French Word of the Day: retour (ray- ter)- return
This is my fourth time posting this week. I’m giving everyone a false sense of how prolific I am. Please don’t expect this next week or ever again. Normally, I’d wait a bit to post again, but I’ve posted every single year for Valentine’s Day. (And by every single year, I mean the last two years.) You can’t break tradition.
It’s become very fashionable to hate Valentine’s Day, especially if you’re single. I completely sympathize. Television stations are exclusively playing awful chick flicks. (I love a good chick flick, but can we discuss how terrible Sweet November is? I got stuck watching it on Saturday. Keanu Reeves- normally unparalleled in his awful acting- went above and beyond even his own worst role.)
My inbox and social media has been flooded with single friends’ statements of anti commercialism and it’s becoming rather annoying. Please stop. You all sound extremely bitter. I’m allowed to say this because I’m also single. (Couples, don’t even attempt to say something. You will be brutally rebuffed.)
Even though most of my close friends are currently in relationships, we decided to take a different route this year. Valentine’s Day shouldn’t just be about trying to find a meaningful gift for the person (or people) you’re dating; you have your anniversary to do that. Today should also be about everyone you care about. To that end, we’re all having a huge group Valentine’s Day celebration with pizza and two games devoted to love: Wink Murder and Cards Against Humanity.
I hope you’re all spending the day telling the people you care about that you love them!
Because the most popular search term for finding this blog is some form of “sparkly hearts,” I’m ending on a glittery note. Currently, this term has been searched for 1,800 times. I’m glad I’m not the only person concerned with sparkly hearts. Here’s for all you dreamers out there: