I choo-choo-choose you, Valentine!

Valentine’s Day. Shmalentine’s Day. Ok, I’ll admit that it never amounted to a hill of beans when I didn’t have a reliable and pretty permanent plus-one. But, I’m a little softer on the holiday now that I do, and it’s changed my perspective on it a bit. Valentine’s Day isn’t just about being head over heels in love with your Mr. (or Ms. Charming), but showing all of your significant others in your life that you love them. I did not spend Valentine’s Day this year with my manfriend, but he still found a way to make it special by sneaking a card into my purse while I was sleeping. However, I’m excited to have our V-Day date tonight, including a viewing of “When Harry Met Sally.” (There is literally nothing we we’re willing to shill out 20 bucks for to see at the theater.)

I spent my Valentine’s Day non-school or work hours (all 3 of them, after the hour drive home and before my mom fell asleep) with my mother and sister. I made a dozen chocolate covered strawberries for them, only to have my mom remind me that she’s not a big fan of them. (My bad.) But that’s ok. Not a day goes by without me telling my mom I love her, whether it’s in person or over the phone. My family is pretty small, so it’s important for me to be as connected to them as possible.

That leaves my lady friends. I wanted to be really awesome at doing a holiday right, but something always gets in the way of me being awesome. So, I’m compiling a short list of my favorite Valentine’s Day related things for my fellow Dames. Happy V-Day, lovely Valentines!

First, here’s a playlist for your listening pleasure. Only slightly NSFW (one silly but catchy song, I’m sure you’ll be able to pick it out), I found this mix by looking up other mixes featuring Red Wanting Blue. I’m a big fan of 8tracks — I’ve found a lot of cool music through it.

For Joni:

from chadat.tumblr.com

For Sarah:

For Jeannette:

from someecards.com

Maybe Conan O’Brien can help us find Valentines? (Yes, John Krasinski. My answer is yes.)