St Valentine's day!(or, I am lonely and will be totally 3m0)

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St Valentine's day!(or, I am lonely and will be totally 3m0)

Postby Verysillyman » Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:48 pm UTC

I think next year I'll get someone mascara, so that we can refer to the St Valentine's day mascara.

Anyhow, since it's quarter to nine in the morning on St Valentine's day here, I figured I'd ask if anyone had cool plans for it and what they gave/got etc. Really I just want to brag that I got an anonymous rose already, with my name clipped out of a newspaper like a ransom note. I must be pretty awesome for someone to do that.

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Postby Tractor » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:07 pm UTC

Boo Valentines Day. :evil:
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Postby no-genius » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:17 pm UTC

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Postby Yakk » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:20 pm UTC

A night listening to blues music.

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Postby Jack Saladin » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:23 pm UTC

This was the wrong forum to post something like this in, man.

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Postby Rat » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:26 pm UTC

i plan to wait until midnight and then go as far and fast as i can east so i can spend as little time in this shitty day as possible

(by the way it's the 13th... here... where it matters)
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Postby no-genius » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:27 pm UTC

international date line! (oh, the irony)
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Postby Lani » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:28 pm UTC

I'm sensing some bitterness here.
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Postby Jack Saladin » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:32 pm UTC

From now on if you're a bitter nerd you can stop emoing up the topic and not post.

Non-bitter nerds are sweet as though. 8)

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Postby Belial » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:36 pm UTC

I am probably going to spend the entire day helping my girlfriend sew costumes frantically, in preparation for a convention this weekend.
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Postby william » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:36 pm UTC

Just more reminders of how undesirable I am... :(
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Postby Tractor » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:49 pm UTC

Saladin wrote:From now on if you're a bitter nerd you can stop emoing up the topic and not post.


...Well fuck you too.

I also nominate the thread's name be changed to Singles Awareness Day.
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Postby Jack Saladin » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:52 pm UTC

So, because there are singles, couples shouldn't be allowed to enjoy themselves?

Seriously, stop it with the bitter nerd crap. It's not anyones fault except yours you can't get a girlfriend - and we all know that's the only reason someone would "hate" Valentines Day.

Shit, I'm single, but I'm not going to cry over the fact that not everyone is. Man up. :lol:

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Postby Belial » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:52 pm UTC

Hint: Desperation (often characterized by bitterness and misery at being single) is a total girl-repellant. Get happy and non-bitter, and your chances improve.

Or get *more* bitter and start hanging out in goth clubs.

In fact, do the latter. It'll give me people to talk about music with.
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Postby Lani » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:53 pm UTC

My boyfriend and I think traditional V-day is dumb, and had an Anti-Vday part last Saturday for it. On Vday though, I think the plan is to cook dinner at home (he's an amazing cook), open a bottle of wine, and relax.
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Postby no-genius » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:59 pm UTC

I'll just be cutting myself probably. Might put on some Jimmy Eat World so it doesn't get to me too much
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Postby Tractor » Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:59 pm UTC

Saladin wrote:So, because there are singles, couples shouldn't be allowed to enjoy themselves?

No, by all means they can enjoy themselves.
Saladin wrote:Seriously, stop it with the bitter nerd crap. It's not anyones fault except yours you can't get a girlfriend - and we all know that's the only reason someone would "hate" Valentines Day.

Did I ever claim it wasn't my fault? No. Do I want my nose rubbed in it with a huge over-comercialized 'holiday'? Hell no. Is the only reason I hate it because I'm single? No again, I've hated it through the years, single or not. The whole thing is ridiculous.
Saladin wrote:Shit, I'm single, but I'm not going to cry over the fact that not everyone is. Man up. :lol:

Good for you. I'm not crying either. :: queue up 'Angry Young Man' about now ::
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Postby aisling » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:02 pm UTC

At school we did these test things like matchmaker or whatever.. and for the low, low price of $2 we can get our results. So basically I'm going to get my list (they give you top 10, bottom 10 and friends) and pester the top people on it.

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Postby Yakk » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:13 pm UTC

Laugh, I wrote one of those. (matchmaker games back in HS)

My version had one neat feature -- you could give it "how important is X", and it would then scale your results on the subject of X by that amount.

It was also realistic -- you could be at the top of someone's crush list, while they where at the bottom of yours. Strangely, this wasn't viewed as a feature.

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Postby Grincement » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:18 pm UTC

Due to my man being a working man who lives a teeny bit too far away, I will be spending V day babysitting my chemistry teachers kid so she can suprise her husband....thought it was a kinda cute idea so i was quite happy to help her. :lol:
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Postby william » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:26 pm UTC

Even if I did have a girlfriend I wouldn't like Valentine's Day due to the idea that you need a special day to show your love. And then there's also the greeting card company stuff, and the fact that it only exists to pre-empt the Roman holiday of Lupercalia, and you can see why I believe that Valentine's Day should be unconditionally eradicated.
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Postby Belial » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:30 pm UTC

and the fact that it only exists to pre-empt the Roman holiday of Lupercalia


That's pretty much true of most modern holidays. Like why, suddenly, everyone decided Jesus's birthday was just in time to pre-empt Yule celebrations.

Similar stories for easter, all saints' day/all hallows eve/halloween, and so forth.
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Postby Lani » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:33 pm UTC

william wrote:Even if I did have a girlfriend I wouldn't like Valentine's Day due to the idea that you need a special day to show your love.


On the other hand, how many couples slip into routine and stop surprising each other with small gifts, flowers, or whatever? Many people - not all, but many - have the tendency to start taking their loved ones for granted. Having a little reminder to appreciate your relationship isn't necessarily a bad thing, depending on the way it's handled.

The way Hallmark handles it is pure crap, though.
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Postby william » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:37 pm UTC

Belial wrote:
and the fact that it only exists to pre-empt the Roman holiday of Lupercalia


That's pretty much true of most modern holidays. Like why, suddenly, everyone decided Jesus's birthday was just in time to pre-empt Yule celebrations.

Similar stories for easter, all saints' day/all hallows eve/halloween, and so forth.

True, but Christmas and Easter were existing celebrations whose dates were moved to be subtly different from the Pagan holidays and Jesus' birth and death are religiously important enough that they actually sorta deserve holidays of some sort. Valentine's Day is a different story in that it was invented specifically to preempt the holiday; the only important Valentinius during the early church days was a Gnostic heretic that the Catholic Church tried to silence, whom the Church definitely would not have named a holiday after.
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Postby Narsil » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:39 pm UTC

Hmm....I don't have a lady right now (still taking applications...ladies), but there is a girl that likes me at school. She plays D&D and can out Dune-quote me. Hopefully I'll get some secret admirer stuff.
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Postby Belial » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:43 pm UTC

Narsil: Take initiative. *Give* some secret admirer stuff.

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Postby Grincement » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:48 pm UTC

lani wrote:The way Hallmark handles it is pure crap, though.


Indeed, that is why this year I made my card (though I fail at being arty) it meant I could have the exact message I wanted in the card...

Valentine's day in a non commercial sense is a great way to remember to appreciate that special someone and also let your romantic imagination take you away... :lol:
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Postby william » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:50 pm UTC

Squeak wrote:Valentine's day in a non commercial sense is a great way to remember to appreciate that special someone and also let your romantic imagination take you away... :lol:

If you need a holiday to remember that special someone is he or she really that special?
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Postby Grincement » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:52 pm UTC

Humans are creatures of habit and its very easy to slip into accepting having that someone around. You don't need a holiday to remember that person, its just a little nudge to stop you taking everything for granted...the rest of the year though it's up to you and thats when you find out if they are special or not...
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Postby thefiddler » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:58 pm UTC

It's not that I dislike Valentine's Day because I'm single, it's that I dislike Valentine's Day because the predominant colours for the "holiday" are pink and red which clash horribly. I spend the entire day blinded. :(

I also dislike the commercial success for said day. It's such a Hallmark Holiday; they're pretty much the only ones who profit from it.

Also, why is there a special day dedicated to what people do all the time? You shouldn't say "I love you" only once a year. :(

Besides, in high school, couples change so quickly, what's the point in celebrating?

Anyways, I will spend Valentine's Day first at school, then at home doing homework. Listening to music and writing some essays. Sounds really romantic, eh? Mebbe I'll cuddle up with a poster of Johnny Depp, or something. (Note to self: kidnap one of Kacy's Johnny Depp posters.) :P

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Postby Grincement » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:05 pm UTC

thefiddler wrote:Mebbe I'll cuddle up with a poster of Johnny Depp, or something. (Note to self: kidnap one of Kacy's Johnny Depp posters.) :P


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Postby thefiddler » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:06 pm UTC

Squeak wrote:
thefiddler wrote:Mebbe I'll cuddle up with a poster of Johnny Depp, or something. (Note to self: kidnap one of Kacy's Johnny Depp posters.) :P

Make sure you use protection! Don't want you getting a papercut now :wink:

For sure. :)

Actually, I'll probably pop in a movie around 1 or 2 AM and fall asleep to that... just to get up a few hours later for school. Woo! ('Cause I'm a serious procrastinator. :oops:)

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Postby Belial » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:07 pm UTC

It's not that I dislike Valentine's Day because I'm single, it's that I dislike Valentine's Day because the predominant colours for the "holiday" are pink and red which clash horribly. I spend the entire day blinded.


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Postby Grincement » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:08 pm UTC

thefiddler wrote:Actually, I'll probably pop in a movie around 1 or 2 AM and fall asleep to that... just to get up a few hours later for school. Woo! ('Cause I'm a serious procrastinator. :oops:)


A movie ey? :wink: :wink:
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Postby rachel » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:11 pm UTC

Commercial appeal aside, Valentine's Day is a sweet day. Yeah, you love and appreciate them regardless, but it is a chance to do even more for the the people you love. Stop making excuses for hating Valentine's Day, please. You don't have to buy into the "hallmark" side of it if you don't want, but the fact still stands that it is a good day. Even if you don't have a significant other, just hang out with your friends and the people you care about. That is what a lot of my friends are doing, and it is fun.



To keep on topic, I am being taken to dinner and am not sure how happy that makes me.
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Postby william » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:17 pm UTC

rachel wrote:Commercial appeal aside, Valentine's Day is a sweet day. Yeah, you love and appreciate them regardless, but it is a chance to do even more for the the people you love.

Why not surprise them, and do even more on some other day? Why do it because everyone else is? Surely you should do something special, which usually means different.
Stop making excuses for hating Valentine's Day, please. You don't have to buy into the "hallmark" side of it if you don't want, but the fact still stands that it is a good day.

It's hard to be happy when the backbone of the holiday is relationships, and you have never had a relationship at all. I'd rather be dumped by my existing girlfriend on Valentine's Day than have to sit through Valentine's Day loveless yet again.
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Postby Belial » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:23 pm UTC

I think we're all missing out on the true meaning of the holiday, guys. The real *reason* behind it.......

That's right. I'm saying it.

Discount candy!!!!
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Postby Fluff » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:27 pm UTC

I shall be hanging out with my MacBook and my virtual professor, and studying mathematics video lectures all day Image

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Postby Belial » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:31 pm UTC

To keep on topic, I am being taken to dinner and am not sure how happy that makes me.


Lame dude?
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Postby thefiddler » Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:33 pm UTC

Belial wrote:I think we're all missing out on the true meaning of the holiday, guys. The real *reason* behind it.......

That's right. I'm saying it.

Discount candy!!!!

Definitely.

Just think of all the chocolate... oh gods. *dies*

rachel wrote:Stop making excuses for hating Valentine's Day, please.

I'm not making excuses, because I don't really hate Valentine's Day.
And I'm not bitter.

I just really hate pink and red together. :(


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