Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today, asking how big you celebrate Valentine’s Day. But first, let’s reveal the winners of our Shortest Book in the World Contest.
Erin from Red Debted Stepchild was our official judge, and I will let her take it away.
Okay, you guys, those were some seriously hilarious “shortest books ever written”! But I have chosen my two favorites.
#1. Retire Before Dad with “Furniture Shopping” by Red Debted Stepchild. This, my friend, is pandering. Fortunately, I am easily bought, so you get a gift card for being a dirty brown noser!
#2. Refinerr with “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Adolf Hitler & Gwenyth Paltrow. I choked on my coffee when I read this one. Hilarious! You have won one gift card and one new blog reader! (I already read you RBD, so don’t feel left out!)
Congratulations to the winners! To the losers, we can still be friends. Best friends.
Thank you for all the great submissions! Now, let’s recap how you did over January with the reader challenge of no drinking.
Alicia from Financial Diffraction, Amanda from Passionately Simple Life, Kemkem from Next Bite of Life, Erin from Red Debted Stepchild, and theFIREstarter all joined me in not totally completing the January challenge. That’s ok, we will ROCK the February challenge. Or not. Illness has hit the 1500 household, and so far I have logged 0 hours of working out. And it is the 10th day of the challenge. Probably not going to make it, but can’t wait to get back to the gym!
And now for this week’s question, how big do you celebrate Valentine’s day? I have worked in many different places, mostly for smaller companies. I did work for a larger company, and the amount of flowers that were delivered to the various people working there was astonishing, as though the only way to prove you were loved was by receiving an enormous bouquet from your significant other.
Perhaps stemming from NEVER having a boyfriend on Valentine’s Day in High School, I have not really ever celebrated it. Flower prices are dramatically increased, restaurant wait times are ridiculous, and I need more opportunities to ingest extra calories like I need an extra head! I do like the day after chocolate sales, though…
So, how big do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?