V-Day Scrooges of the World Unite!

Posted: February 14, 2008 in Uncategorized

Yep, you have it right. Not so much with the Vday for me. I happen to think it’s one of the most ridiculous “holidays” ever to see the light of day.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m as romantic as the next girl – well ok, no, I’m probably not. Actually I’m probably as romantic as the average guy – well, perhaps a little less so.
Let me start this again. My beef with Valentine’s day:

It doesn’t seem all that romantic to me to give your lover a gift because you’re obliged to because “it’s that day of the year”. To me, that simply smacks of :

(Thank you xkcd.com – it’s great)

I’m cheap and flowers cost double, restaurants have special Valentines day meals that cost a fortune for nothing more than you’d usually get and it’s the day when service is absolutely at its crappiest because of all these couples who feel obliged to go out for dinner while they’d both rather be elsewhere. Because of the overload, the waiters are overworked and surly.

I simply don’t see the point of it. Why, if I love my partner would I tell him out of obligation on February 14th? Isn’t it much more romantic to surprise him with a gift or flowers or dinner just because at any other time of the year? I much prefer when Mr. Jazz comes home with something he thought was perfect for me. And he does. And it’s lovely. Mr. Jazz and I are not into the obligatory romance thing; we have our own “rituals” that have nothing to do with Valentine’s day.

I might feel more well disposed towards the day if it were in summer – as it is I see nothing to celebrate during the cold nasty snowy days of deep winter.

But if you’re into it, more power to you, and remember:

Nothing says I love you

like saturated fat and slutty lingerie

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Comments
  1. Great post, as usual 🙂

  2. furiousBall says:

    my ritual will be curling up into the fetal position and wait for my cold heart to stop beating.just kidding, happy valentine’s day.

  3. XUP says:

    I feel the same way about ALL days when you’re obliged to give, say, eat, wear or do something.

  4. I never feel obligated to do anything and I do enjoy the day. It’s fun! After the week we have had here due to Murphy’s death, it’s nice to have candy, flowers, balloons and cards and a reason to smile. I’m a softie when it comes to all things sweet and romantic. Slutty lengerie? None for me, thanks.

  5. Tai says:

    oooooh, ‘rituals’, eh?The mind reels!

  6. ticknart says:

    All the leftover candy goes on sale tomorrow, that’s a plus.

  7. Ian Lidster says:

    I so agree with your red-letter sentiment, especially re the slutty lingerie. Works for me. And, as I said, Happy Anti-Valentine’s Day to you, but I still love you.

  8. Jazz says:

    HD – Thank you.Furiousball – Your cold heart will never stop beating. We all know you’re a total softie. Don’t even try to make us believe otherwise.XUP – You’re a woman after my own heart.Dumdad – Will your Vday card get the FrogQueen naked?POP – I don’t not enjoy it. I just basically ignore it – except as an easy post. Good for you for having fun with it. Tai – hehe…Ticknart – That is the good thing about Vday

  9. Dave says:

    Oh WOW you are REALLY on a roll today! LOLYou have the ability to tear things apart, spit them out and convince everyone of what you are saying! LOLI love it! Don’t stop! 🙂

  10. geewits says:

    Jazz, yes, it is the worst night of the year to eat out. Besides, “Survivor” and “Lost” are both on TV tonight! Now that’s romantic.

  11. Jazz says:

    Ian – obviously you of all people would like the slutty lingerie…Dave – Never fear, I won’t stop. Doing this keeps me from being a total bitch in real life. Cause in reality? I’m actually quite a nice easygoing person… I think…Geewits – Well yeah, Survivor and Lost beat out anything Vday has to offer. Especially since Survivor has James (drool). Actually, Probst isn’t that hard to look at either. All he needs is slutty lingerie… 😉

  12. Rachel says:

    what XUP and Dave said.I don’t have anything to add to those comments.I plan on enjoying some chocolate today, however. 🙂 but, that’s nothing I don’t do every other day of my life. ;)Happy chocolate hearts day!

  13. Mr. Jazz says:

    James & Jeff huhh….. slutty lingerie?Wait til you get home!

  14. geewits says:

    I’m in love with Ozzy! I call him Mowgli because of his mad jungle skillz. And I once saw him walk on water!

  15. Jazz says:

    Mr. Jazz – I’m almost afraid to go home now… ;-)Geewits – Oh yeah, Ozzie rules. He and James in an alliance would be unbeatable. I’m hoping he wins it this time.

  16. Dorky Dad says:

    Mmmm … saturated fat and slutty lingerie. OK, now I’m hot. I’ve got to go find my wife.

  17. choochoo says:

    I’m a Vday scrooge, and I’m proud of it. I do try to buy myself chocolates as often as possible, though.

  18. Em says:

    LOL…we avoid the overpriced flowers and the candy…and just had a nice dinner. Seemed better than the saturated fat.

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