Reading people’s twitter’s I think
Am I the only single person who loves Valentine’s day?
Oh the gifts, flowers, chocolates, singing telegram, and the the restaurant dinner reservation! I love watching the public trauma this day brings to two people in love. Sometimes it is like a romance sped up. Other times it is a romantic comedy in miniature, but mostly it is a complete disaster—still memorable in a “visit the inlaws” sort of way.
I thank that I never have had to privately experience that public trauma. Historo-mathematically, it should have happened—I know that I’ve been in a relationship during some February 14th of the past, but somehow I’ve been spared any compulsion to participate.
Instead, I normally celebrate it by spamming friends and family with an e-card.
Not this year.
[Triumphs of the Human Spirit]
Triumphs of the Human Spirit
Dave says that it’s been too long since I’ve blogged something “feel good.” But every time I do, I get teased mercilessly—in fact, I’ve decided to call those articles my “triumph of the human spirit” postings.
The first time that phrase was pointed out to me was a decade ago, back when my mom was still alive, a bunch of us were trying to decide on a movie, when my brother pointed that he had recently read a movie review calling some movie a “triumph of the human spirit.”
When that phrase is actually pointed it out, it’s sort of hilarious.
Ever since then, when someone says something makes them “feel good,” I ask to myself:
Yeah, but is it a “triumph of the human spirit?”
So to honor Dave’s request, I’ll swipe this video from PostSecret:
You have my license to shed a tear and feel a little good.
After all, it’s Valentine’s. If you can’t be sappy on Valentine’s when can you? 😉
Another great event today include Pillow Fight Club’s annual SF pillow fight at 1 Market Street which doubles as the SFlickr meetup. I missed this last year, but if I go this year I’m afraid I’ll get withdrawals from being at a perfect fun shooting location and being without camera. Not to mention, that I’ll probably get pegged by some pillows because of it.