It’s back. And I hate it.

I’ve been avoiding it. I’ve been avoiding it big time. But when you head to Starbucks for a mid-day pick me up and the barista hands you back something resembling a cross between a regular cup, and a girl’s middle school notebook, but with far more hearts and cursive writing, there is no denying that Valentine’s day is here.

You guys know how I feel about Valentine’s day. (If you don’t, see here and here and here) And, needless to say, not much has changed in the luuurv department since last February 14th (and by “not much,” I mean “nothing) but for the sake of St. Valentine, I will acknowledge, once again, my most begrudging holiday.

And, let me just say, for the record, that I will NOT apologize for my cynicism.

Let’s kick this party off with a list of 5 things I would like for Valentines day, if, say, I actually had a valentine.

1. A bouquet of pink/red/orange/purple flowers. 
Yes, this is a cliche, and no, there is not a logical reason to spend money on something that is simply going to die in less than a weeks time, but flowers are the sunsets of happiness: fleeting and with every second that passes, less pretty, but also beautiful and friendly and romantic.

Except for roses. I don’t want any roses in my presence unless they are on my coffin. Yeah. I went there.

2. A Nice Card
It’s easy. It’s cheap. And it probably means the most. Handmade is always better.

3. Something delicious.
This is obvious. And easy. There aren’t a lot of foods I don’t like. Except for just straight chocolate, ironically. So, don’t get me a box of chocolates, but get me just about anything else.

Yep. Those are my three Valentines day recommendations. Please note that they are all completely and 100% cliche. See? It’s not like I’m high maintenance or anything. I just want a little V-day loving.

One thought on “It’s back. And I hate it.

  1. I would go off on my usual praise for Valentine's Day rant after reading your post, but since I've done that for 2 years now, I think I'll refrain. HOWEVER, I would like to point out that you don't like this holiday for its cheesiness/commercialism/whatever yet you still want to celebrate it by having people who love you let you know they love you. Hmmmmmm…seems like someone might be warming up to this holiest of all days. Who doesn't want to know that they are cared about? If there's something to not like about Valentine's Day (which there's not) it should be the fact that we NEED this day since people DO NOT tell each other how much they love each other enough and not that it's just a greeting card company ploy to sell a lot of cards. Also, I do believe you should be expecting a #2 recommendation from me.(: LOVE YOU and all your cynicism!
    -Taryn

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