02/14/2004: "Obligatory Valentine's Day post"Listening to: Lemon Jelly - Lost Horizons
Current mood: Jovial
Jovial? I feel jovial? That can't be right. Although I just opened my Valentine's Day package from Lynnea and it contained enough love and chocolate to cheer even the most dysthymic heart. I've also got Lemon Jelly playing, and it's generally just hard to be unhappy while listening to say, Nice Weather for Ducks, for example.
So I'm referring to this post as obligatory because I've no doubt that nearly everyone in the blogosphere is out there posting something about our friend February the 14th. I've also no doubt that most of those posts reflect our cultural hatred for Valentine's Day, complaining about how it makes them feel depressed and unloved and whatnot. Well, you know something? Some of us feel depressed and unloved every day. Valentine's Day isn't so bad. Sure I've had a few bad ones in my day, but even in past years when I have been depressed, it's always made for a great excuse to listen to The Cure and drink wine directly out of the bottle.
If you happen have someone who loves you (how I found such a thing I have no idea), it can make for a pretty decent day. If not, well, they sell Cure albums in the store. Wish is my favorite. And Trader Joe's is selling that $3 Shiraz that's pretty good... That's all I'm saying.