Friday, February 15, 2008

The Anti-Valentine

I've realized that my husband and I have this odd ability to throw out analogies when we are discussing our lives together. He's an "anti Holiday gift giver" and believes that a calendar holiday is not a good enough reason to give someone a present. (This is ironic since I aspire to own a little gift boutique and he hates everything do to do with presents. Then you wonder why this little endeavor is taking me so long-can you say lack of support?) With this being said, you can obviously guess what I got for Valentines day? Zero. Zip. Nada. I have his love and that should be enough, right?

As I reminded him on Tuesday to the upcoming holiday, we had our usual sarcastic discussion in regards to love and marriage. His analogy (without going into details; partially because I can't even remember them) was that the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but how much maintenance did it take to get it that way? He said he likes his side, a few brown brown spots, a little dog poop, but he knows how to clean it up and get it in shape again. I think this was his twisted way of telling me that indeed, he wouldn't trade me in any time soon.

Which inspired me to write down a few thoughts of my own and create some anti-love cards.

This is one version-printed with my little Gocco machine. The verse "Love may make the world go round-so do ferris wheels. Like anything that makes you spin, the probability of puking greatly increases the longer you are on it." I have a friend who is going through a divorce and came up with "Sometimes it is necessary to burn bridges in order to be free." No card yet, but the thought is there.

Life Lesson: If you can be inspired by someone, then it's probably love.

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