I don’t know if it’s the above-50 temps or the fact that beer is back in my life, but I’m in a great mood, you guys! Actually, I think it’s that I get to see my FL family and friends this weekend, while I’m back for a kick-ass wedding.
Let’s just keep the party going with these four faves:
- “Lovesick” – Lindstrøm f. Christabelle: My cubemate makes awesome playlists, and this jam has been stuck in my head on repeat pretty much since VD Day. Enjoy!
- Snuff Box: A friend showed me this punny, ridiculous short video the other day, and I about spit up my water through my nose. How’s that for visual confirmation of the funny?
- Brian Williams Raps “Gin and Juice”: Jimmy Fallon has done it again, this time with our favorite NBC anchor paying homage to Snoop. Just try to not burst into laughter … it’s impossible.
- Muffins: This was one of my first forays into YouTube binge-watching, but my friend aforementioned in #2 had never been formally introduced. His tears of laughter said it all.
Between GRAMMY Awards, the pope resigning, Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday, it’s already been an eventful week! Oh, and VD Day is tomorrow. Joy of joys — I’ll be celebrating this Galentine’s Day with my truest loves: Mark West and ’90s rom-coms.
- This Article: Many thanks to Thought Catalog for providing “15 Things to Keep Doing In Your 20s,” an undeniably selfish manfiesto for my generation to follow. Because we only get this decade to use “figuring it out” as an excuse.
- Macy’s Go Red: Use hashtags for good and tweet, pin, post or share something red with #MacysGoesRed. Macy’s will donate $2 to the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women cause every time — up to $250,000.
- “Bossypants”: Of course, Tina Fey is synonymous with smart humor. I finally got around to reading her much-celebrated book and devoured it in two short sittings. If you haven’t already, treat yo’self to it!
- Kid Weatherman: Just try to make it through this delightful forecast without bursting into laughter. My personal favorite? His enthusiasm for the upcoming Cub Scout winter camp weekend.
Valentine’s Day has come and gone. As a single gal, I sure am sad — mainly because I don’t get to hear other girls bitch about what their boyfriends did or didn’t do this year.
Let me put it to you straight: I haven’t been in a committed relationship on VD Day since I was in first grade. That’s right, I peaked romantically at age six. Am I sad about it now? Not really. I had a lovely dinner last night with a good friend, and wine calms me and quiets me regardless of the occasion.
What I’d like to see, just once … ONE year on Valentine’s Day, is for everyone to just chill out. There’s so much pressure tied to the sweeping gestures, the size of the presents, the will-he-or-won’t-he-finally-pop-the-question? Take a breath, then a swig of whiskey, then a step back. Now, repeat after me: It’s not that serious.
Love and affection can be shown in so many ways. Do what you feel is special and romantic, if you want. Or don’t celebrate at all. But for fuck’s sake, there’s no need to post a 100-picture album of the roses, or tweet the exact contents of the card he sent.
And if all else fails, at least you’re not this guy:
Happy hangover, kids! My advice still applies, especially the day after … wrap it before you tap it.