I always forget the words to this poem. So next year I’ll write them on my shoe…IN SHARPIE!
Do you have your own version of this poem? Finish it in your own words!
Here are more VDay videos with Chicagoans expressing their thoughts on Valentine’s Day:
These videos got me thinking… Sometimes Oftentimes, when I want to express myself (vocally) the words just aren’t there. I get nervous or my head is racing with 1,000 thoughts; I want to say them all and it just doesn’t come out how I had planned…I hate that! You know earlier I had it down perfectly and then afterwards I’m left thinking, “Brain, how could you do this to me? Of course NOW you’re calm and collected.. Quit telling me all that I should have said ” …so frustrating.
While I may not always be the eloquent speaker I’d like to be, I take the good with the bad and to be honest, I can write one heck of a letter! The words just come to me! Am I alone on this or can you relate? Expressing my true thoughts and feelings is easier for me in this respect. I’m not sure why but whatever the reason, the words just flow. They flow from my brain through my hand, right onto the paper (obviously the process is more complicated but I’m not talking science here).
So if you’re like me, take advantage of Valentine’s Day with the power of a pen (Sharpie pen of course) and paper. Take the opportunity to tell the people in your life that you love them and why you love them. Express yourself and don’t let the day go to waste, despite your love or hate for VDay. I guarantee that you will enjoy it so much more if you express the love for those you care about.
Now let me end by asking you: How do you express yourself?
It’s Monday, you may not be in the brightest of moods… You stayed up late last night celebrating the most popular non-national holiday of the year, your belt is a little tighter after eating endless amounts of seven-layer dip, on the way to the coffee machine people think you are talking to yourself, when you’re actually just reminding your feet “right, left, right, left…” Frankly, your mind just isn’t quite working in full-force yet – which probably won’t kick in until Tuesday or Wednesday.
Just to make your day a little bit more difficult to get through, here’s a reminder: V-Day (or should I say D-Day) is right around the corner! The pressure is really on to get your that quality gift. So what does this mean? Are you excited or aggravated by this fact? Maybe last week you were all for the lovey dovey holiday but as the pressure mounts are you beginning to change your mind? Or maybe you absolutely hated the thought of hearts and candy last week and now that you have a date, you’re all for it! Hey, I don’t know what your thoughts are…but that’s why I’m asking:
Valentine’s Day: Love it or Leave it?
Check out these brand new videos from our on-street Chicago interviews and see what people had to say:
Join the debate onFacebook ! Upload your videos, pictures & comments all before Sunday – VALENTINE’S DAY!
So you’ve heard!! – Sharpie is sponsoring a Valentine’s LOVE ♥ HATE Debate Feb. 1st thru 14th)!
For a quick recap, on Monday the conversation focused around whether or not you LOVE or HATE Valentine’s Day. For the most part, I’m getting Lots O’ Love! but believe me the numbers are there in terms of Haters! *I’ll fill you in on the official L vs H count later on!* We also debuted the 1st set of severalvideos from interviews hosted on Chicago’s Maginificent Mile, featuring what people had to say about V-Day ! (You can still see Monday’s videos on Sharpie’s YouTube page, under the “Valentine’s Day -Love Hate Debate Playlist”
Now, onto Today’s topic…
Today is all about the GIFTS!!
Valentine’s Day is different from other gift-giving holidays. Let’s be honest, there is plenty of room for error here and sometimes our sweethearts hit the target right on, while other times we aren’t so fortunate and end up with a half eaten box of chocolates and a carnation.
Check out our latest and greatest videos from our Michigan Ave interviews where we asked Chicagoans about their V-DAY gift giving experiences:
So now that you’ve seen these vids., let’s get to talking! Here are some topics that could stir up some debate! - However, if you have a topic of your own, go right ahead and start up the convo!
“OMG! BGE (best gift ever)!!”
“You’ve got to be kidding…YouREALLY thought I would like this?!?”
Back in the Day Valentine: FavoriteValentine’s Day memory from when you were little.
“I left blatantly obvious clues, but he/she just didn’t get the hint!”
Homemade OR Store bought? Which do you prefer?
ONE-OF-A-KIND Valentine: What original Valentine’s Day gifts have you received and/or given?!*(this could go both ways, good or bad )
As a reminder, here’s how the debate works…
Share your thoughts, stories & all the in between:
Valentine’s Day… The infamous February 14th. The holiday celebrated around the world to express love. A romantic, heart-felt, candy-filled day represented by hearts, exchanging Valentine’s and a cherub aiming his bow at love-seeking pedestrians. You’d think that such a holiday would be cherished by everyone….right?!
Well, apparently not! While it may seem like everyone is seeing red and pink lately there has been a lot of back and forth regarding whether to love or hate Valentine’s Day. This controversial topic has inspired Sharpie to host its own debate and find out where YOU stand on the issue. Maybe you’re that gal who LOVES LOVE and enjoys getting wrapped up in all the Valentine’s Day hoopla? Or maybe you’re the kind of guy who claims Valentine’s Day is a greeting card manufactured holiday?! Whoever you are, whatever side you take, we want to know! Express yourself and let your voice be heard! Be a part of Sharpie’s first ever
HOW IT WORKS!
Share YOUR OPINION February 1st through 14th! Tell us if you Love or Hate Valentine’s Day by:
Follow the discussion on Twitter and respond directly to@SharpieSusan with a #SharpieDebate hashtag
Need some inspiration? To kick things off we took our question to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile to find out what people had to say about Valentine’s Day! Check out the first series of videos to see what was said! Come back throughout the next two weeks to see more of what Chicagoans had to say on this hot topic:
We will be posting more Michigan Ave. interviews and sharing your uploaded videos and pics February 1st through February 14th so check back every day to see what’s new!