I am usually as leery of Valentine’s as I am of Christmas. But I’m not immune.
So I wanted to give a shout out not only to my romantic interest (hi, Elaine!), but to my platonic loves as well.
Friends of mine, you are awesome. I am blessed by a wonderful circle of friends with whom I can be the analytical jerk that I am without censure. And for whom, I would totally punch a dude or engage in petty theft, if asked. Please don’t ask.
Family members, you also rock, but in a less immediate sense. You usually rock from afar, but are always supportive of my various life efforts, always willing to throw down in a game of Pinochle or a marathon of Lord of the Rings, and always willing to pick me up from Boston and then feed me.
I love you guys and gals.