Thanks Kbop-Khop for giving me something fun to post about – yet again. 🙂
I’m actually not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. I never was – single or not single. I’ve felt it was one of the most unromantic day of the year because of how commercial it is. But this 10 Valentine’s Day Questions sounds like fun! So let’s go!
1. What is your favorite Valentine’s Day treat?
Dark chocolate. I’m talking 85% or 90% dark chocolate! And really fresh strawberries – organic please. A difficult thing to purchase during winter months here in Canada. But I’d splurge just to sink my teeth in some juicy strawberries!
2. Sweethearts or chocolate covered strawberries?
My answer from question #1 sums it up! Chocolate covered strawberries – but even better if the chocolate has a bit of that bitter dark taste.
3. What was your favorite Valentine’s day memory?
I don’t have any! I have had bad Valentine’s day memories, though. Does that count? The one that comes to mind is a date I had with my 2nd long term relationship boyfriend. He was in such a horrible mood and when we finally got to his place, we found his snobby aunt was visiting (he was still living at home at the time). His aunt barely paid any attention to me and just gabbed away with him – both acting like I wasn’t there. She was just really, really horrible. I just kept on thinking what I waste of time this was for me to be there. The older and more confident me would have just excused myself and left. If I could have turned back time that’s exactly what I would have done. The younger me was foolish enough to hope we were still able to salvage the date. Uh, yeah. I was wrong!
4. What movie would you rather watch on Valentine’s Day: Pretty Woman or You’ve Got Mail?
A tough one as I like both! I think it would totally depend on my mood. If I had to pick one, I would probably gravitate towards Pretty Woman.
5. Which restaurant would you prefer to go to for a Valentine’s Day date?
That’s the one thing I detest most about Valentine’s Day. Here in Toronto, any nice restaurant will have a set menu (3 or 4 course) which is a waste for me as I don’t like the dessert ‘must-order’ part. Also, they seem to cram as many tables in and well, you practically feel like you’re dining with the couples next to you! It’s extremely impersonal and unromantic. Since I met my husband, while we were dating and childless at least, we would stay in and just enjoy a quiet dinner together.
6. What would you do on your perfect Valentine’s date?
If I didn’t have to work during the daytime I would go for a spa pedicure and then to a cafe to drink an afternoon Americano while listening to k-pop.
Evening time? Stay in and avoid the Valentine crowd. And of course, have sex. What? I’m just being honest!
7. Red or pink lips on Valentines Day?
Pink lipstick, please. But I’ve always preferred pink over red lips on myself.
8. What is your ideal Valentine’s Day date outfit?
Since I’d be at home in hiding, nothing special. My yoga pants and a t-shirt – but I would be wearing my pink fuzzy socks.
9. Homemade or store-bought gifts?
Home made – in the sense of having my husband cook me food. Preferably a medium rare steak with great red wine.
10. Would you wear your hair up or hair down for a date night?
Up – It’s about comfort.
So as you can see, I’m pretty boring, yeah? And a bit dirty I guess because I’d want to have sex but honestly that’s not different from most nights. 😉
I think it’s just that I like romance to be that kind of unplanned, small surprises here and there at random moments anytime. Not just on February 14th each year. And I don’t think romantic gestures need to be this grand thing.
I don’t care for flowers either – they die. And then I’d have to clean them up and I’m too lazy to do that so the dead flowers stay in a vase in front of me for a month.
Yup. I’m so unromantic it’s not even funny.