Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Roman Orgy Festival!

Tomorrow is one of those odd holidays that I never got into. I love holidays. Actually, I love time off and food, which holidays normally provide. Valentine's Day never really provided me with much of either. I always have to work, except this year, since it's Saturday. And I get no food.

In Japan, Valentine's Day has become a day for women to give chocolate to men. I'm not sure how this came about, except that Japan is really weird and does odd things for no reason. This bizarre take on the holiday did provide me food, however, so I was not terribly upset. Of course, the joke is on me, since there is also a holiday on March 14th, where I am supposed to give women gifts three times the value of the chocolates I got for Valentine's Day. It's a scam, in other words. Thank you Japan. First tentacle porn, then this. I won't forget this soon.

The kids really get into Valentine's Day too. The girls at the daycare today were making cards, and playing "It's Valentine's Day!" games. (Viri: It's not Valentine's Day! That's tomorrow! In the morning! Tell 'em Papa!)(He's very literal.) Why does this appeal to kids? I guess they get candy, but they often get candy. And they aren't playing get candy games, it's all about the cards and the fun of the event. I usually don't understand the kids, granted, but this is more offbeat that the usual craziness.

I'm not sure Jaime and I ever got into this. I imagine gifts were exchanged, when we were young. We got together back when the concept of giving gifts had just been invented, so we may have tried it. I think I carved her a mammoth bone. The ice had just receded, love was in the air. I don't think we ever took it too seriously, though. I probably just tried to convince her that it was an occasion to get me food.

Tomorrow we will celebrate by going out with the kids, having some fun with our friends. I don't think it will be romantic, exactly, but it should be good fun. Since I'm off work, coincidentally, it'll be everything a holiday should be. I'll have Jaime make me something good to eat.

3 comments:

sitproperly108 said...

I believe there will be cupcakes. That's what I hear anyway.

gooodstorysarah said...

oh there will be food!

nothing says valentine's day like cupcakes and popcorn!...and mst3k.

cathyjoel said...

time to google tentacle porn...