How Was Your Valentine's Day?

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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Feb 2017, 21:27

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Personally, I think blaming commercialization is a cop-out for not celebrating the essence of a holiday. I don't really care if it's that manufactured or not if there's a true and honorable sentiment to a holiday.
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It's not really a holiday though is it? I mean, it's not as if we actually get a day off or anything.

Personally, my relationship with my wife is not configured by some need to make a demonstration of love to each other on this one day of the year. Our thing is that neither of us feel the need to play along to this particular requirement that is reinforced by commercial organisations and by tradition. I've got no problem if that's what others do, it's just not what we do. What does Feb 14th mean to us personally? Nothing in the scheme of things. We have dates like our wedding anniversary and when we actually met that mean far more.


So, on Valentine's Day do you just look at each other and say, "Does not compute?"
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby Jeemo » 15 Feb 2017, 22:52

Haven't done anything for Valentines Day since the first one after we started going out. Not stingy or anything like that just seems a bit pointless. After over 34 years as an item, it seems to have worked out ok. Neither of us have ever really bothered. Special Wedding Anniversaries are a bit different. 30 years this September.
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby martha » 15 Feb 2017, 22:57

The Great Defector wrote:You need an excuse? :shock:



Well....I kind of need an excuse to spend 50 bucks on See's Candy as opposed to a couple bucks on chocolates at the grocery store.
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Feb 2017, 23:04

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The Great Defector wrote:You need an excuse? :shock:



Well....I kind of need an excuse to spend 50 bucks on See's Candy as opposed to a couple bucks on chocolates at the grocery store.


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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby Brutal Kangaroo » 16 Feb 2017, 06:27

I baked muffins and bought flowers. I received some beer and chocolates, we played Mega Drive. We had a ball :)
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby Copehead » 16 Feb 2017, 09:48

Toby wrote:We don't celebrate it but don't begrudge those who do. Like all festivals, their appropriation for commercial purposes just makes me a bit sick deep down. I think it is important to note that the commercialisation of festivals has been going on for centuries - it is certainly not a new thing.

It has its roots in the fertility festival of Lupercalia. Men would go around the Capitoline Hill hitting women with thongs made from goatskins in the belief that this would make them pregnant.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/feb/11/modern-tribes-valentines-day-grinch
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby Copehead » 16 Feb 2017, 09:52

In Japan the ladies at work leave a little presents for the all the guys at work on Feb 14th
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That doesn't sound right

Anyway the guys reciprocate the following month.

Anyway so I worked for 12 hours and ate a small bag of Japanese chocolates, which are rubbish, and a bag of crispy rice and seaweed snacks, which are excellent.
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby The Great Defector » 16 Feb 2017, 12:24

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Anyway so I worked for 12 hours and ate a small bag of Japanese chocolates, which are rubbish, and a bag of crispy rice and seaweed snacks, which are excellent.


You purposely ate seaweed snacks? My ma tried to force us to eat it back in the day. It was rotten.
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

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The Great Defector wrote:
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Anyway so I worked for 12 hours and ate a small bag of Japanese chocolates, which are rubbish, and a bag of crispy rice and seaweed snacks, which are excellent.


You purposely ate seaweed snacks? My ma tried to force us to eat it back in the day. It was rotten.


I like them
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby The Dríver » 16 Feb 2017, 12:49

Mrs The Driver is currently in the Canary Islands and will be until towards the end of March. As such our Valentine-related activity was confined to text messages and phone calls. We do that every day, though.
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby The Great Defector » 16 Feb 2017, 12:51

The Dríver wrote: was confined to text messages and phone calls. We do that every day, though.


Even when you're in the same room? modern love I suppose.
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

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The Great Defector wrote:
The Dríver wrote: was confined to text messages and phone calls. We do that every day, though.


Even when you're in the same room? modern love I suppose.


I was thinking more of when she's at home and I'm at work...
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

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The Dríver wrote:
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The Dríver wrote: was confined to text messages and phone calls. We do that every day, though.


Even when you're in the same room? modern love I suppose.


I was thinking more of when she's at home and I'm at work...


I am thinking, that joke didn't work. :(
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby The Dríver » 16 Feb 2017, 15:25

The Great Defector wrote:I am thinking, that joke didn't work. :(


It did to some degree. It just doesn't apply to us. :)

I see couples get on the train together and for the first couple of minutes they chat to each other and then they're absorbed in their phones. Sad.
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby The Great Defector » 16 Feb 2017, 15:26

The Dríver wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:I am thinking, that joke didn't work. :(


It did to some degree. It just doesn't apply to us. :)

I see couples get on the train together and for the first couple of minutes they chat to each other and then they're absorbed in their phones. Sad.


Yeah, I think so too.
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby Goat Boy » 16 Feb 2017, 15:40

Couples don't always talk to each other all the time.
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby The Dríver » 16 Feb 2017, 22:50

Goat Boy wrote:Couples don't always talk to each other all the time.


I know, but somehow when a couple is together and they are using their phones to interact with other people for half an hour or so with no communication with each other at all for about 45 minutes, it's a little bit more sad than if they were each reading a book.

Personally if I was off somewhere with my wife I wouldn't dream of taking out my phone and texting or chatting with someone else or posting a reaction to something without involving her in what I was doing.
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Re: How Was Your Valentine's Day?

Postby martha » 17 Feb 2017, 09:02

Copehead wrote:
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Anyway so I worked for 12 hours and ate a small bag of Japanese chocolates, which are rubbish, and a bag of crispy rice and seaweed snacks, which are excellent.


You purposely ate seaweed snacks? My ma tried to force us to eat it back in the day. It was rotten.


I like them


me too. Nori is the fucking bomb.
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