I've never been a big fan of Valentine's Day. Ok, that's not entirely true. In grade school, when the focus was purely on glittery craft projects and heaps of sugar, I loved it.
But the adult version - a dozen red roses, sappy greeting cards, tacky "erotic" gifts - fuck no. No cherubs for me.
I'm not a cynic. I'm all for love. Just not the shrink-wrapped, mass-produced, artificially saccharine idea of "love" we are inundated with this time of year.
However, as someone who makes things that make great gifts, I have to admit it is fun to sell fucking jewelry around Valentine's Day. My love affair with the word fuck is based on its versatility, its inherent duality. So I'm excited to see *which* side of fuck wins this Valentine's Day.
Will it be the Go Fuck Yourself variety?
The classic Fuck You? You have to admit, the heart makes it pretty sweet.
Or will romance win...
I love you so fuckin much!
I fucking love you! (Keychains are great for guys and girls who don't wear much jewelry. Just sayin'.)
Right now, the romance side is slightly ahead. But not by much. As self-appointed monitor of Valentine's Day 2014 sentiments, I will let you know who comes out ahead in the end. :)