Ah yes, we all know that this weekend is, for some, The Big Day. Valentine's Day and Christmas Day are the biggest proposal days of the year. You can tell by all the diamond ads on television. Oh the romance, oh the recession.... I suspect that the flower orders are going to be smaller this year, the jewelry less splashy (or nonexistent) and a whole lot more people are going to be noshing on chocolate instead.
And what's wrong with that? Is love about presents? It's not, am I right? Romance doesn't have to come with shiny things or expensive out-of-season flowers. No, it can be all about the smooching and canoodling, too. So in honor of the day, I give you a photo gallery from my local paper, The Chicago Tribune. Sadly, the paper is intensely hostile for me to post a link, so you will have to go to: http://www.chicagotribune.com and the galleries are on the lower right hand side of the home page. It's worth it - there are very cute pictures there.
Oh what the heck... Here's a poll, too:
Do you remember your first "real" kiss?
Can you tell us who? when? where?
(Check it out - the Valentine's Day special from my favorite paper The Globe and Mail Happy reading!)
This blog was intended to be a portal to "Ask Aunt Messy" and "SHADDAP!", but it has become much more than that. It seems that virtually every day I run in to something that leaves me shaking my head.
So this is where I shake my head, rant about stupid stuff and verbally shake the people who are making news doing....dumb things. If YOU see anything that leaves you wanting to do the same, you can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll look into it for you.
I welcome opinions, posts, smart cracks, you name it.