16, Re Michigan Daily Week Magazine - Thursday, bruary 13, 1996
Continued from Page 3B
"I like black-and-white pictures of
peodIe," Art first-year student Kristen
Gorman said. She was shopping at
Middle Earth this week for a card for
her boyfriend, who lives in Cleveland.
"They should tell the person how spe-
cial they are to you."
Cupid's arrow has also struck Mrs.
Peabody's Cookies, Ice Cream &
Yogurt, which has a Valentine's Day
special of five cookies, a stuffed bear
and gummy hearts. All of Mrs.
Peabody's cookies are heart-shaped.
"We see a huge increase," manager
Alissa Fitzgerald said. "We're going
to be pretty busy."
Fitzgerald said most people usually
place advance orders, including a siz-
able number who have cookies
shipped. On a usual day, Mrs.
Peabody's ships five orders. This
week they have shipped more than 30
On a slightly more risque note,
Condoms 101 has stocked a number
of new products for this week, includ-
ing a Lovers Lotto game, in which
rubbing off>spaces tells a couple
when, where and what to do, and
Hugs 'n' Kisses Coupons, redeemable
for a range of goodies.
"With couples, we want to provide
them with different options that will
make their love life more fulfilling
and add spark, flair and excitement,"
owner Beth Karmeisool said.
Condoms 101's most popular
items, handcuffs and edible body
paint, have continued to sell in large
numbers recently. Also, Karmeisool
said condom sales will be strong as
usual this week.
"This campus is obviously aware
about AIDS, HIV and STDs," she
said. "It seems like people are very
good about protecting themselves
and their lovers."
The Men's Glee Club is also selling
singing telegrams, which will be deliv-
ered tomorrow night. Eight members
will present the recipient with a rose
and three romantic songs.
"It's a great thing for people to do
to tell their special person 'I love
you' or whatever," said Engineering
sophomore Jesse Tryon, who was
selling the telegrams this week in the
What to eat
Ann Arbor's eateries routinely wit-
ness large crowds on Valentine's Day,
but because the holiday falls on a
Friday, restaurants will be even
Hogan, the assis-
tant dining room
Gratzi on Main
Street, said the
for about a
d o;: t
than a nor-
Day," she said.
Part of Gratzi's allure, Hogan said,
is that "our restaurant is an old the-
atre so we have a pretty romantic set-
ting." Hogan said the restaurant
plans to have a strolling violinist that
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"We're going to be really busy,"
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than our usual
Friday, but a lot
"Tables for two
all over the restau-
rant," she said.
LSA junior Rebecca
Schneider said she plans to
eat at Gandy Dancer this week-
end with her boyfriend, Mike, who
is flying in from New York. The cou-
ple will eat at Gandy Dancer
"because I bought a really nice dress
and I needed somewhere to wear it."
Schneider added, "I always hear
(that I should) take special dates to
St.GValentine's Day translates into
a number of scenes for University
students, only some of which are tra-
ditional. But for merchants and
restaurant owners in Ann Arbor,
Valentine's Day means a hectic week
of preparations and planning,
because there will always be a mar-
ket for red roses and candlelight din-
"Everyone's in love at that age,"
Holek said, "or in love with the idea
of being in love."
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