Should we move Valentine's Day this year?
Just now when I checked my work e-mail, Harry had written to suggest moving Valentine's Day this year:
I think that we/you need to start a campaign to move V-Day this year. Call it V-Day 2.0 or V-Day+5 and make it next Friday night. Otherwise lots of restaurants, shops, florists, etc. will take a big hit. But I need someone with a bull horn, a soapbox- someone like you! I'm sure many of your advertisers and readers- restaurants and erstwhile diners- would embrace this. So please consider my modest proposal. ...
Sounds good to me, although frankly I wouldn't count on next Friday being any better than this Friday the way things are going. I woke up officially sick of this whole thing. It didn't help that Marty Bass on WJZ (why do I even bother turning it on) was talking about "another few inches of snow" Monday night into Tuesday. After all, that's how they were touting this one at the beginning.
My godfather, Walker Percy (my one famous semi-relative) had a theory that people love natural disasters like hurricanes because only then do they really come alive. Or something like that. Well, I'm so past it.
My husband even said this morning he'd rather go shovel someone else's walks and driveway than shovel ours again.
Somehow I've wandered off into complaining about the blizzard again instead of staying on track here. Sorry about that. Anyway, the proposal is to celebrate Valentine's Day next Friday when restaurants can get their supplies in, florists have received their shipments of roses and so on.
What do you think? If we did move Valentine's Day for the benefit of everyone concerned, what day should it be?
Should I do a poll?
(Photo out my dining room window by me)