Then again, November through early February does tend to be jammed with causes for celebration, especially when you consider that this blog tends to be updated biweekly (somewhat)-- from Halloween to my birthday to Thanksgiving to Christmas to the New Year to Chinese New Year and now to V-day.
I used to be a lot more cynical about Valentine's Day when I was younger. Or maybe it was just when I was single. Ha! But yes, over last night's early V-day dinner with Colin at my favorite vegetarian restaurant (how I missed you for all these years and years, General Tsao's), I've realized that there's little to be cynical about this holiday anymore, single or otherwise. Is it over-commercialized? Sure, but so is Christmas (and besides, why is increased commerce and spending intrinsically an evil thing?).
Is it unnecessary to have a day set aside to celebrate one's relationship (surely, every day should you should treat your SO as if it were V-day)?
Meh. Life is crazy-hectic sometimes and it's nice to have a set time to especially indulge.
So yes, decided that I have overcome being overly jaded by this 'fake' holiday, and am apathetic to rebelling against it.
And I've also decided that if/when they finally grow meat-for-human-consumption in labs (which I believe they will by the time I am graying), that I'll be the first to sign up to consuuuuume that stuff.
Though Buddha Bodai does great faux meat dinners and dim sum, in the meanwhile.
I got a looooooovely orchard plant (live plants are 10000x better than a buncha dead flowers, I say!) & chocolates. Totally awesome. Love it.
Weekend rounded out with home-made chocolate covered strawberries, which are a lot simpler to make than I had previously thought: