Tuesday, 15 February 2011

My version of Valentine.

Ah the Valentine has finally washed over us and we can now breathe.

I have come to really appreciate the dynamics of the Valentine's day brouhaha....Its all a commercial gimmick or should I say ploy and it works. Now that I am in business, I can finally appreciate it. I really, really appreciate seeings lots of REDs and 'Be Mine' slogans everywhere without feeling nauseous or feeling the green-eyed monster erupt within me. Sadly Christmas and Easter have been thrown on the bandwagon and the true essence of those holidays have been lost in thin air....but for a few. Anyway, before I digress. I was trying to make a point. Now, I am not fazed by these holidays as I can now create/re-enact the perfect scenario for myself without expecting anything from anyone. I can now appreciate life and love in a different way without tying its umbilical cord to chocolates or a cheap perfume.

Anyway I decided I was going to spend the evening with my friend last night, just talking, playing who wants to be a millionaire and drinking some Coca-cola...maybe have some chicken in order...but last minute I decided against it. So I made a reservation at my (new) favourite restaurant. I invited a friend who agreed to come along. We sat down and talked through an amazing 5 course dinner with coke (I have ended my affair with wine albeit temporarily). We discussed the dynamics of being single in your 30s, men, women and we ended it with being very grateful for our lives and where we were currently at. We ended dinner gracefully after a couple of hours then went over to my brother's house for a night cap. Quite a lovely evening. I went to bed feeling really good and grown up.

Unfortunately, I am not one of those people who cakes, teddy bears or Valentine gifts of any sort excite (I must admit I have a DEEP love affair with the colour RED, give me a red ruler or pencil and I am jumping for joy.). I am quite happy with having just amazing people around. Which I have ever so often. It just makes me realise that I get/give love all the time not just on Valentine's day. So tell me, how did you spend your 14th day in February?



Ginger said...

M'je, I am so over Valentine day hype but that dessert can whip me anytime....
Went for Basketmouth's show the day before, then spent the Vals day as normal as you please watching movies.

Mamuje said...

Gin, gin, I can almost imagine. Did you try to cook anything nice? Lucky for us, its a holiday in Nigeria today so its kinda relaxed.

kitkat said...

my Vals day was boring! had two exams at school.. spent the rest of the day watching gossip girl at home,lol
i am officially anti-valentine!.. (well until i snag myself a hot dude)

@ilola said...

OH gave me my vals gift on Feb 13, can you imagine? I gave him his on Feb 14 evening, after work. We then went home together and had a simple meal of Rice and Smoked fish sauce. There was no use staying on the Island and getting locked in the traffic caused by the Valentine craze

Ibhade {NG} said...

seriously?...i forgot!..hehehe..my day went as usual...until hubby called to say happy val..hmm.. we had semo with ewedu & stew that night..hehehe.

Nolimit said...

brilliant...love the way you spent your day.

Anya Posh said...

i was at work where we had a chocolate gala - so much chocolate and other sweets every corner. But the evening was uneventful. Went to the gym, came home, watched TV, went to bed. My partner and I are in a long-distance limbo so no romantic dinners here.

Mamuje said...

@ilola- presents the day before? O ga o....

@Anya- here is hoping next year will be better with him being there and all.

@kitkat- pele, it sounded exhausting though.

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