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Old February 13 2009, 06:31 AM   #16
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Re: Valentine's Day: Yay or Nay, Hooray?

Just to clarify, I'm happy for everyone who is in love and is with someone today, it's just that for myself, being so "incredibly vast tundra, middle of the desert with nothing in sight for miles but sand" lonely, just really dampens my spirit.

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Old February 13 2009, 06:40 AM   #17
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Re: Valentine's Day: Yay or Nay, Hooray?

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Are you ready for it?
I know I'm not.
I'm not up for Valentine's Day this year. Usually I try to be as upbeat as possible,
particularly on a day of expressed love, but I just don't have that spirit in me this year. This year
has been particularly rough on me as relationships go, and I'm just so alone that I feel no need
to celebrate. The only thing I will be doing on Feb. 14th is giving my dog her birthday present (she's 14 on Valentine's Day).
I'm just like you, except I haven't got any pets.
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Old February 13 2009, 06:51 AM   #18
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Re: Valentine's Day: Yay or Nay, Hooray?

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To quote Lisa Simpson:
“Romance is dead - it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.”
So nay for me.
I have a card for you, it says "I Choo-choo-choose you" and there's a picture of a train on it.


As for me, this is the first year in a while that I'm single. So it sucks to be me.
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Old February 13 2009, 06:54 AM   #19
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Why save it for the one day? Why not celebrate all year round?
I agree. Roses February 15th cost a buck a piece, on February 13th they will cost $50!

A friend on mine bought be some chocolate last month because we are great friends. I buy him little things for him, just enjoy life as much as possible.
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Old February 13 2009, 06:56 AM   #20
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To quote Lisa Simpson:
“Romance is dead - it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece.”
So nay for me.
I have a card for you, it says "I Choo-choo-choose you" and there's a picture of a train on it.
Can't it be a picture of a bee on it that says Let's Bee Friends?
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Old February 13 2009, 07:04 AM   #21
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Re: Valentine's Day: Yay or Nay, Hooray?

Setting aside the crass commercialism of this holiday and how it seems to be an excuse for certain women to throw tantrums if they don't get a box of chocolates or a stuffed toy or a shiny rock on a string, February 14th is the day my grandfather died so I haven't felt much love for this particular day in the last decade.
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Old February 13 2009, 07:14 AM   #22
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To quote Lisa Simpson:
So nay for me.
I have a card for you, it says "I Choo-choo-choose you" and there's a picture of a train on it.
Can't it be a picture of a bee on it that says Let's Bee Friends?
As long as its a happy bee.
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Old February 13 2009, 07:23 AM   #23
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Meh. I couldn't care less. *shrug*
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Old February 13 2009, 07:47 AM   #24
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I've been single for a while now, valentines day doesn't bother me any more or less than any other day (which is to say not much). So it just gets a shrug from me too.
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Old February 13 2009, 07:57 AM   #25
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Nay. Fuck it.
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Old February 13 2009, 09:26 AM   #26
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Fuck it.
That's what everyone else will be doing, in every possible meaning of the phrase. Sorry.
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Old February 13 2009, 09:35 AM   #27
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Re: Valentine's Day: Yay or Nay, Hooray?

It's a tough day for many.

As for me, I love the cards and stuff. And I love giving. I sent all three of my girls cards and gifts, also the same for my Mum.

And of course the husband gets a card and gift. Valentine's Day isn't just for women or even just for couples. It's for those you love.

But I do understand why some don't like it. For those who are alone and/or lonely, it has to suck.
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Old February 13 2009, 09:46 AM   #28
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For those who are alone and/or lonely, it has to suck.
I like to put on a brave face on this day.
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Old February 13 2009, 09:47 AM   #29
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Re: Valentine's Day: Yay or Nay, Hooray?

I'm single right now, but I still enjoy the day and like getting cards, candy, flowers and the like for my family, friends, and coworkers.
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Old February 13 2009, 09:49 AM   #30
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But I do understand why some don't like it. For those who are alone and/or lonely, it has to suck.
The reason I dislike Valentines Day is not because I dislike romance, far from it. I have nothing against couples showing they love each other or wanting to do things together.

It's the media that's the problem. They churn out so much crap around this time of year. They flood the cinemas with awful rom-coms and other supposedly "girly" movies. The newspapers get filled with Valentines Day "guides" telling you what to cook, what to wear, what to buy, what music to play like they know your partner better than you.

It's shoved down the throats of us single people, ha ha, you suck for being on your own, now we're going to publish loads of pictures of perfect couples having perfect Valentines Days and then "making love" afterwards.
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