February 16, 2010

Beautiful Day

Ah, Valentine's Day. That wonderful day when love is in the air, romance blossoms and spring is just around the corner. The Wild Animal Park would certainly have you believing in all this love and romance. Thanks to the recent abundant rains the whole county is green as can be and so welcoming to the eye. Rhinos and Cape buffalo loll in the grass like dogs, ducks have paired off and begun roaming the grounds for a suitable nest site (FYI, ducks: underneath the trolley shed is not a suitable nest site), weaver birds are furiously building their hanging masterpieces, elephants are giving birth and thousands of people spent their long weekend at the Park.

I was excited to spend this Valentine's day unattached; I had friends over for wine, dessert and Twilight with Rifftracks. And I didn't even go to bed alone: my pretty kitty cuddled with me until I had to get up for work.

Apparently Valentine's day is a gift-giving occasion.

But what I'm even more excited about is the end of jewelry commercials. They've dropped all subtlety. One that aired last week showed a man excitedly giving his woman a teapot. When she got all pissy he tried to justify it by saying all she drinks is tea. So next holiday he gives her another teapot and inside it is a diamond heart-shaped necklace. She says something to the effect of "now this shows me how much you care." So, him paying attention to her habits, knowing she likes tea, and buying a pretty teapot doesn't show he cares as much as a generic necklace every other thick-skulled douche is buying. Sad.

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