Hey there, Delilah...
For Valentine's Day, Delilah of Warm 106.1 FM dishes on what it takes to seduce her, gifts for significant others, and, for the single ladies and men out there, how to survive the most romance-infested day of the year. Tomorrow, you can check the new issue of Seattle Weekly for an in-depth profile of the "Queen of Sappy Love Songs."
Hey there, Delilah...
Delilah, I love you. What does it take to win over the woman with the sexiest voice in the entire world? Describe your ideal Valentine's Day.
Two words: back rub. Actually, I'm a mom, and for me Valentine's Day means red food coloring! I make red heart-shaped pancakes, red mashed potatoes, and red fruit punch, and string red streamers from the dining-room chandelier! My kids and I give each other handmade cards and those silly little hearts with messages. I also usually bake a heart-shaped cake with red frosting.
Every schmuck gets his girlfriend a box of chocolates. Can you offer less clichéd but romantic gift ideas that won't deplete my beer fund?
If you're worried about your beer fund, you don't really have room in your life for a sweetie! But if you can set down your brewskis long enough to get to the store, pick up some fresh strawberries, a package of chocolate chips, and a half-pint of whipping cream. Wash the berries, melt the chocolate in a double boiler, and add the whipping cream, stirring as you add it to the chocolate. When it starts to cool, dip the berries in it and feed them to your sweetie! She will forgive the beer fund and your ratty T-shirt!
My boyfriend is taking me out, but I want to get him something too. Roses are out of the question. Is there a gift (besides sex) that he would appreciate?
No, not really. Maybe tickets to a sporting event or a great grilled-steak dinner!
My girlfriend is stoked for February 14. I would rather have all my limbs amputated than celebrate such a sappy holiday. Am I in danger of that actually happening if I suggest skipping it?
Say good-bye to at least one of your favorite body parts. We are unforgiving about a skipped opportunity for sweet, sappy cards and roses.
Valentine's Day, aka Singles Awareness Day, depresses me. It seems like everyone has a date but me. Is there anything I can do to make myself feel less alone and steer clear of that pint of Ben & Jerry's?
Go for those two guys, Ben and Jerry! They were my Valentine's dates on more than one calendar year. If you really can't find your way to Cherry Garcia, rent Sleepless in Seattle and know that true love is out there!