Not a very exciting lunch for Valentine’s Day. I disappointed myself. I had been planning something special but ran out of time (the day itself was crazy – in full, it lasted from 7:30 am to 11:30ish and I was running on 1.5 hrs of sleep for most of that time…a few short naps between classes helped, but not much; I was exhausted by the end of Fellowship Meeting and skipped out on a dessert outing that some of the other senior girls had planned). The only thing remotely valentine-y about it was the heart cookie i put on top to hold everything in place, and that isn’t even shown in the picture. Contents of the box were fried rice, applesauce, and cucumber wheels, all grabbed hastily from the dining hall at the very last minute…I was able to go to the Chinese bakery yesterday, though, so I’m planning something a little more pretty for this Tuesday. 🙂
On a different note, since uchikuchi has received her prize in the mail (thanks for letting me know!), it’s now safe to post some pictures of what I sent her:
Last year’s drawmates (and a couple other friends) on campus, whom I don’t see nearly enough of on a regular basis, received cards similar to the ones pictured above, except that I used mini coin-sized manila envelopes instead (much easier – I didn’t have to make all of them).
I made a card featuring two bookworms for my boyfriend (we’re both humanities majors – he’s American Studies and I’m English). He took me out for breakfast and we had our celebration early, before the chaos of the rest of the day – it was nice, even though I’m sorry to say I was kind of grumpy from lack of sleep; there was barely anybody else in Hobee’s…I know if we’d gone out to dinner the crowd would have been ridiculous. Here’s what his card looked like:
And finally, here are the two cards that I made for people in my dorm (it’s a tradition in many of the dorms here that the guys dress up and “roll out” – or wake up – all of the girls early in the morning on Valentine’s day, present them with roses, and take them downstairs for breakfast; in most dorms, the girls also do something for the guys in return – in our case, we handmade cards for each guy and pinned them to their doors so that they’d see them when they woke up):
The “Maxian peas” feature from a ridiculous genetics problem on the first midterm of the biology core during sophomore year, which almost nobody got right. We were supposed to figure out some things about the genetics of mutant peas “from the planet Max” with the information given (you had to realize the peas were triploid to get it right – very tricky; few people were able to answer the question). The recipient of that card is an acquaintance who was in that class (as well as a few others) with me – I thought he’d get a kick out of it. (Yes, before I decided to major in English I wanted to be a plant biologist…). As for the rockstar goldfish – I just thought it would look cool (I was particularly proud of the tattoo – it, along with the rest of the details, is hand-drawn and colored).