Remember when Nordstroms still had a piano player? Well, after college I worked at Nordstroms for a few months. Freaking hated it. They are hard core and it’s very tough to make your commission in Personal Accessories when people return stuff — remember how they take everything back– a check that you thought was going to be good jumps down to piddle. Back in the old days I had to sell $130 an hour to make my commission. That was a TON of money BACK then. After Christmas it was tough. But, I stuck it out while I lived at my mom’s and took classes and internships in broadcasting.
I folded scarves in our down time. Every body touches the scarves. Everybody touches them and doesn’t buy them. So, I’m folding scarves for WEEKS praying I get a job in radio so I can quit this job while that piano player is playing “My Funny Valentine” over and over and over and over. No wonder I started to turn on the day.
Cut to present day and I get TONS of emails asking me if I’m going to feature some gifts for V- day. I think they meant to go to coolmompicks.com ( they do stuff, I do stuff in my head). Mind you I married a chef so Valentine’s day has always meant a lot of work and good biz for him. Even this year when he is sans restaurant he is catering a dinner. My date is going to be one of my oldest male ( gay) friends. We were briefly an item before he knew for sure he was gay back in college. I knew he was, but he was ( and is) so attractive I wanted to hit that before he figured it out. We are great friends and he is making Chicken Tagine. We will drink red wine ( chased with shitakes of course for brightness) and watch “Beast of the Southern Wild”. Can’t wait.
Okay, so what will I get my husband for Valentine’s day? The best thing I could give him. Kindness. Okay, now play the video.