Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Love Day!


I promised myself I wouldn't write a sappy, overly saccharine Valentine's Day (or as my cute Swiss students say, "Walentine's Day") post. I'm sort of on the fence here. Part of me would love to revel in the romantic candle lit dinner, roses, chocolates and pink and red hearts all over the place. The other part wants to just boycot the whole day because I don't feel like there should be one single day of the year where your partner should show you how much they care. What a commercial occasion this is! I hate to think of how much chocolate companies, flower shops, Hallmark cards, and Victoria's Secret (okay, LaSenza if you're in Canada) are raking in today. Well...if I want to be positive, then one good thing comes out of this. I suppose it's good for the economy and those who like to be showered with material things :) I'm just kidding. I'm not really this jaded.

I love Valentine's Day. Hubby's really, really sweet and thoughtful...and romantic. I won't go into that though, since I promised not to be excessively sentimental today.

I leave you with a joke that my mom e-mailed to me today:

"A Woman's Definitions Of Everyday Words"

ARGUMENT (ar*gyou*ment)n.
A discussion that occurs when you're right, but he just hasn't realized it yet.

AIRHEAD (er*hed)n.
What a woman intentionally becomes when pulled over by a policeman.

BAR-BE-QUE (bar*bi*q)n.
You bought the groceries, washed the lettuce, chopped the tomatoes, diced the onions, marinated the meat and cleaned everything up, but, HE, "made the dinner."

BLONDE JOKES (blond joks)n.
Jokes that are short so men can understand them.

CANTALOUPE (kant*e*lope)n.
Gotta get married in a church.

CLOTHES DRYER (kloze dri*yer)n.
An appliance designed to eat socks.

DIET SODA (dy*it so*da)n.
A drink you buy at a convenience store to go with a half pound bag of peanut M&Ms.

ETERNITY (e*ter*ni*tee)n.
The last two minutes of a football game.

EXERCISE (ex*er*siz)v.
To walk up and down a mall, occasionally resting to make a purchase.

GROCERY LIST (grow*ser*ee list)n.
What you spend half an hour writing, then forget to take with you to the store.

HAIR DRESSER (hare dres*er)n.
Someone who is able to create a style you will never be able to duplicate again. See "Magician."

HARDWARE STORE (hard*war stor)n.
Similar to a black hole in space - if he goes in, he isn't coming out anytime soon.

CHILDBIRTH (child*brth)n.
You get to go through 36 hours of contractions; he gets to hold your hand and say "focus,... breath...push..."

LIPSTICK (lip*stik)n.
On your lips, coloring to enhance the beauty of your mouth. On his collar, coloring only a tramp would wear...!

PARK (park)v./n.
Before children, a verb meaning, "to go somewhere and neck." After children, a noun meaning a place with a swing set and slide.

PATIENCE (pa*shens)n.
The most important ingredient for dating, marriage and children. See also "Tranquilizers."

WATERPROOF MASCARA (wah*tr*pruf mas*kar*ah)n.
Comes off if you cry, shower, or swim, but will not come off if you try to remove it.

VALENTINE'S DAY (val*en*tinez dae)n.
A day when you have dreams of a candlelight dinner, diamonds, and romance, but consider yourself lucky to get a card.

17 comments:

ahappilymarriedmommy said...

LMAO! Those are all so true! Happy Walentines Day to you, Chris!

waz said...

Joyeux St Valentin Chrissy!
wow, tu peut parler le japonais et l'espagnol!!! j'aimerai bien faire autant!

major massive lol at your "A Woman's Definitions Of Everyday Words"!!!

japanmanpete said...

Chrissy my dear. You constantly surprise me by your prose. You are quite multifaceted. From seriousness to jokes to silly to sublime. See? I'm not always a bloody wanker!

Did I tell you we're trying to get time off to visit Canada sometime in August perhaps? Or September.

minotte's notes said...

This cutest post brought me a big smile!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Let's go women. . .

t said...

(((LOL))) Chris, happy Valentines Day. Hope you and J have a good one.

Miss Moneypenny said...

I am wearing my red Converse hi-tops today for Walentine's Day.

I know people say it's a Hallmark holiday and all that, but I still am a big ol' sap for Valentine's Day. I have given out some choccies, but have yet to receive any...the day's not over yet though!!

Enjoy the day, everyone!

psssst.....hello Pete!

Chrissy121875 said...

LOL! Happy Walentine's Day everyone!

AHMM: That was a cute joke, wasn't it?

Waz: Joyeux St. Valentin a vous aussi!

Pete: Thank you. That was the nicest thing you've ever said! LOL! Oh really? You're really coming to visit Canada? It is a big country, you know! Do you know where abouts you'll be touring?

Minotte: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the post! :)

T: I hope we have a good one too! LOL! J's in meetings all day and then it's our youngest niece's birthday. Yes, she's a Valentine's baby! Hope you have a good one too!

Miss Moneypenny: I know, I know! I am trying so hard to hate Walentine's Day! (LOL! My student always said he came "from a willage in Swissland"! Too cute! I know he meant 'village in Switzerland') I really am a sucker for romance and cheesy, sappy, saccharine stuff. Shhhhhh...don't tell anyone though! ;p

Miss Moneypenny said...

From now on, I'm going to call it Walentine's Day. That is the funniest thing ever. My mum is German so I find it particularly funny. Her pronounciation is a bit of a running joke in our family. Our favourite is the time she tried to speak French with her German accent - she said "Wite! Wite!" instead of "Vite! Vite!" when she wanted us to hurry up. I don't remember if she said Walentine's or Valentine's - I'm going to phone her and wish her happy valentine's day and see what she says!

:-)

Ms. Mamma said...

xoxo

Steven Novak said...

I'm basically in the whole Valentines thing for the sex... ;)

Steve~

mist1 said...

Just the suggestion of chocolate companies in this post made me want chocolate.

Pavel said...

Love those definitions!

Have a wonderful day today...

Chrissy121875 said...

Miss Moneypenny: Smoochies! Can't wait to hear how your Walentine's Day went :)

Ms.Mamma: Right back at ya, babe ;p

Steven: LOL!

Mist1: Mmmmmmmm...chocolate!

Pavel: Hope you had a wonderful day! Those definitions are almost as good as the ones you have on your blog!

sharkey said...

You know what, I should buy me one of them "She Said" dictionaries.

Belated Happy Valentine's Day!

Chrissy121875 said...

LOL! Sharkey, hope you and Conne had a great Valentine's Day :)

B said...

lol...Happy Walentines Day!

Anonymous said...

new blonde jokes every day --toutes les jours

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