Monday, February 15, 2010

Middle of February

This is an awkward time for most single folks, but slightly more awkward for me: if Henry and I hadn't broken up, today would have been our first anniversary. I battled bouts of general loneliness all last week, but then with the approach of Valentine's Day and the non-anniversary, I was particularly out of sorts.

Enter Jake. I found his profile Friday night, looked at it, determined I should message him, left the window open, and then turned away from my computer screen to watch the Olympics. When I looked back at the screen a little while later, I found a message from him. I messaged him back and after a few more messages over the next 24 hours, he decided to ask if I might be free on Sunday. He acknowledged that it was VD and that we didn't have to go out that day if it would be weird, but I had nothing better to do, so I said yes.

I'm not going to go into the details of the date—we took a long walk through many neighborhoods of the city he'd not been to before—because ultimately, it wasn't that exciting. We managed to keep a conversation going throughout the three or so hours, but by the end of that time we were really out of things to say. However, it was nice to get out yesterday, meet someone new, (eat some ice cream), and not be at home moping about how everyone seems to have a Valentine except me—which, of course, I realize is not true, but it sometimes feels that way.

On a related note, did anyone see the commercials for Walgreens' Valentine's Day gift help? I can't find a video of it online, but Walgreens still has the promotional website up. Check it out here. It's a bit ridiculous, no?


Lanafactrix said...

If it helps, VD is pretty low for me, too--my ex dumped me the day before last year. Anyway, it's a good thing that you got out of the house instead of moping around!

Katie said...

I hope you were able to do something nice this year!

Lanafactrix said...

Haha, actually, I had to work for most of the day, and he was at a conference. So we spent the evening watching the Olympics, then went to bed early. But it was definitely nicer than my last VD. (Especially because I also had the stomach flu last year . . .)

Oh, and I heard radio spots for the Walgreen's campaign. I'll admit to thinking "is Dave an idiot, too?"