The Geeky Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Singledom
Call it lucky or unlucky to be single on Valentine’s Day, but one thing is certain. There really isn’t a whole lot of game plans out there for what to do when you are in fact single. Since I am somewhat of a professional when it comes to being single, I thought I would share my day with you. This is how a geek girl gets along on the coupling holiday of Valentine’s Day.
You may not have to get dressed up or fancy for anybody in particular. You may not even be feeling the desire to dress up to give yourself a little perk. I valued comfort over pretty for my day, and one adorable pair of pantaloons so to speak later, I did make sure my ass at least felt sexy and festive.
My next plan for the day was to head out and see the closest thing I have to a significant other. My job.
Yeah, I am aware of the sadness of this, but, alas, it is my reality.
After that horrid affair, the plan was to have one of my besties come over and I would cook dinner. I got lazy and tired by the time I got home and easily convinced myself and my bestie to go for something much better, a local pizza and pasta joint that is horrifically close to my humble abode. While I was waiting to pick up my bestie, I put on the first of my holiday traditions, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I watch the Valentine’s Day episode from season 2 every year, Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered.
Giles: Valentine’s Day. Yes, um, “Angel nails a puppy to the-“
Buffy: Skip it.
Giles: Ye- but…
Buffy: I don’t wanna know. I don’t have a puppy. Skip it.
I love me some Buffy.
I now had food and good company, after running out to pick up both. I had planned on showing you a picture of my amazing and tasty baked spaghetti, but I was so hungry that I ate it before I remembered I needed to take a photo. Hunger struggles. I can say that it was cheesy and spaghetti goodness. While we ate, I put on my next tradition for the holiday of love, horror movie.
I know, how cynical of me. I’ve been doing it forever. I at least try to stay in the spirit of the holiday. First up was Valentine. Yep, that slasher flick from 2001. I already knew who the killer was the moment I saw the preview all those years ago. There was simply only one man that could wear a trench coat like that, and that logic was sound.
Once that ended, I pulled out the V-Day treats that I bought for myself and the bestie. Ice cream and chocolates. Since I was about to put on My Bloody Valentine, I thought I would do a quick snuggle with the fakest boyfriend I will ever have. Sigh. Though that thing can seriously scare the hell out of me when I’m not paying attention as I stroll to my bedroom.
My friend and I spent most of the time trying to will the Dean Winchester into Jensen Ackles. I knew how the movie ended, but this was the first viewing for my friend. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that her fake boyfriend was three fries short of a happy meal in this little movie. This realization prompted the debate of would you still date him. Sadly, my hesitation was little longer than hers. The man is fine, and that is a tough decision.
This was my little Valentine celebration. You may not have a special someone to celebrate with the holiday, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a good time. In the end, it is a big excuse to love and pamper yourself. So Happy Belated Valentine’s Day my fellow nerds and geeks, and if you find yourself single next year, there is always some type of fun to be had. Special thanks to my bestie, Mecca! It was the best way to spend the day.