(In celebration of Valentine’s Day, this week will have a loose theme on love and relationships. And candy. And, if I can pull it off, I’ll illustrate them all with CAT PICTURES. Oh yes.)

With the relationships I’ve had so far, I’ve always had a hard time reconciling what I wanted with what I actually got. I don’t know how much I can blame old movies and the J. Peterman catalog for this (I suspect it’s a lot), but I spend most of the time deciding that I want something unrealistic and then thinking I should hold out until I get it. (Dammit.) That’s the main reason why I prefer imaginary boyfriends.

Summed up visually: