Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day, and people stuck inside these past few days are scrambling. Stores have been closed, and many flower deliveries might be delayed.
Not to worry — today you can dig out and make up for the delay. You’ll be digging deeper into your pocket, though. The Wall Street Journal reports that prices of cocoa are up 9% this year, and flowers are always more expensive on this day. In fact everything — flowers, chocolate, wine, dinner, jewelry — costs more on Valentine’s Day.
And yes, the snow day(s) were fun, though most of us are stir crazy by now. Thankfully the weather brought us entertainment while stuck inside — plenty of photos and videos of sliding cars, traffic jams and cute puppies in the snow.
My favorite (now gone viral): Durham Academy’s school cancellation video. Here it is, one more time:
Life did go on elsewhere. Comcast announced it’s buying Time-Warner, a judge in Virginia threw out that state’s same-sex marriage ban, the Winter Olympics continued through a heat wave, the Duke – Carolina men’s hoops game was rescheduled, and Beatles fans celebrated the 50th anniversary of the band’s debut in America (well, that was actually a week ago on Feb. 7).
In honor of that, and to bring you into the long weekend, here’s my favorite Beatle, George Harrison and a few friends — Ringo Starr, Elton John, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton — with a message to make you smile.