things a single girl can do on valentine’s weekend

  1. Marathon-watch Friends.
  2. Roller skate.
  3. Work. (Might as well sign up for a shift–I mean, it’s not like you have plans, right?)
  4. Go see Deadpool.
  5. File your taxes.
  6. Constantly sneak bits from your chocolate supply.

My Valentine’s Day Presents to Myself


“Bad Self Portraits” by Lake Street Dive and “Oh, What a Life” by American Authors

This Valentine’s Day, I gave myself the gift of kick-bottom music.

Let’s start with a new discovery for me, Lake Street Dive. I wasn’t even aware of this band’s existence until I heard a review for their new album, “Bad Self Portraits,” on NPR (that’s right, I listen to NPR now–I feel like such an adult). As soon as I heard the jazzy, poppy tunes, my first thought was I must have this. It only took one listen of the single Bad Self Portraits to get it stuck in my head.

I first became familiar with the song Best Day of My Life by American Authors because of this Lowe’s commercial. My immediate reaction was, Boy, this song is catchy! And when I heard the full song on the radio for the first time I fell even more in love with it. The rest of the songs on their EP have the same optimism and upbeat…beats (writing is hard). I will probably be singing Luck in my head all weekend.

The only bad part is both of these albums are pre-order only right now, so I have to wait to get the full experience. But that will just make it better, right?

My other Valentine’s Day gift to myself was a student loan payment. Woo!