Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day? Bah, humbug.

All right, let me get this out of the way, right off the bat.

Valentine's Day sucks.

Seriously. I'm not even joking.


Now don't misunderstand; I'm all for romance, love, flowers and happy endings. And OMG hell to the yes for chocolate! (Hubby would say that twice! He's a huge chocoholic.) All that stuff is great! Definitely.

I'm not even talking about the commercialization of romance. WTF is that??!! A "day" specifically to tell someone that you love him/her?!! Buying cards and flowers at a 400% markup just because retailers can get away with it? Nuh uh. No thank you. I'll pass. Freakin' nuts if you ask me. (Psst guys: save your money and surprise her with something she really wants on no special day at all!)

But more than that, Valentine's Day for us, holds a miserable track record. Dear mother of God, and I do mean MISERABLE.

There was the year that we planned a candlelit dinner... and started talking shortly after dinner started to end up in a disagreement that was pretty huge. We blew out the candles and stalked away from the dinner table to different areas of the house, angry at each other. Not a good Valentine's Day, that's for sure.

Or the year that Hubby hoped to take me out for dinner somewhere, only to realize that "Oh crap, you mean I had to book two months ago for tonight?" sorta deal was going on. So much for that.

Or the year that we decided to do nothing... and then later in the evening promptly changed our minds but it was really too late to make a romantic evening out of it.

Our track record for Valentine's Day just sucks. BAD. So we don't do it. It turns out terribly if we even attempt to try. Not good.

This yearis really no different. Today, Hubby is working until 9 p.m.. Petite will be asleep by the time he gets home at 10. I will only be awake for an hour or so after he gets home. We can't have a meal together; we barely cross paths during the week! And lo and behold, we started off the day this morning with an argument. Nothing serious, but meh... more Valentine's Day crap. I just want to forget the day exists altogether! It's so not worth it! Totally overrated in my view.

But, now we have Petite, and she's in daycare. I can't have her going to daycare with nothing for all the other little kids. I did the dutiful thing and sent her with little gifts for everyone, complete with chocolate hearts. And we bought Hubby's kids, and K & K (my friend and her daughter) boxes of chocolates. Whether they liked them, or wanted them, I'm not even certain. I didn't hear much about them afterwards. (Teenagers! HOLY w;aua;97*@(@@Apwaowpq00+@1!!! *tears out hair* I could scream.)

Anyway, all that aside, I did one other thing: I sent Hubby an e-card. That may be as good as it gets.

Yanno... unless I can get discount chocolates on my way home from work. :)

One VERY good thing did happen to me today; my Japanese ex just joined Facebook and sent me a friend request! He and I keep in touch and it's wonderful that we have technology to let us communicate so much easier! YAY! *does the happy dance* I haven't seen him since I left Japan in 1996 but it's amazing that he and I can continue to keep in touch.

Oh, and bonus points if you know what next Tuesday, February 21 is?! Come on! I bet you can guess!!!


Pam said...

It's 4 days before we see you guys!!!

Gil said...

LOL... We'll you're absolutely right about that Pam! We are really looking forward to it too. If there's anything we can bring from here, let us know. Much love and many hugs to you and V!