February 08, 2006

Valentine's Day

Two fun articles on MSN today: Why I Hate Valentine's Day and The 10 Worst V-Day Gifts.
Fun Quote from the first article:

Many single people out there believe it’s wise to hedge their bets by seeing more than one person at once. That’s all well and good—until red-letter days like Valentine’s, where there’s only room for one name on your high-stakes dance card. ... Valentine’s Day forces people to be super-sentimental. Valentine's Day also puts external pressure on singles to not only be in a relationship, but to be in a relationship that communicates through pink-and-white cardstock.

And from the second,

1. Ye olde bouquet of red roses and baby’s breath What’s wrong with it: Yes, you went out and got something nice and romantic. Unfortunately, certain types of flowers are the equivalent of a shrug because they are so predictable and clichéd... and the rose bouquet falls into this category quite neatly.... Obviously, a gift that says “I’ve never paid attention to your tastes” or “This would also work well on a tombstone” is not a Valentine’s Day message worth sending.

They do have suggestions for gifts that might be better.

Posted by Owlish at February 8, 2006 03:25 PM | TrackBack

the 2nd link is broken....

Posted by: caltechgirl at February 8, 2006 05:41 PM

Oops, fixed now. Thanks.

Posted by: owlish at February 8, 2006 05:51 PM
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