Okay, as I've said before, if it wasn't for my son(it's his birthday), I would have nothing to do with Valentine's day.

So with that said, what else is there to do, other than spend the day/night trying hopelessly to create an atmosphere of love, romance and spontaneity,  on a day that everyone "expects" it?  It kind of defeats the purpose in a way, doesn't it?

I would like to know what else Billings has to offer those that want to avoid the pressure of this love sick day.   So,  I came up with my own list of ideas of things that I'd rather do  than celebrate Valentine's Day with the masses. You can do any of these by yourself, a spouse or mix it up and bring your friends too.

  1. Go bowling.  Nothing really romantic about this(although someone out there will try to make it so)  Just fun, plain and simple.
  2. Catch a scarey movie at the theater or at home.  Important notice: Must be a scarey one, not a chick flick.  Don't defeat the purpose by watching some Nicholas Sparks tragedy.
  3.  Read a book.  I love to read.  I love going to book stores and could get lost there for hours.
  4. Stay home, make dinner, hang out with the kids, watch t.v., go to bed.
  5. Take the kids somewhere fun.  Geyser Park, Mc Donalds, etc. and let them choose.

It's not like I'm not a romantic person.  I love it just as much as the next woman.  However, I do have a problem with the media and the masses putting so much pressure to show your love on one specific day.  I think that it should be shown everyday.  I think that spontaneity should be just that...spontaneous.  I hate the pressure.  Am I crazy here?

Comment below and let me know what you think.  What do you like to do on Valentine's Day?  Can you convince me that it's day worth celebrating?