Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine Recap

I hope everyone had a happy Valentine's Day yesterday. Mine was great! Honestly, being single on Valentine's Day doesn't bother me. I see it as a fun day to celebrate love and express love in general, and I have plenty of non-romantic love in my life. In fact, I know it sounds weird, but I think I enjoy the day more as a single person! No pressure, expectations, or disappointment.

My (non-romantic obviously) Valentines are as follows:

Clockwise from top left: 1. My dad // 2. My niece // 3. D.J. Stephens // 4. My cats
(awesome D.J. dunk pic from BluffCityHoops)

My dad took me to lunch at Gus's and gave me some flowers, balloons, candy, and even some earrings from him and my mom! I know it's considered lame to get your only Valentine gifts from your parents, but I appreciate it because it means my parents a) love me and b) are still around. That's a blessing.

In the evening I organized some single girlfriends to see Beautiful Creatures, which was fantastic! They changed a LOT of things from the book (including eliminating half of the supporting characters), which usually drives me nuts, but in this case I loved the movie anyway. I've only read the first two books (out of a series of four), so now I'm wondering if the new plot points come into play in the later books. Overall, the movie is very faithful to the spirit and tone of the books, and the actors are just perfect.

After the movie, Elizabeth came with me to Sonic to get my annual Sweetheart Shake! They only have it in February. It's a cherry shake with chocolate chips. In past years it had brownie pieces, but I guess the recession has affected everything. :P Still delicious. I can usually limit myself to one of these shakes, but when the Shamrock Shakes appear at McDonald's, it's a different story. Anyway, it was a perfect ending to the day.



  1. Happy Valentine's! This sounds like a really fun and relaxing day.

  2. I love that you have DJ Stephens on your valentine list!!! And I so agree about your parents sweet!