Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine's Day ...


I know it's not coming up THAT soon... but it is almost right around the corner. A lot of my friends are now single or have broken up recently and this holiday is one of the more depressing of the year, besides like Christmas or New Year's. Valentine's Day is right up there with the depressing-ness.

I don't particularly like the holiday. I think it's more of a Hallmark-made holiday and that it never ends up making people feel good about themselves. Everyone is secretly waiting for that special something to come to them that day and then when it doesn't, its disappointing and then when you watch other people get this and that, that is disappointing as well.


Hoping for the romantic dinner, romantic flowers, romantic whatever it may be... something special coming your way. And when it isn't quite where you thought it would be, it sucks. It is just a hallmark let down for everyone. It sets basically everyone up for failure. Either its not good enough, or its nothing at all.. etc etc. Poor men... they can never quite get it right.

And single? Forget it. Why don't you just rub in in our faces? Seriously!

I want to hear what you have to say. Tell me your opinion of Valentine's Day.... Do you have any stories? If you do, send them over, i'll post them up.

I honestly don't have any stories because I have always tried to boycott Valentine's Day since I don't need someone to just be nice to me on that day... it just be when they want to be, not when they have to.

So let's hear it!

Do you love or hate Valentine's Day?


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15 comments:

Jenni said...

Girl - I'm a single chick and I LOVE Valentine's Day. Seriously, LOVE IT. I think it's all the pretty photos and cute candy and adorable stuffed animals. It just melts my heart. It may be Hallmark made, but it tops my list of favorites :)
I even wrote about my obsession with it here: http://www.jenrem.com/2010/01/and-so-countdown-begins.html

¡Z! said...

and here are some hugs for Ü regardless of the hoildaZe....

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Novelista Barista said...

hhahah aweeee.. i like the hearts and stuff too.. i just dont like it cuz it makes people sad and thats not fair :/

Michael said...

Hate it.

Totally agree with you-it's a made up pseudo day. If my beloved doesn't know how I feel about her on February 14, and every other day for that matter, then I'm doing a lousy job in my relationship.

Kendra Loisel said...

Valentine's Day and I have a love/hate relationship. Depends on the year, timing, and if I am up to seeing every couple in the world kissing. Yeah, it's usually a hate relationship. Even when I have a Valentine I don't make it out to be this AMAZING day. It's the same as the day before just with stupid little hearts everywhere.! :)

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capperson said...

I love Valentines Day though I have always been single. I was even single last year, although last year was the only valentines day that I had ever recieved anything.

You see I met this guy and we had been dating for two weeks and he was already ready to marry me and buy me anything I wanted and I thought things were moving too fast, so I broke it off. Well through all of my telling him it wasn't going to happen (although we are still friends today) he still felt the need to send me this big valentines present. Im not sure if it was to win me back or just to do it, but he sent me the prettiest set of roses, a huge teddy bear that was bigger than me, and a big box of chocolates. I felt special, but he just wasn't the one for me.

I love all the pink and hearts and cupcakes that come around this time of year, but I do wish that for once I could have the cute romantic valentines everyone else has!

Alicia said...

I am a fan of Valentines day, But I feel that if you are in a relationship, you should be putting all the effort you put into Valentines day, everyday of the year!

I agree with Jenni about all of the glitz that comes along with the day. Its a nice thing to look forward to, during the blandest months of the year! :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

I've never had a great Valentine's day. Single or in a relationship. Either something goes wrong, there's a fight, or ack some stupid drama. I would love to have a great Valentine's day, but somehow it never happens.

Novelista Barista said...

i just think that its so much pressure on everyone to do the "right thing" whatever that may be .. so it just gets all messed up.. and i just am not a fan!

angel6033 said...

I agree with you I have always boycott it wether single or attached, it does set up people for failure because even if you have someone if they forget or somethign then its bad, and if youa re single you feel shitty, and like others have said it should be all the time not just on one particular day...

The Hardwick's said...

I have never been a huge fan nor one to boycott Valentine's Day. It's just a normal day. I would much rather my hubby surprise me with flowers, chocolate, and a nice dinner on any day other than Valentine's Day; it's the thought that counts!

undomestic chica said...

I've ALWAYS hated Valentine's Day, even if I have a boyfriend. I agree that people should show their love everyday and not just on one stupid day. I usally celebrate it a little bit by going and doing something with my boyfriend, last year we went to the Aquarium so it felt liek something we might do on any ordinary weekend.

spanky* said...

well hun, you know my issues with Val Day... it's moms bday (& puppy's too), so i've never had a Val Day.
in 6th grade, Keith's dad drove the two of us to the movies & we saw The Wedding Singer. he gave me a hershey bar & a red amber cut into the shape of a heart. i loved it until psycho bitch Jeannie wanted to do some "love spell" on it later that year & i think buried it in the yard or something. that crazy ho.
I never saw Rob on our 3 Val day's together, never got flowers or anything like that, but, as you know, he wasn't really like that.
i guess i'm kinda numb to the idea of Val Day since i'm always doing mom bday things.
i luv my mom, but... it's kinda depressing going to a restaurant or the movies & seeing all these "happy" couples... while you're there with your parents & sister... & sometimes... sisters boyfriend....
val day... horray.... i plan on spending the night before getting shitfaced.... wanna join?

Ashley R said...

I've never been big on Valentine's Day, either. I'm definitely one of those who say it's Hallmark-glorified and really just an all around day of disappointment.

Coincidentally, I also just posted up an anecdote of my worst Valentine's Day ever on my blog, if you want to read it: http://prickslikethorn.blogspot.com/2010/01/take-care-of-your-own-damn-roses.html

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