I think Valentine’s Day is a crock of shit, let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. It’s something that has been forced upon us by the greeting card companies and it’s a day when roses and chocolates are twenty per cent more expensive than any other day of the year. It’s a day when boyfriends and husbands get in trouble for forgetting and wives and girlfriends get emotional for… well, who can count the reasons?

The truth is we should tell the people that we love how we feel all the time. Surprising them with flowers is a far greater symbol of love than paying for overpriced roses on the day you’re “supposed” to. (But don’t “surprise” them with flowers on February 15th – that’s just too blatant).

So, with all that in mind, my current hero is Candy Man. Who’s Candy Man? you ask. Well, he’s a guy that put one of those little ads in the paper on February 14th to tell his special lady how he felt.


What a legend. I’m not even going to hold that awful your/you’re thing against him. Full marks to Candy Man for not taking Valentine’s Day seriously at all.