February 14, 2012

You Had Me At Hello

Today on YA Highway there's a Lve Circus going on (that sounded far more suggestive than I intended, I promise) kind of like Road Trip Wednesday, but specifically geared toward Valentine's Day. The topic: Sharing the Heart Day love with whatever--a spouse, friends, inanimate objects, you name it. So here's to V-Day in all of it's pink-and-red-clash-every-other-day-of-the-year tacky glory. Here's to love of all kinds, and here's to showing it all year and not on this one day alone.

I'll try my best not to make this sound like some awards show ceremony acceptance speech--all drippy, sappy, sobby, and loooooooooonnnng. Here goes....

All of my Valentine's l♥ve goes to the following:

1)  My husband:
You are amazingly selfless and wonderful and I am beyond lucky to have you (XoOxXoO).

2)  My family:
Supportive and entertaining/endearing in all different ways. We're not perfect, but I wouldn't trade you for anything (well, maybe a really good chocolate bar...). To rip off Stephanie Perkins: "You're delightfully screwy, and I wouldn't have you any other way." (from Lola and the Boy Next Door)*

3)  Friends:
In all shapes and sizes, real or not real--those I've met in real life, blog pals, twitter chums, and those of the imaginary variety--you make me smile almost daily.

4)  Books:
Because real life is so much more dull than what's tucked in your pages. And you smell good too.

5)  Writing:
Ours is a new romance, but it was InstaLve. I think I'm in it for the long haul. How 'bout you? 


In parting, I have one final thing to say to all of you:


Happy Valentine's Day! And now I'm going to go eat a jumbo piece of coffee cake for breakfast brunch. Why? Because I'm an adult, fully capable of making really bad decisions. That's why.
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*In all seriousness, thanks, Erin, for all of the help and support (especially of late). Our 'writing conferences' have been super helpful if not always productive :-)

34 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day! That picture of the check one yes or no brings on flashbacks of middle school. Ha! I love it but not as much as, "I want to grow old and disgusting with you." Awesome.

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    1. Not sure if I ever received a 'Do you like me? Check yes or no' note, but it does bring back memories. As for the old and disgusting thing--totally made me laugh so I had to include it. Happy Valentine's Day! :-)

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  2. AHHHHH.....you had me at *HELLO*! :D

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  3. Love that card- I want to grow old and disgusting with you. Haha. I found this other card that I have to share. On the outside: You complete me. On the inside:
    And I don't mean that in the overly used Jerry Maguire kind of way, I mean it from the bottom of my heart. My life would truly not be the same without you. But I do wish you were less controlling.
    Haha. (Bald guy greetings)

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    1. Yeah it totally made me laugh, as did your Bald Guy greetings one too :-) Hilarious!

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  4. InstaLove with writing: THIS I approve of!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Me too! Happy Valentine's Day to you too :-)

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  5. Ohhhh... pass me a slice of that coffee cake??? ;)

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    1. My habits are SO bad (*shakes head*). But it tasted yummy... I'd share with you if I could :-)

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  6. I, too, really like that "grow old and disgusting with you" card. Excellent! Oh, if only the internet had been around when I proposed to my wife! ;)

    And if anyone is reading this who is NOT one of Jaime's GFC members, please make her day even happier by doing that NOW! :)

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    1. Now who could resist a proposal like that?! Probably good that the internet wasn't around lol :-) Also, thanks for the blog follower prompt. I suppose it's more about quality than quantity, right? :-)

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  7. My list is very similar to yours. I just choose not to ooze the love on the 14th. :)

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    1. It is kind of a tacky occasion, isn't it? I walk into stores like Walmart and can't resist saying "Ewww" at all of the pink and red and overall tackiness smeared all over the place :-)

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    1. Yeah he's okay. Nice that someone else *cough Charlie Sheen cough* has taken up the mantle of Crazypants du Jour. Now we're free to like Tom Cruise again without any embarrassment :-)

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  9. Oh treat yourself! Sometimes we need a little unhealthy grub in our lives. :) Certainly puts a smile on my face!

    I love your list. This is how Valentine's Day should be. Loving anything and anyone who has made you feel happy. Like that bacon and egg sarnie I was falling in love with this morning. Haven't had one in ages so it was heaven for me!

    The shops do get a bit tacky with all their lovey-dovey stuff, don't they? They just make it seem like it's only for couples to celebrate. Used to make me feel bad whenever I wasn't dating.

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    1. Yes, I'm choosing to focus on the things I like about Valentine's Day rather than all of the tacky (waxy chocolate, panty roses, and so on *gag*). I can well imagine how lonely it makes some singles feel.

      Hope your bacon and egg sarnie (<--totally Googled that) was as tasty as my slice of coffee cake. Happy Valentine's Day :-)

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  10. "Because I'm an adult, fully capable of making really bad decisions." <- the best part of being a grownup. :)

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    1. Isn't it, though? Well, it was a toss-up between that and the privilege of paying bills every month... :D Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I <3 that "Do you like me?" note. Ah, nostalgia. And I totally agree that we should show our love year-round, but I say there's nothing wrong with using a single, specific day to show it extra tackily ;)

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    1. Yes those stupid little notes take me back :-) I don't hate Valentine's Day, so I don't mind people celebrating it. I even sent my hubby a homemade Valentine (by email because he's out of town). I just wish the whole occasion was a little less red and pink :D

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  12. Happy Valentine's Day! Writing, books, friends? What else do you need? :-)

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    1. Not a whole lot :D Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

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  13. Cake for breakfast (or brunch :P) is the best thing ever. Happy Valentine's!

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    1. So embarrassing and I'm not sure why I shared that little snapshot into my bad habits lol :D It tasted good, though...

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  14. Love this, Jaime! Our Valentine Lists share similarities. Hope you have a wonderful day, and I hope you enjoyed that cake! :)

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    1. Yes, our lists were fairly similar :D The cake was tasty but will probably haunt me for a bit lol. Hope you and your family had a very special Valentine's Day!

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  15. Happy Valentine's Day! What a wonderful list!

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  16. Lovely post, so nice to see all the things we have to love in our lives (including cake!) :)

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  17. Happy Valentines day to you, too! I'm loving the love-fest!!!

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