My Funny Valentine

"I kissed Anthony, it felt like fireworks and loveliness! It was like drinking hot chocolate in front of a fire after playing outside in the snow." That was the text message I received a few days ago from my 19-year-old cousin, Emily. A freshman in college, she's head over heels for a new boy. The text made me smile. I remember those days – a time when nothing else seemed to matter except spending time together, even if it meant doing nothing. And, let's face it, as a broke college student nothing was a very popular pastime. Time flew by and stood still at the same time. Every kiss felt amazing and every second apart felt like a thousand years. Emily is going to have an incredible Valentine’s Day this year. I'm 33 and married so I have over a decade of experience on my cousin and that's probably why she confides in me with text messages like that. Plus, she thinks I’m still young enough to be cool, so I’ve got that going for me. If I were to send a text message back to […]
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How single BFFs can take on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just as much about friendship as it is about love. Besides, everyone who’s ever had a best friend knows that a special kind of love exists between buddies. When my BFF and I find ourselves single on February 14, there are a few different ways we like to celebrate the holiday: Tackle Your Bucket List! Have you guys always talked about skydiving but have never gotten around to it? Today’s a great day to take on some things you’ve always wanted to do. So attend a burlesque class or take that road trip. How about speed dating on a chair lift? Go out! It’s a misconception that all restaurants and clubs will be packed with couples today. Getting dolled up and having an evening out with your best friend does a girl good, and there are actually many singles events held on Valentine’s Day in cities across the U.S. Make fancy cocktails! Cap off the day by flaunting your mixology skills. If you’re looking for delicious drinks but are concerned about […]
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