Not In The Mood For Cupid? There Are Alternatives To Valentine's Day Don't feel like celebrating Valentine's Day? Feb. 14 is also Ferris Wheel Day and National Organ Donor Day.
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Not In The Mood For Cupid? There Are Alternatives To Valentine's Day

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Not In The Mood For Cupid? There Are Alternatives To Valentine's Day

Not In The Mood For Cupid? There Are Alternatives To Valentine's Day

Not In The Mood For Cupid? There Are Alternatives To Valentine's Day

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Don't feel like celebrating Valentine's Day? Feb. 14 is also Ferris Wheel Day and National Organ Donor Day.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Now many Americans today are spending part of their income on flowers or maybe heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. But let's not forget it is not exactly sweet for everybody.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "30 ROCK")

TINA FEY: (As Liz) I met Floyd on Valentine's Day. But he left me for the city of Cleveland. And forget about Dennis. Get me drunk...

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

That's Tina Fey on the NBC sitcom, "30 Rock." And lest you think she's bitter, she still found reason to party.

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FEY: (As Liz) These cookies celebrate the February 14 birthday of Anna Howard Shaw, famed American suffragette. Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day to you, Evelyn.

SCOTT ADSIT: (As Pete) Come on.

FEY: (As Liz) A happy Anna Howard Shaw Day...

GREENE: And as it turns out, that is not the only Valentine's Day alternative out there.

MONTAGNE: February 14 is also Ferris Wheel Day.

GREENE: And National Cream-Filled Chocolate Day, which, Renee, I guess that's sort of related to Valentine's Day.

MONTAGNE: Probably related to Valentine's Day. Of course, if you're single, you can spend tomorrow spreading the word about Singles Awareness Day.

GREENE: Or how about National Friendship Day? That's what they celebrate in Finland on February 14.

MONTAGNE: If you cannot wait until tomorrow, Tina Fey's pal Amy Poehler brought a holiday to her show, "Parks And Recreation." It's for the gals out there to celebrate today.

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AMY POEHLER: (As Leslie) What's Galentine's Day? Oh, it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it breakfast style.

GREENE: Kick it breakfast style. Well, whether it's waffles and frittatas or you just want to stick with those flowers and chocolates, we hope that you have a sweet Valentine's Day.

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