If you were a child of the 80’s or 90’s, you might remember making mailboxes out of construction paper and hoping your classmates would stuff Valentine’s envelopes with Sweetheart candies conversation hearts.
In 2013, I am uncertain if this has been eliminated in public schools like bake sales because of high sugar and low nutrition.
|Photo Credit: Renee Marchol Conversation Hearts|
If you were like me, you used the purple, blue and green conversation hearts for chalk. Surely, the couldn’t be for eating. Right? Flavors like wintergreen and clove horrified me. My fave candy to receive were cherry gumdrop hearts.
Now that you aren’t sitting in L-shaped school-desks, what do you hope you’ll receive this Valentine’s Day? This isn’t meant to bring up the memory of bad college breakups or first marriages that didn’t last.
Instead, this is a chance to create a list of things you’d like.
For instance, here’s my top 10:
1. Jeff Goldblum to teach me how to do knot tricks that he performed in a Portlandia sketch
2. Jamie Kennedy to grant me a Google Hangout interview about what it was like for him to play Sampson in the 1996 Baz Luhrman’s Romeo and Juliet
3. Five yellow scorpion jackets with increasing levels of gore like the ones Ryan Gosling wore in Drive
4. Book talk with Comedian/Author Michael Ian Black about his book America, You Sexy B****: A Love Letter to Freedom
5. Amanda Beard to critique me in swimming so that I might be a stronger swimmer for a Aquathlon
6. Hogan Gorman, Writer of Hot Cripple, to teach me how she put together her one-woman show
7. To sing “Treat Your Mother Right” with Mr. T
8. To meet Sarah Polley, the director of Away from Her
9. To have tea with Yael Cohen of F*** Cancer fame
10. To shadow the Lego builders for the next project as ambitious as The Hobbit
SheKnows does a pretty good job of naming Worst Valentine’s Day Gifts
|Photo Credit: Chocolate Croissant via Pinterest Suann Song|
The Huffington Post presents tips for Valentine’s Day on a Budget.
Did you know that you can purchase 10 double-chocolate croissants for $5 at Pak N Save? Re-heat these buttery beauties in 10 minutes. Use your toaster oven or traditional oven at 425 degree Fahrenheit oven and the apartment will be perfumed by chocolate liquor.
Though it’s most common to ask about Gift Ideas for Boyfriends or Romantic Gifts for Her, comment below to share your whimsical wish list.
|Photo Credit: Girls’ Night via Pinterest Nicole Waldoch|
Celebrating singleness with a Girls’ Night In? I’d suggest one of my indulgent recipes from past SmartyGirl women’s retreats. Catch up with your best friends over cheesecake brownies!