Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Fun

by Tawny

Happy Valentine's Day!!!


Here we are, once again, at that fabled day of love and romance. Once a year, even though we probably don't recall why, we honor February 14th with red hearts, glittery cards, flowers and chocolates. Oh, there are the less common celebratory gifts; diamonds, sexy lingerie, semi-automatic weapons (yeah, seriously, one year my husband asked for one of these representations of pure romance to celebrate the day. I said no.)

So now, let the Valentine's accolades begin...

Wait!! What's that I hear? (picture me with my hand cupped around my ear, looking inquisitive). Is that a groan? A Valentine's groan?

Why???

Its the holiday of looo-ooove (say it with me now, looo-ooove, really rolling those 'o's' up and down like a teasing lil kid). We're trained young for this holiday, aren't we? I remember back in early gradeschool, taking a simple paper bag, adding colorful cutout hearts and pretty glitter and then :::ta da::: I had a magic bag.

Yes, magic. Because in that bag, I was assured, I would collect lots and lots of love come Valentine's Day!! To my seven-year-old heart, that meant chocolate, of course. (Come to think of it, to my older-than-seven-year-old heart, it means chocolate, too) I remember spending hours, painful hours since my handwriting was atrocious, signing those little paper valentines with cutesy animals saying clever things. Matching up just the right animal to just the right classmate. Agonizing over the perfect candy hearts (chocolate or conversation - oh the choices!). And then... dum da dum... the big day arrived. Thanks to the teacher's rule of 'participation means everyone', all the kids had valentines for all the other kids. So my paper bag was filled. With magic?

Well, in my lil' mind, magic meant my name was spelled right. And the chocolate? Magic chocolate melts in your mouth, but mine was kinda on the ick side. And that maybe, just maybe, my magic bag would have a loving little Valentine in it saying those special words: "Love, your Secret Admirer". Or, you know, anything romantic and sweet. But did it? Nope, never.

My magic Valentine's hopes were dashed.

Sigh... yeah, now I think I understand those groans I heard.

Valentine's expectations, be they good or bad, carry a lot of weight. Magic, love, good chocolate. That's a lot to ask of a day and one lil arrow-toting dude in a diaper.

And those amazingly talented guys in advertising only add to the weight of the day, drawing on all of the romantic hot buttons to sell their merchandise and get us thinking.

And yet, here I am, on still another Valentine's Day, wishing you all the magic of love. And because I'm a big believer in love and laughter going together like chocolate and caramel (mmmmm), how about some fun?

How about we spend the day celebrating by coming up with the cheesiest Valentine's greeting possible? Poetry isn't my strong suit, but I'll try and kick us off:


Roses are red

The stars shine from above

I want Johnny Depp

To be my hunka hunka burnin' love!


There... now that's really REALLY bad, right? My Valentine's challenge to you? Top my lack of talent with YOUR cheesy Valentine greeting.

And at the end of the day, I'll draw one name to win a valentine from me -a copy of any of my books and a box of truffles. The good, melt in your mouth kind. Not the ick kind!!

112 comments:

Anna Campbell said...

Tawny, I actually think Valentine's Day (I keep having to stop myself writing VD!) is bigger in the States than here. Mind you, maybe I'm saying that because I spent the day hard at work on my computer and no knights in shining armour rode up to take me out to Paris for a week! Sigh. Where are those KISA when you want them? Maybe they perished of heat exhaustion in their tin outfits - it really is hot here!

OK, I'm always up for corny verse.

Roses are red, violets are purpie
Give me your heart, I'll give you a slurpie!

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, I got a chook for Valentine's Day! My knight in shining armour has turned up after all! Come to me, my fine feathered friend. Let's see if we can plait your chest feathers into the shape of a heart.

Hey, chook? CHOOK!!!

Huh, he ran away. KISAs aren't what they used to be!

Helen said...

Anna
Your knight in shinning armour has arrived enjoy your Valentines Day with him

Tawny

Great poem and I am with Anna I don't think it is as big here as in the States mind you there are lots of people selling flowers on the roads today making a lot of money.

Hubby and I said no pressies this year it really is all too much although I didn't get any chocolate but I bought him some lollies hmmm.

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Give me some melt in your mouth chocolate
And you get me

Bad I know

Happy Valentines Day everyone

Have Fun
Helen

Virginia said...

Cute post Tawny, and I can remember those days in school. We would spend hours just decorating our shoe boxes to collect the Valentine in. In hopes of just getting that one special Valentine from a secret admirer, nope didn't happen here either.

Here's my poem, not to good at this but.

Roses are Red
Violets are Blue
If your not real good
I'll take Johnny from you

Yeah Right!

Virginia said...

Anna got the rooster
On the day of love
Now she'll get candy
From a white turtle dove.

Congrats on the rooster Anna, have fun with him.

Tawny said...

Whoa, Virginia... them's fighting words!!!!

Now I ask you, is Johnny stealing any way to celebrate Valentine's Day? Noooooo. No no no.

But... just in case, I'll be good *g* Real Good!!!

Tawny said...

Woot, Foanna!!! Congrats on the NISA in chicken form :-) I wonder how his feathers stand up to all that metal ;-)

So - is a slurpie the same thing there as it is here? Here it's a sweet icy drink *g*

Tawny said...

LOL, you in exchange for chocolate, huh? I love it!!! And that is very, very bad :-D

Helen, hubbie and I aren't doing pressies either. I think lollies are a fun gift, though!

Tawny said...

Anna got the rooster
On the day of love
Now she'll get candy
From a white turtle dove.


Bwaahaaahaaaaaa....

Fo's getting her goodies!!!

Tawny said...

Fo, I had to tell ya, I'm notorious for writing VD myself. And after a few years of touting Valentine's accolades and getting some pretty heated responses, I've come to realize that this day is about as welcome as the clap to some people *beg*

Janga said...

Roses do fade.
V. Day is looney.
But it’d be my fave day,
If it brought me George Clooney.

I’d keep him busy
From dusk until dawny.
If he grew tired,
I’d read ‘im scenes from Tawny.

Anna Campbell said...

Tawny, yeah, slurpies are icy drinks here too. Hard to get something to rhyme with purple! Hey, loving the poems, everyone, especially the ones praising the rooster!

But Janga, I think yours is my favorite so far!

Tawny said...

Oh yeah, baby!!! Janga that rocks :-)

Now I'm imagining George Clooney starring in a few of those scenes. Even better, the idea that the scenes would, well, un-tire him LOLOL

Whew, is it getting warmer? Love it!!!

Tawny said...

Fo, do you think thats why the original poem we're all massacring so horribly claims the violets are blue instead of purple? A lack of rhyming availability?

And who knew, Slurpie's are world-wide :-) My daughter will be thrilled to know, since they are her favorite food in existence. And yes, she does claim they are food.

PinkPeony said...

Hey Tawny!
We were sent home with a ditto copy (remember the smell of the ditto machine?) list of our classmates names. Our teacher would tape pink or white lunch sacks with our names on them along the chalkboard tray and we were to drop our cards for our classmates into the bags. I didn't want to give the mushy ones to the boys so I sent neutral V-day greetings. I'll never forget this one boy in our class...he didn't bother with names on the envelope. He just wrote "boy" or "girl" on his envelopes and dropped them in the lunch bags. Happy V-day!
My husband hinted that I would be getting a watermelon. Anna...a little coq au vin for V-day dinner?

Tawny said...

ROFLMAO Pink- boy or girl? Oh so in keeping with the spirit of the holiday *g*

And really -a watermelon??? Am I missing something?

PinkPeony said...

(Sighing heavily) One year, he tried to send me a Honey Baked Ham via Fed Ex from NJ but Fed Ex refused it. So he ended up sending me a can of Deviled Ham sandwich spread instead and had lunch delivered for my entire office. I still have the can of deviled ham. He's just weird but a keeper. Beats the ex-b.f. who used to send flowers the day AFTER V-day. He wanted to make sure I really looked forward to them. (Yes, he's going to be a character in a story)

Tawny said...

*g* That is so cute and so sweet!!! I am giggling like crazy over the ham story, and can't wait to hear what happens with the watermelon now :-)

Gotta love a guy with a sense of humor, huh?

I'm with you on the day-after flowers. I hope you give it to him good in the book ;-)

Maureen said...

Snow is white
Our shovel is broken
Valentine's Day is here
I'm getting some rock salt, I'm hoping.

Kirsten said...
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Virginia C said...

I'd give you the last piece of chocolate from my favorite candy box.

I'd darn all the holes in your holeyest socks.

I'd even hug your mother...and tell her I love her!

Don't think you can leave me...or ever deceive me!

You're programmed into my heart like a navigation system.

When my heart beats, it's you in its rhythm : )

Laney4 said...

I hope you don't mind me "putting my own spin" on your original poem, Tawny!

Roses are red,
As is some wine.
I love Johnny Depp
And think he’s divine.

I think I should drink
Some wine as a toast.
Here’s to my Johnny;
I think he’s “the most!”

Some might say
He’s a hunk of burnin’ love,
But I must say
He’s a gift from God above!

(Personally, I would insert “George Clooney” instead of Johnny Depp, but then, that’s just me -- and Janga!)

Happy Valentine’s Day, Tawny!

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

I truly hated Valentine's day as a child. Always expectations, always disappointment. I like it a lot better now.

Okay, poetry is not my forte, no form of writing is but just for you Tawny I will give it a shot.

Hooray, hooray, all give a cheer,
Valentine's day is finally here,
What's this I see, (I feel a tear),
The chocolate I got was icky I fear.

Anna Sugden said...

I see Valentine's Day has brought out the poet in you all! Great poems so far!

We're like the Aussies, Tawny - it wasn't that big over here. We never got classmates Valentine's. I don't even remember as a child getting Valentine's except when we lived in the US for a while. Now, it's getting bigger, but still not the thing it is over there.

Okay, cheesy poem time

Red roses are boring
You've no hope of scoring
If you give them to me
I'll say, now way, honey!

Daisies, tulips and mums
Now we're more than chums ;)
But if you want nookie
You'll get rid of that chookie!

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Lest we forget my labors of last year, here is a cheesy poem for y'all.

http://hrdwrkdmom.com/Banditas/Valentine/valentine.html

Charlotte said...

Roses are red
Violets are blie
I looked up and I saw you!

Best I cna come with.

Morning Glow from Novel Addiction said...

I'm still waiting on a sexy vampire hunk (Or Gerard Butler.. maybe him as a sexy vampire hunt?!) to come sweep me off my feet. Though, frankly, he better friggin' hurry!

Alright, I'm up for the challenge, let's see what I can come up with here...

Blood is red
Bruises are blue
Bite me, vampire..
And I'll bite you, too!

Okay, it's not really sappy, but I'm in a vampire-y mood, so it's the best I can do. Though, maybe, to a vampire, that is the ultimate sappy verse.

Heh, so much for trying!
Morning Glow

Minna said...

Here in Finland Valentine’s day has a slightly different meaning. Here it’s called “Day of a Friend".

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Chocolate is sweet
and so are you!

http://www.offthemark.com/valentine/valentine.htm

Karyn Gerrard AKA~Drew said...

Roses may be red,
Violets may be blue,

My Heart was a desert,
Until I met you,

So your no Clive Owen,
What man really is,

But I rather live and love
with my smexy teacher whiz.

~dedicated to hubby...28+ years, baby!

jo robertson said...

Darling post, Tawny. Doesn't Valentine's Day bring lots of potential disasters and disappointments? I asked Dr. Big what he gave me for V-Day. He says, "I'm still thinking about it."

Sigh.

Here goes:

Pansies are blue and grass is green

And nary a cupidity heart can be seen

Just give me a fellow who's fond of house cleaning

And I'll think about Clooney and do all the dreaming.

limecello said...

lol I'm always up for calling it VDay, Anna- which is close enough.
Tawny, lol, I don't think I can top that! Although Helen and Virginia have some clever ones - and getting into it with you ;)

Happy VDay, everyone! And also, today is the Chinese/Lunar New Year. Extra celebration! Yay!

PJ said...

It's that special time of year
To hear from sweethearts far and near

Flowers, chocolates and kisses galore
Will any arrive at my door?

Alas, for me, no hunk with sweets
Just sweet doggie kisses exchanged for treats!

PJ said...

Hey Anna, keep the GR away from bows and arrows. He might think he's Cupid and start shooting!

Cassondra said...

V-day is here
They say we'll get snow
Having a cold
On Valentine's Blows

PJ said...

((((Cassondra))))

Cassondra said...

We never do anything for V-day as a rule, but my favorite V-day present ever was my Kahr K-9, wrapped up in a chocolate box. (That's a handgun, for you who don't know) I'd wanted it for a long time, so I was excited. It's a good story. I'll tell it sometime here on the blog.

So Tawny, your hubby is not the only one who wants firearms for V-day--and every other holiday. (grin) (Uh...that would be my husband who wants weapons EVERY holiday--sometimes I want something else)

I hadn't asked for the firearm for that day, and wasn't expecting it. I'd just wanted it for about four years and he used that occasion to wrap it up and make it special.

Cassondra said...

Whoa, Virginia C, that's pretty good!

And cheesy. (grin)

Cassondra said...

PJ Said:
((((Cassondra))))

Thanks, PJ! I am actually better today. I think I've turned the corner. Interesting to me that yesterday was probably one of my worst days. And then BAM I'm a lot better today.

Steve, however, is a day behind me and feeling awful today.

Joan said...

Fun post Tawny!

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

Godiva
Hershey
See's
Whitman's
Russell Stover

:-)

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

Okay, I revamped some Valentines for the Banditas and BB's, take a peek. There is even a Bandita original.

http://hrdwrkdmom.com/Banditas/Valentine2010/valentine2010.html

Anna Campbell said...

Jen, he saw your post and now he's hiding under the bed and I can't get him out! Coq au vin indeed!

Whooooo, those poems are great. Love yours, Virginia!

Anna Campbell said...

VA, laughed at nookie and chookie rhyming! Genius!

Dianna, just re-read your Valentine. It's so lovely. Thank you!

Anna Campbell said...

Dianna, I love your new Valentine! On behalf of the Banditas, THANK YOU! Love all the cutesie critters.

Anna Campbell said...

Oh, and happy Chinese New Year, everyone!

Cassondra said...

Dianna said:

Okay, I revamped some Valentines for the Banditas and BB's, take a peek. There is even a Bandita original.

http://hrdwrkdmom.com/Banditas/Valentine2010/valentine2010


Dianna those are adorable! You are so good at that stuff.

MsHellion said...

Roses are red
My love's balls are blue,
I wish he were here,
so we could screw.

Cassondra said...

Oh, and Dianna, I just re-read last year's. Loved all the photos to go with the poetry. (grin) Bare-chested Hugh, wooohoo!

PJ said...

Dianna, those are wonderful! You are so talented!

Tawny said...

*snort* Rock salt, Maureen?

Now that's pure cheesy romance!!! Gotta love it.

I do hope you get your shovel fixed soon though ;-)

Tawny said...

Hang on, have to go google Hugh Dancy... Oooh, he's a cutie!!!

Definitely worthy of his very own Valentine's poem, Kirsten :-) And I have to say, you're much better at poetry than I am LOL. Love it!

Tawny said...

*g* Virgina, the last piece of candy? Darned socks? LOLOL Now that IS love!!!

Great poem!! Nav system indeed (still chuckling)

Tawny said...

Wow, Laney!! Your spin rocks :-)

And hey, you go ahead and substitute George in there. While you and Janga stay occupied with him, I'll keep Johnny all to myself *g*

Donna MacMeans said...

LOl - These poems are GREAT! Loving them.

I must say - it's a good day to be an American if Valentine's Day isn't celebrated with all the hoops and whistles. In the midst of all this snow and cold, I NEED this day of celebration. I remember all those kid's valentines - and the making of "mailboxes" to receive them. So many of our mothers must have shopped at the same stores as my box was always filled with a lot of duplicates. Can't say I was disappointed with the haul. I just enjoyed the lollypops and candies attached to the cards. Hey - you can complain when opening the cards meant less time in math!

Okay - here's my poem. See if you can guess what my sweeties gave me for Valentine's Day (grin)

Roses are red
Cherries are ripe
and decorate the corset
I'll be wearing tonight!

Tawny said...

:-D Dianna thank you!!! That was a cute, especially the tear part ;-)

I hear you on the disappointments, they do pile up over the years :-P

Tawny said...

Anna, I don't think it was necessarily a good thing, those little Valentine's parties in school :-) I'm sorta eh on them LOL.


Now... your poem is nothing to eh about!!! Pure genius *g* I love it!!! No nookie for a cookie :-D OMG tooooo fun!

Cathy P said...

Tawny, I love this contest. What a great thought to give a contest for!

Roses are red
Violets are colorful
If you aren't my valentine
I'll hold my breath till my face turns purple

Terri Garey said...

Hi, everyone! Happy Valentine's Day! Hope everyone's doing well.

Bad Valentine's Day poetry, hm? Ok, here goes:

I don't need roses, cards or candy;
What you've got in those jeans is just fine and dandy!

Take off your shirt and sit down for a spell;
No need to worry, I won't kiss and tell!

Pecs made of steel and abs of stone;
No need to spend Valentine's Day alone!

Oh wait, it's a dream? Dang, that's not fair;
The scent of love and chocolate led me straight to the lair!

No Johnny, no George, no hunks to be seen?
I'll go back to sleep, and continue to dream.

Anna Campbell said...

Terri, you're brilliant!

Laurie said...

Outside it's horribly windy and cold
Blowing heaps of snow all over the roads
So I'm staying inside right next to my honey
Until winter is over, days warm and sunny
My hubby isn’t romantic and doesn’t bring flowers
But I don’t mind, he puts up with my book towers
So for this V-day, I’m happy with my man pick
He cooks (and in between sports) we’ll watch a chick flick :D

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Suzanne Welsh said...

Hey Tawny, Happy Valentine's Day to you too, or as we say in Obstetrics, Happy VD! hehehehe

Well, I got to deliver a little baby girl about 3 am today... :) :)

Guess what her parents named her?

Valentine?
Valerie?

Nope....

Scarlet. Isn't that great?

Suzanne Welsh said...

Girls are sweet
Boys are rude
Let's all read books
about people getting nude.

:)

Joan said...

LOL Suz!

Pat Cochran said...

Hi Tawny and all,

Congratulations, Anna!

1.This Valentine's Day,
A day so touchy-feely,
My only question:
Where is my Seeley??


2. Roses, chocolates
Traditionally given,
Forget that! Where's Booth??

3. Roses are red,
Liver is yucky,
Somehow or another,
Someone's gonna get lucky!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Pat Cochran

Louisa Cornell said...

You are all cracking me up! Too funny!

Speaking of cracked ! Good on you, La Campbell, for getting the most famous crackpot of all, the GR, to visit your for Valentine's Day. Did he bring you any flowers, candy? Eggs? Anything?

Let me see.

Roses are red,
Even in snow flurries
All of my sweeties
Are short, fat and furry !!

Nancy said...

Anna, congrats on the rooster!

Tawny, what a fun post! I was in a store with the boy last week and spotted Transformers valentines, something he once would have grabbed, on a shelf. Aware he was past that stage, far past it, I pointed them out to him. He kind of smiled and said, "Yeah, I remember" and moved on.

Now Valentine's Day is about his girlfriend.

Nancy said...

Dianna, your valentines are fabulous! Very cute.

Nancy said...

Suz wrote: Girls are sweet
Boys are rude
Let's all read books
about people getting nude.

LOL! You just got right down to it, didn't you? *g*

Tawny said...

OMG Dianna!!! That is just so... wow... incredible :-)

You are so talented, I love the valentines!!! Thanks :-)

and lol on the lion... hey, thats how my hair looks right now *G*

Tawny said...

:-D Charlotte, that's a fun one!!

Anna Campbell said...

Pat, I'll swap you a chook for a Booth? Deal?

Louisa, you know the chook ALWAYS turns up empty handed. Not even an egg from his last girlfriend!

Tawny said...

Nice ode to the Vamp, Morning Glow!

What it misses in sappiness it definitely makes up in dark vampirey intensity *g*

Tawny said...

Minna, Day of a Friend is a lovely celebration!!! I think that'd get a lot more traction and a lot less hot-button stress action than Valentines gets!

Cutely sweet poem, too! Anything with chocolate works for me *g*

Tawny said...

AWWWWWWWWW, Drew, that's just so sweet!!! What a darling dedication!

I hope you read it to your hubby :-)

Tawny said...

I have to share really quick after all this Valentines eh-ness, I feel kinda bad. My hubster is in classes all weekend so I didn't think much of today, knowing he wouldn't be here till late. I got up, hung out with the kidlet, answered emails and blog posts, spent at least an hour or so in the back of the house. Then, much later I went out to the kitchen and found a vase with a dozen roses waiting for me.

It had to be killing him with all that lag time wondering if I'd found them or why I hadn't called to say something *g*

Tawny said...

LOL Jo - I loooooove the idea of a man cleaning. Oh boy, is that sexy or what???

And men are just so romantic, huh? Did Dr. Big ever finish thinking about it?

PinkPeony said...

Cassondra...I love it. A gun wrapped in a box of chocolates! Love the poems! Nookie chookie. :)

Tawny said...

Lime it is Chinese NY,isn't it? I'd almost forgot :-)

I hope you have a fab-o day of multi-celebrating going on!!!

Tawny said...

Awww, PJ, doggie kisses are so wondermously awesome!!!

I just spent the afternoon decorating valentines cookies with a 10 and 4 yo, the dogs went nuts aftewrard. They couldn't decide if they wanted to lick the sugar sprinkles from the floor or the blobs of icing off the kids :-D

Just love the pups!!! And so often, they are easier to take care of than hunks ;-)

Tawny said...

Big healing hugs, Cassondra :-( I hope your cold goes away FAST!!!!

Linda Henderson said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I want me some lovin'
From George Clooney too.

And if he should happen
To come by my way
I'll give him sweet kisses
To brighten his day.

But if he's a no show
As he sometimes can be
I'll make do with Johnny
Tawny's man from Paree


If poetry is your thing
I'll be sure to give a try
But you'll have to make allowances
For the words that go awry
I'll try my best to please you
Though rhyming's not my job
I hope this Valentine's Day
Brings chocolates by the gob

Tawny said...

Oh man, I should have know. Cassondra, you and James have so much in common :-)

If I wrapped a gun in a chocolate box, he'd build a monument in my honor. Just as soon as he picked himself up off the floor from shock.

Hmm... we might need to talk. You could give me some fun ideas on what to get him that'd be a total surprise. It'd be fun to have a monument :-)

Tawny said...

LOLOL JoanieT.

I'm so with you, although I'd put See's at the top of the list. I do adore See's!!!

Joan said...

I do adore See's!!!

We can only buy it here in KY during the holidays.

Godiva, however, I've had delivered to my door :-)

Cassondra said...

Tawny said:

Hmm... we might need to talk. You could give me some fun ideas on what to get him that'd be a total surprise. It'd be fun to have a monument :-)

Absolutely. We'll talk. Steve even had the chocolate box shrink wrapped. (grin) He has a buddy who worked at a store where they shrink wrap gift baskets.

Tawny said...

Uh oh, chook under the bed? I hope you can get him out before he leaves a bunch of feathers behind, Foanna.

Tawny said...

Tea.

All over monitor.

OMG.

Ms. Hellion, OMGOMGOMGOMG ROFLMAO :-D

I love it. And will never see blue in the same way again :-D

Tawny said...

Oooooh, Donna!!! A cherry corset? Ooooh lala ;-) Very nice VDay gift (to quote Lime *g*)

Good point on the math in exchange for valentines time. Almost anything is worth enduring for less math time LOL

Hugs on all the snow and bleck though, I hope you have sunny skies soon!

Tawny said...

Cathy!!! Valentine threats ;-) AWESOME!!

Cassondra said...

Tawny said:

It had to be killing him with all that lag time wondering if I'd found them or why I hadn't called to say something *g*

AWWWW...poor guy. Give him something extra special when he gets home tonight. ;0)

Tawny said...

Terri!!!! My absolute favorite spooky gal :-)

You are so darned talented -what a fab poem!! I'd go back to sleep just to see what happened next ;-D

one6ylady said...
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one6ylady said...

Roses are red,
Clooney's a loser,
He slicks back his hair,
And drinks like a boozer.

Tawny, my dear, Tawny,
You can do so much better
You need someone brawny,
Who's a brainy go getter.

How's that for continuing the Clooney trand....

Kate Carlisle said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Tawny D!!!

I'd give the poetry a shot but my brain is fried. I just finished the last chapter of my third book. Whew. Woo hoo! Now must go read and fluff. It's due in a week. Yoiks!!

Did that rooster know what strange slurpinness he'd be in for when he signed onto this mission??? LOL

Lots of fun verse here today, but OMG, Terri Garey, your poem rocked!

one6ylady said...

oops, I hit the publish button before I was done...

One of my favorite valentines for a boyfriend who broke up with me the night before was:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you...

But the roses are rotten,
The violets are dead,
The sugar is lumpy,
And so is your head!

For the nice stuff,

Ten years ago on valentines day,
We met online, we had plenty to say.

We chatted for hours, our phone bills grew.
You were goofy yet sweet, after two years I knew.

You suprised me one morning and gave me a ring.
Then three years later we did our "I do" thing.

Now five years married, life just gets better.
It's hard to believe we've had 10 years together.

Written today by one6ylady(at)aol(dot)com

Just for the record, my hubby and I were introduced by a friend and chatten online for the first time on 2/12/2000, we got engaged 2/12/2002, we got married 2/12/2005, and we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary and 10 years together 2 days ago.

Terri Garey said...

Oh, you guys are funny! MsHellion, you are a bad girl, and I love that. :-)

Kate, I saw some great news about you today (yes, I know I'm probably way behind and everybody else already knew that you are now a MULTI NYTer)!

Ah, at least I get to say I knew you when...

I'm even more jealous about you finishing the current book, though... can you finish mine for me? Please???

Tawny said...

Laurie, awesome poem :-) A guy who puts up with book towers trumps flowers any day in my book!!!!

Tawny said...

Scarlet? Ohhh, thats sweet, romantic AND clever. Great name choice. That has to be so wonderful, welcoming those new babies, Suz :-)

Tawny said...

Girls are sweet
Boys are rude
Let's all read books
about people getting nude.


OMG ROFLMAO I loooooove it!!!

Tawny said...

Lucky indeed, Pat :-D And look at you, with not one but three fabulously cheesy poems!!! You're much better at this than I am.

Tawny said...

'short, fat and furry'

LOL Louisa!!! Those definitely add up to cuddly and sweet to me :-D

GREAT poetry!

Tawny said...

Awww, Nancy, isn't it tough when they move past that stage and into the more grown up world of boy/girl-dom?

But at least he had a good smile for the memory :-D

Tawny said...

Fo, did the rooster ever come out from under the bed? Did he make Valentines better in ANY way for you today?

Tawny said...

LOL Linda, I love love love the poem, but did you HAVE to remind me of that woman who really has dibs on my Johnny? ;-)

You can sure rock the verses!!!

Tawny said...

Shrink wrapped, even?

Wow, DeHo, that's one clever hubby!!!

We'll be talking ;-)

Tawny said...

One6Lady, wow! I'm not sure which I'm more taken with, your lovely love story or your fab poetry :-)

I'm giggling at the fat head line, but think the long distance love poem totally rocks them all!!

Tawny said...

Kate :-D Yay you on finishing. And even better for the reading and fluffing portions - you definitely work some magic in those pages!!! So excited about the next book... of course, I'm still excited about the current book since its sitting on my nightstand waiting ;-)

Anna Campbell said...

Tawny, sadly, the rooster did nothing but cry into his beer about the hen that got away (she of the egg he still clutches to his feathery bosom) so basically he wasn't a chook, he was a boar!

Lady_Graeye said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I hope I'm not too late!

Tawny said...

Awwww, Fo. Now I'm feeling blue for the bird :-( Maybe if I share my good chocolates with him? Oh wait, we don't know where he'll be next, do we.

Well I hope he perks up and is a lot more entertaining for whoever he visits next!!!

Tawny said...

Lady Graeye, it's never too late to share happy wishes :-)

I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day!

Christine Wells said...

Did someone say truffles???

Fun blog, Tawny! My dh spent VDay at the cricket and I spent it cleaning house. Ah, the Aussie male.

Llehn said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

XOXOOXOXOXO