Tuesday, February 15, 2005


We had a nice, low-key Valentine's Day yesterday. M____ had her poetry class last night, so who was I to compete with three hours studying The Romantics?

She gave me a fun little grow your own chili peppers kit. Growing peppers has been a hobby of mine for a few years now, so it's nice to get another variety to play with. As she pointed out, they will turn red eventually!

On my side, I made one of her favorite meals: quiche, salad, home-made rolls, and Breyer's vanilla-bean with chocolate fudge ice cream for dessert. I also borrowed the DVD of Pretty in Pink from our cool next door neighbors and presented her with a very pretty rose when I picked her up from class. The rose has opened up nicely today and looks even better than it did yesterday. It's a nice multicolor with dark red edges turning to gold and warm orangish-pink in the middle.

Inspired by an evening studying lots of poetry about sex and death, we used a Halloween champagne flute as a bud vase. It has a plastic skeletal hand rising up out of a pentagram base as the stem holding the glass proper.

Today I saw an interesting page on the history of Valentine's Day. If you're someone who refuses to celebrate the Christian holidays which are actually re-named pagan holidays, looks like you should add Valentine's Day to the list. Others include Groundhog Day, Easter, May Day, Halloween, and of course Christmas.


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