Friday, February 12, 2010

Will You Be My Valentine?

Happy weekend from hell, everyone! Yes, it's the dreaded VD day extravaganza (VD Day -- trademarked term from Hank D. Ballenger, yes sir). Hank and I spent many a VD Day together, bemoaning the grossness of the holiday. My first Valentine from a boy (albeit a gay one who was toying with the idea of becoming a priest while listening to Berlin, oh yes, there were signs) was a balance beam. So I could practice my little tricks on a beam that was low to the ground and made of a wooden beam and duct tape. I did enjoy walking on it from time to time, but I was always too afraid to really do anything substantial. Just like in life, right?

So I send you all my best wishes for the weekend. Keep your chin up in face of all the red and pink. Be brave and eat all the chocolate you want. xox, Michelle

Michelle's Spell of the Day
Lucy van Pelt: [to Schroeder] Sometimes I don't think you realize that you could lose me. Are you sure you want to suffer the tortures of the memories of a lost love?
Lucy van Pelt: Do you know the tortures of the memories of a lost love?
[Schroeder stops playing the piano just as Lucy goes berserk, demolishing the piano over her next line]
Lucy van Pelt: It's awful! It will haunt you night and day! You'll wake up at night screaming! You can't eat! You can't sleep! You'll want to smash things! You'll hate yourself and the world and everybody in it! Awwwwww!
[sobs, then quite normally]
Lucy van Pelt: Are you sure you want to risk losing me?

Cocktail Hour
Drinking movie suggestion: Black Dynamite

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Chinese New Year -- It's the year of the Tiger!


Anonymous said...

Your summarization skills are as marvelous as ever, my dear. Your synopsis of the Peanuts strip is magnificent! Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!--Herman Northrup Frye

Scott said...


Glad to see I'm not the only one who calls it VD -Day. :)

Have a good weekend, Darlin'!

Lana Gramlich said...

I always wanted to punch Lucy in the face...

the walking man said...

so you are saying I should take the hand made French chocolates and give them to someone else?

Tim said...

Happy VD day Michelle! Hope your day is full of lots of love and romance and flowers and... ok that's just too much sickly sweetness to wish on anyone, so I just hope you have a great day with lots of chocolate and maybe a glass of one of your special recipes to compliment the flavor.

Anonymous said...

You betcha! From Alaska, With Love Sarah Palin