Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Go ahead, be warm and fuzzy

Valentine's Day falls on hump day this year, and that seems very convenient.

Our weather is not convenient, but whether the weather is convenient or not where you live, I hope you get to send out some warm and fuzzy greetings to someone, or spend a warm and fuzzy time with someone.

Of course, it's not THIS DAY that's so important. For many people, the best part about this very day is that all the marketing hype is over, and we don't have to hear the rose compaign on NPR anymore, or all those silly ads for ridiculously expensive items meant to express a love that we should all be making time for throughout the year.

To me, Valentine's Day is a reminder to slow down for an evening and simply drink in what I have, to appreciate the here and now.

Happy Valentine's Day!

17 comments:

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Happy Valentine's Day sweetie!

Tom & Icy said...

As we get older we try to take a pause every evening and soak in as much life as we can and appreciate what friends we have left. I remember your old avatar of the hour glass rotating that reminded me of how quickly time passes.

Doug said...

And to you, Actonbell. That's a healthy, balanced perspective despite the calendar.

Cheesemeister said...

I will get warm and fuzzy with my cats!
Yours is the best perspective I've seen on this particular day, which is otherwise simply a Hallmark Holiday.

Minka said...

I get warm and fuzzy! That´s a good sentiment and sorta normal.

Is it ok of I have tea tonight and a warm blanket, a good book and feel just satisfied and fuzzy this way ?

logo™ said...

NO!
The best part is that it is only 4 days from the main event!! :D
And thank GOODNESS it falls on the weekend this year.
I hope you have a great evening with your sweetie, as warm and cozy as possible inside and out.

AP3 said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Rhea said...

Yeah, that rose thing on NPR was driving me nuts, too.

HMBT said...

Great Post! I agree 100%.
I do hope you have a wonderful, drink it all in day!

tsduff said...

Just dropping in to say have a wonderful day.

G said...

Simply said - so true and nicely put.

Jocelyn said...

All I know is that we're using this mass-marketed day as an excuse to eat steak, which means it's a VERY good day for me.

Happy day to you, too!

The Lazy Iguana said...

CRAP! I thought I was the only one who came up with the Valentines Day / Hump Day joke!

Foiled again!

Bone said...

Happy Belated Valentine's Day, Actonbell.

Ha! I bet you don't get many of those :)

pia said...

My NPR station had a fund raiser on Valentines Day. When they reached their goal the reward was to be romance songs.

It's hard enough being single without having to hear about it on an alt rock station that my pledges, taxes, and former school fees help support

I ignore Valentines Day when in a relationship and when not in one prefer not having constant reminders.

Sound like the Grinch who stole Valentines Day :)

But I do like Tom & Icy's comment

neva said...

aieee! and argggh! i am SO lame, in that i didn't make it to any (well MOST) of my FAVORITE blogs to see my FAVORITE bloggers, in order to say Happy Valentine's Day. but i'm here now, my friend, so HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

that said, as much as i adore chocolate -- warm and/or hot -- but fuzzy? uh... if you don't mind, i'll pass. xoxoxo

Diesel said...

You're right. It's Inappropriate Card Day that really matters.