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I'm recently single, So I was already hitting the break up songs when I found this contest and my inner monologue was like "ummmmmm YAS Queen"!!! I like to think that I have several different sides to myself (as do most Queens) so here's a sample of what them sides be jamming to these days…
Easy as 1,2,3 (4,5!)
Easy as 1,2,3 (4,5!) Although designed as a day to celebrate relationships for those lucky enough to struck by Cupid’s arrow, the international day of love can just as easily make you feel ashamed or embarrassed to be alone. Overtime we’ve bought into the idea that Valentine's Day is a day about love for others and others love for us, rather than an overall celebration of just love.
In time with my vintage baby blue kitchen timer, I vigorously scrub the dye from the spaces and lines that make up my fingerprints. The plastic shower cap traps all of the moisture while my locks steep. The heat and humidity radiating is like a temperate rainforest, all of it trapped inside my terrarium crown. Unsure of what this “Extreme Teal” will transform my mixture of sand and saffron strands into, I daydream of tides and sea foam.
14 Myth-Busting Anti-Valentine's Day Musical Anthems
I think it was Ernest Hemingway who wrote the mindful verses: "If my Valentine you won't be, I'll hang myself on your Christmas tree." Thus, let's dive into the holiday spirit; but please mind your masks!
The Lonely Hearts (and Proud to be!) Songs
Whether you have recently been through a break-up or are someone who has always disagreed with the commercialization of Valentine’s Day, then I have the playlist for you. Blast it while you’re doing your weekly self-care routine or while you’re driving in your car knowing that the only person’s agenda you need to subscribe to is your own. Here are some songs to get you started:
Valentine Your Way
Valentine’s Day was always so odd to me growing up. Maybe that was simply because I wasn’t overly romantic. Or maybe it was because I found the idea of giggling while your secret crush opens your anonymous letter a tad childish. Or maybe it was simply because I didn’t understand why people suddenly loved their partner more on this one particular day. Even when I got into a relationship, I was determined not to celebrate Valentine’s Day and be that mushy couple that everyone secretly, or perhaps not-so-secretly, detests. But every year my boyfriend (now husband)’s mother would push him to organise some cute surprise for me, and we’d have a nice but relatively low-key day together. It made me realise that, yes, it is just another day in the year and, no, celebrating it doesn’t mean you love your partner anymore, but the day can be whatever you make it!
How the Women of County Music Celebrate Anti-Valentine’s Day.
To say not everyone loves Valentine’s Day would be an understatement. For every person who believes in the power of Cupid and his arrow, there are two more who think Cupid is just a baby in a diaper brandishing a crossbow.
Love Stinks (Yeah, Yeah)
As a 90's kid, my earliest memories of feeling emotions through the power of music were of staring wistfully out of the window with my Discman headphones on from the comfort of mum and dad's car. Avril Lavigne sang directly into my soul about her latest breakup drama, and I could pretend I was the sad girl from the film clip - which was even easier to do if it was a miserable, rainy day.
27 Essential Songs for Your Anti-Valentine’s Day Playlist
Love. Love is the most potent drug to quit. Even when we are mistreated, we stay. Why is being in love so addicting? Dr. Stanton Peele Ph.D writes that love is more addictive than seven other drugs: cocaine, alcohol, valium, heroin, cigarettes, and even potato chips.
How to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Your Grandfather's Deathbed
Step One: Answer the Call Take the red eye on Friday night (post eye surgery – so a true red eye, red eye) to Boston from San Diego to visit your dying grandfather.
I've been single for years now, and have no need to do anything involving valentines day. Most people think that it's sad or even crazy for a guy like me to be single, or even not to celebrate valentines day. Shoot, people even think I'm always lonely and junk. In all reality, I'm honestly not even remotely lonely. I just treat valentine's day like my every day life; just chill and listen to music. But for valentines day, I switch up my playlist for music.
Accepting who we are
I strongly believe that one should learn who they are first before getting into a romantic relationship. Figuring out who you are as an individual is very important but Valentine's day shuns that. Even as children I remembered having to hand out cards to the class and whoever got the most supposedly had the most friends. It had become a contest on who could get the most attention. Now as a twenty something child who strongly dislikes the idea of growing up I see the same thing when it comes to women. Just instead of how many cards it’s gifts.