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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1215 on: February 06, 2014, 04:16:28 PM »
Whenever anyone has expressed horror that DH doesn't "do anything" for me on valentine's day I always explain to them that, for over 20 years, he has cuddled with me while we watch tv, reached for my hand while we walk, stayed up till 4am talking things out, brought home a favorite treat for no reason, and never once hesitated to say "I love you!" before hanging up the phone. Not when he was a Marine and not now that he works in a very male-dominated career around a few uber-macho dudes. Why the heck would I need flowers and chocolates on February 14th to feel loved?!

One year he was away at training on V day. One of his coworkers insisted he needed to have flowers delivered "or else". DH laughed and said "You obviously don't know my wife. Spending $50 on something that will get thrown out in a few days is NOT how to make her happy!"

I'll admit that one year I did pester him mercilessly for a heart-shaped box of Sees candies. They were pretty good but once I found out how much they cost I apologized for guilting him into buying them and made him promise he'd never do it again. I had been using the occasion as an excuse to get 2lbs of chocolate without feeling bad about it. Now I just buy smaller amounts more frequently.  ;D

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1216 on: February 06, 2014, 04:21:28 PM »
Another lesbian couple here, we don't celebrate it.  Happy half price chocolate day on the 15th is our holiday. ;)

That is a holiday I full get behind. Half price any kind of candy is a happy day in my book.

I found chocolate in the shape of Santa for 90% off recently....90%. Was a good day.

Somewhere on here, I heard it referred to as the Feast of St. Markdowns. I heartily celebrate these holidays.
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1217 on: February 06, 2014, 04:27:40 PM »
hubby has strict instructions that he is not to buy flowers for me for valentines, i'd rather wait a week and get some at the normal price :D

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1218 on: February 06, 2014, 04:47:28 PM »
My husband buys me flowers every Wednesday or Thursday.  Nothing expensive - those cheaper bunches at the grocery store about 99% of the time.  Since V-Day is on a Friday this year, he may not buy them since they'll be marked up and more expensive.  If he does buy, he won't buy one that is specifically aimed at V-day - not to make a statement, but because they are red and pink and the wrapping has hearts on them they get to raise the price even more. 


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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1219 on: February 06, 2014, 05:17:18 PM »
I'm single at the moment, but I have a longstanding tradition of watching horror films on Valentines Day which all my BFs have enthusiastically joined in with - if Valentine themed, even better!

Wow, I've never met anyone else who does that!! That's been my tradition for a good decade -- chocolate, Chinese food, and classic horror movies. :) Last year, two of my friends joined me, and they had so much fun they're joining me again this year.

And Seraphia, I'm glad to hear the Feast of St. Markdown's is catching on!

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1220 on: February 06, 2014, 05:24:49 PM »
I love to hear about all of the unconventional ways that everyone celebrates. We don't celebrate it per se. But if it falls on a day that I'm off work, or I see something special at the grocery store, I will make a special dinner, or dessert. But it is made for the whole family, because they are all the loves of my life. My favorite one, though was a couple years back, four of my kids (one was away at college) decided to make a restaurant at home. DH and I were instructed to arrive at the same time, so we had to sync our schedules. When we got to the door, we were escorted to our dining room table that was laid out with flowers, special dishes and glass ware. We were given homemade menus for appetizers and we could order however many we wanted. We had sweet tea to drink (it's the house wine of choice). we were given the soup/salad menu and were told that we were getting soup AND salad. We had a choice of the main entree and sides......and the DESSERTS! my daughter must have spent all day baking.....cookies, cupcakes, sheet cake, cobbler, ice cream (she didn't make that, lol) chocolate pie, you name it.... oh it was such fun :)


But DH knows not to spend money on me for that day. We plan our own celebrations on days that mean somthing to US.

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1221 on: February 06, 2014, 05:50:24 PM »
I love Valentine's Day because I like to view it as a celebration of all types of love, but I hate all the "traditional" ways of celebrating. The romantic restaurants are all too crowded, I'm picky about chocolate, and I dislike roses. So this year I'm continuing my long-standing tradition of eating pizza on the couch in my pajamas while watching a movie. It's going to be awesome.

I almost forgot! The pizza place near me does a heart-shaped pizza for Valentine's Day. I know what I'm having for dinner that night, and it's MINE, ALL MINE!!  ;D
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1222 on: February 06, 2014, 05:57:48 PM »
Help me to keep strong, EHell! There's a family get-together in the offing and as I said after Christmas  I am NOT going to plan things, shop, clean, cook etc and THEN be told at the last minute 'oh, we've changed our minds about what we want to do...' As far as I know, they have planned nothing - at least, if they've planned anything, nobody's told us - but I am NOT ringing people up to find out/making plans/suggesting that I'll do this and that. If somebody wants me to arrange something, they have to use their words to tell me.

The effort of not offering is half killing me!

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1223 on: February 06, 2014, 05:58:31 PM »
You can do it!
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1224 on: February 06, 2014, 06:39:08 PM »
hubby has strict instructions that he is not to buy flowers for me for valentines, i'd rather wait a week and get some at the normal price :D

We're of the same mind. Valentine's Day has always been a non-starter for us.  We might get each other funny cards, if we can find them.  Otherwise, our sole concessions to the day are to lay in a good bottle of wine a week ahead and cook up some fresh salmon or tuna at home for dinner.

It may not be terribly romantic but we're not into what a friend calls 'Hallmark Holidays'.  We've been married for 30plus years and don't need to spend a fortune to remind us that we love each other.       

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1225 on: February 06, 2014, 07:12:44 PM »
I'm privately glad that I'm working an overnight double on the 14th.  I've never enjoyed Valentine's Day very much.

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1226 on: February 06, 2014, 09:04:11 PM »
We did a big deal on the 1st Valentine's Day FormerBoyfriend and I were together. We both got dressed up, went out for dinner at a sit-down restaurant, and he proposed to me.

This year we will be having our usual Friday night supper - I'll pick up a couple sandwiches from Subway.
 
He gave me a big heart-shaped box of chocolates and I gave him several big, dark chocolate bars.

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1227 on: February 06, 2014, 09:26:36 PM »



And Seraphia, I'm glad to hear the Feast of St. Markdown's is catching on!

What's wonderful is that unlike other holidays, there is more than one Feast of St. Markdown's every year.  There's one after Christmas, one after Valentine's Day and another one right after Mother's Day!  Sometimes Easter too.

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1228 on: February 06, 2014, 09:43:36 PM »



And Seraphia, I'm glad to hear the Feast of St. Markdown's is catching on!

What's wonderful is that unlike other holidays, there is more than one Feast of St. Markdown's every year.  There's one after Christmas, one after Valentine's Day and another one right after Mother's Day!  Sometimes Easter too.

And Halloween!
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1229 on: February 06, 2014, 09:48:44 PM »



And Seraphia, I'm glad to hear the Feast of St. Markdown's is catching on!

What's wonderful is that unlike other holidays, there is more than one Feast of St. Markdown's every year.  There's one after Christmas, one after Valentine's Day and another one right after Mother's Day!  Sometimes Easter too.

And Halloween!

*Headsmack!*   ::)

Of course!  How could I have forgotten the biggest bonanza of them all?