Let’s Get This Over With As Quickly As Possible Day February 13, 2009Posted by Onely in "Against Love"...?, As If!, Food for Thought, Heteronormativity, single and happy, Singled Out, Your Responses Requested!.
Tags: feminist, hallmark, international quirkyalone day, LGTOWAQAP, new year's resolutions, nut sucking, progressive, singles awareness day, take our poll!, valentine's day, we love being single
What can Onely say about V-day, aka Let’s Get This Over With as Quickly As Possible Day, that hasn’t been said already? “The holiday is insulting to singles”; “not insulting to singles”; “worth celebrating”; “not worth celebrating” — blah, blah.
And now, as co-authors of a progressive blog, we have yet another reason to be irritated with Valentine’s Day, because Onely feels obligated to come up with something profound to say about it. Every year, we hear the same old pro-or-against rhetoric and experience the same old delighted-or-depressed emotional swings as February 14th approaches. By the time you’re 34, it’s all just boring. (You may have noticed the same phenomenon happens with Christmas songs.)
Ok, so here goes: Regarding the various incarnations of LGTOWAQAP Day, Onely likes International Quirkyalone Day but finds Singles Awareness Day offensive (S.A.D.? give us a break). Onely does think that Valentine’s Day is second only to Groundhog Day for re-making all your New Years resolutions. Next chance to start practicing the saxophone half an hour every morning: St. Patrick’s Day!
Copious Readers, we want to know what your Valentine’s Day resolutions are. We also want to know what profound things Onely should blog about next year to help us get The Day over with as quickly as possible.
To get your creative juices flowing, here are some possibilities that we find intriguing – vote for your favorite and/or add your own suggestions!
* If you don’t know what we’re referring to when we suggest “Nut-Sucking” as a viable option, check this out!
— L & CC