Thursday, February 08, 2007

Lost in a fog...

...for most of the day. There were moments when light seemed to be getting through but, in the end, nothing happened...



I have decided to shorten this month for the sake of my sanity. At 28 days, February is already the most abbreviated month, but I've decided to truncate it further.

February 14th is gone.

Vanished. Poof. No more.

The final straw was a reminder from a place where I purchased a Valentine's Day gift last year. They just couldn't resist letting me know I'd spent some money with them twelve months ago, just in case I wanted to do so again.

On top of all the advertising meant to ramp up the purchase of candies, cards, teddy bears, flowers, lingerie, etc., etc., etc., that was simply too damn much.

PARENTHETICAL SIGH-OF-RELIEF THOUGHT: At least the florist where I dropped some cash last 2/14 seems not to be firmly connected to the computer age. I haven't yet had a note from them asking if I'd like to send out another bunch of orchids....

The answer to all these appeals is, and will be, no. I do not want to spend a nickel on your freekin' "holiday." No candy, no flowers, no cards, no slinky apparel, no expressions of love. They'd be a waste of effort.

When neither one of the two women whom I might consider treating to such goodies gives a rat's ass whether I love them or not -- or, to be blunt, whether I exist or not -- it seems a wasted effort. I'm reasonably certain both will be getting plenty of 2/14 lovin' from my replacements. In one case, it's deserved.

I certainly don't want to deprive those who still enjoy the ritual, and have someone to share it with. I'm not starting a movement to excise 2/14 from everyone's calendars.

I will simply snap off the lights on Feb. 13th, and not turn them on again until the 15th.

12 comments:

lowandslow said...

I sorta thought 2/14 might be a less-than-happy time for you. Sorry, friend. Maybe 2/14/08 might bring better times.

Anonymous said...

Or...2/14/07 might yield a surprise...ya never know...

Interested said...

I am anti-VD.

Anonymous said...

Count me in on the skip VD movement! Yuch.
I was thinking of getting drunk that day. That could make it disappear, eh?
WOofy

MrScribbler said...

Woofy -- that may be what it takes to get past the Evil Day...I've got my stock of Mr Beam's firewater on hand, just in case....

Sally said...

Whatever works, Scribbs! We're not doing anything for Valentine's Day this year as we're kind of low on cash and don't need any useless spending. I wish they didn't make these holidays that are for spending(however, I'd probably feel different if I had a lot of money). Gaacckkkkk!

Anonymous said...

No even a little chocolate? I really was trying not to think about his day. Oh well.
Roz

HarpO'Fly said...

It's never been a big deal when I could help it. Everytime I made a big deal of it--- nothing but trouble.
So, it doesn't bother me to be romantically challenged on Feb 14. It holds no special significance, fortunately.

HarpO'Fly said...

Another good reason to be away from TV---valentine's day hooplah

joan said...

It's the day after that is the important holiday. Valentine's candy is half off and Cadbury mini eggs are already on the shelf. It's dazzling. Woo hoo!

betty said...

I agree with Joan. My favorite part is the day after candy sale.

KIT said...

If you think about it, doing something romantic just because it's valentines day is less romantic than picking an ordinary day for a romantic event. I support its abolition. (I've been boycotting it for years. Thing2 knows better than to expect anything out of the ordinary from me on that day.)