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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you good folks, bad, too, as far as that goes. Today is when every woman walks around wondering what she will get from her beau and every man wonders if she will like it.

Then again, there are those happy few whose love affair reaches so high that every day of the year is Valentine’s Day.

I am lucky in love, myself. I wish I had never kissed even a single woman before I met my wife, Mary Jane, That many of you will doubt the truth of that is a given. That it does not matter is also a given.

Tree Huggers Hate Hug Me Day

Check this out. I found this on the front page of Google when I search the term ‘Valentine’s Day’ to see what related searches popped up at the bottom.

TreeHuggers Hate Hug Me Day

Really, guys? Oh, wait. I get it. No one to hug today except a rugged old birch that has developed a personality for you. No problem. Want me to get your medication for you?

Ebola did not kill us all, the ice caps are still there, you have been caught manipulating the data, get over it.

…and for goodness sake, take a breath. Not everything is related to the environment.

Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

Men, like women, are individuals all. If you are buying for Larry the Cable Guy you will buy in one store. If you are buying for Todd Chrisley you will be shopping in vastly different stores.

All men, safe to say, like knowing their woman is with them because they see him, the person. Spending some time telling him how much he means to you is the best gift ever. He may not respond in kind. Some of us are simply not wired that way. But we would go to war for you and God help the man who lay a hand on you against your will.

The man who works 60-70 hours a week to feed you and the kids? Yeah, that is him telling you he loves you. Loves you so much he is willing to stand on concrete floor from 7PM until 7AM in a bottling factory at minimum wage to make sure your family makes it.

I don’t think I am speaking just for myself when I say that when your woman just crawls into your lap, even when you are exhausted, is a fine thing, a d@mn fine thing. You forget about the aches in your body from work. You don’t have to say anything, either. His feelings for you are in the aches he has from working.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Jewelry, candy, flowers. The standbys generally do a good job. You might want to think about what it would mean to her if you were both free to travel the world, though.

It is not everyone’s dream, I admit. But working towards it starting today after all the day’s activities are over with might not be a bad thing.

Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine’s Day 2002 Mom asks, “Tim, are you ever going to get remarried?”
Tim  says, “Nope. My house is quiet and I like it that way.” -Tim

April 20, 2012 Tim says, “I do.”

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” -Judy Garland

…and you have to love this one.

“The best smell in the world is that man that you love.” -Jennifer Aniston

I think maybe that goes both ways. I remember when I met Mary Jane, she always smells like cinnamon to me, and cinnamon is in my top three.

Can’t do this without a Robert Browning quote.

“So, fall asleep love, loved by me… for I know love, I am loved by thee.” -Robert Browning

Valentine’s Day Movie

We are going to see Jupiter Rising. Fifty Shades of Grey reared its head, but nah, we rolled with Jupiter Rising.

Why? Admittedly, I got the author or 50 Shades of Grey confused with Toni Morrison. No, I don’t know how. I did and that affected my decision, admittedly bad info on my part. But we have been wanting to see Jupiter Rising anyways. As I get older, I get a bit more demanding in my standards of behavior in movies and it has begun to really save me quite a bit of money.

My Valentine’s

My luck in my love life is beyond coincidence.  Not once since I met her the first time in the airport at Butuan City has my heart failed to leap when I see her for the first time. Whether the separation is a 3 year break between visits to see her, 10 hours when I go to work or 15 minutes when I run to the store, my heart is still happy at the sight of her.

She smiles when she sees me. I cannot help myself.

It has to be Divine Providence.  I have said that Mary Jane is proof that God still loves me, despite my weaknesses and bad decisions.


I am blessed in life with a woman who is smart, beautiful, kind, Christian, generous and thinks I am a good man.

I can ask for no more than that.

Tim Singleton