I have been pondering the arrival of this
obnoxious romantic holiday since the middle of January.
Normally I give it no thought, but I thought I would pass along some tips for those of you out there despairing the arrival of Mr. Cupid on February 14th.
Before you go to sleep the night before, you could make
a list of things you might want to do to take your mind off it.
- These things might include: going to see a movie, shopping for a new shirt, or seeing a museum exhibit. You could take your own sandwich to the park for a nice diversion if it’s nice out.
Try not to freak out couples walking past.
- Call up old ex’s collect on the telephone
and tell them how great you’re doing while cutting
their face out of old photos you have saved under the bed.
- Have a few drinks and play “disc jockey” in your living room with your cd player or records (even better) Crank it up loud enough to bother your neighbors.
- Dress up your cat or dog as your last girlfriend or boyfriend and have a last conversation you wish you’d had.
- Make up a “bucket list” for when you get older. A lot older.
- Watch an entire season of the Sopranos and practice your fake Italian accent.
These are only a few suggestions to get you started. I’m sure with a little creative thinking and maybe the proper sort of lubrication, you will think of at least a dozen more. The whole idea is to get over feelings of inadequacy and remorse caused by the cruel candy makers, flower stores and jewelry stores running commercials on TV night and day specifically
designed to drive you crazy enough to blow up your big screen TV.
Always remember this: You are NOT alone! Millions of people in this country are without partners, and some even enjoy it once they get used to it!