Thursday, February 14, 2008

at the very least they should award ribbons

It's nice to show people we care. And even though Valentine's Day has become ridiculously commercialized, at the heart is a lovely message—under a pile of diamond commercials and red-velvet candyboxes. I love the idea of letting somebody know they're mighty special. But too often people end up making it into a chore; there's this weird pressure to give your honey something worthwhile to share at the watercooler the next day, because you know people are going to ask. If somebody wants to treat schnuckums to a fancy night out or a pricey gift, that's awesome. And schnuckums should feel free to tell the world about it with abandon. But why is that any *better* than cutting your husband's sandwich into a heart shape, sending your kid Spider-Man boxer shorts or emailing your sweetie a 4 am haiku? Because it cost more? That's what frosts my cookies about February 14 (and don't even get me started on its unnecessary torture of single people). If it really were a contest, I'm pretty sure there would be prizes.

People have made me feel loved today. Most other days, too. And while I have no out-of-the-ordinary plans (not even a trip to IKEA), I consider myself one lucky beeyatch. 

So glad I didn't decide to work from home today.

I hope that no matter what you've got going on, all of you know that you're special and loved, too. Today and all the rest of the year.


SupaCoo said...

Very sweet, and much more genuine than a Hallmark card.

Librarian Girl said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Lia said...

I'm not a fan of Hallmark holidays. But anyhow, for some reason, no one I know takes V-day very seriously. So that's a relief for this single girl.

Syar said...

Singles Awareness Day (SAD) sounds more like a joke on single people than anything too. I generally like Valentine's, a regular amount, but I'm glad I was preoccupied with other things this year. I mean, on Thursday, I got my teeth cleaned at the dentist. Chocolate and candy would've been contradictory after that.

Did get the sweetest valentine's text ever though, so that was pretty nice.

Glad you had a pleasant one too. :)

The Stormin Mormon said...

Thanks Cadiz

Happy Valentine's Day

Radioactive Jam said...

Normally I go with snookums, though your version - with the ch - appeals to me.

jinius said...

awww cuuute! as a single person i actually LIKE valentines day. i think the holiday adds a little warmth during winter's coldest month. it also helps that there is an abundance of chocolate on this day.

Madelyn said... don't call my brother shnookums do you? You know what, I don't want to know. I'm assuming those flowers are from H, but you didn't really say, so I'm going to have to warn you: If you EVER hurt my brother, I WILL cut off your thumbs! Killing you would only be the easy way out for you, but having no thumbs would really suck. I mean our thumbs are opposable, which is the only difference between us and the apes. So, basically, if you hurt my brother, I will make you an ape.