I'm glad that Bob LeDrew sent me a link that tells you how to turn boring old "trombone" paper clips into heart-shaped clips today. That is because I almost spent the evening messing around with melted glass instead of sharing pre-Valentines advice with you.
First, while that heart-shaped clip idea is bound to bring a smile to the face of your sweety, don't forget the power of the binder clip.
Our friend La Canadienne was out this week and met a young man who had cleverly made a teabag for loose tea with a hemp sack and a binder clip. Directly from her blog:
Me: Liam, is that a binder clip?!
Liam: Uh, yeah.
Me: Can I make out with you now, please?
I love a man who can use a binder clip.
Ladies, you should know that there are also men who appreciate a woman who can use a binder clip.
Of course, binder clips are already Valentine's Day friendly:
- You can buy binder clips with heart shaped handles; and
- You can decorate them with messages of love instead of messages of efficiency.
If you're trying to think of things to do with your sweety this weekend, you might look at the suggestions given to K in A Reader Seeking Advice, or consult my famous romantic things to do in Ottawa post or Marcie's 101 Things to Do in Ottawa (12 anyway). [Followup: K reports that he met his date at a downtown Irish Pub. Unfortunately, although K is exactly as he described himself, she expected he'd be different and she's too busy for a relationship anyway.]