Happy Valentine’s Day!
I hope all of you enjoy today. Even if you don’t have a “special someone,” at least you can call your mom. Tell her you love her. I’m serious, get moving!
EDIT: I found out in my Chaucer class today that Chaucer was the first English poet to reference Valentine’s Day in literature, in his Parliament of Fowls. Another reason to love him.
I was curious to see if I’d written about Valentine’s Day last year, and of course I did because I write about everything, whether it’s exciting or not. So here’s what I wrote last Valentine’s Day on my old blog:
I Will Not Be Bitter!
Well, in honor of Valentine’s Day (or Single Awareness Day, as I am more fond of calling it) I was going to launch into a bitter diatribe about my single status. But then I realized that the bitterness just wasn’t in me. Could it be the glorious sunshine coming through the office windows, revealing the layer of dust coating just about everything? Could it be the teddy bear and chocolates certain members of my Sunday School class gave me yesterday? Or could it be that I don’t really mind being single? Perhaps it’s a mixture of all 3. And really, if I’m being honest (and why not since no one reads this anyway), if I did actually have a boyfriend, I would love Valentine’s Day and proclaim its greatness in much the same way that I have been proclaiming its cruelty. So I guess I’m just a big hypocrite, huh? But I think just about any girl who’s single would admit to the same thing, so I know I’m not alone.
So if there are any single girls out there reading this: take heart–you’re not alone, and men are overrated. Hee hee. Now go out and buy yourself something pretty! That’s what I’m gonna do… 🙂
Hmm, I don’t remember what I bought myself. It was probably clothing or music. And this post reminds me once again of how grateful I am not to be working in that dusty, testosterone-filled office! Praise the Lord for graduate school!
Here’s a heartwarming story for you. There is hope for humanity yet: U.S. Olympian donates prize money to Darfur.