Friday, February 22, 2008

So what's Tyler getting u for Valentine's Day.
from an 860 phone number, Saturday, February 2, 11:18 PM

Sorry, I failed to post this right when I received it (when it was obviously more timely). But I take issue with this question on a number of levels. First of all, if Tyler is getting Leila a Valentines Day present, it should be a surprise. She shouldn't know ahead of time, and certainly shouldn't be telling all her friends.

Moreover, I have to remind you that Valentines Day = kind of a lame holiday. Even if you have a significant other, Valentines Day is not like your birthday or your anniversary or anything. All holidays are made-up, but Valentines Day more so than most. Which isn't to say you shouldn't celebrate it-- by all means, celebrate it. All I'm saying is, it is not important enough a holiday for it to be a topic of textual conversation between you and your friends 12 days prior to the actual holiday. Please discuss something more pertinent. Thank you.

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