Valentines Shmalentines  

rm_texasgal1978 46F
287 posts
2/13/2006 8:31 pm

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3/7/2006 4:13 pm

Valentines Shmalentines

It sucks to be single on Valentine's Day . Not that having a commercial day for someone to buy you presents to prove to others that they care for you is a necessity, but because it is one day of the year that screams to the world " YES YOU ARE SINGLE WHILE THE REST OF US COULD FIND A POOR SUCKER FOR AT LEAST 1 DAY".

I am much more impressed when a man buys flowers or writes a poem "just because", not feeling pressured to do so on a particular day. An unexpected phone call or text message to just say he was thinking of me brings a smile to my face more than a Valentine's Card or stuffed bear. For those who want to know the most romantic thing ever done for me please see my previous posts.

Don't take this as bitter ramblings of a single woman on the commercial day of love, take them for what they are.. the somewhat bitter ramblings of a single woman on the commercial day of love


nutaclue 45M
8 posts
2/14/2006 12:12 am

Whats really dumb is that we actually have yet another 'holiday' with it's roots deeply marred.

Originally a day of worship to a "pagan" God, the day was adopted to remember the often fictionilized St.Valentine for his acts during the rule of Emperor Claudius II.
NOW HERE'S WHAT I FIND IRONIC:

Claudius theorized that his trouble in recruiting soldiers and the quality of his Army overall was due to his male subjects not wanting to leave thier "sweethearts". Wisely he banned marriages and cancelled all pending engagements to prevent any further weaking of his army by those "weak" men who would rather be with thier wives than fight for the glory and financial gain of a tyranicall ruler.

1st irony: Men who are married= WEAK,TIMID MAN
Single Men = STRONG, IDEAL SOLDIER "PROTECTOR"

(also why, although not widely known or perhaps accepted--Roman Legion officers and Rome itself strongly promoted and encouraged homosexuality among it's troops. It was felt that this strengthened the bond and willingness to die for "the men on your right and left"
Take that Catholic Church!!!)

Although Claudius's law would not be upheld, it still endured in spirit. Any married soldier could expect the most tedious and labor intensive type of duty. While the ranks of officers and preference of promotion was reserved for the 'ideal' single soldier.

Society, being what it is, continued to further the belief that a man who commited to a woman in marriage was weak, inferior, and just a downright unpatriotic sissyboy. (yeah...so?)

Why ironic???

Flip the coin. If you lived in that time period and were male and not especially fond of dying, what was your last option?? TO GET MARRIED! A holiday meant to supposedly show & express your love (forget that you have no choice) for another is still rooted in a man's saying (I do) and further doing things simply because of either wanting something (Do or Die {{{get it? Do or Die? I Do? Do or...ahhh forget it }}}) or avoiding another. The last thing it had to do with was love.

After all it's impossible to show love. You don't love the person, ...you are satisfied by the chemical responses that another human triggers in your brains synapses releasing protiens that further fire and feed cell receptors which, depending on your own personal memory bank and background, stimulate related firing of nerve cells to provide us (and it is a UNIQUE feeling to each) with whatever our mind has determined is the needed series of feelings which we describe as love. Put that on a valentine card

And you thought you where bitter!

Someone had to come to your side. Rally round the troops and all that. I have no problem with someone expressing thier feelings for the one they 'love'. I have a big problem with those who think that "Wow they really LOVE ME!" after being reminded since the second week in Jan, and every day on T.V. and every store you go to of the impending DAY OF LOVE.

What up wit dat?

Funny how we always hear parents tell children "Just once it would be nice for you to: take out the trash--do your chores--homework--etc, without HAVING TO BE TOLD!."

Apparently doing something without be reminded to or ASKED, would appear to be more meaningful. GO FIGURE!

And don't even get me started on the ones who get all boo-hooy and upset if the "day of days" is forgotten. If you judge your relationship or leval of love by that then

Okay I'll stop clouding your blog with my blabber and go on my merry way.

Ohhhhh, before I go,

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!


rm_texasgal1978 46F
225 posts
2/14/2006 4:21 am

great post nutaclue.. I never knew the history behind the day, welcome to my blog.. your thoughts are always welcomed


dasher121 37M

2/14/2006 4:38 am

I actually wrote something about that. I dont feel the need for a given day to show my special someone how much I care.

Its done through random little things EVERY day of the year


rm_towjoe2 60M
28 posts
2/19/2006 8:42 am

WHAT IS JUST AS BAD IS NOT FEELING ENOUGH FOR YOUR SPOUSE TO BRING HOME A GIFT.. NOT A CARD NOT CANDY JUST SHOW UP FOR A PAYCHECK...............................................ps if ya got your nips pierced you could take your hands down and showem off lol


rm_texasgal1978 46F
225 posts
3/7/2006 4:13 pm

lol.. I don't think I am willing to go through that pain for a nip pic


rm_towjoe2 60M
28 posts
3/13/2006 3:00 am

got my done about 6 yrs ago ...felt like great orgasm ... hmmm


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