Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Rebellion

I hate Valentine's Day. I've never met a guy who actually likes or looks forward to the occasion; I mean, flowers & chocolates? Those are for the ladies, amiright? Valentine's Day for men would look a little different: Steak, blowjobs, and gifts of video games. (Don't tell my boyfriend I told you that.) If that was Valentine's Day protocol, how many of you are still on board?

Anyway, I'll be honest, I like being the low-key girl who truly doesn't care one iota about the occasion. I'm not just saying it, I really mean it: we can go right ahead and forget about it. Treat it just like any other day. Pinky swear, I don't mind. In fact, I prefer it.

So I staged a little talk with The Boy about it a couple of weeks ago.

Me: "Hey, honey, how do you feel about Valentine's Day?"
Him: "Uhhhhh...." *Deer in headlights look*
Me: "Because I think it's a marketing ploy by retail corporations teaching us to equate love with dollars spent on this one arbirtrary day of the year, and I kind of hate it."
Him: "Oh good. Me too. I don't really like it. I kind of hate it, actually. A lot."
Me: "So we're not going to celebrate it then. Right? I hate it, you hate it, let's just ignore it."
Him: "I guess."
Me: "No definitely. Don't do anything."

Cut to today. I genuinely have no plans or expectations for the day, and I'm kind of happy about it.

I text him a Happy Hallmark Commercialized Love Day message, JUST as the flower delivery guy walks in my office door with red roses for me. But the note was what really got me:

"Nicole!! I'm so glad we met each other. I know we said we wouldn't do anything for Valentine's Day, but you deserve these, and I don't like doing as I'm told."

God I love that man.


  1. Ohhhh that is lovely! Hey, who doesn't love a rebel?

  2. So sweet. Sounds like something my husband would do. BTW, they do have exactly the holiday you were describing for men. Google March 14th holiday. However, for some reason it hasn't quite caught on in the same way. :-)

  3. That is so sweet!! He sounds a bit spunky - I like that.

    This is how mine went:
    A week before Valentines Day
    Him: So, we don't believe in Valentines Day, right?
    Me: Uh, no. YOU don't believe in Valentines Day.
    Him: So we're not doing anything?
    Me: You don't have to do anything.

    Valentines Day:
    Me: Happy Valentines Day!
    Him: (Opens up a pretty package containing a very manly, sexy watch) "This is so nice! But I thought we weren't doing anything."
    Me: No, YOU weren't doing anything."

    But honestly, the fact that he loved his gift so much and wears it all the time gives me a great feeling and makes it worth it.

    ... Kind of.