Thursday, February 11, 2016

Writers After Dark — Episode III: Valentine's v. Halloween

Love is in the air . . . so are frowns.

While there are some of us who bask in the pinkness and the heart-filled world that explodes right about now, there are others who are just plain annoyed.

Let's face it: 
Valentine's day is just not for everyone. 
Probably, especially, if you're single. 

As a non-single person, sure, it's nice to have a great date with my sweetheart. It's wonderful that he wants to show me he appreciates me . . . but well, must it be when Hallmark says it must be done? I mean, I won't say no to chocolate goodies, but . . . on the other hand, there's Halloween. When everyone can have candy, chocolate, put on their "fat pants" and be happy. Even those who are single. 

What side are you on? 
Yay or Nay to Valentine's Day?
Would you rather Halloween?

Well, here's Raymond's and my take on these two holidays, which I'm happy to say went off way better than our last episode . . . maybe not as funny, but better for our sanity. Actually, maybe you should compare them and decide for yourself. I may or may not have been under the influence of shots ;)

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  1. I don't really celebrate Halloween or do anything for it anymore. I show my wife love every day but I do get her something extra for Valentine's Day. Not a card though. Sorry, Hallmark.

  2. I think we should celebrate every day with the people we love and celebrate Valentine's Day too.

  3. I don't really care much for VDay. The fact that hubby and I go out to eat regularly makes going out a not-so-special occasion. I told him the other day I don't care for the holiday, but every once in a few years, flowers do make me feel special.

  4. I'm not much for Halloween. My feelings about Valentine's Day -- and don't you hate it when people say Valentimes? -- depends on whether or not I have a girlfriend when it rolls around. Then, I like it and celebrate it.

  5. Halloween wins for sure. I think I love it so much because my daughter and I usually do something fun. Neither me or my wife care much for Valentines. Just a waste of money and this year the weekend is about Deadpool and Walking Dead, no room for hearts and flowers, unless one is being eaten in the other.

  6. I prefer Halloween, but really I'm a fan of any excuse to eat chocolate. :)

  7. I have no idea how you kept a straight face during most of that. OH my goodness.

  8. Jamie and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day, so I much prefer Halloween.

  9. I LOVE Halloween! We just go to dinner for Valentine's Day. Come to think of it, we usually just go to dinner for Halloween these days, too. We don't even get trick-or-treaters anymore. But I usually spend the day watching ghost-hunting shows or other scary ghost-themed shows. I just love the spirit of that holiday. Valentine's Day is just...eating.

  10. I suppose they do have things in common candy, stories built around them and they are both holiday's. V-day does have chocolate covered strawberries, lol, but the costumes and haunted houses are what make Halloween the winner in my book.
    Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

  11. I just like Halloween more because the holiday's more creative as a whole. You get to dress up as whatever you want and play pretend, get scared by monsters at a haunted house, etc. Valentine's Day is like, hey, you know how you treat your wife to a romantic dinner and flowers sometimes? Well, do that again on this one specific day.

    The wife and I spent ours eating chicken wings and playing video games. That was a damn good time for both of us.

  12. Halloween for me. Your comment that everyone gets to eat candy and put on fat pants clinches it! Although sadly I find myself reaching for my fat pants way too often. :D

  13. I really think it boils down to attitude. Valentines day isn't necessarily all about romance. It's about love. Everyone has someone they love or who loves them--even if it's just a sibling, a cousin, a friend, a parent, a nephew... I find when people are unhappy, they're focusing on the wrong things, or they need more sunshine. COME TO FLORIDA. WE HAVE PLENTY.