Happy VCNYAHS Day!

February 14, 2010

in random

February 14.

One of the Hallmark Holiday is celebrated on this day.

It also happens to be the day Anna Howard Shaw was born. Ms. Shaw was a leader of the women’s suffrage movement and a physician nonetheless. In the 19th century. A female physician. Imagine that.

Liz Lemon on 30 Rock dared to lead the movement to displace Valentine’s Day by shouting “Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day!” and I am sorely tempted to follow her lead…

(Watch the best episode of 30 Rock, in fact arguably the best “Valentine’s Day” episode in the TV Sitcom history so far, imo, “Anna Howard Shaw Day”…)

… IF it were not for the Valentine’s Day “card” I received from Mr. Monk…

"No matter how much you are stressed out I still love you"

So… In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, this is the card I really really would love to give to Mr. because I am a truth seeker…

Turns out, the card goes both ways... (Courtesy of Marcy @ "The Glamorous Life")

This year, February 14 also happens to be the Chinese New Year Day. The Chinese operated (and still do to a large extent) by the lunar calendar which makes a lot of sense if you are (or have been) an agriculture-based society and your livelihood depends on knowing the climate and weather and minor things like that.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Here is wishing you all a

Happy ValentineChineseNewYearAnnaHowardShaw Day!!!

p.s. Now raise your hand if the thought of The Year of Tiger makes you start humming Eye of the Tiger… If you weren’t… You are welcome!


A Vapid Blonde February 14, 2010 at 8:38 am
Absence Alternatives February 15, 2010 at 8:31 am

AHSD sounds like a even malicious thing than VD. LOL!

Andrea February 14, 2010 at 9:29 am

Right back atcha! Love the card — my sentiments exactly. :) And isn’t it great that our kids will love us even when we are stressed out? Do they realize that they are half the reason we are stressed out?? Ack! Precious though, that little Monk.
.-= Andrea´s last blog…"Rhythm is gonna get you" =-.

Absence Alternatives February 15, 2010 at 8:34 am

LOL. I did think of that, for a second, than I felt really guilty… 😉

Merrilymarylee February 14, 2010 at 9:30 am

That child’s inner mind must truly be a wonderment! I so enjoy hearing about that sweetheart!

LOVE the Valentine card. They just don’t make sentiments like they used to!

I looked at the famous 2/14 birthday list and saw Nigel Bruce on it. I remember seeing him in old movies (a funny man!) but on this list, they identify him as: SON OF LASSIE, SPIDER WOMAN. (It does make you want to check out his photo, doesn’t it!)

Happy ValentineChineseNewYearAnnaHowardShaw Day to you, too.
.-= Merrilymarylee´s last blog…Want That Rose In Plush or Chocolate? =-.

TheKitchenWitch February 14, 2010 at 10:37 am

both Valentine cards are perfect! And thanks for the cheesy Survivor song! 😉
.-= TheKitchenWitch´s last blog…A Well-Deserved Gimlet =-.

Chris February 14, 2010 at 10:40 am

I always liked Nigel Bruce as Watson, a great humpher in the grand British humphing tradition. And I think your kid is pretty darn observant! Once I gave up hoping my husband was going to surprise me one year and actually give me something for Valentine’s Day I started to sort of enjoy the holiday. In Walmart this a.m. there were an abundance of helium hearts floating through the store and what seemed like acres of ready-to-go flowers. We’re also celebrating Mardi Gras season here so you could buy balloons, candy, flowers AND a King Cake all in one swoop. For my husband, who is offshore, I drew a heart with our initials on the kitchen blackboard, took a picture of it, and emailed it to him. I think he’ll like it and maybe he’ll draw some flowers and email the photo back to me. Ah, romance.
.-= Chris´s last blog…My Wonderful Aunts =-.

Absence Alternatives February 15, 2010 at 8:37 am


Sorry you missed him on Valentine’s Day. {{{hugs}}}

p.s. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE Valentine’s Day surprise gift basket!!!! I got it in the mail on Saturday and I have been meaning to include it in a post I was working on… That is so sweet of you!!!

Jane February 14, 2010 at 11:07 am

I was coming by today to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year and look what I find? A post chock full of good wishes. Who knew? Well, I guess I did – because yes, I saw that 30 Rock episode – one of the best EVER!

So, Happy ValentineChineseNewYearAnnaHowardShaw Day to you and everyone else that stops by your wonderful blog!
.-= Jane´s last blog…To Are Or Not To Are – THAT Is The Question =-.

Absence Alternatives February 15, 2010 at 8:39 am

YEAH to 30 Rock fans!! :-)

Thanks for the well wishes.

Elly Lou February 14, 2010 at 11:57 am

Happy New Year, Tiger. Now I’m going to go set off my smoke alarm while trying to make a bacon bouquet. Wish me luck.
.-= Elly Lou´s last blog…Three Posts for the Price of One =-.

Absence Alternatives February 15, 2010 at 8:38 am

Yes, the bacon bouquet! You were probably the hottest wife on the block after you presented Rocco with the Bestest V-day present ever. 😉

secret agent woman February 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Yay – year of the Tiger, This is MY year!

Happy VCNYAHS Day to you, too.
.-= secret agent woman´s last blog…A couple more reasons to love small town life. =-.

Mrsblogalot February 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Same to you friend and that card is especially awesome!!!!!
.-= Mrsblogalot´s last blog…The 9 to 5 Lesbian =-.

Wicked Shawn February 14, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Awesome! Finally a real reason to be excited about this day! Grrrrrrr! Time to go get my tiger on………
.-= Wicked Shawn´s last blog…Thorny Thursday =-.

Absence Alternatives February 15, 2010 at 8:34 am

LOL. Yup. Time to get our tiger on indeed. In Chinese, the term for “tigress” also means “shrew” a la “Kate” in The Taming of the Shrew. I love Kate. :-)

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com February 14, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Happy EVERYTHING day to you!!!
.-= Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com´s last blog…Forget Me Not =-.

Miss B February 14, 2010 at 7:16 pm

It’s also Presidents’ Day Eve — don’t forget that! Or haven’t you decorated your Presidents’ Day tree in preparation for gathering ’round it to sing traditional Presidents’ Day carols? No?

I went to Chinatown this afternoon and watched the dragons dance and cowered away from the noisy, noisy firecrackers and ate a lot of dim sum. So, the Year of the Tiger is _on_! (Though it would be better if it was the Year of the Squirrel. Or the Year of the Giraffe. Those would be very good years to have, I think.)
.-= Miss B´s last blog…Probably =-.

Absence Alternatives February 15, 2010 at 8:32 am

The year of the cat? How about that? The Vietnamese Zodiac does have year of Cat. Well, you all know already because of the song…

Velva February 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Happy Chinese New Year! Happy Valentine’s Day! Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day!

Your Valentine card.note from Mr. Monk is priceless. Your card to the Mr…Well, it’s pretty darn funny.
.-= Velva´s last blog…Pan-Seared Sea Scallops on Red Onion Marmalade =-.

Velva February 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Oh, I meant to wish you a Happy pre- President’s Day too. (laugh, smile)
.-= Velva´s last blog…Pan-Seared Sea Scallops on Red Onion Marmalade =-.

Unknown Mami February 14, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

I love Liz Lemon!
.-= Unknown Mami´s last blog…Sundays In My City =-.

Unknown Mami February 14, 2010 at 8:34 pm

P.S. I ♥U, too!
.-= Unknown Mami´s last blog…Sundays In My City =-.

Absence Alternatives February 15, 2010 at 8:39 am

Right back at ya. Wink wink.

(No. Not Sarah Palin style… LOL)

Terresa Wellborn February 14, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Happy Chinese New Year & Anna day, too!
.-= Terresa Wellborn´s last blog…I want to love you madly =-.

Absence Alternatives February 15, 2010 at 8:44 am

Dear all, thank you so much for the well wishes! (Velva & Miss B started it!) HAPPY PRESIDENTS’ DAY!!!

The funny Valentine’s Day card again is from The Glamorous Life Association http://marcywrites.com/ She has a lot of other awesome cards/vintage photos with LAMO captions.

KeepingYouAwake February 15, 2010 at 11:32 am

Happy Chinese New Year! I’m a cock!
.-= KeepingYouAwake´s last blog…Self-Humiliation and Pictures =-.

Absence Alternatives February 15, 2010 at 7:56 pm

You sure are! LOL. I am a cock too so that means we are the same age… Nah. I believe we are 1 “12-year-cycle” apart… That makes me feel like a “dirty old lady” just talking to ya…

Maureen@IslandRoar February 15, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Great post! Love that Liz Lemon! I DVR’d that and haven’t seen it yet. This is a woman I’d not heard of.
.-= Maureen@IslandRoar´s last blog…Keeping My Head Held High =-.

Absence Alternatives February 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I hope I didn’t ruin the episode for you by telling you that it’s hilarious! 😉

Jen @ NathanRising February 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I love how Mr. Monk says he loves you even when you’re stressed out!! Too cute! And at the end… where it says “Love your son”… The missing punctuation makes it sound like a command, like Falling’s LOVE GREG lol! That’s adorable!

.-= Jen @ NathanRising´s last blog…Happy Valentine’s Day! =-.

Absence Alternatives February 15, 2010 at 7:54 pm

LOL. That was what I thought when I was writing the post and looking at the words again!

JennyMac February 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Happy belated Anna Howard Shaw day!!!

and Mr. Monks card? Too precious.
.-= JennyMac´s last blog…Take A Bite Of: Chocolate Brownie Heart Cupcakes =-.

Absence Alternatives February 16, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Thanks, m’lady! I wish I had some of those chocolate treats you featured on your blog! Yumyum.

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