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Happy Valentine's Day Everybody!

 "Valentine's day is perhaps the most potent symbol of our weird obsession with romantic love. Like why isn't Best Friend's Day the biggest shopping day of the year? Because, for some reason, we think you can only have loving, sustained, relationships with someone that you also sleep with. If you spend your life singularly obsessed with romantic love, you're going to miss out on a lot of what's fun about being a person."
- John Green

My favourite Valentine's Day to date was the one I spent playing video games with my best friend. He didn't even realize what day it was - but I have a vivid memory of him killing me in the video game for the hundredth time and then turning to me with a huge smile on his face and declaring in all sincerity: "This is the best day EVER!"

It might seem odd to some, but I had never felt more loved and appreciated. I talked to him on skype last night, and he still makes me feel loved and appreciated 8 years later. No matter what my romantic status, or how far apart we are geographically, I know that I can always count on him to be there for me. 

So, here's to best friends everywhere, whether you are sleeping with them or not. ;)

And now I'm going to stop being sappy and get back to work...

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franztastisch
Feb. 14th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
I have to comment just to say I LOVE that quote you posted. I've never read it before but it's brilliant. I have never done anything for Valentine's Day ever. Most of the time I don't even know when Valetine's Day is. So actually, I love your story too. :) I want a friend like that.
franztastisch
Feb. 14th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
OK just watched the video and loved this post even more. :D
hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
Haha, yeah, little did you realize I would actually transcribe a youtube video...

I'm glad you like the quote! I never do anything for Valentine's Day either - though, I've never been in a romantic relationship over Valentine's day, so that's probably why.

I wish you find a friend like mine too! Mind you, if my best friend saw this, he'd be like "Good lord! Don't wish someone like me on that nice girl! What's wrong with you?!" Haha...so, maybe I'll wish that you'll find a friend that's even better ;)
franztastisch
Feb. 14th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
Ha. I've never been in a romantic relationship full stop so.

Pfft... I think someone who thinks they're at least a little questionable as a best friend is probably the best kind of friend to have. :P
hells_half_acre
Feb. 14th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
I think someone who thinks they're at least a little questionable as a best friend is probably the best kind of friend to have.

Based on experience, I completely agree with this statement.

Also, I've never really been in a romantic relationship either...at least, not as defined by most of society. And certainly none that involved candy and flowers.
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hells_half_acre
Feb. 15th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
*hugs back*

It is! :)
jenz_cdnwildone
Feb. 15th, 2011 12:56 am (UTC)
Happy V' day sweetie !! Hope you have a great evening !!! Sneds yah heaps of butt pats and smoochies!!!
hells_half_acre
Feb. 15th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
Happy V'day to you too! And right back atcha there :)
calcifera_fire
Feb. 15th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
I LOVE that you're a Vlogbrothers fan!
hells_half_acre
Feb. 15th, 2011 01:17 am (UTC)
I used to belong to the old My Pants forum, back in the day. ;)

I absolutely adore John Green. He echoes a lot of my thoughts on many topics (while being far more articulate than I am). This past summer I actually got around to reading his books too and enjoyed them immensely.
msninacat
Feb. 15th, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
Thanks for this! I told all my friends if you're not attached spread the love to your friends. They deserve it. ♥
hells_half_acre
Feb. 15th, 2011 08:40 am (UTC)
You're welcome! And I hope your friends too your advice to heart :)
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