God I hate this day. It is hands down the most insufferable holiday of them all. Sure, Christmas sucks. But at least you end up getting some presents out of the deal. And Thanksgiving is tough, too. Having to spend time with your family? For me, it's a nightmare. But, at least you get to eat until your stomach explodes, and then it's totally acceptable to take a 5 hour nap. In fact, it's expected.
But Valentine's Day? Ugh. Shoot me. Even if you're not single, it's a pain in the ass. It's just having to look around and seeing all of these sickeningly happy people.... and I mean, everwhere you go! At the coffee shop, people cuddling and cooing. At the supermarket, couples holding hands and kissing and planning out their romantic evening. Even at the Home fucking Depot! I'm sorry, but anywhere where there are power tools and roofing supplies, PDA's should be illegal. They should be hauled away and taken to the gallows and given the punishment they deserve.
And perhaps I'm being petty and self-pitying, but I don't care. It's not like I've never been with someone on VD (as I am wont to call it.). Even when I was with someone, it was difficult to get through. The anticipation and the wondering whether she is going to appreciate and love what it is that you got her. And what do you end up getting out of the deal? Being forced to pay for a dinner that is usually above your means, watching a movie that even feminists would laugh at you for watching, and in all likelihood, mediocre sex. Woo-hoo!
And this year, I'm not even going to get the mediocre sex. And my dinner: A frozen chicken pot pie. The movie: None. I'm watching LOST, having a whole half gallon of ice cream, maybe a bottle of wine, and then it's off to bed where I will watch The Daily Show, some of The Colbert Report, and fall asleep before midnight (as per the usual). Come to think of it, that is an ideal evening for me. Anyone else think so? I'll even throw in a foot rub. That is, if you can stand touching my feet.
Roy Orbison- Only The Lonely
My VD theme song.
The Everly Brothers- When Will I Be Loved
Edith Piaf- Non, je ne regrette rien