Thursday, February 11, 2010

I've been trying to ignore . . .

all the frilly, red and pink Valentine's day hype and hoopla, that the world insists on wallowing in, but it seems inescapable. It's not that I have anything against mushy, gooey, romantic stuff; It's just that after 20 years of being married to the same guy, I don't need flowers, hearts, and candy to confirm our love. Besides, I'm really not your conventional kind of girl. In fact, I've already told my hubby what I'd like to do this year to celebrate Valentine's Day.

First of all, I don't want to celebrate Valentine's day on Valentine's day. The idea of going out and being surrounded by crowds of doe-eyed, love struck, desperate couples just makes me want to puke. I told him that I'd rather wait a few days. I always prefer to go out during the week, as opposed to the weekend; fewer people, and I usually find myself more in need of a break during the weekday.

Second, I know my husband inside and out, I don't need to be impressed. All that I really want, is to spend time with him. I'm quite content with dinner out and a movie. I don't care where we go, as long as I don't have to cook the food, or clean up the mess.
Now concerning the movie . . . I was quite specific. I want to go see The Wolf man. I realise that it's probably not the top choice for a romantic date, but that's just how I roll. It may not be a conventional choice, but I suspect it's going to be an amazing movie. Not only is the wolf man my all time favorite monster, but I absolutely LOVE Anthony Hopkins. And Benicio Del Toro?! About a month ago, I rented "Things We Lost in the Fire" and I was absolutely knocked out by him ! He's fabulous! I was hoping that I would get to see more of him in other roles. So I'm very excited.

What's not to love about a dark, Gothic horror story? I maybe a strange little girl, but I don't ask for much. Ultimately, it's the small, simple things in life that make me happy.

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your big ol bear said...

I am so blessed by the true love in my life .

Anonymous said...

I love your vision of valentine's day! The innkeeping business refers to our Valentine's Guests as Amateur Hour for Romance. i love to have the business, but am always glad to see this holiday come and go...much rather have genuine people who know how to love and be loved that are comfortable in their own skin.

Hope all is well in your part of the world!