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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Valentine's Day = Fake Holiday
It's like Jersey Shore...you can't get away from talks about it (see, I just did it. Damn!). The world revolves around this one particular day where people feel obligated to confess their love to their significant other, spend an obscene amount of money on jewelry, flowers, chocolates, dinner, mushy love letters/cards, etc. GAAAAAAAG
It might sound cliche, but if you really care about someone, shouldn't you strive to make sure they know it EVERYDAY. Why do you need a holiday to remind you to let them know how much you care, and in turn, remind single people that...well, they're single? It's just another commercial holiday that we feed into.
Now, I know you're probably thinking: "She's single, she's jealous, blah blah."
My answer to that: "Yes, no, and meow meow."
Even if I was seeing someone, I'd treat Feb. 14 like any other day. I HATE mushy gushy shit.
Jewelry: Have enough.
Flowers: I kill them.
Chocolates: I love chocolate...can't wait to have it just 1 day out of the year. And the special V-Day ones usually suck.
Dinner: Save $$ and dine in. I like cooking.
Love Letters/V-Day Cards: Don't make me vom. Show me; don't tell me.
Maybe I've just never had a good experience with Valentine's Day, but I dare people to make me change my mind...any takers? Tell me about your favorite Valentine's Day or describe your perfect Valentine's Day.