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Heads Up

Just needed to get that off my chest. 

Card by Calligraphuck



20 comments for “Heads Up”

  1. Len says:

    My thoughts exactly.

    One year, a co-worker decided—unbidden—to brag to me about what her husband had given her for that day (I refuse to use its name; that would validate it), thinking for who-knows-what reason I’d want to receive such information. This despite the fact that she’d known for years I hated that day, how I’d had no luck with women, felt left out, unwanted, etc. My reply: “You know what that day was for some of us? Wednesday.” (or whatever day of the week it landed on that year)

    She responded as if I’d just kicked a puppy. But she never mentioned that day to me again the rest of the time I worked there.

  2. Sabine says:

    Why the ugly cynicism? Why not live and let live?

  3. Claire says:

    Valentines Day seems to come and go these days and I don’t really notice it.

    • Meg says:

      This calligraphy is amazing! And what a hilarious card. I’m with Claire pretty much I’d say, although when V-tines does get under my skin it can feeling especially bad, coming as it does during winter when the days are still short and cold, etc.
      I have plans to go out this year for drinks with some other single women, which might be fun.
      V-tines actually coincides with Ash Wednesday this year, so supposedly I won’t be eating anything either.
      We’ll see about that.

      • wendy says:

        I don’t know much about Ash Wednesday. If you don’t mind sharing, what is the significance of the holiday and what are the rituals?

        • Meg says:

          It’s the first day of Lent, the 40 days of fast and abstinence leading up to Easter, and the only day besides Good Friday where Catholics are supposed to fast. (Eating one small meal or bread and water). Many Catholics also go to Mass and receive ashes on their foreheads, to remind them of the temporality of this life.

    • wendy says:

      This year, it really crept up on me. I usually notice all the candy in the supermarkets, but it never registered.

  4. Petra says:

    Agree with Meg on the calligraphy. I recognize that Valentine’s Day is simply a Hallmark Holiday–designed to to separate people from their hard-earned money. That said, I usually do celebrate whether I’m single or coupled. But the gifts are better when I’m single!

    Because I have to take a job candidate out for dinner on the 14th, I’ll be celebrating on the 15th. I’ll have chocolate for breakfast and I’ll get myself a lovely gift (likely either a cooking class or an extra massage for the month).

  5. Gigi says:

    Valentine’s Day for me is about love. And love is not exclusive to couples, so with that in mind I STILL make my very adult children little goody bags and my sisters too. Which reminds me I might make my dog Tula heart shaped dog biscuits ha ha.
    This year I may take my daughter out for a mani/pedi too 🙂

  6. Sinead says:

    I never enjoyed Valentine’s Day when I was in a couple (it just felt like timetabled love) but this year I decided to celebrate my female friends (Galentines)and posted off a bundle of cards, letters and little gifts. Sticking the big heart stamps on my post made me feel so happy!

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