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Cough Cough…Happy Valentines Day Deals …Cough Cough

February 13, 2014

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The Cheap Bastard is not feeling so good today. To be honest, he’s congested, got a nasty cough, didn’t sleep all that well and Valentine’s Day is really the last thing on his mind.

Not only that, but he also realizes he made a regrettable decision regarding his daughter’s clothing today. Since it’s spirit week at her school and her class was supposed to wear orange, she wanted to wear her polka dot boots (which I did not let her wear because it wasn’t raining). She also wore her black tights with polka dots. Not that there’s anything wrong with tights . . . as long as you wear a dress or a skirt over them. Once he got her to class he realized why she wouldn’t unzip her fleece jacket at home.

She only had a t-shirt on up top and you could see her underwear through her tights. Granted, she’s 6, but still…

Both my wife (who went to work early) and my daughter found this hilarious. Me, not so much.

Did I mention I wasn’t feeling that well and didn’t have much of a sense of humor? Determined to still be a not-so-embarrassing parent, I quietly found her emergency clothes at school, walked up to her in the classroom and gave her pants to put on. There was no judgment involved other than my quietly telling her as she dressed that I would have been cool with the outfit if you couldn’t see her underpants.

Now I’m sitting here pointlessly staring at my computer, nursing a cup of Teavana Jasmine Dragon and Rooibos tea (thanks, honey), wishing for one of the frozen Reese’s peanut butter treats that my wife ate even though she doesn’t like peanut butter (I can’t really say thanks for that) and worrying that I’ve scarred my daughter for life.

Oh, well, I guess if this leads her to in for years of therapy, at least she’ll be going in for something different than what I went in for…and that’s progress, isn’t it?

But that’s not the point of this posting.

Valentine’s Day Deals are the point. And if you stuck around long enough to see them, here they are. Some of them have absolutely nothing to do with romance, of course. A few just happen to be going on during Valentine’s Day.

StarbucksBuy one, get one free lattes from 2 to 5 p.m. Valentine’s Day.

Qdoba — Kiss a loved one while in line and you’ll get a buy-one, et-one-free entree deal. It’s probably best to kiss your own loved one rather than someone else’s.

California Pizza Kitchen — One appetizer, two entrees and one dessert from a special Valentine’s Day menu for $30 through Feb. 16th.

Jamba Juice — Buy one juice drink or smoothie, get one free with coupon through Feb. 17 at participating locations.

Red Mango — Buy one frozen yogurt, get one free with coupon from Red Mango’s facebook page at participating locations.

Krispy Kreme — Buy a dozen Valentines donuts, get 12 Valentine’s cards featuring coupons for a free donut.

Hooters –Two orders of 10 piece chicken wings for….WAIT JUST A MINUTE THERE, BUB. IF YOU THINK THAT HOOTER’S IS A ROMANTIC PLACE TO TAKE YOUR SWEETIE ON VALENTINE’S DAY, PERHAPS FINDING AN INEXPENSIVE, ROMANTIC EATERY MAY BE THE LEAST OF YOUR PROBLEMS. I’M JUST SAYIN….

As for me? I’m going to take a nap. Have a happy 14th.

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