2/14/10

Valentines and Condoms?

As always, I'm intrigued by unusual observances and holidays.

Well, that means I’m especially intrigued by this particular weekend.

Oh, yes, it’s Valentine‘s Day on Sunday. It’s Presidents’ Day weekend; we’ve just seen the anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln; George Washington's is soon.

Thursday was Blame Someone Else Day. Some folks celebrate that all year long – especially politicians and elected officials. Parents also hear blame-shifting year ‘round, as do teachers. After all, just about everything that goes wrong is someone else’s fault.

If blaming someone else doesn’t work, then celebrate Get A Different Name Day, which was also on Friday. Avoid consequences by changing names? Maybe so. Lots of criminals have aliases, don’t they?

Or perhaps getting a different name is tied in to Valentine’s Day. Fall in love, get married, take another name.

Most baffling, though, is one more observance that shares February 14th with Valentine’s Day.

How ironic that the 14th is National Condom Day. How’s that for something to coincide with Valentine’s Day?

The purpose of this special observance, though, is not fun and games. The American Social Health Association (ASHA) urges Americans to “Get Passionate About Prevention.”

ASHA points out that one in four Americans will contract a sexually transmitted disease at some point. That is not something to celebrate.


Now, for a few silly chuckles.  Thanks to Celie for sharing these:

Did you hear about the romance in the tropical fish tank? It was a case of guppy love.

What do you call two birds in love?
Tweethearts!

What do you call a very small valentine?
A valen-tiny!


What do farmers give their wives on Valentine's Day?
Hogs and kisses!

 
Why did the pig give his girlfriend a box of candy?
It was Valen-swine's Day!

 
Do skunks celebrate Valentine's Day?
Sure, they're very scent-imental!

Why do valentines have hearts on them?
Because kidneys would look pretty gross!

 
Why did the cannibal break up with his Valentine?
She didn't suit his taste!

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

We love because He first loved us.

5 comments:

Syd said...

Interesting stuff that you find Sherry. National Condom Day???

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Happy Valentine's day! (Hm...I think I'll stick to saying this greeting. haha)

Blessings & Aloha!
(yay! a few days off from work, so am catching up a little on my favorite blog reads... I have housework organizing and drawing orders to get to too :o)

Hillbilly Willy said...

Too much for Willy - great observations -

10-4 Willy

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OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Love this post about Valentine's day ~ Thanks for sharing! And love that I somehow landed on your Blog ~ it's great!!(Ha - I never know exactly how I get some of these places on line!!)

 
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