Roses are red
Violets are blue
Valentines Day can be AWESOME
You just have know what to do...
For all you gentlemen out there, listen very closely to this first part: No matter how cool your girl is, no matter how down to earth, no matter what she might tell you, VALENTINES DAY IS A HUGE DEAL. Chuck, I hope you are reading this and have something planned for Sarah, she’s a real catch Bro!
Love is the air… or is that terror? Take a breath, reach out and find something stable to hold on to – everything is gong to be AWESOME. Don’t let the pressure get to you. Don’t get confused by the hearts, the candies, the teddy bears and sappy poems. Remember this is a time to celebrate the person that you love. It’s V-Day people, so calm yourselves and let’s talk love not war.
What not to do: Let’s start by going over what not to do. I think the perfect person to teach us exactly what not to do on Valentines, is our bearded friend Morgan Grimes. The little guy has done something for Ellie Bartowski every Valentines for the last 15 years. Here are a few of the highlights:
On Valentines Day in 96’ Ellie went to take her morning shower and found Morgan sitting in her bathtub surrounded by Teddy Bears – not AWESOME.
In 03’ Morgan decided to show up at the hospital. He followed Ellie around reading her love poetry until she called security – not AWESOME.
Two years ago was a particularly bad year. Morgan showed up in the courtyard outside our window with a boom box on his shoulder and started to play “Wind Beneath My Wings.” He actually brought himself to tears that year – not AWESOME.
What to do: I can’t tell you exactly what to do because it is completely personal. But, I do know the best Valentines days are unique and spontaneous. You don’t need to buy the diamond ring. This year I am taking Ellie on a hike leading to a romantic picnic. I may follow that up with some rock climbing, a 10k run and some mountain biking. If you’re not up for the workout, just stick to the picnic. Oh, and a dozen roses never hurt...
Did your V-Day turn out AWESOME? Let me know...
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