Somebody complained that I did not acknowledge Valentine Day, so here you go.
I was going to write an elaborate post about the things and people we love, even started taking various pictures and everything, but the best laid plans sometimes go awry and I ended up having to spend the week-end away from the computer (which isn't really a bad thing).
This booth (photograph above), located across the Bank of America building in SF, has been empty for the past year or so. It used to house a flower shop, but when the price of flowers went up too much, people stopped buying and the guy had to close shop.
Early on Friday morning, this lady in the red coat showed up with a stack of interesting-looking chocolate boxes and people lined up to buy them for Valentine's Day. This morning, she was gone, and the booth is now empty again.
I always thought Valentine Day was something mostly very young people care about, and/or something that couples or wannabe-couples celebrate in private, with each other... you know, they go out to restaurants, sometimes proposed to each other, sometimes fight...
So I was a little surprised when perfect strangers (people in stores, or in the street) wished me a happy Valentine Day, as if it was an accepted legal holiday. Not that I mind exactly, but what's up with that?!
What about you, did you do anything special for V-Day?
Do you feel that Valentine Day is yet another Hallmark holiday blown out of proportion, or the most romantic day in the year?
Better yet, what was your most memorable Valentine Day?
(Er... keep it clean, uh? ;) :D
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By the way, those of you with Facebook accounts, might be interested in this article
in the paper this morning.
Labels: Valentine Day