Tuesday, February 12, 2013

one stop valentines shop

If you don't know what is happening later this week than clearly you haven't been on Facebook, been inside a Target or listened to the radio/watched TV lately. It's Valentine's Day, mother truckers! [Tangent: Even when I was single, I didn't hate the holiday. I loved the hyper abundance of dark chocolate selections and hell, I look pretty great in red.] Even though I have someone special to share it with there are still a couple things I would change.

 1. Kay Jewelers NEEDS to update their slogan or at least pick a new jingle singer. No, every kiss does NOT begin with Kay, lady and your voice gives me the visceral reaction to punch someone. [Tangent: Also, when I think deep and abiding love for the ages, I don't try to involve Dr. Quinn Medicine woman...but maybe I am in the minority.]
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There are other ways to get your point across with Jewelry. I mean, if you are single - then you may wanna check out ChelseaPaperCakes on Etsy to give your friends/lovers/enemies/fellow Pen !5 club members something unique... a naughty conversation heart. 


 2. As I have stated before, I wish sending valentine cards was more acceptable and encouraged for adults. I'm not saying you have to decorate an old shoe box adorned with foil heart stickers and red tissue paper and carry it everywhere you go on February 14th, I just think everyone deserves a token of love. [Tangent: When I was just out of college, I remember making valentines for all my friends, male and female. I went through the sunday ads and clipped out the tackiest of the diamond heart pendants that were on the market, and glued them to doilies and construction paper- that way everyone could share in the spirit of the season. ]

This year, as I did last year,  I decided to share with you some of my favorite pop culture Valentines to print off and share with your friends...in case you are too old for Lisa Frank or Yo Gabba Gabba...which I am not. [Tangent: As you can tell, I got a little carried away google searching and I lack proper attribution...but they are mostly from Buzzfeed.com and Wetpaint.com]

For the Bravo Fanatics in your life:


For the Full House enthusiast in your life (ME!)





For your fans of fantasy literature/film. 




For those that watch too much television....










And one of my favorites...

Moral of the story: As lovely as a pretty bouquet or box of chocolates is, I hope you choose to say 'I love you' with Walter White or AC Slater as well.

10 comments:

  1. I HATE the jewelry commercials for Valentine's Day! In fact, I may hate them more than I hate listening to single people whine about Valentine's Day (no1currrrrr). Those commercials for Shane Company make me want to destroy small cities. I would rather listen to the high-pitched shrieking of a dozen kids on a playground than that guy's awful droning about how you need diamonds to prove your love. BARF.

    Since I sound really butthurt now, I will point out that I love Valentine's Day because the after sales are awesome. Pink and red and hearts and lace - yes, please!

    Also, that Danny Valentine just made me laugh so hard.

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    1. CONCUR. I mean I love love, but I don't NEED a Jane Seymour heart pendant to showcase the fact. Also, why do grown women need teddy bears? Like if my honey was like, let's go to build a bear to pick out your valentines gift...I would turn him over to the authorities!

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  2. ugggh i hate that one where he puts the diamond necklace on her while she is sleeping. that would freak me out! i would think it was a bug. and for real i agree with lladybird, signle people crying a river about it is more annoying than a giant stuffed gorilla wearing satin heart boxers.

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    1. Those singing dancing wild thing monkeys are ridic. Who over the age of 17 is buying those?

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  3. I'm voting for AC Slater and Roger Sterling as my top choices. BUT THE DECISION WASN'T EASY.
    (Dear Valentine: You're the CAPS LOCK to my blog comment.)

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    1. The ac slater one was my favorite too. Of course I was hoping it was one in a series of sbtb valentines but alas...I couldn't find any more. Dammit

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  4. WHERE DID YO FIND THESE?! Ahhh, the Hunger Games ones make me so happy. I love scary pink-haired Effie. And favorable romance odds. :D

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    1. Lots. Of. Googling!! I started off just image searching "pop culture valentines" then as I searched I looked to see if there were ones for things I liked so did specific image searches like "hunger games valentines". Personally out of that set- the haymitch one is my favorite!

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  5. These are awesome! It's hard to pick a favorite but since Kanye skeezes me out, I'll choose the one with him. THOSE COMMERCIALS! Have you seen the one for the life-sized teddy bear that eludes that a man will get lucky if he gives a grown woman one? Um...no. I DO like the one where the guy gives the girl the kitten with the jewelry around it's neck but that's to be expected.

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  6. Don't be jealous, but I received 2 valentines from my students...by the 8th grade it's not a big thing, so be impressed. Both valentines included temporary tattos, one that said "Ghoul Friends" from some cartoon that I am not familiar with. The other featured Justin Beiber's angelic face telling me, "Valentine, Never say never." and a "Beiber Fever" tattoo...clearly my favorite.

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