Saturday, February 14, 2009

My non-Valentines Day post

Yes I know... it's 10:00 on Valentines night and I haven't said a word about it yet.

That's because I couldn't decide what to say.

At first I thought I wanted to write something snarky about it, but then after reading 500 other blog posts about Valentines Day I didn't think anybody would want to read any more. So instead I decided to share a quote from my famous Holidays calendar...

"Women receive chocolate, flowers, jewelry, love notes and fine dining. Men receive - the bill." -- famous blogger Jeff Lee
Then I thought I'd cite some famous love song lyrics but all I kept coming up with were breakup song lyrics. I have no idea why. I wasn't feeling crabby and I'm not breaking up with anyone that I know of. I just had breakup songs stuck in my head. And strange ones at that. For example:
Love on the rocks
Ain't no surprise
Pour me a drink
And I'll tell you some lies
Got nothing to lose
So you just sing the blues all the time
(Neil Diamond)
and
I'm never gonna dance again
guilty feet have got no rhythm
though it's easy to pretend
I know you're not a fool
Should've known better than to cheat a friend
and waste the chance that I've been given
so I'm never gonna dance again
the way I danced with you
(George Michael)
and
I've been through diamonds
I've been through minks
I've been through it all...
Love stinks
(J. Geils Band)
but THIS one really got lodged in my skull...
Love hurts, love scars,
Love wounds, and marks,
Any heart, not tough,
Or strong, enough
To take a lot of pain,
Take a lot of pain
Love is like a cloud
Holds a lot of rain
Love hurts, ooh ooh love hurts
(Nazareth)
Of course all this ended up doing was cause me to belt out Love Hurts in the shower this morning - which was great for me because it's an awesome song, but not so great for the rest of my family because I can't sing that high so I had to scream it out instead in a frighteningly painful falsetto. ... I KNOW IT ISN'T TRUE.... I KNOW IT ISN'T TRUE... LOVE IS JUST A LIE... MADE TO MAKE YOU BLUE!

Fortunately everyone at my house is used to my shower songs so nobody even said anything.

Finally, I thought maybe I'd write my wife a nice love note here for the rest of the world to read where I would tell her how proud I am of her and how much I adore and love her. But then I thought those things are probably best kept private.

So the bottom line is I guess I have nothing to say about Valentines Day.

Oh well, maybe I can come up with something clever for President's Day instead. Provided everyone else doesn't ruin it for me first.

20 comments:

People in the Sun said...

I have to make sure you realize my eerily similar Valentine's post was published an hour before yours, so tell your lawyers to back off.

unfinishedrambler said...

Jeff: Darn you. Now I have all those songs stuck on my head, as if I haven't had them stuck in my head at one time or another. I didn't have a Valentine's Day post either until last night...but for not being a Valentine's Day post, yours was pretty good.

cathouse teri said...

Aw... I'm sorry I was one of the people who ruined VD for you. But I loved your non-message. It non-said it perfectly! :)

cathouse teri said...

(By the way, I came back to read the Skate Park post that I had neglected. And you were right ~ it was worth it.)

cathouse teri said...

(I didn't read any of the lists or links, though. Hee hee.)

Lady Ridesalot said...

Ah... Valentines is so over rated anyway, I wouldn't sweat it. I think the "in shower concert" was probably the most original, (and I'm sure, full of love and enthusiasm) gift that would make even the most difficult of recipients happy. Sounds like you still came out ahead.

Happy Non Valentine's Day. :)

Bill said...

If you have ever been deeply in love, then you realize love should be considered a glimpse of the supernatural. Never forget, "When the one you love is in love with you, you don't know how lucky you are,"

Ed (zoesdad) said...

President's Day may be taken.

mom said...

I think Bill knmows how lucky he is!!!

JD at I Do Things said...

"scream it out instead in a frighteningly painful falsetto"

Isn't that how the original is sung?

I think your focusing on anti-love songs is probably a healthy reaction to all the gooey love in the air yesterday. Perfectly normal.

Beetle said...

Well there you go, you said it all anyway :O)

We don't do valentines day. Love should be the same all year. I remember my dad bringing home flowers or chocolates for my mum at any time throughout the year - that's love :O)

Heather said...

We don't really do much for Valentines Day either. In fact, my husband bought each of the three kids a card and was on his way home before he realized he didn't buy me a card. Good thing I don't care.

Mom Thumb said...

My in-laws came to visit, so we spent VD with them. Much like our honeymoon. We really don't do the Valentine's thing anyway, other than going to the grocery the day after to buy half price chocolate. But thanks for the George Michael vibe. Anybody got an ice pick?

Elizabeth said...

We spent it curled up on the couch reading books. I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate it.

Michelle said...

Well if you post without reading any other blogs, then it isn't so bad, is it?

And our choir director was telling us Wednesday horror stories about men singing falsetto too much and losing their low ranges. Maybe you should choose a new song ;)

Anonymous said...

Don sang Goerge Strait "I Cross My Heart" in a karoke bar and it was awsome! He dedicated it to me and all the girls went "woooo" He got lots of brownie points for future mistakes he may (ah-em-will!) make!! I got roses, too--
it may be old hat, but it never gets old!!
sis

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

I only celebrate Valentine's Day because it's my mom's birthday. And her maiden name is Hartz.

Father Muskrat said...

I love that you quoted Wham! Nazareth too.

I elected to not write about Valentines Day but not writing anything at all that day.

Sexy Housewife said...

I worked a benefit on V-Day while the hubby drilled holes in the ice and tried (unsuccessfully) to catch fish...that about sums up what we think of Hallmark Holidays around here.

Jeff said...

people in the sun - Uh-huh. Tell it to the judge my friend.

unfinished rambler - Thanks. It's good to be able to not write about things. It gives you many more options.

teri - Your post was actually one of the inspirations for mine - and probably planted the idea of breakup songs in my head too. ;b

lady ridesalot - Oh yes... my wife was sure to thank me for my generous gift of shower song love.

bill - And... if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with!

ed - NO! It's supposed to be MINE!

mom - I hope so because he's the luckiest guy I know.

jd - Yes... I do believe Dan McCafferty had that vocal style nailed.
So, is that what was in the air? I thought it was the paper mill across the river.

beetle - Either that or your dad was in trouble a lot. ;b

heather - Yeah, but you still made him feel guilty about it right? You know, just to have as credit.

mom thumb - "I'm never gonna hear again, ice-picked ears have got no eardrums..."

elizabeth - Were you reading romance novels?

michelle - Really? That explains so much about the Bee Gees.

anon (sis) - That Don is such a romantic fool. You two are perfect for each other.

prefers - Like the dog collar? I don't get the connection.

father muskrat - I didn't have a choice. I'm contracted to write every other day on even-numbered days. I'd hate to be sued for breach of contract.

sexy housewife - Way to stick it to em!