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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Don't Get Tossed into the Doghouse Day!

Walking into Target tonight around 9:30, I stumbled across a group of men desperately searching for what surely must have been the most thoughtful and meaningful way to show their undying love for their significant others. It was a Hallmark dream come true.

I don't know about you, but nothing says "I love you" like buying a greeting card that someone else took the time, energy, and thought to create.

And that, my friends and random readers, is why Valentine's Day sucks.


Lauren F. said...

Bah Humbug, Matt! :) Valentine's Day doesn't suck. Besides, who says you have to give a pre-made card? Homemade cards (especially edible ones made with cake and frosting) are much more fun.

Or you could hop on over to mpr's classical website and send a "Love Note"...West Side Story? Romeo and Juliet? A little Puccini, perhaps? It's all good.


Rumana H said...

i ditto the bah humbug! don't tell me you make all of your bday cards, xmas cards, etc? i don't believe it. only my friend shannon does that, and not even all the time.

now, if you want to bah humbug vday's perpetuation of some ridiculous ideal of love and romance, i'm on bored... but in general, it's as nice of a lil' day as mothers day or any other day to celebrate people you love.

gomattolson said...

This is great! Maybe the way to get more feedback on my blog is to write about controversial topics.

Don't get me wrong, I'd be a hypocrite if I said I don't enjoy receiving cards or e-cards.

To me, I just feel like the holiday has turned into a day where we're told that you're not a good boyfriend/husband/girlfriend/wife if you don't do x, y, z (where x = card, y = flowers, z = chocolates).

It seems as if the holiday could be rebranded as "Don't Get Tossed into the Doghouse Day", vs. "Show How Much You Care Day".

Lauren F. said...

I guess it all depends on who you're with...that's the only opinion that matters in the end, anyways. I personally would never be with someone who viewed Valentine's Day with that mentality. No matter how many pukey jewelry commercials they air. :)