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[Feb. 12th, 2003|04:28 pm]
Chaz Meyers
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Last night I saw "Max" with Mike and Bitner. Very well done movie.

Moses Hogan died yesterday. Not hip.

I am not a fan of Valentine's Day. This year it isn't for silly reasons like "I'm single". I've listed a few concise reasons why the day sucks, and I plan on outlining these reasons for you people.

  • Commercialism
    Here we have yet another excuse for excess commercialism. Any meaning the holiday may have once had has been lost over time.

  • Inequal Obligation
    The holiday has largely become "male partner buys female partner stuff" day. If you are going to have a holiday dedicated to the subject of love, it ought to be based on people joining and doing stuff together, not for one another.

  • Arbitrary deadlines
    Valentine's Day motivates people to get a partner by a deadline. I don't think I need to elaborate on why time frames and love do not belong together.

  • You shouldn't need an excuse.
    If you're going to do something nice, do it. Don't do something nice because society tells you that when the earth reaches a certain point around the sun, you just ought to.

  • People without another someone
    Blah blah blah, you've heard this one before.


Eh. It just seems like there's little point to the holiday. Sure, something can be said for having an excuse to go that extra mile, but I don't see how this day cannot be entirely replaced by a little extra effort on everyone's part.
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[User Picture]From: iseebi
2003-02-12 05:13 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on that!
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[User Picture]From: regression
2003-02-12 08:36 pm (UTC)
i concur! valentines day sucks. lol and yes, i'm probably just saying this because i'm single. but thats ok! its a stupid holiday that halmark uses to make lots of extra money. and who says love=chocolates anyway?? the only reason i put up with the whole stupid holiday at all (as if i really had a choice) is cuz those conversation hears are like my favorite candys ever
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[User Picture]From: chaossix6
2003-02-13 08:53 pm (UTC)
I disagree on the assessment, but I understand what you mean. I think V-Day has a lot of positives to offer, but I tend to see the day differently than most others. I actually love being single for it, myself.
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From: julietbelle
2003-02-16 05:05 am (UTC)
good points. i totally told tim not to get me anything. it worked for me. ttyl.
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