This year I am at a loss with what to do about Valentines day. Most every other year I can get together with my single mates and loudly denounce the event as the Hallmark-holiday that it is.
This time around, I find myself in somewhat of a quandary. I still feel that Valentines day has no real meaning, nor do I understand why we are only permitted to show our feelings for that significant person in our life on just one day of the year. Surely every day should be Valentines day? Or rather, surely you should never need an excuse to demonstrate your emotions.
At the same time, there’s this tiny traitorous girly part of me that will not die, no matter how much I hit her over the head with mallets and feminist literature. I, in my infinite wisdom, have decided that, seeing as how it’s the first time in a long time I’ve had the opportunity, I’m going to celebrate Valentines day. I am aware that this desire has lost me much credibility in the eyes of my friends and, much to his consternation, the CC was forced to do some quick re-evaluation. But, I am adamant that this year, and this year only, I will celebrate Valentines day.
(If only so I know what I am so loudly slagging off every other year).
So what if the SO is over 3000 miles away digging in the frozen wastes of Ontario. (He is so hot that just by standing there he melts away the tundra and the permafrost…)
You make the best of the situation you’ve been given, so that is what I am doing.
The problems started though, when I went looking for a card. Yes, I am female, and yes, I am looking for a Valentines day card, but no, this does not mean that I have had all taste and common sense surgically removed. If you are a man giving your girlfriend a card, you can (more or less) get away with the cute and fluffys. The deep and meaningfulls are also not bad. When you are a girl giving your chap a card, on the hand, you have the option of cards so saccharine sweet Tate & Lyle are calling because they want their stock back. That’s it. Nothing else.
NO female who has any self respect would ever give such a card to a man she didn’t want to scare away very, VERY quickly.
In some of the bigger card stores you are given an option of the crude and “funny”. I say funny in quotes because, really, when was the last time you laughed at a card you got given that was designed to be funny? Yes, you laugh AT such cards, but you don’t laugh with them.
I’m sorry, but there was just no way I could give any of the cards billed as “valentines cards” to the CC. I wouldn’t have been able to face myself in the mirror in the morning, let alone him.
No, I’m not going to tell you what I did get for Valentine’s day in the end. I messed up the posting dates (oops) so even the CC isn’t going to know for a few days. Figure he deserves to find out first 😉
Where do you lot all stand on the Valentines day issue? I know Moose is disappointed in me. Anyone got any big plans?
Oh, before I forget,
Happy Valentines Day all my lovely readers 🙂