“Soft kiss and wine, what a pretty friend of mine, we finally intertwine. Nervous and shy, for the moment we will come alive tonight. Secret Valentine, we’ll write a song that turns out the lights, when both boy and girl start suddenly shaking inside…we’ll hope it’s not for nothing at all.” Secret Valentine – We The Kings.
“Such a lonely day, and it’s mine. The most loneliest day of my life. Such a lonely day should be banned. It’s a day that I can’t stand…And if you go, I wanna go with you. And if you die, I wanna die with you.” Lonely Day – System Of A Down.
Random trivia about Valentine’s Day that I searched up to stave off boredom, loneliness, and the pressing need to prep for my English SAC.
15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day
About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets
During the late 1800s, postage rates around the world dropped, and the obscene St. Valentine’s Day card became popular, despite the Victorian era being otherwise very prudish. As the numbers of racy valentines grew, several countries banned the practice of exchanging Valentine’s Days cards. During this period, Chicago’s post office rejected more than 25,000 cards on the grounds that they were so indecent, they were not fit to be carried through the U.S. mail
In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card
Only the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the U.K. celebrate Valentine’s Day
Some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire
The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day
The Kama Sutra is believed to be the oldest sex manual in existence. Generally considered the standard work on love in Sanskrit literature, the book is thought to have been written around 300 A.D (Heh heh heh)
The oldest surviving love poem is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians, inventors of writing, around 3500 B.C. It was unromantically named Istanbul #2461 by the archeologists who unearthed it
Wearing a wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was believed that the vein of love ran from this finger directly to the heart
To all who reads this, Happy Valentines and I hope you had a good day. To those who didn’t, go find someone who will make you smile. And if in the end you really can’t…
I Love YOU. Because today is a really crummy day to be alone and have no one tell you that they love you. A good friend had said that Valentine’s doesn’t have to be a day for lovers, it could be a day for good friends too. I in turn replied, “Friends with benefits?” It turned out she didn’t know what “benefits” specifically referred to.
Keep Cool (and LOVE LOVE LOVE)