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Love In The Time Of Scurvy

By Wyatt Earp | February 14, 2010

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and if you’re like me, you are treating the day like any other. First, after being married for twelve years, the wife and I are too tired to make a celebration of the day. Second, it is Kevin’s birthday, and the end of our three birthdays in seven days jaunt. Valentine’s Day is just more work for us. Don’t get me wrong, we’re still in love, but we don’t need The Man to tell us when we should celebrate the fact.

Still, Valentine’s Day is popular amongst the masses, so this romantic holiday is the subject of my Family Security Matters article. Here’s a Whitman’s Sampler:

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. For some people across the globe, it is a time to bask in reciprocated – or in Vice President Joe Biden’s case, unreciprocated – love. Champagne will be flowing, flowers will be blooming, and candy will be distributed. For others, like those who have been “happily” married for more than five years, it is a day just like any other; save for a quick trip to the gas station and $5 spent on one wilted rose.

Like the late, great Rodney Dangerfield, Valentine’s Day gets no respect, which is puzzling since the holiday was established over 1,500 years ago:

If recent events are any indication, that tradition of courtly love died a slow, painful, sugar-injected death. There are very few true romantics left in the world, especially in the world of politics, where romanticism is about as welcome as a big, wet kiss from Steve Buscemi. However, some politicos can still channel their inner Cupid – Sen. Robert Byrd has been seen in the Capitol Rotunda brandishing a bow and arrow while wearing a diaper – and their Valentine’s Day plans have recently been revealed. Here are the most striking examples.

You can read the rest of the lovey goodness by clicking here.

Topics: FSM | 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “Love In The Time Of Scurvy”

  1. dragonlady474 Says:
    February 14th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Mr. Dragon and I had a lovely Valentine’s lunch and this evening went out for a desert and coffee. We exchanged cards and candy earlier.
    Yes, it was almost exactly like a regular Sunday (we go out after church for lunch), but it was kind of cool to remember things from when we first were dating/first married. The conversation was a bit more focused on our relationship than it normally is.

  2. Watuschskie Says:
    February 14th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I am probably the best ex-husband in the world because today I got my ex-wife two boxes of giant strawberries and a dozen beautiful red roses for Valentines’ Day. Iwona is the best ex-wife that I ever had too!

  3. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    February 15th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Mr. Crankipants and I made cards for each other and ate politically incorrect meat for dinner.

    I don’t mean to be contrary, but there’s something about Steve Buscemi that I find hot. Maybe it’s the fact that he was a fireman, and they’re adorable. Except of course when they’re in line in front of you at the deli counter at the supermarket, ordering 25 pounds of lunch meat. Seriously, do people really eat olive loaf?

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 15th, 2010 at 7:43 am

    DL474 – Sounds nice, but I am sure there was some zombie conversation in there, too.

    Watuschskie – You sir, are a true Renaissance man.

    Mrs. Crankipants – So bug eyes are a big turn-on for you?

  5. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    February 15th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Not everyone can have gorgeous blue eyes.

  6. dragonlady474 Says:
    February 15th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    How did you guess? There was some Iron Maiden conversation going on too, seeing as how they’ll be touring the states May-June…or so it’s rumored.

  7. Wyatt Earp Says:
    February 16th, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Mrs. Crankipants – Oh, make me blush . . .

    DL474 – And I gather you two will be in the audience?