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Well, February has rolled around once again and I would almost bet money - the little that I have - that men's blood pressure levels are on the rise. If you haven't gotten those ever-so-thoughtful reminders that Valentine's Day is just around the corner, expect the onslaught soon.

And even if you don't, it's still implied. It may be a ridiculous holiday, but any man who forgets to buy his wife/girlfriend/whatever something will likely end up in the doghouse.

That said, this blog is dedicated to the men out there. All of them.

I figured this would be a good chance for people to share Valentine's Day ideas - what gifts go over well and ones that ... eh ... not so much. What gifts would you like to receive?

Any stories of horrible Valentine's Days past? Men, don't feel shy - chime in. It's just as hard to buy for a man, I think, so any input would be more than helpful.

In high school I had a Valentine's date to a movie - I pulled the whole nine yards, dressed up (in a pink shirt that had at least one heart on it - hey, you have to dress to the occasion) and met my date.

The chosen flick, though? Final Destination 2. Not exactly the romantic comedy most associate with the holiday, but we still had a really great time.

I think it goes to show that you don't have to stick with the mushy, typical ideas associated with "singles awareness day" - branch out and have some fun.

Here are a couple DIY ideas:
*Make your own Valentine mailbox
*Heart-shaped eggs for breakfast