So this is it people. This is the end. For 5 years I’ve written everything I possibly could about how and why Valentine’s Day sucks. VDS1…I broke down the cheesy stereotypes of it all. VDS2…An angry T went on a tirade against love and all the happy couples. VDS3…I left Boston altogether and went to Cali. VDS4…I was single, I was growing up and I was changing. But that’s it. It’s all in the past. And now it’s over for me. Because Valentine’s Day no longer sucks. That’s right. I said it. I’m writing this from the point of view of a different T and not the same T who started this site over 4 years ago and wrote his first Valentine’s Day Sucks T-pisode just 9 Mondays in. A man can change. A man can reflect on his life and share his stories and opinions for the entire world to either enjoy or judge. Just like I have done with Valentine’s Day my entire life.
I’m no longer passing judgment on the holiday. I fully support the happy couples and their cheesy dinners, cards, flowers and candies. I am not running away to another city, state or into the arms of a former fling or to a T-blawg groupie or a late night booty call. And I am not single and reflecting on life or love alone this year. No. Come this Friday night, come this Valentine’s Day February 14th, 2014 I will be out and about partaking in Valentine’s Day and all its glory with one hell of a woman. I threw my hat into Cupid’s ring and the little shit beat me. After the match, I went up and down the greeting card aisle of every fucking CVS in a 10 block radius and basked in the cheesy writings of all things Hallmark. I went on a mission to secure a dinner reservation that cries “Look at me! I am so damn romantic!!!” I smiled as I smelled every rose I passed on the streets of Boston held out by street vendors and homeless people. Possibly hipsters. Or both. Goddamn hipsters are everywhere. I went back through all my iTunes songs and convinced myself that there is still the ability for this grown ass man to make one hell of a romantic mixtape. Blast the Jodeci! Where’s my New Edition greatest hits??? R. Kelly has a new album out? WHAT?! It’s now all red & pink errythang. Poems & sonnets for the proverbial win. Champagne & chocolates for days son. For days I tell you!!! All that stuff, embraced. Ahhh…Valentine’s Day. It no longer sucks. And I’m cool with it.
Why? I think it’s because I never really had a good reason to be cool with it. The kid I was, the teenager I turned into, the man in his 20s didn’t want to get it. In some ways he didn’t think he deserved to be happy. But I do now. I’m happy and I deserve it. Not just because of where I am in life. Not just because of the amazing girl. Not because of some silly holiday. But because I get it now. I get it all. Life is meant to be enjoyed. You’re supposed to be happy. And Valentine’s Day is just another day to be happy. Just like the other 364 days a year. So bring it on. Bring it on every day and every year I say. I can’t wait for Friday night. Because it’s no longer Valentine’s Day that doesn’t suck. Nothing really sucks for me anymore. Life doesn’t suck. Life is great. It has been for a while. And it sure doesn’t suck being T these days. Valentine’s Day sucks no longer….The End.
Until next time. Always take it there.