I’d like to begin today’s Blah-g with a poem…
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Is it me?
Or does Valentine’s Day suck?
If you are one of the
few people who enjoy this Hallmark holiday, forgive me. It’s just that I don’t like being told how to feel or when to feel it. My stubborn heart has nothing to do with the fact that February 14th marks the anniversary of the day I got dumped, disappointed, stood-up, bored, food poisoned, acne infested, dateless, depressed …forget it. I won’t saddle you with my sob stories. I will say that every other day of the year except when there’s a full moon or I’m PMSing I sweat glitter and sneeze love. I just don’t perform well under pressure unless it’s deadline related. I am not a fan of any holiday that expects me to behave a certain way. Don’t tell me to have fun on New Year’s Eve. Don’t pinch me if I wear black on St. Patrick’s Day. And please, don’t hate me if I’m not bootiful on Halloween.
But that’s just me. There are many ways to feel about
VD Valentine’s Day and so, with the help of my office elf cupid, I have lifted some cool things from other websites gathered some spirit enhancers to help get you in the mood… whatever that may be.
#1) –FOR LOVERS: What Would Cupid Do?
Listen to love songs. Here’s Little Mix’s Valentine’s Day playlist.
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Give your Valentine
cheesy love notes.
Gift your love cute and personal keepsakes.
Read YA fiction. Here’s a list for when you are in love and excited for Valentine’s Day.
- How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
- The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
- My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
#2–FOR HOPEFULS-Hey Cupid, there’s still time. Work your magic or I will hunt you down.
Watch the Royal Tenenbaums.
Hang a “Hey Girl” Ryan Gosling poster on your wall, for manifestation purposes.
Invest in love necklaces and save them for that special someone.
(He’d have to be pretty special to wear this.)
Eat candy that reminds you to stop kissing frogs.
#3– FOR DARK HEARTS- Cupid Wears a Diaper and it Smells Like Heartache.
Listen to anti-love songs. Here’s an inspiring playlist below.
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Give your single friends (or your single self) awkward or inappropriate Valentine’s day cards.
YA fiction to read when you think love stinks.
- An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green
- Paper Towns by John Green
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
- The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
- Dumping Princes by Tyne O’Connell
I love you all!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!
See how nice I can be when no one is telling me what to do?