Anyone have any amusing Valentine’s stories to tell?
I’m fairly indifferent towards the holiday. When I was 17, my girlfriend’s parents didn’t know she was gay and so when she was supposed to be coming over they decided to have family night instead and I ended up eating tasty desserts and watching Amélie with my mom, which was nonetheless fun. When I was 19 and 20, I had a boyfriend, but he stunk at romance. I find that my best Valentine’s Days are often happily single ones, when I can have a Self-Love day. I’ll be quitting my productive activities tonight at six, making my favorite mushroom stroganoff, opening a bottle of wine, and watching Paris Je T’aime.
If you’re unhappily single, though, I recommend a particular song by a brilliant songwriter (Amanda Palmer), called “Leeds United.” My favorite line:
Who needs love when there’s Law & Order?
Who needs love when there’s Southern Comfort?
Who needs love when the sandwiches are wicked and they know you at the Mac store?