Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Over-rated, Depressing good ol' VD. Whoops, I meant Valentine's Day.
I went out and had a cup of soup with my ex, (who said he'd pay) then today asked if I could pay him back for the two glasses of wine that he paid for. Apparently, he's low on cash and needs that for gas money this week. I mentioned that he's my ex, right?
To be honest, where men are concerned, I don't think I've ever had a nice, thoughtful, Valentine's. The men either: 1. forget the day entirely 2. somehow talk ME into paying for their dinner or 3. Complain bitterly to me all year that "It's a holiday for Hallmark to make money" then come that day, I found out they've bought themselves some new camping stuff/electric saw/fishing gear for themselves.
Even Cactus Man. When we first met, he bragged about what a considerate man he was towards women during holidays. Yet, he forgot every Valentine's except one: the Valentine's he broke up with me for the first time, then sent me a dozen tulips to show what a great guy he was--Yay!
Oh, the joy.
So I decided two years ago that there would be no more Valentine's Day.
Instead, it's now called "Friends, Pets and Family Day," where you send your sisters and girlfriends cards and candy, and buy your doggie little cookies.
Makes more sense to me. 1. You don't get let down. 2. Your gifts are greatly appreciated and you 3. spend less money.
Cheers to "Friends, Pets and Family Day"!