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

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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487 thoughts on “Harry Mason giveaway! Who’s up for a little ear porn? *TIME IS UP*”

  1. Creative Junkie

    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!

    1. Maggie Fornaciari

      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!

      1. 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.

    2. 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 ……………

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

  2. 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…

  3. 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

  4. 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. πŸ™‚

  5. 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. πŸ™‚ )

  6. 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…..

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!!

  11. 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.

  12. 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. πŸ™‚

  13. 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!

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

  15. 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 . . . !!

  16. 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.

  17. Monday night is family night at our house, so this year, I’ll spend Valentine’s with all the people I love. πŸ˜€

  18. 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?

  19. 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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  21. 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 —

  22. Well, this is my first year without a job at Valentine’s Day. πŸ™ 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

  23. 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. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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…

  27. 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!

  28. 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).

  29. 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.

  30. 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)

  31. 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.

  32. 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!

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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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  37. 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.

  38. 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!!!

  39. 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!

  40. 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!

  41. 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?

  42. 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.

  43. Kristi Blackstone

    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!

  44. 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!

  45. 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.

  46. I don’t currently celebrate with a signifigant other because I don’t have one. πŸ™‚ 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!

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. Kelly (simplekelly)

    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!

  50. 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

  51. 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.

  52. 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!

  53. 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! πŸ™‚

  54. 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! πŸ™‚ Would love to win this – thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway!

  55. 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! πŸ™‚

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

  56. 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.

  57. 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

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

  59. 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…

  60. 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!!

  61. 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.

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

  63. 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.

  64. 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…… πŸ˜‰ )

  65. 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)

  66. 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!! ;->

  67. 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!

  68. 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!

  69. 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….

  70. …nothing

    we do nothing

    …an eargasm sounds good right about now! πŸ˜‰

    thanks

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  71. 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!

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

  73. 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!

  74. 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.

  75. 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…

  76. 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.

  77. 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 πŸ™‚

  78. 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)

  79. 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!

  80. 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.

  81. 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!

  82. 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.

  83. 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 :).

  84. I love Harry Mason earrings for my girl πŸ™‚ (actually already got her two pairs for Valentines Day. Shhh don’t tell. I hope she doesn’t see this πŸ˜‰ )
    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!

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

  86. 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!

  87. 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. πŸ™‚

    Just feel lucky to have someone to love. πŸ™‚

  88. 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!!

  89. Hey, Happy Love Day to all! It’s about to appear again – love is in the air…I left my heart in San Francisco…no, really guys!!! Ever since my dad took me on work days (which meant skipping out on school), then the first boyfriend…up til, freeze frame – this year…walking across the Golden Gate, shopping in Chinatown, strolling the piers, visitng with the awesome street performers on the wharf. OOhhhhhhhhhhhh – the sourdough bread, can’t leave town without it! Most important part – we are there to seek high visibility with the locales and frickin’ tourists – Union Street, cable cars, Market Street, out for a sail, Lombard, Coit Tower, riding our three day bus pass away. It’s party time – you see, it’s our anniversary so a natural for our love fest day 2/14. We would be no where else. If you happen to be as fortunate as us, don’t forget the best of the west – truly, really – no hamming it, when on the wharf do as we do – stop in to see the great new earrings! I usually get a surprise pair from my hubby! So many years later and I am still surprised! High time I get a new jewelry box to fit them all in (I’ve outgrown my other one) – thanks Harry and crew! Love the sparklies! Here’s to our #8 =)

  90. Our favourite valentine’s activity is dinner out. What can I say, we love to have someone else cook for us and do the dishes. It also gives us the chance to get out of our daytime pyjamas, put on something fancy and look good! Speaking of looking good, Harry’s earrings are always a hit, someone will always comment on them. I love them, I treat myself to a new pair whenever I get to San Fran.

  91. First, I will spend it at work, trying to make THOUSANDS of dollars…not for me, unfortunately – for my boss! Then I’ll go home , watch a pre-recorded hockey game while I eat leftovers and something chocolate for dessert. V-day will be just like any other day, as it is every year…

  92. I keep hoping that maybe some year my husband will surprise me with something special but I’m not holding my breath. We usually go out for dinner. Sometimes with the kids sometimes without. Last year we went with another couple which was really fun.

  93. This year i am surprising my boyfriend at his work (i get the day off) and making his favorite cookies (white chocolate chip macadamia nut) and taking them to him. then joining him for lunch! the rest of valentines day is for him to plan and surprise me with!!

  94. I buy myself some good chocolate, and maybe give the kids cute cards. Maybe 5% of the time, my husband remembers and buys me flowers (if Home Depot hasn’t run out).

  95. I loved the intro to the invitation for the contest. What fun life is! We quietly celebrate Valentines Day with my Mom-in-Law. We are her caregivers. She is a very sweet lady. We always get her a corsage, a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates. We have blessed lives and love each other very much!

  96. My husband and I exchange meaningful cards, he usually buys a box of chocolates
    to share, and we spend the evening calling our children and extended family to tell
    them how much we love and care for them.

    I love the eargasms, and a friend and I are planning a field trip to Pier 39 to fulfill
    our fantasies at Harry Mason!

  97. Sharon "Harvest Festival Fanatic"

    For my husband, Andy & I, EVERY DAY is Valentine’s Day! I know, we are such “lovey dovey saps” after 35 years of marriage, but why help Hallmark’s stock surge with one day’s show of affection when you can purchase thoughtful gifts (like Harry’s ear wraps, dangles, & cuffs) which are GREATLY appreciated any day of the year! Hope you all are good to your Special Valentine !!

  98. I’m celebrating Valentine’s Day by going to school! First day of class at my college. But my boyfriend is taking me out to dinner afterward at least! =D

  99. We usually don’t do a lot for v-day. A card and a small box of candy (not too big and not too tiny). Maybe a dinner out. This year we are doing something different, a dinner cruise on a small yacht. I hope the weather cooperates. We live on the gulf coast (in between Houston and Galveston). Right now it is cold and windy.
    But would love to go on a shopping spree! (wink, wink)

  100. It varies from year to year, but since my husband normally does the cooking I usually cook. Except for last year. I was cranky. So, he made me pasta with browned butter and mizithra cheese on it. We watched Lady and the Tramp, and of course did the Lady and the Tramp spaghetti kiss.

  101. What a wonderful post! Eargasm most definitely should be a word. The hell with Webster… it applies!

    Unless my life changes drastically in the next five days… I will spend it as I have the last 6 V-days. Wearing black and refusing to acknowledge publicly that what I really want is romance. Meanwhile, back at the ranch… I will fix a light pasta, have a bottle of wine (yes, I said bottle) and enjoy some sappy romantic DVD and shed tear or two… sniff-sniff

    Blah – blah – effingblah. πŸ™‚ Whatever… it’s just another day.

    C’mon… pick me!!! Give me an excuse to go back to San Francisco and visit the awesome staff at Harry Mason! Hey, come to think of it… my last fantastic date was in San Francisco and I did get to experience some incredible eargasms!!

  102. Our Valentine’s Day is usually low-key. Stay at home and watch a movie. Our anniversary is a couple weeks after Valentine’s Day so we like to save and make that our special time. I love Harry Mason ear spirals so maybe I’ll get lucky and I’ll be shopping for some new earrings this year!

  103. Well, this year I will spend Valentines Day on my own, because my hubby is flying off to your side of the world for a work conference (who the hell organised this thing?) So I’ll be in Sydney, Australia, sulking cause my darling hubby is so far away. I’m sure some of Harry’s lovely ‘eargasms’ would make up for it though πŸ™‚ We are going to Melbourne for the weekend after he gets back, so that will be our Valentines πŸ™‚

  104. last year a bunch of us ended up at an ihop in rhode island. hadn’t been to an ihop in years (maybe decades) and it was fun to have a group celebration of friends!

    this year, monday, hmmm, no plans yet – work and maybe a fun movie with some folks…

    enjoy!

  105. On Valentine’s Day evening I will be sitting in a stimulating Educational Psychology class, trying not to fall asleep as I count the minutes till class ends and I can meet my boyfriend for a few hours before exhaustion takes over and I fall asleep drooling on his shoulder.

    Hot, huh?

  106. I will celebrate valentine’s day this year spreading peace and love in Guatemala. Mission trip with my church. Love harry’s jewelry and I will miss my daily ear twisting. thanks for showing me new designs that I really want. Stay warm.

  107. Love Valentine’s Day! A chance to show those you love exactly how much you love them. Our celebrating is somewhat traditional…flowers, candy, cards and a night out for dinner. When times are good, jewelry is typically part of the celebration. In those years we also tend to travel to a quaint place and spend a night or two. Valentine’s Day is the BEST.

  108. My husband and I usually stay home because the restaurants are very crowded and expensive that day. We pick another day to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We like to celebrate love more than just one day a year!

  109. My best guess is that I will be working….trying to make up for about 6 snow days at home so far this month!! So…guessing I will be catching up. Of course, my daughter and I will have to celebrate with some delicious Dove dark chocolate!

  110. Ocassionally dinner out, but usually spend it at home…been married for 49 years and its nice just being together!!!!

  111. Marilyn Mittelstadt

    Since Valentine’s Day falls on Monday this year, we will be at a band rehearsal and then go out with some of the folks afterwards for a bite to eat. However, my husband is planning to cook a special dinner for me on Saturday evening, so that will be our Valentine celebration. He seldom buys me chocolate or flowers, but sometimes gets me a cute little stuffed bear for my collection.

  112. For valentines day my girlfriend and I started a tradition last year (our first year together) and we just stay at one of our dorms at St. Olaf and watch our movie and order pizza, and spend the night with each other. Nothing elaborate, but I can’t think of a better way to spend my night.

  113. Hubby & I exchange Valentines. Sometimes gifts, sometimes not.
    But my sister & I REALLY know how to celebrate Valentines Day. We make handmade, elaborate valentine’s cards with original poems or stories. My favorite one from her was “Pretend I bought you this, ” a whole booklet of my favorite things–like Harry Mason earrings, with the caption “pretend I bought you this.” It was adorable. Last year, I made her a book with the title “So you think you can survive the amazing project runway American dance race, ” all about our adventures on our favorite reality competitions. It was hilarious.

  114. Generally my boyfriend makes dinner and we share a bottle of wine and just spend the evening together, assuming we can find an evening neither of us has to work!

  115. Valentine’s day? I’m busy doing all the VDay events the online games I play tend to have. (To be fair, they usually start at least a week before the actual day, but you’ll find me still trying to complete the various quests.) Otherwise, since it’s a workday, I’ll be working as usual.

    …And waiting for chocolates to go on sale afterward, fuck yeah.

    Giveaway aside, that is one AWESOME snow sculpture.

  116. Love your ramblings!

    I have been in Harry’s shop in SF – many years ago – my mom bought herself and my sister (sis’s bday was coming up) ear spirals – – I have always regretted not buying myself a pair…..

    I LOVE Valentine’s Day! I always get wonderful cards, gift cards and trinkets from my 4 dogs, cat and turtle. I have a great hubs – – his Valentine gifts to me are always the latest techie gadget…

  117. Deborah Holden-Grogan

    This year my “Valentine’s Day” has to wait until the next weekend when my sweetheart comes for a visit. We’ll probably go to the Pier in San Francisco one day so I can buy a new pair of earrings at the Harry Mason store. This is my high school sweetheart who found me two years ago after being separated for 35 years. We’ll have a nice walk around the pier area, a romantic dinner, and then who knows what when we get home. It’ll be a great weekend, and I can’t wait for it to happen.

  118. I usually spend Valentines day going out to dinner with my sweetheart (hehe… heart) but this year we are going to stay in and make something delicious together! yay for good cooking!!! I work as a cook, so I am constantly making food for others, but I LOVE cooking things for my boyfriend!!!

    Major hearts for Harry Mason’s EARGASMS!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHA

  119. I live in Israel and I visited the Harry Mason’s store on pier 39 almost 2 and a half years ago.
    Accidently I scheduled a reserve duty day on Valentine!!!
    I’ll probably be busy all day long working on a project for the army.
    Fortunately, in the evening I’ll probably go dancing with friends, zouk lambada.

  120. Ok, it’s my first time posting (omg – a virgin post!!). Anyway, Valentine’s has never been a big day, but last year my wonderful dear I’d been seeing for 5 years proposed – it was a HUGE surprise and I, of course, had nothing for him. This year I’m prepared – I’m taking him out to his favorite spot for dinner and then when we get home I’ll give him the warm and wonderful evening he deserves in the new, slinky outfit I bought just for him. And of course I’ll be wearing my favorite Harry Mason earrings as they go so well with everything. Can’t wait!

  121. I’m a nice girlfriend and try to make Valentine’s Day just as nice for my boyfriend as he makes it for me. Since V-day is a Monday this year, and we’re college students with two classes on Monday, I’ll do the romancing in the morning (making my beloved raspberry Nutella and whipped cream crepes for breakfast), and at night (after I get ready with makeup he bought me for Valentine’s day) he’ll be whisking me to the fancy Japanese restaurant he took me to three years ago when we were in that awkward more than friends but not yet dating stage.
    Since we’re moving to the Bay Area in the fall I can finally take him to Harry’s Pier 39 store so I can get a bit of ear candy for next Valentine’s day πŸ™‚

  122. OK, I’ll bite. I could use some earrings that stay put since mine are always falling out. I have not, however, eaten one yet.

    Valentine’s Day… hmmm…. used to get flowers until the economy went ka-blewwy on us. OH! This year we’re going to a dinner where the kids are serving us! I almost forgot. πŸ™‚

    BTW, you’re hilarious.

  123. I have somehow managed to date guys in practically EVERY month BUT February…so I have typically spent “singles awareness day” eating a crap-ton of chocolate while male-bashing with my bff, watching The Notebook (or some other hopelessly romantic movie) and lamenting our sad, lonely fate. This year, however, my wonderful boyfriend and I are going out for a nice dinner and then back to the house, where i will don the lovely negligee that I ordered specially for this occasion. It will promptly be removed and we will enjoy the rest of the evening “exercising”

  124. Let’s see. We’ll probably eat at home, watch TV and he’ll maybe give me a card. No romance. The dogs will get the kisses and hugs I will get a peck when it’s bedtime. I will dream of winning the jewelry. I wish I would win something, I never win. Oh well some people have luck and others watch others who have it.

  125. I’m spending my VDay giving out some cards/candies to my friends, and then just spending the day pampering myself. (Well, in the times that I am not in class that is!) So I’ll be hanging out in comfy clothes, cooking myself my favorite foods and baking my favorite desserts, and marathonning my favorite movies/tv shows. I’ll probably also join in playing L4D2 with some friends, and maybe I’ll take advantage of the alone time to practice the new eyeshadow techniques I learned a few days ago!

  126. I love the new styles. I’m addicted and want it all!!!! I’ve been telling everybody about Harry Mason earrings. They’re unique and funky and just my style! Y’all look like you would be too!

  127. I normally spoil the kids rotten, and make some valentine desserts, with heart sugar cookies, and heart shaped Pancakes in the morning. I use cordial cherrie to mix in the redness to be a bit patriotic, and dress with red.
    I also use my Harry Mason Valentine earrings and my ring that has hearts on it.
    I love to have a collection of this designer jewelry, because we can have the holiday jewerly every month, starting from New years the Stars, and Valentines Day the Hearts. Then March I use the green stone or jade in my jewelry, for St Patricks day and so on.
    Then in the evening I shall go out and have dinner, in San Francisco and watch some jazz music where i can go see some free bands play.
    That is about it for my Valentines Day. Just because it is on a Monday this year, it maybe a short one. Happy Valentines day to you all out there.

  128. We usualy dress up in costumes and walk around the neighborhood in the dark to scare the little kids knocking on doors to beg for candy…oh wait, thats my other favorite holiday. Valentines…oh yeah, thats the day I dress up in a costume parade around our bedroom in the dark, and scare my husband when he turns on the light because I forgot to shave! Maybe this year we will go fancy, after a romantic trip to Wal-Mart (where I will buy a pink disposable razor for us to use later, ohh la la), I will prepare him a gourmet meal of bΓ’tonnets de poisson dipped in sauce tartare, and pommes de terre frites on the side. After all, nothing says I love you like smooth legs, fish sticks, and tater tots! (Maybe next year he’ll plan it.)

  129. I like to look for a little Valentine’s Day in each day. The small things my husband does mean so much to me – things like unloading the dishwasher each morning, helping my son with his math, laughing with me over the hecticness of our life – it all spells love. What will happen on the actual Valentine’s day? Still too early to tell but I’m sure it will be wonderful.

  130. I always make sure i am out of the house on vday (or singles awareness day as i like to call it). I am always unlucky on vday and without a guy so i normally go to a spa day or out with the girls!

  131. I celebrate by baking large amounts of sweets and/or eating my weight in chocolate. Either way there is a lot of sugar present. February has never been my month for love so it will probably be spent with my ladies discussing the year ahead’s potential conquests… ahem romance*

    Happy V Day People

  132. I’m actually not a huge V-day fan. I believe love should be celebrated everyday and not just once a year with a heart shaped box and something shiny. Not to sound horribly cynical. That being said, my love and I are planning to go to dinner at a nice restaurant. I got him a sweet (and sappy) card. We don’t need extra reasons to celebrate how much we love each other or how lucky we are, but, we’ll take em πŸ™‚

  133. Breanne Jacquart

    My husband works in the restaurant business so we never get to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th. We switch off making plans every other year, although not much has happened the past couple. The best was when he rented the honeymoon suite at a B&B the year we got married. So romantic, things have become slightly less over the past seven years. This is my year, I’m hoping for a stroke of sexy inspiration and really surprise him! Lol!

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  135. This year I am going to Pittsburgh for Valentine’s Day…..How romantic…actually, it is. I am going to see Bon Jovi in concert and take a little get away weekend! I hope he catches my undies when I toss them on stage!!!!!

  136. Ahh… Valentine’s Day

    I usually give and received cards on Valentine’s Day….But this year, I begged to go to the Pittsburgh Auto Show! Well, you know a girl and her horsepower… But secretly, I wish I could get something special, like roses sent to work or something sparkling…

  137. My husband is a Diabetic which means many of the traditional Valentine sweets are out in my house. This year, I wanted him to have something special to eat. So I ordered him two dozen sugar-free gourmet cookies. But I think everyone needs a little sin in their Saint Day, so I also ordered one of his favorite foods that are NOT on the regular Diabetic menus: Gourmet English Muffins. These uber-carb loaded goodies will be part of the breakfast I’m going to make for him when he wakes up on Valentine’s Day. He can splurge in the AM because I’m making my guy a great Steak Dinner with no baked potato. πŸ˜‰ They way to my guy’s heart is his stomach and he’s worth every minute in the kitchen.

  138. This year, my husband actually made reservations, so we could avoid driving around for hours on V-Day looking for any possible place that was still seating people, and then ending up at Wendy’s with a wife who is not very happy – and definitely not feeling very romantic. So this year – we are going to a fondue restaurant – where we can dip things in chocolate… oh wait… that’s later. πŸ˜‰

  139. Well this will be the first Valentine’s Day that I actually have a boyfriend! I’m expecting nothing more than making him dinner when he gets home from work and him bringing me some yummy things to eat with hopefully some purdy flowers. πŸ™‚

  140. Me and my BF will date inside a football stadium to celebrate not just the Heart’s day but also the recent win of my fave team AZKALS. I’ve never been a football fan until December 2010. We’ll hang out on the pitch watch the stars above while laying down beside each others’ arms.

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  141. I have always loved Valentine’s Day because there’s no pressure to do anything (like Christmas)! My husband and I just do a little somethin-somethin for each other – he’ll bring me flowers and a card and, for instance, this year, I’m giving him a book and a couple cool graphic tees and a card, and I always-always send each of our 7 grandchildren a card and sometimes a card+candy or small gift. I always send my daughter something(s) too and sometimes cards for the rest of our grown children, and I can’t leave out my best girlfriends! And sometimes I get something from the girlfriends too! I love gifting Valentines and don’t mind if I don’t get back–it’s just my thing! ?

  142. I love these earings, there so beautiful. They would make a great valentines gift to myself!!

  143. Generally, my husband and I do not do anything specifically for Valentine’s. We observe our daughter and her significant other do the celebrating. They are much younger, and far more cute. We try to keep the romance in our relationship year-round.

  144. To celebrate valentines day I buy my guy his favorite chocolate and a rose for every year we are together.

  145. Love them earspirals! Just ordered some last week!

    Valentine’s Day… well, we give the kiddos small presents and cards. Kids, of course, give their friends cards. As for me and hubby… with the rush of a typical weeknight… dinner, homework, carpool… it’ll probably be like any other day. Except I hope to make some “Love Drop Cookies”, a soft sugar cookie recipe off a valentine from my Grandma when I was a kid. Like I said, I hope… we’ll see if the business of shuttling kids around allows even that much!

  146. So boring, we do nothing but it would be wonderful to celebrate this year with a free $100 shopping spree at Harry’s house … fingers are crossed … hope to hear from you soon.
    Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone.

  147. So boring, we do nothing but it would be wonderful to celebrate this year with a free $100 shopping spree at Harry’s house … fingers are crossed … hope to hear from you soon. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone.

  148. Valentines Day is too commercialized for me to even think of it as a “holiday”. As you can probably deduce, I am single and have no significant other, and am damn happy that way too! Even when I was married though, we never celebrated Valentines Day. We both tried to show each other love and appreciation 24/7, yeah I know that sounds sappy but it’s true. Alas, no words of love here. I love your blog by the way, and if you still need 43 feet of snow, I’ll see what I can do for you, here in NY we have plenty to spare!!

  149. Our anniversary is around Valentine’s Day so which ever is closest to a weekend is what we celebrate. We generally hit a favorite restaurant and have a quiet, no child dinner and some good wine. Kinda boring but life tosses plenty of excitement our way every other day so it is nice to use the time to appreciate what we have. This will be our 19th Valentine’s Day this year. Can’t wait!

  150. We Celebrate Valentine’s Day every year… who doesn’t love, love?! This year we will go on a Valentine’s Wine Trail, then on to dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant followed by…. who knows what might pop up! Happy Valentine’s Day and remember to use your sunscreen. πŸ™‚

  151. Valentine’s Day? It’s mostly about the kids, anymore… I’m a crafter, so I’ll make cards for my hubby, kids & grandkids. Fun heart-shaped boxes of candy for all, and NO WAY will we try to go out for dinner! We might go out the day before or after, but won’t be fighting the crowds on the big day!

  152. In years past, I have done nothing on Valentine’s Day because it is so crazy that day. But, this year, I have a new love and we’ll just have to wait and see what happens!

  153. We usually celebrate VD <– lol! with a nice quiet family dinner and homemade cards and yummies, anything chocolate … but now we have a new addition to the family, a crazy Great Pyrenees puppy, and quiet has gone out the window! He loves the sound of his own voice. We'd go out to dinner, but most places are too crowded … LOVE the Eargasms and can't wait to pick out a pair later.

  154. We usually just exchange cards and hug. Hubby doesn’t do gifts much. My birthday is the week before – and as usual, all I got was a card. That’s OK however, we’re leaving for Jamaica next week. Imagine going from -10 to +85 weather! ! ! Now THAT’s a gift!!!

  155. My husband actually makes every day like a mini Valentine’s Day – but on February 14th he adds beautiful long-stemmed roses, a very loving, mushy card, a wonderful romantic dinner for two – and a night in each others arms thanking God for getting us together – this is both of our second marriage – and this year we are celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary! Who knew life could be so wonderful after 22 years of hell – LOL.

  156. I LOVE Harry Mason’s earrings!!! …celebrate valentine’s day? not really, I will be going to divorce class

  157. What do I do for Valentine’s day…..Is it SUPPOSED to be different from any other day? Should go something like: wake up too early to let dog go out, go to work too early because I have no life, go home too late (see above),make what ever I feel like for dinner and engulf same. Watch seasonal silly chick flick with handsome leading man of the like I will never meet and who is at least half my age. Feel like pedophile for lusting after leading man. Off to bed at way too early an hour because I can not stay up late anymore. And Just to be mean I want everyone back East to know that it has been as warm as 81 degrees out here in California in the last week….Yes, life has made me bitter and mean, but happy Valentines day to everyone any ways. BTW I LOVE the ear spirals. I have three pair already and NEED more.

  158. Since my B-day is 2/28, do not do anything on Valentine’s day. However, always celebrate my B-day w/either expensive jewelry, neat restaurant outing & play/movie, or special trips. This Feb going to see Diana Ross at DPAC (NC) after Cuban Revolution restaurant dining!! Love Cuban Revolution . . . great cuisine (blend of Spanish, Moorish, African, Caribbean cooking), music, and decor. Especially LOVE the yuca fries alioli (Tapa).

  159. I started “going out” with my now husband on Valentine’s Day, 1975! We are now empty-nesting, youngest got married this last summer. Looking forward to a nice, quiet romantic weekend. But all of our weekends are like that now!!! πŸ˜‰

    And I love Harry Mason jewelry!

  160. We hate Valentines day, for one reason. We don’t know where the kitchen is in our house, so we eat out 360 days of the year. Only times we don’t eat out is when some of our family members take pity on us and bring us some frozen lasagna (yum…) OR on V-day. We go out on a Monday night thinking we’ll get right into one of our normal haunts, but there’s a line. Next place the parking lots full. Did we miss something? Today is Monday? Then it clicks in our heads that its V-day and we have to hit Taco Bell, wait two hours for a table, or God Forbid look for that elusive kitchen and figure out how to use that stove thing.

    SO our plans will most like involve Cheesy Gorditas and Nachos BellGrande =(

  161. We celebrate Valentine’s day quietly, by just having dinner as usual. We might go out to eat, but Valentine’s day is too crowded, so we will go later in the week.

  162. We will treat ourselves to some of Amy’s Ice Creams amazing chocolate covered strawberries and cook a meal in. Last year my husband (who never cooks) actually made the meal for us, so it was a real treat for me. This year we will share the love with our 10-month-old son.

  163. Will curl up with my love, after dinner at home, and watch something on the boob tube. Nothing is better than just being together. Enjoy you sunshine Harry!!

  164. We, like many married couples of 32 years, realize that love is the best Valentine we can give each other. As long as we are togehter, no matter what we do or where we are, is a special day for us.

  165. Will curl up with my love, afte a special dinner, and watch something on the TV. Nothing is more special than being with the one that you love!

  166. Valentines Day has turned into me giving my 3 boys gifts and my husband giving the 3 girls gifts….It would really be great to get myself some new jewlery. Besides I think Valentines day is great to share with the people I love the most, my 6 children and my great husband. Happy V-Day to all.

  167. I celebrate typically by going out to dinner. My bday is a few days before (11th) so if I’m lucky and go somewhere tropical for my bday, I can escape the vday cold as well and have my chocolates melt in the sun. Normally this would bring me to tears because no one likes wasted chocolate, but if it was melting due to a tropical vacation, I’d just sip my umbrella drink and be all right. πŸ™‚

  168. Love, love your blog and love even more the screw winter picture. That made me laugh so hard I nearly fell off my chair. Ear spirals never fall out??? Do I have a story for you! One Valentine’s weekend about 5 years ago my husband and I went to the cape for a relaxing weekend. (the cape is awesome in winter) We took a ferry to Nantucket and me not being such a good sailor stayed on deck throughout the trip across. This was February remember, howling winds, tossing ferries etc etc. Suddenly my husband pointed to a part of the deck past the railing and said, Jude, isn’t that your earring? And sure enough I grabbed both my ear lobes and one of the spirals was missing. Three guys including my husband leaned over the railing with scarves trying to rescue my spiral. But a gust of wind picked up that light-as-air object and flung it out to sea, no doubt to decorate the gill of a pirate fish. The wind was so strong it had twisted my earring right out of my ear!
    I sent the remaining earring to Harry with my tale of woe and he replaced the set. How awesome was that?
    I love these earrings. They are the best EVER!!!
    As for how we celebrate Valentine’s, we’ve been married for 35 years. Every day is Valentine’s I might snog him a little more on that day.

  169. I love these earrings, but never have broken down and actually bought some! I’m sure if you pick me, I’ll become seriously addicted. Now that I think about it, that might not be a good thing!
    As for Valentine’s Day, we usually exchange small gifts and cards and maybe go out for dinner. DH seriously screwed up over the weekend, so I’m not sure if I’ll get a good make-up gift or if he’ll decide he better not spend much, since I’m super pissed at him for the money he cost us.
    Thanks for the smiles and chuckles this morning. I really needed them!

  170. We make a nice dinner at home, exchange cards, even get cards from the dogs for each other. It is just a relaxing, enjoyable evening together. The best gift I get is every day that my hubby takes care of the dogs & puts up with all the fur in the house and tolerates my macaw who is often loud especially early in the am. Over the years we have had an assortment of fids (furry & feathered kids), often several at one time. Although he does love our fids I know if it were up to him he would prefer less responsiblity. Someone made the comment that my hubby must love animals as much as I do to which I responded that is it really me he loves so he loves the animals too.

  171. My Valentine brings me surprises all year long (for the past 23 years)!! So there is no pressure on Valentine’s Day!! I have to say that an eargasm would be a nice way to celebrate this year, as I have never had one before! My previous purchases have all been for my daughter and her ears!!

  172. My husband is not romantic at all….:( So we never do anything for Valentine’s Day…:( But i am dreaming about some very romantic night with dinner on candles and toooooo much love after…:) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ !!!

  173. Celebrting Valentine’s by going to see Englebert Humperdink in the Mesa Theatre. He’s been a longtime favorite singer of mine, even though there is a major age gap between us. Hubby saw the chance to buy tickets and that really shows his “love” for me! (he is not a fan as well) We’ll skip the chocolates, but enjoy a dinner out at our favorite restaurant as well.

  174. I don’t really do much for VDay. I will get a card for DH, and he BETTER get one for me. πŸ™‚ And we’ll probably spend the evening eating my son’s VDay candy that he got at daycare after he goes to bed. Let the good times roll….

  175. I fell in love with Harry’s earrings when I was in San Francisco back in 2004.
    My kids buy me earring for my birthday or Chrismas. My husband usually asks
    what do I want for Valentines and I tell him Harry of course. He gives me his
    credit card and tells me buy yourself something pretty!!! The hard part is choosing
    what I want.

  176. I have been married for almost 28 years, and the best way to celebrate Valentines Day is to have a nice romantic dinner with my sweet husband at home. I’ll make his favorite meal, PLUS strawberries with whipped cream for dessert. Of course, that’s not always at the dining room table. πŸ™‚ We get each other syrupy sweet cards and have a quiet evening. The best valentine’s day’s are when it falls on a weekend. Then we just keep the celebration going, and going, and …well, you know.

  177. Valentines Day?? First, you need to get me a ‘valentine’ so he can buy me a couple of pairs of these wonderful earrings. I get kinda funky from seeing all the loveisms (another new word!) and knowing that I won’t see anything. And because I don’t have my own ‘valentine’, having this shopping spree would be awesome; especially because I’m currently unemployed too. UGH!!

  178. Since it falls on a work holiday this year, I guess that’s cause for celebration right there. I’ll probably spend the day in search of a yellow rose, and a valentine…haha. But I’ll wear my ear spirals here in NY in case the ear porno police are on duty.

  179. V-day bah-hum bug. It’s a hallmark holiday. If you can’t celebrate LOVE everyday, why
    do it on a made up holiday. Prices go up on everything and the food and service are terrible I say forget Feburary 14th, celebrate everyday

  180. I am quite certain my husband will bring me flowers from the grocery store (again). However, he owes me BIG TIME since he just got back from 5 weeks in warm, sunny Florida and I got to stay home deal with our 13 chickens and the THIRD WORST BLIZZARD in Chicago. Believe me, he will be paying for it SOON.

  181. This Valentine’s Day will be a really special one and a first. Following a divorce 2 years ago from my husband of 39 years after discovering his affair with a former girlfriend from 40 years ago, I recently attended my highschool reunion 2000 miles away. Although I was noticed by a former classmate, I was not approached by him there. Instead, he waited two weeks and connected with me via Facebook with a question, “So I see you like countr music.” I responded and we began a chat, email, text message correspondence that developed into phone calls and hours of conversations through December. He came to visit my home for the Christmas holiday week and the magic happened. I have since visited him in St Louis and even got stranded for an additional 5 days due to the recent ice storm. He is now coming to my home again in California for the Valentine’s weekend, and we have wonderful plans of just spending time together, enjoying the fact we feel we’re each an answer to prayer for the other.
    I went through a very, very difficult time with my divorce situation, not only feeling so cheated on by the love of my life, but that I was too old to ever feel the butterflies and excitement of love again. My Cowboy has proven to me that love shows now age barriers and that the heart can indeed heal and be ready for a new life, even in our later years. One is never too old. πŸ˜‰

  182. Valentine’s Day will probably be a special dinner, a nice walk, and a movie at home with cuddle time πŸ™‚

  183. We both are working…So usually it’s some romantic dinner with candles at home…bath with champagne and chocolate…little gifts…night-)

  184. I completely agree with the not celebrating the weird little man in a diaper shooting arrows at people. I’m sure that’s a felony somewhere. However, as I love my husband madly after 18 years and I love my children madly for as long as they’ve been around, we just mark the occasion with a big hug and I love you. Add some belgian waffles to the mix and we are golden. After all, flowers die, I’m allergic to chocolate (collective gasp) and Hallmark has enough money, so why not mark the occasion with what it is actually for ? A celebration of love.
    While not a big jewellery person, through lack of money only, those earrings are beautiful. Unique, well made and definitely eargasm worthy. Does it come with a talking mirror to give directions ?

  185. My husband serves me breakfast in bed almost every day, so I don’t really expect much more on Valentines Day

  186. This year we will be going out to dinner and waiting for the special ring that my husband of 56 years has ordered for me, a beautiful 2 carat tanzanite, which is close enough to my birthstone to be considered one!
    From the day we were married long ago, he was my “knight in shining armor” and that has not changed thru all these years, (well, maybe a time or two, when i was mad at him for a short time!).
    He always gets me something special for my combo. birthday and valentines day which is 2-13- and 2-14., he is simply the greatest!

  187. V-Day is one of those days I lke to send cards to the ones I know will appreciate the thought. I love getting flowers and cards myself.

  188. What do I do for dinner on V-Day? Starting on Feb 13th I think about one particular, past boyfriends, a great guy – should have married him). His birthday, naturally, is Valentine’s Day! I was pretty much afraid of being married with all the nasty divorces happening. I REALLY screwed up! This was a WONDERFUL guy who seemed devoted to me. After I get through kicking my own ass, I usually settle in with a 70 lb box of candy (“For a Special Person”) and cozy up to a 65″ big screen and a funny movie. THen by about 1:00am my neighbor will say, “Hey! What are you doing here? That candy was for my wife! Go home you’re whining and crying is keeping us awake. And give us the key back!”

    Humph! Gratitude!
    Katie

  189. The hub and I aren’t big into the Valentine’s thing. We like to go out for a nice dinner, but we always go on Feb 13th or 15th to avoid the crowds and the “special” Valentine’s menu with the jacked up prices. We skip the flowers/cards/chocolates/tiny teddy bears.

  190. This year my husband deserves a medal since he agreed to go to a Sarah McLachlan concert with me! Not exactly Neil Young, which is his favorite! He’s going to make dinner reservations and beyond that, I am just content to be with him. We’ve been married 27 years, most of which were good, but the last year we have faced a few struggles. We’ve managed to work through them and realized that together is exactly where we want to be. We renewed our vows this spring – complete with new custom designed wedding rings that contain our birthstones and the birthstones of both of our boys (now young men), and each day I wake up knowing that I am one of the luckiest women on the earth. I would love a new pair of Harry Mason bling to go with my new ring (I have two pair of ear fancies and I now really want some threads and anything I can get my hands on!)

  191. Me and my family perfer to call it Single Awareness Day. So don’t throw your love in other peoples faces.

  192. For the great VD some friends and I (including those annoying couples) throw a Bloody Valentine Party. One can dress up as they choose, I like a pippy longstocking goes librarian look. And there is punch, and Micheal Jackson, and many foods that create pounds. Whiskey is usually involved as well. You are welcome to come. Cheers!

  193. We will be celebrating with our three year old granddaughter so her Mom and Dad can go out to dinner alone. Ari is making valentines for everyone and having a ball doing so.

  194. It’s my anniversary! It’s a nice dinner, card exchange, a couple, ‘remember when…’, and that’s about it. It’s nice to be old enough not to get worked up with expectations over this holiday. πŸ˜‰

  195. Hmmm, I haven’t celebrated V-day on anything nearing a romantic level in years. It seems that I am perputually single around this “glorious-romantic-sweetheart-couples-based-throw-it-in-your-face” holiday. Personally I’d rather vomit. I much preferred the days of my youth in which your classmates would give you silly little Valentine’s cards and you knew exactly where you stood with them. Your friends write you little happy notes telling you how awesome you are. Then you would get the cards where the kids either didn’t know or didn’t care who you were and would just sign their name. And the best part was when boys in all their childish honesty would tell you that you are ugly and stupid. Oh for a relationship that was as simple and straight forward as those Valentines. Now however in our adult wisdom we have been too messed up by growing up in this world to ever think to be honest with another romantic interest. Rah rah V-day…

  196. My husband and I rarely have set plans for Valentine’s Day. Rarely…as in I can’t remember the last time but that’s okay. We’ll have a date later in the month when we celebrate the 16th anniversary of our first date. I hope for an original poem sometime this month.
    This week, I am making oodles of Valentines with my kids for their Valentines parties on Friday and Monday. Oodles=40+ per child. We’ve got our own factory going on.

  197. Celebrate Valentine’s Day? What’s that? I’m a single old disabled veteran lady with two cats who have never once given me anything for Valentine’s Day (but I haven’t given them anything either so…), or any other holiday ( do ya feel sorry for me yet? No? Well it was worth a try.). Actually I live in Tucson and I make jewelry as a hobby. Every year we have the international Gem and Mineral Show with all kinds of gems, jewelry, and supplies, etc. from around the world. This starts the end of January and ends Valentine’s weekend. So, I spend Valentine’s Day recovering from the show, cause I shop for most of my supplies there. I love to make animal theme jewelry and have taken to making new dangles for my newest spirals lately. My only problem is that age old one…spending way too much! I sure wish Harry had a “booth” or site here during the show. There are so many venues that the vendors don’t have to bbe here for the entire time.

    I know what you mean about the snow cause I used to live in Nebraska! There’s a purpose for southern Arizona, but last week we were as cold as the mid plains….below freezing during the day and many people had frozen pipes (including me) and quite a few had them burst (luckily not me). It lasted for several days and was quite a shock for us since we’ve been spoiled for so long. Have I rambled long enough? Well, I’m off to spend some $$ I don’t have for supplies I probably don’t need during the last few days of the Gem Show. Hopefully I’ll get picked for the $100 shopping spree since I’ve spent everything at the show. I never do, but I can always hope!

  198. These are definitely the most sexy earrings out there. I hope to win that $100 dollar shopping spree to Harry Mason Designer Jewelry.

  199. Valentine’s Day will be like any other day given my 2 teenage stepsons will be home and doing their normal routines. Myy husband and I will give each other our mushy cards and maybe have a nice dinner later on in the week.

    I used to care about the flowers and gifts before I was married. Now, I am overjoyed that I get to buy a mushy card that says “To My Husband”. Having someone to love each and every day and being able to tell them to their face each and every day is a gift unto itself.

  200. I’m buying my husband a toaster for Valentine’s Day so he’ll stop cursing at the old one. He’s not allowed to home unless he brings good chocolate. Then I’ll probably tell him to go take a pill. Romance is in the air.

  201. Valentine’s Day varies by whos company I am enjoying at the time! This year I hope to have a romantic dinner followed by lots of hot sex! Any ideas on where I can get rid of 3 kids for just a couple of hours????

  202. We pick a different ethnic place to eat every year and finish the night off with a glass of wine and box of chocolates

  203. Hoping I will be the lucky one! I just had my first grandchild ( girl) I thought If I won I would pick something for her and put it in a time capsule till she turns sweet sixteen.

  204. My best gifts for Valentine’s Day or any other day would be some more Harry Mason earrings. This year, I will be traveling and my husband will be home playing bridge and taking care of the animals for Valentine’s Day. We’ll talk on the phone.

  205. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    we do celebrate… but i don’t know if we will this year. my husband hasn’t mentioned anything and i don’t feel up for planning!

  206. We usually have dinner at home. This year we are empty-nesters for the first time, so we are going out for dinner and home to who knows what!

  207. After 50 years that man still makes me tingle! I generally get candy hearts with “be mine” or such on it and a card! I make him a card, and we have dinner and glow at each other, can’t do a lot more at this age, and especially after 4 stents this week! Have a great one! Big Hugs, A.J.

  208. i think it is a trumped up holiday just to make the men feel guilty. My husband does nice things for me all year so I don’t put pressure on him for Valentine’s Day.

  209. We have come to the decision that it is best to go out and celebrate Valentine’s Day on another night but I we still give each other gifts on that day or at least try to. As for the kids who are now older, I still like to give them a card and a little gift from us.

  210. Hello there from another frigid-cold state, Michigan. I will take my husband of 35 years to breakfast on Valentine’s Day (and that, in -0 degree temperatures is true love).

  211. I am single and therefore my single friends and I get together and have dinner. We typically stay in as to avoid the crowds of lovebirds out there! I also send flowers to my single friends on the 14th for what we call “Single Awareness Day.” We wear all black and enjoy watching a good comedy with dinner and enjoy the love we have for each other in our singleness.

  212. Sometimes we go out to eat, but my favorite is bringing something home and eating in our dining room with lots of candles, nice china and romantic music. I even have an Ipod playlist that suites a romantic dinner perfectly.

    When the kids were little we used to do that every Sunday night after they went to bed. We’d have a glass of wine and talk for hours. After 32 years, I still love times like that with him.

  213. Barbara Fredericks

    Your blog is hysterical – I even laughed out loud (don’t do it too often).
    Valentine’s Day – my hubby will be playing his usual Monday golf, the cleaning ladies are coming EARLY in the am and then I’ll go out for a while. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?
    I’ll make the heart-shaped Valentine cake that I make once a year – from scratch-this is my 93 year old mother’s recipe. She alway made it for V Day when we were kids.
    Dinner? Beats me!
    I have been wearing Harry Mason earrings for years and always get compliments on them.
    I’m forwarding the designs (with my favorites) to hubby – hint-hint.

  214. Let me tell you what my husband bought for me for this Valentine’s Day–oodles and oodles of Harry Mason ear cuffs! Whoopee!
    When we were dating (several decades ago but still going strong), this same precious man brought me a beautiful red heart-shaped chocolates box. “Oh dear,” I thought, until I opened the box and found that it was filled with bright pink sweetener packets!
    Is this guy wonderful or what?!

  215. My husband works nights, and will be working that night, so I’ll just be hanging out with my daughter, probably watching Wizards of Waverly Place. I’m sort of hoping that I’ll get some kind of surprise this weekend, but I’m not counting on it or getting my hopes up.

  216. We don’t celebrate Valentine’s day with much. Usually just a card and then candy for the kids. Everyday is Valentine’s day for us as we are so damn in love after 25 years!!

  217. We’re not big celebrator’s of Valentine’s Day. A box of chocolates for each of the kids, some Vday cards for the grandkid to fill out for her class and a bottle of Asti for us. Pretty simple, really. Although I could be convinced to change my mind and start a new tradition … a pair of these ear porn things every year. Yup. I could do that. πŸ™‚

  218. We sometimes go out to dinner or I cook one of his favorite meals. I usually bake a cake. Last year I made a dark chocolate cake with ganche and strawberries, yum! Valentine’s day is not that big of a deal in our house. Now if you talk about our wedding anniversay….

  219. Ahh Valentine’s Day. Many a years went by when I hated this holiday. In fact, there were days when I wanted to call in sick so I would not have to see so many flower arrangements being delivered to someone else other than me.

    This year is special and different. I will be spending it again with my fiance of 3 years now. We are both battling my breast cancer and decided to keep it low key since I have not learned how to rock a scarfed bald head and a fabulous dress with flats. We are going out to din din (to Grace 1720 in Norcross, GA) but I will be wearing my Harry Mason spiral heart earrings. They go great with my little head now and any scarf I wear. Thanks Harry for this design. You are keeping me fashionable despite my condition! πŸ™‚

  220. Nothing amazing here on V-day… working and then home to spend the evening with the kids while the hubby goes to work!

  221. This year for Valentine’s day my hubby has to work and so it will be just me and the kids. We are going to my parents to celebrate and celebrate my Dad’s birthday which is the day before….thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!

    dan_jody at live.com

  222. Going out to eat and movie but not on Monday. The crowds are too annoying and the wait too long. I want to enjoy my sweetie not deal with the annoying crowds. We go out the night before or weekend before and then on V day just relax. He is also required to get me fattening chocolate, card and flowers and stuff. The usual.

  223. Valentine’s Day is just a normal day. I work, he works. But usually Rusty will do something to surprise me!! That is the best part. We are also waiting for a granddaughter to arrive!! Another one to get hooked on Harry Mason’s!!

  224. We go to our favorite German restaurant The Edelweiss, and my husband gives me the most beautiful and romantic card! πŸ˜‰

  225. We havent done anything in yrs for Valentine’s Day, but I had a week in Italy for our anniversary so guess that counts as something! :p HOPING to get him to go out for dinner this yr!

  226. Love Harry Mason jewelry, last business trip had to stop by the Pier store. 50% off sale drove me nuts. Had to have matching everything.
    Now for Valentines Day. Have been married for 40 years but have been together for 48. Have done and tried everything ok. Best ever is just to be together, favorite home cooked meal, a good date movie and an early night (wink-wink).

  227. Since my group of friends (my Bees) are all currently single, we decided that we would have the single ladies night out. Dinner, shopping, movie (but not necessarily in that order) πŸ™‚

  228. We stopped buying gifts years ago because, after 26 years, we really don’t need anything else. Except more earrings for me but, since the “no gifts” was kind of my idea, guess I’ll have to buy them for myself. We still do the mushy card thang, though.

  229. He bought me Harry Mason earrings in red (they already came and he couldn’t wait to give them to me. Love them

  230. I guess when you aren’t married or in a relationship, every year is different. This particular Valentine’s Day a few other (single) girlfriends and I are hitting up happy hour to sit around together and complain about men, haha!

  231. My earspirals are my favorite earrings! I need more! I could use that $100 to help start the next phase of my earring collection!

  232. We dont really celebrate Valentines either. I give the kids a little treat and thats about as exciting as it gets in our house. Then the next day I go out and found all the 50% off chocalate I can and have myself a feast. πŸ˜‰

  233. I need a big O very badly and would love one of these eargasms!!! Okay, here we go: Valentine’s Day is my FAVORITE holiday and we spend it at home together! We make one of our favorite meals together and then enjoy it together! The rest of the evening depends on our mood. πŸ˜‰ But we love love love this special time together with a nice glass of bubbly.

  234. My guy’s birthday is 3 days before Valentine’s Day (mine’s 11 days before that) so we just continue on with the celebrating til the end of February! Valentine’s Day is just an evening of cuddling and watching our favorite TV shows in bed (usually recorded ahead of time on the DVR so that we can fast forward through all of the commercials) like “Glee”, “V”, “Ordinary Family”, old episodes of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, etc….. And, of course, munching on popcorn. My guy makes the best (made the old-fashioned way and he even pops the kernels in olive oil so that it’s ‘healthier’)!!! It’s very yummy. I always tell him that he makes the best popcorn in the world!

  235. My boyfriend and I stay in, order Chinese food, and watch a movie on Valentine’s Day…we don’t like to go out because of all the lovey dovey crowds everywhere. We usually go out for a romantic dinner the day after.

  236. and i could use that $100 to buy more of my now most favourite earrings…..i bought my first pair this summer and left them in the taxi cab….no they were not returned…so i bought 3 pairs to replace them…..just love my harry mason’s

  237. My wonderful, sweet husband died a few years ago, so now Valentine’s Day is just another day. I just tell everyone that I always hated Valentine’s Day (not true) so they won”t feel bad for me. But I will enjoy a few chocolate truffles! Can’t have Valentine’s Day without chocolate! πŸ™‚

  238. I have a bit of a bad track record with valentines days. For example, one resulted in a huge family fight (like uncle almost punched granddad until dad came into the room so uncle chickened out and stormed out of the house muttering under his breath with crazy wifey by his side who caused the whole disaster by leaving chocolate hershey’s kisses on the floor with an 11 week old puppy running around who, obviously, gobbled it right up which later lead to feeding her peroxide, followed by lots of poor puppy vomiting while grandmother cried..huge disaster. We’ve avoided each other on v-day since, but mom (with a mildly sick, but still funny sense of humor) gives us all a bag of kisses every year now.
    Oh and two years ago I woke to a scary phone call from mom saying brother had been in a bad car accident (he is and was totally ok thankfully!) on friday the 13th no less them spent that might into valentines day with awful food poisoning..such fun (note: uber sarcasm there).
    So, after these fabulous experiences on valentines day I typically prefer to hide from the world, although this year I will be going to work where I’ll help people buy gifts for each other.

  239. Oh, Valentine’s Day. I’ve had at least two breakups happen on V-Day, and the nicest one I ever had was with a guy who is now a drag queen in San Francisco. This year? I’m in the middle of a divorce! So it looks like me and my lovely dogs Oso & Nina will cuddle on the sofa to watch some sappy movies and down a few bottles of wine. Or vodka.

  240. Valentines Day is one of those days I dread with every other gift giving holiday that my husband has ruined for me over the years. lol I tend to “treat” myself these days because my life since my boys have grown up is “ALL ABOUT ME”! and I feel like I deserved to be pampered! I would love to win a $100 shopping to get myself a cool pair of spirals from Harry Mason

  241. I bought my husband’s Valentine card 3 weeks ago; it’s been in hiding ever since…

    We’ll exchange cards in the morning, as I’ve only got the afternoon off, then a meal at our favourite Chinese restaurant. There may be chocolate involved too, I hope!

    This year, I’m thinking of celebrating White Day (gender-reversed) and giving him chocolate on on 14th March: I’m hoping he’ll share…;)

  242. This year on Valentine Day we will be going to the Grand Canyon. My husband will be taking a helicoper ride over the Canyon. This is not my type of fun so I will be staying on the ground. This will be celebrating our 53rd Valentine Day together.

  243. I don’t endorse the marketing of the big Vday (intended only to make money), so I instead celebrate my own holiday the day after dedicated to love (instead of the stoning of Saint Valentine). This also means my favorite treat, assorted chocolates, is on clearance. Yum!

  244. I”ve never read your rather enthusiastic endorsements of Harry’s eargasms before. I concur. I probably have 15 pair and keep looking for more. I’ve never seen the neckgasms on line and I sooooo want one.
    Valentines’ is usually really low keyed as I’ve just enjoyed an anniversary (45) and birthday (don’t ask, won’t tell).

  245. We stay in for dinner on valentines day. It is just more relaxing and romantic to kick back and enjoy a nice dinner for two and dessert. I always get chocolate covered strawberries…my favorite. Harry Mason earrings would be great also. I found Harry Mason jewelry when we were in San Francisco for our 10th wedding anniversary walking along Pier 39 in 1997. Have been a huge fan ever since and I get compliments all the time.

  246. My b-day is the day before Valentines Day, so I usually am celebrated out on V-day because of my B-day and don’t really celebrate it. Although, I usually always get Valentine themed B-day presents, which I’m always excited to get… I love chocolate!

  247. This year we have plans to go to the California Academy of Science – We have been wanting to go ever since it re-opened. So we both took the day off of work and are going to spend the day in San Francisco. Very excited. Maybe we will even stop by your store at Pier 39 if we get over that way.

  248. We usually go out to dinner and I bake him something sweet. This year it is German Chocolate cake. I also got him a stuffed parrot that talks dirty. It’s just nice being able to have a special day to celebrate our love for each other.

  249. This year I will be celebrating Valentine’s Day by studying and doing assignments for classes. Oh the joys of being a graduate student! I am planning on making myself a delicious fondue though.

  250. I think this year we will celebrate by going out to eat and seeing a movie. Who knows my valentine just might get lucky … and get to pick the movie!

  251. Our anniversary is Jan 14th, which was hijacked this year by a friend’s inter-state wedding. So for a change we will be celebrating V-Day. We’ll be paddling out in kayaks under the bridge in the river where I was proposed to, drinking passionfruit wine and toasting our awesomeness.

  252. I celebrate Valentine day’s with some exceptionnal but still single woman. Instead of sobbing and being down about singles. We regroup, dress up, put our nicest earing on πŸ˜‰ , have a really nice meal and go out dancing and celebrating the beautiful life we are living !!!

    hope you to have a nive Valentine day !!

  253. I usually make a fancy dinner for my husband on Valentine’s Day. This year he is cooking. Should be interesting!

  254. My husband & I always go out to dinner on Valentine Day and buy each other gifts. He proposed to me 8yr ago on Valentine Day.

  255. We don’t usually do much for Valentine’s Day since we’ve just had Christmas and then 3 birthdays in January. This year I’ve started college so I can help my husband out with our finances now that our son is older. I guess it’s not very romantic, but the thought behind it is because my husband is so very worth it. I’m not one who likes getting cards or chocolates or even flowers. I think it’s such a waste of money. I like him to save and buy me something big like jewelry or take me on a vacation where we can make good family memories.

  256. We learned years ago that when the whole world eats out on the same day, or goes to a movie on the same day, it is usually not a great day to go out. Compounded by the fact that I am the winner of the Murphy’s Law Award (anything that can go wrong will go wrong), going out on that day just seems to be “asking for it”: wrong order, cold food, unusually long wait for food, clueless insufferable people speaking loudly on cell phones, I can go on but I won’t. Not trying to perpetuate negativity, just admitting the facts. It’s much more pleasant to stay home.

  257. My Valentine’s Day will consist of polishing off the bag of Cherry 3 Musketeers bars I just bought… if there are any left by then.

  258. Since I found a true love of my life 4 years ago, I have begun celebrating Valentine’s Day again. Unfortunately he lives in Idaho. We try to visit each other during that week, as the anniversary of our meeting is a few days later. The first year he was here, I cooked dinner, then we went to the Mitchell Park Domes for a romantic walk thru the 3 different domes. The following year I went to Idaho. He cooked dinner and we watched a movie. Last year, he came here again. I cooked dinner and we watched the Winter Olympics. This year though, we can’t be together, as he has another commitment thru his church. But as soon as my house sells, I am off to Idaho, and we will have all rest of our lives to celebrate!!!! I sure can’t wait!!!!

  259. Heather Boudreaux

    Happy Valentine’s to everyone! As usual I started celebrating Valentine’s Day……”In January”….by eating up all of the candy everyone had leftover from the Christmas holiday. Then around February 1st, I made my own holiday, and confused my friends by gifting them with candy, trinkets, and well wishes. To which they replied, “Is It Valentine’s Day Already?.” Sometimes I like to surprize people on non-holiday days. Don’t know what I’m doing on the actual holiday, but I do know I’ll be giving out hugs and kisses! Kisses only to those qualified recipients of course! So, God’s blessings to everyone and remember that each one of us is fearfully and wonderfully made!

  260. I bought pink heart peeps and Cars chocolate with my kids. They hide the gifts and want to shout “SURPRISE!” to my husband on Valentine’s Day’s morning!
    It is gona be a fun day!!

  261. When I taught school Valentines day was like a month long. There were cupid and heart cutouts to tape to the windows, pink frosted cupcakes and endless numbers of little cards. Now that I’ve retired I wait for those BIG frilly heart shaped boxes of chocolates to go on sale, buy myself one and eat the whole thing πŸ™‚

  262. We don’t do anything too special on Valentine’s Day, probably just a quiet night together watching a movie, ending the day with a glass of wine. We’ve just never understood why there’s a special day to show someone you love them…shouldn’t you be doing that every day!

  263. For him, I get a carton of beer that he’d never get for himself and for me he purchases a colorful bouquet of flowers. Then we’ll probably sit together on the sofa and watch something like “How is that Made” on the Science Channel.

  264. Brenda Richards-Kernes

    At a point in my marriage where we just hang out together. Done the dinner out thing, the flower thing, the jewelry thing and the something different thing!
    Love to exchange the heart candies and add my own ideas to the sayings on the candy.
    Enjoy your Valentine’s Day however you choose.

  265. Well, after the “break in” or as we now gingerly call it, “the downsizing of the hoarders” I have only 1 pair of earings and thank goodness they were my earwraps from Harry’s that my husband bought me when we were visiting SF. It was funny because we were walking along
    the shops and when I walked by the some guy said “can I interest you in some earings.” I laughed and pointed to my virgin untouched ears and said “Not unless you have something for
    someone who is is so afraid of needles that they have never gotten their ears pierced.” I thought I had shut him down for good. Imagine my surprise when he said “we have just what you need”. I was amazed, all of these gorgeous earings made for chickens just like me. Wow –
    Bajoran earings – awsome!!! Yes, I am a Trekker, Trekkie or what ever you want to call us.
    So my husband opened his wallet (and we watched the bats fly out) and bought me a pair.
    It was my birthday! They sent me a free pair as well but my co-worker went nutz over them so to shut her up I gave her my free pair. At least I know who is wearing them now. If I hadn’t they could be on anyone right now, so it pays to be generous I guess. At least she is grateful. That is something I cannot say about the jerks who have the rest of my stuff.

    Anyway, on a more positive note – I want to win this Harry Mason Giveaway because I need some new jewelry badly and I will not be in SF for a while and my birthday isn’t for a few months and with this crazy economy I can’t afford to buy anything right now.
    The upside of tight finances is that I lost a lot of weight but my earings still fit.
    So I will send up a little prayer and I might just win this thing.
    Here’s to you Harry and the beach while the rest of us freeze in 11 degree weather in Tennessee spending Valentine’s Day alone in front of a really good chick flick. Husband has to work.

  266. We don’t usually go out but we fix a nice dinner and dessert for the whole family. Maybe once the kids are older we will celebrate with just the two of us but for now it’s a family celebration.

  267. First Valentine’s since divorce. So I bought myself some chocolate covered pretzels and will eat those and look up anti-Valentine’s Day websites. πŸ™‚ Just kidding about the last part. I think I’ll watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s and start a new tradition for myself.

  268. After 38 years of marriage, I’m lucky I even remember Valentine’s Day! Just kidding. We’ll open a really good bottle of wine, eat at a nice resturant that we both like, and enjoy each other’s company. (yes, that can still happen after 38 years!)

  269. I’ll get flowers and a card and we’ll go out to dinner and a show Saturday night. We’ve been married 35 years so the routine is set, but it works for us.

  270. My husband will downplay Valentine’s Day and I will make myself happier by buying my own jewelry from Harry Mason. That was my plan for next week. So $100 gift certificate would work quite well.

  271. We are having a Valentine’s Day potluck at work – then home to family and granddaughter. Should be fun.

  272. i always want to do something special but everything seems over-priced, restaurants charge more, florists charge more, etc — so we usually stay low key and hang out at home

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

  273. I don’t have money for V day frills
    Spent it all the holidays
    I’ve got lots of bills.
    I don’t want candy
    It makes you fat.
    I don’t want flowers
    They die like that (finger snap… lol)

    I don’t what we will do for the holiday
    I will let a card tell what I want to say.
    We could do some snuggling
    and perhaps the movie thing.
    But what would make it even better
    would be, if he surprised me with a threader.

    It’s a silly ditty. I worte it on the way to work. Hope ya’ll have a happy Valentines Day!

  274. I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, so it’s the same as any other day. But I do love these ear spirals – so far I only have two pair – and I’m really wanting some of those threads – so celebrate or not, I’m entering this giveaway!!

  275. My Valentines Day has been spent the same for years now.Watching people on the news get married.(boring) Just another day.Only thing I look forward to is going to Walmart the next day and getting a heart shaped box of candy for half price……LOL…..Valentines day is too over-rated if your single,such as myself…..LOL………..”Happy Valentines day all”

  276. Let’s see! What am I doing on Valentine’s Day? Probably taking the grandkids to the mall and stuffing them (and me!) full of pizza, ice cream and possible little red hearts.

  277. I love Harry Mason Jewelry. I first saw it when I was walking on the streets one day and I get the most and best compliments on his designs!

    I typically don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day because all the boyfriends I’ve ever dated have disappointed me to the point where I really don’t feel like celebrating it. However, I finally have a boyfriend who can be romantic at times but prefers it to be spontaneous….hmmmm…I must wonder. But our favorite most expensive food is lobster so we splurge for V-Day and buy that and then we make it together and eat at home. In my opinion, way better than being around tons of couples and waiting for 2 hours to get in somewhere!

  278. I always send e-cards to my seven children, who are scattered – the youngest living in China. Usually they also send me e-cards or actual cards. Feb 14 is also the birthday of one of my daughters in law – so she gets birthday cards also. Don’t usually do much else, other than work.

  279. Well around here we more or less celebrate with birthday cake because it’s my stepdaughter’s birthday & then we have our own valentine’s day later. Oh yeah, & I usually get the kids each a box of those candy hearts, because that’s what my mom used to do.

  280. I will be working overtime so no big plans this year. Maybe I’ll get some new Earrins with my overtime money!

  281. Karen Holmberg-Smith

    I will spend it working at our little variety store in our little town, chuckling at the men who walk in, panicking, to find a last-minute card and gift.

  282. Thelma Foutes aka Krazy Krafter

    My honey usually sends me flowers, gives me a beautiful card, and takes me out to dinner to a really nice restaurant. Since I was raised on Hershey Chocolate and both of us are chocoholics, I think I’ll make sure we have enough on hand so we make it through the day. I sure would like to add those eargasms to my collection of Harry Mason jewelry. And then the $100 shopping spree would help me add to my collection also. I bought my first pair of earspirals here in Kansas City when Harry participated in a craft fair. That was many many moons ago. I had just moved from southern California to Kansas City and I guess I was still a CA girl. I love them and get lots of good comments. I keep referring people to HarryMason.com

  283. The only way we will do something special on Valentines is if I plan it – so I better get busy! My birthday is just a few days before therefore we may combine them this year and go to dinner over the weekend. Love your creative jewelry!!

  284. My hubby wil bring me a card and maybe flowers. He already bought earspirals for my valentines present. We may go to dinner.

  285. I absolutely ADORE Harry Mason earrings! Can’t tell you how much I’ve spent, might have a coronary…;-)

    Normally, I spend Valentine’s Day home, alone with the furbabies; however, this year is going to be different. I am going to be getting married…oh, not on the 14th itself, because my Sweetheart is stuck elsewhere, but we are “saving” the celebration for when we can finally hook our hearts together. I have plans to wear the very first pair of ear spirals that Harry, himself, talked me into buying. Back in the early ’80’s, $50 for a pair of earrings for a single working gal was a lot of money, but as Harry so succintly put it, if I don’t think I’m worth it, who will? So, my thought is, these ear spirals and…hmmm…what else to wear…might just have to wear, or not, something really special…hmmm…I mean it will be my wedding and wedding night…hmmmmm

  286. This year, a special evening planned with
    my hubby and some Nutella fondue and
    nothing on but my favorite pair of Harry
    Mason “eargasms.” Will stop in on the
    26th when we are in San Fran.

  287. Dear ole hubby is going to take me to Bolero’s – which is a brazilian ALL YOU CAN EAT of meat. All sorts and cuts of meat which they searve you table-side…and roasted pineapples too omg..i heard they were to DIE for!! I’ve never been…so i’ll be wearing my moomoo to gorge, good times πŸ˜€ hahah For those curious of what i’m talking about…here’s a website http://www.bolerocalgary.com/ The pictures make me salivate!

    1. I’ve been to a Brazilian “meat-stuarant”. Good eats, be sure to wear some spandex/leggings for comfort and expansion room. Also don’t eat much that day and wear some comfortable shoes! FOOD COMA…… :p yum

  288. My husband and I “met” on Valentine’s Day 12 years ago. Met again is probably a better term, we’d met before, he wanted to ask me out, yada yada, only to find out that I was moving to Colorado and he to Florida. He ended up moving back within two months, me within four. Then, out with girlfriends on V-Day (seeing as how we were all blissfully, horribly single) we saw each other. First date was three weeks later, and we’ve been together ever since! We save going out for the anniversary of our first date (and also to avoid the chaos and drama of going out on such a day) and cook at home. I’ll make filet…then he’ll follow with his amazing chocolate fondue!

  289. We give each other a card and he gets me flowers. If Valentines Day falls on a weekend we’ll go out for dinner but not this year πŸ™

  290. I don’t know what to write other than I am pissing my pants with laughter. Oh god I needed a laugh – thankyou thankyou thankyou!!! If I dont win, it’s completely fine, because I’ve had my happy endorphins dose for a week and then some! BTW – I’m one of those who live in Timbuktoo aka: Western Australia and just to give you the flipside of the hairdryer-in-the-garage scenario, it was 44 degrees CELCIUS here yesterday and I practically spent the day kow towing to my airconditioner – really that’s taking summer a bit far wouldn’t you agree? πŸ˜‰ Anyhoo… I’m newly divorced with two little peeps. I got an I Love You card from my girl, so I’m content – but I must say, an eargasm would be the closest this big girl will get to the real thing on the day of love lol! I do like the notion of eating my weight in chocolate. though.. Here here!
    ps consider yourself bookmarked πŸ™‚

  291. This year I have requested a nice steak dinner at home. I can’t remember the last time I had a steak, and Valentine’s Day sounds to me like an excellent reason to splurge. No gifts this year, as we are getting married in 2 months, but if I won some fantabulous earrings, that would TOTALLY make up for it!! πŸ™‚

  292. Valentines’s day…hhmmmm….well, it’s just another day. I am so blessed to be married to an AMAZING man! EVERYDAY, yes EVERYDAY, he tells me I’m beautiful (and we’ve been married for 20 years)! Whenever we go somewhere he ALWAYS says to me “So, who was the most beautiful girl at ….. today?” and I have to answer me because he won’t stop until I do. He is so adorable and so sweet and I am so blessed. For Valentines’s day, I usually get flowers the week before because I think it’s ridiculous to spent twice as much money on Valentines day. This year we are going shopping together (my husband hates shopping). He wants to buy me something nice, so I suggested we go lingerie shopping! It should be a fun day and a fantastic evening!

  293. Until last year, my husband would give me chocolates and a gift (in 09 it was a small digital camera I could carry in my purse all the time), and if he was off work that night we’d go out for supper. I also gave him a gift — something he would really like but wouldn’t normally buy for himself. If he was working the actual date, we’d go out to work the weekend before or after.

    My husband passed away in Sept. 09, so in February ’10, my daughter took me out for a mother-daughter massage, and when we got home my son was there. That was a surprise because he is in med school about 6 hours from home and very busy, so we usually go see him. That evening we ordered pizza and played board games — one of my favorite things to do. They tried so hard to show their love while taking the focus off “couples-love” (by not eating out and seeing all the couples), and I was touched beyond words.

  294. I celebrate valentine’s by sending my girlfriend who live’s overseas 2 dozen rosses and spending a nice dinner together over webcam.

    preferably in person when we can.

  295. My husband and I always enjoy a Valentine evening just enjoying time with one another. Our Son goes out with his girlfriend for the evening so we are on our own! We make a gourmet dinner together. After cleaning up, we cuddle up on the couch and watch a couple of movies. It is a quiet evening that I love spending with my true soul mate. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful Husband. He is an incredible human being and I love him more every day.

  296. Valentines day let me see–sleep late, eat breakfast–watch tv, surf the web, watch wheel of fortune & jeopardy, while I eat dinner, more tv then back to sleep.Sorry no job to go to I’m SO BORED!!

  297. Living in hope of a romantic candlelit dinner with that special person as itΒ΄s been rather a long time since I celebrated Valentines Day, flowers and a card would also be nice lol

  298. This will be my 45th Valentines Day with my Mr. Wonderful and next month will be our 45th Anniversary. He has made my world complete. My Sweetie has several health problems and we are so thankful for each day that we have to be together. He brings flowers all year, he says every day is a special occasion and he has exceptional taste in jewelry, lucky for me!
    We found out about your jewelry from our daughter who received her first earrings as a Christmas present from her husband.
    Wishing you Happy Valentines Day.

  299. This is my second Valentines Day without my valentine. My late husband was, shall we say, frugal – okay, cheap. He always bought flowers and/or candy after Valentines Day, because they are cheaper then. Oh, well, I guess it’s the thought. I loved him anyway and he loved to see me buy earrings from Harry Mason every time we went to San Francisco.

  300. My husband and I aren’t doing anything of note on Valentine’s Day. However, we are going to Outback a few days before to eat our weight in steak.

    glycine.max at gmail.com

  301. Well here goes my famous Valitine’s routine. I go to the gym cursing every pink and red foofy thing in my sight. Go to work snickering as teenage boys give cards and chocolate to their girlfriend of that week(I’m a high school teacher). Then call to wish my parents happy anniversary. Then consume my weight in chocolate and wine with my other single on valintine’s day friends while watching horror movies. Sounds fun huh?

    1. To each there own….at least you won’t be a lone! Lots of LOVE from your g-friends and something to do together, what more could you ask for (besides the the XXX stuff!) πŸ˜›

  302. My husband always takes me to a great Seafood Restaurant every year. I am always get excited about Valentine’s because it is the only time just the two of us get to go out.

  303. I enjoy Valentine’s by cooking a meal with my husband for our family and later whenthe kids are in bed, we cook up desert with champane, bubble bath for two ad endwith desert in bed with the fireplace on.

  304. I haven’t done anything for Valentine’s Day in years. Ordering pizza is a good substitute for cards and sweets though.

  305. we usually go out for dinner but think we are going to stay in because I have to work late πŸ™
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

  306. Married for 34 years to a great, wonderful guy….we don’t do much for Valentine’s Day, content to just sit and watch a great movie (we like action movies-no chick flicks) and have a nice home cooked meal. It’s too cold at the moment to do much of anything else in our neck of the woods. I don’t need a special day to tell my guy how much I love him or him me….we do it everyday of the world! If that sounds mushy, gushy and gag worthy, oh well.

  307. Charlotte Matthews

    Enjoyed the comments and blogs…….love Harry’s ear cuffs…….have not found any like them in the other email/online listings. Could do a lot with $100! Thanks for the opportunity to jump-in!

  308. Valentines Day, huh? Let’s see, back when we were in lust, I would get flowers and a nice dinner…. Always followed by desert at home. Now that we are “growing old” together we have taken a much simpler route and pretty much ignored valentines day… Why put any more money into a holiday we share everyday of our life????

  309. We usually go out for a romantic dinner on V-day, but since this year we have a 6 month old, a romantic dinner out is not going to happen. We’ll spend the evening as a family, and know that our love is much bigger than the holiday…it created our beautiful daughter! πŸ™‚

  310. I celebrate Valentine’s everyday of the year. There is not a single day that goes by that I don’t make that one special person in my life feel loved, wanted and appreciated.

  311. We spend V day as a family! Yes, I know cheesy. We are usually ordering heart shaped pizza and making heart shaped sugar cookies. Hey, I live in a small town… not much to pick from for eating out! Really small town. Wal-mart is the extent of major chain shopping here…

    1. That’s beautiful, when my love and I start a family I want to spend time TOGETHER as a family too! You can totally have a good time in Walmart!!! There isn’t one around me πŸ™ bummer.

  312. My husband and I relax at home with a good movie and a nice home cooked meal. We enjoy each others company all night long πŸ˜‰

  313. Well, I’m going to deliver flowers all day and then hopefully have a nice dinner with female friend. But, I may have to deliver late, we’ll see…

  314. We’ve been married practically forever, but we’ll cook a nice dinner and relax and watch a movie Monday evening. V’Day is a good excuse for a little extra cuddling.

  315. My hubby, the love of my life since I was 16 (that’s alot of years), always waits too long for reservations. Kinda like V-day is a surprise every year. But flowers and chocolate covered strawberries are the standard. Since I have four boys, I make each one of them a little love basket.
    Great give-away.

  316. I hope to go shopping at Harry Mason’s shop with my winnings! That would be a wonderful Valentines Day!

  317. I have 3 nieces and 2 nephews that I consider to be my Valentines. πŸ™‚ I buy them some little things every year, like candies, pencils, etc. They’re just happy to have an amazingly cool Auntie that adores them.

    Winning $100 shopping spree would be fabulous since I have nobody to buy me a Valentine’s Day gift. This way I could also get whatever I want! Ha ha ha!

  318. We will be going out to eat. My birthday is the 13th and I got an iphone so no big presents for Valentines day. I will get him candy and a card. Thanks for the chance to win! Lori

  319. We ignore Valentine’s Day because it is too commercialised. We prefer a “random acts of romance” approach. Then you know that you are truly loved and the romance is not just because your lover felt obliged to buy or do something.

  320. Well being the only single friend, I will take everyone kids so that there parents can enjoy the day. But in truth hanging with the kids and treating them is one great way to spend Valentine’s Day.

  321. It’s been a long time since I really celebrated Valentines day. My hubby is not a romantic. I do however remember the excitement when my boys were in school and they would pick out cards to give away and they loved receiving cards from the other kids. At work however we now can send valentines to our staff. A card and chocolates to relive their youth and for me to show that I care.

    Happy Valentines Day
    Pat

  322. We try to go out to dinner the weekend before or after to avoid the crowds and my husband usually buys flowers for both me and our daughter.

  323. We usually celebrate Valentine’s Day with a nice quiet dinner together. Last year DH surprised me with the *best* gift he could have given me. He came home with a WHOLE TRAY of Tiramisu (my favorite dessert)! I was really touched by this thoughtfulness. Luckily, it was still frozen so I cut a row and put the rest in the freezer. We enjoyed that dessert for several months! I hope he doesn’t do that again this year because right now there’s no room in our tiny freezer.

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

  324. As a creative being myself….and as a teacher, I’ve been making valentines cards with the children and are planning a v-day party at school. Still want to make a heart pinata too! It’s fun watching the kindergarteners trying to smash it open after all the fun and hard work they put in to making it. As for me and my hubby, nada mucho. It’s been 11 years and couting…been sending him love texts the last two days. More importantly, I wonder what he has in store for me for my b-day on the 20th!! HAPPY DAY OF LOVE TO ALL! *MUAH* ;x πŸ˜€ Spread the love…yippy!

  325. I celebrate Valentine’s Day with my husband in various ways, either dinner and chocolate and then to bed for some lovin or just bed for the lovin.

  326. My husband is a chef, so on V-Day he often makes a delicious pasta dish, and homemade dark chocolate truffles. Mmm, so good! I look forward to the truffles all year long!

  327. Bwahaha, I didn’t fall asleep, thanks for making me laugh!

    I’ve never been a Valentine’s Day person. Maybe this stems from my first boyfriend dumping on said day. Smooth move, right? This year I will probably bake my husband a red velvet cake, feed the baby mushed avocado, and listen to my dog and husband tandem snore when he falls asleep on the couch at 8 pm. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  328. Katie and I have been doing Valentine Day for 64 years and she loves the spirals from prebvious years and I’m certain she will love those yet to come.

  329. I do not celebrate Valentine’s Day. I never liked it when I was married, since I always ended up disappointed, and now that I am divorced I certainly have no interest in celebrating this made up Hallmark holiday. I always hoped for flowers to be delivered at work, and it never happened… not once. Stupid, disappointing holiday. Or maybe it was the man LOL. What WOULD make it a better holiday would be an eargasm from Harry Mason.

  330. Valentine’s Day – Get up – teach several fitness classes at the college – type up and print the baseball program for Tuesday’s game – then plan out Tuesday’s classes. I’ll give my cat a big hug and maybe he’ll purrrrrrrrrrrrr really loudly. Just another day in the year! πŸ™‚
    Through the day, I will wear my Harry earrings (always my favorite earrings) – maybe the “hot date” earrings (as Katherine once called them) πŸ™‚

  331. i haven’t celebrated vday in forever~ in the past i worked in the restaurant industry, so i helped everyone else celebrate by making their desserts…

    i must admit i am a huge fan of the-day-after though!!! 50% vday candy!!! wheeeeeee~ sugar high!!!

  332. Lordy, Andy, you do make me laugh!! I’d love me some eargasms. . .not having any other kind lately, lol!
    Don’t do much on Valentine’s Day, though hubby and I usually do swap cards. And they MUST be mushy cards, not funny ones.

  333. Don’t really do anything except do valentines with kids and bake a valentines theme cake or cupcakes.

  334. How do I celebrate Valentine’s Day? That has changed over the last two years, as my son turns two in a matter of days. So Valentine’s celebrations are cheap and simple these days. This year the plan is to meet for lunch (usually fast food, as we live in a very small town in NE GA with limited restaurants). The beauty of the arrangement is that we get a peaceful, quiet lunch – with HOT food, a novel concept – while the little tyke is at daycare. No additional money is incurred for a babysitter; with babysitting rates these days, who can afford to go do anything by the time you pay the babysitter?! πŸ™‚ So nothing fancy here for V Day, but hot food and good company will still make a special day.

  335. This year, my hubby & I will be spending Valentine’s day taking care of sick kids & sick me too! Germs are the pits, aren’t they? And they have such a not-funny sense of timing sometimes! But it does give us plenty of time to plan what to do as soon as we’re all well. We’ll pick a day & make it our alternate Valentine’s Day, just the two of us. ?

  336. Wew love Valentine’s Day in my house! Special dinner, lots of small, funny gifts. I know it’s a ‘commercial’ holiday-but I love it!

  337. For VDay I always bake for others, usually my kids at home and work. Grandma’s best sugar cookie recipe with a little homemade icing is the GREATEST!!!! BTW, loved your winter snow sculpture!
    Here is to love.
    Sally

  338. Since I’m a widow now, I try to just ignore Valentine’s Day and hope it goes away. It usually doesn’t. And I end up watching romantic movies by myself. Oddly enough, this doesn’t make me morbid. I’m a believer in love, and I’m just as happy (almost) when others fall in love. Reminds me that it really does happen and my experience was real and not just my imagination.

  339. well im not doing anything fun on valentines day. or i might end up partying with my single friends, or i might get another piercing. and i’ll eat my weight in icecream.
    happy valentines day!

  340. I’m alone (with the dog, so not alone, but stiiiill) this valentine’s so nothing romantic, haha. Job interview in the morning on Monday though, I’m gonna get that damn job at least πŸ˜‰

  341. My Valentine is long gone from me so it would be just another day but my grandson who is 15 will get me a lovely card. It will mean so much to me. He tells me he loves me every time he sees me and not just tells me but does so many things for me that I can’t do any more. That’s love even when its not Valentines Day.

  342. We normally celebrate valentine’s day by going out to dinner while my Mom watches the kids, but this year my husband is planning something special!! I get to be surprised.

  343. This valentine’s day I’m going to dinner w/ my bf and then having a romantic time at home. It’s sappy but I love it.

  344. This year we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day a day early and having Chinese New Year dinner with a bunch of friends. Of course, I’ll wear my favorite ear spirals.

  345. Love love love Harry Mason. The ONE ear cuff I have is the little man whispering in your ear. Or, as a colleague of mine says, humping my ear. Hmmphf. ANYway….to win is probably the only way I’ll ever get any more of Harry’s wonderful ear cuffs/gasms. The little whispering man is not much of a ‘giver’.

  346. Hubby will be working or sleeping all of Valentine’s Day due to the shift he’ll be working. I’ll do some baking with the kids. We also have a tradition of serving all red and/ or pink foods for breakfast and lunch on Valentine’s so I’ll still do that. I’ll make a special meal for dinner.

  347. I’m working all day on Valentine’s day and then going to “power yoga”. Then I’m gonna come home and have a beer. How romantic. Ha!

  348. Well, anything that happens in Las Vegas, stays in Vegas! Our valentine days are normally XXX rated and we definitely stay home. We are both way past 18 yrs old and even past 50 yrs old. I love your jewelry!! When are you coming back to Vegas?

    Keep smiling and keep selling those eargasms and I like the neck nookie too!

    Sharon

  349. There’s no sweetheart in my life so Monday night I’ll be watching The Bachelor, eating ice cream and wishing I could be 30 years younger to have a shot at that cute bachelor Brad. Or maybe a rerun of Jersey Shore, wishing for 40 years younger to have a shot at Vinnie or Pauly D :O

  350. I celebrate Valentine’s day by cooking a nice dinner for the husband and enjoying a glass of wine (or a couple glasses) together.

  351. Valentine’s is a weeknight and there’s a cub scout meeting, so we’ll just do a quick and early dinner….life with 2 elementary school age boys is never fancy or hardly romantic. I’ll make a heart shaped chocolate cake for the family and we’ll call it a night!

  352. My Vday is usually spent with no significant other but my mom ;D but sadly this Vday will be spent in a 5 hour managerial accounting class T^T. But since I love love it doesn’t really matter about my single student status seeing couples walking down the street holding hands always puts a smile on my face :D. Happy Vday everyone!

  353. We do nothing. My husband hates crowds, and every place is crowded, so it is really just like any other night. If I’m really lucky he might bring me flowers, but that hardly ever happens!

  354. My husband is currently coming down with something, yet again this year, so, he will not buy me anything, nor think about it, because it’s all about him when he’s sick. In fact, with my birthday also coming up, he will probably carry his illness through that, as well. I can’t believe that a card and some flowers are so difficult. Eargasms would probably not even be a thought in his head as a gift for his wife of 16 years.

  355. I don’t celebrate valentines day because I am not going to let society and industry dictate when and how I show my affection to the people I care about.
    Kris

  356. DAN AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED 40yrs,IN MARCH. WERE HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS KNOW IT IS NOT ALL FIRE WORKS AND HOOP LAH AS WE AGE TOGETHER BUT EXCHANGE KIND WORDS AND REKINDLE OUR LOOKS WITH COMPLIMENTS AND ON VALENTINES DAY SEE WHO CAN SMOOCH THE LONGEST TILL THE OTHER SAYS YOU WIN!!! WE LIKE HISTORY AND ONE OF THE CARDS A SWEET AND SOUR THAT WAS MOST FUNNY WAS THE ONE THAT READ,”I’D JUST AS SOON TIE A MOOSE WITH TWINE AS HAVE YOU FOR MY VALENTINE”. TO KNOW THE NOTES CAME FROM SOMEONE IN PRISON AND WERE THROWN OVER AND INTO A CELL WAS INTERESTING ALSO, MAYBE THAT IS WHERE YOU HOLD THE KEY TO MY HEART CAME FROM- SMOOCHES AND LOVE TO ALL WHO READ THIS

  357. This year with Valentines day on Monday we will go to our karate class and possibly hit each other in the name of love.
    Gail

  358. We go out for dinner…I don’t get all jazzed about Valentine’s Day, because it’s no big deal for me. My husband treats me like gold every day of the year…there’s nothing he could do on Valentine’s Day that would make me feel any better than he already makes me feel every day.

  359. I’ll be spending mine alone. My boyfriend just got a new job, and has to work 10am-9pm. Sitting at home, watching tv with our puppy. I’m super excited, can’t you tell?
    xbeautifulcoma at yahoo dot com

  360. How we celebrate Valentine’s Day –I make my husband breakfast in bed, shower him with gifts and take him to his favorite Bar-B-Que restaurant—he refuses to acknowledge the holiday. Then the following weekend he will fell guilty and take me shopping and to my favorite restaurant.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

  361. I spend Valentines Day each year waiting for my man to, just once, gice me a thoughtful (expensive or not) gift from the heart – and always being disappointed.

    SS

  362. I’ve never had anyone to celebrate Valentine’s Day until this year. But my husband will be gone so so much for that :/

  363. my hubby and I order pizza and wings..which I actually prefer over a dinner in a fancy restaurant

  364. We drop the kids off at the grandparents and go have a nice, expensive dinner. The kids will send random texts telling us what awful parents we are for not taking them out.

  365. I am making a very nice dinner for my husband and me and then we will sit and watch a movie and who knows…

  366. We usually go out for dinner the weekend before or the weekend after. Neither of us really care for crowds; so this works for us. Besides any day we get out without one or more of the kids with us is special. LOL!!!!!

  367. Kimberly Brummett

    Haven’t done much for Valentines’ Day in the last few years… sometimes I take my two girls out for dinner, if budget allows, or order in a pizza and watch movies… usually I buy them some silly stuffed animal and some chocolate… this year I have class on V-Day… ceramics, so I’ll be throwing some bowls, vases or something that hopefully resembles its name. But we spent the weekend having a double sleepover in honor of V-Day… two teenagers, two 8-year olds with much Wii, Facebook (teenagers), singing and dancing and cupcake-making… and now, I’m ready to crash! Thanks!
    K

  368. We are off to Maggiano’s in Boston today. It is actually my Mother-in-Law’s birthday, but I think I will pretend it’s for V. day and the kids aren’t with us. Once we find a parking space and walk for a mile or two in the subfreezing weather, it should be great.

    Helen

  369. This year we plan on going out for a very nice easygoing dinner together without kids!
    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  370. Brittany Jerding

    Tomorrow on Valentine’s Day, I spend it with my boyfriend. It’s also his birthday on Valentine’s Day. So it’s extra special. I got him a whole bunch of goodies to open tomorrow. Thanks!

  371. Might take my sister up on her offer to kid-sit, and to out with hubby and get tipsy.

    I wore similar ear spiral earring at my wedding and we’re just about at #4 (together about #10)

  372. Valentine’s Day will be wildly exciting again this year, oh married bliss. My husband took apart our kids’ bathroom on CHRISTMAS DAY and we’ve had five people in one bathroom since, including a teenage girl. So the love this year will be in the sense of, “For the love of God, finish the damn thing already!” Oh, there will be dinner out.. it’s my son’s school night at On the Border, so I’ll be having enchiladas surrounded by many many MANY elementary school kids. I desperately need the eargasm. πŸ™‚

  373. We have a nice evening at home with grilled ribeyes and all the fixin’s. Then we make homemade crepes with homemade whip cream and fill them up with yummy fruits. The best part is the kids serve us like waiters and love hamming it up! Happy V-Day everybody!

  374. I will be hugely busy arranging flowers and delivering them all day. Biggest day ever! Just taking a break to comment here on the the beautiful “ear porn” LOL

  375. You know, I just realized I haven’t done anyhting for Valentines day in YEARS!!
    Although, shopping for a hot pair of earrings would certainly make up for it!!

  376. The kids want to make heart pizzas and heart cake tomorrow so that is the plan so far.
    I would love dinner, dessert and a movie at home..

  377. My husband and I have been married for 28 years, I feel very blessed to have spent these years loving him and raising our family. This year we brought a wonderful new dog into our home. She needed a new home due to unfortunate circumstances her previous owner found herself in. Sadie stole our hearts the minute we met her, and we have decided that no Valentine’s gift could top her. So, this year she is our gift to each other. We’ll spend the day with her and she will wear a pink bandanna with hearts on it.

  378. I don’t formally celebrate Valentine’s Day…unless there is a serendipitous reason to do so. [I could tell you what that means–but then I’d have to {you know}.

  379. I think I will celebrate Valentine’s Day by treating myself to some eargasms. Hell, it’s the only ‘gasm I’ll get because I’ll be celebrating alone. And if that’s not bummer enough, I’ll be celebrating my birthday (the day after VD) by myself as well! Let’s see, what’ll I do – I know – run 4 miles! Isn’t that a heckuva birthday gift?

    Ok, so maybe I’ll dig into that box of Godiva chocolates that I BOUGHT MYSELF!! πŸ™‚

  380. We will be going to a show this year. Ok, so it was really because that is when I could get the tickets but I’ll still pretend it was specifically for Valentines day.

  381. My husband and I stay in and avoid the crowds by getting some of our favorite foods, lighting candles, soft music, good china, dress up and take it where the night leads. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win.

  382. I have several pairs of your wonderful earrings each bought for me by my Valentine of 29 years! When I get to SF, we always have to go to Pier 39 and pick up a new souvenir for my trip! Thank you! πŸ™‚

  383. I LOVE their jewelry. I don’t own any but I long to get eargasms too!!
    As for Valentine’s Day, my sweet hubby usually takes me out to dinner and we’ll have wine! Plus he’ll bring me flowers and cards. He’s a keeper. Thanks.

  384. Found this giveaway entering the Tassimo giveaway over at Yellow Tennessee. You are freakin’ hilarious with a capital FREAK! Lol. Holy crapola, you sound so much like I do to myself in my head. I would love to win this but I will definitely be back to see what other funny goobledy gook you come up and out with at another time.

    Hubby and I got married very young and 2 months later had my daughter, get the picture? Soooo, needless to say, or maybe it’s needed cause there are actually lucky rich people out there, we now have a 15 year old girl and little to no money for things for us like food, clothes, etc. Of course the daughter has anything a princess could ever want, right? For real, we decide every holiday if we can afford to exchange gifts. Sadly the answer for this V’Day is a big, fat N-O!

    I live in Louisiana so ,unlike poor you, we rarely get anything for winter but the icky cold. However, last Friday we got a nice sheet of ice on the ground and lots of rain and sleet with about 5 total snowflakes mixed in with it for luck. The luck didn’t take with me. On my way home from my part time job as a mail carrier (you know I was working. Rain, sleet, snow, HELL, nothing will stop us from delivering the mail) I totaled my car. I had a wild ride all over the road, through the opposite ditch, and up through the woods taking about three trees out of the ground with me. Well, this Valentine’s Day I would imagine I will be shopping for a car, which I detest from the bottom of my soul. Ugh.

    Thanks for the rockin’ blog and giveaway. Sorry for the book I wrote here but you inspired me.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

  385. I’m a member of Singles Awareness Day. Get tired of the happier ever after ads on TV as if everyone gets engaged on “the” day. A person can never have to may spiral earrings.

  386. We usually celebrate with cards, but we go buy our own gifts since we really don’t like to say, hey, I want THIS EXACT THING and are loathe to disappoint if we aren’t smart enough to do just that.

  387. It’s 5:00 pm EST so time is up!

    Thanks for playing everyone! I’ll announce the winner tomorrow!

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