Last night was the Pretty Girl's birthday, which yes is the day before Valentine's Day. Kind of a one-two punch to the pocketbook, but still we had an excellent meal at Serafina. She enjoyed her presents, especially the iPod. Mission accomplished.
No holiday brings about such bi-polar feelings from the general public like today. Those who hate the holiday (Jeff) will scorn it's over commercialized nonsense and/or will despise the fact it reminds them of their singleness. There are those in relationships that feel compelled to buy something for their significant other and are bitter about taking a hit to the savings account. Then there are those who look past it all and just try and enjoy a holiday that usually provides them with romance and good sex (oral).
Regardless if you're in or out of a relationship I do hope you would remember those who love you on this day, whether it be friends, family, or that weird dude who's stalking you. It's their affection that makes your life worth living.
P.S. One Hindu group in India is fighting back against this holiday in the only way they know how. Believing that this Hallmark holiday is destroying the country's culture they're roaming about taking pictures and harassing young couples who display affection towards each other.
Moral of the story is if you hate this day become a Hindu. I should tell the Pretty Girl I just converted so we must ignore this day, but I doubt she'll buy it. Sucks dating someone smarter than you.
Happy Valentines Day from the folks at Erik's Ramblings.
"Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment." - William Shakespeare
Hindu groups in Valentine warning