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monday listicles: sentimentality enclosed

Valentine’s Day today.  Excessive pink sentiment has pervaded even here: stores filled with heart-shaped chocolates, kids exchanging valentines at school…men scurrying through the streets clutching bouquets. Stasha says today’s list is about “things you love,” so I thought I’d tell you about my Valentine’s Day: 1. Was awakened by smiling children already dressed for school, each carrying a home-made valentine’s card for me. 2. Shuffled into the kitchen where Husband …

And a Happy Valentine’s To You, Too

So it was Valentine’s Day the other day, which on the elementary school level apparently translates to EAT CANDY. When did Valentine’s become a kind of red heart-shaped Halloween-esque sugar fest? Lest I overlook the dangers of too much sugar, my Firefox browser popped me a little memento mori: Well, shit. When you put it that way, I guess I could say no to polishing off that box of chocolates. …