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The Godfather
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Feb 14, 2011, 10:20 AM
 
I just wanted to be simpathetic with all of youse, on this Hallmark fabricated "Holiday".

Today is just another day.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 10:21 AM
 
Maybe it's the economy but I've never seen a year where I've heard so many people comment they don't give a shit.

Edit: and I'll second your fake holiday bullshit.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 10:23 AM
 
If there is anything more annoying than ooey-gooey in lurve couples on Valentine's Day, it's the people who aggressively proclaim how much they don't care about it.

"One ticket to Washington, please. I have a date with destiny."
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 10:25 AM
 
A perfect getway is only 1x or 2x AAPL shares; I think that the cupid marketing machine has become ineffective in our age bracket (aka not teens).
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 10:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
If there is anything more annoying than ooey-gooey in lurve couples on Valentine's Day, it's the people who aggressively proclaim how much they don't care about it.
I don't think anyone here is proclaiming they don't care about it, if that's what you're remarking.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 10:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I don't think anyone here is proclaiming they don't care about it, if that's what you're remarking.
Really, I could have sworn that's what the "just another day" "bullshit" was about. Perhaps "aggressively" was too strong a word. Actively, maybe.

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Feb 14, 2011, 10:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Really, I could have sworn that's what the "just another day" "bullshit" was about. Perhaps "aggressively" was too strong a word. Actively, maybe.
Eh, we care enough to call bull when we see it.

Really, I hate fake commercial holidays. If you love someone there's no reason you can't do it any other day of the year. Hell, to me the spontaneity makes it a much more meaningful act.

It's at this point I should count my luck that all my post HS SOs were equally down on Valentine's.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 10:38 AM
 
My current g/f actually specifically told me not to get her anything, which is good for me because I hate going to those types of stores anyways.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 10:42 AM
 
I got a bj for the price of a hallmark card so I win.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 10:48 AM
 
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I got a bj for the price of a hallmark card so I win.
Boy even the hookers are dropping their prices !!!
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 10:59 AM
 
Or Hallmark has raised theirs.

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Feb 14, 2011, 11:05 AM
 
Went to eat at Bistro Montage on Saturday, spent more than twice what I expected to spend.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 11:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Went to eat at Bistro Montage on Saturday, spent more than twice what I expected to spend.
Should have gone to Chili's.

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Feb 14, 2011, 11:11 AM
 
I thought montages were supposed to reduce costs, not double them.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 11:28 AM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Should have gone to Chili's.
There was a Subway next door that I suggested we go to instead but she declined.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 11:30 AM
 
I'm expecting the usual card, and that's ok. Trying to be frugal. Babysitters are expensive.

That restaurant looks nice Laminar. Ah, I remember those days.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 11:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
If you love someone there's no reason you can't do it any other day of the year. Hell, to me the spontaneity makes it a much more meaningful act.
This. I abhor birthdays and holidays. I shower my partner with love and gifts... at my discretion ... not because of an arbitrary date on the calendar.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 11:47 AM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
If there is anything more annoying than ooey-gooey in lurve couples on Valentine's Day, it's the people who aggressively proclaim how much they don't care about it.
Lurve , oh lurve?
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Feb 14, 2011, 01:55 PM
 
On my FaceSpace just...

The best thing about today is the half price chocolate tomorrow! Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Or should I say "Happy Half Price Chocolate Eve"..
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
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Feb 14, 2011, 03:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
There was a Subway next door that I suggested we go to instead but she declined.
There's nothing more romantic than a big 12" meatball sub next to a tuna melt.

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Feb 14, 2011, 04:01 PM
 

Slick shoes?! Are you crazy?!
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 04:04 PM
 
Win.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 07:03 PM
 
My wife is making me a heart-shaped meatloaf for dinner. Now that is love.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 07:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by WhaMe View Post
My wife is making me a heart-shaped meatloaf for dinner. Now that is love.
I would do anything for love, but I won't do that.

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Feb 14, 2011, 07:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
There was a Subway next door that I suggested we go to instead but she declined.
Lam, I think it would be nice if we could get a good pic of you eating a sub or any other type of food.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 07:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
I would do anything for love, but I won't do that.
Laughing out loud. MEATLOAF!!! GET IT!!!!!
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 09:28 PM
 
Bwaaa haaa haaaa haaa! Outstanding references, folks.

I don't know that Hallmark "created" this as a holiday. It is, after all, an old Catholic feast day. But greeting card companies sure have helped make it a bigger thing. And it's not only big in our culture; it's huge in Japan too, with different customs.

As for the romance part, I get my wife a card as an excuse to be mushy with her. I get her flowers whenever, I get her chocolate whenever. I give her cards that say "I love you" whenever. Today I just do it with the rest of the crowd. Or rather, the rest of the crowd give these sorts of gifts with ME.

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Feb 14, 2011, 09:58 PM
 
ghporter, make a fancy handwritten note that says "you're loved" roll it up and tie it with a ribbon in her favorite color; and place it under her pillow for her to find when she wakes.
     
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Feb 14, 2011, 10:56 PM
 
Thanks for the suggestion, but I've already done something else "different." Plus we spent the whole weekend doing "couple things" - more than we would on any other random weekend. It's been a good Valentine's thing for both of us this time around.

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Feb 15, 2011, 12:15 AM
 
I guess our definitions of "whenever" are different.
     
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Feb 15, 2011, 08:00 AM
 
Mine, in this context, is "fairly regularly, without any specific date or external reason." We used to live a few blocks from a small flower shop; I'd buy some flowers for my wife on average once or twice a week on my way home from work. I've just sort of kept that tradition going-though not quite as regularly.

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Feb 16, 2011, 11:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
I would do anything for love, but I won't do that.
You just made me do an actual, physical facepalm. Complete with *graon* and everything. In case you’re wondering, graoning is what you do when you groan at particularly bad jokes.
     
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Feb 16, 2011, 12:06 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Went to eat at Bistro Montage on Saturday, spent more than twice what I expected to spend.
We went to Raccoon River Brewery. They catered our wedding at Hotel Ft DSM, so that place had some nice personal significance. Last year we went to 801 Steak and Chophouse -- great food, but REALLY pricey.

She said she would've been happy with Overtime on 86th St, though; they've got the best onion rings in town.
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Feb 16, 2011, 02:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
I would do anything for love, but I won't do that.
Wow...well played.
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Feb 16, 2011, 06:52 PM
 
Originally Posted by Oneota View Post
We went to Raccoon River Brewery. They catered our wedding at Hotel Ft DSM, so that place had some nice personal significance. Last year we went to 801 Steak and Chophouse -- great food, but REALLY pricey.
Well Bistro Montage was the second most we've ever spent at a restaurant (the first was Fogo de Chão).

She said she would've been happy with Overtime on 86th St, though; they've got the best onion rings in town.
I was there for a company get-together a year or so ago, might have to go back and try the onion rings.
     
   
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