a sucker

February 14, 2006

I can’t say for certain, but I’m pretty sure I spent many a Valentine in my bedroom, listening to Depeche Mode over and over again, eating the chocolates my mom and dad gave me.

I’m not Anti-Valentine’s Day—in fact, I’m very pro-pink and red and white candy heart sappiness—but I do wish I didn’t put so much stock in the day. Some of my favorite Valentines are scrawled on post-its and given to me every day but Feb. 14.

Still, I’m going to enjoy today. I’m going to write a letter to my grandma. I’m going to listen to sappy love songs and sing my heart out. I’m going to have dinner with my boy and thank my lucky stars that being a sucker paid off.


  1. bohemaingirl says:

    happy valentines day!

    my hubs sometimes gets a bit annoyed by valentines only because he feels like a couple shouldn’t just celebrate their love one day a year…but all days.

    even so…i still need to hear him ask…”will you be mine?”

    sucker, indeed.

  2. barbara says:

    beautiful classic song from DM – i was listening to their song Free Love – must be a Valentines deep song moment –

    hope you had a great dinner with your boy! happy loving day!

  3. beastlysum says:

    I love your Darling Shop–I just had to say. And not to sound too culturally deprived, but you’re a filipina like me! So exciting, but then again, I live in rural Missouri.

    Cheers, Happy Vday-

  4. maureen says:

    wow. i really wish i read this yesterday (especially the link to the 2001 post). yesterday i was so embarrassed & hurt. i felt like a complete sucker. today i think i’m the right girl. he’s just the wrong boy.
    thank you-

  5. lisaann says:

    haha. i saw that title and all i could hear in my head was little courtney yelling “SUCKER!”. aw.

  6. cc says:

    This is pretty neat!

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