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Valentine's Ideas - Who's doing what?

Mike Curwen
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So I'm just about the most unimaginative person.

What are people doing with their girlfriends/boyfriends/husbands/wives and all the other combinations possible?

I need ideas!!
Jim Yingst
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What are people doing with their girlfriends/boyfriends/husbands/wives and all the other combinations possible?
If you eliminate "and" and "other", the question may contain its own answer.


"I'm not back." - Bill Harding, Twister
HS Thomas
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Be a PDA (Public Display of Affection) fiend.
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In the dark at work
On a airplane
On the balcony at your apartment
In the bathroom at your parent's house
In the pool
On the couch with your roommate at home
On the stairs in your house
In the middle of the dessert on a starry night
On the hood of your car
On the kitchen table
On The washing machine while it's on
In the dugout at a baseball field
In a phone booth
In a dressing room
On a lifeguard station at night
In the back of a limo
In the back seat of a car on a secluded cul-de-sac or in the driveway
In the shower
On a Ferris wheel
In a tree
In a tree house
In the back of a pick up truck in as airplanes fly over you to come in for a landing
On a piano
In the bathtub
On a pool table
On a workout bench
On a lounge chair, pool side at night
In a water amusement park
On the hood of the car
On the sofa couch watching an X-rated show with your lover
In a secretive place where you work
On a fire truck
In front of your computer in the chair with your special love
On the golf course
In a hammock in the backyard under the stars
On a horse
In a rest area off of a major highway, in broad daylight
In a train compartment with the drapes open as it rolls through a small town
In the forest against a tree
In the bathroom during a big party
On the roof top of a tall building in the middle of down town
Under the sprinklers in the city park on a hot summer night
On the top floor of the Empire State Building
On a slide in a park at night
In a motor home going down the highway
In a hospital room
On a overpass walking bridge overlooking a busy street
Under a bridge with traffic passing over you
The drive-in
In a stairway at a hotel
In a tent
In a sleeping bag
Make love against a fence
In a field of wild flowers
On a waterbed
In the snow
In the back of a pickup under the stars
In a cave with the water fall underneath the cave
On a almost never traveled country road
On a dinner table with candlelight around it
In an expensive hotel
In a haunted house
Underneath the library's tables
In a hot shower against the wall or in the bath
In a parking garage
On a diving board
In the public park in the fallen leaves
In a cornfield under a full moon
Under a park pavilion during a thunderstorm
A swing
In a steam room
On top of a lighthouse
In a bathtub full of Jell-O!
Mike Curwen
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
What are people doing with their girlfriends/boyfriends/husbands/wives and all the other combinations possible?
If you eliminate "and" and "other", the question may contain its own answer.

Well yes, that's a given.

As for the other post... I checked off 16 of 73. Seems I have some work to do.
Jason Cox
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You know, it's hard as hell to get a babysitter on Valentine's Day anymore. Seems like no one wants to watch kids.
I'm thinking of opening up a one-off daycare for that day, but outsourcing the work so I can still spend time with my wife. (Yes, I know that was in poor taste. I couldn't resist! )
Matthew Phillips
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My wife and I have decided to go out to dinner the night before so that we can avoid the crowds.


Matthew Phillips
Richard Hawkes
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Call me old fashioned but I thought a night in with a few tinnies, the "Planet of the Apes" films and a take-outcurry would be perfect. Time to give the little lady a breather from cooking. I'll even iron my own shirt for Monday's work.
HS Thomas
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Sheesh! What's happened to romance ?Not Like It used to Be
pagan ritiual, lottery, saints, imprisonment, love, blind, cure, beheading !
Now that's worthy!
Where in the rule book does it say Valentine ironed a shirt for his lady.
Ladies ironed shirts since the dawn of time or goat hair shirts. It's the order of the Universe. In those days, let's go clubbing meant romance and the survival of the human race. BTW, I liked the Flintstones cartoons but the movie was one bad idea.
[ February 08, 2004: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
Jim Yingst
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Oh, come now. How are we supposed to trust a link that refers to "Emperor Claudius" in AD 270? Confused the heck out of me until I found that this actually referred to Claudius II. Who was never, ever portrayed by Derek Jacobi in a BBC miniseries. All right, this is a different one then. Hmmm... actually Claudius II doesn't sound half bad. No tolerance for this sentimental notion of "romance". Off with his head! (Valentine's). I'd never heard of Claudius II before, but I like him already.
Angela Poynton
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My boyfriend will be spending the afternoon watching his Soccer team play their arch-rivals, and the evening at Karaoke. He's such a romantic ... he is however travelling 200 miles to do the above with me.
I don't think he gets it!
Just as well I've made other plans for the evening of the 13th which he doesn't know about yet but i'm hoping he's not stupid enough to complain about.


Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
John Stern
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buy valentine gift, they don't make it any more.
or well, whatever.
[ February 09, 2004: Message edited by: John Steve ]
Jeroen Wenting
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Valentine's day has been so commercialised recently that there's nothing romantic about it anymore.
Dare say NO and just spend the evening together with your dearest, maybe start off in a nice restaurant.
Why the need for expensive gifts, specialty items, etc. etc.?
It seems that ever more the depth of your affection for someone is measured by the amount of money you are able and prepared to spend on gifts for that person (be it Valentine, Christmas, birthdays or what not).


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Steven Broadbent
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It speaks highly of the education and sophistication of Ranch Members that not one single person replied "My girlfriend".
That would be crass and peurile - something we on MD never are.

TTFN


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HS Thomas
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Any particular reason why anyone ought to spend Valentine's Day with your girlfriend ?
Angela Poynton
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Originally posted by HS Thomas:
Any particular reason why anyone ought to spend Valentine's Day with your girlfriend ?

The only reasonable excuse for not spending Valentines Day with you Girlfirend is that you have to spend it with your wife!
And even then you'd better at least send your Girlfriend a card
HS Thomas
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I see my remark was way off mark. I'll never be a comedien.
I was trying to joke about Stephen's complaint that no one seemed to want to spend Valentine's Day with Stephen's girlfriend.
Try again.
Anyone, any reason why they should spend Valentine's Day with Stephen's girlfriend ?
Burst of applause
Damp squib
I am sure someone :roll: could do better
Angela Poynton
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Originally posted by HS Thomas:
I see my remark was way off mark. I'll never be a comedien.
I was trying to joke about Stephen's complaint that no one seemed to want to spend Valentine's Day with Stephen's girlfriend.
Try again.
Anyone, any reason why they should spend Valentine's Day with Stephen's girlfriend ?
Burst of applause
Damp squib
I am sure someone :roll: could do better

Ahh, I thought you were responding to the initial question!
This is where the Quote funtion comes in very handy!
and I AM a comedian ... kind of ... and my comment was meant to be oh so slightly humourous!
HS Thomas
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Angela, the humour wasn't lost on me.
Apart from the attempt at comedy, I was also backing up the notion that there wasn't any crassness or puerility in MD.
Oops! Forgot the quotes again :
Originally posted by Steven Broadbent:
It speaks highly of the education and sophistication of Ranch Members that not one single person replied "My girlfriend".
That would be crass and peurile - something we on MD never are.

TTFN

[ February 10, 2004: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
Jim Yingst
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[HS]: I see my remark was way off mark.
Naah, some of us got it.
[HS]: Apart from the attempt at comedy, I was also backing up the notion that there wasn't any crassness or puerility in MD.
Aside from my first comment, anyway, but that was designed to be subtly crass, if that's possible.
[Angela]: The only reasonable excuse for not spending Valentines Day with you Girlfirend is that you have to spend it with your wife!
So Angela, will you be spending the day with your girlfriend, or your wife?
See, we do so have puerile humor in MD.
Michael Ernest
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We need a rimshot graemlin.


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HS Thomas
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Bit hard on the eyes after a while. [Removed the second graemlin]
Enough of this farcical crass puerility.
Chocolates, champagne and flowers - a good idea that will never be improved upon. Claudius II would have approved. [Though personally he sounds like a bully,inflexible, stubborn, of cruel disposition and bl**dy minded to boot ] That's rulers for you !
[ February 10, 2004: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
Richard Hawkes
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Originally posted by HS Thomas:
Chocolates, champagne and flowers - a good idea that will never be improved upon.
My girlfriend is a dieting, teetotaller who is very allergic to pollen. I've got her some charcoal dog biscuits, a can of Sprite and a paper memorial day poppy I found under the seat in my car. I really do spoil that woman.
Mike Curwen
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hmm....

i already have the rimshot in mind, thanks ME. ba-dum-boom.

Now that you're all permanently scarred, I'd like to remind everyone I'm *STILL* awaiting your suggestions as to what to do. It doesn't mean "what should I buy".
Howard Kushner
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Originally posted by Richard Hawkes:

My girlfriend is a dieting, teetotaller who is very allergic to pollen. I've got her some charcoal dog biscuits, a can of Sprite and a paper memorial day poppy I found under the seat in my car. I really do spoil that woman.

Here ya go. And I know from experence that it works.
  • Get a page from a coloring book that has flowers on it.
  • Color it as good as ya can. Remember to outline each color.
  • Write something really sappy on it.


  • Guaran- -teed!


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    HS Thomas
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    Originally posted by Howard Kushner:

    Here ya go. And I know from experence that it works.
  • Get a page from a coloring book that has flowers on it.
  • Color it as good as ya can. Remember to outline each color.
  • Write something really sappy on it.


  • Guaran- -teed!

    Yeah it works alright! With your Ma!
    Richard Hawkes
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    Originally posted by Mike Curwen:
    I'm *STILL* awaiting your suggestions as to what to do. It doesn't mean "what should I buy".
    I suppose you could try not buying anything and see what happens, but I wouldn't recommend it!
    Actually I'm going to a wedding that day. On Sunday however, me and my girlfriend will be going snowboarding together so I was thinking of writing something in the snow that would be visible from the chair lift. Not in yellow.
    HS Thomas
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    Originally posted by Mike Curwen:
    hmm....

    Now that you're all permanently scarred, I'd like to remind everyone I'm *STILL* awaiting your suggestions as to what to do. It doesn't mean "what should I buy".

    For Godsakes, you are unimaginative! 16, hey?
    Sweet , romantic 16 and then death! That's it! The end!
    All those chores to do, SuperBowls to re-enact in your dreams, beers to pull instead of girls, lawns to mow, walks to clear, walkies for kids and dogs. I guess what's needed are suggestions for weaving some romance around that, eh ?
    [ February 11, 2004: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
    Angela Poynton
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    Originally posted by Mike Curwen:
    hmm....

    i already have the rimshot in mind, thanks ME. ba-dum-boom.

    Now that you're all permanently scarred, I'd like to remind everyone I'm *STILL* awaiting your suggestions as to what to do. It doesn't mean "what should I buy".


    Guys, you really think we're THAT difficult to please. You think we want you to come up with things all the time. Unless you are a very rare kind of man whatever you think up won't be what she had in mind SO...
    Just a thought but what I would like my man to do is say, "Whatever YOU want to do that day, we'll do it." Even if you're not keen on whatever she suggests, don't fuss, don't complain, smile, be nice, even if it's just for ONE DAY! She'll appreciate it and true Romance comes from the little things, not the grand gestures.
    Interestingly I'm doing the opposite, there's a big soccer match on Valentines day which involves my man's favourite team. The match starts at 12:30 and I know he prefers to watch games in a pub.
    I had hoped to spend the majority of the day in bed, with a nice meal in the evening. I'm compromising, and he doesn't know I've planned this yet. I'm going to get us up early, go out and take him to a pub that is screening the game, spend the afternoon in a pub watching soccer (which I HATE), I'll console him if he team let a goal in, I'll celebrate with him if they score. I'll do it because I know it's important to him. Of course then he's buying dinner and I'm choosing the restaurant!
    [ February 11, 2004: Message edited by: Angela Poynton ]
    Howard Kushner
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    Originally posted by HS Thomas:

    Yeah it works alright! With your Ma!

    OK Dude, I s'pose I gotta explain. First off, my mom passed away Novemver 12, 2002. Secondly, this will only work with a person who is, for the most part, free of the burden of earthly possessions (read: my girlfriend). You see, this would never work on my wife for whom two dozen long stem roses, dinner at Tavern on the Green, and a three carat solitaire might shut her up for a minute...
    It's the sappy saying that really does 'em in. It's gotta come straight from the heart. That, IMNSHO, is the true spirit of Saint Valentines Day. Write her a poem, instead of buying another Hallmark card, and see what happens. I could tell you, but I reckon you might not believe me. So I'll just leave you with this:
    K.I.S.S.
    [ February 11, 2004: Message edited by: Howard Kushner ]
    Michael Matola
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    For Valentine's Day this year my wife and I are going to a stage play The Quick Change Room. We wanted to see it anyhow, and it's playing on Valentine's Day, and tickets were available. So that was easy.
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    Richard Hawkes: On Sunday however, me and my girlfriend will be going snowboarding together...
    I just took up snowboarding this year. I am so hooked. That stuff is just crazy fun.
    HS Thomas
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    Wait till they start headstand snowboarding. Reckon there'll be more ground control. Who needs to look where one's going ?
    Howard, it was a general reference to all mothers who love any scribblings by their children.
    Angela's got it all planned. She's gonna get even for putting her through sheer footie hell. It could be worse , like a cricket match somewhere horrible abroad. Or somewhere nice , it'll still be cricketing hell, especially if you are supporting a losing side.
    [ February 11, 2004: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
    Richard Hawkes
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    Originally posted by Michael Matola:
    I just took up snowboarding this year. I am so hooked. That stuff is just crazy fun.
    Its amazing how people seem to have the same reaction to it, ie always getting hooked! I only started at the end of last winter at the age of 30. This time around I've been getting out every Sunday whenever possible since December and dreading March when it'll all be over again
    Angela Poynton
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    So Mike, what did you do in the end?
    Just so you know my Valentines Day didn't quite turn out as planned.
    My Bag was stolen on Friday night it contained my purse with a large amount of cash, all my credit cards, my mobile phone, my passport, my digital camera and all kinds of other bits and bobs of little material value but which I liked to carry around.
    So I spent most of Saturday on the phone sorting out replacements.
    My boyfriend's team lost, he ended up buying EVERYTHING for me for three days because I had no cash and no means to get cash.
    He also bought me the sweetest little teddy bear which I had been admiring just last week in the shop window, he had no idea I wanted that very one because he lives 200 miles away and I haven't seen him for 3 weeks. Needless to say he was quite pleased with himself that he'd got exactly the right gift ...
    Saturday evening he took me to a lovely restaurant, nice and quiet and NOT full of other couples and we had a wonderful meal then we went off to do something fun and silly and spent the night at a Karaoke night singing silly songs.
    So despite being robbed of quite a few expensive things causing a serious amount of inconvienience, it was perfect
    HS Thomas
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    Just checking to see whether it is possible to headstand snowboard , found this comment :
    I board advanced freestyle and love cliffs. Do a headstand DEEP pooder and loadsa silly places to go.....
    Just been a bit unstable of late

    A pity about the robbery.
    [ February 16, 2004: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
    Angela Poynton
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    Never mind the snowboarding talk!
    MIKE!!! WHAT DID YOU DO?? I'm deadly curious!
    HS Thomas
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    Probably working up to 73! Or collapsed/dead.
     
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