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You guessed it! It’s here again! That one fantabulous day of the year where people make complete asses out of themselves trying to show their love and affection to their significant others. Where showing how much you love someone is based on the presents one receives and the overinflated events planned in your honor. It seems to be the one holiday that is designed to poke at the wounds of the lonely, discriminate against the single, and pour salt into the gaping hole in ones chest where a heart used to be in the just dumped. Seriously though, forgive me for not buying into the whole overpriced, dead flowers, piles of sugar, slutty lingerie swing of things. I have to admit that I have had some pretty great Valentine’s Days involving some or all of the above but who on the face of the planet finds a gigantic pink gorilla that sings the Macarena romantic?! Come on, don’t lie… As I was meandering around the mall and mass retailers, I noticed a lot of grotesque imitations of this thing we call love.
I am not against love, I am not a lonely bitter soul, in fact I am very much in love with my guy. I really just detest the idea that one has to be told to go out and spend money, make reservations, profess your love to someone on a distinct day of the year. In the past 15 months, not a day has gone by that my boyfriend and I have not told and showed each other how we feel. There is nothing romantic to me about sitting in an over crowded, over priced restaurant with a million other couples doing the exact same thing. And getting engaged on Valentine’s Day? OH PLEASE! How original..
Waking up and going outside and finding tulips on my patio (because they are my favorite), finding a set of beautiful blue flower pots for my garden or something so simple as a chocolate milkshake that he knows should not have whipped cream and a cherry. These random things during the year mean more to me that spending $1000 on things that don’t have any thought behind them other than “OMG I have to make her happy today and make this special”…… If you love today then more power to you! I just choose to make this day EVERYDAY. Some guys say my boyfriend is lucky for not having to go through the “steps” for today. He says he is lucky everyday.