Frisky Friday: Be Mine

It's amazing to me how many people rage about Valentine's Day. It's not just single people, it's people in relationships, too. "I'm not gonna send her flowers just because Hallmark told me to!" Okay. That's fair if you buy flowers throughout the year, because sending flowers is ridic expensive for one thing, and spontaneity is way better than doing it because you feel like you have to. And honestly? For the money I'd rather have an edible arrangement. The kind with chocolate covered pineapple. (HINT) A girl's gotta eat, and roses taste like ass.

Poster from thebigharumph on Etsy.

I also understand feeling forced to make dinner reservations somewhere. I don't dig it. The date isn't as much fun if you're only doing it because you feel obligated, plus the fixed Valentine's Day dinner menu is never as awesome as it should be.

Mugs from CustomGlassBoutique on Etsy.
Also, these could be very easily handmade.

The thing is, the point of Valentine's Day isn't supposed to be about giving/receiving expensive flowers and/or lingerie and/or a fancy date. It's about giving/receiving other...things. (eyebrow waggle) Just kidding, it's about showing your luvah that you love-ah them with little things, like a sweet dirty homemade card and picking up takeout from that one really good burger place, and then some brown chicken brown cow later after watching The Walking Dead. I wouldn't hate having some chocolate too, because any excuse for chocolate is valid in my book. 

Please, whatever you do, do not buy a giant stuffed animal for your Valentine. That stopped being appropriate when you left middle school. I shouldn't even have to say that.

Anatomical heart necklace from LostApostle on Etsy.

Hi, my name is Nerky, and I'm pro-Valentine's Day, I'm just not pro-overhyped idiocracy 'Merica Valentine's Day. Also, all the gifties I posted up in here cost less than sending flowers and they don't die, so you get more bang for your buck. Boom. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE flowers, I just prefer them to be spontaneous. I LOVE fancy dates, but I feel like there needs to be a celebratory occasion to warrant it so it's more exciting and not just a B level holiday.

And guys, a wee little hint, the more thoughtful (doesn't mean extravagant) you are for Valentine's day, the more exciting March 14th will be for you.

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  1. This post is so accurate!

    The hubs and I catch hell because in the 8 years we've been married, he's only been able to be home for 1 of our anniversaries. Valentine's is the same way. The whole obligatory, doing things b/c it's what you do on that day drives me crazy. One year he did go WAY overboard on V-Day to prove a point to the people who think he's an a-hole, which he definitely isn't!

    I've heard people comment that they HAVE to buy flowers/chocolate/whatever for the occasion and I try to kindly say that you don't HAVE to do it--that's the part that bugs me--the obligated feeling. Drives me crazy!!

    Also--I just discovered March 14th while looking at cards on Etsy ;) And I only thought it was Pi Day!

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    1. Yep, I always tell my kiddo that holidays are when you celebrate them regardless of what the calendar says. What does your husband do that he's not home for your anniversaries?

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    2. Drives truck--works for us for now beings our 'kids' have four legs and fur :)

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