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The dark day of Valentines Day is upon us...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by beaker, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Personally, I'm angry, bitter, alone, depressed, completely confounded by life and all... but I chose to just ignore V-Day. It happens, other people are happy... I could care less. If nothing else, it means winter's almost over. Soon, we get to see the great green bounty of spring, and a sun that doesn't set at 4 in the afternoon. And Easter Bunnies. It doesn't matter what religion you are, we ALL can appreciate bunnies in store windows, right?
  2. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Well its not like I'm stewing because I'm single. I'm stewing because I have a stupid quiz tomorrow. Other than that its just another day in this crazy book of life.

    Besides. My parents usually buy me chocolate :p
  3. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    In other words, real life. Instead of a day reinforcing fantasy. ;)
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I stew so much, I got carrots in my ears.
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  5. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Pretty much :p
    Quote of the day :laugh:
  6. blackaerin

    blackaerin Active Member

    And there you go and make me hungry, Tooth. Mmm stew...

    Meh, I have enough problems juggling through life to even worry about a guy.

    Is it a compliment if random dudes start talking to you or a sign of desperation? I don't know what on earth makes me approachable or makes it okay for them to ask for my number when I've only just met them, it freaks me out and then I get nervous and try to politely end the conversation while I'm in my head wondering why this guy's even talking to me.

    I'd probably celebrate Single Awareness Day by trying to finish my oil painting, hanging out with my bff, drawing fanart, playing a good round of Payload on Tf2, and eating the traditional Korean meal for being single: black chinese noodles. Aww yeah.
  7. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Since no guy has ever randomly come up to me asking for my number, I'd probably mace them and then run away screaming they were perverts or something :p
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Perverts ruined romance. Scratch that... Perverts ruin EVERYTHING...

    It's impossible to meet anyone without scaring them off now. We have to play it incredibly safe because of a few bad apples, and it completely intrudes on our ability to function socially. That's ALL I'm going to say.

    The best way to deal with it is just to completely ignore it. Passive aggressively changing the holiday's name and/or celebrating it ironically or contrarily just fills up some sort of resentment. I feel it's easier to completely forget what day it is, and just to ignore it. I almost forgot it was Valentines Day most of the weekend until I checked the date to throw food out.
  9. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Having seen an old episode from Adventures in Wonderland that was about valentines recently, I was really touched by the ending. The Queen is shocked when Alice gives her a valentine even though she hadn't ordered her to. She says, "You mean this Valentine is sincere?" Wow, I mean, that struck a nerve with me. Of all the holidays that have completely lost their meaning, St. Valentine's Day is the prime example. On the other hand, during a recession it's not all that responsible going crazy buying cards, flowers and food. If you're going to demonstrate your affection for someone, keep it simple. ;)
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  10. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    How true that is.

    I have actually always hated that about Valentines Day. I've always found valentines kinda insulting. I have never received what I would consider a sincere valentine. Yeah. Great. Thank you for the wonderful 2x3 bit of cardboard with spiderman on it that you gave to everyone. You must really care :smirk:
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but better everyone get one than everyone but YOU get one, am I right?
  12. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Exactly, and as far as I remember, that never happened to anyone in my class when I was a kid. But then around 6th grade we stopped giving out the generic valentines and suddenly it became "pay 50 cents to send one particular person a personalized valentine." Lol. Though I was lucky to have made a very good friend who spent the money, hehe. :halo:

    Lol. :p
  13. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    You are right about that :p
    Never got any of those. Although a past teacher sent me a halloween one.
  14. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I have never in my life received a Halloween card actually, lol. So there you go! :)
  15. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    My high school had those cards for Valentines Day, Halloween, and Christmas. I guess getting one for Halloween is better than nothing lol
  16. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias Well-Known Member

    Blackaerin, you've got to be secretly related to me or something. 0_0 The exact same thing's been happening to me over the last two years at completely random times and in the most random places, like that guy on the bus over a year ago who gave me his phone number without evven asking my name, the cheek. Or more recently, with the creepy "I like this girl!" dude in the hallway at school. Fortunately, one thing that I've learned is that if a guy starts talking to you and asking for your number almost right away/you're getting serious creeper vibes, just excuse yourself and walk away. If he starts following you, go to the nearest group of people you can (if they're people you can trust, so much the better) and stick with them. It's worked out for me fairly well so far. :)
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  17. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Active Member

    For the first 30 years of my life, that sort of thing had never happened to me - UNTIL a few months ago. I was doing my job and some guy comes up wanting my email address or phone number or something. I was completely shocked and didn't know how to react. It's not like I had experience to pull from, LOL. Anyway, I just kinda brushed him off as politely as I could. I have to assume that any guy that would just come up to me like that can't be trusted, or something is obviously wrong with him. I've never seen you before in my life, guy :p

    Anyway, I just don't care about V-day anymore. There's no point in pining for something you're never going to experience yourself - at least with a person who isn't creepy.
  18. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Has anyone watched Google's logo video thingy? Its really sweet.
  19. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    im kinda often asked why Valentines Day is one of my fav. holidays! My first answer of course is because its sweet and i live my life with the decisions my heart makes first...I look at the day as not materialistic but as a day to gently remind us that the other 364 days of the year we forgot to say "I LOVE YOU".
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  20. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Why yes! I AM already in love with a Muppet! Thanks! :news:
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