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Valentine's Day

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by Intentioner of the Damned, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. Intentioner of the Damned Gems: 14/31
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    So, anyone else here share my opinion that Valentine's Day is a day where shops can charge more for stuff, couples go out and gloat and singles sit about and mope?

    I fit into the mope catagory. Yey for me.

    No doubt, those of you that are attatched will think otherwise.

    [edit: i should have done this as a poll. Oh well]

    [ February 14, 2003, 23:06: Message edited by: Taluntain ]
     
  2. Elios Gems: 17/31
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    Just another Halmark Holiday.
    Thank god my wife doesn't like diamonds. All she asked for was for me to cook her a nice dinner. Phew.
    Does anyone out there know how Valentince's day actually started? Hmmmm?
     
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    Yep, i'm a moper too. I'm one of the many without :love: .

    Elios, I think it was invented by Card companies or something like that...

    [ February 14, 2003, 11:32: Message edited by: Z-Layrex ]
     
  4. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I got some cards today! Wheee! But I rather got them on a regular day. Valentine's Day is just an other way to make money. It's the mob who tells you to buy stuff for Valentine. I don't don't do it. If I have a special feeling for someone, then I buy her some stuff on a regular day: Less expacted, Best Impression.

    I have to admit that I like to have these cards today though. :)

    Edit:
    Google tells: This day of romance has roots in several different legends that have found their way to us through the ages. One legend goes that the Romans threw a priest named Valentine in prison for his teachings. On February 14, Valentine was beheaded not only because he was Christian, but also because he had supposedly cured the jailer's daughter of her blindness. The night before he was executed he wrote her a farewell letter, signing it "From Your Valentine."
    Another legend has it that Valentine was an Italian bishop who lived about the same time as the priest Valentine. He was imprisoned because he secretly married couples, against the laws of the Roman emperor. He was burned at the stake.

    An other comment: "Valentine's Day is the day that you tell someone that you love him/her."
    Why only on Valentine's Day??

    [ February 14, 2003, 11:56: Message edited by: Master of Nuhn ]
     
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    I usually spend the day boosting the revenues of local flower peddlers, but other than that there will be no presents and no cards. (And I think my girlfriend would lecture me on 'the horrors of capitalism' and 'we must never blindly follow the path of least resistance' if I did, and frankly, I'm not sure I would survive that).

    There will be flowers, wine and some serious gloating. :evil: ;) (j/k)

    :hippy:

    [ February 14, 2003, 12:16: Message edited by: Faded ]
     
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    I think my grilfriend got it right:

    When I got out of the shower this morning, there was a card and an packet of Rollos with just the last one in it waiting on my pillow...

    Very nice! :love:
     
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    I'm the moper and that's the way I like it. No need to do useless gifts. Only thing I gave was a self-made card with 9 Nazgul on it for my bestfriend. :D
     
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    I'm neither a moper or a celebrater. I really could give two flips anymore. I bought myself some cheap roses yesterday ($5 for 18 of them, I love working at the grocery store) and I'm going to buy my mom a bottle of wine and call it a day. I think the idea is kinda sweet, but it places too much emphasis on having a significant other, and to be frank, I've never had a significant other on Valentine's Day.
     
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    I'm happily attached but still of the mind that Valentine's Day is an occcession for raising prices on sentimental trinkets. Velcro has told me many times that I can expect flowers on any day of the year EXCEPT V-day! ;)

    I did send out a bunch of cards, mostly signed from my son. Grandparents and aunts like that sort of thing.
     
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    Here in Finland Valentine's day hasn't even got anything to do with the traditional lover's day as it does in the US for example. Here it's just something to remind you of your friends. So, I can't really relate.
     
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    @Rallymama: V-day sounds like D-day ;)

    @Intentioner, Z-Layrex: Mope as well, count me in. This very day evening I'll be drinking over my abstinent friend's birthday with only another guy. A bottle or two for the Lovers Day. Then probably joining another group of my friends at the party in some banana club. Watching joyful aloof pairs and drinking again. Marvellous, isn't it?

    Anyone noticed St.Valentine is the patron of those in love and the psychically ill? :)
     
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    Loerand My heart holds no fear for death

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    I'm without :love: too, so I better play BG2 tonight. Or maybe someone come over ;)
     
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    In the lovey dovey sense, I am in the mope gategory. The guy I have a crus on has a crush on my preppie "friend" who has a crush on another guy, who has a crush on my devoted christian/hippie friend, who apparently might have a crush on another guy, who has a crush onmy PREPPI friend.... Can we say no happy couples?

    I also celebrate today in the friends sense, seeing as I am a Finn, and thusly, I give a MASSIVE HUG to all of you here in SP... you are the coolest :)

    (you know who... the valentineless)
     
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    I don't particularly care about Valentine's Day. I'm not currently in a relationship, so that makes it nothing important for me, but even if I were, I wouldn't do anything special about it. I will love the person as much as normal, and I prefer surprising my loved one with extra attention/gifts instead of doing it on a set day.
     
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    Another moper here...
     
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    And yet another, maybe. Argh! Can´t decide if I should stay at home and sleep well, or get to a nightclub and meet people. You know, I bet my valentine day´s :love: girl :love: is just waiting there...

    *Taps fingers* -15 C + 3 km... Yeah, I´m a bit lazy. Someone give me a good kick right now!

    [ February 14, 2003, 20:50: Message edited by: Virne ]
     
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    One size 41 boot to the butt, coming right up!

    Get movin', already! :)
     
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    I've only ever celebrated Valentine's day in the friend sense, we might get each other sweets or drinks and hang out that night, talk about the good times, play some soccer or foosball. I'm a nomadic sort, going to a school where people come and go every year, so we make the best out of it and celebrate.
     
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    Valentine's day is commmercial crap!
     
  20. Master of Nuhn

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    Hail Velcro!!

    You're not gonna tell me you agree with me AGAIN, now are you, Faragon? ;)
     
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