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Less Than a Week To Go Until You Can Buy Valentine's Day Stuff
at Half-Price for Next Year
Just some tips and thoughts to get you through the next week.
- This past week's Breakup Girl LIVE revealed Valentine's Day to be a
conspiracy larger than you ever imagined, involving the likes of Microsoft,
Viacom, and the New Haven cabal of Skull and Bones -- not to mention that
wily chamomile mastermind, Jewel. Missed the show? Go on line to check out
the archives (which should be up
soon), and your phone won't not ring for at least 90 minutes. (Hey, you can
also download Rob's BG theme song here.)
- Shout out to couples: for all
our self-pitying ranting at this time of year, you are welcome here, no
matter how cute you are. Everyone should remember that you are under just as
much stress as the rest of us, just in a different -- perhaps more complex --
flavor. Singles worry, "Will I die alone?", period, while partners
worry, "Will I die penniless given the skyrocketing cost of doing
'enough' for someone on Valentine's Day?" or "Will I die alone and
penniless because of something I somehow 'messed up' on Valentine's Day but
will never understand why?"
Both syllables and blessings?
Go write some haiku.
- You've got one more day to
enter our annual haiku contest! Also check
out our seasonal postcards and
emailable candy hearts!
- February 14 is Breakup Dad's birthday! I'm not telling his age, except to
say that he's even older than Breakup Girl, who is still trying to figure out
what to say when people ask how it "feels" to be 30. Darned if I
know. True story: in the same week, I got (a) the wrinkle cream recommended
by my dermatologist, and (b) carded. So.
- Most important, please know that
I'm so honored and thrilled to be here to take care of the world's lonely
hearts and inquiring minds this week and this Sunday. Because otherwise, I'm
pretty much free. So here I go ...
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