Tuesday, February 14, 2006

So the Winter Olympics are on us again. I don't enjoy these as much as the summer but they're still good fun nevertheless. If you can't find it in your busy schedule to catch them then drop on over to NBC where you can watched every event for free (after a short delay of course). Beats missing them altogether.

Today is Valentine's Day.

"The origins of Valentine's Day are uncertain. Many experts believe that it originated with Lupercalia, a Roman celebration honoring the wolves Romulus and Remus. During this festival, young men struck women with a goatskin hide called a februa. Receiving the blows was thought to make women more fertile and to ease childbirth. At Lupercalia, the names of all the young women in the city were placed in a box. Young men drew a name from the box and the couple would be paired until the next Lupercalia. Lupercalia was replaced with Valentine's Day by Christians.

Others trace Valentine's Day back to the rule of the Roman emperor Claudius II. In the 200's C. E., Claudius become frustrated when he had trouble recruiting soldiers into his army. Believing that the young men did not want to leave their wives and children, Claudius banned all marriages of single young men. However, a priest named Valentine disobeyed Claudius and performed secret marriages. Claudius found out about the marriages and sentenced Valentine to prison until his death on February 14, 270 C.

So beat your partner with an animal hide or get married in secret but if you really want to be special do something amazing for her NEXT week. After all you shouldn't just be treating her amazing on this one day only...right? Don't be one of those sad pathetic whining jerks who sits around and curses the day. So you're alone for Valentine's Day? Yeah so is like 75% of the country. Focus on what the day means...it's about Love and Caring. And if you don't have someone, being happy that they've found that in this world. It's a good thing.

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To all my friends and family...you mean the world to me.
I love you all.

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