Friday, February 13, 2009

Surviving V-Day Alone

For some of us, this Valentines will probably mean nothing more than a normal casual day especially when you have no significant better half or missing rib to max with.

Valentine’s Day has turned out as a special day to mostly celebrate romantic relationships. However the truth is much as you try to ignore all the Love around you, you can’t help but fill empty and bored while everyone else is having a blast.

So here’s a list of my 14 ideas which I’ll share with my fellow single thugs and ladies, who've not made any reservations for that day.

1. Dress up in a completely different theme. The traditional color for this day is red and black. Be different and fish out those yellow, green, lime and the other colors from you wardrobe you’d not normally be found wearing. This will certainly set you apart from the crowd.

2. Call up those other single homies and(or) pals. You are not alone, am sure scrolling through your phone book, you can come up with at least 3 friends who are also alone. They’ll be more than happy to get out of there misery and join you on a rampage of the town. So go ahead and holler at you peeps and invite them out on a singles night out.

3. Do not call any of your family member’s. Sure much as you might want to deceive yourself and believe that this day is all about love, calling your mum or dad to say that you love them and that they are your Valentine is a disappointment to the old folk. They’ll really feel sad that there beloved daughter or son could not think of any other person except them. So do not subject them to this pain rather let them assume that you are having a blast and fun time out there with your better half.

4. Indulge yourself in what you desire most. Hit that pork joint and ask for 5kg’s all for yourself. There is no greater satisfaction that having a great treat for you. If you are the sweet tooth type, get all the chocolates and candy you can afford and go spoil yourself. eating a whole bucket of ice cream would cool a lot of things for you.

5. Rent a movie or go out to watch one. Round up some of your single friends for a movie night on this day. Do not make yourselves more miserable by watching the romantic type movies, rather make the theme strictly horror, thriller or comedy and you’ll be surprised at how much you’ll forget about being alone.

6. Read a story book/novel. I do not have much to add here, being not so much of an ardent reader, will keep me away from recommending any material for valentine. On second though reading might be too demanding and stressful rather, instead look out for one of those free food and drink events. Many people desire a wedding on Feb 14th so on this given day, they'll be over 100 receptions for you to freely make an appearance and enjoy to your fullest and no this is not considered gatecrashing but a necessary voluntary service that the hosts usually expect.

7. Play a game. Now with the numerous games out there, one can never run out of an idea for a game. Monopoly would be a good choice if some friends are coming over with bottles and brown paper bags, almost everyone has a pack of playing cards which come in handy for such days. Playing PC games also makes that time run so there is really much to choose from if you'll be gaming.

8. Go to work. Feb 14th is considered a national holiday and this might just be the right time to finish off a deal you’d been putting off. Look around for people who are in need of babysitting service and make your day busy while earning.

9. Do a selfless thing. For example, go for a charitable event. It would not only be a great cause and satisfaction to go for a soup kitchen or visit the sick in hospital to encourage and pray for them but also get points for your self along the way.

10. Bath. You might also consider taking that long needed bubble bath, while other people are busy getting dirty and spoiling their bodies, the 2 hours in the bath will leave you sparkling clean for a week, A good thing for the thugs.

11.Mischief. It might not be a good thing but when you are really, really still miserable; doing some mischief might be some kinda fun. Go to a place where they are couples and make a scene. Also prank calling the police, a restaurant or other busy place might not be the best idea but it’s completely understandable if you find yourself doing this.

12. Clean up your room. This is not a viable option for all but for the few who only get in to sleep and throw stuff around, this free time might actually give you a chance to stay in and do some house cleaning. You’ll certainly gain more than twice in health, spending money and finally finding that lost important piece of stuff.

13. Go enjoy with the bed. You do not have to be the lazy type, as most people would think rather this is also a wonderful opportunity to catch up with sleep. Nothing beats an early start to bed where you can dream away your sorrow and loneliness.

14. Take a risk. If all can’t work, contact that person you’ve had your eye on for sometime and you’ve not yet made any move even though you know they are single. Make up some excuse of wanting some company and talk them out of whatever they are doing to have just 30 minutes of anything that you cook up. Never know this might be the chance you finally hook up.

Happy Valentines!

19 comments:

Be silent said...

Yey SOCKS then valentine is an excuse for people to do all these outrageous things all in the name of love

Mudamuli said...

I'll do my washing, listen to radio and sleep on Valentine's day.

Carsozy said...

Be silent thats not fair. my socks !my socks! but ces ne pas problem let me settle for silver.

And Emi's that made sense there was something about many porks and somewhere u mentioned movies and video games, you are a ka genius but the last one is a reciepe for disaster paradoxically women don't feel a man who appears single and calling her up on valentine's is a sure sign of lonliness(Deliver us fron Eva) what i will do is hang around some fly looking friends of mine then give her a call.

Igiss said...

man, this is like a survivors guide to ummm V-day

Ugandan girl said...

Personally being a sucker for love ..i think everyday should be valentines..though i think you list is going to be my kit for the day..
Though you guys have it as a national holiday?..that is so not fair....

Ugandan girl said...

Personally being a sucker for love ..i think everyday should be valentines..though i think you list is going to be my kit for the day..
Though you guys have it as a national holiday?..that is so not fair....

beeeme said...

I like your list though I still think people should go out, have fun and party...there are lots of single people partying too on Valentine so you bound to meet someone....

Miss Cheri said...

Seriously LOL!!!

Do people really do all that stuff like donning Red and black? Really? I thought htose things were only for Mityana!

I love love as well. But I'm wondering when it'll hit me like a bolt of lightning. Or am I not made for such things?

Also Carsozy, looks like u settled for BRONZE!

Miss Cheri said...

Seriously LOL!!!

Do people really do all that stuff like donning Red and black? Really? I thought htose things were only for Mityana!

I love love as well. But I'm wondering when it'll hit me like a bolt of lightning. Or am I not made for such things?

Also Carsozy, looks like u settled for BRONZE!

nevender said...

Excuse me miss:- I am from Mityana, please do not go into my bad books okay?

Surviving! Hahahha, You make it sound like it is of catastrophic demonic attack scale!

Cheer up, it's just another day to Praise the Lord!

Emi's said...

Mudamuli, that's some alone plot but at least you are covered..may be you'll be surprised.

Carsozy, bronze is not so bad. They should be a way of holla-ring at a chic without actually appearing single or desperate but that is a bit beyond my expertise.but your plan seams foolproof. Best wishes

Igiss, lol..thanks

Ugandan girl Isn't a love day a public holiday in U.K? shame if not. My side, if you work on this day, you actually get paid extra as it's considered overtime.

beeeme, the list does emphasise on avoiding spending time alone..so go out with a bunch of pals as support or backup just in case.

Miss Cheri You mean you were not aware that the uniform for V-day is black and red? As usual, there are always bullies who don't go by the code. Since you've not yet been hit, What will you be up to?

Nev, they will be lots of cupids flying around looking for people to shoot those love arrows at and adding the dose to some. This does not always mean things wil turn out well as you might get an overdose or underdose so you see why you have to try and survive

Rented said...

Go enjoy with the bed: For a minute there I thought of something else

The Dark Knight said...

For a minute, I thought number 10 was a suggestion to actually bathe, as opposed to... well... bathing.

Oyin said...

awwww, dont worry me too. I will be celebrating mine later once Im with my sweetie....but do take care!

Princess said...

There's Valentine's Day sales, I'm going shopping tomorrow! :)

mike said...

thanks dude. well said.

Mjay said...

Nice list, leaves one feeling good about oneself.
Now, to know if it actually worked :-)

lulu said...

i am not sure what movie amma watch today prolly bedtime stories though my buddies wanna watch 7 pounds and i am not bothered! hahahaha for the roses

apr9 said...

I take it u survived the day.