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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1260 on: February 11, 2014, 06:07:41 PM »
DH & I are not much into Valentine's Day, we mostly do stuff for the kids.  DH will feel as if he has to buy me flowers sometimes though, all the commercialism and watching the ladies in the office receive theirs tends to do that to him.  My hill to die on for VD has been if he feels he really must get me flowers or chocolate, please get it Feb 15th when the prices are slashed in half  :D

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1261 on: February 11, 2014, 06:11:06 PM »
Two seasons ago he was in Donizetti's Anna Bolena as "Enrico":



It must be odd to people who aren't into this art form to realize that we had a Russian bass portraying an English king while singing in Italian on an American stage....

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1262 on: February 11, 2014, 06:37:41 PM »
I gave the run down to DH on the way home. Our usual weekly $4 flowers from the grocery store and dinner at home.

We will go to our favorite pizza buffet Saturday for our dining out.  ;D

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1263 on: February 12, 2014, 09:12:14 AM »
My sweetie can do whatever he wants to - his valentine came early in the form of two new tires and a jack for his SUV.  Ah sweet love  Also ordered us an ice cream maker which should be here by Friday.
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1264 on: February 12, 2014, 10:00:55 AM »
My husband told me that he was very sad that he had nothing planned this year because V-day fell on the weekend. We usually celebrate the feast of St. Half Price after the holiday.  I have serious cheapness problems that have kind of soured gifts that I have gotten previously.  In the back of my mind I'm always quietly freaking out about the ridiculous markup on whatever I was given.

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1265 on: February 12, 2014, 01:15:10 PM »
I think we will have chocolate Belgian waffles with berries for dessert.  ;D

I ordered DH and DS some items from 5.11, which is one of their favorite stores. $180 worth of items for $54!

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1266 on: February 12, 2014, 07:55:47 PM »
I saw a ridiculously easy "recipe" for strawberry shortcake for the holiday - take two Tinkies (cream filled yellow sponge cake "fingers").  Cut them across the middle at an angle - arrange to make two "hearts" (okay, so the proportions are kind of skinny for the hearts - so what - add more strawberries if you must).  Put strawberries (cherries) on top of "hearts" and pour strawberry (cherry?) glaze over them.  Hand one to the love of your life with a fork.  Eat one yourself. 

It's once a year - indulge!

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1267 on: February 13, 2014, 06:20:20 AM »


My great-uncle and I have a very...instreasting relationship. He's in his late 70s, and he grew up in a very different world then I did. When I was younger he was prone to bigoted comments that always upset me, finally one day I called him on it. He told me "Glitter, understand, what I say, is what I've always said. Now, that doesn't make it right, you're my great-niece and I love you. At your core, I don't care that you're a gay...lesbian? I don't care if you love a man, a woman, or a goat. I care that you are happy. So I am I gonna work very hard to get over my past, because I love you. Can you love me and be patient and know I mean no harm by what I say? And remind me to clean it up?" I'm proud to say that last year, that man surprised me and Partner by showing up for gay pride! He even joined in the parade and marched with PFLAG for a bit! Whenever someone tells me people can't change their bigoted ways I just think "Oh, I have proof that says otherwise, just give em time and love and a little kick in the pants". I find him to be one of the most facasinating people (great-aunt's pretty fantastic too) and I'm sad that it's become obvious we'll be loosing him soon. But I'm elated that I've gotten to know him better, that I've been able to change his view on the world a bit, and that my wonderful loving Partner, the woman I'll make my wife, saw what I needed without me even knowing I needed it and took care of it.

Ok, sorry to get all emotional up in here. Looks like it will be a special v-day for us this year.  :)
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1268 on: February 13, 2014, 08:35:34 AM »
I went to Wal-mart this morning for a few essentials and found $3 chocolate hearts for my guys. Duct tape for DH and a guitar with actual strings for DS. :)

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1269 on: February 13, 2014, 10:09:28 AM »
One solo Valentine's Day, I stopped at my local grocery store for some dinner on my way home.  As I got ready to drive away, I noticed the inordinate number of single male shoppers rushing into the store and leaving with flowers and nothing else.  I sat there for a few minutes longer to watch and just cracked up as I saw one guy after another do the same thing.  So, if you want to amuse yourself, people-watching at the grocery store in the afternoon/evening of Valentine's Day can be a crack-up.

Holidays used to be a huge deal to me, especially the ones that had usually been couples holidays to me (New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day).  I don't care so much anymore, but DH is very big into holidays and gift-giving at holidays so, typically, I celebrate in this manner for him.  Fortunately, DH has zero interest in doing something like eat out on Valentine's Day (he agrees that the restaurants are over-priced and crowded so we'd rather stay in).

Having worked in a floral shop (within a grocery store) during Valentine's I can sooo agree with you!  It's a steady stream of guys buying chocolate and flowers from 5pm on. The later it gets the worse it is and heaven help you if you run out of flowers. Prepare to get yelled at for ruining their night because they couldn't be bothered to get a gift until 8pm the day of.

I do feel sorry for florists though, because they work so hard and get yelled at constantly, usually over prices. Of course I can't speak for everyone, but I know that in the case of our shop (and the hundreds of others within that grocery chain) the florists did not mark the prices up - that came from the growers. The florists had to raise prices to maintain the same profit they make all year and not take a loss on the hundreds of cases of product they brought in that week.

I regularly walk past a Godiva store and VDay is hilarious! The line stretches out the door and nearly into the street!
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1270 on: February 13, 2014, 10:58:27 AM »
Even funnier than the long lines are the 'deer in the headlights' looks of the men waiting. 

This year will be especially interesting because we're going through a ghastly Nor-Easter today.

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1271 on: February 13, 2014, 11:32:09 AM »
Even funnier than the long lines are the 'deer in the headlights' looks of the men waiting. 

What is even more fun is being in a lingerie shop on Valentine's Day.  Those are some truly epic 'deer in the headlights' looks!

I was in one, buying some underwear, and being perpetually single, didn't really register it was Valentine's Day.  Until the store was suddenly swarmed with guys.  I even ended up helping out a couple of them with their selections.  It was actually a lot of fun.
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1272 on: February 13, 2014, 11:34:06 AM »

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1273 on: February 13, 2014, 11:38:31 AM »
What I'm sad about this valentine day is that I'm missing out on a mystery shopper mission in a chain of chocolate store, because it's only for men (pretending to buy for their girlfriends) :( .
I'd fill out a 5 page survey for 20€ of chocolate..

Meh, I'll fill out the 5 pages survey for my 2 flavours/1 topping ice cream tomorow (not something I would treat myself too so I've got that going on for me so that's nice.)

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1274 on: February 13, 2014, 11:44:18 AM »
What I'm sad about this valentine day is that I'm missing out on a mystery shopper mission in a chain of chocolate store, because it's only for men (pretending to buy for their girlfriends) :( .
I'd fill out a 5 page survey for 20€ of chocolate..

Do women not buy chocolates for men? I've seen men eat chocolates. Do they only buy their own? Is it weird to buy chocolates for a dude? I sent two of my guy friends chocolates because one just went through a terrible break up and the other is home sick so I thought "They will enjoy this", hopefully I didn't revoke their dude cards.

Or do women not buy for other women? Partner has bought me chocolate and vice versa. So has my mom, my best friends, basically anyone who can't figure out what to get me. Can't go wrong with chocolate.