Why We Buy Cards Despite All of This Anxiety:

With all of this considered, why do we buy cards at all?  They’re expensive, impersonal, and generally speaking make us uncomfortable, yet we feel compelled.  One may say that it’s their artistic value that makes us want to keep them around, but why not just write a letter on nice looking paper?  The real reason we buy cards is because they’re clever, but that clever isn’t our’s, its someone else’s.  We’ve outsourced even our most intimate sentiments to those “experts,” the clever writers locked away in some cramped warehouse, who are just “better at explaining than us.”  While this may be true, it doesn’t really change the fact that we’ve removed ourselves from the gift entirely.

Having another man recite a beautiful poem to your lover and then saying “that’s what I would have said if I was clever like him,” doesn’t really seem to cut it.  And neither does giving a card that’s “clever” instead of just giving a letter, even a letter which is written by you.  Yet we, for whatever reason, would rather give someone something impersonal, external, and “objectively” clever, than something personal and kind of stupid.

What’s Better:

Ask yourself, in all seriousness, which is more important and meaningful; a clever remark from a sarcastic dog on a piece of nice card-stock, one of half a million exactly like it, or a half-coherent, misspelled, and almost illegible, letter written by a child with the utmost personal sincerity in marker on construction paper?

Of Pink White & Red

Paring: Jongtae (girl!jonghyun)
Word Count: 1568
Warning: None
Genre: AU, fluff (not really)
Apparently I forgot that I wrote this for Valentine’s Day??? And I don’t remember if it’s because I didn’t want to end it like that or if I just forgot to post it??? But here you go over a month late :3

Jungheegroans and pulls a disgusted face when she walks into the small café she works at. There’s a mix of pink white and red decorations in the form of hearts and cute things hanging everywhere.

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randomnpurrfection asked:

hi i just asked the pro con question for beenzino, zion.t and gray and I just discovered your already did zion.t so instead can you do beenzino, crush, and gray ^^ please and thank you!

Pros: He seems like a really sweet boyfriend, who would make cute surprises on special occasions (e.g. sending you flowers on Valentine’s Day). Spending time with him would be a lot of fun 

Cons: He has a lot of fangirls, so if you two ever went public you would have to deal with a lot of hate (just like his current gf). He is also often surrounded by girls, so you would have to get used to that. You also wouldn’t get to spend much time with him alone, as he tends to bring his crew with him.

@brother_p_: My Valentines Day - 14/02/15: I remember before I got saved and came to Christ, I never planned even sticking with one woman, going from woman to woman, smoking, drinking, prideful and being angry and depressed not knowing what I really wanted in life but just to live.

I cried sometimes daily for a change in my life, because I hated who I was and how I treated others. I fully gave my life to Christ, because in his presence I really felt a fullness of joy and my life changed.

I’m not where I planned to be but with him I am where I need to be, when I gave my life to him I was no longer walking on my own understanding but consistently allowing God to order my steps in everything from careers to finances to be a blessing to those who do not have.

I met @doctorkanayo and I knew instantly she is my wife to be, forever praying, caring, loving, understanding who I once was as to who God has now made me by his grace.

A Man Who Finds A Wife, Finds A Good Thing & Obtains Favour From The Lord…✨

I proposed with just a ring and faith in God providing, now God may your will be done… As you take all the glory….✨ My Proverbs 31 Woman…❤️💚💜💙💛
Photo by @alakijastudios


anonymous asked:

My girlfriend of (nearly) six months cheated on me and I found out on Valentine's Day. I still talk to her. She knows I know what happened and kind of how I've been feeling. She doesn't know that I still have nightmares about it every single night multiple times a night. I knew this guy was going to ruin us from the start. I hate myself for always being right about this shit. I have panic attacks daily and she doesn't know. When she's with me I'm usually okay but otherwise not really.

You really should tell her what she’s done too you lovely, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re struggling so much with this. 

anonymous asked:

Sorry to bother you but the other day I saw someone ask about your valentines day cc and how their sims were bathing in it, and I had the same problem. Have you fixed the file yet? I just redownloaded it but the same thing happened. I hate bothering you about it but they're really cute and I'd like to have them in my game!

i’m so, so so sosososo SO sorry it took me so long to fix it ! i finally did and i just reblogged the fixed version :))

lory-bellator asked:

A thought about them that they’d never share:
I wonder what Valentine’s Day would have been like if I was really, like, a man.

First impression of them:
Oh she hates me. She sees I’m strange and she hates me. But if she needed an organ, I bet she would not hate me that much.

Favorite thing about them:
I was wrong, wrong, wrong. She is the sweetest person, and makes me laugh. When I smile at her, she smiles back, even though I can tell she is sad inside a lot. She plays with me, and she cares how I am feeling. It is too soon to say, but she treats me like family, almost, and I want to treat her the same.

Least favorite thing about them:
I think maybe you are having trouble with how to hurt, and then stop hurting. Not just pretend for everybody else, but really stop and let other things in. But I think there is a lot I don’t know about you.

Hopes for their future relationship:
What else does Lore like? I want to bring it to her.

pvnkrocker asked:

Hi i reblogged the ship post to my personal, sempiternalwastelands, but my about is here :) I would ship you with mikey! also, mlt spontaneously kiss you?

Thank you! I really think any of them would, but I think Mikey would just wanna make out all the time so I’m going with him. :)

Ship: Calum


First date: Theme park

Compliment: I’m assuming your icon is you? You’re very pretty! And you seem like you have a cool personality. :)

Mini playlist:

21 Guns - Green Day

All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me) - Bullet For My Valentine

Better Than Me - Hinder



colton-rose asked:

colton and taralia becAUSE I CAN YO

♥: a valentine’s day headcanon: Tara hates mushy things like that and Colton really doesn’t want to waste the money on too much extravagance but I do imagine him making her dinner and then pulling her on the bed and showing her just how much he actually cares for her and he’d like kiss her all over the place until she was super red all over and admitted she loved him back even though THESE TWO HATE EACH OTHER (they don’t really but Tara refuses to like meat-y mc-meat over here)
♣: an april fool’s day headcanon: Taralia would spend weeks planning to do an april fool’s joke on him but everyone she’d planned would fail and in the end Colton would get her so good she’d refuse to speak to him for days.
✞: an easter headcanon: They don’t celebrate easter although I do see Tara in the market just like. Colton I swear to god I’m buying ALL THESE FUCKING REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER EGGS AND YOU CAN’T STOP ME!
✿: a mother’s/father’s day headcanon: both don’t really celebrate this at all so it’s ignored
★: a fourth of july headcanon: Taralia would be running around setting off fireworks alongside Colton and I could imagine them at some crazy ass barbecue with their friends, secretly stealing kisses and like throwing those popper things at annoying kids.
☠: a halloween headcanon: Taralia dresses up as something wickedly hot and refuses to have Colton say a word about it because she hates the attention and is only doing this to show him she can be hot.
✈: a thanksgiving headcanon: they just eat. A LOT OF FUCKING FOOD. and at the end of the day I imagine them playing some stupid ass board game. Even though THEY HATE EACH OTHER
❅: a christmas/hannukah headcanon: Taralia would really have no clue what to get Colton so she’d keep asking him over and over and eventually just give him like this coupon book while Colton, the sly fuck he is, would just buy her all this shit she’s been wanting and I can imagine Tara going ‘YOU ACTUALLY LISTEN TO ME!? WTH?!?!”
☄:  a new years eve/day headcanon: They get drunk and things happen. No parties for them. They’re too busy breaking in the new year!


redwhitebreeze asked:

okay! random! 1, 8, 9, 11, 20, 27, 36, 46, 51, 57, 60, 69, 77, 81, 99

1:Is there a boy/girl in your life?

Already answered~

8:What’s the background on your cell?

This pic <3

9:Name the last four beds you were sat on?

I don’t really get this one :/

11:Honestly, are things going the way you planned?

Lolnope, never

20:When did you last talk to the last person you shared a kiss with?

Never, because I’ve never kissed someone…

27:What is your favorite color?


36:Were you single on Valentines Day?

Yup, and I’ll probs always be…

46:Do you wear hats if your having a bad hair day?

Nope, pretty much never wear hats in general.

51:Do you know anyone who hates shopping?

Don’t think so.

57:Do you think two people can last forever?


60:When’s the next time you will give someone a BIG hug?

Probs the con I’m going to in the summer~ Gonna give my best friend a BIIIIIIIG hug :3

69:Have you ever tried your hardest and then gotten disappointed in the end?

Nope, because I never try my hardest…

77:Are you friends with the people you were friends with two years ago?

Nooooope~ Because they all abandoned me as soon as I no longer was of any use to them…

81:How many people have you liked in the past three months?

Only cute anon <3<3<3

99:Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yeah, sure, why not.

thegoatsong asked:

37,48, and any one of your choice ~oooouu~

37. I have trouble spelling judgment because I always want to add an extra e… also recommendatiom because I want to add an extra c…

48. Ok so this one happened on V-Day, but first some background: 

For some odd reason this year (and half of last) my hands inexplicably smell of onions. Yes I cook with onions a lot but the smell has stuck in my skin for days at a time when I do cut them. It’s really… taxing.

So on Valentine’s Day my bf grabs my hand as I’m getting ready and gives it a kiss and when I turn to finish up whatever it is I was doing he pauses and says, “… your hands,” I turn around horrified because I was paranoid but I hadn’t even cooked with them and, “onion hands.”

I let out this moan-yell of defeat and say “I HATE MYSELF” and suddenly start laughing hysterically. It wasn’t because I thought it was “funny” but I knew right then that everything in my life is absurd and I should give up because onion hands. I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe but somehow was crying too??? I wasn’t even sad but my body was like “WOE IS ME FOR MINE HANDS ARE STINKY” so that led to a lot of confusion to kick off V-Day. 

17. I fell out of a tree while mowing the lawn so I broke my collarbone. I never wore the stupid sling so now my collarbone is like a silly straw.

<3 <3 <3

Sometimes if I’m really lucky Daddy sings while he drives and we hold hands always and he hates singing in front of anyone so it’s a gift when he sings to me (: so excited to see him tomorrow!!! Last time I saw him was VALENTINES DAY.