a little valentine's tradition

February 14, 2011

"Well, there's a lot of reasons. I mean, roses only last like a couple weeks and that's if you leave them in water, and they really only exist to be pretty. So that's like saying 'my love for you is transitory and based solely on your appearance.' But a potato! Potatoes last forever. In fact, not only will they not rot, they actually grow stuff even if you just leave them in the sack! That part alone makes it a good symbol...but there's more! There are so many ways to enjoy a potato! You can even make a battery with it! And that's like saying 'I have many ways in which I show my love for you' and potatoes may be ugly, but they're still awesome so that's like saying 'it doesn't matter at all what you look like, I'll still love you.'"

Except for last year when we were 6,142 miles apart,
I give David potatoes for Valentine's Day every year*
It's a little tradition I adore.

Happy Valentine's Day ♥
. . .
{potato sources unknown}
*Don't worry, David, it's coming this weekend.

18 comments:

  1. a potato? what an awesome and unique idea! love the explanation behind it...i've never actually thought it about in that way.

    happy v-day!

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  2. this is funny and perfect that it's heart shaped?!

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  3. That is such a sweet tradition! :)

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  4. That's a hilarious and awesome tradition!! Hope you both have a sweet day :)

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  5. Oh wow, this is great. Funny stuff and it makes sense, really. It's quite cute!

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  6. that's super sweet...i love it :)

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  7. How pretty! Happy Valentines day :)

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  8. so awesome! i love that picture of the heart potato!! what a great post too and sooo true, potatoes do last forever and i love the meaning behind that a potatoes means i will always love you even you when you are old..thats true love!! i have a bunch that are starting to grow roots and our kitty LOVES to play with them...we find them all over the house!

    happy v-day!

    best,

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  9. this is the absolute cutest thing i have ever heard of.

    mind if i steal it from you when i am not single? <3

    i hope you and david have the best Valentine's Day out of any other couple out there.

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  10. ah! i absolutely LOVE this!! so true and so cute.

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  11. they do grow to be pretty plants!! :)

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  12. Hi! Kimbirdy from Fill Your Well sent me over to see this sweet potato post, since I just did one myself! Cute. If only they would all grow this way!

    Take care, Cassie

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  13. oh my. my heart. i'm hoping my future man friend will be open to such a tradition. so so so cute! like a million baby puppies but even better.

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