Well, Valentine’s Day is nearly here. All the shopping is done and the gifts are wrapped. Hang on, I’m thinking about Christmas there – please ignore that last sentence. I haven’t got any gifts for Valentine’s Day. Or cards. To send or receive. And I know for a fact that I won’t receive any tomorrow. I’m not complaining when I say that either… I really do not want to receive any. I don’t mind not receiving anything, but I have had to write it that many times to get the point across, it sounds as though I do mind. Which I don’t.
Anyway, moving on…
I watched the movie ‘Valentine’s Day’ today, by pure coincidence as I didn’t know that it was on TV. Something ‘Valentiny’ was bound to be broadcast somewhere, but this was on. And I actually enjoyed it, it was very good. The story revolves around couples and single people, and their intertwining lives on Valentine’s Day. There are a few twists and turns during the story, and a few nice surprises along the way too. It’s a very watchable movie, and the way how all of the characters’ individual stories overlap is very cleverly written. It also has an all-star cast as well, including Taylors Lautner and Swift, Ashton Kutcher, Julia Roberts, Kathy Bates, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Patrick Dempsey and lots of other familiar faces. I’m not very experienced or good at writing movie reviews, and after watching a movie I either classify it as good or bad. ‘Valentine’s Day’ is most definitely in the good category. So I would recommend it.
I was trying to find a poem to use in this post which summed up my two previous posts very succinctly, but I couldn’t find any. I have read quite a few good poems, however, at www.poemsource.com which cover a whole range of topics, so if you are looking for a certain poem try there. That was a public service announcement. The following poem is not from their site, and is something I have thrown together…Valentines is nearly here Oh whoopee, let’s all cheer! A card, I wonder, will I get? Or roses, chocolates or better yet Champagne to sip and make me happy. More likely nothing but I won’t feel crappy It’s just a day like any other And I’ve got me… do I need a lover? A wife? A husband? A special friend? I’ll meet someone in the end. But for now I have my space, My nice and comfy special place. I can do my own thing at any time And no need to worry about Valentines.
It’s a bit bleak on the Valentine front, I’ll admit, but it celebrates freedom and independence. It also starts and ends with the word ‘Valentines’ which wasn’t planned but looks good…
And that completes my mini run on Valentine’s Weekend. Whatever you are doing on Valentine’s Day, enjoy it. Enjoy your card(s) if you get one. Enjoy your strawberries if you eat some. Enjoy your champagne if you drink some. Enjoy your day whatever you do if, like me, you aren’t celebrating Valentine’s Day. There are lots of other things to be doing on a Monday!