Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day and washing machines

Dear Internets,

First, I would like to thank everyone who voted on which birds Achilles and I should use as a cupcake topper for our wedding. Most people seem to like the first couple, which is probably Achilles' and my favorite as well. I really appreciate the honesty of the two people who voted “None of the above!” (Way to not pull any punches, Internets!) I would like to know what you didn't like – do you just want to see more options, or do you hate the idea entirely?

In other news, I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day and a happy first day of the Year of the Tiger. Achilles and I aren't normally a particularly shmoopy couple, but we had a pretty sickeningly romantic Valentine's weekend. On Friday, Achilles surprised me with tickets to a comedy show. We stayed the night at a hotel downtown, where Achilles had flowers and champagne waiting. (Please quit barfing, Internets)

I tried to match Achilles romantical-ish-ness on Sunday by making fondue. We watched An American Tail while we dipped sausage, meatballs, potatoes, apples, pears, and avocado into Gruyere fondue (which turned out yummy), and angel food cake, strawberries, and oranges into chocolate peanut butter fondue (which was also pretty darn good). Unfortunately, we both ended up eating so much that we spent the rest of the evening clutching our stomachs and complaining that we were too full. Thus, Achilles won the romantic Valentine's planning award this year.

In other other news, I realized this weekend that I'm officially old and boring when I got incredibly excited about having the ability to stack our washer and dryer. (It is going to create so much more storage space!)

How was your weekend, Internets? Did you do anything exciting?

Love,
Jane

P.S. Achilles' favorite type of cake when he was 10 years old was angel food cake. Plus five agility points to the first person who correctly guesses what my favorite kind of cake was when I was 10.

9 comments:

wanderingtex said...

the boy doesn't believe in valentines day, and it's reading stuff like this that makes me realize how pathetic that is. maybe i'm just in a depressive rut, but i really wish i had more to believe in. (sorry im such a downer, i just wish i had a relationship a teeeny bit more like yours)

wanderingtex said...

the boy doesn't believe in valentines day, and it's reading stuff like this that makes me realize how pathetic that is. maybe i'm just in a depressive rut, but i really wish i had more to believe in. (sorry im such a downer, i just wish i had a relationship a teeeny bit more like yours)

wanderingtex said...

woops - that's twice. also, my fave cake at 10 was red velvet - was yours too? OR princess cake?

jamie said...

Oh fondue sounds yummy! But I can totally see fondue overload haha

Kim said...

You watched An American Tail?!!?!? That was my FAVORITE movie as a child. I still have a Feivel (sp?) doll.

mrs.notouching said...

Ours was great too - he got me a gift and I got naked. What can I say, sex after kids is a gift.
P.S. Loving your new banner - did you make it?

sleepyjane said...

1. LOVE the new banner. :)

2. I went back and had a look at the birds post, I also like the first pair. :)

3. I hope you had a good week. x

Elizabeth said...

Eric told his mom to give our fondue pot to Goodwill during the move. That was entirely inappropriate, and has been undone (I hope!).

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

mine was lovely, very tame but perfect.