On This Special DayAs many of you already know (or hopefully should know), today is Valentine's Day. The day of love. The day restaurants nationwide thank 5th Century African Popes for creating what is probably their best business day of the year. If you have a significant other, make sure you take the time out to express those innermost, gushy-most feelings so they know that you care. And buy them stuff...because words are not enough.
Some of you may not know that in addition to Valentine's Day today is Singles Awareness Day. Instead of spending the day out with that special someone your awareness of being single is heightened by every person you see serenaded by an acapella group, snuggled up with their lover on the shuttle, or banging against the walls next to your room. Tough...get a bottle of wine and drown those sorrows. By yourself (you ARE single).
In addition to the aforementioned two holidays today is National Condom Day (most likely for the former holiday...not the latter). In 2006, don't be one of the 15.3 million U.S. citizens that will be diagnosed with an STD (many of these people being of college age). Even worse, don't be someone who doesn't know that they have one. Like BET says, Rap-It-Up (or better yet, pen-i-cillin).
Finally, today is Race Relations Day (to some). Hug a Black person...then check for your wallet.
Hooray for interracial 99% protected when used correctly loving. Yeah...