Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Years ago, my boyfriend gave me a bottle of Curious perfume for Valentine's Day.  [This was Britney Spears's perfume: intended for pre-teens.]  It came in a gaudy bottle.  I saved it for years, found it, and put it on today for Valentine's Day.  A person at work commented on it.  It was in my drawer, and had been transported from New Orleans.  I hoped it didn't change.  But I've done worse; once I wore pear scent from Pottery Barn and guys commented positively on it.  It's nice being aound those that don't know the difference.

It was my first Valentine's present from a boy.  He was cute, and a nice boy.  I guess I'm sentimental.  Valentine Day is a day for sentiment, for love.  And to reflect on how lucky we are.   

The current Adrianna Lima commercial for Valentine's Day flowers got the message wrong.  You give her flowers because it makes her feel happy and loved, not to get sex.

By the way: I kissed the boy who gave me Curious.  Deeply.

I wondered what they called it "Curious."  I found out then.

I'm a sucker for sappy.  And Valentine's Day is the time to be sappy.  So tell him or her that you love him/her, and do the little graces of this day.  It's not for Hallmark or the flower vendors, it's for you.

And remember the lyrics of the Shoop Shoop song:

Does he love me I wanna know

How can I tell if he loves me so
Is it in his eyes?
Oh no you'll be deceived
Is it in his sighs?
Oh no he'll make believe

If you wanna know if he loves you so
It's in his kiss
That's where it is

Or is it in his face?
Oh no it's just his charms
In his warm embrace?
Oh no that's just his arms

If you wanna know if he loves you so
It's in his kiss
That's where it is

Happy Valentine's Day!


Anonymous said...

That is so sweet! You have the meaning of Valentine's Day right -- it's sappy, hokey, unnecessary, but a bright bud in life. Sometimes guys and girls need to take risks and demonstrate their feelings.

Hell Hound said...

I guess you found out. Hint hint...

Mike said...

If he paid cash for the perfume you know you have to turn him in. It's not to late to save yourself.

Bilbo said...

A good counterpoint to my somewhat more jaundiced view of Valentine's Day. And what you say makes a lot of ... uh ... scents. Sorry.

Big Sky Heidi said...

I love Valentine's Day also. There's happy memories with it.