Friday, February 13, 2009

All the Single Ladies, now put your hands up!

Well, here we are again. Valentine's Day. Out of my entire life, I've been in a relationship for 3, maybe 4 times during V-Day. The 4th I spent the evening with a guy I had recently started dating, he made me dinner, brought champagne, rented a movie... how romantic right? He drank most of the 2 bottles of champagne, put "What Dreams May Come" on the DVD player and proceeded to cry through the movie, then fall asleep. Who wants to watch a movie about death on V-Day?! I don't think he really knew what it was about. The good news was, dinner was delicious and I got to keep all the leftovers! Score.

So here I am, 5 years later, still single... Ok, well maybe I'm picky. So what? Or maybe it's all these bottled up insecurities from all the losers I've dealt with over the past 10 years. Or maybe it's just that I'm lazy and don't get out there to meet new people. I've been saying since October that I'm "ready to get back out there" but have yet to try. Tonight I'm going to one of those anti-v-day parties, but this one is a long standing tradition, I don't know how all of a sudden this year it has become so popular to have these parties. Maybe it's just Boston, because I've read recently that we're terrible people when it comes to dating and relationships. Well then I blame it on that, this city is just too hostile for me to date in! Pfft. Whatever. Stop judging me! Yeah you! I know what you're thinking...

Last year I spent Valentine's Day trying to sort out why a guy that has a girlfriend and wants nothing to do with me would bother to show up at my work bearing V-Day gifts... yes, that actually happened. Guys suck. Of course not you, my dear male blog readers. Especially Tim, he makes some killer V-Day cards for that lovely wife of his. She's one lucky lady.

I actually have been re-vamping my match.com profile lately, thought I might dust it off and sign back up for another month, or 3, or whatever. Even though 80% of the guys that are on there have been on there since I initially signed up back in 2003... of course, I can't judge, because this is me, still single, giving it another go. How else do you meet single guys?? I've been signing up for more volunteer opportunities, there's nothing but old and wrinklies at my gym so that's not an option... I'm from the old school of "it'll happen when it's supposed to happen, when you're not looking" kind of thinking, so I really don't want to put too much effort into finding Mr. Right, but a few Mr. Wrongs to fill the lonely nights wouldn't hurt. Yeah, you know what I'm talkin' about! What? You were thinking the same thing, admit it.

Anywho... so instead of spending Saturday with my loved one, I'm going to volunteer with some special olympians at a luncheon/dance party that they're having. I'm really looking forward to that. Then, I'm gonna give myself the gift of GF whoopie pies! I didn't buy the mixer, but like my mom did back in '82 I'm gonna use a good ole' fashion hand mixer to make them. I've determined that I'd rather save my money for my trip to DR than to spend it on the mixer right now, but I'll be getting it soon enough. In the meantime, I don't have to wait, I'll just have to put a little elbow into it.

So to those of you that are celebrating with your significant others this weekend, screw you, no just kidding, I'm happy for you and I hope you have a wonderful day. And to those of you that are single - emrace it, love it, pamper yourself, buy yourself flowers and candy, and stop judging that guy that's ears are just a tad too big, I'm sure his heart is big too. ;-)

Happy Valentine's Day my Friends!!

7 comments:

Allie said...

Haha, like the "screw you" part!

V-Day sucks -- it's so overrated.... For your info - Matt and I will be babysitting 2 and a half year old twins on Saturday night and will probably covered in throw up because they are sick..... HOT.

Jenny said...

Eww. Good luck with that. Give Matt my screw y.., I mean love!

jacobithegreat said...

Haha, awesome.

I think Valentine's is an overrated holiday as well- even when I do have a boyfriend we don't really celebrate it. (Except to buy the 1/2 price candy the next day!)

I am anxiously awaiting the day when I can try those whoopie pies you keep mentioning...

sallybranwyn said...

Oh snap! I posted a nearly identical post about 5 minutes ago.

Feel like trying meetup.com? I'm on there and we could join some social group together so it's not quite as awkward. I stand by the "it'll happen when it's meant to happen" clan too. I wonder if everyone else in our clan is still single...*ponders*

Maureen "Hold The Gluten" said...

You go girl -- whoopie pies are WAY better anyway!!! :) Please post that recipe -- I might need a whoopie pie binge in my near future - lol.

Jenny said...

Sorry, no can do! The whoopie pie recipe is TOP SECRET.

Diana said...

Good for you. It is a ridiculous holiday that seems to have been created to make a large segment of the population feel bad about themselves.