Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Lovage Day (I'm SORRY ...)

For neglecting this blog lately. It's very important to me, believe it or not, but I've been busy writing so many other things... well anyway, that's not really a good excuse.

So I'm going to make it up to you guys - consider it my Valentine's Day gift to you, my lovely readers.

First of all, to spread the love and set you in the mood, here is some Lovage - hit play and keep reading. Or watch it. It's pretty sexy... well...Jennifer Charles is anyway, rest of the video is just plain budget (couldn't afford to give Mike Patton a tooth):

I'm totally against Valentine's Day. In fact, I think I hate it more when I'm actually in a relationship than when I'm single. At least when you are single, no one is asking you "what did you get? Where did you go?" and so on. People know you're not in relationship so they don't bug you - least they never bugged me when I was single. Also cuz I think it's kind of scary to ask singletons about Valentine's Day, some people get pretty testy about it (and rightfully so!).

But when you're in a relationship, then you get the questions and for some reason it gives other coupled people the free rein to brag. You know, "Oh, my boyfriend gave me this Tiffany necklace and then we went to this fancy restaurant, BLAH BLAH BLAH... so, what did you get?" "Uh, I got a handwritten note from my stuffed bear, Norman."

Now, I loved that note so much that I kept it. But, you tell someone else that and they're like, "what a cheapass boyfriend you have". To which you reply, "NO. He's not a cheap ass, we just both fucking hate this stupid fucking day, so lay off bitch!"

But then people accuse you of being all defensive and shtuffff.

So, the way I combat this problem is by avoiding social media on V-Day. Yeah, I know... not going to happen but the thought is there.

Also, I've changed Valentine's Day to LOVAGE DAY. Because there's nothing wrong with celebrating sexy music. And if you have no one to get busy with, put this on and get busy with yourself. And seriously... how can you not?

There was a second of all! I'll be offering a discount code for over the next couple of days. This will be exclusive for my readers. I think this is awesome because I used to buy MANY pairs of shoes from the store and always had a painless shopping experience. Shipping was easy (even to Canada) and the variety of shoes is amazing. ALSO they sell tons of over stuff... like... everything!

PS - My blog's FIVE YEAR anniversary was on February 2nd... or 4th. One of those days. I was going to do a big post about that, just as I was going to do a huge 2010 recap, cuz let's face it... 2010 was awesome for me! Would you guys still be interested in seeing that? Well, I may do it anyway HA.

PPS - my blog has been on my mind lately, especially last night as I was falling asleep, and this morning I got a lovely, out of the blue email from a reader who basically reinforced that I should write more. Serendipity at work again!

ADDENDUM - Since the publication of this post, I have decided that St. Patrick shouldn't get all the fun... let St. Valentine in on it too. So, along with copious amounts of Lovage, why not make Valentine's Day/Lovage Day an excuse to drink red beer (Rickards Red or what have you) until you're blindly staggering around town, throwing candy and cinnamon hearts at each other? This is what I'm doing tomorrow - I hope you will be too :)


Cinderita said...

This is awesome. But I must admit, I do not hate Valentine's Day. I've had dates on Valentine's Day, I've not had dates, I've stayed home and felt sorry for myself, I've gone out and gotten drunk, and the best one's are when I do what I want to do on Valentine's Day. This year I am doing something that I see as generous and super fun with 3 of my best friends...for a couple of hours. Nothing says "I love you" than being generous. I'll let you know how it goes.

ps i love following you on twitter

Miss Kelli said...

I hate Valentine's Day. The reason I hate it more when I'm single is because of the way other people respond to that hatred.

When a person in a relationship gets all uppity about Valentine's Day, the whole "We don't require a Hallmark holiday to quantify our love" thing sounds pretty smug and pretentious, but whatever. The worst reaction a non-single person can get is the one you mentioned; people assume you're a cheapskate or a bit of a jerk.

When a single person says, "Valentine's Day is a corporate money-grab designed to force people to show their affection through consumerism. Moreover, it's completely inaccurate as a measuring stick because your romantic god of a husband who bought you that Tiffany necklace cheated on you with your maid of honor," it's clearly because he/she is bitter and lonely.

Single people aren't allowed to have rational opinions about Valentine's Day. They're only allowed to wallow in self-pity and jealousy.

Lavina said...

After 7 years of being happily UNmarried, if we make it through the day without wanting to punch each other in the throat we consider it a success ...dare I say romantic.

Think it would be off-putting for my BF if a put "that one part" of the Lovage acapella CD on repeat? Ha

Odette said...

Norman's note is AWE-SOME!!!!!!

I too hate Valentine's day, but Troy and I use it as an excuse to eat out at a fancy resto, so I am not too put off by it. I don't get anything though, and I don't want anything. I am FULLY gonna drink red beer tomorrow though, I think that's an awesome idea!!!! :D

daisychain said...

I've missed you! xox

myedit said...

5 years. I think I am crazy for 2 years but you are indeed crazier.
yes to more posting...

I'm Sorry Flowers said...

I'm not bothered about valentines day either way really but then i'm married and i can't remember much from before the wedding day, It feels like FOREVER!!! Haha love Normans Note!