Mental Poop

Sunday, February 13, 2005
Maybe I'm an asshole.

I've never quite been able to get behind the whole Hate-Valentine's-Day thing. I guess I've just never taken it that seriously - "omg I don't have a date and it is Valentine's Day I am a LOSER" - but to be fair there haven't been a ton of 2/14's in recent memory where I haven't been dating someone.

On the other hand, a boyfriend (who I don't really harbor any ill-will towards anymore, as it turned out he figured out he was gay a year or two later and we both found Trip on Enterprise hot) dumped me the Tuesday before Valentine's Day my senior year. So hypothetically I would have a reason to have a bad association. But I don't.

But even when I wasn't dating anyone, I never hated the holiday. It meant candy and hearts and lots of cutesy things. Sure, sometimes things get a little out of hand. The amount of bad candy out there, or dumb cards, or frightening decorations, is sometimes impressive. But to me that's not a reason to hate it. Maybe I've just bought too much into the Hallmark Plan To Take Over the World Through Silly Holidays™ and I'm just not seeing how the Capitalist Conspiracy has brainwashed me.

Seriously though, guys, stop taking it so seriously and so personally. You're not a horrible person because you don't have a date. It doesn't make you any less of a person because you don't have to spend cash on someone, or that you don't have someone to spend cash on.

In some respects, I've been thinking of it like the Super Bowl - I had no idea when that was until I saw a couple of posts about parties that were to occur, and that was only during the 5 days beforehand.

I dunno. I guess what I'm advocating (totally out of turn; why should anyone listen to me, especially with the whole "omg you have a date shut up you blind supercilious hag I hate you and am jealous" thing) is that people not take it so personally, all feeling awful and stuff about not having a date. It is okay not to have a date. Heck, if you're so caught up in proving The Man wrong, just ignore the holiday entirely and relish it. Say, "Valentine's Day? I could take it or leave it, wuteva". When you can get to that place of not minding either way, I say then you have gone a long way to being a happier person.

Or who knows, maybe I'm just sick of people badmouthing a holiday that really isn't incredibly offensive, when you get down to it. I AM SORRY THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE A DATE ALREADY AREN'T YOU SO INDIE FOR POINTING IT OUT

It's not like there are a ton of people who bitch out Beltane, and that's all about teh sexin'. And omg I HATE that Hanukkah is just a minor holiday but suddenly it's become competition for Christmas how awful is that. And hey, what's with that other holiday that is based on something slightly different than its current meaning?

I realize that there are a lot of people out there who are really bent out of shape over Valentine's Day, and how it has not-a-lot to do with St. Valentine when you get down to its origins, but come ON guys, let it go. Get worked up over something more worthwhile, like the erosion of our civil rights or something, jeebus. You are still a good person even if you don't have a date for Valentine's Day (unless you embezzle money or rape babies or something, you get the idea).

Friday, February 11, 2005
That baby you've heard tell of.

I wonder what it says about us, that we are totally willing to believe in the idea that someone would chuck a kid from a window.

Oh hell, I was just trying to make some insightful comment there, but I am coming up with exactly nothing.

Screw it, kids.

Thursday, February 10, 2005
Where the hell did Weatherpixie go? I know that their servers have been deluged since day one, but MAN it would be nice to have that saucy little wench posing on the side of the blog again.

Heck, it'd just be nice to have the main page for the site come up, even if it is just a bit of ascii text saying "we do not have enough bandwidth for all y'all, please be patient" or "screw this, we're going home, get rid of your links to us". SOMETHING.