Friday, February 15, 2013


I read all sorts of blogs.  One thing that is very consistent is that every blog I read(except one) is that they are written by someone with two X chromosomes (That's females for those of you not nearly as nerdy as me).  But that's about all that unites them.  There are ladies that are rocking the single kick-ass female DIY-building-my-house-from-scratch blogs(here and here) there are married ladies(who have kiddos but don't center their blogs around their families but are still pretty kick ass DIYers) and then there are the occasional mommy blogs that are hil-ar-rious(here and here); Please read Leslie's gem.

But I do make note of one thing.  There really isn't anyone I read like me.  I'm not married, and I'm not single.  I've got, who I've been calling, my 'Man-friend' and Valentine's Day is as good as any to give him his proper introduction.

Hate to see you leave, but I love to watch you go ;)
 Why should he be getting an introduction you may ask?  'Man-friend' seems more like a glorified 'boy-friend' and I'd say you would be semi correct.  He gets an introduction because he is important to my everyday life.  And instead of refering to him as someone I went to customer service with(a few posts back), I guess I feel like my 3 readers should get a face to his non-name(still working through the whole what he's letting me put on my blog :P) and yes man-friend if a glorified boyfriend, because lets be honest, I'm not a 12 year old crushing on Justin Beiber.  I'm an adult and so is he.  He isn't a boy, he's a man. And the boyfriend terminology always kinda irked me.  So Man-friend he is.

Reppin' the fav band!
 But what makes him so special.  One, he puts up with me.  Sometimes, I'm crazy. I get super excited over the dumbest things but then I can be awkward and quiet sometimes.  He not only doesn't make fun of my nerdy-ness, but appreciates and embraces it. And not only that, he compliments me.  Not tells me I'm pretty(which he does, often) but him being around makes me feel like a better person and makes me want to be a better, kinder person.

Ah, the crazy captured by amazing photographer and friend Sarah Murray

With all the valentines days stuff going around today I read an article by a 40 something woman which was a list of things she wished her 20 something self knew.  One that stood out to me was this:  If a relationship isn't confusing, it's healthy.  And that's a good way to describe us.  I've been in some wacky relationships with all sorts of juvenile drama.  But there was none of that with us, no games.  And that is one of the best things about us.  No drama.  I know him, he knows me.  And that's that.  No games.  People need to give this a try, it's amazing!
burgundy&gold and black&purple!

So what am I doing for this amazing guy to make him feel special today while he makes me feel special everyday?  Well one, I'm ignoring his flaws(I mean its ok he's not a Redskins fan and he's not #1 fan of Downton Abbey... TODAY).  Really, months ago I saw this pretty bomb card.  I knew it was perfect because, it was cute showed the love but still funny!  I love supporting a small business and graphic designer.  When I had trouble with the online purchase forms, Amanda responded right away and helped me with the process.  The card was beautiful and I would recommend looking into Amanda at wit&whistle and her whitty and beautifully crafted cards.  This is the one I settled on:

It was so popular, my brother even considered buying it for his GF.  I'd say that was a success.
Remember how one of Man-friend's flaws was his lack of Redskins fanage, well, he is a fan of the Baltimore Ravens, a huge fan.  And though I'm typically not one to go buy a gift for V-day, he would never treat himself to some Superbowl winning gear(because remember, they won!) So I went scrounging around the Baltimore metro area looking for an acceptable gift and found something like this at none other then a girls best friend, Target!:

Image from NFL shop

I would have gotten one from Groupon, or a sports store but 1.)  Groupon's shipping is free, yay, but ridiculously delayed.  There was no way it was making it by V-day.  and 2.)  Looked at sports stores and talk about inflated prices on Ravens gear after a Superbowl win, no thank you.  And some throws were even miss colored and kind of brown instead of a bright purple.  A little snooping around and I think I made out ok.   I wrapped er' up in a paper bag adorned with a purple bow (go ravens) and orange tissue paper(Manfriends fav color).  But in all honesty, the themed bags at Target were too girly and I didn't have red tissue paper and they jacked up the cost of the paper bags with red bows by 2 bucks, are-you-kidding me?? I think it's more sentimental this way, no?  Hopefully he likies!

Moral of the story.  Get yourself a good man.  Be happy.  Feel butterflies every day.  And be a redskins fan.  :)

<3 us.
Happy Valentines Day all!

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