Happy Valentine's Day
I've decided this year to not let myself be bitter about Valentine's Day, despite the many and sundry reasons why many people quite reasonably are. I guess, that despite the fact that I have no one to be my Valentine, and that Valentine's Day seems to be a fully manufactured corporate excuse to sell things (despite its somewhat tenuous relationship to the actual person named Valentine who was martyred in the third century A.D.) and all its hackneyed iconography, I still think that a day devoted to love in its many forms can't be all bad. So, I hope everyone reading this has a special someone to share the day with, and those who don't, here's hoping that you find your own Valentine right quick. Now, excuse me, but I have a pint of Häagen-Dazs with my name on it.