2009 Valentine’s Day Poll

2/12/2009:

Hallmark Holiday Victim?

Do you still feel social pressure to participate in “Hallmark Holidays” such as Valentine’s Day?

I don’t get why after all these years, humans still follow these trends because “everyone else” is doing it. Yet, those same people yearn for “individuality” by tricking out their iPhones (that many people have) with a colored case. Whoo! I’m different! (Yet the same…)

My belief is – that if you love someone and care about them, you’ll show it whenever and however you want, without the pressure and obligation of holidays such as this. My advice: If anyone gives you grief about not getting anything? Dump them now.

Anti-Valentines Day motivational poster - a Hallmark Holiday

Valentine’s Day Poll

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Sappy stereotypical video

I suppose my motivation for resurrecting this post is because I saw this video for Vermont Teddy Bears the other day… And the way they stereotype the nervous guys (and the hot giggly girls? WTF? – what office is that?):

Lastly, for those that might think my thought process is wrong – as in “Awww, let them have their fun… you don’t have to do it, right?” – perhaps you have a point – and I should just ignore it since it’s not my bag of chips. But I enjoy making my own decisions, and don’t like being told what to do, socially or otherwise. And while this type of ritual is quite common in the human society (i.e., follow most trends) – at the same time so is the right to express my viewpoints and individuality!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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65 Comments on "2009 Valentine’s Day Poll"

yellowsubmarine
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yellowsubmarine

[quote comment=”135898″][quote comment=”135897″][quote comment=”135800″]It is still nice to hear “Won’t you be my Valentine”?[/quote]

grammtically that should be “will” not “won’t” right? that never made sense to me.

Hang in there, Dawn. ;-)[/quote]

better call up Mr. Rogers and tell him

at 0:48 seconds – youtube.com/watch?v=e-slhCjiJ3k&feature=related%5B/quote%5D

ahhh good point. a whole generation raised on the wrong contraction

MidnightRacer
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[quote comment=”135897″][quote comment=”135800″]It is still nice to hear “Won’t you be my Valentine”?[/quote]

grammtically that should be “will” not “won’t” right? that never made sense to me.

Hang in there, Dawn. ;-)[/quote]

better call up Mr. Rogers and tell him

at 0:48 seconds – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-slhCjiJ3k&feature=related

yellowsubmarine
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yellowsubmarine

[quote comment=”135800″]It is still nice to hear “Won’t you be my Valentine”?[/quote]

grammtically that should be “will” not “won’t” right? that never made sense to me.

Hang in there, Dawn. 😉

DowntownBoken
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DowntownBoken

[quote comment=”135819″]you’re NEPA too? wanna start an NEPA happy hour? email me. bradykp@gmail.com

we can get some people together i’m sure.[/quote]

Sent you an email!

mooshu
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mooshu

So, um, I saw a cheesy balloon at King’s that read “Bee My Valentine”. And, erm, yeah, there was a bee on it.

😆

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