So here it is - Valentine's Day. And in much of the eastern half of America it is pretty cold and awful outside weatherwise, which of course means that there will be a lot of new people coming into this world in mid-November.
All enjoyable recreational pursuits aside, Valentine's Day really is a holiday that has something for everyone. For all of you people out there who are in love and it is still sort of white hot, you have all the romantic traditional Valentine's Day stuff, right? Vermont bed & breakfasts, flowers, poetry, etc. For those of you who are still in love but maybe it's been awhile and the slings and arrows - non Cupid - of daily life have broken down some of the romance and white-hotness of the whole thing, you have the opportunity to stoke the fires as it were. For all you singles out there, well, sucks for you. Suck it up and deal with it, okay? If you are a conspiracy theorist, you have the whole "this holiday was created by the gift card companies" line of though, which might be true but let's be honest, they have developed a gift card for every situation and personality, they don't need a special day. It's also a big day for anyone who is into mob history. Yeah. Or maybe you are a big fan of celebrating various feat days of the saints. Enjoy whatever it is you are doing.
But please, please, Company. Remember to be safe, alright? If you are going to go out to dinner make sure that you have brushed up on your Heimlich skills. You don't want a tragic incident on such a special day. If you are going to get just blackout drunk make sure that you have a bartender who will make sure to roll you over on your side when they find you in the opposite sex's bathroom. If you are a conspiracy theorist, make sure that you do your finger exercises before you type that treatise on your web page so you don't get a painful sprained ring finger. It can happen. And if you are a floral delivery person, well, make sure to have a nice comfortable place to sit down at the end of the day, because you are going to need it.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!