A Single Girl Attempting To Survive Valentine’s Season: Week 2

Dear Diary,

Things got dangerous this week, as I made the brave choice to enter Target once more. I entered this mission knowing exactly what I would be getting into: an explosion of “love,” hearts, and gifts only a lazy boyfriend would buy. But I needed to get some essentials (tampons, razors, and Lean Cuisines), and there was no way I was going to the less perilous location (Walmart) to get them.

Upon entrance I held my head high and walked past the Dollar Spot chalked full of chocolate and metal mailboxes for elementary school Valentine’s swaps. Whew. Close call. I even kept my eyes on the prize and didn’t glance over at the Valentine’s section that almost took me out last week. Just as I thought I had made it out safely, that’s when I saw it. The card section. Not so conveniently located near the beauty department, it was inevitable I’d run into it.

I thought about things logically. My grandparents mail me a card every year, so it would only make sense to return the favor and get them a card too. I began sifting through my options, and that’s when all logic was thrown out the window, and emotions began taking over. If I’m getting a card for my grandparents, I should probably get one for my parents too. Well, maybe I should get one for other people too. My sister? My brother? My best friend? Uncles? Aunts? Cousin? Just to play it safe should I get one for a boy, you know just in case?! I aborted mission, dropped everything, and scurried out of there. I thought I was ready, I was not.

Morale: Trying not to think about the inevitable breakdown that’s soon to come.

Signs Of Danger: I’ve started getting Valentine’s emails from the many stores I’ve been unfortunate enough to get on their email list. This can’t be good.

Health: Taking extra precautions and avoiding Valentine’s commercials by watching everything solely on my AppleTV.

Pray 4 me,
Pretending Not To Be Lonely Girl

To read week one of “A Single Girl Attempting To Survive Valentine’s Season” click here.

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Rachel enjoys spending her time thinking about Britney Spears, whining about being single, and thinking about Britney Spears. She doesn't take to criticism well, so be nice or so she will cry herself to sleep! Email:

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