Okay, let me clarify that. Contrived romance pisses me off. Like those Kay Jewelry commercials? ALL of them? But ESPECIALLY the one where the stupid woman is scared by the stupid storm while she and her stupid significant other are holed up in their stupid cabin? And she flings herself into his arms when the thunder rolls as if to say “Oh, protect me from the so very frightening storm, my big strong man!”, and he says, “Don’t worry, I’ve got you” or some shit like that, and she says, “Don’t let go… ever.”
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK. I HATE that shit.
Or the one where the couple is walking through the neighborhood, and he says, “Do you remember that place?” And she says, “It’s where we first met.” And he says, “How ’bout that place?” And she says, “Our first kiss!” And he leads her to a park bench and she sits and he says, “How about here?” And she doesn’t remember, and he’s all smug and shit and says, “You will now,” and kneels down and gives her a ring and his eyes are all buggy and creepy and he’s trying so hard to slap a MEANINGFUL expression on his face that it turns out to be just EWWWWWW and OH COME ON ALREADY. Every time I see that commercial on TV I yell, “Say NO, bitch!”
Every kiss does NOT begin with Kay in OUR household, fuckyouverymuch.
You know what’s romantic? I’ll tell you what’s romantic. Coming home after a hellish day, that’s just part of an ongoing hellish week, and going immediately to bed for a nap. Then being woken up over two hours later by my very considerate husband who wanted to make sure I didn’t sleep too long and mess up my sleep that night. THEN stumbling out to the living room to sit in a headachy daze and blink at the TV. And THEN notice about fifteen minutes later that my husband had gotten up, gone to the kitchen, and was making dinner for us.
THAT is romantic.
Tonight I am getting wings and chicken fingers and fries and nachos from Teakwoods, and we’re sitting on our asses in our living room for six hours and watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics.
Tomorrow is Joss’ benefit party. Final raffle item total – TWENTY-NINE.
Sunday is Valentine’s Day, during which Bill and Amanda and I will probably go see Avatar.
Monday is President’s Day and I have it off and by GOD, I’m gonna read a BOOK.
Happy weekend, Happy Valentine’s Day, and Happy Birthday to Kim!