Valentine's Day, like fashion has gone through trends. First, it was cool to celebrate Valentine's Day, then it wasn't cool to celebrate Valentine's Day, then you were considered a bourgeois consumeristic asshole if you celebrated Valentine's Day, and now I think it's finally cool again. To be honest, I grew up many years in the phase when people were all "Valentine's Day is so bullshit. Why would you only take one day to tell someone you love them when you should be doing it everyday." Blah, blah, blah. Unless you're out there ostentatiously spending and screaming how much you love your significant other every single day, you have no place to judge.
I am always confused by the Valentine's Day Grinches. I am especially confused if the Grinch in question is a girl, because she should love Valentine's Day most. Girls get candy and flowers and cooked steak dinners. Some guy I know even gave his girl a pair of Sigerson Morrisons. What's not to like? And let's be honest here, you think that guy is out there buying $500 strappy sandals for this chick on a random Tuesday afternoon "just because he loves her"? Keep dreaming. But on VDay, it's expected for guys to go over the top with all the consumeristic cutesy stuff we love. Yes Grinch, I can hear you out there screaming that Valentine's day should be about love and kisses, and not about presents and flowers. But you know what, I'll bet those same Grinches weren't the ones that got the Sigerson Morrisons placed next to a plate of flaming hot filet mignon, because you know that chick LOVES her some Valentine's Day. So I say girls should revel in it and everyone should stop complaining about the consumerism and let the people that love consumerism enjoy their day with the one person that they love. Everyone else, enjoy your yearly hug.