14 February 2010

MISSION: Gettin' Your Valentine's Day On.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Secret Agent L here. I decided to go out and spread a little love across Pittsburgh today, it being The Day of Love and all. But I wanted to remind people that Valentine's Day isn't just about romantic love. It's about all love.

I made some special Valentine's Day cards:

And then I sealed them in envelopes:

(lots of envelopes...)

And then I hit the town.

Now, I must admit, I didn't get to take as many pictures as I'd hoped. There were so many people everywhere today! It would have been dangerous, you know. I would've been caught.

First, I left a card in the pew at church this morning. There's a 6pm service tonight which usually has lots of college kids in attendance. Hopefully, one of them finds the little card.

Then I went to the Starbucks on the corner of Craig Street and Forbes Avenue. I ordered a hot beverage and a treat, and then I proceeded to go to the condiment counter and act like I was getting napkins and stuff. I very stealthily dropped an envelope on the counter and made a swift and quiet exit. One down, many more to go.

Next, I drove downtown and went to the Omni William Penn Hotel. I left two cards in the women's restroom:

And then I left one on a table in the lobby:

And I also left one on the ledge by the front entrance of the hotel. Couldn't get a picture, though. (Secret Agent Fail.)

Then I moved on to the Shadyside neighborhood, to Walnut Street's shops:

I left one card in the dressing room at the Gap:

I also left one on the top of a pile of folded jeans. The problem? I totally got caught. Yup. A girl shopping in the section saw me. (Secret Agent Double Fail.) She just turned the corner and appeared suddenly, and I couldn't move fast enough. I just smiled and walked away. Maybe she picked it up. Or maybe she left it for someone else. Either way, that smile was enough.

Then I went to Ann Taylor. I tried on some really cute stuff...only so I'd be able to leave a card in the dressing room:

All in all, it was a fun day of spreading love. With all of the snow, though, and the lack of parking due to said snow, it took me about 3 hours to complete this entire mission. Needless to say, I was exhausted when I returned to Command Central.

Happy Valentine's Day, friends. I hope you've spread love today and have had love returned to you. It really does make the world go 'round.

Secret Agent L
p.s. Rumor has it that there were some Affiliated Agents dropping little Valentine's Day goodies in other parts of the city today...perhaps you'll stumble upon them. :)


Mitch said...

I found one of your valentines in the elevator of the Market District on Centre.

Made me smile. Keep up the good work, whomever you are. :-)

Mary Has Sound said...

This is one of my favorite ones yet!

Justin Coy said...

I was the one that found the card on top of the pile of jeans in the Gap. I am normally on the men's floor, but took someone's shift on women's tonight. I loved the card and am so glad I had the opportunity/pleasure to find it.

Just wanted you to know that she left it for someone else to find =]

Next time you are in Gap, ask for Justin...I would to talk to you about your experience!

Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Jean said...

I fell in love with this idea and your website. Thank you for doing this. We do need a little more kindness in the world.

I'm trying to figure out how do make this work in my workplace - just to leave some goodies for people to find and enjoy. Tough times lately, though we are lucky to still be working.


Amy said...

I got caught leaving a Nice Note at Starbucks once... I actually felt like I'd done something wrong. I giggled at myself after that.

Wonderful valentines, SAL =)