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Valentine's Day Gripe
CheekyGirl
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Joined: May 21, 2003
Posts: 976
From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
Posted: 2008-02-14 6:05 pm   Permalink

I can't think of anything less romantice than Valentine's Day.

Guys feel compelled to buy candy, flowers, jewelry or worst yet, stupid giant red and white stuffed animals. How romantic can the day be for a guy when it places a huge guilt trip on them to spend money in order to show their love? Even worse, having to spend all that money just to get laid.

All this pressure on poor guys, flooded with television commercials, billboards, flyers, advertising to buy, buy, spend, spend. Flowers get marked up. Restaurant have special Valentineís Day meals at over-inflated prices. Feeling obligated to purchase a Valentineís Day Gift is like getting a Summons for Jury Duty. Itís a duty you have to fulfill. Gees, how romantic is that?

Bringing home flowers, a card, a gift, to your significant other on any other day, "just because", I believe is way more thoughtful and romantic.

Donít get me wrong, Iím not a the Bah-Hum-Bug of Valentine's Day. Celebrating love is great, but when was a simple expression of love not enough. The best things in life are free!


 
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PiPhiRho
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1004
From: Redondo Beach
Posted: 2008-02-15 11:47 pm   Permalink

Marry me.


 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-02-16 03:55 am   Permalink

I got my girl some sci-fi prints, and she got me a pith helmet Neither of us spent much, but we both got something we really love. Not some crappy flowers that will be dead in a couple of weeks...

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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 2270
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2008-02-16 08:36 am   Permalink

Not to mention, on Feb 14th, those crappy flowers are priced at eight times what they'd cost on any other day....
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5509
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-02-16 09:30 am   Permalink

I was delightfully surprised to find a smattering of packages from Amazon.com on my front porch...purchased by me for me. No hearts, candy, or flowers...just zombie decor items to use at Oasis in August. I feel soooo loved.
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8724
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2008-02-17 09:50 am   Permalink

Preach on Girl,

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5792
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2008-02-17 11:16 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-02-15 23:47, PiPhiRho wrote:
Marry me.



She's gotta Tiki bar too!


 
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Mai Tai
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Joined: Mar 21, 2004
Posts: 1431
From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2008-02-18 01:50 am   Permalink

Not only that, but she also hosts at cool events like Tiki Oasis, where she'll mix you up a delicious concoction lickety split, worked the word "MAITAI" into her license plate, and carves her own tikis!!! Who rules? Nelva rules!!!
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tekoteko
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Joined: Jun 20, 2005
Posts: 299
From: The Abyss.
Posted: 2008-02-23 10:51 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-02-18 01:50, Mai Tai wrote:
Not only that, but she also hosts at cool events like Tiki Oasis, where she'll mix you up a delicious concoction lickety split, worked the word "MAITAI" into her license plate, and carves her own tikis!!! Who rules? Nelva rules!!!




Did you try on LLT's ring for Valentine's day?

hehehehehe.


 
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GiantRobotTiki
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Joined: Apr 24, 2004
Posts: 69
From: Van Nuys, Ca. (Lake Balboa to the snobs)
Posted: 2008-03-12 10:59 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-02-14 18:05, CheekyGirl wrote:
I can't think of anything less romantice than Valentine's Day.

Guys feel compelled to buy candy, flowers, jewelry or worst yet, stupid giant red and white stuffed animals. How romantic can the day be for a guy when it places a huge guilt trip on them to spend money in order to show their love? Even worse, having to spend all that money just to get laid.

All this pressure on poor guys, flooded with television commercials, billboards, flyers, advertising to buy, buy, spend, spend. Flowers get marked up. Restaurant have special Valentineís Day meals at over-inflated prices. Feeling obligated to purchase a Valentineís Day Gift is like getting a Summons for Jury Duty. Itís a duty you have to fulfill. Gees, how romantic is that?

Bringing home flowers, a card, a gift, to your significant other on any other day, "just because", I believe is way more thoughtful and romantic.

Donít get me wrong, Iím not a the Bah-Hum-Bug of Valentine's Day. Celebrating love is great, but when was a simple expression of love not enough. The best things in life are free!



While I generally agree with you, some people are true romantics and love getting into the corporate holiday of love. =)) Kinda like Christmas. Many people like the whole idea of brotherly love and world peace that Christmas brings. A little snow in Los Angeles wouldn't hurt either! haha! Why the Christmas theme isn't practiced year round baffles me. But I still like the time of the year even though Jesus wasn't actually born on that day.

So if it means taking their honey out for a Valentines day dinner or doing something special on Valentines day, even if it's just a quiet dinner at home with a card and some flowers, then so be it. Some of these things are little prices to pay to have a happy home life and a happy wife =))

(Those of you that are married know what I mean )


 
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