Love, With a Hint of Stupidity.

The price of the card I bought for Jason? £3.

The price of the love heart cookie I hid in his backpack? £1.50.

The price of the snazzy dinner ingredients from Marks & Spencers? £15.

The price of the bottle of wine to go with dinner? £7.

The realisation that the wine is corked.. and we don't own a corkscrew?* Priceless.

*Never underestimate the power of a dinner fork, a screwdriver, two pairs of pliers and a strong set of teeth. It doesn't help the fact that we own no wine glasses, though!

Happy Valentines Day, folks! Anything eventful happen to you today?


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33 comments:

Jess said...

I suck at corkscrews. I went through five in one year because I broke them all. I have learned that corkscrews are overrated when it comes to opening wine. Sounds like you learned the same lesson!

La said...

I don't own a corkscrew either, if that makes you feel any better. Hope you have a fantastic Valentine's Day!

:)

michelle and the city said...

if this doesn't sound like unconventional problem solving i don't know what does. i just posted about clancy using a drill to core an apple the other day. so fitting ;)

hope you two have a great vday together!!!

Kristabella said...

How can you not own a corkscrew? I find this impossible. I alone have three in my house.

Wow. I'm in shock.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Fiona said...

love screwcap bottles!

but last nights was a cork, so we had to dig ours out too

Leslie said...

You need a Rabbit if you like wine. (And NOT the kind featured in a certain episode of Sex and the City!) My hubby is something of an oenophile (wine nut) and he swears by it. I am clueless at opening a wine bottle and they really do work great. That is funny though!

Teacher A said...

The first bottle of wine R and I ever drank (we had to go buy a corkscrew) was consumed from ice cream sundae glasses. The scalloped edges made it challenging to drink.

Ree said...

I have a great corkscrew. It came with my way-too-expensive wine membership! Although it looks like a medieval torture device, it's the easiest thing in the world to use.

Jamie said...

This just proves how resourceful you guys are!

Happy Valentine's Day, Aly!

katelin said...

Haha, you guys must have been quite the site. So cute though.

Happy Valentine's Day! :)

janet said...

hahah-- too funny

joining your love in a foreign country after a long time apart: priceless! :)

Julie said...

LOL!

Only you.

Happy Valentine's day my lovely.

Raven said...

I solve this problem by not drinking wine!

LOL.

PrincessPolly said...

Been there, believe me! Last time it happened, I was at my sister's, the corkscrew was pish and we had three bottles of Blossom Hill so there was no chance the corkscrew was going to work in at least ONE of the bottles. We ended up phoning our mum, who told us to push the corkscrew INTO the bottle so we used the other end of a wooden spoon. Surprisingly effective - on all three bottles! :)

cady said...

hahaha...that's awesome. happy valentine's day!

Nathan Pralle said...

A tried and true method for getting out a cork when you don't have a corkscrew is to find a screw -- like a wood screw -- and a screwdriver and drive it into the cork, then use a pliers or other tool to pull it out. Works like a charm. Hope your day kicked ass; ours is set to be mighty boring. :)

ashley said...

Um. Yes.

I MET HILARY CLINTON.

No joke!

Also, I've opened a wine bottle with a knife. It's difficult. Don't recommend it :)

Sarah / MMDesigns said...

ROTFL!!! :D Oh, my, hee hee. I'm sorry, Alynda, but I did laugh out loud at that one. Hee.

The Hubby made me 2 (yes, two)custom CDs with lots of special songs.

Yes, I did cry.

Hana said...

The fact that you have, not one, but two sets of pliers is good enough for me.. Lol.
Who thinks to by pliers? Hee.

Good job Aly and Jase! :P

Hana said...

"Buy" NOT "by" ...
Don't wanna make a spelling mistake in front of a teacher ;)

The Casual Perfectionist said...

Hmmm...no cooking spray or a corkscrew!? There's a bad joke in there somewhere... ;)

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!!

kirby said...

Oh, that's awesome.
I think I love you just a little more now.

Jen said...

I read this and thought, "How did you know the wine was corked if you didn't have a corkscrew/couldn't get it open?" I don't even DRINK wine, why the hell does the term 'corked' make me think of the technical meaning? I wish I was that smart the rest of the time.

Kelley said...

I can't get past the 'oooh, lovers'

*gaffaw*

My brother actually said that at my wedding during the first kiss. You can hear him on the tape. He was 28.

Sounds like a wonderful, if not frightfully expensive, night :)

Emily said...

We used to drink wine out of Mason jars because I kept breaking stemware....

The big thrill for me yesterday was when Ron said not to block the driveway when I got home from work, because we were going to take Gretchen (our 1966 GMC pickup, which I love more than any other vehicle I've ever owned, but which we seldom drive because of the nasty environmental impact) to the pizzeria for dinner.

We don't really celebrate Valentine's Day so much, but I insist on being taken out for Chicago-style pizza when the Cubs' pitchers and catchers report to spring training ... which usually happens sometime around Valentine's Day. :)

Vanessa said...

I have 5 corkscrews and would be happy to mail you one if you'd like. Since you didn't have one, I say way to be creative!

Solomon Broad said...

I seem to recall there being a trick you can do with a spoon when you don't have a corkscrew. You force the cork inside the bottle, or something.

Bee said...

he he he. Love it.

mcgee said...

hahaha wow. kudos to you two for being resourceful about it though!

Zandria said...

How can you not own a corkscrew? Sacrilege! :)

You'd be okay with having the wine in plastic cups as long as you can get the bottle itself open!

ashley said...

Well I'll have to tell you it all on my blog soon. Your v-day sounds perfect though. It's moments like those that you'll never forget.

Laurel said...

I am so glad you persevered and succeed! Atta girl!

lawyerish said...

I'm not great with math, but given how weak the dollar is right now, I think you spent about $4000 on Valentine's Day.





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