Wednesday, February 6

Will you be your Valentine?


Reuters reports that millions buy Valentine gifts for themselves. Rather than feel lonely and unloved on February 14, 8 million Americans admit to sending themselves gifts, according to a new survey. The article continues shattering illusions about the romantic nature of the day by pointing out that a telephone poll of a 1,000 Americans found rampant discrepancies between the gifts women would like to receive and what men are buying them. Editorial note: It doesn't mention any figures regarding unfulfilled male expectations. The article does point out that 6 million people have broken up on Valentine's Day (there was no citation of survey methodology here either).

All that aside, I have been fantasizing about gifts I might give myself: that Nelson Sunflower Clock I've wanted for the past three years would make an awfully sweet present.


I've also been thinking about a note I may like to read. It wouldn't be too sappy, just some simple thoughts on all of my appreciation of me. What would you give you? You have a week to decide.

4 comments:

highdesertsultan said...

i have a guitar coming in ups this week from seattles craigslist, guess i need to buck up for kdub, or just giver her a fiver, pat her on the ass and say "go get yourself somethin nice babe". I'm sure she'll like that.

Yeah...that's what i'm gonna do

style detective said...

guitar, nice! though the plan for your beloved sounds like tomfoolery...

Amy said...

I love that clock however I will probably buy myself a massage or something else that relaxes me....

jamie said...

Fascinating statistics. Love your clock Cass. I'd have to go with this faux bois mirror from West Elm:

http://www.westelm.com/online/store/KeywordSearchCmd?storeId=17001&langId=-1&catalogId=17002&firstIndex=1&lastIndex=8&keyword=faux+bois&x=0&y=0