Daily Archives: February 5, 2013

Need Inspiration for Valentine’s Day? CADL Can Help

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Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, and it means one thing: celebrating on the cheap.

Which is my plan, at least. I’m still paying off my fiancé’s engagement ring, so she might not get as many candy hearts this year. I’m sure she’ll understand.

But fear not, wanting to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the cheap doesn’t mean a candlelit dinner at a burger joint or sharing a single scoop of ice cream. Nope. Instead of fighting the crowds at restaurants on Valentine’s Day, I cook dinner.

Cooking at home is always cheaper than going out, and you can use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to cook something fun. One year, Stephanie and I made sushi together. It wasn’t fancy sushi by any means, but we still had a lot of fun. If you are feeling adventurous, check out some of the cook books available at Capital Area District Libraries.

OK, you have dinner taken care of—now what? Usually, Stephanie and I watch a movie on Valentine’s Day. We (infamously) watched Predator a few years ago –Stephanie likes sci-fi and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now, I know an R-rated action film isn’t for everyone on Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry, CADL has plenty of other films—and TV shows too. Blu-Ray discs are available as well, including The Princess Bride. You haven’t seen Andre the Giant until you’ve seen him on Blu-Ray.

If you need some romantic music, CADL can help.

How about some Al Green? Or Barry White? Or, if your sweetie has different tastes, you can’t go wrong with Master of Puppets. If Cliff Burton’s bass lines don’t fill your heart with love, then you must be part robot.

Being part robot, or not, the Capital Area District Libraries can help you celebrate Valentine’s Day this year — cook dinner, watch a movie, and listen to one of the greatest heavy metal albums ever made.

Or Al Green. Either is good.

– Daniel J. Hogan writes humor and draws comics for clattertron.com. Follow him on Twitter, @danieljhogan.