Do you look forward to Valentine's Day, or is it another pain in the ass commercial holiday?
You may have heard a few rumors about this, but yes, Valentine's Day is coming.
February 14th -- that day that Cupid supposedly wanders by and injects that booster shot of loving emotion towards your spouse or significant other, or even your siblings and parents.
Of course, your motivation on Valentine's Day may be more from fear than love. As a trillion sitcoms have taught us, you have a direct line to the shit-list if you don't provide the essential recognition that this day demands. And that's provided that you've got someone to share it with. If you don't, Valentine's Day is another opportunty for the media to collectively rub your face in it, as if it wasn't working hard enough on that as it is.
What do you do, what do you do? Candy, flowers, chocolates, jewelry, dinner, fancy cards, electonic gagets, lingerie... so many consumerist options! Which may be the point. Some people feel this is just another commercial holiday that has been built-up to be more than it should.
But, maybe just maybe, there's a kernel of something great there. Maybe you say to hell with it, and enjoy it. It's an opportunity to take a moment and remind yourself about how much you love your SO and some of the people around you. Maybe you go ahead an enjoy some of the consumerist aspects -- hell, why not. Or if you're alone, maybe you use it as an opportunity to catch up on your rom-coms on basic cable, or as an excuse to make a kick-ass dinner and catch up with friends.
Tell me, Reckonauts! Is Valentine's Day something you look forward to, or just another loud, blaring commercial holiday on a calendar full of them?