Okay – so I am a Valentine’s Day Scrooge in so as far as not wanting to shell out money for over-priced roses and plushy bears (call me a tighwad if you like), or to be herded into overcrowded restaurants full of coochie-coo-ing couples only to get bad service and food.
Mind you, I am not anti-valentine per se; if people are gullible enough to be shilled into spending insane amounts of money for illusion of romance (and think it will help) only for a day, more power to the free-market.
But, Hallmark’s insistence aside, Valentine’s Day does have platonic connotations. So in that spirit, a Happy Valentines Day to all visitors (stumblers, lurkers and other regulars alike ) of this blog.
As for the special someone, here’s a song dedication (brings back old memories):
And for the unrequited lovers or the lonely ones, here’s this immortal classic.
Also recommended reading for today: this peice by AO Scott in today’s Sydney Morning Herald about how Hollywood does not make romantic comedies like they used to anymore.
: With a hope that all of them are my friends, though I suppose I may be paying the price of fame with a few enemies. 😛