Tuesday, February 14, 2006

valentine's day = all satan's day

first, i'd like to give a huge shout out to wags for putting that elusive will and grace episode on DVD and sending it out to me. how's that for a symbiotic blogging event. i write stuff he enjoys, he sends me happiness. thank you!

if you are familiar with my 100 things list (and if you aren't, you should be ashamed of yourself) you know that i hate valentine's day. HATE. i'm not a fair-weather hater, hating when it's convenient for me. i consistently can't stand the day.

an e-mail from a friend:
"First of all, every girl loves Valentines Day. It's your second biggest holiday. The first being New Years. If you "refuse" to recognize it and work boyfriend plays along, he'll be gone within 2 weeks. Just embrace the hallmark holiday as if the Pilgrims started it."

so why do i hate valentine's day? my response:
"i'm deathly serious about that valentines day thing. i waited tables on a valentines day like 6 years ago and it was, hands down, one of the worst nights of my life. i'll never forget it. all the stupid fucks who never leave their trailers any other time of year, all decide to take the honey out on valentines day. all the restaurants put together some shit surf'n'turf prix fixe meal where you get raped with the prices. and i seriously didn't get a tip bigger than 6% all night. WORST. NIGHT. OF. MY. LIFE."
i stay in. i order pizza. i call it an evening.

when work boyfriend found out i hated the holiday he flat out said, "i think i love you. you don't even want to know how much i've spent on past girlfriends on that day." so i'd say i'm saving him money, but then again, we go out to dinner at nice restaurants all the time and the guy spent almost $400 on me on shoes.

work boyfriend has it all planned out. we're ordering pizza on the train and we'll pick it up on the way home. we've recently made a target run to stock his house up on all my favorite toiletries. i didn't even have a toothbrush at my ex-of-five-years' place. it makes this all seem quite serious in a way that sometimes makes me really happy and other times just freaks me out. i mean, it takes me at least four months to make it through a bottle of shampoo. oh, and i should probably mention we have plans to go meet his parents in d.c. in april. like, the hotel has been booked. am i scared? a little. BUT his parents just got a puppy and are bringing it with. i keep telling myself it's all for the dogs. and with me, it's usually true i can't resist a puppy. this time i also can't resist the guy. please spare me the collective "awwww." i'm making myself sick with all this blather. i think this blog needs more midget porn, don't you? ah yes, feeling better already...

on an unrelated note...i've never cared for the olympics. this year, for some reason, i'm totally addicted. ice jumping? can't get enough. downhill skiing? yeah bode! speed skating? i heart apolo anton ono! snowboarding? those shaggy american boys are so cute! and for some reason i keep getting goosebumps when the national anthem plays. i seriously have no country pride since we elected bush to office. what the hell is wrong with me?

19 people who played with me:

Blogger Sheen V said...

I've been watching these Olympics much more than others for some reason too, probably because they're in Italy.

2/14/2006 9:13 AM  
Blogger stretch td said...

I used to do the annual 'big' dinner for v-day. The jack up the prices, reduce the service and reduce the menu choices. Now, I choose another 'special' day to take my honey out. ;)

2/14/2006 10:10 AM  
Blogger 1 said...

i'm so glad i'm not the only crazy that hates valentines...it is so damn stupid.

unless you have some kind of amazing jewelry or a fucking car, don't show up at my door.

it's all just so damn pink and red...yuk.

2/14/2006 10:21 AM  
Blogger tinyhands said...


2/14/2006 12:32 PM  
Blogger Danny said...

yeah it sucks..I went back to work today because things sucked so badly

2/14/2006 1:08 PM  
Blogger Wags said...

I have never been in a relationship over valentine's day.. I guess its both a curse and a blessing. Tonight I'm going to an un-valentine's day happy hour organized by one of the girls I play beach volleyball with, should be.. well.. we'll see.

As for the Olympics, all I can say is thank god for Tivo. I skip all the commentary and just go for the events I'm interested in. Also, I shouldn't admit this, but I like curling, and the American women's team is so cute... so are the American snowboarding girls. Oh, and Italy too, I heart Italy.

And again it was no problem getting you that Will and Grace episode. My blog isn't nearly as interesting, so its the least I can do in return.

2/14/2006 1:39 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Hating Valentine's Day is so cliche Jazz. I would've expect such a fashionable girl to have moved on to the happy medium that is apathy at this point.

Don't forget to call me about lunch!

2/14/2006 4:31 PM  
Blogger rya76n said...

I'm with you Jazz. However not every woman agrees, soooooooooo......I invented my own holiday. You know one to counter Valentines Day. I call it Steak and Blowjob day. I think it's self explanitory. It's celebrated on Feb 13. :) That's my justification for having to deal with this day. :)

2/14/2006 6:20 PM  
Blogger Johanna said...

Hmm, I've always been a silly romantic pool of sap on Valentines Day, but this year my expectations hit the floor and I think I'm joining your team, Jazz.

My boy was lovely, it's just that more worse things couldn't have happened in a single day. Grrr..

2/14/2006 8:17 PM  
Blogger Ale said...

i'm a big olympics nutcase! one of the funnest parts though is having crushes on the athletes... this yr however i find that very difficult since most of them are SO MUCH YOUNGER!!!

ps- how cute is work bf!! though, i think you should make up you own holiday where you get presents to compensate for valentines day---

2/14/2006 10:15 PM  
Blogger R. U. Serious said...

Bode both sucked and blew.

2/14/2006 11:21 PM  
Blogger Syar said...

I'm in bangkok, so valentine's day didn't suck in terms of geography. but I'm here with the fam, which slips the points down a few notches. things with the work bf sound great, so its hard to be bogged down with worry for your worry. :-)

puppies, yes. always do it for the puppies.

2/15/2006 8:04 AM  
Blogger JustJunebug said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE snowboarders...you should go to CO sometime...**heavy sigh**

2/15/2006 8:49 AM  
Blogger Joefish said...

Valentine's Day blows.

I am a huge Olympics junkie. I'll watch any event and be happy. One of my favorite parts is the parade of nations during the opening ceremonies. I like checking out the hats. The Mongolians were really kickin' it this year.

2/15/2006 11:34 AM  
Blogger pentopaper said...

My new boyfriend and I did the pizza thing too. With a great bottle of wine and good conversation, it beats the hell out of the stupid reduced menu, inflated price that you see at otherwise good restaurants.

2/15/2006 3:56 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

It's just another day to me. School, homework, and a movie. Hope your was at least a littile worthwhile.

2/15/2006 8:08 PM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

when did v-day become all about the bling? i loved it when it was all homemade mailboxes and message-bearing candies. the best presents are the ones that cost no money.

my best valentine's day was when my best guy friend and i went to IKEA. SERIOUSLY, teh BEST DAY OF THE YEAR to go there; ZERO people! you can browse and lie on the furniture at leisure! so. freaking. wonderful! then we went out for heart-shaped pizza and bitched about the overrated-ness of having significant others.

on a more serious note, work bf should give boyfriend lessons. i'm sure he'd have plenty of business.

2/15/2006 10:35 PM  
Blogger Gloria Glo said...

You're so into this guy that you've gone Olympic. Never thought I'd see the day...

2/15/2006 10:58 PM  
Blogger MEP said...

You and work bf are so cute - even when you are hating V-day together. I don't hate valentine's day, but I do hate the fact that restaurants bloat prices on stuff b/c of V-day. I would much rather play with gourmet cooking with my bf, drink wine at liquor store prices and watch cheesy porn. lol.

2/17/2006 8:39 AM  

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