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To those of you celebrating with a special loved on this most august of holidays...bite me. Hard.

Actually, I'm really not that bitter about the martyred saint's holiday, it's just fun to roll my eyes at it. It just seems like a waste of greeting card paper and stamps. A celebration of crappy chocolate and way too much pink, white and red. It's a night when Delilah and Love Songs After Dark become even more sappy than usual (if that is even possible). When boys my age take girls to Applebees and expect them to put out after. And girls expect pretty much the same thing.

I don't know; maybe it means more to people my Mom and Dad's age who have been together for years and want some time to celebrate their love.

HA! I'm funny.

So, ladies. If someone gives you chocolate, accept with a smile, even if it is a Whitmore's Sampler. Put on your prettiest dress and pretend your date realizes you're supposed to match. Gentlemen, put on your best sneakers for that date. And get her some pastel colored flowers.

But for God's sake, don't buy her carnations.

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Date: 2006-02-13 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hapycow.livejournal.com
Carnations are the worst flower ever. X.x All I need is some chocolate (crappy or not. I'm in no way picky when it comes to chocolate) and I am GOOD. <3

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Date: 2006-02-14 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
I suppose that, by its nature, even crappy chocolate is acceptable. After all, it is still CHOCOLATE.

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Date: 2006-02-13 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irishmastermind.livejournal.com
I love V Day. Or more specifically, I like the post-V Day chocolate sales. The day itself I tend to forget about unless I'm reminded every 5 minutes.

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Date: 2006-02-14 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Yep. Going to the CVS tomorrow.

But I'm afraid I will be tempted away by the marshmellow Easter peeps that will invariably be out.

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Date: 2006-02-13 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaoticlysound.livejournal.com
I'm going the straight black route. Black shoes, black socks, black pants, black shirt, black tie, black leather jacket, black disposition. I hate the day with a passion and I'll be blasted if people don't notice that.

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Date: 2006-02-14 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Sounds like a plan to me. Hopefully there will be scores of others around dressed similarly.

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Date: 2006-02-13 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avendoraldera.livejournal.com
*hugs* I don't really hate V-day, but I'm still bitter. Seeing how I've been single every single Vday or away from my sweetie (great track record, I must say) I find it obnoxious to see all those lovey-dovey people out there. And why do they have to have a special day like that? I mean, that's what anniversaries are for and even just a regular day. V-day should just be any other day, though I guess it's for the men out there. I mean, throw enough Vday stuff their way and they're bound to remember that they should do something special, right?

I'm kidding, guys. Don't kill me. Please.

Value you sweetheart (if you have one) every day, not just February 14th. And don't make the single people feel worse about their situation if they don't want to be single. And don't rub it in the faces of those who choose to be single. They really are happy that way!

hee, a minirant! I don't do that often enough!

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Date: 2006-02-14 07:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gracie-musica.livejournal.com
Hear hear! I agree completely, and I can relate -- my husband and I have spent every Valentine's Day apart as well.

And I have to just OMGSQUEE over the icon.

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Date: 2006-02-14 03:24 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com
Hm, this holiday is not even celebrated a lot in Germany, so it hit me totally unawares today - I'm in Glasgow. Which has been hit by a plague of pink people. Imagine the shock! It makes me hate romance. And that is a bad thing, coming from someone who is in a relationship.

But then, I like flowers, and I'll take any excuse to give people flowers, take pictures of flowers, rejoice at the sight of flowers and generally enjoy florality in general. Even carnations.

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Date: 2006-02-14 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Whoa, that must have been a shock; all those pink romantics descending on you. I think I might have gone into hiding, were it me.

Well, general love of florality can not be denied. But 'ware the carnations. Down a dark path they can lead.

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Date: 2006-02-14 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreagoddess.livejournal.com
I'm a holiday person, so I appreciate Valentine's Day even though I have, to date, never celebrated it with any form of significant other. Nor have I ever been given flowers by anyone not a family member, so I'd take the damn carnation. ;)

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Date: 2006-02-14 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
I always celebrate V-Day with my parents, when I'm in the same state, 'cause I don't usually have an SO. Family love is probably not what they're selling, but its what come to mind.

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Date: 2006-02-14 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cookie-wolf.livejournal.com
I detest Valentine's Day. And I'm in high school where they sell roses and they SEND the roses WITH your message to the person. During class. They also sell candy dishes or something and...poems... Or something? Whatever, but it's still pathetic. It depresses me.

...And the carnation rant is the best.

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Date: 2006-02-14 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
My high school did singing telegrams because our choir was desparate for money. It's even more depressing when people go around interrupting classes all day singing.

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Date: 2006-02-14 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bergann.livejournal.com
It makes me happy to see that I'm not the only one (http://themadedevil.livejournal.com/46303.html) who is bitter over V-Day. It's much better to be bitter than lonely, at any rate.

I don't say no chocolate. But if someone comes and wants me to put on a dress they can go crawl into a vat and die.

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Date: 2006-02-14 08:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaoticlysound.livejournal.com
Bitter is often the best way to go.

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Date: 2006-02-14 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gracie-musica.livejournal.com
I'm slightly fond of Valentine's Day because I like spoiling my friends.

The part I don't like is when I'm not spoiled back. :: laughs :: My husband's the only person I bought something for.

But I do like buying half-off chocolate on the 15th. The only perk, in my book.

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Date: 2006-02-14 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Well, if you're doing it as a celebration of friends and husbands...Valentine's Day could be fun. Maybe.

But half-off chocolate is always fun.

*hugs*

Date: 2006-02-14 07:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysterymeg.livejournal.com
Yes, I too am embittered over V-Day. I really wasn't planning on being alone, but was unceremoniously dumped a few weeks ago. So yeah, it's pretty damn depressing. And maddening. I am bitter toward every single person who has a Valentine today.

Seriously. I fucking hate every last one of them. May your flowers wilt in thirty seconds flat, bitches.

--Meg

Who is not out of the 'anger' stage of her breakup

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Date: 2006-02-14 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cookie-wolf.livejournal.com
I agree with you completely.

*hugs* back

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Date: 2006-02-14 07:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jscarlettlg.livejournal.com
I get to spend my first married v-day at play rehearsal. Yay. Even though I am no longer single, I still think the holiday is insensitive. And while the carnation rant is funny, I actually like them. I think they have a nice scent.

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Date: 2006-02-14 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dozy-cow.livejournal.com
Yay rehersal!

That's how I spent my day, too.

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Date: 2006-02-14 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carmelaorsini.livejournal.com
Howdy. I friended you becuase you are wonderful. I'm Carmela (a fellow English major with a bad back because of damned Norton Anthologies), by the way - not that that would mean anything...

Anyway, a girl I met yesterday said that there is actually a movement to get all single people to wear black on valentine's day in protest. This year, the movement was called Black Tuesday. I laughed with merriment.

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Date: 2006-02-14 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Wow, I didn't know there was an actual movement. I was just doing it out of habit in years past. Doesn't surprise me.

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Date: 2006-02-14 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deliciouspear.livejournal.com
It's Whitman's Sampler and I would much rather get Carnations than that crap-ass chocolate.

But then, I love carnations.

Plus, the hubby and I think Valentine's Day is El'Stupido Maximoso.

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Date: 2006-02-14 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Ah, Whitman's. I thought I might have it wrong, but it was crappy chocolate, so I didn't bother to check. I would also rather have carnations than those.

Enjoy your V-Day with hubby.

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Date: 2006-02-14 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dozy-cow.livejournal.com
I hate Valentines Day. I don't mind the chocolate and hugs and all that, but I'm a hopeless romantic every single day of the year. I don't need people stepping on that. If you care about someone, tell them. You don't need a Hallmark Holiday to do that.

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Date: 2006-02-14 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Yes. That is it. It should be an all year thing. Do the really romantic stuff spontaneously, not on a Hallmark approved day.

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Date: 2006-02-14 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] federal-duck.livejournal.com
Dude. WORD.

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Date: 2006-02-14 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Thank you. And a hearty WORD WORD.

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Date: 2006-02-14 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_ozdust/
Shouldn't you love people every day? But I still love to get chocolate, and valentine or no valentine, my mother always buys my sisters and me chocolate/candy.

Yet I still wished people a happy valentines day anyway..

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Date: 2006-02-14 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
If people loved people everyday, there would be no reason for a Hallmark sponsered holiday!

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Date: 2006-02-14 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paderau.livejournal.com
Today some one bought me Every Flavor Beans! We gave another guy a rotten egg flavored one without telling him what it was. As for myself, alas, earwax.

When I die, if I get to heaven, I'm asking Saint Valentine what he thinks of his holiday. All of the Valentines, as there are three of them.

I also tend to make it more about family, due to my lack of a Someone. This year my family got me a new notebook that has the chinese characters on it for "start" and "studied". I think it means "started studying" when you put it all together. I should ask my teacher.

Anyway, I'm glad I didn't have to bite you. Hard. That would just be awkward.

By the way, I have a question. Lets say, your favorite color is orange or green, some color flowers don't often come in. Or you have a really certain shade of favorite color. Either way, they don't have a flower the right color. Now, let us also say, that I buy two dozen carnations, cut the stems, and spend all day dying them your favorite color, just because it's your favorite and I want you to have a full bouquet of flowers. Do I still get docked "holy crap he bought me carnation" points?

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Date: 2006-02-14 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Rotten egg! Oh, that was not very Valentiney of you!

Even when I had Someone, Valentine's Day was usually more about family too. We gave each other movies and watched them together and stuff like that. Sadly, I no longer live in the same state as my family.

Actual work and thought put into carnations negate the carnation factor. The fact that carnations tend to be the no thought flower are what make them point deducatable.

Wicked

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Date: 2006-02-14 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] black-el-kitty.livejournal.com
XD "Don't buy her carnations." Well I would have been fooled; I can't even tell the difference between flowers.

I'm cynical about this holiday... It's so commercialized. And why are we celebrating love after a dead guy? What, did he like, do every single girl or something? *shot*

I got a lot of chocolate from my friends though... But from a guy? Ok, one. xD But he's a friend too. And

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Date: 2006-02-14 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Uh-oh, as a girl you better learn about carnations fast, else you will be remiss in your girlness.

Well, chocolate is always good.

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Date: 2006-02-15 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yuurei-san.livejournal.com
Ugh, carnations. Am I the only one who thinks they're ugly as hell. Even baby's breath that is so frequently put in rose bouquets is better than carnations. Ugly and cheap. Happy f**king Valentine's Day, darling.

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Date: 2006-02-20 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Don't worry, you're not the only one. They're pretty ugly flowers, though I wouldn't relish a bouquet of baby's breath either.

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Date: 2006-02-16 07:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hobbit-eyes.livejournal.com
Pah! Valentines Day! PAH!

This is my 18th alone. Pah.

My mum gave me a card the day after though to celebrate Valentines Day being over. Which was nice.

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Date: 2006-02-20 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
Mum cards are nice. My mom and dad sent me a card with a little note and I was very happy.

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Date: 2006-02-16 10:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mole-goddess.livejournal.com
This year was the first in which I have had a significant other, but I didn't even see him all day, which figures. I spent the day working at Wal-Mart and laughing at all the people buying V-day crap late. Men were still coming in at midnight buying cards and flowers and huge stuffed animals. But all the red and pink disgusts me. I vomit every time I see the V-day aisle.

Anyway, I made him a penguin out of pipe cleaners and stuffed it with (no joke) condoms, which he liked. Better than some generic, mushy, stuffed animal or chocolate.

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Date: 2006-02-20 08:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
That's adorable! Penguins and condoms. Not sure how they go together in as aesthetic sense, but adorable and well intentioned indeed!

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Date: 2006-02-16 12:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piiak.livejournal.com
Isn't Valentine's Day something that Hallmark made up fifty years ago because they realized no one wanted to give their loved ones cards that said "Happy Presidents' Day?"

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Date: 2006-02-20 08:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
I would want a Happy Presidents' Day card. Happy Dead People's Birthdays!

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Date: 2006-02-16 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artiephesus.livejournal.com
My husband and I (who are both interested in the martial arts) made a tradition a few years ago to celebrate Valentine's Day by exchanging weapons. (This didn't work when we were living in Massachusetts, as there are very strict weapons laws, so we switched to martial arts video games.)

The irony of it somehow makes Valentine's Day okay with me.

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Date: 2006-02-20 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
That's probably the best way to handle V-Day. Give each other deadly weapons (or, baring state level interference), a simulation of deadly weapons!

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Date: 2006-02-21 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hikoslover.livejournal.com
Haha. The carnation rant is the best ever. :p

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Date: 2006-03-02 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evadne-noel.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] sadalice does the best hilarious anger, I swear.

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