February 7, 2003


Posted by Arcane Gazebo at February 7, 2003 9:05 PM We're just a week away from Black Friday, the coldest and loneliest day of the year, Travis' annual festival of bitterness.

At least, that's what I would have said in the past. Recently I seem to have a new perspective. It started last year, actually, when my plans to spend the day steeped in bitterness were disrupted by the sight of the first bright sunny day after seemingly weeks of cold grey skies. It seemed like a waste to spend such a beautiful day sulking. Later on, as I was hacking away on homework, two of my female students dropped by my office to wish me a happy Valentine's Day. (Not like that, you perverts. No ethical violations were committed.) Anyway, last year's experience wasn't so unpleasant.

It's still unfair that all the couples get an extra holiday, though, so this year my plan is to celebrate the good aspects of being single (i.e. self-indulgence). Next Friday night I'm going to come home from lab, unplug the phone and the internet, cook myself a steak dinner, open a bottle of wine, and watch my favorite movie. (That would be The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, a violent and nihilistic counterbalance to the saccharine atmosphere that pervades this holiday.) What do you know, I'm actually looking forward to Valentine's Day this year. Tags:

Maybe you should expect the unexpected from the source from whence all good things come...until, of course, she is replaced with something better.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 8, 2003 3:45 PM

Captain, my Captain, that sounds like a lovely plan. After I come home from freezing my rump off at the equestrian center, I get to take a hot shower and fill up on Chinese food. Not sure what movie we'll be watching, but rest assured, the clump will be thinking "wish you were here" thoughts.


Posted by: Anonymous | February 11, 2003 2:01 PM
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