Monday, February 14, 2005

V-Day

happy valentine's day, people. i gotta say, this is the dumbest holiday known to man. it seems designed to make you feel like crap if you are alone, when--hello??? what is so wrong with being alone??? and it is designed to imbue all parties with an odd sense of obligation if you are in a relationship. half the couples i know get into fights on valentine's day because someone falls short of the other's expectations.

and yet, we are all somehow susceptible to this madness. as rational as we are, we all secretly want the stupid roses and the jewelry and the chocolates and to be swept off our feet. but who the hell wants that just becasue one's S.O. feels obligated to do something special so that he/she does not get into trouble. all in all--this is just not a fun day for any but the most shallow of people.

so yeah. we, like most couples, have our traditions in spite of our mutual general disdain. ours is cheap mexican food and a buck-fifty movie. so tonight, we are heading to el rodeo for some diet-blowing mexican. sadly we are denied the buck-fifty movie, as the theater is being remodelled, but i am sure we will figure something else out. maybe if we feel really crazy, we will go print out some academic papers at the NCSU library. and i WILL eat some chocolate before it's all said and done.

we are just off the hook--i'm tellin' ya...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen, sister! I absolutely do not need or want flowers (which the cats will savage), candy (which is contraindicated in my quest for smaller jeans), or jewelry (which is a magnet for curious toddler hands). And yet, watching others indulge (seemingly, anyway) in an orgy of gift-giving and love-demonstrating is irritating. And, I become further irritated with myself for even caring.

Cheap Mexican sounds like a tradition worth pursuing, however. Gotta go make a phone call...

Em

jo said...

You posted the post I wanted to write but I thought this year I would try to not be so cynical about everything. Which sucks.

Anyway in regards to my post I was married in 2001, and I am just a big dork, considering I can't even get that right:)

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