V Day Pasts

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I haven’t always been a Valentines Day romantic. Basically if I had someone romantic in my life it was probably a happy day, if I didn’t then I wanted to curse the world. Hey, that’s just how it works.

My first anti-V Day was the V Day after my first breakup in high school. The year before my boyfriend had put like a card and a teddybear in my locker for me to find. So the year we were broken up I didn’t expect anything, until I saw my locker and that it was ajar. I opened it to find only my books, no Valentines. I was crushed.

My freshman year of college I’d just gone through a pretty nasty breakup (well, all my breakups were nasty) and since he had been my first I felt I should get myself tested for everything. I spent VDay that year in stirrups and not in a good way.

The next Anti-VDay was my sophomore year of college. I spent the day with my friend (who was also single and bitter). We spent the whole night in my dorm room smoking cigarettes, drinking heavily and were this close to running off to Canada. Why Canada? I have no idea, I guess it just seemed far away and better than where we were which was full of love and shit.

Another year me and that same friend went to Rocky Horror Picture Show in Boston for VDay, by far one of the best VDays I’ve ever had.

So I’ve had quite a few dark VDays, which is ironic that my anniversary with Manly Man is February 14th. I don’t celebrate the holiday anymore, it’s our day now.

What was your worst Valentines Day?

[tags]memories, valentines day, holidays[/tags]


  • http://www.brightestblue.wordpress.com Hannah

    Canada’s great! O.k., I’m just a little biased.;) I’m not sure if you and your friend would have liked it here in February though. LOL. My worst Valentines was when I was 16 and my ex thought it would be “romantic” if I spent the day in his friend’s basement watching him get stoned. Yeah..I used to date some real winners! :poke:

  • http://amandainreallife.blogspot.com Amanda

    I wouldn’t say that I’ve had any bad ones… I don’t know, I’ve always had a boyfriend on Valentine’s Day from the time I was a freshman so they always at least made an effort.

    However, two years ago, mike and I both had class that night, so we had reservations for the 15th. He sent me flowers on the 13th, and the only acknowledgment I received on the actual day was a box of dark chocolates. which I hate.

  • http://feedproxy.google.com/CaffeineAndCabernetcom Giggle Pixie

    I don’t really have one. I’ve never made a big deal about it, even though I’ve always bought presents for my special guy if I was in a relationship at the time. Holidays just never were a very big deal in my family, so I never expect much.

  • http://dreaminginthedark.org B

    I’ve never had a good or bad VDay. It’s always just been another day!

  • http://www.greystreetgirl.com Grey Street Girl

    The worst I had was when the ex didn’t get me anything. Then, he felt bad and went out to get fancy food for a romantic dinner at home and I got food poisoning from the chicken parmesan. That was my worst, although I think being in stirrups beats that. :)

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Hannah – Hey, we were drunk at the time. Yeah, I have had some interesting boyfriends in the past.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Amanda – I don’t think that really fits into a bad VDay…that’s more just kind of sucky but certainly not pathetic or depressing.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Giggle – Same in my family. I was just always a die hard romantic (that or a bitter bitch) and when I was in love I just ate the whole day up.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    B – Good for you, don’t let it suck you in.

  • http://www.roadlessunraveled.com Robin

    Grey – A little bit :D