Day: February 6, 2011

My Worst Valentine’s Day Ever, Part II

Valentine’s Day 2004: The honor of my second-worst VDay goes to my first boyfriend as well.  (Sorry.) Although I didn’t realize it at the time, I was cool when I started college.  I’d graduated high school a year early, backpacked through Europe and decorated my dorm room with maps from National Geographic.  Best of all, I had a boyfriend, and not just any boyfriend but a bone fide foreigner. When I returned to campus after the holiday break, having received a satisfactory Christmas present from my boyfriend and an official “I love you” (in French, no less!), I began to realize that I was one of the enviable.  Sure, my parents were going to send me a care package for Valentine’s Day, but I was going to get something from my boyfriend too! Mail delivery is something of a spectator sport on most college campuses— at least it was on mine, or so I thought.  The student mailboxes were housed right in the middle of main student center, between the book shop and the cafeteria …