Fandango’s Provocative Question #108 – This, That, and The Other (fivedotoh.com)
How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? Do you consider it to be a special day, one where you express your deep love and appreciation for your significant other? Or is it just a commercialized “Hallmark Holiday” where you feel pressured to spend money on cards, flowers, candy, jewelry, and/or expensive dinners in order to stay on the good side of the one you love? Either way, what, if anything, are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year?
I agree with the people that say that it’s commercialized. How many of us have been in the grocery store on Valentines Day behind a guy that is buying flowers because he forgot.
This year will be a double whammy since it’s the day before Family Day which is a holiday in Ontario. As a single person it’s not easy having holidays that are specifically geared to having special people in your life. I recently wrote that this year I have decided to treat myself so I bought a “love yourself” box from a local business. It has a candle, perfume, face lotion, a bath bomb and bath salts. I don’t know when I will have an opportunity to get dressed up and wear perfume but maybe I’ll just wear it for myself.
We show love in many different ways. Taking care of someone when they are sick. Making your loved ones favourite meal. My friend standing at the graveside crying with me. We should be telling people we love them EVERYDAY.
Last night I joined a trivia night hosted by a local business. Although we are currently in lockdown you can still do curbside pickup at the store. The unfortunate thing is that it’s the type of store that people like to go in and browse.
As my title suggests last night theme was the 80s. Since it started at 8:30 I used a few minutes (after I got my tea and snack) to look up movies and songs that were in the 80s. To be fair I graduated public school in 1988 so I’m not familiar with early 80s. One of the questions was what video game was Super Mario introduced in and I don’t know why but I knew it was Donkey Kong. One of the answers was Duck Hunt. Remember that game where you shoot at the screen? And tetris. I was awful at it.
It’s funny how I haven’t watched any of the movies that were big in the 80s. The Breakfast Club, The Goonies, Stand by Me. I think I watched Pretty in Pink but I don’t remember it. I guessed at the answer to her workplace which was a record store because it seemed like the logical answer.
There were questions to do with all the things that were popular in the 80s. Cabbage patch dolls. We never had one because it you were to buy 2 it’s pretty expensive. Plus they were pretty hard to find at the time. We had Jem dolls. Pretty sure they were purchased for our birthday. Who remembers wrinkles? They were dogs that had a hole in the face so you could make him talk. I think I had a knock off brand. We weren’t the kids that had all the “IT” toys or clothing at the time. Our grandmother made our grade 8 graduation dresses. Mine was slightly puffed sleeved and of course it was yellow. It’s still hanging in my closet. I have the grad picture posted on Facebook and it brings back a lot of good memories. Friendships that have lasted over 30 years.