My Valentine This Year Is Netflix

Valentine’s Day, or Singles Awareness Day, is a big “holiday” in retail America. From fancy dinner and drinks, to bearing one’s significant other with gifts of flowers, stuffed animals, and chocolate, February 14th has something to offer to everyone. Everyone? Yes, everyone, even if you’re single like this fella.

So this year, I’m going to do something extraordinary on Valentine’s Day. I’m going on a date with my girlfriend, Netflix. The nerve it took me to ask her, wow, it took guts. But hey, I did it and now I have a hot date. Being in a relationship with Netflix is the best kind of relationship. This Valentine’s Day is going to rock my socks, and here’s why.

Picture by Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar on Flickr.
Picture by Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar from Flickr.

1. She’s Cheap

Instead of spending over $20 at one time on someone, Netflix only costs $7.99 a month. And it’s guaranteed monthly so there’s consistency. Consistency in a relationship is crucial, especially if you are thinking long-term. But not only is she cheap, but the quality that it gives is just outstanding compared to any dinner or movie. I’m telling you, you get to save your dough but have such a great time!

2. She’s Always There [with some exceptions]

Sometimes, you need that someone to always be there. Netflix can do that for you. For me, she has always been there for me through the funny, angry, and the emotional times. She has been a support system for me, my security blanket. You can also find her on your iPhone, iPad, Wii, your Apple TV, TV, or your laptop! There have been times when she hasn’t been there, through. One time, Netflix was down and I don’t know why! All I wanted to do was help, but she would not respond. She eventually picked herself up and life was back to normal. Other times she has not been there for me is whenever I don’t have a wifi connection, or I am in class. Let me tell you, the separation anxiety is REAL. But it can be easily resolved. When you’re there, she is too.

3. She Doesn’t Become Annoying

When you’re in a relationship with someone, you can easily get irritated, annoyed, or even angry with them about something they do or say. Netflix is different. I seldom get irritated, annoyed, and angry with her. The exception this rule is when it takes her forever to load or the picture is just not great quality. But she usually fixes these problems herself, which is quite nice! She can annoying to the point where you can’t stand to see her for a few hours, but that will pass.

4. She is Spontaneous!

At times, people just get bored because it’s the same thing every time they see each other. Netflix is just so different. Every time I’m with her, she has something different offer. Whether that’s a new episode, new season, or even new series, IT’S ALWAYS DIFFERENT! To have this in a relationship is rare, but so beneficial! It makes the relationship itself healthy and it is just bound to last forever.

5. She Never Argues

Despite that she can be annoying at times, she never argues with you. How great is it to be in a relationship where you don’t have to argue!? You can spend less time on things that don’t matter and focus that time on her. She’s a perfect significant other.

6. She Doesn’t Judge

This is so crucial in a relationship. When you’re with someone who tells you what you’re wearing isn’t looking great, you aren’t looking to hot, that’s just 1) brutal and 2) unhealthy. Netflix on the other hand doesn’t care what you’re wearing or what you look like, and she doesn’t care what you. She is there for you whenever you need her, hands-down!


7. She is “Baggage Free”

Chances are that if you have ever dated someone, there is a hint of baggage from a previous relationship. This can be good because you can communicate with your significant other and hash things out. But at times, it’s just so toxic for your relationship. How can you be with someone who still has issues with their previous significant others? Don’t fear, Netflix is here to save the day. She NEVER has baggage. Whenever you start dating, your relationship is tailored to your needs. Have you ever been in a relationship that can offer that? I didn’t think so.

So while those in relationships with others spend an unreasonable amount of time and money on their significant other this Valentine’s Day, I’m going to be economical, and the time I spend will be both quantity and quality. You can say that the relationship I’m in is, well, PERFECT.

I Heart Hope!

Happy Valentines day to all, in a relationship or not. Essentially, Hope College is my Valentine, and that’s why I heart Hope! But here’s my take on this ridiculous holiday…

“There’s no ‘us’ in Valentines Day, but there is an ‘I.’ HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ME!

Anyways, this week has been the longest short week ever. Although we only had 3 days of class, I honestly felt like we had an entire week of class. There was just so much to do; papers, homework, working, and planning. Boy am I glad it’s Friday! After class, I just have to do work for Student Congress and then it’s more homework, studying, and hanging out with some of my best friends. On the plus side, in two weeks, we will be halfway through the semester already. Time really does fly.

Today is a special day because not only is it a Visit Day, but it’s also the Nursing Showcase. Yeah, I may be a bit biased because it’s my major, but it’s such an interactive day. If you are interested in the nursing major and are on campus today, you’ll get to meet the outstanding nursing staff, and you’ll be able to go to the skills lab!!! This lab is so sweet; there are mannequins students practice their skills on so you’re ready for the clinical setting!!

If you’re here for the visit day and the nursing showcase, I truly wish that you find this campus as your future home. Please take advantages of visit day! Ask questions, talk with students and professors, and experience some Hope culture! I hope you all have super time here, and if you need any help or have questions, just DM or tweet me @HopeMarvin15HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! GOD LOVES YOU!