I always anticipate my annual Valentine from artist/pal Emily Ryan. She is one of those sweet souls who celebrates the holiday by surprising folks with a brand new darling art card. I am more a member of the "really wanted to make my friends cute cards and send them out, but didn't quite get to it" girls.
(art by emily ryan)
For those of you who just received your "It's not you it's me" letters... and are more inclined to take the bitter pill, and are more intent on killing cupid, check out this info that was sent to me earlier:
Anti-Valentine, your time has come. It's now HOT and COOL to be single, mate-less and totally available on Valentines Day. And to prove that you're not just a sullen, lonely, bitter, ostracized person, that you're welcome and even respected in certain circles, Anti-Valentines have made it to the very selective group of observations recognized by GREETING CARD COMPANIES!
Valentine's Day is the second most profitable time of the year for the card companies... but why stop there? Anti-Valentines, aka "people not paired," account for 43 percent of Americans. Why shouldn't they get ripped off for a $4.95 card and envelop too? The government might even be able to squeeze some extra postage out of them for irregularly-sized Anti-Valentine cards.
Inside, it reads: “A lifetime commitment was completely out of the question. Happy Anti-Valentine’s Day (for the woman who knows what she doesn’t want.)”
Personally I like to remain positive on this blog, so should you in fact be alone this hallmark holiday, take a deep breath and be happy you can do whatever you please today. Who needs flowers and more candy? Get on Ebay and buy yourself a nice pair of heels. Make some art, sew a sexy dress, and either go dancing or watch mindless cable. Cynthia and I suggest Make Me A Supermodel, simply for the River Phoenix like model Casey. Just a suggestion. Come on, who doesn't need a little Velvet Goldmine to sugar coat the day