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AVARiCE



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Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:01 pm    Post subject: Friday Poll: Valentine's Day.  

I can't be bothered to think up a poll this week so have a generic one.

~ AVARiCE
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Lamiaceae



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Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject:  

I don't point out how commercialised it is. Granted it's one of the points I make, but it's just a footnote.

My main gripe about it is that a day based on romance, it's the only day romance means less because it's expected.

If I bought Helen a bunch of red roses (spray painted black just for her) on August the 17th, she'd think awwwwwwwww for me?

On Valentines Day, it's expected that I do something, so it means less.

People should tell their ball and chain that they love them through out the year. *WHY* make a fuss on 1 day of the year? why not have your own Valentines day if you have to have one, like January the 23rd or something....

I'm not having this conversation for the umpteenth time though :P

Anyway, to add to the irony, you're probably quoting the wrong saint anyway.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7888539.stm
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bean824



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Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:00 am    Post subject:  

The poem. Oh god, the poem. You'll know what I'm on about Av.
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area51newmexico



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Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:07 am    Post subject:  

I welcome Valentines Day. It's the day of the year when he has to be romantic and be nice and loving. If he can't be romantic then, when can he be?
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aalpha



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Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject:  

I just began to hate Valentines Day but only because of Vermont Teddy Bear and Pajama-gram ads. The radio AND TV has been saturated with these ads. They're cute the first time or two you see them but now I either mute the TV or turn off the radio for a minute. OK I'll rest my case now. Play this 25 times a day for two weeks.



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Lamiaceae



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Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:16 pm    Post subject:  

area51newmexico wrote:
I welcome Valentines Day. It's the day of the year when he has to be romantic and be nice and loving.


But that's exactly my point. You say he has to be. Therefore it's expected, therefore it means much less. If he did the same on July the 5th, it wouldn't be expected and therefore it might actually have meaning.

Helly wrote:
If he can't be romantic then, when can he be?


Through out the rest of the year? - like I said?

Have I honestly been getting it wrong all these years? - is there something i'm missing?


Also, in closing... who voted 'i'm minty' - because I didn't :P
I don't mind obviously, glad to see someone else aspires to be me. From now on, you will be my Mini me. You will be MiniMetal.
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