I am thrilled to be home, and all bundled up safe and sound at The House on the Hill. Snow Miser is bringing Maine quite the Valentine’s Day gift with a combination of frigid wind chills and another snowstorm.
How I do enjoy being his Valentine!
Next year, I hope he just brings chocolate.
At least we have our Deep Thoughts to keep us warm over the holiday weekend.
Are you ready to head out to the Think Tank for our weekly Philosophical Exercise? I had the interns start a fire in the hearth and make us a giant pot of hot cocoa.
There might even be Valentine’s candy…
Who’s going to be my Philosophical Valentine?
This week’s topic: Valentine’s Day is this weekend. Are you a fan of the holiday? Do you think it’s biased against those not in relationships? How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Any special plans this year? And the bonus question, which I hope you will all answer: Melissa says that women don’t buy gifts for men on Valentine’s Day. Are you in agreement with this Philosophy?
As you can tell from my red toga with the giant hearts and tiny Cupids on it, I am a big fan of Valentine’s Day this year.
And why wouldn’t I be? After years of moaning on this blog about being alone, I am madly in love with the lovely Melissa. My Sweet Irish Girlfriend has turned my heart’s frown upside down, and she has given my Inner Hopeless Romantic reason to hope again.
Sure, the woman I adore might currently be living on a giant Leprechaun Colony on the other side of the ocean, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be enjoying Valentine’s Day like a man whose heart is aflutter.
Melissa’s gift arrived safely, and she has been forced to stare at the package for almost two weeks now because I have refused to allow her to open it.
She might not like surprises, but I wanted her to have something to open on Sunday.
I look forward to when we can spend every holiday together because I am head over heels in love with my Lass from the Emerald Isle, and once we are living in the same place, every day will seem like a holiday to me.
I do think Valentine’s Day discriminates, and I feel badly for anyone who is alone and wishes there was a Special Someone with whom to celebrate. I encourage those folks to hang in there because I felt the very same way on the 14th of last February.
Now I’m as a giddy as a man who is in love with someone who is way too good for him.
Yes, Modern Philosophers, miracles do happen.
Valentine’s Day might be a silly holiday, but when you’re in love, it’s just one more chance to show your Significant Other how significant he or she is to your happiness.
I think Melissa is wrong about women not buying presents for men, but I’m not going to complain. Her love and patience are already way more than I deserve.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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