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Low-effort, mini Valentine's Day celebrations
Published Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:59PM MST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:57AM MST
Not everyone’s in love with the idea of Valentine’s Day. Making fun of V-Day has become kind of a cliché at this point, and it’s easy to see why; Valentine’s Day lacks the days off, the decorations, the historical signifance, and the dozens of classic movies that take place at yours Christmases, Easters, and Halloweens—and it doesn’t have the green beer of St.Patrick’s day, which also happens to be a strike against every other holiday, too. Plus, it’s in February, a month we usually associate with either biting cold or gross, brown snow melting and dirtying everything up.
It’s a holiday that has everything working against it. Here’s the thing, though: there are a few things about it that even the most cynical among us can enjoy. Things like…
Delicious pizza, only shaped like a heart. You can sell people on pizzas shaped like things other than circles at the best of times (try to tell me you don’t get excited, on some level, when you come across a square pizza) but in this case, a portion of the profits goes toward a good cause. That’s what you call a win-win.
“A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.”
It’s a Canadian slasher film from ’81 featuring a guy dressed as a miner as the antagonist…on Valentine’s Day. For a certain subset of people, this is maybe the best way to celebrate the day. It’s cheesy, it’s weird, and it’s decidedly unconventional, which is just what you may be after. Be warned, though: 80s slasher movies are not for the squeamish.
To answer the first thing that came to your mind: yes, it’s a thing! To answer the second thing: yes, we’re already back to heart-shaped food!
The types of heart cakes seem to vary by location, but really, it’s an ice cream cake shaped like a heart. It’s hard to lose here…unless you’re lactose intolerant, in which case we’re 0-2 on this particular menu.
Re-watch the original Star Wars trilogy
This has absolutely nothing to do with Valentine’s Day and everything to do with what a great trio of movies this is. You could argue that the relationship between Leia and Han makes it a love story, which immediately places it in Valentine’s Day territory, but that’s just gilding the lily.
Whatever you end up doing to celebrate, or not celebrate, just remember this one thing: a whole whack of candy will be marked down tomorrow, and that’s something we can all appreciate.
Happy Valentine’s Day!