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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentine's Day

I'm not much for Valentine's Day. It's always been a "Hallmark Holiday" for me, which is to say, one overhyped for the sake of selling more cards and tchotchkes. I don't care about celebrating it or not when in a relationship, so long as the observance or breach of observance is discussed and a plan is agreed upon before the day. And looking back to before I was in a 7+ year long relationship, when I was single, I cared about it even less.

This led to a rather embarassing episode some ten years ago with a friend who thought we had a date planned and I'd forgotten it was anywhere near V-Day. I was just planning to go to the movies with a friend, but after a hard day at work, all I could muster was tacos and a video at home. Plus I had my Captain Oblivious hat squarely on my head. I genuinely had no clue that this person Liked Me liked me. It's a little hard to imagine that was ten years ago, but I still have the evidence - 51 pages worth. And it took years to get over, but that person and I are still friends, though I must admit we still see the world through slightly different lenses. (I blame my astigmatism personally. Makes everyone and everything look taller and fuzzier than they really are.) Ah well.

P.S. It's also hard to imagine that I graduated from college more than 10 years ago. Woof.


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