Be Mine (Valentine’s Day with the Casanos)

Today, if you haven’t noticed yet, is Valentine’s Day.

The people around me and the websites I follow are all handling it differently.  Paper Droids, for example, talks about lupercalia.  My friends with dates are off on their dates.  My single friends are politely ignoring that today is happening.

But I’ve always had a pretty specific association with Valentine’s Day.  And despite having dated off and on almost straight through for nine years (currently off), that association isn’t with romance.

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The Unavoidable Pre-Valentine’s Post

* Author’s Note: If you don’t like Valentine’s Day or are one of the 70% of singles who have reported feeling “depression” or “anxiety” because of Valentine’s Day, this post may not be for you.  If you don’t really care about any of that, or if you are interested in somewhat funny or interesting things, do go ahead and read. Continue reading