Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day




Welcome back to love week here on the blog. Yes, I know, Valentine's Day is not for a couple of days. But, why not try to start a little discussion on this topic. In my video post above, I talk a little bit about the "controversy" surrounding Valentine's Day. I think that asking people about Valentine's Day is more controversial than asking people about politics or religion.

Do you think I'm kidding? Well, ask someone about Valentine's Day and leave me a comment about your experience. I've encountered either really happy people or really bitter people. Let me know what you find out when you ask people.

Finally, direct from the category of over-promotion, I'm going again to tell everybody about the Valentine's Day Estrofest on The Doctor Anonymous Show - Thursday, February 14th at 9pm eastern time. It's going to be a great time. Get ready to be in the chat room and even call into the show. You don't need a date. Come as you are. See you then!

9 comments:

ashi said...

hey its an interesting article...

Cathy said...

I know when I did that Valentine's Day round up last year, the first two submissions I got were from people who titled it "Why I Hate Valentines Day." I didn't know what to make of all that, becuase I always have loved Valentine's Day. I think some people connect it to a bad experience they have had with romance.

Anyway, afetr those first few I started getting alot of positive submissions. I ended with about 6-7really negative ones, and about 43 from those who love it.

So we romantics are still the majority!..:)

FatDoctor said...

Used to be my most hated day of the year. Now I have Husband, and we decided after our first V-Day together that being all lovey-dovey wasn't worth the fuss. Just another day.

Dr. A said...

Cathy - Aren't we all romantics down deep?

FD - Just another day? How sweet. I think...

Cathy said...

Dr. A., yes we are.

For me Valentines day has alot of sentiment from years past. When I was just a child and we would get gifts from our parents for holidays, we knew that these gifts really came from mom. She was the one who did the majority of shopping, wrapping, buying and signing the cards. Dad had little to do with it. Well except for the money, of course...:)

But, Valentine gifts were the exception. Dad would go shopping each year, and bring my sister and I both these big heart boxes full of all that candy, with cards, he had picked out and signed. They became my special gifts from Dad, and I have kept most of those boxes through the years, and put special items in them.

He has now been gone for 18 years, but I still remember getting those gifts just from him. I wonder if father's still do this for their daughters? I hope they do, becuase daughter's will remember it forever. Even when they are 55 years old they will remember.

Kb said...

My Dad forgets my birthday almost every year but he sends me flowers for Valentine's Day every year!

I think it's because Valentine's day is between sports seasons.

Health Psych said...

My Dad always sent me a Valentine's card (anonymously) when I was a child. It always meant so much to me and it's a particularly special memory now that he's passed.

Otherwise Valentine's Day doesn't do much for me. I don't believe you need a special day to tell someone how much you love them.
And don't get me started on commercialisation.....bah humbug, that's me.

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Parlancheq said...

I'd like Valentine's Day a lot more if it were a paid work holiday. :)