Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day can SUCK IT.

Yes, it's true, Valentine's Day is a Hallmark holiday invented to sell cards and fill restaurants all over the country.   And most of us hate it or at least we feel obligated to hate it.   Who wants to admit they actually want to get flowers from their sig other on February 14th?   

When I was in grade school, I lived for Vday.  We made those adorable little pouches that all our classmates filled with Vday cards.  I used to labor over which talking heart I'd put in my crushes pouch.  And was super psyched when I got the "foxy lady" heart in return from him, although somehow I doubt he put as much thought into it as I did.  

I was much more comfortable with Vday when it was about getting together with my single girlfriends and cursing happy couples everywhere.   Somehow I feel guilty spending the holiday with a I've abandoned all my ideals.   I felt so dirty strolling the aisles of Whole Foods and picking out ingredients for a home cooked meal tonight.   After all, it's not very BLOW OFF like to make molten chocolate cake for a dude on a day like today.  So, I came to the conclusion that Vday can suck it for making single people feel lonely and un-single people feel guilty.   Thanks a lot Hallmark for making us all feel like crap.   Here's hoping chocolate helps soothe everyone's pain today.  

Back by popular demand, Punky Brewster's terrible Vday:

1 comment:

  1. I had totally forgotten about the Valentine's Day cards we used to give out in grade school. I'd not only make sure to choose the right card, but I'd even spend time choosing the right sugary heart shaped candies that had messages on them to put in the envelope of the girl I liked. Though, I'd usually chicken out and not put a card/candy that made it too obvious that I liked her. Thanks for reminding me of those days...