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  1.  (10496.41)
    It's my birthday- we celebrated it on Sunday it was nice and fun. We dressed all Victorian :D then saw a burlesque show. the hubby tried to make me french toast and set my crepe pain on fire. It's the thought that counts so we ordered out ;)
    Today I made Beef Stroganoff and hubby brought home an ice cream cake for me.

    Just relaxing in bed after a long day of work is good by me!
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2012
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2012
    I didn't do much beyond hang out with friends for most of the day, joke about commission artwork they were doing, did some writing stuff, and then more just enjoying the company of friends.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2012
    Mostly spent the day doing schoolwork or cleaning the house. Bah.
    • CommentAuthorOrpheus
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2012
    Well, it's my 22nd consecutive valentines day where I am single, of a total 22. I dislike valentines day, that weird combination of envy and disdain draws to the surface and the cynicism goes up to 11.

    It's a hard thing not to acknowledge when you work in restaurants. One of the busiest days of the year and all that. After hardly sleeping, I dragged myself up and to work at the swanky eatery.

    16 hours later, meaning lunch and dinner, start to finish, and half a bowl of couscous later and I'm ready to go home. A little dead inside, a little more outside. The last hour has comprised of toasties and a depressing lack of beer, as I get to do the same tomorrow,

    @Oldhat Ahhhh, so that's where i know that video from
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2012
    I made these enchiladas after work. Now the bf and I are sitting around, excessively full. Eventually there should be copulation.
  2.  (10496.47)
    @Celan & Govspy: Woot!!

    Day started out with waking much to early to get to an appointment in which I got poked and prodded in all sorts of uncomfortable ways so I can get long term birth control for free. Seems I have to wait till 30 to get tubal litigation, but if I'm still poor enough, the state will cover it. Until then, I'm getting something else that will ensure no chance of me being preggers. Then there was work, and texting happy valentines to that cute ginger guy, and getting disinfecting wipes to do another layer of cleaning my bathroom due to the (mild) plumbing disaster early Monday morning. The floor has been moped twice already, and it will probably get moped again a couple more times. I know I'm overreacting, but there are certain kinds of dirty I just don't deal with well. On the bright side, I did plan on cleaning my bathroom, I'm just cleaning it much more aggressively than I originally planned.

    And my co-worker and her daughter liked the Valentine cards (and stickers!) I had for them. It's nice having at least one kid around that I can spoil, even if it's very indirectly. And it's an excuse to make cutesy cards and use stickers. I would love to be an aunt.

    It would have been nice to have had a 2nd date with a certain ginger fella and being all cuddly and such. But we're both working, and the actual date of the 2nd date really doesn't matter, as it's just a silly holiday that makes money for card companies and florists (etc).
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2012
    Can I take a moment to express how much I hate this holiday?

    Single or not, I've never had a good one. Somehow I've never dated anyone who didn't manage to insult my efforts or blow off their own responsibilities on this day. I've spent 4 or 5 of these holidays in a relationship. The first one was tainted by narcissism with one girl (here's a nice date! Oh you're pissed at me for no reason while I buy you dinner), the second was "let's not do anything" until the day of (I bought her chocolates in spite of the rule) and then complaints that we didn't do anything (IT'S A TARP etc). The others ruined by drinking and disregard, respectively.

    BTW guiz it sucks to be dumped a month before this holiday. Just FYI.

    I've dated some pretty terrible women, but I find it hard to think that the efforts that I've put into this holiday for 0 gain, goodwill or otherwise, is anything but a punishment for engaging in it in the first place.

    Anyone that manages a good one, though, good on ya.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2012
    don't care. i played some Arkham City while my cat naps on the cable box cuz it's warm up tharr lol. UR HOT!
    UR HOT!
  3.  (10496.50)
    I opted for DRUNK, as anyone following my twitter (or reading this post) can attest. Phoenix has had a deleterious effect on my alcohol tolerance, the ex did not respond to my e-mail (as predicted. In the past eight months she's only responded once when I've ever indicated any affection. I kind of hate that I'm still so utterly in thrall to her), I am jealous of MikiM having a boyfriend (despite our total lack of sexual chemistry. Sue me), Phoenix Object of Lust (by way of explanation, imagine comicbookbunny crossed with Zoetica Ebb. Yeah.) was not present at Bar Down the Street (at least not while I was there). Sort of cute bartender at Bar with Hard Liquor License Down the Street That I've Never Been to Before Tonight actually makes an okayish Old Fashioned, but that place was totally fucking dead (me and three gay dudes inside, one couple on the patio).

    Fuck Valentine's Day.

    Honestly all I want is someone to cuddle with. :(

    At least I'll be back in L.A. on Saturday for the Edwardian Ball on Sunday.
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2012 edited
    I worked. My Valentine's Day (part one) was on Sunday. I got the manthing a gift, a replica of The Dude's sweater from The Big Lebowski. He bears a striking resemblance to El Duderino, and he's a big fan, so he was thrilled. Part two will be whenever we have time to get together again, and he has my gift. Unfortunately, whatever he got me didn't arrive in time, so I have to wait. Hey, if I can get a second V-day I'm not going to complain. :) Also, I got the girly a Horny Werewolf Day bear and card. She had not heard of it before, but she loves stuffed animals and nearly anything with twisted humor, so I received much praise. I love spoiling the people I love. :)
  4.  (10496.52)
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2012 edited
    @Celan & GovSpy Rock on!!

    @Oldhat - thank you, that video was lovely. I have no fear of being by myself, I think I only don't go to the movies alone (except for once ever few years when i have absolutely nothing else to do). But it was a sweet reminder that the world thinks I'm ok without an SO.

    Valentine's day has only occasionally been about romancing - or about being single - overwhelmingly, in my life, it's been about my parent's anniversary that is this day. Growing up it was all about either being the built in babysitter to my younger sibs or listening to the 'rents fight and sitting through extremely tense dinners. By the time I was dating I kinda wanted to ignore it but, again, anniversary... some years my mom (because it's not like my dad has had much real say in this, he'd just as soon do nothing which is THE WRONG ANSWER) wants us all to go out with them. Free dinner, I guess. But yeah it means spending VD with the 'rents.

    This year they went out. To Marie Callendars, because mom put off making a reservation and restaurants these days are nuts so you either plan months ahead or you plan on waiting an hour or two at the good places. I had Japanese class. When I got back my baby bro asked if I wanted pizza or Japanese. I said Japanese after thinking about yakitori for the previous hour. He got some bento for us, I pulled out a meh whiskey I keep forgetting I own and we watched some cartoons.

    My oldest brother is missing. This is hopefully unrelated. But it's hard to be sure with him. He has Issues. He has a little bit of money and senses warped enough to require medication. His friends don't know where he is. Mom had to call the police to ask if they might be holding him or...something. This isn't the first time she's had to do this. I have to work at being sympathetic. Maybe I just suck and I'm not a very good sister; maybe this shit is exhausting. My mom does it some how though. It's midnight and we've locked the doors and all we can do is pray he's safe.

    Last year the local PD shot and killed a schizophrenic on the street.

    Love is awesome and it's terrible. And I don't like being told to go toward or avoid it, regardless.
  5.  (10496.54)
    I think that's a thoroughly splendid last-line to end on. Kudos to @Razrangel for the pithy conclusion:

    "Love is awesome and it's terrible. And I don't like being told to go toward or avoid it, regardless."