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Black Delphinium

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1275 on: February 13, 2014, 04:29:38 PM »
re: bolded - I hope not, b/c DH is getting some for V-day! Of course, he is the serious chocoholic in the family. But it MUST be the good stuff.

Its the Japanese way-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_day


Try and talk him into white day.  ;)
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1276 on: February 13, 2014, 04:38:00 PM »
So, my beastie came over with a "crazy idea", which was actually a "very sweet and sane idea". She'd been talking to her mom's friend who works in a nursing home about how some of the residents were a little sad because their husbands/wives have passed away and their kids/loved ones won't be seeing them this valentine's day (mostly work schedules, travel, that sort of thing). So Beastie comes over to me with an idea, lets get out the craft supplies and make valentines for them!

Neither of us are big V-day people, but there is something about gluing glitter to construction paper that is just so fun and therapeutic. Anyways, we called up her mom's friend who got the a-okay for us to come and pass out Valentines to everyone at dinner tonight. We also got an accurate head count so no one is without a Valentine and have recruited more crafters. I'm really looking forward to it and I hope it brightens their days a little bit. :)

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1277 on: February 13, 2014, 04:38:57 PM »
That's so sweet!!!
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 #1278 on: February 13, 2014, 07:59:06 PM »
That is the best thing I have heard all day.
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1279 on: February 13, 2014, 10:40:39 PM »
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Do women not buy chocolates for men? I've seen men eat chocolates.
My DH likes to tease me by saying, "To me, chocolate is only a snack." So, no, I don't buy him any!

There was one Christmas where he gave me seven pounds of chocolates... did I tell you he likes big women?

We don't do Valentine's day, though; we wait for our anniversary, which is next week. Perhaps I should remind him that chocolates will go on sale on Saturday... >:D
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1280 on: February 13, 2014, 10:45:59 PM »
Glitter - colored paper - glue  - scissors - come on how close to heaven can you get?
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1281 on: February 14, 2014, 07:44:20 AM »
DH asked me last night if we are going out tonight or tomorrow.  :o

I said, no we are not going out at all! We will cook and eat at home and go out on our weekend getaway at the end of the month.

DS wanted to take donuts to school to share with his friends and we got to the donut shop at 7 AM. They had run out and were restocking.

I am at work, where we currently have: bagels, homemade chocolate covered Oreos, homemade chocolate covered strawberries, powdered sugar mini donuts and large donuts. <3
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1282 on: February 14, 2014, 11:42:44 AM »
I am at work, where we currently have: bagels, homemade chocolate covered Oreos, homemade chocolate covered strawberries, powdered sugar mini donuts and large donuts. <3

I'm at work and we ain't got so much as a bowl of conversation hearts.    I would have baked something to bring in, but usually one of the two or three other bakers brings a Valentine goodie.

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1283 on: February 14, 2014, 03:03:12 PM »
So, my beastie came over with a "crazy idea", which was actually a "very sweet and sane idea". She'd been talking to her mom's friend who works in a nursing home about how some of the residents were a little sad because their husbands/wives have passed away and their kids/loved ones won't be seeing them this valentine's day (mostly work schedules, travel, that sort of thing). So Beastie comes over to me with an idea, lets get out the craft supplies and make valentines for them!

Neither of us are big V-day people, but there is something about gluing glitter to construction paper that is just so fun and therapeutic. Anyways, we called up her mom's friend who got the a-okay for us to come and pass out Valentines to everyone at dinner tonight. We also got an accurate head count so no one is without a Valentine and have recruited more crafters. I'm really looking forward to it and I hope it brightens their days a little bit. :)

One year my scout leaders realized that everyone thinks of visiting nursing homes in December, but February is the truly depressing month (northern hemisphere).  So we did Valentines instead.  It went over VERY well.
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1284 on: February 14, 2014, 03:19:18 PM »
So, my beastie came over with a "crazy idea", which was actually a "very sweet and sane idea". She'd been talking to her mom's friend who works in a nursing home about how some of the residents were a little sad because their husbands/wives have passed away and their kids/loved ones won't be seeing them this valentine's day (mostly work schedules, travel, that sort of thing). So Beastie comes over to me with an idea, lets get out the craft supplies and make valentines for them!

Neither of us are big V-day people, but there is something about gluing glitter to construction paper that is just so fun and therapeutic. Anyways, we called up her mom's friend who got the a-okay for us to come and pass out Valentines to everyone at dinner tonight. We also got an accurate head count so no one is without a Valentine and have recruited more crafters. I'm really looking forward to it and I hope it brightens their days a little bit. :)

One year my scout leaders realized that everyone thinks of visiting nursing homes in December, but February is the truly depressing month (northern hemisphere).  So we did Valentines instead.  It went over VERY well.

I love this idea, and will steal it for next year!

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1285 on: February 14, 2014, 05:08:20 PM »
I regularly walk past a Godiva store and VDay is hilarious! The line stretches out the door and nearly into the street!

See's Candies factory and factory store are very near my home. The line goes down the block!
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1286 on: February 15, 2014, 09:36:44 AM »
The supermarkets around here put up tents in their parking lots for Valentine's and Mother's Day - like they do at Christmas for trees - filled with flowers and candy and a temporary cash register for quick shopping.

I'm sure at some point, some enterprising soul is going to actually set up a drive thru.  ;)
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1287 on: February 15, 2014, 09:49:56 AM »
I regularly walk past a Godiva store and VDay is hilarious! The line stretches out the door and nearly into the street!

See's Candies factory and factory store are very near my home. The line goes down the block!

Where's the factory?  I know of one of the main stores (Roscoe or Saticoy in Canoga Park?) but not the factory.

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1288 on: February 15, 2014, 11:00:16 AM »
So yesterday was Valentine's Day.  I don't really pay attention, since I'm perpetually single.  My married ski buddy at work sent out an email on Thursday, to see if anyone wanted to go skiing Friday after work.  I was the only one to take him up on the offer.  His wife's final words on the subject as he left in the morning:

Have fun, see you around 8:00.  No kissing Outdoor Girl!

When buddy told me that, I just laughed.

(And it was a great evening of skiing - quite quiet on the hill and we got lots of runs in for the short time we were there.)
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1289 on: February 15, 2014, 12:00:48 PM »
The supermarkets around here put up tents in their parking lots for Valentine's and Mother's Day - like they do at Christmas for trees - filled with flowers and candy and a temporary cash register for quick shopping.

I'm sure at some point, some enterprising soul is going to actually set up a drive thru.  ;)

place near me (garden centre with in house florists) does this for all big holidays.  can either pre order and collect or buy one of the 5 options they have ready made.   i deliberately avoid the area on those days as it is packed!
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