The other day, I mentioned to The Professor that how, this year, I might actually celebrate Valentine's Day versus QuirkyAlone Day. He replied that, actually, he did not believe in the "Big V" because "why should I love my Sigot* any more on February 14 than, say, June 1?"
And I agree...he should like me best all the days in any given month! But, his declaration reminded me of a sad past Valentine's Day which consisted of the same machismo postering, a solo viewing of "Great Expectations", and a bottle of chilled Lipton Sweetened Iced Tea (ah, college) left in my apartment as a lame condolence prize that night.
Still, I am in sync with The Professor...the best time to let someone, anyone, know that (s)he is cared for, loved, adored, etc., is right now. No time like the present -- possibly literally. So I'll let him slip by on a technicality.
If other gals aren't so inclined, may I suggest dropping some heavy hints now for Katherine Dejarnette Babin's "unusual, striking pieces with carefully selected materials such as vintage glass beads, lockets & brooches, semi-precious stones, metals & textile"? I especially love (no pun intended) her Object Trouvé collection.
(Hint, hint, Professor.)
Just kidding...I'll take you sans baubles, any and every day.
(*Sigot = Significant Other)