Saturday, February 13, 2010

My funny Valentine

We all know that Valentine's Day is a "Hallmark holiday," a conspiracy among greeting card makers, florists, confectioners, and jewelers to guilt men into buying a l'il somthin' somethin' for their little sugar love muffins during the winter doldrums.

And, okay, I'll admit, I love getting flowers (even though the spouse won't buy them anymore since the cats eat them, drink the water from the vase, and wind up sending the vase and flowers crashing to the floor, typically within 24 hours) and a small box of really good dark chocolates or dark- and white-chocolate-covered strawberries (hint).

But the real reason I have come to like Valentine's Day is JC Penney, or rather JC Penney's brilliant and funny "Doghouse" ads. Here's the latest Doghouse ad, titled Return to the Doghouse.



That Return to the Doghouse ad totally cracks me up.

Too broke or too jaded to buy your sweet pea some sugar this Valentine's Day? Give her a compliment instead, one that is heart felt. As I like to say, a compliment costs nothing, means everything, and lasts forever.

So with an open heart I thank you for continuing to read my blog and wish you all a very happy Valentine's Day...

5 comments:

EMM said...

Very cute ad. I did get a combo immersion blender/chopper once for Valentine's Day and was really excited. I also went nuts the year I received a Kitchen Aid mixer for my birthday.

Don't get me wrong, I do like flowers and jewlery. Cooking, for me, is love.

xxoo

J. said...

@EMM, cooking (or rather the spouse cooking) is love for me, too. :-) And we've been wanting a Kitchen Aid mixer - in red - for a while, but they're expensive and take up a lot of room. Btw, one of the best Valentine's Day gifts I ever received was this, except the spouse was under the mistaken impression that I was the one who was supposed to use it. ;-)

Little Miss Cupcake said...

What's their problem? i would totally take the "greatest wife" plaque! :)

Anonymous said...

Loved the ad....my first holiday gift from my new husband was a device called a crumb buster along with other lackluster kitchen items - needless to say it is now a funny story of how not to buy your wife gifts....

15 years later, one of my best ever gifts is my hand held immersible blender - however it was balanced with a few trinkets so he's learned.

Kendor said...

OK, I'm officially not in the doghouse (at least for the next 5 hours). While the beer making kit actually might not have sent me directly to the doghouse, the Sleepyheads Lips White Tank and Pant Lounge Set and French Silk Hearts from the Charleston Cookie Company will allow me to bask in the warm sun outside the doghouse at least for the rest of today :-)

P.S. commenting on her blog also score points at our household