Jacinda asked me to share with you a time-honored tradition in the Curtis household: Un-Romantic Valentines Day. Throw your man a super Un-Romantic V-Day and fall in love all over again!
The story is this: Early on in our relationship Carleton made it clear he thought it was a little unfair that men are expected to wow the ladies on Valentines Day AND anniversaries, while we all just sit back and wait to be showered with romance of a sort men don’t usually enjoy that much. I thought that was pretty reasonable, so we made a deal: On our anniversary he would plan something special for the two of us, and in exchange I would take on Valentines Day and plan something HE would think was fun. It’s worked out really well for us, I get super awesome anniversaries, and I have a lot of fun creating Valentines Day treats for Carleton. And the next day when they’re all broke from flowers and expensive dinners, his friends sometimes tell me how awesome I am, which I have to admit can kinda be the best part.
The pictures above are snippets from some Un-Romantic Valentines Days past. Find out what we did, and maybe spark an idea or two for your boy after the jump. And I am starting to run a little thin on ideas so if you can leave me some in the comments I’d be forever grateful!
Un-Romantic Valentines Day
1. The first year we were dating I took him to Pink’s Hot Dogs and we had guacamole bacon jumbo dogs. This was especially awesome because Pinks is an institution in LA and ALWAYS has a two-hour line… except on Valentines Day…the place was a ghost town. Oh, and at one point he rolled up all the car windows, locked the child lock, and farted. Ahh, love.
2. Shooting Range: Nothing says love like guns. (yes, that’s me in the pic)
3. Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles followed by Kat Williams comedy show. Let’s just say we were out of place. Not to mention I was 7 months pregnant and sitting next to a 350 pound man.
4. One year Carleton gave me a food processor. It was so awesome!
5. One year we watched Predator and I made ribs.
6. One year we went to Red Lobster thinking this was hilarious and un-romantic, but it turns out LOTS of people think Red Lobster is super-romantic and the place was packed. But a man sitting across from us had total plumber’s crack hanging out of his pants, which was disgusting and made our day.
Last year we had breakfast with my mom (HA) and went to a horror movie, I can’t remember what it was called.
One year we did absolutely nothing, which was awful and proved Jacinda’s husband Rick’s point that Un-Romantic Valentines Day actually IS romantic, about as romantic as it gets.
Guess what we’re doing this year?? wait for it…VISITING MY IN LAWS! But I think there’s a train museum in sacramento we might hit up. Or gold mining. Or indoor sky diving. I’ll let you know what we cook up…or drop me a hint or two in the comments!