I was thinking about Valentine's Day and what it means to me. You see, I hate the holiday for many reasons. Everything is pink, red, and white, and I dislike those colors (white and red are tolerable when paired with other colors, but I dislike them on their own). Also, it makes single people feel guilty and lowers their self-esteem. It pressures people to pair up and express their affections by buying overpriced chocolates, musical teddy bears, and cond... er, candy. It also brings back bad memories.
What do I do on Valentine's Day? Mostly sit in my room and play computer games. For that is what I enjoy, and I don't need a significant other to do that. I don't mind sitting in my room with other people, but I prefer to play computer games by myself for many reasons which I will not go into because they're irrelevant. Of course, I sit in my room and play computer games just about every day, but that's beside the point. I do not feel bad about myself or guilty because I am single. I do not crave a significant other because everyone else does, and I like myself better when I don't have a raging crush on someone. I don't buy those little valentines and send them to my friends. Frankly, I think most of my friends hate the holiday too. I don't send them any more because in grade school, we had to send them to everyone, even the people we hated, and whenever I expressed interest in someone, I usually got laughed at. Of course, they do have cool valentines, like LOTR and HP (last year Emily gave me a Hermione valentine, that was pretty cool), but I'm not going to waste my money. My friends know I adore them, they don't need little cardboard reminders. So this year, I shall celebrate Valentine's Day by sitting in my room, drinking tea, playing computer games, and professing my love for... my cat. Yes, the Dude loves me unconditionally, he's a great companion, and he's cute, sweet, warm, and cuddly. Just like the person I will not be thinking about on Valentine's Day.
And now I'm happy, because a paper that was originally due tomorrow is now due Friday. Weeeee!!!