Friday, February 10, 2012

The Friday Diary: The Love Addition


Yep. I'm going there. 
This being the last Friday before Valentines Day, and me being one of those super cheesy jerks who just loves Valentines Day, I thought it appropriate to make this weeks diary all about love. 
This is my blog, so suck it.

Most Romantic by Carrot Cake on Grooveshark

A few of my favorite romantic songs. Perfect for slow dancing.


One of my favorite love quotes of all time.



A look back at my Valentines Day last year. Oh yeah. I went there.


What everyone should eat on Valentines Day, single, taken or what the hell ever.



A scent that smells good on every girl, in case you have no idea what to get for your girlfriend


Be Delicious by DKNY


What every girl secretly wishes for on Valentines Day

A handwritten love letter.


What every GUY wants for Valentines Day:


Steak, and....


Mouth love.

True story.


And last but not least, in my humble opinion, why Valentines Day is great:

I know that everyone says it's a made up holiday, or it was invented by greeting card companies to make single people feel like shit, or whatever. But I love Valentines Day because it's one day, just one day out of the entire year where we all remind each other to show a little love. And what's so wrong with that? Christmas time is the "Season of giving", even though we should be giving all year long, but everyone accepts that, and loves Christmas. So what's so wrong with setting one day apart from the rest, to say hey, tell someone you love them today! It doesn't have to be your boyfriend or girlfriend. If you're single, that's ok. It's about love. And love comes in all different forms and places.
Sure, Valentines Day has become commercialized and some people have crazy, damn near unfair expectations for the day. And yes, we should tell each other we love each other every damn day, but the sad truth is, most of the time we don't. We don't take the time to do the little things that show we care. So we have a holiday that makes that a little easier. Of course romance is always better when it's unexpected and not forced, or just for the sake of a holiday, but isn't it also fun to make memories? And aren't holidays such good excuses to make a memory or two? Even if your memories are of the Valentines Day you spent locked in your house with your boyfriend and a pile of old movies, avoiding all the commercialism, quietly telling each other you love one another, isn't that what life is all about? Isn't it nice to have a day in the year that inspires you to do that, more than any other?

Life is short. Love is special. And rare.
And the people in our lives are often so temporary.
So what if it's a greeting card holiday.
Consider it "Love Awareness Day", and show a little sweetness to the people that matter most. Gifts are great, chocolate is awesome, jewelry is never turned down, but it isn't about that.
It's about love baby.

Happy Valentines Day. 

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