Love is in the air!

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Registered: 12-31-2002
Love is in the air!
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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 8:01am

It's February

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Registered: 06-06-2002
Tue, 02-01-2011 - 8:41am
No Valentines' day traditions. We don't really do anything. I might give DH a card - the same card every year as he doesn't want me to spend money!! In the past I have made heart shaped cookies.

It is not for children or families here, just for lovers or couples.
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Registered: 10-06-2010
Tue, 02-01-2011 - 8:49am
No Valentine's Day tradition here...

I'm still rather traumatized by that Valentine's where an acquaintance got a bouquet of flowers from her BF who was at the time abroad. A common friend of ours became very upset that her boyfriend, who was also abroad, didn't send anything. So she called me in tears, then asked to speak to my boyfriend and somehow persuaded my boyfriend to call her boyfriend and ask what was happening. Said boyfriend (hers, not mine) said that V Day was a huge commercial ploy and that he refused to be obliged to buy something on a made-up day to show what he felt for his girlfriend. Sigh. (In the meantime, it hadn't even registered for us that it was V Day. We'd both forgotten, shrugged our shoulders when we saw signs of V Day and just proceeded as normal - until our friend called in tears.)
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Registered: 12-31-2002
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 3:19am

Traumatized by Valentine's day.

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Registered: 12-31-2002
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 3:21am

We don't have a tradition in concrete writing for Valentine's Day.

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Registered: 06-06-2002
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 5:45am
I've always felt that it must be so hard for girls whose boyfriends don't send flowers or who have recently split up or who don't have a boyfriends to see others receiving flowers at work. I don't like flowers being sent to work. Luckily DH would NEVER do that!!

It is very commercial here with flowers and romantic meals doubling in price!
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Registered: 10-06-2010
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 8:20am
People ought to also remember that there are beings out there who just aren't very romantic and/or who don't have any ideas on what to do with Valentine's Day. You can use me as Exhibit A.
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Registered: 10-06-2010
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 8:24am
Moss, I think it's gotten to be very commercial everywhere, not just in the UK. Restaurateurs here are jubilant this February since there's Chinese New Year tomorrow then Valentine's Day 11 days later.
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Registered: 10-06-2010
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 8:33am
I think the hardest for me was breaking up with a long-term SO three weeks before a friend's wedding. Ugh. That was tough on the self-esteem and self-confidence.

Then... I saw that one of the invitees was a very cute Mexican post-doc student!
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Registered: 01-25-2011
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 11:35pm

The kids seem to care more about Groundhog Day yet than Valentine's Day.

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Registered: 12-31-2002
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 3:33am

Yes, it was Groundhog Day yesterday.

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