Friday, February 11, 2005

You Can't Make Me...

Valentine's Day is a crock. Its a horrible day, and i'm starting the movement against it. Ok so maybe i didn't start it, but i'm joining and i have opinions on it.

First of all, St. Valentine, the supposed guy that put this whole dang thing together, ISN'T REAL. He's a legend, and from what i hear, the Catholic church went ahead and admitted that he's fraud. but thats not the point, because i can't find anything to back that up.

WHY DO I NEED A DAY TO SHOW PEOPLE I LOVE THEM??? Why must i be forced to compete with my friends???why must i be forced to go out and buy something and wonder "is this good enough????" Its a holiday created by women because the guys they were dating sucked. lets be honest people. How many girls are upset because they're valentine gift wasn't good enough? The nice ones fake it and say they like it anyways, but most kick you into the doghouse because you gave them chocolate because they think you want them fat., ...unles your my dad who has found the gift that never fails in making furniture and writing poems with pictures. anywho, valentine's day has started to backfire against the women. now, 75% of the female population sinks into a depression during valentines day because they are single...or on the rocks...so what good is this holiday? i can't see any.

I'm expecting a dirty comment or two from joe and jason, so i'll go ahead and defend myself on this post. what good is it to go out of your way to be nice to people when its expected? I like to give out the love all during the year, not just on one day. i guess for most guys is a day for makeup, for all the days when they didn't do nice things. But i don't plan to have to fall into that trap.

And no, joe and jason, you may not think i know what i'm talking about since i'm not married and i don't have a girlfriend, but i think this can apply to friends and family too, not just significant others.

So what am i gonna do this valentines? No, i won't boycot it, because i have too many friends who will be all depressed because of this stupid holiday, and i can't let that happen, cuz i'd just be contributing to the mess that the holiday has made.

-JJ

9 comments:

Brandon said...

i used to feel the same way, you'll get over it. absolutely, you should "give out the love" throughout the year. but at least on this one occasion you are forced to think "what have i done for her lately", forced to sit down and try something as uncomfortable as writing a love poem, and forced to plan it all way ahead of time (for a nice restaurant, anyway). And if she's a good one, Jeremy, there won't be a thought as to "good enough"

Shea said...

Ummm Jerm... were you the guy at ACU that walked around with the radio on his shoulders jamming "Love Stinks" on Valentines Day??? .... I thought we already had this discussion last weekend.

jch said...

Jerm, I need not say a word. When you are into your fifth, tenth or twentieth year of marriage, let's talk about this again, cool?

JonGrubbs said...

Groundhog's Day sucks, Valentine's Day is horrible... What's next? Hating on President's Day? Then Easter!?

Casey said...

Jeremy, I agree with you whole-heartedly. Valentine's Day is a day created by greeting card companies because their sales slump after Christmas. It does nothing but make people feel bad because they didn't get any presents. For all of college, my friends and I did not celebrate Valentine's Day because it was our friend's birthday. So today I celebrate Kevin Day. And say boo once and for all to Valentine's Day.

Brown Sugar said...

it's cool jeremy...i just watched 4 episodes of the first season of 24 on dvd....on my new imac......i thought about going to hang out with tim, the only other single guy around....but it wouldn't have been good to go out to eat that night considering every one else would have been eating with there boyfriends and girlfriends...anywho...gotta go.

Tidmore said...

Valetine's day sucked this year, Jeri was sick, I had a bad day and just wasn't good. Luckily we celebrated the friday before, missed the rush, and went to a musical and had a great time. So really it was just a nice date with my wife that I could have had any day of the year. So I sorta see both sides, I don't think you need a certain day, but it's nice to think "What have I done latley" like Brandon said. So I say Celebrate Your signifcant other, whenever you want and if your single forget about valentines.
I propose each couple, choose your own Valentine's day to have once a year on a day other than feb 14th, and join the boycott of this hallmark day!

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bill mangold said...

i'll add my two cents a couple weeks late...as a married man, i have to say that valentines is a bit more enjoyable than i had previously thought, but that importance hinges more on your sig. other's expectantions than anything else. my wife is pretty low key about it, so its actually been fun to do/find something to surprise her with. i'm curious to see what its like in 10 years.

the reason i had previously been down on valentines (please take this seriously) is because i knew a girl who died because of it. she went to my church, but was a few years younger. their youth group borrowed the not-so-bright idea purchase and distribute carnations to the people you like. she killed herself only a few days after not recieving any valentines. there were other issues, but this was the icing on the cake: not being loved by anyone in your own church youth group. extremely sad story.