Jeez, get a room will ya. (more…)
Here are my tips for you on how to have a successful “friends with benefits” relationship. (more…)
Perhaps there are Valentine’s Day candies that are more predictably tasty: for example, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Heart, whose pliant chocolate and dense, salty interior excite your taste buds just as pleasurably as they did at Christmas, when they came in the shape of a tree; at Halloween, as a pumpkin; and Easter, an egg.
There are V-Day candies that are perhaps more unidentifiable with any other day: candy conversation hearts, for example. But those marry the flavors and mouthfeel of an Edwardian spinster’s tooth powder collection with the kind of creepy suggestions you’d find in a collection of crazy and creative ways to ask someone to prom.
But the very best Valentine’s Day candy is an assortment of chocolates, each morsel an adventure, just like romantic love. And to me, the quintessential V-Day assortment is Russell Stover’s Assorted Fine Chocolates, you know, the one in the red heart-shaped box with the cellophane. Nothing says “I cherish you” like waxy American chocolate crammed with corn syrup. (more…)
Red is the color of love, passion, vitality and strength. It also represents heat, fire and anger, but we won’t get into those today, except maybe the heat bit…
Show us a picture of something red in your home or office. Or if you were lucky enough to receive a Valentine’s gift (or you are sweet enough to have given one), you can show us that too! (more…)
When we think of love songs, we have a canon that we fall back on, don’t we? Elton John’s “Your Song,” for example. Or if your situation is a little more dire, “Someone Saved My Life Tonight.” Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. Ditto for Three Dog Night’s “Just An Old-Fashioned Love Song.” No one deserves that, do they? (more…)
This Friday is Valentine’s Day, a holiday combining pagan festival with the honoring of Catholic martyrs, including a young priest condemned to death for officiating illegal marriages under Claudius II. Lore goes that he befriended his jailer’s daughter and left her with a letter that closed with “From your Valentine” before his beheading. Over time, the day has evolved into a date to celebrate romance in literature, popular culture, and sales on prison-made lingerie. (more…)