Valentine’s Day Massacre

Alternate title:

Or, Forty by Forty might still be alright if I can just make it through this day!

So, yeah, Happy Valentine’s Day. Will you be mine? I have one, of course, but you know, just for fun.

And, I know there are days when you splurge. Well, hi, today is one of those days. It started off quite fine with my typical breakfast.

Then, I ended up going to lunch here for a meeting. Yummy smoked chicken wrap. I did well with that, especially avoiding the clam chowder that smelled unbelievably good. But, can I help it if I indulged in the ginger mousse?

Nope, I can’t.

The ginger mousse wouldn’t have been so bad if two other things had not happened. Namely, the new Molly (whose name, coincidentally is Erin) hadn’t brought in brownie bars. Had to have one of those.

And, Anna, sweet little Anna, who knows how hard I’m trying. What does she do? Well, she sends in chocolate chip cookies with pink, red and white M&Ms in them.

So, yeah, Forty by Forty. Today, you rest.

Thank you all for your well wishes for Aidan. I think we’ve succeeded in getting him on the mend. The problem though? Now Erin’s coughing. Ugh.

So, will you be my Valentine?

15 Comments on “Valentine’s Day Massacre”

  1. La says:

    You can send over some of those sweet treats to me; I’m craving chocolate like nobody’s business!

    Have a super Valentine’s Day!

  2. Melissa says:

    I’m with you on falling off the healthy-eating bandwagon today. Oops. Let’s just make it one day and get back on tomorrow.

    Hope Erin doesn’t get the full-blown sickness. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. JC says:


    Mike – will you be MY VALENTINE?

  4. totellasecret says:

    Happy V-Day! I could also use some goodies – I’m all alone here in the office!

  5. erin says:

    happy valentine’s day! ginger mousse sounds divine!

    and what’s with all these erins sending you baked goods?

    i hope your erin doesn’t get too sick – eesh!

  6. Molly says:

    Excuse me, the new Molly? Don’t you mean the personal that fills my former seat? What. Ever.


    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  7. JenBun says:

    Sure, just for fun!!! =)

    That means you have to share the goodies, right? I’ll share mine … (baked goods, that is, not “goodies” like in that song!)

  8. Happy V-Day! Hey what were you doing at the Spa? and i was not invited???

  9. heatherdc says:

    You’re doin’ so good ๐Ÿ™‚ the ginger mousse sounds deeelicious.

  10. Fritz says:

    well falling off the wagon is the best way to honor St. Valentine, on his feast day! right!!

  11. I’m a day late, but yes, I will be your Valentine.

    Also, I gave up sweets for Lent and darn near drooled on my keyboard thinking about Anna’s cookies.

  12. Anna says:

    Sorry about that. I was thinking JUST ONE DAY it would be okay.
    And if you shared them broadly, it would only be like one cookie.
    I left that up to you and Office Erin to decide!

  13. cdp says:

    I would like to be your Valentine. And I would like for you to be mine. I, of course, already have one too. But, just for fun. You shall be my Internet Valentine. My Webentine, if you will.

    I’m not sure I could have resisted the temptation either what with all of these glorious treats in abundance. It’s okay to indulge for one day, and if there ever was an appropriate day, it’s Valentine’s. Duh. Also MAD props on resisting clam chowder. The Englander in me is tres jealous. I can almost smell it myself . . . (Ps I followed that link and saw something about CHOCOLATE spa treatments and had to close the window immediately. Chocolate. Spa. Treatments. Really? Le sigh.)

    I have been away for a while, and I have been wearing black and not speaking to anyone for a few weeks, but I did think of you on that Night Of Which We Shall Never Speak.

    This comment is reaching epic proportions, so I will sign off; but I’m glad to have caught up with you. After a recent computer disaster, I am reloading my google reader while laid up in bed sick today; so I won’t be away so much anymore.

    Hope you’re having a great weekend, Mike. xo.

  14. christine says:

    i love molly’s reply, as there was a time you referred to her as “the new christine” and it bugged me a teensy bit (but not for long, molly – take heart!).

    i hope you enjoyed the valentine’s day yummies. i just finished my last square of chocolate, so now i’m back on the healthy wagon. yay.

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