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This morning, like every morning, I poked my computer “on” and shuffled into the kitchen to pour myself a cup of coffee. Sitting in my favorite mug next to the coffee maker was a package of Reese’s peanut butter hearts. I scampered into the living room to find my dad. “Thank you!” I trilled. “Happy Valentine’s Day!” He just grinned. “I tried to get you a heart-shaped box of chocolates,” he said, “but I think I waited too long because they already had Easter candy out last night.”
My dad does this every year and every year it makes me really happy to be his daughter. Even the years when I’ve been at college, living in an apartment on my own or studying abroad in Europe, Dad has made sure I had a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Yes, it might sound loser-ish, but to me it’s totally sweet: my dad is my Valentine. I don’t mean for this to be creepy, but I am being sincere. My dad as a Valentine has never disappointed. Keep reading »
Folks, February 14th is almost upon us again and, if you’re not making restaurant reservations or picking out scented bath tablets, chances are you’re in your sad corner crying to a Morrissey album.
Well fret not, lonely souls, because we have the surefire cure for the Valentine’s Day blues: MOVIES, and plenty of ‘em! Keep that copy of “Sleepless in Seattle” on the shelf and check out our selection of the perfect double features to suit your mood on Singles Awareness Day.
You know the drill in America; when you’re little, you hand out perforated cards and hope your crush gives you one of the good ones instead of the obvious “just friends” version. And as adults, the pressure is on to have a special date night and be showered with gifts, or be forced to acknowledge that you are completely and utterly alone in the world. But, just like any other holiday, every country has its own way of celebrating. (Or not celebrating—Valentine’s Day is banned in many countries because of its evil consumerist Western roots.) Here are a few other traditions that might be fun to try. Keep reading »
Cupid. The nude little guy with the bow and arrows who goes around shooting people and making them fall in love. On Valentine’s Day, he’s everywhere. But interestingly, Hollywood hasn’t given him that much play over the years. I set out today to bring you 10 stars who’d played Cupid on the big or small screen. And only came up with, uh, three. So, after the jump, three dudes who’ve played the god of desire and erotic love. Maybe some producer out there will be inspired to start developing something a little more substantial in this genre. Keep reading »
Just because you broke up doesn’t mean you still don’t have feelings for you ex … mostly feelings of hostility. Why not express your unresolved rage over the breakup with a passive-agressive Valentine’s Day gift? After the jump, some adorable present ideas that your jerk of an ex will surely enjoy. That motherf**ker. Keep reading »
Clap on! Clap off! Clap on, clap off … your girl’s bra. Imagine I was singing that. The Clap-Off Bra is a brilliant gift idea for lazy men who don’t want to put in all that extra work to undo a bra. You can make one for the special lady in your life this Valentine’s Day by following these ridiculously complicated instructions. Oh, and you may want to consider ditching that giant red bow. Most women prefer for their boobs not to look like a Christmas gift. (FYI, the video is sort of NSFW.) [Instructables] Keep reading »
For Valentine’s Day, instead of waiting for love letters that’ll never come—who sends those anymore, anyway?—we decided to practice a little self-love in the name of St. Valentine by writing them to ourselves. We invite you to do the same in the comments. Amelia, Jessica, and Kate have already shared theirs. Today is Ami’s turn … Keep reading »
These days, if you give a Valentine’s Day card that says something like, “I won’t let you go until you say yes, kid,” you’re bound to get tasered. But in simpler times, creepy Valentine’s Day cards like the one above weren’t considered rape-y — they were sweet. Can you imagine that? Although I guess I shouldn’t be bitching because I’m not getting any Valentines this year. [Funny Or Die] Keep reading »