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For me, Valentines Day is.......

  • A very big deal! I go all out! Love it!!!

    Votes: 11 21.2%
  • I jump through the hoops or face the judgement.

    Votes: 2 3.8%
  • I can take it or leave it.

    Votes: 14 26.9%
  • Nada, its just another man-made holiday.... with candy

    Votes: 25 48.1%

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Focus twice, shoot once
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Its time for yet another holiday that causes people to buy/spend too much, eat too much candy and say things they may not really mean. The pressure to "show the love" or be a jerk.

Me? I don't want Teddy Bears, DeBeers or Kay's Diamonds, or any diamonds (not enough color for me), sappy cards that say things like "Darling" and "Sweetheart"......who talks like that other than people from the 50's.

I feel the love 365/24-7. :D

My special (Valentine) day is June 2, 1984, our wedding anniversary.:D

Oh, yesterday I saw the local Walmart stocking St. Pat's stuff already!!! Thats crazy:rolleyes:



What are your thoughts on this holiday?
 

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Valentine's is also the same day me and the boy started dating. So we got a 2 in 1. It's a reason to give a present and remind the other that you care about them. But I agree with spiru; you better have that love all the time, not just one day out of the year!
 

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all I know is I put more into this holiday than I get out of it...that's not a reflectionon my significant other, it's snapshot of the expectations that popular culture puts on the GUYS to get for the GIRLS. Think about it....it's not like all Craftsman tools go on sale to honor the day, am I right?
 

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Kickeroo said:
all I know is I put more into this holiday than I get out of it...that's not a reflectionon my significant other, it's snapshot of the expectations that popular culture puts on the GUYS to get for the GIRLS. Think about it....it's not like all Craftsman tools go on sale to honor the day, am I right?
mmm yeah I can agree with that. The media makes it so it's kinda a gal's holiday, but it's all how you make it. If the girl is all about "gimme my diamonds and flowers and candy and make me feel like princess", then I hate that. Screw the media and what they say the holiday is, make it for each other! If you're single, then show your friends some love. Show some strangers some love. I'm not all hippie peace and love (far from it in fact) but it shouldn't be all about the girlfriend or wife.
 

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I bought the boy 2 pretty cool presents, one is something that he needs and v-day is just a good day to give it on (instead of one of those random "here's a present just because" days). I dunno, the timing just worked out well this year.

Don't be a negative nancy, fowvay!
 

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I've always loved Valentine's Day, and I've only actually been with someone 1 Valentine's Day so far (last year and this year will be #2!). My mom always made it a fun little holiday when we were little. When we'd come downstairs for breakfast before going to school, there was always a little gift for my brother and I at our places. Nice memories! :)
 

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VDay SUCKS!! It's a carpy (wo)man-made excuse for card and candy and flower companies to rape men's wallets and drain every ounce of sincere feeling from genuinely good men. Why women eat it up is beyond me. Next VDay i'm sending a rotting pig's heart to all of my exes.

Bite me VDay!!
 

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I'm not a flowers/candy/cards kinda girl, but I'm partial to a nice, special dinner for just the two of us. It's not a day to show someone how much you love them, but a day to spend with the person you love :)
Valentine's Day 2004 we ate dinner at the top of the CN Tower. This year will be at Gallagher's Steak House inside NYNY Casino :)
 

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Ode to Valentine's Day
Hearts and roses and kisses galore...
What the hell is that schtuff for
People get mushy and start acting queer
It's definitely the most annoying day of the year.
This day needs to get the hell over with and pass.
Before I shove a dozen roses up Cupid's *&^.
I'll spend the day so drunk I can't speak
And wear all black for the rest of the week.
Guys act all sweet but soon it will fade…
For all they are doing is trying to get laid.
The arrow cupid shot at me must not have hit,
Because I think love is a bunch of $#!+.
So there's my story... what can I say…
Love bites Butt... SCREW VALENTINE'S DAY!

Yeah im a little bitter around valentines day :p
 

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Well, RK's dad & step-mom and my brother & his wife were married on Valentine's Day, another couple we know was married on Feb 11, and my grandfather {God rest his soul:angel:} was born on Valentine's Day 1899, so we have been able to focus on more than the usual Valentine's Day gimmickry.

I'll probably pick up something for RK:kiss: but I agree that people should show the love every day...and we certainly do.:D

btw...pitchers and catchers report next week, so baseball is just around the corner.:cool:
 

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<-----No More Beetle :(
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I love Valentines Day. I never thought of it as a holiday just for women. If I happen to be in a relationship during Valentine's day I go all out. But then again I'm the kind of person that likes to buy things for the person I'm with for no reason at all. I like to pick up little things here and there that made me think of them and I love to see the smile on their face when I give it to them (if it's possible :rolleyes: )
I think Valentines Day is what you make it.
 

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Write it like it's hot!
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bugsy98nb said:
Ode to Valentine's Day
Hearts and roses and kisses galore...
What the hell is that schtuff for
People get mushy and start acting queer
It's definitely the most annoying day of the year.
This day needs to get the hell over with and pass.
Before I shove a dozen roses up Cupid's *&^.
I'll spend the day so drunk I can't speak
And wear all black for the rest of the week.
Guys act all sweet but soon it will fade…
For all they are doing is trying to get laid.
The arrow cupid shot at me must not have hit,
Because I think love is a bunch of $#!+.
So there's my story... what can I say…
Love bites Butt... SCREW VALENTINE'S DAY!

Yeah im a little bitter around valentines day :p
I love you! :p
 

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Valentine's day is just a nice time to show a little extra love. I usually get my husband a card and he gets one for me...but nothing more. This year I am looking forward to starting a tradition with the grandkids!! The little ones are getting bibs I made and the "big" girl--2 years old--is getting a beautiful heart necklace and bracelet and some candy.:rolleyes:
 

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bugsy98nb said:
Ode to Valentine's Day
Hearts and roses and kisses galore...
What the hell is that schtuff for
People get mushy and start acting queer
It's definitely the most annoying day of the year.
This day needs to get the hell over with and pass.
Before I shove a dozen roses up Cupid's *&^.
I'll spend the day so drunk I can't speak
And wear all black for the rest of the week.
Guys act all sweet but soon it will fade…
For all they are doing is trying to get laid.
The arrow cupid shot at me must not have hit,
Because I think love is a bunch of $#!+.
So there's my story... what can I say…
Love bites Butt... SCREW VALENTINE'S DAY!

Yeah im a little bitter around valentines day :p
I love you too Jay!! :kiss: :D
 

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I'm a guy, and I enjoy Valentine's Day. We don't buy each other big expensive gifts, or candy, or anything like that. Just cards.

But we do try and do something special. A nice romantic dinner (in or out).

We do dinner/movies all that kinda stuff all year. But it's a nice time to just turn it up a notch and have something very romantic. :)

:heart:
 
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