even appreciate the gift and the labor of love** when he opened it. He was like; "huh, okay, thanks" and then preceded to expect me to jump up and down over a VS gown and authentic Japanese food. No way, Jose. Maybe God is showing him how to appreciate nowadays.
So with that story said; you may be able to sympathize with me when I tried to curtail my current beau into not doing anything extravagant or over the top. But, see I may also have put myself in a "No Valentine's for You" corner with my big mouth.
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(if I don't laugh, who will?)