Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Whose Love Letter Is This, Anyway?


Yesterday we hosted about 50 young adults at our home for a Mexican dinner and Valentine's Day fiesta. The sad thing is that I got so busy I forgot to take any pictures, even though I purposely stuck my camera in the kitchen so I'd remember. The good thing is that the little party game for which I created some imaginary love letters went over pretty well! The game is called Whose Love Letter Is This, Anyway?, and I thought you guys might have some fun playing it yourself.

The object is to guess correctly which famous couple each of nine love notes represents. These couples can be real people, cartoon or fictional characters, historical figures...whatever. The catch phrase is "famous couple," and to get it right, you have to name both the writer and the recipient correctly.

Just to make the whole thing more fun, I'm giving a prize to the first one of you who e-mails me ALL NINE of the correct answers. However, in order to qualify, you need to leave me a comment reviewing the game first! And be frank, okay? (I need some objective feedback before I edit and finalize this one for my holiday file. Some of them seemed a little too hard for last night's group to guess.) I'm betting that a few of you will be able to get 'em all, though. Even my hubby managed to figure out most of the couples. The prize? A CD of my favorite love songs, of course. Have fun! (Game ends at midnight, tonight.)

Whose Valentine Letter Is This, Anyway?
(©2010 Susan Noyes Anderson, All Rights Reserved)

1. Dear Valentine-

Where have you been all my life, and for that matter, where are you now? And will you still love me tomorrow? Or did you even love me yesterday, and if so, why have you whisked yourself away from me leaving only sweet memories and a small, sparkling souvenir? Did my ardor frighten you, my sweet? For I daresay it frightens me. This desperate, no, obsessive need to find and at last possess you is nothing like the state of mind I’m used to. And though I’ve got the kingdom at my feet, I swear I’ve never fancied shoes at all, though now it seems I rival Imelda Marcos herself in terms of interest.

In hopes that I may soon throw myself at your feet,
Your Sensitive Stalker


2. Dear Valentine-

I wonder if you can even begin to know how much you’ve changed my life. I wouldn’t hesitate to follow you to the ends of the earth…and I have. You’ve turned my whole life upside-down from the very day I met you, and I like it. Sure, a coupla people got hurt along the way, but love is love…passion is passion…and parenthood is my favorite pastime. You’ve even taught me to love tattoos, my darling. Lots and lots of them. But I’m glad you’ve left your vampire tendencies behind you. Hey, I don’t even like giving blood. (It freaks me out when the nurses swoon.) And besides, I’ve already done the movie.

Yours forever (or at least, for now),
Pretty Boy


3. Dear Valentine-

Come to me, my heartbreakingly handsome hunk of happiness, hugs, and kisses. Take me in your short but shockingly powerful arms and prove once and for always that you are and forever will be mine––and mine all mine––alone. Promise me that you will be the prince of my diva dreams, the sweetest prince a porcine princess ever had or hoped for, the prince of every little and big and even bigger thing my heart desires. Oh, Princey-Poo. My heart desires so much, so very, very much, and all because of you, my darling dummy.

Ever so earnestly and exquisitely yours,
Miss Tery Miss


4. Dear Valentine-

We’ve always belonged together, my love, and everyone who knows us would agree. That’s why I can’t believe that you would ever decide to take your affections elsewhere, especially for such superficial reasons. You say that I already have everything I need, but everything I have means nothing at all if I don’t have you. Where would I be without my beautiful, blond boyfriend? Who would drive me around in my passionate pink car? Or live with me in my utterly divine dream house? And what do you mean you don’t think you could keep me in the manner to which I’ve become accustomed? I wouldn’t expect you to bankroll my wardrobe. To tell you the truth, most of the clothes I wear are gifts from friends. So stop worrying, sweet man of mine, and come home to your perfect mate.

With oodles of love from
Your Dream Girl


5. Dear Valentine-

Of course I love you, sweetheart, you know I do, but I’m honestly not certain I can go on like this. Forever is a very long time, and unfortunately, we’ve got enough problems to last at least that long. Don’t get me wrong, I’m willing to try, but you’ve got to do your part, too. Let’s face it, dear, it isn’t easy living with someone who does things like giving me gifts I can’t afford to accept, tempting me with foods I shouldn’t eat, and taking advice from strangers. To say nothing of getting us kicked out of our old place because you ignored the landlord’s rules one time too often. Maybe if you could just concentrate on teaching our boys to get along better, we could have some peace and quiet at home.

Still hoping we can make a go of this,
Your Scrupulous Spouse


6. Dear Valentine-

Today’s the day I’m risking everything…revealing how I really feel for you. Can you imagine how I’ve longed to hold you––the strong and savvy woman of my dreams? Though I have never dared to breathe a word, surely you must have sensed my quiet love, in all those hours and days we spent together. Whom do you turn to when your heart is heavy, when life becomes a burden you must share? Can such a bond as ours be named mere friendship? Can you not see that plain old me could soar above the clouds if you were mine? Or find the strength to do most anything? Please look at me with eyes of love and see me. I want to be the hero of your dreams, and fly you to the moon or anywhere.

In hopes that you can return my love at last,
Your FWOP (friend without privileges)


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With love from
Your Richly Blessed and Rather Burdened Husband


8. Dear Valentine-

I’d like to tell you how much I admire you, but any words that I might say would pale beside the words you tell yourself. My unflinching devotion to your talents, impressive as they are, cannot compare with your appreciation for the gifts and glory that are yours. And yet, I do want you to know that, even after all these years, I find you quite the peak of male perfection. Your tall and slender image are the calling card of sleek sophistication, and every honeyed word bespeaks intelligence and understated grace. Can I be all the things you need from me?…the woman who will walk tall right beside you, yet ever in your shadow somehow be? Oh, yes I can. Yes, I can!

Devotedly,
Your Always Proud and yet Pragmatic Partner


9. Dear Valentine-

If I were not so vulgar, I would say that you’re the ageless goddess of a young man’s aching, lonely dreams. My heart’s pursuit. And then, I’d toot. But be that as it may, it’s true that everything you say and do delights me. It kinda frights me. But hey, that’s cool. I ain’t no fool. Cuz even though your skin’s no longer supple with the dewy film of youth, you’re hot. It’s truth! And I’m uncouth. And yet, I know I rock your boat, while you alone can make mine float. Who ever knew? I’m stuck on you. And I just hope you’re stuck on me and stay that way no matter what a punk I be. My heart. Your key.

From your very own
Cougar Lovin’ Man

I will post the answers tomorrow...AND the winner!

=)

7 comments:

Catherine said...

This is darling! I can't wait to read the answers tomorrow.

Brad said...

I am always good for my true opinion.
I was fine until about halfway through, and then I got a little distracted. The letters were a little long, and 3 of them I have NO CLUE who they are.
But it's a great idea, maybe shorten each letter a little, and I can't wait to read the answers, because I'm stumped!

KC Mom said...

So fun! I'm terrible at this kind of stuff...can't wait to see what the answers are!

Darlene said...

As for me, I only got four and a half. I am usually terrible with these kinds of games. Anyway, I tried and I'll be looking forward to tomorrow to see if anyone got more than four and a half.

karen said...

I think I may have gotten 4 of them. But I'm at work, and I'm tired, and this is a hard game. (Did you know that I'm no good at games?) It's a cute game, though - just a little hard to figure out. Unless you're the Trivial Pursuit type. Which I'm not. I'm more Where Are The Brownies and Diet Coke type.

Katie said...

Darn, I stink at games like this! The first few sounded like Twilight and then they all got blurred, LOL...Fun idea! Wish I knew the answers so I could win a love song cd!

Aly said...

This looks like so much fun! I can't wait to try it out on some of my friends! I couldn't guess most of them and would recommend shortening them a bit but this game definitely has potential!

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