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boo hoo, no valentine
cheers to the people who have to worry about eating all the chocolates they receive .... I wish I had that problem ... I'm sad and eating cheese
Tue. Feb 14, 8:00pm
boo hoo, poor you.
Put down the cheese and get over it. There are a lot worse things than having no Valentine.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 8:14 PM
It's a made up holiday anyway!
AND amateur night just like New Year's Eve. A bunch of dopes go out to dinner and pay inflated prices for lesser quality food because restaurants know they don't have to cater to discerning diners.
Never mind that if your boyfriend (or girlfriend) is an @ss every other day of the year, as long as the poor schmuck pays too much for some low quality roses and candy TODAY, he can buy another year of bad behavior.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 8:18 PM
okay, yay! I have no valentine!
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 8:25 PM
At work a lot of people were getting flowers delivered. Someone asked me where my flowers were (I'm married), and I said that they were in the bank account and gaining interest :)
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 9:33 PM
I agree! why spend so much money for flowers delivered to work? flashy, annoying.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 9:38 PM
Valentine's Day is a Hallmark Holiday
To OP -- I cheesed up at dinner too, lol, even though a couple of guy friends brought me unexpected presents. Confusing, but I'm definitely not complaining!
Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 10:28 PM
I am a married woman and I agree, valentine's day is definitely a made up holiday. And why do we call it a holiday. Personally I always thought it was stupid. I mean really, I would rather be taken out for no reason or given flowers or gifts just because. Its totally blown out of proportion. I feel the same about this day as much as I do about the man "having to buy the big expensive rock for an engagement ring" WTF is that about? Wouldn't you much rather have a nice chunk of money to put down on a home or something really useful. Why do women need a big rock to prove the man really loves her?
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 12:02 AM
some of us like pretty jewellry. Some like to enjoy things with no practicality. I mean, really, super sexy lingerie isn't practical, but I wear it. Heels, not so practical but I wear them. Same with fake nails and long hair. I refuse to own a pair of cotton full bottomed panties. We don't need the rock to prove he loves us, but he buys us the rock because we love the rock; because it's pretty, and sparkly-just like us. We're not always practical, and that's why some guys love us.
I'm single this valentines day, but I still like valentines day. To me, it's not that much different than mother's day or father's day, or a birthday.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 2:21 AM
To the OP; sadly Valentine's has a way of making people think they are supposed to have someone who's so in love with them; and gives you the illusion that everyone does but you. Sort of like the depression lots of people get with Christmas or other holidays. Lots of us are in ho-hum marriages and notions of romantic love seem foreign to us as well.
I love my husband, of course, but it's just not a flurry of romance, and they day provides a pressure to feel something many of us just don't feel, or just not that day. Love comes more for us in the little things, when he takes out the garbage, or brings home the garden hose I asked for, or what really turns me on, cleans up the dog poop in the yard. Or if I cook him his favorite dish. Or just when he gets up every day an works his but off to pay the bills.
Valentine's day - it's really overblown, and in reality not such a thrill for many of us. I really love the poster who said her flowers are in the bank - that's my kind of valentine! If it's love you need then call your mom or grandma or a person who you think needs a little extra attention. Get some love by giving it, and just keep it all in perspective. And hey, go ahead and have the cheese.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 4:50 AM
Happy Valentines Day To Each And Every One Of You Smart and Beautiful Ladies!!! XXXOOOOO
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 10:00 AM
to the above poster, "we're not always practical and that's why some guys love us".....
LOVE THIS! (and the rest of your post) so true.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 10:04 AM
I don't need the candy and chocolate, flowers that comes with Valentines Day all I want is to be able to wake up beside him and have another wonderful day together. I have his love, lots of hugs and kisses is better than something that is going to die or go to your hips. He's 55 and had a heart attack 1 1/2 years ago so everyday I spend with him is a holiday.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 12:01 PM
OP here, very interesting range of thoughtful responses, thank you!
But special thanks to the 4:50 am poster - your words were both a comfort and an inspiration
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 12:12 PM
I agree with the OP on the 4:50 a.m. poster. I've been married 12 years and completely understand what she meant. I think the deep love I have for my husband grows every time I look at him with our child. How he adores her and she adores him. A good father... I just can't ask for a whole lot more.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 5:33 PM
sparkly things and daily valentines
I think all the poster are on target in some respect. I think your partner needs to treat you like "their valentine" every day but it is nice to get a card or a gift without making a huge thing of 2/14. I wasn't expecting anything but got a gorgeous necklace and some of the fun for him was my surprise.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 6:01 PM
4:30 poster here, Thanks! I'm glad I could help!
Thursday, February 16, 2006, 5:48 AM
Love having the flowers in the bank growing interest! But I must say that dh outdid (<---is that a word?) himself this year. He bought ME season one of Grey's Anatomy and bought and hand delivered some simple flowers to his Mom (who's had a really bad year, beating cancer again, going through a divorce...). Just about brought her to tears. He earned mucho points!
Thursday, February 16, 2006, 11:12 AM
I made out with a hot guy on Valentine's Day
It is easy to find the single ones on V-day because they aren't out with their girlfriends. Also good nights to be single: your company party and NYE.
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