Valentine’s Day Gone Wrong…

valentine's dayI know you’re planning the perfect Valentine’s Day date- flowers, chocolate, a romantic movie and dinner. Everyone looks forward to this day if you have a certain someone in your life. Here are some other options for a smooth- going Valentine night:

  1. Watch her favorite movie; it doesn’t matter what movie—as long as it’s one of her favorites.
  2. Buy her favorite chocolates and flowers.
  3. Have everything planned out instead of going back and forth deciding on something to do.
  4. Prepare that perfect prom-proposal for Valentine’s Day night.
  5. Remembering to get a haircut and shower.
  6. Open the car door for her.
  7. Write her a handwritten love letter.
  8. Take her out for a special dinner.

Even though these are all great ideas for the special night, most of the time things don’t always go as planned. The list below explains just a few possibilities if Murphy’s Law sets in.

  1. FAV MOVIE: You see her favorite movie and the star of the show- Zach Efron, is hotter than you.
  2. CHOCOLATE: You buy her favorite chocolate but it has peanuts in it and she’s allergic. You end up spending the night in the hospital with her.
  3. PLANS: You don’t plan on something to do and neither does she, so you spend the night doing nothing.
  4. PROM-PROPOSAL: You finally come up with the perfect prom-proposal to ask her and she says: “I’m going with someone else..” before you even get the chance to ask her.
  5. PREP: You tell your barber to surprise you with a handsome haircut and he gives you this….. Valentine Hair Cut




6. MANNERS: You open the car door for her, but it turns out it’s the wrong car and the alarm goes off.

7. LOVE LETTER: After weeks of coming up with the right words to put in a lover letter to give your girlfriend, you put it on your passenger seat. It’s a nice day out, so you open the window, and the letter flies out on the highway.

8. OUT TO DINNER: You take her out to a restaurant you always go to and the waiter says, “Wow weren’t you just here last night with Cathy? Back so soon?” Your girlfriend’s name isn’t Cathy…

So there it is: if you’re willing to take the chance on bringing that special someone out on Valentine’s Day, here are some final words of wisdom: GOOD LUCK!

HHS Drama Club Meets With Success

Photo by Tatiana Karram

Photo by Tatiana Karram

The HHS Drama Club performed their fall production of Miracle on 34th Street in late December, once again pleasing the Hopatcong community. The show, directed by HHS English/Drama teacher, Mr. Joe Ross, boasted a well-put together cast and an exciting, yet endearing story. In every scene, the audience could feel Kris Kringle’s (senior Devon O’Donnell) emotion; his convincing portrayal of the supposed Santa Clause was enough to draw the entire crowd in.

Every character, from lead roles (senior Crystal Vizueta, senior Sean Higgins, and sophomore Brianna Mauer) to the several background extras (junior Naomi Kuren, sophomore Selena Figueroa, junior Alejandra Flores, and many others), gave their all in every performance.

The plot itself was enough to keep the audience excited and wondering what would happen next. Kris Kringle, an old man who believes himself to be the real Santa Claus, stumbles upon a Macy’s store where he meets Doris (Vizueta) and Susan Walker (Mauer), a mother and daughter who have lost all faith in happy endings and fairy tales. After he is put away for saying he is Santa, Fred Gailey (Higgins), a lawyer in love with Doris, puts his career on the line to free Kris and win over Doris at the same time.

There were several interesting characters and occurrences along the way of this heartfelt production, which is based on the original 1947 film. Kringle meets his match with Albert Sawyer (senior Ryan Taesler), the employee of Macy’s that is determined to have Kris put away for good. Students from the younger schools, including the Middle School, Durban Avenue, and Tulsa Trail were successfully cast as background children.

Each night of the show (December 17th-20th), was a great success and rightly so. Although the audience was a tad smaller than usual, everyone who attended was seemingly happy with the production as they clapped and cheered approvingly.

The HHS Drama Club is very excited and looking forward to the upcoming spring musical, coming April 7th-10th, of the fun-packed production of Carnival.