Here’s what I liked about Valentine’s Day in LA – it was not a big deal. And because I had few to no expectations, it wildly exceeded all of them.
No one at work asked me what Mike was ‘getting me’ for Valentine’s Day, and inquiries about plans we had were very casual. Most people in my small office are paired off, but there was no delivery of flowers or obnoxious teddy bears or anything. Cookies and other things I should not eat abounded – I don’t actually know who brought them in, but there was an abundance of pink sprinkles and frosting which literally sustained me throughout the day…
Mike is, or has been, sort of anti-Valentine’s Day, so imagine my surprise when I got home to receive a bouquet of roses! Aww. I guess it’s just inescapably part of being a girl, but being given flowers just pleases me to no end. The fact that it was a total surprise really does make it that mch better. YAY!
Being no slouch, I took Mike out to Largo for Dave Palmer’s special Valentine’s Day show. In return, he’s taking me to Aimee Mann’s show on Friday there. The show tonight was fantastic as usual. The band included Aaron Sterling on drums, Dave on piano, of course, David Piltch on bass, Tim Young on guitar…with David Garza and Fiona Apple.
When Fiona wasn’t singing, much of the time, she was sitting about 10 inches away from me. I just don’t even know what to do with myself when someone I idolize that much is sitting right next to me…so I do nothing. Other people were talking to her after the show, taking photos with their camera phones, and I just couldn’t think of anything to say because nothing would sum up what I actually want to say.
Oh, Largo is my favorite place ever. So is LA, really. Today was a good day to be right where I am. ‘night everyone…hope you had a good Valentine’s Day, too, however you chose to celebrate (or not celebrate!) it.