Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Day

The worst part of two holidays, New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day, is the expectation that the day (or evening) will be spectacular.  People always seem to have sky-high expectations for those two days, and since those expectations usually aren't met, we get disappointed.  

My Valentine's Day this year was the exception.  I'm with the "Valentine's Day is a holiday made up by Hallmark to sell cards and little teddy bears (for WAAAYY too much money)" camp, and all I expect from the day is maybe one rose.  This year, we went out to eat at a new place in Tuscaloosa.  The food was great and at the end of the meal, I got two roses.  My expectations were exceeded, so it was a wonderful Valentine's Day.  

How was yours?

7 comments:

Micheal said...

It isn't Valentine's Day, it is Singles' Awareness Day! :D Seriously though, I don't have any expectations for that day, so they are never exceeded or met. Or underachieved. All I ever do is sit in my room and stare at my computer screen avoiding all the couples and pink balloons. :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you had what sounds like a nice day with your boyfriend! I hate Valentine's. I'm in the its a Hallmark conspiracy camp with you, and I think it jinxes my relationships, I've always been in a fight or broken up wtih the person I was dating on the big V-day. Which sucks because the last thing you want then is a reminder.

Anonymous said...

Y'all are such cynics, Valentines is a nice thought, and a good way to appreciate someone you love.

Momof5 said...

I'm glad he came through and didn't just let lunch with the grandparents be the "big" romantic gift! I love your blog! I can't wait for your book to come out. (btw, I'm the rose giver's aunt). Glad you had a great Valentine's Day!

Anonymous said...

Ouch, lunch with the grandparents? Glad your expectations weren't set too high.

Anonymous said...

Aw, I think its very cute that he took you and his grandparents out to dinner for Valentines Day.

Anonymous said...

well no wonder you guys aren't together anymore