Saturday, February 14, 2009

National Single Awareness Day

Isn't today the perfect day to start my new weekly post: Single Saturday?

Yes...It's national Single Awareness Day... Otherwise known as Valentine's Day.

Luckily, this year V-Day is on a Saturday. This is a great day for both those that celebrate V-Day and those that celebrate SAD. For all you lovers out there, Saturday means a full day to bask in the joy of your loved ones; you can go out and not worry about having to get up for work in the morning. For all of us celebrating SAD, we don't have to go to work today and see everyone around us getting deliveries from their significant others. No bouquets of roses, none of those annoying Vermont Teddy Bears, no boxes of ch0colate. This is awesome for all SAD celebrators.

Now, we did have to see some of that on Friday, but not to the same degree that we would have if V-Day had been on a work week.

I work at a high school and there are, of course, a lot of deliveries to the kids. They call the kids out of class about 10 at a time to go to the gym and get their deliveries. It's a little ridiculous because that means that we get nothing done 7th hour because there is an announcement every 2 minutes where the secretary lists the kids that are now supposed to go to the gym. Everyone knows who got a delivery and who didn't . Can they contrive a more demeaning way of getting the deliveries to the kids? I guess we could have an assembly and have the "winners" come up front for their prizes.

In previous years I have sometimes spend SAD with other SAD celebrators. Unfortunately (for me) my BFF got married last year and so I had no one to celebrate SAD with. I spent the day at my Dad and Mom's with the rest of the family: Brother, SiL, Niece, Nephew L and Nephew J. Also, we had my dad's cousin's two kids there. Five kids five and under. CRAZY! I had to come home and take a nap! After my nap, it was time to get on the interweb and see what had been going on while I slept. I loaded new pictures to my photoblog (see those here). Then I decided to watch Run Fatboy Run (love Simon Pegg movies). A chicken burrito later, and now here I am writing this post. A fulfilling SAD.

I decided to Google SAD and found out that there is a website devoted to SAD. You can visit them here. I didn't know anyone else called V-day, Single Awareness Day, but I guess I'm not that original. Oddly enough, this website says they now celebrate SAD on Feb 15th. I'm still going to celebrate it on V-Day.

If you are single...How did you celebrate SAD?


Nancy said...

I didn't consciously "celebrate" SAD, but I did go to a performance of the Vagina Monologues at my school. VM was started by a woman named Eve Ensler, and is part of a movement to end violence against women around the world. Today was "V-Day" not only for Valentine's Day but also for women to take pride in their vaginas, and to end the violence.

You can learn more about it at:

Oh, and I also got a pint of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream :D

Rylie and Liz said...

I celebrated with my family, which involved presents (because we turn most holidays into an excuse to give presents) and cake.

ALSO: at least half of the people getting flowers at work/school have either sent the items to themselves or relentlessly nagged their partners into sending stuff. I'm pretty sure it's a scientific fact.

Smalltown Girl said...

@Nancy - I've heard of the Vagina Monologues but have never seen them. I would have to get out the sticks to even have a chance (and then I would probably watch something like Mama Mia).

@Rylie and Liz - You are probably right about the gifts being sent to people. I should probably send something to myself next year... I like me.