For the rest of you this is Valentine’s Day, or Cheap Chocolate Day Eve, but for the singletons out there this is a day where almost every advertisement throws subtle shade at the unpaired. There’s a whole separate deal for married couples and expensive jewelry purchases that Mrs. the Poet likes to poke at me about because we are P’ and can’t afford a ring out of the vending machine next to the bubblegum machine, but that’s a different post in about 4 or 5 days. But if you are lacking an S.O. and live in a no-pets apartment, there are abandoned and lost cats and dogs at the shelter that need someone to show them some affection and who don’t care that other humans don’t like you, or you don’t like other humans. Just so long as you convincingly fake loving them they are happy, and ecstatic if you are not faking it. And it will make you feel better too, because you will connect with another living thing on an emotional level. Give it a try. You’ll be doing the both of you a favor.
And for those of you with partners this is the socially-sanctioned day to tear the walls down with your passions. Now if you will excuse me, Clint is sprawled on my lap demanding belly rubs.