Maybe I'm not saying anything overly original here, but it needs to be said because we STILL HAVEN'T BANNED TOGETHER TO CANCEL VALENTINE'S DAY! We still have lobbied to boycott this FARCE of a holiday perpetuated by greeting card companies, flower companies, chocolate companies, and the like. How stupid are we??!! To believe that we need and that our loved ones deserve ONE DAY out of 365 where we come forth with some pathetic, last-minute display of affection to prove our "love" for this individual - $100 bucks or so later, if not more. This is nonsense and it has to stop. All cards on the table, I hate all holidays. Hell, I even hate birthdays. I hate manufactured events whose underlying purpose is to force you to buy cards, gifts, lingerie (okay, the lingerie's okay. I can live with that), or other such material goods just to "show you care." Some may call me lazy. And cheap. Yes, I suppose I am both of these. But for those who embrace silly, meaningless holidays like Valentine's Day - who even go so far as to decorate their home or office space to commemorate the event - I call them "suckers." And Valentine's Day SUCKS. So, your card is not in the mail and I will not be sending you flowers that will die in four days. I refuse to play the game.
Yes, I know - it's a wonder I'm married.
Happy Wednesday to all of you!