2.14.2005

I think it's definitely best if I don't go into my whole "Why I hate Valentine's Day" thing, because I'm sure the last thing you really want to read about is yet another guy's thoughts about how overblown and utterly distasteful the thought of a single day dedicated to showing affection really is. I am QUITE positive that you've heard enough about how people - especially those who claim to love one another - would go out of their way to be abnormally affectionate and doting on this one day simply because the calendar and Hallmark have dictated that you should. And I won't even get started on the fact that expelling your emotionally barren words of faith, hope, charity and love upon your partner just one day out of the year absolutely and utterly cheapens anything else you'd say or do the rest of the year.

And God help me if I mention the fact that you should show your spouse / partner / mate an exceptional amount of affection and proof of committment every single goddamn day of your life, or if I begin to delve into the subject of shitbag men using this one day as some sort of emotional white-out to make up for the other 364 days of the year that they treat their mates like dog poopies.

Nope. Not gonna do it this year.