Friday, February 13, 2009

St. Valentine's Day Thoughts And Wishes

Tomorrow is St. Valentine's Day and I'd like to wish all the ladies a very special and Happy Valentine's Day. Hopefully, it will be a very special day for all the girls. As for the men, I'd like to give you a head's up as to what you may give to your Valentine and what you should definitely avoid giving.

Women are easily pleased if you use your head and an almost guaranteed smile of satisfaction begins with the easiest but most important item you purchase, the Valentine card. The first and most important step is to actually read the card. The size of the card is never as important as the words written inside it. Adding a well thought out, honest and personal note of your own usually completes the thought quite well.

While you may be thinking of items such as jewelry and other expensive items, believe it or not, that is not always the perfect Valentines gift. While no self respecting woman will be unhappy with diamonds or a new Mercedes Benz, this is not always financially feasible. What is relatively easy to do is to make reservations at a very cozy restaurant and take your lady for a relaxing and romantic dinner.

The gift that you choose to buy her (and you should buy something) should be a gift that she probably wouldn't buy for herself. The gift should never be anything that can be used inside the home that involves cooking, vacuuming, sewing or any other mundane chore which would not be otherwise referred to as romantic.

If you choose to buy jewelry, buy quality, not size. A nice perfume is good but a little tricky. The salesgirls usually will know what's good and take their advice, because you'll never know. Never buy clothes because I guarantee that whatever you pick will be wrong! Roses are a safe and well received gift but try to pick a distinctive color. While red is normally the color of choice, I've always been partial to sending yellow roses.

Do Not Purchase the Vermont teddy bear thingy that comes with it's own little shirt! Guess what? Women watch commercials the day before St. Valentine's Day as well and they know a last minute decision when the see it. Do Not Purchase the pajamagram which comes with the hokey "do not disturb" sign and a crummy little piece of cheap chocolate. Do Not Purchase a box of chocolates, Forest Gump, it's trite and wreaks of a last minute purchase.

Whatever you purchase for your Valentine, make sure it's from the heart. That, in itself, is the greatest gift you can give.

The Daytona 500 is on Sunday and I highly recomment watching the event. It is the Super Bowl of stock car racing and I'm sure you will enjoy it.

This Date In History: 1542: Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, is executed for adultery at the Tower of London. 1689: Mary and William are proclaimed joint sovereigns of England, Scotland and Ireland after the Glorious Revolution. 1692: More than 30 members of the MacDonald clan are massacred by soldiers under Archibald Campbell, 10th Earl of Argyll, in Glencoe, Scotland. 1945: Allied air forces begin a massive bombing raid on Dresden, Germany. 1975: The semi-independent, although officially unrecognized, Turkish Cypriot state was proclaimed.

Picture Of The Day: St. Valentines day brings back memories and it's one of those days I think of My Perfect Martini. So, today's pictures are dedicated to the ladies and my hope for a nice St. Valentines Day for all of you. Tomorrow's a day of affection and I hope that everyone receives their fair share.

Birthdays: John Hunter, anatomist and surgeon 1728, Lord Randolph Churchill, Conservative politician 1849, Chuck Yeager, American test pilot 1923, Oliver Reed, film star 1938.

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

The owner of a drugstore walks in to find a guy leaning heavily against a wall with an odd look on his face. The owner asks the clerk, "What's with that guy over there by the wall?" The clerk says, "Well, he came in here at 7 A.M. to get something for his cough. I couldn't find the cough syrup, so I gave him an entire bottle of laxatives." The owner says, "You idiot! You can't treat a cough with laxatives!" The clerk says, "Oh yeah? Look at him! He's afraid to cough!"

A middle-aged woman seemed sheepish as she visited her gynecologist. The Doctor said, "Come now, you've been seeing me for years! There's nothing you can't tell me." The woman says, "Well, yesterday I went to the bathroom in the morning and heard a plink-plink- plink in the toilet and when I looked down, the water was full of pennies. That afternoon I went again and there were nickels in the bowl." She went on, " Later, there were dimes and this morning there were quarters! You've got to tell me what's wrong with me!," The gynecologist put a comforting hand on her shoulder. "There, there, it's nothing to be afraid of, you're simply going through the change"

The woman said to her friend, "I just don't understand?! I don't have a boyfriend or a husband, I can never get a date and guys just don't seem interested in me. I don't know what's wrong with me." Her friend said, "I know a Chinese doctor that can help you."

So, her friend gave her the doctor's address and the next day she went to see him. She tells the doctor what her problem was and he proceeded to give her instructions. The Doctor says, "Take off your crows." The woman said, "What, what did you say?" The Doctor said, "take off your crows", motioning for her to take off her clothes.

The Doctor says "Ok, now craw to the window". The woman says, "What?" The Doctor repeats, "Craw to the window" he said as he got down on all fours to show her what he meant. So she crawled to the window. He says, "Now craw back to me," motioning her to come back.

The Doctor says, "Ah-ha! I know what your problem is. You have Ed Zachary disease." The woman says, "Ed Zachary disease, what's that?" The Doctor says "Your face looks Ed Zachary like your ass".

That's it for today my little chocolate kisses. Have a Happy Valentines day, a safe and great weekend and more on Monday.

Stay Tuned !


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

We are heading to a concert in Chicago tomorrow. A fun night in the Windy City, where I proposed :o)

Anonymous said...

Jewelry-quality not size. Smart man. I actually hate OBVIOUS jewelry. Petite, delicate,clear, more my style. I bought my own Benz. Sometimes a guy going overboard like that is compensating for a lot of other no-go issues.

HaHa Ha Ha. on the Vermont TeddyBear. God, I loathe those things! One sweet guy gave me one & there it sat in the corner of my room, intruding upon our intimacy. I bet it had a blog. ~Mary

Karen said...

Written like the true gentleman you are. I just hope the men read this!

Paula said...

Wishing you a very nice Valentine's Day. Some good advice you gave to the men.

garnett109 said...

Every year jim i give debbie a picture of me she uses it well we haven't mice in a long time!

Joann said...

Such a gentleman, you are, Jimmy!! Great advice you gave, every word... just something true and REAL from the heart!! Perfect!!

Melanie said...

Happy Valentine's Jimmy!!!


Julie said...

Oh Jimmy, I knew you would know how to treat a woman right, no teddy bears, no PJ's. Man I hate those commercials, a perfect rose once a month instead of a dozen once a year. A I love you even when I look like crap, which I have been excelling at lately. Your a true gem.

Coelha :B said...

Smart man with good ideas for Valentines.. :) You must keep your girlfriend(s) happy! I'm going out with my husband tomorrow night-just some time with only hubby is all I want. :) Julie

Rose said...

Darling, I'm very impressed. A gentleman you are for sure and you know the right things to do. Someone taught you well.

Happy Valentine's Day to you Sweetie. When are you going to travel up to Boca?????

Hugs, Rose

Pamela said...

Happy Valentine's Day Jimmy!! Sending you a big KISS and a huge HUG from good ol' So Calif!

Sherry said...

You are definately a sweetheart and should give seminars to husbands on how to treat a lady , hugs and kisses
Happy Valentines Day

Michelle said...

Sweet (a day late) Valentine's Day wishes to you, Jimmy! Wonderful gift giving ideas here.

salemslot9 said...

I made pancakes
and strawberries
for my John
hope you enjoyed
your day of love

Linda's World said...

Valentine's Day was pretty mundane around here. Oh well...what can I say? Hope you enjoyed the company of someone special....Linda in Washington

Nancy said...

Cute entry, Jimmy...though I must admit I'd probably love both the VT Teddy Bear and also the PJ Gram. Ah, but I got flowers, chocolates and we got each OTHER Wii! I convinced Stu by telling him that Valentines day is about "you and me", and isn't that "Wii?"

It worked!


Missy said...

HAHA yeah I saw the pajamagram and teddy commercials as well. I think we both are late night TV watchers aren't we Jimmy?

I treated my boyfriend this year. I think he deserved it.