Extra Cheesy

If there was ever a day the epitomizes or encourages the giving of cheesy trinkets, Valentine’s Day is it. That’s not to say I myself don’t endulge in any of it. I’m married–of course I’m a sucker for all of it.

But I do have my limits. I mean my God, how would you like to wake up and have your significant other give you this?

I'm a Cheap Bastard!

That was taken in 2003 in a 99-Cent Only store in Las Vegas. Maybe they have a follow-up one that reads “I Hope We Never Split” in case your wife doesn’t like this one. And before you ask, no, I don’t know what the hell I was doing in a 99-Cent Only store while visiting the gambling mecca of the universe.

And then there’s this. I suppose it’s aimed at kids, but I still got a laugh out of it. Shades of The Simpsons, no doubt.

...and it's got a picture of a choo-choo train...

Or maybe I’m bitter about all of this because Valentine’s Day just also happens to be my birthday. I’ll be 38 in two days. Yikes.