I posted this last Valentine’s Day eve, but I thought I wouldn’t be part of this camp this year. Let’s be honest, I was hoping I wouldn’t be. But, in the immortal words of Mick Jagger, “You can’t always get what you want.” So I’m re-blogging this. Imagine the first line is “Today is Valentine’s Day.” And enjoy. -Sarah

Sarah in Small Doses

So, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, which I’m sure you noticed since they started putting out pink and repurposed-from-Christmas-red hearts shortly after the new year.  I know I’m not alone, but I don’t like what Valentine’s Day has become: a crazy mess of pressure to find the perfect gift/dinner/romance combination if you’re in a relationship, and a glaring reminder if you’re not.  I miss the “everyone-gets-a-Valentine-from-everyone” sugary surge of my youth, when V-Day included everyone, when I could pretend that the cute guy in my class really liked me. See, he gave me a Valentine! And it says “Be my Friend” on it!  I know he really meant “Girlfriend,” he just had to give me the generic one so other girls don’t feel bad.  He likes me! And even if he didn’t, at the end of the day I could still binge on conversation hearts, Hershey’s kisses, and cherry-flavored suckers before…

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