Sunday, February 6, 2011
I Love LOVE
From NOW until Valentine's Day I will be posting on things I LOVE.
Personally, I think Valentine's Day is a bit of a ploy.
Okay, I believe it is an utter and absolute scam.
What a made-up reason to make us feel bad about ourselves and our relationships. My disenchantment with the holiday definitely stems from the ego-fest that was Valentine's at my high school.
At my high school, Valentine's was a self-esteem annihilator. The last fifteen minutes of every class was dedicated to an intercom listing of the individuals who needed to pick up their flowers. Can we really afford to give up that valuable learning time? Some people were not called (ahem... like myself). I distinctly remember the not-very-sympathetic-plight (to me at least) of the girls who had so many flowers they couldn't carry them all.
Some people have countless friends, family, and boyfriends to shower them with living tokens of adoration. Some don't.
Can you tell I've totally worked through this?
While I think Valentine's is lame, I do love LOVE.
Despite the holiday, I will embrace the sentiment. This week will feature posts of things I adore. Pedestrian, banal, boring... whatever, it's stuff I love.
To get started, let me spread the word about the That's YAmore blogfest from Oasis for YA. Here's the link.Thanks to Katy Upperman for letting me know this was happening.
Starting the Friday before Valentine's Day (that's February 11th), they invite you to post 250 romantic, swoon-worthy words from your YA WIP. Join in the fun.
So, what was Valentine's day like at your high school? Let me know in the comments!