Not even in a "I'm such a single loser" kind of way even. I feel bad for couples too.
All that pressure to live up to something but no one is quite sure what.
(xkcd)Every year aside from those few I was married, I've been a single lady on Valentines Day. That wouldnt even be so bad if I wasnt the ONLY single lady I know.
So a couple years ago I started going on the most unromantic platonic Valentines Day dates I could come up with.
2009- I met up with J whose girlfriend lived out of town and couldnt make it in for the weekend. We dressed up in our fanciest hipster swag and went to a local coffeeshop for soup and tea. We had our picture taken very Senior Prom like, and then went to the Opera. After the Opera we drove around town, stopped and bought an $8 bar of chocolate and a slice of pizza to share and then went on the "skywalk" around town which basically leads you through every large hotel and convention center in town, two or three stories up.
(J and I crashing some party in a hotel)2010- Was the year of gluten free, kosher pizza, dancing to 80's music, and alot of beer with D. We came home damp from the sweat, sticky from the spilled drinks, and completely exhausted from all the 80's mania.
So what will 2011 bring? I believe I've secured my platonic date for the evening and I'm still trying to decide what we should do. The more random, and un-date like, the better. I need to look into whats happening around town and get some ideas and then I think its kind of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of night.
So I think at this point, I almost feel bad for the people who have all these expectations about the day because I'll be out riding around in a rickshaw, taking a baked good tour of the city, watching a bluegrass band, or something equally as random.
p.s. The Giveaway is still going on. Go check it out.
p.s.s. New layout today. Any thoughts? Im still on the fence.