Harry Mason giveaway! Who’s up for a little ear porn? *TIME IS UP*

by Creative Junkie on February 9, 2011

This is a giveaway which means I yammer on for awhile because my brain and fingers are incontinent and then I give something away to one lucky reader. The prize and the rules are explained at the end of this post. If you’d like to enter the giveaway, simply answer the question I ask in the “nits & grits” section below by leaving a comment in this post. To leave a comment in this post, click HERE which will bring you to the comment section. Scroll down and fill in the required fields at the bottom of that page and click “Submit.” You’re done!

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When I emailed Harry about this giveaway a couple of weeks ago, I had just come inside after shoveling 43 feet of snow off half my driveway and the reason I shoveled only half my driveway was because my lips had frozen together with snotcicles and when my lips are frozen together with snotsicles, no one can hear me repeatedly scream WINTER CAN BITE ME while I bend over to moon God and if I can’t make a spectacle of myself in my own neighborhood with a soundtrack, what’s the point?

Harry emailed me back with something like Aloha Andrea, blah blah blah, having a wonderful time, blah blah blah, wish you were here, blah blah blah, giveaway is on, love Harry and he sent me this:

And then I deduced that he was in Hawaii because I ARE SMART. Then I waited for the condensation to evaporate off my glasses before I emailed him back with something like You suck, Harry, blah blah blah, it’s negative 842 degrees here, blah blah blah, my cervix is frozen shut, blah blah blah, I have to go outside and defrost my garage door with my hair dryer now, love Andy and I sent him this:

And then he sent me this, which sheds a little light on the slightly whackadoodle-ish personality of his website, don’t you think?

And then I called in a few favors and ordered 43 feet of snow to be air dropped on Hawaii within the hour but guess what happens when no one owes you favors? Absolutely nothing and you still wind up outside on your hands and knees in subzero windchill, defrosting your garage door with a stupid temperamental hair dryer and yelling OH MY GOD, DON’T STOP, all while your favorite San Francisco jewelry designer and his beautiful wife are on their hands and knees on some romantic, exotic island in the Pacific and probably also yelling OH MY GOD, DON’T STOP but for entirely different reasons.

If you’re new around here, you don’t know the love that I have for Harry Mason and his earspirals. If you’ve been around here for awhile, your eyes are probably glazing over and you’re lapsing into a coma as I type.

WAKEY WAKEY!

Bring on the ear porn!

I like to call this Eargasm of Hearts. I’m lobbying to get the word “eargasm” included in next year’s Oxford English Dictionary and by lobbying, I mean I’m thinking really hard about possibly Googling “how the hell do I lobby something” before I eat lunch.

How perfect are these for Valentine’s Day?

If you are not familiar with earspirals, they function exactly like earrings except instead of having a clasp or some other mechanism by which to secure them to your ears, you simply twist these suckers in, following the curve of the spiral.

You might be tempted to look in a mirror when you put these on so you can see what you’re doing and if you’re one of those people whose left remains left and whose right remains right when you’re looking in a mirror, then go you! I happen to be one of those people whose mirror takes all sense of direction and shoves it into a Cuisinart until I wind up saying stuff like No no no! Forward! Wait! I mean, backward. Left! Left! That’s right! I mean, wrong! That’s wrong! What the hell, Andy? OH MY GOD, JUST SHOOT ME ALREADY to my reflection. Kind of how Nate sounds when he’s backseat driving from the passenger seat.

Eargasms come in all shapes and sizes. I like to call these Big Giant Danglegasms but only because I can’t think of anything else to call them.

One of the great benefits of earspirals is that they don’t fall out of your ears like traditional earrings. This means that if you happen to be eating dinner at your favorite restaurant, your left spiral won’t accidentally and unbeknownst to you, plummet into your potato bisque where it will languish until you unwittingly slurp it up without chewing because your teeth were too busy eviscerating your fourth piece of bread, and three days later, you won’t go to the bathroom and look down and holler HOT DAMN, I JUST SHIT GOLD! WE’RE RICH! GET ME SOME GLOVES!

Or it could be one day later, depending on how much fiber you’re getting in your diet.

These are Harry’s new Mystical Magical earspirals or, as I like to call them, MINE ALL MINE KEEP YOUR GRUBBY LITTLE HANDS OFF OF THEM.

And then we have the threads …

And the ear fancys …

And lookie lookie! A little neck nookie! Pendants, otherwise known as neckgasms. Because why should ears have all the fun?

Up for grabs:

One person will win a $100 shopping spree to Harry Mason Designer Jewelry, at his online shop or at his Pier 39 store in San Francisco!

How nice would some earspirals be for Valentine’s Day? So much better than flowers or chocolate or lingerie. They won’t make you fat or give you diabetes, they won’t wilt and die and no one will expect you to have sex while wearing them. Unless you want to, of course.

While you’re browsing all the beautiful goodness at Harry’s shop, don’t forget to use his wishlist feature. Comes in very handy for those of us born with the attention span of a chihuahua whacked out on meth.

*** SWEET JESUS IN BIRKENSTOCKS, GUESS WHAT? ***

Harry is offering *everyone* who enters this giveaway a $25 shopping spree with any $50 purchase. Everyone wins! After the grand prize winner is announced Monday on this blog, everyone who entered can simply email Harry at harrymason@harrymason . com (delete any spaces, please!) and include a copy/paste of the comment you left in this post. Make sure you put “BIG O” in the subject line so he knows you’re not spam. Last I heard, spam doesn’t need any eargasms because it has no ears.


The nits and grits:

  • To enter, leave a comment in this post and tell me if/how you celebrate Valentine’s Day. Do you go out for dinner? Stay in and eat your weight in chocolate? Burn a sock puppet of your lover in effigy?
  • One entry per person, please. Your comment might go into moderation if I leave my computer for a bit but as soon as I’m done going potty, it will show up. I promise!
  • Anyone 18 or older can enter, even if you live in Timbuktu. You poor thing, you probably need a ‘gasm more than any of us, living way the hell out there.
  • The winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email so make sure you leave a valid email address. The shopping spree expires thirty days from winner notification and the winner must confirm notification within 48 hours or I’ll have to choose an alternate. UGH. Just typing that gives me hives.
  • If you have trouble setting limits **coughcoughlikemecoughcough** you can spend more than $100 and simply apply the $100 to your total due.
  • No entries after 5:00 p.m. eastern time on Sunday, February 13, 2011 because that’s when I’ll be busy making my sock puppet trying to make something for dinner out of Fruity Pebbles and an onion.
  • I’ll announce the winner on Monday, Valentine’s Day!

Good luck!

PS: Aloha from Harry

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Creative Junkie February 9, 2011 at 6:32 am

Just copping a squat at #1 because no one EVER wants to be the first to enter a giveaway because really, how many times is #1 chosen randomly as a winner?

I thought so. Oh, and I celebrate Valentine’s Day by eating anything that is not nailed down. Just like any other day.

So now feel free to go forth now and enter!

Good luck!

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Maggie Fornaciari February 10, 2011 at 1:10 am

Haven’t done anything for Valentine’s Day for years… guess we’re content knowing without a doubt who our valentine is, and not letting Hallmark make more money off us!

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Pam Alderson February 10, 2011 at 9:24 am

We haven’t really done anything in years for Valentines day. This year we’re in Yuma, Arizona and have friends flying in for a visit from Oregon. Will probably go out for dinner or drive to a “Date Farm” for a “Date Shake”. Other than Valentines Day I want to mention we rode our motorcycle to the RV Show in Quartzsite, Arizona a couple of weekends ago. I was so excited to find my favorite jewelry store there “Harry Mason’s”. I had to take a double look to make sure I was seeing it and not a mirage. Love your jewelry.

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Vera February 10, 2011 at 3:00 pm

This year I am off to work for 16hrs like last year. But last year I organized an ‘Everything Chocolate’ potluck and unfortunately not too many people participated. This year due to the lack of participation last year, I will sit at my desk with LOTS my own chocolate, not share, and feel good all day……and wonder which child will call first to wish me Happy Valentines.

Happy Valentine’s Day ……………

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Lil February 11, 2011 at 6:33 pm

We haven’t done anything in YEARS . . . we have been married for 35 years now. But who knows, he might surprise me . . . rightttt lol.

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Kellie February 9, 2011 at 7:44 am

We celebrate Valentine’s Day by doing nothing. That’s right, nothing! Maybe we should mix it up this year?

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Tracy Stone February 9, 2011 at 7:53 am

I’ve worked at a florist the last four years at Valentine’s (ValloWeen, as they call it), so we did pretty much nothing. I decided not to do that this year, so we’ll do nothing without me working at the florist. I have been hinting about an iPad, though…

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susan varney February 9, 2011 at 7:58 am

first we exchange gifts then we go out for dinner and maybe just maybe a little romance later
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Gintare February 9, 2011 at 8:03 am

probably i am going to show some love to myslef – treat myself with lots of chocolate. and that’s it. i absolutely love being single, but on valentines’ it sucks

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Paula
Twitter: frostedfingers
February 9, 2011 at 8:03 am

We don’t really celebrate vday. The kids make Valentines. I’m lucky if i get a card from my husband. We went out last Friday and said that was our Valentine’s date. :)
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Kris Steeley February 9, 2011 at 8:05 am

My hubby will bring home flowers for me and both my daughters. Otherwise, nada. (Compounded by the fact that I will be spending my V-day evening at the dance studio with my youngest daughter, chatting with all the other V-day deprived moms. :-) )

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Kelly February 9, 2011 at 8:17 am

Although we are recently engaged, we always have a “F” Valentines Day Party. This means we go to a local drinking establishment and make fun of anyone who seems so wrapped up in this ficticous holiday, designed to make every one feel horrible about themselves, if they aren’t paired up. Not that we don’t believe in love or are bitter and angry or anything…. Oh no writing this down makes us sounds like really awful people. Honestly we aren’t…..

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Chris Ridley February 9, 2011 at 8:19 am

We’ll probably do nothing because a. I live with Neanderthals, b. my birthday was a month ago and had to buy my own gift, and c. we just can’t think that far ahead!
BTW, Love, love, love the blog!

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Jana R. February 9, 2011 at 8:44 am

My sweet hubby is the romantic one. I am sure he will bring me flowers and then take me out for dinner. Me I usually forget the day until I see the flowers…..amazing he sticks around!

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Nancy February 9, 2011 at 9:06 am

We don’t usually do anything special for Valentine’s day, maybe we’ll eat dinner. Whoo Hoo! I would love a chance to win some of Harry’s goodies. I have two pairs of Harry’s lovelies and they are so lonely sitting in my lovingly organized jewelry box. And by that I mean the pile of tangled gold and silver sitting by my sink.

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*christine* February 9, 2011 at 9:14 am

The hubs bday is right around Vday so it’s a *big* weekend! Wink wink!!
We usually stay in and don’t feed in to the overpriced hype of the commercialism of Valentine’s Day.
New jewelry is always welcome!!

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Christine February 9, 2011 at 9:16 am

We’ll stay at home and have Valentine’s with our two kid’s. My husband still brings
home something very special for Valentine’s. It sure would be nice to win.

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Becky E February 9, 2011 at 9:27 am

We usually have a nice dinner at home with the kids or go out somewhere as a family. Our anniversary is the week after so we figure that we should include the kids on Valentine’s Day & we’ll have our own special day the next week. :)

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**Lisa** February 9, 2011 at 9:36 am

Plans for Valentine’s day began with hubby asking me if I wanted to go see Casablanca at the historically restored theater downtown…Hell No! BORING!! I then proceeded to tell him that I wanted to go see the new release, The Eagle, starring hottie patattie, Channing Tatum (yummy! ;)) I will suggest that we go get Chinese for dinner, head home fat and happy all the while talking about the 10 ways to Sunday that we’re going to “do it” only to fall asleep in each other’s arms because the kids are still awake…that’s love!

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Ms. Liz February 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

He buys chocolate covered strawberries for me and our 3 girls ~ And I’ll cook him a decent dinner, for a change!

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Beth February 9, 2011 at 9:44 am

Well, my husband is taking my daughter to a father/daughter dance (how sweet is that?) and my son and I are going to Friendly’s for dinner.

Not romantic, maybe, but completely sweet and maybe, just maybe, hubby and I will play a little kissy face after the kids go to bed . . . !!

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Cara February 9, 2011 at 9:45 am

I made plans with my two best girlfriends to make dinner and then play the new Michael Jackson game on the Wii or get a hold of the Dirty Dancing workout DVD and give that a whirl all while drinking moderately priced champagne. The evening will be chock full of shenanigans and of course “no boys allowed.” I’m totally stoked.

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Cindy February 9, 2011 at 9:52 am

Monday night is family night at our house, so this year, I’ll spend Valentine’s with all the people I love. :D

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Lisa @ljenator February 9, 2011 at 9:54 am

Haha.. Valentines day… Let’s see… This year, it’s on Monday, which means we’ll probably throw those little heart candies at each other between running from baseball practice to softball practice. It might be the 12:01am on 15th before we get to the nookie.. But all is fair in love and… kids.. right?
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KellyV89 February 9, 2011 at 9:55 am

My husband and I celebrate Valentines Day by going out to dinner and a movie that weekend. We don’t go on the actual day because we’re too cheap to order from the “special menu” all the restaurants seem to adopt as a way to sucker their customers into paying more. In the morning I usually leave a little something on the breakfast table for my kids who I’ve been harassing all week to get their Valentines Day cards done. That morning I also may or may not be skirting the edge of sanity because I may or may not have stayed up way toooo late making treats for their classroom parties. No, I’m not a procrastinator, why do you ask?

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Virginia February 9, 2011 at 9:58 am

We don’t do anything special – but maybe this year we should – go out for dinner or something. I do know that I love Harry Mason –

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Sandy Rahlfs February 9, 2011 at 9:58 am

Well, this is my first year without a job at Valentine’s Day. :( But, I am going to make cookies for my honey and our daughter. It isn’t all about what you buy for someone it is the spending of time with the ones u love! That being said, all those earrings are really neat and pretty! Love ‘em!

Sandy

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Kim (Plapple) February 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

I never really loved Valentine’s Day until 2009. I never in my entire (37 year old) life ever even once had a boyfriend on V-Day. I celebrated it with my sister, because for as long as I can remember, the girl has LOVED V-Day. So I would buy her cute pink things, things with hearts. And then I would long for a man. *sigh*

But in 2009, I had a boyfriend for the very first time in my life. Did I mention I was 37 years old?? Just making sure. Anyhoo, that year the fam decided we would all spend the weekend in Red River, NM in a cabin. The man and I decided we would leave a day earlier than the rest of the gang, and spend the night in Taos. Neither of us had ever been, so we were excited! The next morning, we got up and did some sightseeing. We walked across the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (look it up; VERY cool!) and it was not only like nearly 0 degrees, it was also EXTREMELY windy. The bridge was shaking. So we hurried back across and got back into the warm car. Then we headed back into town to do a little shopping on the plaza. I went into the shop, and the man stayed in the car. When I got back to the car, he was standing with the driver’s side door open. I quickly walked around him, turned off the car, and said “Let’s get chocolate!!” (I mean, there was a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory right across the plaza and I could SMELL it! YUMMMM!) Then he said “No!! I had it all planned out and you messed it up!” Then he put the keys back in the car and turned on the radio. It started playing “Speed of Sound” by Coldplay, our favorite band. Then he pulled a letter out of his pocket for me to read. As I was reading, I got very distracted by his pulling a red box out of his pocket. Then he proposed!! I, of course, said YES!!!!!!

So now Valentine’s Day is very special to me. I became engaged on the very first V-Day that I even had a boyfriend in my ENTIRE (37 year old!) life! So now we celebrate not only our love, but the start of our new life together. <3

Unfortunately this year I'm working on Valentine's Day, then leaving town the next day. But we'll do something special, even if it's the following weekend. :) :) :)

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heather February 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

I will get the kids each a small box of chocolate and a card, and hope my DH does SOMETHING!

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Mara February 9, 2011 at 10:02 am

We will likely go out to dinner in the days before Valentine’s day because we so can’t stand the trillions of people pushing and waiting on that day.
We would rather park our butts on the couch while they freeze theirs off waiting for a table in the IN restaurant and enjoy a quiet dinner another day.

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Alicia February 9, 2011 at 10:02 am

Balloons and chocolates for the kids, and flowers for me. We are so pathetic when it comes to Valentine’s Day. I never get my husband anything. I mean, what do you get a GUY for Valentine’s Day? We don’t go out to eat or cook a special meal at home. We really don’t do anything romantic. Like I said, totally pathetic.

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JenZu February 9, 2011 at 10:11 am

Since Valentine’s Day is a Monday…We will probably go to our local Mexican restaurant. He’ll wear a white shirt which means he’ll dribble salsa on it. I’ll laugh and choke on on my margarita. Fun will be had by all! Upon arriving home, maybe some brownchickenbrowncow or the always great reading(me) and sleeping(him) on the couch.
Now if we celebrate this weekend, well, that’s another story…

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Chris February 9, 2011 at 10:14 am

DH and I are going away for a night this weekend for a romantic dinner and stay at a hotel without children. Looking forward to some quiet time with my honey!

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melissa February 9, 2011 at 10:14 am

We would celebrate by staying in and having a nice home cooked dinner. But may have to tell him to bugger off so i can see what the heck you are posting ( you are to funny).

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Esther February 9, 2011 at 10:14 am

Lately we have been going out for dinner but since hubby usually forgets to make a reservation, it is at a place we settle for, not necessarily a wonderful place. I really don’t care when I don’t have to cook.

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Jessica H February 9, 2011 at 10:21 am

Usually don’t do much for the day, dinner out somewhere and then home to watch a movie in comfy clothes. Pretty boring, but new bling would make me feel hot in my comfy clothes :0)

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Heather February 9, 2011 at 10:26 am

DH and I don’t usually do anything special for Valentine’s Day, but I try to get a little something for the kids – maybe chocolate or make-up or a game.

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gina civey February 9, 2011 at 10:36 am

we don’t do much – my DH isn’t the most romantic dude in the world
so i buy myself chocolate and remind myself that i love me!

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Sarah February 9, 2011 at 10:39 am

I’ll be making and burning a sock puppet with you Andy!

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sue February 9, 2011 at 10:41 am

We don’t do much but I make sure to take Ds to the dollar store to buy daddy the special something from him. He wants to buy daddy legos this year, since that is what every daddy wants. I want ear spirals, and those are not at the dollar store, so heres hoping.

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carolyn
Twitter: CarolynRva
February 9, 2011 at 10:41 am

Valentine’s Day? I don’t think my husband knows what that is. So I usually go out and buy the biggest f’ing box of candy, eat the whole thing while everybody is gone and stuff the evidence in the trash can outside, because I’m the only one who knows where that is located (because, obviously, I am the only person who takes the trash out. And knows how to put the toilet paper on the toilet paper holder.)

Sigh. I might get two boxes this year now.

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Rachel February 9, 2011 at 10:51 am

We have a 4 year old and I’m big and pregnant. I think if I make dinner that alone will be a major celebration.
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Kristy Harrison February 9, 2011 at 11:03 am

My husband is a Police Officer so he will be working on Valentines Day so we probably wont do anything this year but he always remembers the day and at least gets me a card & flowers. I plan on fixing his favorite dinner on his day off Valentines week and making it a special night because he works so hard to take care of our family. I would love to have some beautiful ear porn to wear that night…. he would love the name if nothing else!

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sandy February 9, 2011 at 11:03 am

20 inches of snow today – lovin that pic
we make dinner at home

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Jennifer L.
Twitter: wjcolion
February 9, 2011 at 11:10 am

I’m planning to make and decorate cookies with my older son (3yrs), we’ll get little boxes of chocolate for everyone, and DH will probably make a special dinner. Then we’ll put the boys to bed early and sit on the couch watching Netflix and eating cookies and chocolate to our hearts’ content.

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ReganJ February 9, 2011 at 11:38 am

Valentines….hmmm…there is a Valentines??? Um…apparently I don’t do anything because for the most part I don’t even notice the holiday. Even now that I am married…other than it being an excuse to make hubby buy Godiva chocolate for me!!!

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nicóle (be your own star mantra cuff) February 9, 2011 at 12:01 pm

My husband is on the other side of the planet at the moment so our Valentine’s Day celebration will be some what of a virtual one that will in no way shape or form include naked body parts and web cams.

I will however devour a lot of candy! Namely Good and Plenty and chocolate!

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Debbie Lemon February 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm

This year we are going wine and chocolate tasting at some local vineyards! I cannot wait we don’t have to take the kids with us!!!! I am also sending a wishlist to the hubby with these earrings hopfully I will get a pair!

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stacey@Havoc&Mayhem February 9, 2011 at 12:22 pm

We don’t do anything for Valentine’s Day. If it is on a weekend & the males are in town & there are flowers for sale in their line of sight, they buy me some. But that is it.

Havoc wants to pierce his ears. Does Harry have ninja earrings? What about battle axes?
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Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity
Twitter: BabyRocasMama
February 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Well this is most certainly NOT a giveaway for a Wacoal bra, but now I am drooling over these ear spirals. Damn you, Andy!

How do I celebrate Valentine’s Day? Well, depending on funds & how hubby has acted in the days prior to V-Day, we can run the gamut of a nice dinner to me sticking pins in the secret voodoo doll I have of him. And depending on my level of intense feelings for him that day, there may or may not be a higher concentration of pins in the gonadal area of said voodoo doll.
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Kristi Blackstone February 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I WOULD be celebrating Valentine’s Day however I’m single which sucks! However, my best friend is being induced the morning of Valentine’s Day so I should be at the hospital waiting for my goddaughter!

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Kelly K.
Twitter: ktk502
February 9, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I celebrate by doing something nice for my Mom and Daughter.

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Marilyn Wons February 9, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I am going to rent a DVD (not sure which one yet) and watch it with my husband. We will enjoy take-out food with the show in our den!

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Janis
Twitter: Taylor
February 9, 2011 at 1:29 pm

We are doing whatever we would normally do on a Monday night. I know this because I asked my boyfriend if we were going to celebrate and he pointed out that we recently bought a house. Apparently having a roof over our heads now makes observance of all holidays and birthdays unnecessary. (It should have been a clue when we didn’t celebrate Christmas. Silly me.)

Side note: Harry Mason earrings totall rock. I once had a pair that I bought at the Coconut Grove Art Festival and wore them for years. Love that they’re impossible to lose while wearing.

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Lynnette Cuff February 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I don’t currently celebrate with a signifigant other because I don’t have one. :) This year I’m going to a anti-Valentine’s celebration with some other singles. I do love Valentine’s day when I’m with someone but haven’t been for a few years!

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kristin/kwr221
Twitter: kwr221
February 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Normally, I would say that I celebrate by getting the kids something red to wear, chocolate for everyone (because HELLO! you can’t celebrate V Day without chocolate) and a nice dinner out with just my husband. And maybe a little token of our affection.

But things aren’t going so well for me romantically right now, so I will probably get chocolate for everyone and not expect anything else.

Since I will probably not be receiving any sweet tokens of affection, it would really orck to win these earrings!

I’m drooling over so many.

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ticee February 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I celebrate Valentine’s with my 4 boys. I make them heart shaped pink pancakes for breakfast, then send them to school. I’m also room mom for 2 of them, so I will be in their school, doing the valentine parties. Then we will come home, read all the valentines, then go deliver a few of our own (chocolate covered pretzels, strawberries and cinnamon bears) to cousins. Then we will have a valentine dinner, with different pink and red foods. Then off to bed with them, while I wait for my husband to come home from work. I bought new red satin sheets to surprise him, so we will break those in for a perfect ending to Valentine’s Day.

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Kelly (simplekelly) February 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

This is my first year with my boyfriend….I’m not sure what we will do. I don’t love this holiday so I don’t care if it’s not celebrated! I tried telling him that….but he thinks it’s a trap, hahahaha!

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perumbula February 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

oooh pretty! We’re going to a dance this Friday and then on V-Day I’m making a triple chocolate cheesecake for my family. :)
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LauraBadora February 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

DH and I will be spending Valentine’s Day at a local arcade! It has a full bar so I guess that makes it a little more adult. We’re dorks! <3

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JennieMc February 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Valentine’s Day will be known as “Monday” here. I might make a little something extra fancy – like cut the crusts off the pbj’s, but it’s nothing special to the husband. The wee one’s get a bit of candy and a card – and that’s about it. My husband doesn’t “get” Valentine’s Day (his words!) so he does . . . nothing. After 14 years, I’ve taken his lead. He’ll get nothing either. In all sense of the word.

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Harriett February 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm

We usually just exchange cards, and have a special dinner. This year, one of our friends has planned a dinner for a group of us at a nice restaurant, so I won’t have to plan or cook the special meal! Great earrings!

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Tyra February 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Ohhhh…. I can totally use some eargasms! That would be the only ‘gasm type of anything happing around here lol I am celebrating my first V day with out a significant other, yes, *celebrating* lol I have gone back to school, taken a motorcycle class AND got my motorcycle license, among other things in the almost year I have been single. This year, I celebrate ME! :)

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Christine
Twitter: Tina12312
February 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

My husband was deployed for 6 months and is back now so we’ll be going out to a nice romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day.

Because of your blog, I own two pairs of Harry’s goodness and love them very much! It is always a fun time getting them in and out of my ears because my mirror is like yours! :) Would love to win this – thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!

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Tyra February 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Ohhhh…. I can totally use some eargasms! That would be the only ‘gasm type of anything happing around here lol I am celebrating my first V day with out a significant other, yes, *celebrating* lol I have gone back to school, taken a motorcycle class AND got my motorcycle license, among other things in the almost year I have been single. This year, I celebrate ME! :)

BTW, Harry, thank you for being so generous with Andy’s viewers! We all love ya!

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Sam February 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

This Valentine’s Day, I imagine will be an eventful one. My boyfriend and I met around this time last year, so perhaps we’ll take a nature walk like we did when we first met.

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Debbie Rinaldi
Twitter: tnrina
February 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm

We don’t celebrate VD. We don’t like each other and are only still married for the cat

But I will tweet on and follow y’all

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nicole February 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm

My husband is sending me to the spa for Valentines Day and then we are going to go eat Japenese afterwards.

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Mary Ann February 9, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Valentine’s Day is another holiday in which retailers have another excuse to suck our wallets dry… After my anniversary, husband’s birthday, Christmas, then my birthday, there is nothing left but to buy the kids a couple of inexpensive toys, each other a bag of chocolate and call it good. And that is how I celebrate Valentine’s Day…

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Denise Harvell February 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

We usually keep our grandkids so our daughter and son in law can have a romantic evening! After 33 years of marriage, we can romance anytime!!

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Shannon Baas February 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I go out for dinner.

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Scraps
Twitter: scrapsoflife
February 9, 2011 at 3:59 pm

We keep things fairly low-key for Valentine’s–usually just exchanging cards and small gifts after supper in (overly crowded restaurants and harried waitstaff not being our idea of romantic).

And my poor little ear drum is being medicated right now because it had to go and get sick, so if there’s any justice in the universe I should totally win this because everyone knows you dress up when you feel icky so you psych yourself into feeling better. My ear needs some psyching out, I tell ya.
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216amyc
Twitter: amy91774
February 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

We usually go out for dinner if our finances allow us or sometimes I make us homemade Fettuccine Alfredo (my fiance’s favorite!) instead.

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Vicki February 9, 2011 at 4:32 pm

We celebrate Valentine’s Day at home. By “we” I mean “I” cook dinner and “I” clean up after dinner. I will be making my wonderful husband candy and baking cupcakes for our 2 boys.

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Heather @ nobody-but-yourself
Twitter: MissusSmith
February 9, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Back in our Wild and Crazy and Somewhat Misspent Youth, Hubby and I decided to throw our cares to the wind, drive down from East Bumble, NH to Boston and hop a plane to Vegas to do V Day right. I packed lingerie. I shaved my legs. I was prepared.

And then? Not 48 hours before we were driving on down to Boston and hopping on that plane? I got sick. Majorly sick. Like Worst Cold/Sinus Infection/Ear Infection/Pneumonia/OMG How am I Even Still Alive When I Haven’t Been Able to Breathe For Days sick.

We decided we’d go to Vegas anyhow, what with having already bought those nonrefundable plane tickets. I got a bag full of drugs for my various chock-full-o-mucus body parts (skull, ears, nose, throat, lungs…) and we figured what the hey? If one is going to be sick, one might as well be sick someplace where the temperature doesn’t have a minus sign in front of it and where one can get room service and free beverages.

After one of the most miserable plane rides I’ve ever lived through (think Oceanic Air Flight 815 levels of badness), we arrived in Vegas. VEGAS BABY! I was so out of my mind from drugs and fever that it all had a surreal quality to it. I wound up buying a $Areyoueffingkidding me two dose mini-bottle of Nyquil, chugging it and passing out in the hotel room. Hubby went and played poker for the duration of my passing-out-ness. I woke up sometime around 4am, disoriented and freaked out that Hubby wasn’t back, and immediately lurched out of bed and downstairs to the casino to try to find him (um, this was in the pre-cell phone days, so I couldn’t just call him and text him repeatedly). I found him and he promptly sent me back up to bed. By the time I’d reached him in the poker room, I was blubbering (which: great for all that mucus stuffing up my head!) and incoherently mumbling about being worried he’d been kidnapped and had his kidneys harvested. At least that’s the way Hubby tells it. Let’s not forget the bedhead, pillow lines etched into my face and dried drool and I don’t want to think about what else that was also all over the front of me.

I finally started feeling human by the second to last day of our trip. I spent the majority of the trip in a stupor, sleeping in the tackily themed hotel room and watching Hubby put away plate after plate of food that I hadn’t the slightest interest in trying to eat at the various buffets around town.

The weirdest part? And not just a drug-induced hallucination, either – SO MANY women walking around the casinos and streets and everywhere in full-on bridal regalia. Seriously. That would’ve been weird and hilarious if I’d been in my right mind, but in my sick and delusional state, it was all very Hunter S. Thompson-ish. LOL

So, yeah, that’s what happens when *we* try to “do Valentine’s Day right” – hence, why we do NOT really attempt to do much for Valentine’s Day now. That was back in the early 90s; I don’t think we’ve done much more than maybe dinner out at the most and more typically, just a card and a smooch. (In other words? I don’t necessarily even bother shaving my legs for VD anymore…… ;-) )
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LissaL
Twitter: LissaL
February 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I absolutely loved your post, laughed my arse off. We pick up fresh, baked bagels and the whole family enjoys. This also prevents my hubby from getting me chocolate covered cherries (which I hate)
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Melissa February 9, 2011 at 5:09 pm

We usually go out to eat (not fancy, just a token ‘hey, we’re out of the house” place, then we do a little extra-crazy monkey dancin’. TMI?? Hey; you asked!! ;->

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niki February 9, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I haven’t a clue what we will be doing for Valentines day this year! Probably just hang out at home. I just realized this morning I should probably start thinking about what I should get him!

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Maria February 9, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I’m a single Mom so I’ll just be spending Valentine’s Day with my kiddos. I’ve already bought them each their favorite candy and a few books. Quiet night here.

Thank you!

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ShanB February 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I used to get taken out for valentine’s day, and spoiled. Then I had a kid now I get treated to him offering to do the dishes for me after I already loaded half of them in the dishwasher….

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Kiara February 9, 2011 at 6:40 pm

We exchange gifts on Valentines Day.
austma7@aol.com

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Anne Taylor February 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm

…nothing

we do nothing

…an eargasm sounds good right about now! ;-)

thanks

nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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Sarah February 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm

I’m hoping I’ll be shopping for more ear spirals!

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Cindy W. February 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Well the past couple of years (since my divorce) I haven’t celebrated but this year I bought tickets for a comedy show for ME!! All for ME!! I don’t have to share because I am single. That also means I can go out to eat anywhere I want before I go to the show. I am meeting friends there so that means I will be laughing my butt off for Valentine’s Day.

Hope I win, I know I could sure use a BIG O!

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Shana Nichols February 9, 2011 at 8:21 pm

I love this jewelry line. Have four sets of earrings.. Would love to make it five…

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danielle h February 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm

making dinner for my hubby then going to watch a movie and take it easy :)

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Laura F. February 9, 2011 at 9:08 pm

This year we will be celebrating by going to my dd’s 5th grade open house. Nothing says romance quite like an elementary school!

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dysfunctional mom February 9, 2011 at 9:55 pm

We do whatever…dinner at home, dinner out, quick trip to St Augustine….this year, our church is doing a Valentine’s Day dinner where we will be served by the Youth (one of which is my kid) so that should be fun. I get to order her around and she has to *gasp* actually listen!

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hepworth February 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I’m gonna eat a cake by myself.

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Sarah Kelly February 9, 2011 at 10:47 pm

We tried doing a date night for Valentune’s a few years ago and it was a disaster. So we’re much more low key and normally stay home. We might go out on another night if we have a sitter.

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Dee Thompson February 9, 2011 at 11:11 pm

I try to ignore valentines day [or VD as I think of it], but I can’t. My mother insists on making me celebrate and each of my children gets a gift. I usually get something, too, like the year she gave me an expensive gold chain and said “Here, I know no man is ever going to buy you nice jewelry, so I thought I’d batter do it.” Gee, thanks. Why don’t you just tattoo a big L on my forehead?!? / I ask for Godiva chocolates every year. I usually settle for a whitman’s sampler…
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Vicky H. February 9, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I don’t really celebrate V-Day. I *do* acknowledge it by playing “Happy Valentine’s Day” by Outkast on repeat on my media player since I love the beat and, well, it fits. Otherwise, it’s just another normal day.

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breeoxd February 9, 2011 at 11:49 pm

I celebrate my V day spending the whole day glaring at co workers that get jewelery cards and flowers while fretting over buying a card for my boyfriend rahter than making one since my guy swears it’s a constitutional right to ignore this forced holiday, and then I just say screw it all and buy the largest fowlers box i can and then binging on it in some dark corner of the pharmac ( my work) . It’s not as bad as it sounds- i really like the coconut ones :)

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Becky February 10, 2011 at 12:09 am

We will be jetting off to Paris in our Learjet for a romantic dinner, followed by a stroll along the Siene, followed by a kiss atop the Eiffel Tower. You know, the usual Valentines Day celebration.

OR

Maybe we’ll just eat at Frank the Pizza King followed by a DVR viewing of “Untold Stories of the ER”. We will laugh at the improbable things people do to land themselves in the ER and at some point in the evening he will no doubt burp or pass a bit of gas: either of which is always accompanied by a Little Boy Giggle, which makes him look like he is 9 years old. We laugh together.

(Next time you could send Harry a photo of two feet of snow.jpg)

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Janice February 10, 2011 at 12:14 am

Our anniversary is the day before Valentine’s Day (mainly because we can’t remember the exact day, but it’s somewhere in February), so we try and make it big. Usually cooking something delicious together because we’re both big foodies, and then just cuddling and a movie!

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Leah Sheatsley February 10, 2011 at 12:14 am

I don’t like Valentine’s Day for a number of reasons. So, I usually try to make the best of the day by planning an event with friends, or doing something non-valentine related.

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Denise February 10, 2011 at 12:18 am

My husband doesn’t usually celebrate Valentines Day as says he loves me everyday, but I live in hope that maybe one day I will get a rose or some chocolate. I love him anyway!

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murphyjones February 10, 2011 at 12:18 am

Valentine’s Day plans include me working all day, hubby working all day…rush home to get kids from daycare, if we are lucky we will all sit down to a family dinner. Usually our plans include trying to get out to a movie and dinner alone without children, but not this year.
I’ll be lucky to even get a card from kids or hubby. Earrings would be a welcome change.

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Lauren Vaterlaus February 10, 2011 at 12:20 am

This year I have NO CLUE what I’m going to do… I’m sort of dating two guys so we’ll see how that goes ha ha ha.

But this year I’d REALLY love to go to the huge pillow fight by Embarcadero because that sounds like a lot of fun. But who knows :).

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Sean February 10, 2011 at 12:20 am

I love Harry Mason earrings for my girl :) (actually already got her two pairs for Valentines Day. Shhh don’t tell. I hope she doesn’t see this ;) )
We’ll probably grab some dinner and then relax watching a movie. Hey I dunno maybe we’ll mix it up and go do something unexpected? Anyway, I enjoyed the article, Happy Valentines Day!

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Diana February 10, 2011 at 12:22 am

You mean Singles Awareness Day, right?? ;) Because that’s what I plan on doing. Enjoying my single life with some girlfriends and wine!

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Lorna H February 10, 2011 at 12:25 am

In the beginning of our marriage we did the flowers and candy thing, then dinner, but about 15 years ago my husband had a mild heart attack around Valentines Days, needless to say it never was the same, that stuff didn’t matter. Being with him was all that counted.This year we’ll be married 25 years and together for 28. Christmas Eve he had a massive heart attack. I almost lost him for the second time. So all the candy, flowers ,fancy dinners, mean nothing. All I’m gonna do is love my husband with my whole heart and pray everyday that we have enough Valentines Days to last forever!

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Frances February 10, 2011 at 12:25 am

Valentines will be spent at home. My boyfriend will buy an amazingly perfect card that fits our strange but loving relationship like a glove. We will eat in, watch something on the boob tube and play with our 2 yr old son before he crashes for the night. Just another day in paradise. :)

Just feel lucky to have someone to love. :)

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Marylou M February 10, 2011 at 12:27 am

My husband buys me one (just one!) HUGE, drippy, delicious chocolate covered strawberry to devour!! They are oh, so good!! And oh, so calorie-loaded! But on Valentine’s Day……who cares!!

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