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official Valentines Day thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by manhattan-sales, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Steve B.

    Steve B. Senior member

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    Two words- White Out
     
  2. kwilkinson

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    I had reservations at NoMi, a gift certificate to a day spa, and a naughty book. But she just broke up with me, so I get to keep the naughty book, spend no money on dinner, and try to figure out what to do with the spa gift certificate.

    Send it to me, buddy! My gf and I will be in Chicago the weekend after Vday lol
     
  3. rdawson808

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    maybe ice skating? any opinions?

    I think this sounds like a great idea. I may steal it. My wife hasn't been skating in a long time and just mentioned it. I haven't been since about seventh grade, so she'll get a laugh out of watching me attempt to skate.

    Otherwise, I'm buying her a bike. Ah romance is in the air...


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  4. globetrotter

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    like birthdays, thanksgiving and other holidays, in my household valentines day is not celebrated on schedule - we will do something the following weekend. I was actually not supposed to be home for valentines day, but now I will be, just for the reasons listed above I don't want to go out that night.
     
  5. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Send it to me, buddy! My gf and I will be in Chicago the weekend after Vday lol

    How's Conne getting to Chicago?
     
  6. kwilkinson

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    How's Conne getting to Chicago?

    Not sure. I'd offer to buy his plane ticket but I fear he may not actually make it to the airport..
     
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    There are so many different ways this could be taken.

    JB
     
  8. kwilkinson

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    There are so many different ways this could be taken.

    JB


    Fixed, thanks! [​IMG]
     
  9. fftfft

    fftfft Senior member

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    Cooking her a nice dinner next weekend...
     
  10. Quirk

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    I probably will. They offer some cool-sounding yoga classes too. I think there's a "To [ex-GF's name], with love" message on the GC, so I don't think another girl would approve [​IMG]
    The spa should give you no hassle about getting a fresh gift certificate. I think this is the first time I've ever ordered flowers a good two weeks in advance. Pretty proud of myself. I'll be cooking for her at home -- just not into the whole cliche VDay restaurant thing surrounded by young couples making schmoopy-faces at each other. That weekend, I'm taking her to see Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, so we can better appreciate the kinds of bold initiatives committed couples can take on as a team!
     
  11. chronoaug

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    For the first time in 3 years, i'll be by myself on valentines day. Probably browsing the forums or maybe going to the gym for some basketball.
     
  12. teddieriley

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    Valentine's is the most stupid of all the manufactured holidays. Marketing has defeated all of you.
     
  13. JLibourel

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    I will give my wife a card. Going out to dinner on Valentine's night is an absolute nightmare.

    When I was a young thing, Valentine's was pretty much a kids' holiday. Like Halloween, it started to become much bigger with adults in the 1970s. I first learned that in 1976, when my then-girlfriend got very snarky because all I had done for V-Day was give her a Snoopy card. That actually precipitated the end of our relationship, which suited me just fine. I had wearied of her anyway! However, I had not realized until then that V-Day had become important to adults.

    I must say, the dark side of me always relished in the inherent cruelty of an old-fashioned school Valentine's Day where the popular kids got scads of Valentines, but then there would be the few outcasts who got none! Nowadays, I guess most schools have rules that if you bring any classmate a Valentine, you have to bring one to all of them. I liked the old way better. It gave the kids freedom of choice and taught them more about how the real world works!
     
  14. rdawson808

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    Valentine's is the most stupid of all the manufactured holidays. Marketing has defeated all of you.

    I think if you only try to be "romantic" on this one day, then the marketing has defeated you. (And you're an ass.) But you can treat it as one more day, just with more of a chance to take advantage of special things that are going on--for instance, our first V-day together we had the opportunity to tango to a live band because it was scheduled as a V-day event.

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    JLib, Snoopy Card=Badass

    I ordered some flowers for my woman, last year I had them delivered to her office. Which embarassed her so this year they are going to her house. I think I am getting some new shoes and stuff from her for VDay, its more trad in Japan for the guys to get treated on Valentine's day anyways. She will be in town for White Day in March so Ill take her out to dinner or something then.
     
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    I have taken the advice of many members here and for the first time ever I have decided to cook dinner for her in a dim light romantic setting and offcourse an extravagnt gift. Speaking of... Does anyone know any good boutiques that sell Chanel classic handbags the color I want to get her i cant find in any Chanel stores. I am sure I'll be making a separate thread about this by tonight.
     
  17. Dakota rube

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    I just heard that a number of people aim to have divorce papers served upon their spouses on Valentine's Day. Now that's romantic!
     
  18. HomerJ

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    JLib, Snoopy Card=Badass I ordered some flowers for my woman, last year I had them delivered to her office. Which embarassed her so this year they are going to her house. I think I am getting some new shoes and stuff from her for VDay, its more trad in Japan for the guys to get treated on Valentine's day anyways. She will be in town for White Day in March so Ill take her out to dinner or something then.
    Peppermint candy on 3/14? My wife hates Valentines/White Day [​IMG] Oh yeah, I live near Loveland, CO. Every year a buttload of cards and letters get rerouted through there to get the Loveland post office stamp. Heh, goofy but endearing.
     
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    A basket full of sex toys
     
  20. marc237

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    For my wife and I, we celebrate both Valentine's Day and the anniversary of becoming a couple (as opposed to being married, which is later). Generally, 95% of all Valentine Day restaurant experiences are horrid. Most restaurants do over-priced, dumbed down menus with very limited options.

    To change things a bit, we agree to celebrate the day before or after. Also, I do theme events. For example, this year, we are doing a progressive dinner - each stop has the unifying concept of being a "bar" - but not for drinks (think, e.g., sushi, tapas, oyster). In other years, I had done a scavenger hunt. In prior years, we have had different themes.

    As a rule, I plan the day or evening and surprise my wife. My experience is that most women appreciate the effort if one does something that demonstrates a bit of planning and does not seem to just be a pre-set dinner.

    Some less predictable romantic spots in and around NYC:

    The Cloisters followed by a quiet brunch;
    Ice skating outdoors in Brooklyn;
    a country inn in Westchester or Putnam counties;
     

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