FUCK Valentines Day

Today I spent the day just like I would normally, I got up, I had a shower I did some work and I watch some god awful day time TV. With just minutes until the end of this day I thought I would write this. I hate valentine’s day. Now before loads of  people just say you are bitter and single, I do and fact have a boyfriend, he just happens to live on the other side of the country.  He sent me a message earlier asking me if I was watching the football and I said no, my housemate is spending time with his needy girlfriend. I know that sounds harsh, I live with two couples, one spent the whole day together the other treated the day just like any other day.

I honestly don’t see the fucking point in the day, if you feel the need to celebrate this so called day, then is your relationship really that good? If you need to throw all your emotions to the person you ‘love’ once a year, why don’t you do it every god damn day.

I grew up in a home that this so called day wasn’t a big deal, sure my parents gave each other a card and my dad brought home flowers but shall I tell you what my dad would randomly buy flowers throughout the year no matter the day.

I wanted to get this out because I honestly don’t get the whole thing about the day, to me it is only there just for companies to make money out of you. It wasn’t until the fourteenth century till Valentines day was even connected to love and romance. I just don’t want to be apart of a holiday which is about nothing more than money. It is not needed, like I said if you love each other you should be showing that every day not on this day.

You should be getting/giving flowers every other week. You should be going out on dates when ever you have time, you should be expressing love through letters and words. Why do you let it all out on this day? because like many people everyone has become so manipulated by the media and by the world that they feel the need to get absorbed in to consumerism.

HAPPY EVERY OTHER DAY

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All Thing February

So I am writing this about half way through the month. Though I use to do this on my last blog so I thought I would keep the thing up, I may go back and add January on because frankly I like writing theses sorts of things.

So what is this month about, love (Ew Yuck) and then of course we have pancake day at the end of it, so frankly that is a bonus. The net thing no one will care about but it is my brothers birthday so that is something I need to talk about. Chinese New Year is also happening this month, as well as it being Black History month, Ash Wednesday Day, Groundhog Day, President’s Day and Mardi Gras all happen this month. So let me talk about a few of them.

Starting with Chinese New Year, although it falls at the end of January from my expirence it is normally celebrated for around five years, I might be wrong on that because I am using a memory which is around four years old to quested that. Speaking of Chinese New Year, I was born in the year of the Pig, this year is the year of the rooster, for those who don’t know how the animals work they happen every 12 years, so if you are turning a multiple of twelve this year then congraulations you were born in the year of the rooster. Things such as the Dragon Dance or Lion Dance, as well as the exchange of the Red Envelopes, normally filled with money are just some of the things that happen over the week.

Net we have the National Freedom day, which happens on the first of the month, not being American myself I don’t know much about this holiday or day or whatever it is. I do now that it was Preisdent Harry Truman who made this an official observance.

Next on our list is Groundhog day, whic falls on the second. Anyone who has watched the film Groundhog Day I have a pretty good understanding on what this day is about, if you havent you should go watch the film it is pretty damn good  Though like most things is is mainly celbebrated in the United States I am only aware of it due to the film. It magically means that if it rains on this day we will have six more weeks of rain and if it is sunny then we will have six more weeks of sun.

Next on my list is Valentine’s Day, a day which is completly and uttly pointless. Due to the fact that I am writing this after that day I have actually written a blog post about the day if you wish to read it. I think the day is pointless because if you love someone you should be showing it everyday not just for one day a year.

President Day, or Washington Da in one states  wihich os basically celbrating Washington’s Birthday, and it honours all the presidents of United States of America, it happens on the third Monday of the February and although I have little knowledge on it I do like knowing about theses sorts of dates.

Media Gras, or in my country Pankcake day or sometimes call troves Tuesday. It happens the day before Ash Wednesday, so this year it is happening on the 28th. Originally this was a day when you could get everything sweet and put it in a pot or in a pancake and eat them in order to prepare yourself for the following day. In America they do it a little bit bigger often having parties and dressing up which makes the whole day in the UK seem a little boring.

Ash Wednesday is the following day, starting on the 29th this year it is the day in which lent begins which is fourth days of fasting, which leads right up to Easter. Christian’s often fast on this day and go to church but a lot of people don’t really follow this day at all.