valentine’s day is stupid.

Now, before you yell at me, hear me out.

I’m all about the love, but Valentine’s Day is stupid. Love shouldn’t be restricted to one day a year. If you love someone, you should tell them every day. Couples should not need an excuse to dress up and go out to dinner at a nice restaurant. I would much prefer a spontaneous invitation to dinner from my husband on a regular day of the week than a planned one the same day, in the same month, every year. If you love someone, you should tell them every day.

That being said, I am looking forward to our annual Valentine’s night dinner out. Ed won’t tell me where we’re going, and I love that about him. I’m lucky, because my husband knows the value of a Valentine’s Day dinner reservation, but also reserves the right to take me out on plenty other non-ocassion days of the year, and does so frequently.

So, while I still think Valentine’s Day is stupid, I’m not going so far as to boycott a romantic night out with my husband! I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, and please, please tell your loved ones that you love them on every other day of the year too. Happy Valentine’s Day!

(I’m sure you are all curious about the above image. I am too. I wish I could explain it. This group of Valentine runners happened to be jogging past as we were downtown Saturday afternoon for an engagement shoot. If anyone knows what this was about, please let me know in the comments!)

Here’s to Valentine’s Day. And not boycotting it, even if you’re against the idea. And runners in dresses. Cheers!

  • Christina
    Posted at 15:15h, 14 February

    Could be this by the Memphis Hash House Harriers:

    “RDR / MH3’s 30th!! – Hash #776
    Start Time: Saturday, February 11, 2012 2:00 PM
    Category: Special Event

    Hare: Tsemenami Surfer, Covalent Bondage
    Description: On Start: Jefferson Davis Park (downtown Memphis) Riverside Drive @ Jefferson Avenue

    Retro Red Dress!! Our RDR will be extra special this year — Memphis H3 turns 30!! Wear something pretty and red a la 1982.

    No Rego, $7 hash cash (includes giveaway). We will start at Jefferson Davis Park down by the river! Show up in a Red Dress and be ready to party. There will be a bar stop on trail, so bring ID and cash. Why do you think we have all these Drinking Practices? This… is what we’ve been training for!!
    On After: We got all dressed up–might as well get some mileage out of your outfit. Bardog Tavern has always treated us well. Go in and *head* down to the basement. It is all ours from circle end until whenever.”

    **I have no clue what any of this means…I just know a friend of mine who’s involved in it. -Christina

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