(This might be my favorite post from Brian ever.)
Valentine’s Day is stupid. Yea I said it. It is completely commercialized and forces people to buy extremely overpriced flowers and chocolates for a loved one when they really should be doing that more regularly than once a freaking year. I seriously do not need my calendar telling me when I need to be nice to my wife. Here’s a novel idea, be nice all the time. Maybe throw in a flower or two for good measure. (I train ’em good.)
Now I know that not everyone can afford to spend $50+ dollars regularly on flowers and treats for their sweetheart, so they use the one day a year as an excuse. But I’m here to tell you that you can be romantic all of the time on a budget. Here are some ideas:
- Single rose. When Whit and I were dating long distance, every time I would pick her up from the airport I would get her a single red rose. Costs like $8 and she freaking loved it. +5 love points
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (2 pack). Any girls that wants expensive truffles more than a plain old Reese’s cup isn’t worth being with. +1 love point (True and Duh.)
- Open the car door. SHIT IS FREE! +3 love points (He’s on a roll here.)
- Cook a nice meal. This one could get expensive and be time consuming but its worth the most points. +8 love points (Actually, just take me out, please. Have you ever eaten Brian’s dinner?)
- Drop a berry. Seriously, buy some champagne or prosecco, and drop a berry in it. Strawberry, raspberry, or blackberry will do. Guaranteed to class up the night. +3 love points.
I’m going to take my last suggestion a bit further (I mean it is Thirsty Thursday). If you really want to class up an evening with some berried bubbles, then I recommend the St. Germain cocktail. I actually found this drink for the first time on a recent trip to Breckenride. This beverage is a combination of a dry champagne/prosecco, soda water, and St. Germain. It is one of St. Germain’s featured cocktails and it is great. Girls love it. It is a great way to class up any evening and show your loved one how much you care, but I guess if you follow the “one day a year” motto you better get yourself to a liquor store quick and pick up some St. Germain.
NOTE: The below makes a single serving but I recommend making more so you can share.