I cannot say that I'm particularly saddened by the abrupt exit of Hotel Sierra from my life, but it strikes me that this is the perfect pretext to revive a Secret Base tradition that I never meant to let wither—the post-Valentine's Day week of bitter, heartbroken, anti-love R.B.D.S.O.T.D.
Valentine's Day '14, Part I & '14, Part II
Valentine's Day '13 | Valentine's Day '12
Valentine's Day '11 | Valentine's Day '10
Valentine's Day '09 | Valentine's Day '08
Valentine's Day '07 | Valentine's Day '06
Valentine's Day '05 | Valentine's Day '04
The Rebel Black Dot Anti-Valentine's Song of the Day
William Shatner, "Ideal Woman" from Has Been (T.L.A.M.)
Commentary: As I wrote in '12, "Welcome to the meanest week in the R.B.D.S.O.T.D.'s whole year."
"I want you to be you.
Don't change because you think I might like you to be different,
I fell in love with you.
I don't want you blonde,
I don't want you not to swear, not to sweat.
It's you I fell in love with:
Your turn of phrase,
Your irrational moods—
Well, maybe that could go…"