Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day should celebrate the self as well

Many years ago, me and one of my close net friends had decided to refer to it as "The Black Day" because we were both so unlucky at romance and even a decade later, that definition still held up pretty well.

But Hilly over at Snackie's World has come up with a novel concept for the day to make it more bearable for the rest of us. She put forward the idea that Valentine's Day is not just about love between two people, but should also be a day where you should love yourself as well (in a non-dirty way, though I am sure plenty of self-love is going on no matter what). And even though I am usually a wet blanket when it comes to this kind of stuff, well, this celebration of the self was right up my alley, so to speak.

So I am quite the willing participant in "SELF-LOVE DAY", and I even have one of her fetching graphics to prove it.



If you want to play too, here are the guidelines.
1.) Post one of the cute banners available here and declare today as the day you not only love your one and only, but the day that you love yourself!

2.) Post one nice thing about yourself......then ask others to post one thing that they really like about you.

3.) Enjoy yourself!


Because I generally don't talk about myself as an entity, this is forcing me a little out of my comfort zone, but I think that is a good thing. So what do I love about myself?

I would have to say that really, it would be my inner child. When I grew up, well, it didn't really go away, so even though externally I am all bitter, cynical and generally bitchy about a lot of things, I can still feel wonderment and take pleasure in the simplest of things. On some level, I am Calvin. I mean, making a snowman still seems like a lot of fun, and while I don't collect toys, I can understand why someone would. And being pleasantly and exuberantly surprised all the time isn't a bad thing either.

Now at this point, I am supposed to ask you all what you like about me, and that to me is a most uncomfortable question to ask.

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In keeping with the spirit of the "holiday", one of my readers sent me a link to an article regarding idealized love in the movies and its root cause and simultaneous savior: John Cusack. It is a great read today... no, it is a great read any day. Thank you Chandy, and if you start blogging, I will certainly be there to lend you some support.

8 comments:

Mel said...

Matt, I love that you will give 110% to help out a friend. I know firsthand, since you practically killed yourself trying to help me figure out what was going on with the Blog of Doom.
I also think you're a very intelligent and funny person.
There, that's two! Do I get a cookie?

Semaj said...

I’ve only known you a few months, but I always enjoyed your insight into pop culture. I find a lot of similarities between our blogs. I’d also like to thank you for giving me a shout out on USA-Today’s blog!

Long live Self Love day!

Jeremy said...

MC, I only know you virtually, but I am inspired by the work you put into your blog, which in turn makes me work harder on mine. And I will always be greatful for your help getting my comments back up and running, when you really had no idea who I was. Keep up the great work.

MC said...

Mel: You know that your current problem still irks me... I want to fix your blog... Why can't I fix your blog... *falls to the floor in a fetal position and starts crying like Homer Simpson*

Semaj: I couldn't agree with you more about our blogging similarities. I think that's why we get on so well.

Jeremy: I was just doing what I thought you would do if the situation was reversed... and I enjoyed facing off against that problem.

DutchBitch said...

Hey Matt. I love your sense of humor and I love the way that you just sometimes pop up with a real "blogfriend" comment when I need one!

Muah!

Karl said...

I love that we met through a mutual geeky love for Angela Gunn. And that you never cease to amaze me with your wide and varied views of culture, pop and otherwise.

It's Me, Maven... said...

I like how playful you are (in your blog) and you strike me as someone I'd love to break bread with and have some good laughs, and perhaps learn a thing or two I didn't know exist!

Happy (belated) Valentine's Day to ya!

MC said...

Dutchy: It's what I do. And Muah... one of my favorite soundalike words.

Karl: Well, AG is geektastic, it is true. And Karl, you will always be one of the Greatest American Heroes... always.

Maven: Yeah, from my time hanging out at your blog, you know how dirty my mind really is... hehehe.