Valentine’s Day didn’t suck this year! I am delighted. First, I learned all about 3-D printing during my morning walk (I listen to TED talks to keep me from collapsing from the utter boredom of walking alone around Grand Rapids). Then I picked out a bright, cheery V-Day outfit, which nobody saw because I work from home and wore jeans to the library later in case I wanted to take photos at Reeds Lake. But the best part was the virtual date at the Adventure Aquarium that my affectionate dating partner took me on. (And, no, I don’t usually call him that. I usually use his name but I’m protecting his privacy.)
It was very close to how I imagine going to the aquarium together in real life would be. I bopped happily from room to room, while he read as many signs as he could before I started yelling to him from the next room. I took numerous pictures—screenshots in this case—and planned a blog post in my head, and we both enjoyed the shark tunnel immensely. Even my mom was thrilled when I told her: this is the kind of wholesome family fun she can really get behind. All in all, a very good day!