Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope everyone had a fabulous Friday the 13th and survived with nary a scratch.

Though I'm not a big fan of Hallmark holidays, Valentines Day gives Bobzilla and me an excuse to shamelessly pursue hedonistic activities. And here's a breakdown of how we're doing it this year:

1. Off to Hixon's to check out the owner's massive private collection of antique Valentines. Actually, we already did that yesterday. And it was pretty neat. I forgot to bring my camera, but check out this photo blog. My favorite one is from the Jazz Age, which contains a creepy message to the recipient that his/her eyes would be cut out if they wandered on anyone else. Yikes!

2. Bowling at Mahall's. As part one of our "Best of Cleveland Date," we're going to knock down a few pins at this fabulous vintage bowling alley. Everything looks as it did about 50-60 years ago. Bobzilla is even going to wear one of his novelty bowling shirts. Fun, fun.

3. Getting Fancy at the Velvet Tango Room. After bowling, we're going home to change into spiffier duds for a stop at the ultra lush cocktail lounge. Notice I did not say "bar" or "joint." No, no, no, no. This place feels and smells class. For part two of our date, Bobzilla and I will be comfortably poised on an overstuffed sofa in an amber-lit cozy corner, sipping Manhattans while listening to tunes played on the grand piano. Tonight, Cab Callaway's former bassist will be accompanying the pianist on his standing double bass.

4. Back to Home Base. After a cocktail, it's back home for all kinds of bad things that will no doubt come back to haunt me at Wednesday's Weigh-In: Crab legs, artisan cheeses, truffles, cheesecake martinis. Oh dear.

On the upside, I'll be working off the calories tomorrow by attending a belly dancing class with my friend.

Well, I'm off for my pre-emptive Saturday morning workout.

Hope everyone has a FABULOUS weekend. And if you're going to be evil on Valentine's Day like I am, that's ok. Forgive yourself and get back on track again.


  1. Oh my gosh, this is ALL KINDS of cool - I love it! You know, I didn't realize that there were people around who didn't know how to keep a bowling score on paper! My husband and I would so love a night like you're planning, but I don't think we have anything like that around here. Or maybe we do and I just never looked into it.

    Have a fantastic time. Hope we get to hear all about it!

  2. Have an awesome date night; you deserve it. I on the other hand, had to lose my husband this V-Day to the law books. He is in the middle of finals. Since he goes to Drexel, they do trimesters instead of semesters. 3 sets of finals instead of 2 fun!

  3. Count us on the list of computer score-dependent boobs. We had to sheepishly ask the elderly league next to us for help on how to keep score.

    Kristi, semesters, trimesters, it don't matter. Law school sucks. I don't recall celebrating any holidays or weekends.

    Off to phase 2 of the soon as I can wake him up from the post-dinner nap!

  4. I hope your day was as fun and exciting as you presented it!

    We have one of those vintage bowling alleys here and I love to go there. The only problem is that they have the best cheeseburgers and fries. They call to me as I'm trying to pick up spares and cause me to miss easy pickups. (That's my story, anyway.)

  5. Valentines day as "an excuse to shamelessly pursue hedonistic activities"-- that's awesome! I knew there must be a way to rescue it from Hallmark.

  6. First off - love the new profile picture!! I think I want your haircut!! *hehe*

    Vintage Valentine's?!? That is SO right up my alley! How fun! And don't feel bad about your day of naughtiness...I enjoyed three days straight and I'm not ashamed! *haha*