Wednesday, February 13, 2008

every singleton's favorite holiday

what's a blog about singleness, dating, and relationships without a post about every single person's favorite holiday!? here's mine...

i think i have a unique perspective on this special day. i have been single for every valentines day in my entire life, except one. kinda strange. for the last 3 years, i've done something to mark the day. last year i threw a gigantic singles party at my apartment. i invited every single person i knew and told them to invite their friends. and they did. there were so many people in my apartment, it was ridiculous. i mean we're talking like 100 people. i had meet 'n' greet games, an awesome party soundtrack, champagne punch, and heart shaped name tags. to this day i am still known as 'that girl that threw that giant awesome valentines party.' a few lucky people even got dates (not me; i was too busy playing hostess).

the year before last was the one year of my life i was in a relationship at valentines day. as i recall, i went over to the bf's house and we hung out. he made dinner, i think. i might have helped or something. he wasn't working at the time. it was a nice evening. i think things were still ok in our relationship at that point. the whole thing went downhill not long after that. i'm not bitter, i'm just telling it how it is.

three years ago, my first roommate and i threw a giant 'black hearts' valentines day party. like the singles party i threw last year, this one was huge. people my roommate and i didn't even know showed up. the next day at church, two ridiculously hot guys came up to us and said sc! lisa! that was an awesome party last night! great job! we looked at each other, and i know we were both thinking the same thing... yes! we are awesome.

this year, i really don't have any plans yet. bev and i have tossed around a few ideas, but nothing concrete yet. i have to say; i am totally cool with whatever happens or doesn't happen. it'd be nice if we had some fun young professionals thing to go to, or had planned a ladies' night in at someone's house. but we didn't. we may end up at some hip bar, drinking pink martinis or a nice cab sauv. who knows. whatev. i don't feel the need to rebelliously flaunt my single status in the face of 'singles awareness day,' as my friend dave likes to call it. i used to, but not anymore.

so, happy valentines day/singles awareness day. i hope your comfortable enough with who and where you are in life to enjoy the day or at least have some fun with it. do you have any cool plans? if so, share 'em below.....

8 comments:

Amir Larijani said...

I'm going to hit the gym after work, like I usually do anyway. Maybe stay on the elliptical an extra hour. That's the closest I'll get to torture this side of Gitmo! ;)

single/certain said...

amir, you party animal, you!!! go on wit' your bad self! maybe i'll drink a pink martini in your honor :-)

Amir Larijani said...

Well, my Guinness night is usually Friday. I might move it up one day. LOL

Ame said...

It's on a school night - nice. My kids will keep me busy with our normal routine, including homework - which will include getting their school valentines completed. My 2nd grader finished hers. My 4th grader can't believe she MUST give valentine's to BOYS and is rather disgusted over that - I'm supporting her disgust ;) . So she has yet to complete hers ... or her shoe box she's supposed to decorate. I'm surprised they still do valentine's parties like this in forth grade.

Their parties are Friday at 2pm - fill em up with sugar and send em home for the long weekend hoping it will all get out of their system before they come back to school on Tuesday.

I bought my girls little gifts.

And, I'll be thankful when it's Friday.

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Wow - if I ever need a party planner, I'll look you up!

sarah cool said...

... i'm having some girlfriends over tonight for chocolate and a movie!!! a couple of girls from work and a couple of girls from church, i think! shoot me an email if you're up for a SUPER low key night... :) :)

Amir Larijani said...

I did an extra hour on the elliptical machine, and now I'm enjoying a Guinness.

exchurchmouse said...

I had dinner with my friend Dalila. We went to the Flat Top Grill ( I think it is a nationwide chain if I am not mistaken) and had a good time.

I prefer to spend Valentine's Days with friends. I don't really care about the romantic component.

D said...

I ended up having alot of fun on Valentine's day. I went to a party and then just was thankful that we can celebrate. In some muslim countries you can be arrested for wearing red, giving chocolates or cards on that day. Weird huh? They think it's immoral. That makes it worth celebrating in my book! I also wrote an article on how to plan a special valentines day at ehow.com so I could imagine a great valentine's day for other people if not myself and then watched a video about Valentine's Day at www.zefrank.com that was really funny. Sorry the grammar was so bad. You should totally do more of those parties. Too fun! I would totally go!