I don't know if I'm imagining things, but it seems to me that Valentine's Day is BIGGER than it used to be. It feels like they're purposely hyping the unholy crap out of it nowadays: VD has gotten to be like a miniature "holiday season" unto itself in recent years - although certainly not on the scale of Christmas or Thanksgiving. Yet back in the day, if memory serves, it was minor. Insignificant. And mainly for youngsters.
Anyhow, one year ago on this date I made it acidly clear what I think about Valentine's Day. And in those intervening 365 days, my timeless sentiments upon the topic have metamorphosed by nary a crumb in the direction of amelioration.
So travel back in time now, if you will, to 14 February, 2007: