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Happy Valentine's Day!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by MaryKB, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. MaryKB

    MaryKB Warlord

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    I know I'm a bit early, but it's coming up in just a few hours.

    Are you spending the day with anyone special? Do you have any big plans?

    I'm looking forward to this for the first time in quite a few years. My fiance has to work tomorrow, so we'll be celebrating tonight; I'm making a pizza, I bought some champagne, and we'll watch a movie. I'll also give him his gifts, and I'm looking forward to what he got for me.

    Last month I started giving him hints I would like jewelry, so I'll see if he picked up on that.
     
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  2. Phrossack

    Phrossack Armored Fish and Armored Men

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    Going to a bar to meet with a group for drinks and food. It's just the 14th for me, always has been. If anything, the commercialism and PDAs bug me.
     
  3. Synsensa

    Synsensa Warlord Retired Moderator

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    February's always been a lonely month for me for as long as I can remember. I've never done anything for Valentine's Day, and across a wide spectrum of different lifestyles I've somehow always been single at this time.

    Sucks. I'd like to be a part of it. Alas, it is not to be so.
     
  4. Lexicus

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    I got my gf some chocolates because she told me Valentine's day is important to her (I would have done something more involved/better than this but she has classes and so can't do anything that day).

    I actually kind of hate it, IMO it's a marketing construct designed to get people to buy crap they don't need at wildly inflated prices. For example apparently getting restaurant reservations on V-Day is like two or three times as much money as it would normally be.
     
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  5. Synsensa

    Synsensa Warlord Retired Moderator

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    Everything is marketing. Just make your girlfriend feel loved, ya loon.
     
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  6. Lexicus

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    The problem is that there are all these advertisers and PR flacks out there trying to convince people that they need [insert product here] to feel loved. And it's working...
     
  7. SS-18 ICBM

    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Happy S.A.D.!
     
  8. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Thread Killer Moderator

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    It's just a made up card holiday designed to benefit Hallmark, florists and jewelry stores.

    And yes, I am single.
     
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  9. shadowplay

    shadowplay your ad here

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    I really like those little cinnamon hearts.
     
  10. rah

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    Say screw them all and cook your partner a nice meal.
    I will be serving my famous Veal stew served over a cheese stuffed polenta base.
    The stew is a tomato based sauce so the color is appropriate for the holiday.
    And I can shape the polenta base into a heart. ;)
    With finely chopped spinach sauted in butter and diced onions. on the side.
     
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  11. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Nothing tomorrow, but fingers crossed for a date on Sunday :)
     
  12. inthesomeday

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    My gf and I are going for a show at a prestigious local theatre, for which the tickets would be something like $200; luckily she has a gift card from her dad. Before that I’m taking her to a $120 dinner.

    I think the tickets would be the same price regardless of the occasion, but dinner for two at the restaurant we’re going to would ordinarily be only about $50. However they have a special 3-course Valentine’s menu and as far as I know they’re the only vegan restaurant in the city to do so, so it may be a bit more understandable.
     
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  13. Cheetah

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    I really need to try out Tinder and those other dating apps...
     
  14. metatron

    metatron deplorable ally

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    1. Valentine's day is evil:



    2. No, it really is:

    Well...
    Plus side: Ireland caved by now.
    The key to happiness: Low expectations. :)
     
  15. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Entangled Retired Moderator Supporter

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    My wife is in St. Louis spending the week with her new love!
     
  16. Lemon Merchant

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    I'm afraid to ask, but I hope this new love is not a person. Or she's your ex-wife?
     
  17. Birdjaguar

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    Her year old granddaughter....
     
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  18. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Probably get Indian take out and play video games by myself, or finally get around to finishing up a book I've been reading. (The Assassination of Lumumba, some happy light reading.)
    It isn't even a Friday so I can't break out my 10% ABV Russian beer and feel sorry for myself.
     
  19. Lemon Merchant

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    Ah, then that's a good thing! :clap:
     
  20. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    Renewing my vehicle registration.
     
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