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makin' love in the road

oh, i just couldn't resist.
found this on la crescenta ave. on my walk today..

every day's valenTiMESday with my chuckie.


Feb. 15th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
yeah, i resist the temptation to go overboard on v-day, cuz it's way overhyped. seriously, i would much RATHER not get roses & chocolates (well, o.k. i'd have to get my head examined if i refused CHOCOLATE) but, you know what i mean..

v-day's not just for luvuhs, ya know...but, i think we should love each other for the other 364 days outta the year!

oh, and that asphalt stain really freaked me out, glad i had my camera!
Feb. 15th, 2005 01:53 am (UTC)
My parents sent me some chocolate and a 4-in-1 screwdriver for valentine's day. Then I ate lunch with my ex-girlfriend. You're right - it's not only for lovers.
Feb. 15th, 2005 02:16 am (UTC)
hmm. chocolate & screw drivers..SCREW drivers? yeah, yeah, it's NOT just for lovers!

seriously, that is SO COOL that you had lunch with an ex. SCREW all the preconceived notions of this corporate driven holiday..be with the ones you love and care about, vice versa - be it a grandmother, nephew or ex-girlie.
Feb. 15th, 2005 03:09 am (UTC)
And about 30 minutes after I opened it a housemate came in my room and said, "Anybody got a screwdriver handy?" It was practically still in my hand. It was most amusing.

It's a useful present, and I was having trouble connecting it to v-day, but I don't think I need to worry about it anymore - you're probably right: an alternate definition lies in its name.

oh, and I hang out with the (not "an") ex-g/f about once a week. but this is the first time in my life that I've almost gotten depressed from being single on this day. it probably just has to do with her and i being together for the last few v-days, and with her most likely (whoah, almost broke my lental pact) hanging out with her boyfriend as I type this...oh and also because I'm in a general spell of gloomishness right now. Oh, I was going to post a picture of this golfball I found the other day that was submerged in cement, but I'm not at home right now =/ (I'm working...on my day off!) b/c that's what I was immediately reminded of when I saw your picture.
Feb. 15th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
oo. i can't say i've felt depressed on v-day for lack of significant other, probably because i never really enjoyed getting all the froo froo gifts anyway..why get excited about a red rose, when everyone else and their brother has one. i'd much rather get a screwdriver. or a dremmel attachment. or a new skill saw blade. oh, or a bucket full of liquid nails, now that would be cool.

all kidding aside, it has nothing to do with materialism for me. i think people just have a basic desire to be cherished & needed. and when coffeebean (holly) remarked in her journal that she saw a flock of men in the v-day card section getting last minute gifts, i laughed at first. but, then i got really sad. i felt sorry for these men who punch the clock and empty their wallets, all in the name of 'duty.' and i feel sorry for the women who require copious amounts of conformist gratification, as if roses = love. i was almost guilty of it last night when chuck & i grabbed a bite to eat on our way to a show. the restaurant was packed, and i said something like, 'well, no wonder, it's v-day..' and chuck looked at me and said, 'OH, i completely forgot..i just don't think of this place as romantic.' i sulked for about 2 minutes, (o.k. maybe 3) thinking..'doesn't he WANT to romance me?' but, then i came back to reality. it was just any other day, like it should be. we should love each other every day and not feel pressured to show it through fancy dinners, jewelry and plant life.

i guess the logical solution to enduring v-day would be to take a non-lethal dose of niquil. sleep is the best medication, in sickness and in health. but, you sound like you have a solid family, friends, etc. i'm lucky to have you, albeit only in the electronic sense. maybe one v-day i could come up your way and skip around town with you for therapy? hehe.
Feb. 16th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
my pangs of sadness were quite specific, and probably had nothing really do to with v-day. it had more to do with the fact that she was wearing her special underwear...but for someone else. tmi?

a new screwdriver and some candy is enough, on any day of the year, to leave me satisfied.

wait, bucket full of liquid nails? what the hell does that mean? sounds pretty cool, but I'm baffled.
Feb. 16th, 2005 01:49 am (UTC)
ha ha! guess i should've been more specific..

liquid nails is a staple in my art studio..i use it to assemble most everything. sooooo, i would enjoy a bucket full, that is of course, if it remains in the tube in which it was packaged. a bucket full of dispensed liquid nails would be the equivalent of getting a bag full of coal for x-mas. unless, of course, you have a coal burning fireplace.

on a conniving note..perhaps YOU could be wearing a pair of something for someone else? like a pair of glasses or socks. or dare i say..SHOES! gasp. she'll come running back to you like a moth to flame, i guarantee it..
Feb. 16th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
oh I don't want her back. plus, I'm better at conniving when it's on a subconscious level. but it still pains me when I force myself to think about our new realities, which I do, 'cause I can't help it. that's life.
Feb. 16th, 2005 04:56 am (UTC)
mm. reality, ain't it a kicker? all the more reason for niquil..
but, i know whatcha mean with the whole subconscious mind fucking. it's kinda (insert forbidden word) killing 'em with kindness.

knowing that you're still friends is so heartwarming, if i may use that saccharin laden term, just because so many people part on evil terms. i mean, some people were just MEANT to be friends, no matter how much you try to force the lovuh thing..
Feb. 15th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC)
Yeah 2 or 3 REALLY good couples showed me that this year. :)
I got to see a lot more from the outside!

And you're right, its not just for lovers...
I DID get chocolate, from my Dad! Yay!
(I got him chocolate shaped like a big fish. ha ha)

And his girlfriend gave me the prettiest orchid plant, some rare color of yellow. I'll have to post a picture in my journal. :)
Feb. 15th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
oh neato! i'm glad you had fun yesterday..
your family & friends looooooooooove you.
can't wait to see your picture post..
Feb. 15th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
Too bad I can't take a picture of the chocolate... its way gone! ha ha
Feb. 15th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)
woop! ya mean 'gone' in your belleh, or spread around the office???

Feb. 15th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
Well, actually both. I ate the good ones, they are in my belleh and making me feel ALL icky today because my body isn't used to it. ha ha

And the other half, those I will give to people at work!!! :)

I had to do that with my Christmas cookies too!!!

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