Tuesday, February 14, 2006


On some issues I am completely wishy-washy, like which movie to see or what restaurant to go to or even what to do on any given Saturday night. Valentine's Day (VD) falls into that same abyss of ambivalence.

I understand the reason for celebrating it. It's always nice to love someone and be loved in return. However, it's no secret that VD was created by the greeting card companies to fill the void between Christmas and Easter. And being the soapbox screamer that I am, I don't like being told when I am supposed to show my love and affection to the person I love and ... uh ... affect (?).

If for some reason, a couple doesn't celebrate VD, they are sometimes rumored to be breaking up. Or if one person in the couple doesn't particularly like VD, then it could be assumed that he/she doesn't have true feelings for the other, or that the person is just unromantic. But there are some who celebrate it to the extreme, with flowers, gifts, dinner, perhaps a limo or even a night in a swanky hotel (if my partner feels the need to go that far to show me he loves me, we have even bigger problems).

However, there are also those people who are either not involved with anyone, or have recently become single -- this could be a bad day. Suddenly, all single people on Valentine's Day know what Jews feel like on Christmas Day. The singles seek companionship with other single friends, perhaps. Even so, being alone on the day, single or not, just feels crappy.

So however you celebrate Valentine's Day, or not, I hope you have a great day.


  1. "flowers, gifts, dinner, perhaps a limo or even a night in a swanky hotel"... hey, buster, you're not gettin' any of it; that's how solid we are. well, maybe just some big kisses though. and some squeezes.

  2. I am 34 years old and it's the first time I am involved with someone on Valentine's Day and I have no need to "celeberate". He loves coffee so I gave him a bag of some nice stuff this morning as I went off to work (he's on vacation). Honestly I don't care one way or the other waht he does. I bought the coffee because I love him and he makes me happy and since he's on vacation a nice cup of something is a good thing.

    He does so much for me all the time I feel like today is just one big hype. Even when I was single it never got me down. Except last year when my friend's 5 year old got me a teddy bear and a homemade card. Now that was special.

    VD same initial as venereal disease.

    Have a good day!

  3. Hey Dop,

    I've never been that big into VD in the past, but this year I decided to do something special, just for a change.

    My lovely man bought me home some flowers and we went out for dinner at a nice but not excessively overpriced restraunt, then spent the night together in a 5 star hotel (which I paid for with my flyer miles that were expiring anyways..)..

    It's always nice to mess up someone else's sheets for a change :P -- especially if their 10 billion thread count.. haha..

    I would think you of all people would be giving thanks for having a heart that's full and whole on VD ;-)