Happy Hallmark Holiday

Woe is Me

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Beef Soup with White Beans and Fire Roasted Tomatoes

I’d say that the general consensus that the Christmas holiday season is the toughest time for singles is not entirely accurate. I don’t feel any worse during Christmas because I live alone or have no family around or often do nothing different on December 25th then I do on December 26th. It’s not a holiday I celebrate, and while most of America does, there are large numbers that don’t, and contrary to popular belief, it’s just not a big deal to some of us.

On the other hand, when Valentine’s Day rolls around and once again I am destined to spend the day alone with no prospect of a romantic candlelit dinner or a card or sublime sentiment, I do feel like I’ve missed out on something. It’s much tougher to spend the night alone on February 14th than on December 24th or 25th. I am happy that this year I will have, no matter how virtual, a group of people to spend the evening with. The numbers fluctuate. Some nights there are few and others we see a bit more respectable numbers of viewers, but those that are there night after night help make the alone-ness in life on Valentine’s Day more bearable.

I go on about how I am happy to be single and I mean it. Really, I do. But today, for whatever reason I am not happy to be alone. It’s most likely the fact that I went to the movies to see Definitely, Maybe this afternoon. Not a great movie, definitely a chick flick, not maybe. No two ways about it. I knew what I was getting myself into, but I went anyway.

I made a DEElicious pot of beef-vegetable soup and when it came time to broadcast the show was a technical disaster. I am not sure if it was the changes made to JTV today or if it was my Mac, but it wasn’t much fun and the viewers had to endure the attack of the repeating episode during the broadcast. I think if they heard, “Ok, the Twitter has been sent” too many more times they were going to revolt.

But that’s how technology rolls sometimes. It’s not always perfect. It’s not always smooth. This is relatively new technology and Justopia.com usually rocks. Justin.tv has been quite stable in recent weeks as well, but tonight was a challenge. So we try again tomorrow and I am hoping for a good night. A night free of cupid and his or her arrows and free of technical glitches.

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One Response

  1. I have an inkling of what you are feeling on this day and night for lovers. I am totally happy being alone – it’s my choice, however, today I too feel a pang of remorse for being single and wish I had someone to suprise with a Valentine. Maybe it’s because I’ve worked the past 3 days at my brother’s flower shop. Maybe it’s the wonderful past Valentine’s days that I’ve had that make me long for the days of old – if only for a moment.

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