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Dear Diary,

I don’t know what it is, but ever since I was a teenager I’ve always managed to be single on Valentine’s Day. Not that this bothers me as an adult or anything, it’s just interesting. I mean, I go in and out of relationships throughout the year with regularity (most don’t even manage to get to the sex stage – I’m very picky) but when Valentine’s Day starts getting close… Sahara. Desert. Nothing. Nada.

Which is why my plans for February 14 tend to be non-existent. My usual plans are: writing, reading, and waiting for my big brother unit to get home from whatever girlfriend he happens to have at the time so I can see how much of a nuisance I can be to him. That’s pretty much it. Dull. Unexciting. Mind numbing.

This Valentines Day was a bit different.

My plan for the day was to write for a while, binge on a handful of horror movies on Netflix (cause fuck the Valentine’s Spirit), and then maybe blackmail my brother into taking me to a movie and/or out to eat whenever he managed to slither home. Well, as Arthur C. Clarke wrote in 2010: Odyssey Two, “All human plans [are] subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one preferred to call the powers behind the Universe.”

My big brother unit totally flipped my script. He started out by doing something I’d never seen him do before: he actually ditched his girlfriend* to spend the day with me. (😳) He busted in my room at a rather ungodly hour even for me (5AM!) and carried me kicking and screaming to the kitchen, where he planted me on a chair and proceeded to make me a huge breakfast. Then, when I was finished, he tucked me into the couch and washed the dishes (😳) and then joined me to binge-watch a few episodes of American Horror Story on Netflix. (😳) I was already in awe at the amount of thought and effort he put behind the day thus far, and if the day would have ended right there, I would have been perfectly happy.

But he wasn’t done.

Later in the day he made me dress up and took me out to eat at The Cheesecake Factory (😳), then to a movie (What Men Want is fucking hilarious!), and then, to top everything off, after I got out of the shower he tucked me into the couch again and settled in next to me. He then reached under the cushion and gave me a gift I had no clue he bought (which is strange, because I hack his Amazon account on the regular to see what he’s up to): a brand-new Kindle Paperwhite! (😳) I fucking love it. If you don’t have one yet, you really should. Amazon even has it so you can make monthly payments on it!

I spent the rest of the night cuddled into him while he watched television, setting up/hacking the shit out of my Kindle.

It was hands down the best Valentine’s Day I have ever had. Why can’t more men – hell, any man – be like him?! 😭

Anyway, there you have it: My Valentine’s Day. It fucking rocked. 🤘 Hopefully, yours did too!



“I try to live my life as honestly as I can, and the last thing I want is to pretend to be something I’m not. To pretend to myself I am a sex symbol would somehow be dishonest. I’d feel, in my heart, that I were behaving artificially and that’s the last thing I want to do.”

– Cherie Lunghi


* He didn’t really ditch her as I thought, I found out later: they celebrated Valentine’s Day on the 13th at my brother’s insistence, because he knew mine always sucked. He wanted to make this one different, memorable. He definitely did that!


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  1. Lamar on 21st February 2019 at 9:03 pm

    That’s very amazing and such a better Valentine’s Day than mine and it was really boring. So much for being single. 😭

  2. Kerem on 21st February 2019 at 11:09 pm

    I’ve managed to jump from 13th to 15th without even living in the day of Valentine (don’t ask how its a mind trick requires long term dedicated meditation). For a long while, I’m a man of my own who’s going his own way – no dates, no girlfriends; I completely given up on those long ago after I realize majority of relationships based on some benefits; there’s always a catch and no chick out there were after me because of my personality or even talents. And Valentine’s Day in modern world is nothing but taking the advantage of those relationships based on benefits which is I think what throw-away society exactly deserves since they do the same when they “done” with the person they are in relationship with.

    • Alexa Nichols on 22nd February 2019 at 7:56 am

      You know, for English not being your first language you sure are articulate! 😅 One day, my dear friend, all your wishes will come true. I promise. 💖

  3. Richiue on 22nd February 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Glad you had a great Valentine’s Day, Alexa. You deserved it!

    But what happened to Rebecca?


  4. Attila on 22nd February 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Glad you broke the cycle, and spent V-Day with someone who truly loves you. The only thing I would have done differently would be to add “Ginger Snaps” or one of the sequels to the movie-list.

    • Alexa Nichols on 25th February 2019 at 11:58 am

      I LOVE THAT MOVIE! I only saw the first one (I didn’t know there were more), but I immediately claimed it as mine when it was done. 😅

      • Attila on 25th February 2019 at 12:23 pm

        “Ginger Snaps II” and “Ginger Snaps Back”. There were two sequels produced but I’ve only viewed one of them (the latter). I enjoyed watching “Ginger Snaps Back”. It had the same werewolf curse following the two sisters but takes place 150 years back in time at an isolated fur-trading stockade in northern Canada. It’s worth an evening.

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