Valentine's Day is a stupid holiday. Always thought so, always will. It wouldn't make a difference if I was in a relationship, because the things I value in a relationship transcend hearts and chocolate (although to be fair to chocolate, it is one of the greatest inventions ever). I mean, to have society try to associate your relationship with such a commercialized event that has seemingly nothing to do with relationships when you two are too busy doing something that's actually important is kind of embarrassing. Everything about it is awkward. Is it the only day of the year that people are supposed to be romantic or something? Is there supposed to be some sort of special date that boys take their girlfriends out on this day? I would have figured that a special date wouldn't be on a day where everyone else is doing it, because you'd want to make it a little more personal. It's kind of hard to be personal when everyone else is doing it, and when the romantic theme of Valentine's Day is also so vague and ambiguous. It's like you're not celebrating anything in particular, or anything meaningful about relationships. You're just celebrating the shallow stuff.
So from now on, I'm making my own holiday on February 14, something that's actually fun. I missed out on seeing the The LEGO Movie on its opening weekend, but there's a matinee this Friday. I decided that I would dedicate this day to LEGOs and see that movie. A friend even knew that today was LEGO Day for me and suddenly dropped in on me at midnight to say "Happy LEGO Day!"
I'll have a review of the movie up tomorrow, and I hope everyone else who hasn't seen it yet takes some time today to see it. In fact, it would be awesome if you, too, would consider today LEGO Day from now on and it became a little tradition among us BZPers.
Happy LEGO Day!
Oh, and I admit, I did give in and celebrate Valentine's Day just a little bit. This morning, I treated myself to a chocolate, heart-shaped doughnut. But that was because of the chocolate. It just might be as awesome as LEGOs.