StripShowLover 44F  
104 posts
2/1/2006 4:00 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm


Is it just me or does this month revolve around love and happiness and all that mushy stuff that is presented as a gimmick of dating, marriage, etc.? Coincidentally, February is black history month. I’m not African American or any other minority but it seems that this aspect of the month often gets overlooked with all the candy, hearts, flowers and so on.

OK, now the title: you’re wondering, Singles Awareness Day? What’s with that? If you look at it from a perspective of a single person, Valentine’'s day often makes one depressed and have the outlook that their day is going to start out bad. Why can’'t the gimmick of lovie dovey stuff go year round? The world would be a better place because of it. February should focus on allowing people to understand the culture and history in which their fellow friends and Americans come from. If we want to celebrate Valentine’s Day, that's fine, but it shouldn’t be overbearing for a whole month!

What has it ever done to teach us about history? Nothing. In fact, I think the day should be renamed to Singles Awareness Day. Look very closely: the first letters spell SAD. That’s what Valentine’s Day does to one who doesn’t have a significant other. An example of this overrated holiday comes from my job. While I’m in school, I work in a photo lab where I get to see pictures of all kinds. The local grocery store had taken pictures of all the Valentine decorations they had done. If anything stuck in my mind it was the picture of the hearts above the packaged meat section. Nothing says love like raw beef. “Beef, it’s what’s for dinner” as the slogan goes. I think this is outrageous. Love is not beef; beef is dead cow.

Now think of Valentine’s Day. This isn’t any special beef; it’s the same old beef that’s been there for a few days, I’m sure. It just doesn’t mix. For my February 14th, I’m boycotting the day so I don’t get trapped in the nation’s gimmick of hearts and flowers. For those of you who celebrate it, have fun and please remember: love shouldn’t be just one day a year or a gimmick to sell things. It should be life-long.

timberwolf6972 44M

2/1/2006 8:25 pm

I agree with you. Will you be my valentine anyway ? lol

StripShowLover 44F  
67 posts
2/2/2006 8:40 am

Timberwolf...lmao.....but you are sooo far away for you to be my Valentine

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