Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day

this is now officially the worst week of my life

14 Feb

Shall we recap?

  1. I’ve been utterly depressed because I am single, my ex has a new girlfriend, and I’m not having any luck in my sad attempts at dating.
  2. I am incredibly lonely and not liking myself very much.
  3. I found out that the high school I wanted to do my master’s project at won’t let me do it there because they “only work with PhD candidates” and I am running out of time to do this data collection.
  4. Not having much luck with the other local school districts. I may have to think of a whole new topic and redo all of the work I have done in the last six months, and I have to get the entire thing done by May or I don’t graduate.
  5. Today my company announced that they are closing our State College office, so we’re all laid off.
  6. And it’s Valentine’s Day.

Yep. The universe is taking a giant crap all over my plans.

Life fail.

 

all the single ladies

12 Feb

Well, the worst holiday of the entire year is in two days. Can you tell I’m jumping up and down right now?

Anyway, I’m trying not to be completely pessimistic and bitchy about it. So I looked for ways to entertain myself. I got sucked into the abyss of YouTube watching funny videos and I discovered the whole “shit ___ people say” fad. Apparently I’ve been living under a rock.

This one is particularly appropos. It made me laugh….and I have said all of these things at one point or another…..except for the part about cats.

Happy VD.

 

 

p.s. i love you

14 Feb

Come live in my heart and pay no rent.

~Samuel Lover

Valentine’s Day is a cliché, but so is hating Valentine’s Day.  I am guilty of the latter.  Even as an elementary school kid it caused me anxiety.  Although, I do like those little messenger heart candies.

I won’t go on about all of the obvious reasons why people dislike Valentine’s Day.  You’ve heard them before.  I’m a romantic;  I really am.  But this holiday just reminds me of my inadequacies.  Always has, and I don’t need any help in that department.

In Buddhism there’s the concept of loving-kindness, or mettā.  It’s sort of a universal love.  A compassion and love, without attachment or condition, for all people and all beings.  It’s easy to love someone we “fall in love” with.  It’s much harder to have love for everybody, nigh impossible perhaps.  But, I think it would benefit us all to cultivate this kind of love a little more.  We need a little more universal love, not just love for “our own.”  We need Mettā Day.

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples..  no need for complicated philosophy.  Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

~His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama

(post)secret admirer

12 Feb

The lovefest continues.  You’ve probably heard of PostSecret.  It’s an ongoing art project where people anonymously send in secrets on homemade postcards.  The creator, Frank Warren, has put out four books so far and continues to update a PostSecret blog every Sunday.

In honor of the impending amorous holiday, I have collected some lovey PostSecrets after the jump.

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the greatest love of all

10 Feb

Whitney Houston was right.  To continue with the love theme for this month, here’s a quote from the big guy:

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

~The Buddha

love vandal

2 Feb

It will be Valentine’s Day soon.  Even though I hate Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d post something that I really enjoy.  The Frisky has a posting called Love Vandal where people send in photos of sweet/cute love-related graffiti that they stumble upon.  It’s pretty freaking adorable, and a good pick-me-up when you’re feeling down.

Love is everywhere.

Here are a few of my favorites, after the jump. Continue reading

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