Twenty ‘Single’ people met at Poggio’s in Sausalito to celebrate Un-Valentine’s Day.
They came by ferry, by foot, by car and by bus to join the other ‘First Responders’ to this column’s E-vite to candidly comment and jump on the band wagon for the subliminal movement to Veto Valentines Day.
10 men and 10 women All were single and “over 50″ and had submitted their clever and candid observations,“My Anti-Valentine’s Viewpoint” in 50 words, or less.
Hilarious first, then Sweet/bittersweet aptly summarizes the 20 Valentine short stories, jokes and observations e-mailed to this column.
Dennis D. sent in a witty limerick about love, ladies, and a layaway plan.
Michele A. penned a comical story about her blind date with a Robin Williams type. Rusty recited a sweet poem he wrote in eighth grade about his broken heart.
Each Un-Valentine’s Day romantic refugee was given a small black heart to pin on their sleeve.
The “creative” name tags had a two-word summary of their ‘Hearty’ story. There was Prints Charming, Fowl Weather, Tis Better 2, Knot Sweet, and the Lyin’ in Winter.
Note to File: The name tags acted as an icebreaker and a pretty successful flirting catalyst. As everyone shared their story, the laughter became somewhat heightened. (Read: Raucous) The party was ushered to a more private area in the restaurant.
The consensus was that “The First Annual Un-Valentine’s Day Celebration” was a great un-holiday and worth un-doing again.
Happy Hearts all around.