Wednesday, February 13, 2013

a VD /giveaway....For Free!!!

Valentine’s Day

A celebration of love based on a Catholic priest who was beheaded.

We’ve come a long way Baby………. 

I am not a fan of VD *snort* (I find that abbreviation so appropriate!) I suppose it’s because my idea of being romanced doesn’t jive with the traditional romantic views.  Like so many Ladies and Gentlemen like me - wine, roses, and hearts of chocolates just don’t cut it. 

I find the endless rows of red hearts nauseating - as are most of the chocolates inside.  I’d rather have The a 3 Musketeers.

Long stem, hot house roses are elegant, but I enjoy the natural beauty of my rose garden even more.  And don’t get me started on a half-dead bunch of flowers being shoved at me that were bought from the grocery store.

I’ll pass on the “wine & dine” too.  I’ve never developed a taste for wine.  But give me a good, cold draft beer paired with a loaded pizza.  You are well on the way to winning my heart.  

There is one thing I do like about VD.   The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, February 14, 1929.  I’m fascinated by the 1920’s and 1930’s eras of US History:  The bootlegging, gangsters, speakeasies, prohibition, FBI.  I try my best to sneak in a non-fiction book or two every now and again.  This one is on my TBR next:  LAST CALL.    

Let’s not break tradition, shall we.  The secrecy of the VD cards exchanged when we were young and innocent.   The thought of forbidden love in the messages exchanged today.  So, you must choose, but choose wisely:  Hugs, True Love, or Be Mine.

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Leave a comment and let me know what you think about VD.  

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It just so happens this flick opens today at a theater near you.  Now, this is my kind of romance:  Sharing popcorn during a kick-ass movie.

What a coincidence – on this day in 1929, Penicillin was discovered.  

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  1. Personally, I think Valentine's Day is just another way to buy things you don't need with the extra calories added. If you're in committed relationship with someone, you shouldn't limit yourself to one day of just telling them you love them.

  2. I like getting flowers. They don't have to be bought, just picked with love. I choose HUGS, love 'em!

  3. I could take or leave VD. Some people do need a reminder to show their appreciation every once in a while and if this does the trick, great. I, too, thought Die Hard 5 being released on VD was a fun thing, what says love more than an a$$ kicking?!? Too bad the reviews so far aren't that great.

    I would go True Love, Be Mine then Hugs.

  4. VD was always kind of an "eh" holiday for me, but after I got married, even more so. The husband and I would rather celebrate each other on our anniversary, rather than on VDay with everyone else.

    I choose Hugs...then Be Mine...then True Love.

    thewellreadredhead at gmail dot com

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  6. Forgot to leave my email address: When I was younger, grade school, I hated VD. I would get maybe one to three VD cards in my box. Then high school, just forget it. As an adult single it was just another day, I chose to spend with friends that liked me. Never had a boyfriend at the time. Now that I am married, I have the perfect VD guy. He loves me. He got me a box of chocolates...he knows my weakness and a sweet sappy card. So VD isn't so bad now. I choose 'True Love'. I waited a long time to find him. I can't wait to see the new Bruce Willis kick ass movie. It blows up things...that's what I love about him. tee hee.

  7. I agree Valentine's Day is overrated! I'm definitely not the romatic, chick flicky type of woman. Tho I do love chocolate and wine, lol.
    I'd choose true love.

  8. Valentine's Day has never been a 'real' holiday to me. VD should be an everyday sorta thing if you ask me. Give your special someone a single rose for no good reason, give them a box of chocolate because you saw it and thought of them, give your wife a teddy bear because you wanted to see her smile when you got home. VD shouldn't be a one day a year thing, so hubby and I don't celebrate it because we are always giving each other little gifts like this all throughout the year.

    I choose hugs, then be mine and True love.

  9. Here's today's quote from my Wild Words from Wild Women calendar:

    "Romantic love was invented to manipulate women."
    -- Jenny Holzer, name in neon

    Go figure.....

  10. VD, lets just say when I see it written like that all I can do is LOL. It's over rated. If you really wanna show some love, take that money you were gonna spend on someone and donate it to a womens shelter or animal shelter. Thats who needs the love must.

    I like hugs. But sometimes..*looks around and in a low voice* when I find the ones that say kiss I write my *&^ on the back...heheheh

  11. My husband and I haven't celebrated Valentine's Day for some years now, as it seems such a waste of money when we show each other our love every day.

    I'm all for true love myself but I also love hugs and kisses. My order of choice therefore is True Love, Hugs and Be Mine (though hubby has been mine for 36+ years now :D)

    felinewyvern at googlemial dot com

  12. My husband and I seldom celebrate Valentine's Day. He is usually working. This year is no exception to that. We prefer to celebrate my birthday the day before VD. I was totally surprised this year to walk in the kitchen to get him a glass of orange juice and see a gigantic teddy bear holding a heart that says I Love You on it. I can't mention here what I gave him, but suffice it to say he was happy. I'm usually glad when this holiday is over. Not worth all they hype.

    True Love - Hugs - Be Mine

    -Jeanie C.

  13. I am single so V-day doesn't really effect me much right now. I do generally thing the day is commercialized too much.
    My order would be: Hugs, Be Mine, then True Love :)
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  14. Thanks for the fun post! I'm kinda indifferent to VD. I don't really care if we don't do anything and thrilled if we do. I choose Hugs, True Love then Be mine :)


  15. I really don't like that VD abbreviation, ick. And I don't really care about Valentine's Day one way or the other. If someone wants to send me flowers, I won't turn them down, but if I don't get anything, it doesn't bother me. It's just another day to me. I'd choose Hugs, Be Mine, then True Love.
    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  16. I actually like Valentine's Day!

    I think it's fun to get each other cheesy gifts and be silly. I'm extremely lucky, though. My hubby and I have been together forever and through many of life's ups and downs. He stuck with me through cancer when I was a teen and married me even though we didn't know if I'd be able to have babies, or not. Happily, we have 2 adorable (give me a break!) children (they're 16 and 19) and we still love to spend time together. (He watches TV and I get on my computer.) ; )

    Seriously, I think Valentine's Day is all in your perspective. If you pin all of your romantic hopes and dreams on it, you're always going to be disappointed. If you take it for what it is, a day to show your affection for another person, you'll enjoy it. I always get something small for both of my kids, my hubby, both of our mothers, our nephew and both of our sisters. Even if it's just a small box of their favorite candy like Skittles or a Snickers bar. It's my way of reminding them that I love and think about them. It's just like any other day in your life, it's what you make of it.

    By the way, I tell everyone, 'Happy VD." on Valentine's Day, too. It may be immature but it cracks me up every time. LOL!!

  17. Ooooops!!


    And I chose Hugs!! They come in all shapes and sizes, but are always warm and give you a good feeling!!

  18. It's great to see everyone's take on Valentine's Day. I agree it's all in what we make of it - take it or leave it.

    Hubs and I did make it out to see A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD yesterday evening. So we did have our little VD celebration.

  19. I kind of like VD. Can be fun. Its another excuse to buy gifts.
    I choose Hugs, True Love, then Be Mine.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  20. don't really celebrate it
    be mine, true love, hugs


  21. I like to think VD gives courage and a reason for those who are shy or not so brave to approach or declare a little heart to someone(s) special.
    I choose True Love, Be Mine, Hugs
    ivegotmail8889 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  22. @pc,

    I like the way you think. Harking back to what the day is supposed to be about.


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