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HAPPY (St.) Valentine’s Day! NOT

I’m (in)famous for asking the same query every year:  Why is it just Valentine’s Day on February 14, and NOT Saint Valentine’s Day?  Unless we’re speaking of the Chicago Mafia massacre?
If it’s about secularizing, we don’t call March 17th Patrick’s Day?  Hmmm? (end rant)
Well, anyway…
I loathe (St.) Valentine’s Day.
Because most of my adult life, on February 14, I’ve been single.  Not just in a boring, loveless relationship, but single.  ALONE.  No love for Guffaw.
Now, to be fair, I was married, and have had girlfriends (at other times, perverts!).  And have happily celebrated the holiday with them.
But, as far as the whole of my life is concerned, the percentage of years wherein the holiday was happy versus my being alone is significantly smaller.
I remember my years at TMCCC, every frickin’ February 14 all the women ooing and ahhing over some flowers and stuffed animals delivered to work for them.  There were even women who sent themselves flowers, to appear part of the group!
This celebration saddens me and pisses me off, a little.  The whole “look at us, we’re with someone” thing.
But, this year’s big deal is going to Starbucks armed to patronize a business who supports (properly) the laws in this State.  Not buckling to hoplophobic nut-bar anti-civil-rights pressure.  Good for Starbucks!
So, no hearts and flowers (again) this year, no one in my life.
But the ability to carry openly or concealed, with or without permit, and purchase an overly-hyped, ridiculously expensive cup of coffee. (I just returned from there.  $1.65 + tax for a tall small!)

armed and caffeinated, February 14 !

Now there’s love…

PS – Happy Birthday Arizona
One Hundred Years of Statehood!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


17 thoughts on “HAPPY (St.) Valentine’s Day! NOT

  1. ***disclaimer***I am currently in a relationshipHowever, I agree with you on many counts when it comes to St. Valentine's Day. When I worked with you at TMCCC, I was either a) single or b) in a dysfunctional relationship. I absolutely HATED going to work that day. It did feel as if those in a relationship really were "in your face" about it. Why not do the gift-giving in private? It seems more appropriate, anyway.The public celebration of a bonded relationship is a WEDDING, where two people declare their intention to their community (faith-based or otherwise) to act as a united couple 'til death do they part.After a number of years, maybe an anniversary party is of interst to friends and family.Beyond that? NOBODY OUTSIDE OF THE TWO OF YOU CARES!Stopping now, before I turn into a complete curmudgeon…:-)

    Posted by Tomi | February 14, 2012, 9:00 am
  2. I'll wish you a Happy Valentine's Day anyway! And I'm headed to Starbucks for the first time ever shortly.

    Posted by Tango Juliet | February 14, 2012, 9:03 am
  3. Thanks, my friend!

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | February 14, 2012, 9:05 am
  4. Thanks, Madam Curmudgeon

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | February 14, 2012, 9:06 am
  5. Happy St. Valentines Day GiA! I spend it reading the separation and Divorce papers, LOL!

    Posted by Keads | February 14, 2012, 9:25 am
  6. Happy Arizona Statehood Day!! 100 years of pissing off the rest of the country can't be all bad.

    Posted by Matt | February 14, 2012, 9:56 am
  7. Always seemed an odd way to commemorate somebody getting their head lopped off hundreds of years ago…

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | February 14, 2012, 10:33 am
  8. 'How do we love thee?'

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | February 14, 2012, 10:45 am
  9. (sings) "If ever I would cleave you …"

    Posted by Rev. Paul | February 14, 2012, 10:47 am
  10. *rimshot!*Thanks, Rev. paul – I needed that!

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | February 14, 2012, 10:59 am
  11. Well, I am no substitute, but I am thinking of you today and wishing you a happy one!! Much love!

    Posted by agirlandhergun | February 14, 2012, 6:08 pm
  12. Thank you.

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | February 14, 2012, 8:53 pm
  13. I went to Starbucks for the first time ever yesterday. Takin' one for the cause.And as for the other…at least I didn't have to shell out for flowers and candy…

    Posted by Larry | February 15, 2012, 7:51 pm
  14. A. Good for youB. Me neither. I miss that.

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | February 15, 2012, 10:19 pm

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