This is what I was asked in a Facebook group this week. My first response was something like the string of curse words from Ralphie’s father in A Christmas Story. The second was the dreaded realization that it is Valentine’s Day and my dating this year has consisted of a lobbyist, a doofus, a pecan grove and a date with myself.
I tweeted “f-ing Valentine’s Day” last week and received a dinner invitation.
Truth be told, I have never really had a memorable Valentine’s Day, at least not romantically memorable. There were cramped chain restaurants and boxes of crappy candy. My friend Allison gave me a big bag of Doritos on one historically lonely Valentine’s Day. She said it was because she loved me and because she knew I loved Doritos.
That could be the sweetest thing anyone has ever told me on Valentine’s Day.
Part of the Valentine’s Day ‘fail’ is probably my own fault. I have an aversion to fresh flowers. My mother, near the end of her life, said she didn’t like them because she could only sit and watch the flowers die.
I don’t know if I should just get over it and expect flowers or find a mate who understands me and my flower aversion. Probably a little bit of both.
Receiving roses on Valentine’s Day is pretty darn sweet.
I am of an age when I expect things and make things happen. I am not much for waiting.
I expect that Valentine’s Day this year is not going to suck.
The dinner invitation I received on Twitter? It was from my friend who is having a dinner for single ladies. They are serving Italian food – my favorite. I get to meet new people while spending time with my very busy friend. That is not going to suck.
My response to the question of a truly romantic evening — Dressing up, going out to a fancy dinner and being treated like I am the prettiest and best dressed lady in the room.
I bought a little black dress this weekend and it looks kickass on me. Valentine’s Day will not suck.
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