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The dreaded 'V' word

I've always hated Valentine's day.

Too many occasions have I sat on my front doorstep, gazing forlornly at the mailbox, and sighing pitifuly to myself. I was an object of ridicule for much of my school life, you see, and thusly I grew to loathe the day where all the pretty, popular girls would get tokens of affection while I lurked in the shadows, faceless and bland.

Several years in a row, as soon as I got a new diary for the year I'd take a sharp bladed instrument and cut out Febuary 14. Pretend it wasn't there - that the days went 13th, 15th. So, yeah, colour me bitter.

Even the one year that Tuck lead a small party of cohorts to my house to give me a series of twigs and leaves as presents.

Don't misunderstand, there are several people out there (even some of you reading this) who have done their very best to ensure I had a very nice day. And the surprises were often quite touching.

I still hate it, though. I still hate the fact that a lovely idea has been turned into a commertial hell. Despite that, if I don't get anything from a certain person, I'll get pissed off. Isn't that stupid?

Anyway, if I don't see you all before tomorrow, know that my heart goes out to you all. Not because it's Febuary 14th, but because you all deserve it.


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Feb. 12th, 2004 03:17 pm (UTC)
Speaking as one of Tuck's cohort that night, I'm sorry about that. We all thought you were some sort of Valentines Day goddess who drowned in chocolate and rose petals each year - and the six of us had gotten together in very much the same sentiment you expressed so well in your post.

What fools we mortals be, eh?
Feb. 12th, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC)
Valentine's is the sux.
Feb. 12th, 2004 04:59 pm (UTC)
come to our housewarming
stay the night if you like

we can shoot arrows at pictures of hearts on my range
Feb. 12th, 2004 05:09 pm (UTC)
As fraerie and I will be unable to attend, you need to ask us around to dinner one night.

Fraerie was a little upset when she found out the Games Day was on Valentine's day; which is odd because she has never cared about it before. So everyone who comes has to give her lots of hugs, same as normal.

Personally, I think it is a perfect opportunity to tell someone that you are stalking them. :P
Feb. 12th, 2004 05:21 pm (UTC)
well consider yourselves invited to dinner one night

when is good for you?
Feb. 12th, 2004 07:24 pm (UTC)
That's "covertly appreciating".
Feb. 12th, 2004 07:28 pm (UTC)
Ooooh. An anonymous admirer. :P
Feb. 12th, 2004 11:53 pm (UTC)
Umm.. that slightly misrepresents what I said...

actually I was a little miffed that it looked like we were going to have a house guest from the 13th to the 15th so have no time together just the two of us on Valentine's Day, games day ust exagerated it - not because of that particular date, but it underlined the issue.

Also lots of people are having other parties that night (I know of at least four) which we won't be able to attend because we will have guests.

Feb. 12th, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC)
Wow. Josh with an archery range. I think it vastly cool that I associate with a group of people for whom that is entirely normal. If I had a range, I wouldn't have to shoot socks off my clothesline.

The solution to Valentine's Day bitterness, I've found, is simply to demand flowers, chocolates and foot rubs every day. And I mean EVERY DAY.
Feb. 12th, 2004 07:29 pm (UTC)
Fighting the Forces of Normal
I don't like it either. Pesky semi-religious festivels messing with people's emotions. *shakes fist* Given our particular relationship structure, we don't exactly fit in with the couples out there either :) , so we're doing a party instead. Mail me at eccles@arsimagica.net if you're going to be bored :) -- Damien
Feb. 12th, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC)
I'm very happy to be a bitter old shrew with you if the boy doesn't come up to scratch. We can drink margharitas and call up Triple J and request songs like Kelis' "I Hate You So Much Right Now" and Soft Cell's "Tainted Love".

Okay, so I'll be doing that anyway. Feel free to join me :)
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