Public Service Announcement… (Relationship Related)

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Set off the alarms – Valentine’s Day is officially 7 days away.

7 days people. You think that’s a lot of time – but it isn’t. Factor in work, driving, the work your lame boss makes you do at home and the skipped lunches – most people only have online shopping options.

If you wait any longer – you’re gonna have to pay through the nose for shipping.

And no one wants that. What to do and other exercises after the jump.

valentines-day.jpg

Set off the alarms – Valentine’s Day is officially 7 days away.

7 days people. You think that’s a lot of time – but it isn’t. Factor in work, driving, the work your lame boss makes you do at home and the skipped lunches – most people only have online shopping options.

If you wait any longer – you’re gonna have to pay through the nose for shipping.

And no one wants that. What to do and other exercises after the jump.

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So. We’re 7 days away from one of the most critical dates in relationship history.

Sure sure sure – you’ve told yourself and your significant other that you aren’t going to succumb to the “Hallmark Holiday”. You’ve cajoled each other into believing that your relationship extends past what is traditionally jeweler’s rent-making extravaganza. You won’t buy into “Every kiss begins with Kay.”

You are stronger than that.

At least you want to be. But you always give in. But you give in at the last second. When all the good gifts have gone, and all that’s left is a stuffed bear at the Walgreen’s that’s missing an eye.

But you still buy it.

I’ve created a list of things below that you can do that is fairly inexpensive, and probably shows you love your signficant other more than any silly Hallmark Card can:

  • Re-do your resume. Seems silly, right? But what other way to say to your loved one “I love you” than “I’m working real hard here to get out of this crappy job to go find another crappy job that pays more.”
  • Sweep/Vacuum underneath the bedside table Yes – we all should do cleaning, but let’s face it – underneath that bedside table can become a menagerie if you aren’t careful. Especially if you have pets. Your loved one suffering from a bit of the winter allergies? This is probably the cause. Clean it up, and you’ll get a big hug out of it. Promise.
  • Send an iTunes Gift Certificate Do it for like, $3 – and say, “Here’s a few dollars for you to buy your favorite songs.” That way, you don’t have to know what the favorite songs are. And also tell your love – “Whenever you hear the songs that you purchase and download, think of me.” Sweet, without any real work.
  • Register a website This sounds like work, but it’s really easy – even MS Word allows you to make webpages. Go to someone cheap like GoDaddy.com or my personal favorite – 1&1 – and register something like mikelovesannaforeverhorseporn121.gov – you know something unique. And then send an email to everyone at his/her work telling them to check out the domain. It’ll catch someone’s eye. You might even get on Oprah.

  • Was there anything I missed? I know it’s only a couple – but hopefully this will get your mind working. If nothing else, light some candles, and play a game of Scrabble – and let your lover win. That works too.