Badass Bitches, Not Basic Ones

There is a good way to break up with someone. And it doesn’t. Include. A post-it!

Some of you may be channeling similar sentiments to the single Carrie Bradshaw this week amidst all the Valentine’s Day hoopla and polar vortexes (ya L.A., we heard, it’s 86 degrees there, you’re not helping). It doesn’t have to mean you got broken up with, it just may mean that if you wore a post-it on your sleeve describing your mood today, that post-it might say “I’m sorry, I can’t, don’t hate that you can’t come within 7 inches of me without me biting your head off” rather than the “I’m too hot, hot damn” mantra it read last week.

It’s kind of like when Marnie on Girls said “You know, every morning I wake up feeling really good, feeling like I’m ready to take on the day, like I wanna say good morning to strangers! But then, without fail, something happens at the yogurt shop that really just fucks my shit up, just ruins my whole day.”

Here’s what…we all know the yogurt shop isn’t just the yogurt shop. It’s the subway, your boss’ office, or most likely Times Square on weekends. One minute you’re dancing down 9th avenue to Bruno Mars all ‘bright lights big city,” the next you’re bumped from behind, drop your phone, and have to fight the urge to stand up on a bench and scream something like “Oh, the humanity!”

The city will do it to you, Valentines Day will do it to you. But here’s the good news: Whether you’re in or out of love, we can all agree that strong is the new skinny, and our valentines this year are all the women proving this statement is true – yes that includes YOU potato-heads. We know, it sounds cheesy, but really, how can you go through Valentine’s Day without crushing over the Broad City girls, or attempting to lock Instagrams with Lena Dunham, or reading Amy Poehler’s book, or looking in the mirror and saying “you’re awesome,” or looking at your boyfriend of seven years and saying “if you like it then you should probably put a ring on it…stat brother.” (if Beyonce can sing it, you can say it)

Whatever your week’s looking like, we’re making Valentine’s Day about you and all our girl crushes out there; them and us are – excuse our language – badass bitches not basic ones. (I mean, remember that time we stood up to that hipster in Brooklyn?)

Will you be our Valentine?

With love,

D & L, forever your potato-heads