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    Valentine's Day is easy for me this year. I'm regifting something I received from a friend last year that Mrs. Me doensn't know about because I've kept it in my office. I'll pick up some flowers, a cheap stuffed animal for my son, and then take us all to the local chinese buffet. Done deal!
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    Look deep into Mrs. Cardinal's eyes and tell her, " that if we need a day as a reason to celebrate our love then our relationship has much bigger problems."

    It worked for me...I have not purchased a Valentines Day gift in 12 years....although I did get my daughter a few things and my daughter purchased my wife a few items.
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    Hey girl, I got somethin' real important to give you
    So just sit down and listen
    Girl you know we've been together such a long, long time (such a long time)
    And now I'm ready to lay it on the line

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    For the past 7 years, Hubby and I have exchanged cards for V-Day. The first couple of years we went out to a nice dinner, too.

    This year I have a public meeting, so I won't even be home. We talked, and we aren't doing anything at all on V-Day. No cards, no dinner, no gifts, etc. I think this will be the norm moving forward.

    However, we are going to the movies on Saturday. That's a date-night thing, not for V-Day. But all the ladies at work are asking what we're doing, so I'm saying that the movie will be our V-Day date, delayed because of work.
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    I gave my wife a card, she gave me a 6 pack of Shiner Bock. That's why we've stayed married for more than 30 years!
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    For some reason, this Valentine's Day, this John Prine song popped into my mind.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpxYRcgqrgU
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    This year I am not doing anything with anyone for Valentine's, other than giving some candy to my son, and I honestly am completely happy about it.

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    RT gave me the biggest Reese's PB cup (heart shaped) that I've ever seen. The baby got a small box of chocolates which was promptly ripped open and she had one in her mouth and two in her hands at the same time plus she got a stuffed monkey.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra View post
    This year I have a public meeting, so I won't even be home. We talked, and we aren't doing anything at all on V-Day. No cards, no dinner, no gifts, etc. I think this will be the norm moving forward.
    We aren't doing anything either. I heard on the news this morning that the average person spends something like $130 for V-Day. I'd rather save the cash... we don't need a so-called holiday to enjoy a nice dinner out once in awhile, anyway.

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    Geek alert!

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    Cards and small gifts here. RJ will be grilling some baby backs for dinner. We'll wait and eat out for lunch on Saturday, at our favorite beach-side restaurant.

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    Yesterday, I took my wife out for lunch. Just the two of us, no kids. I didn't buy her anything else. She got me a card.

    I think on the way home from work today I'm going to stop and get her flowers. She probably won't be expecting it.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Yesterday, I took my wife out for lunch. Just the two of us, no kids. I didn't buy her anything else. She got me a card.

    I think on the way home from work today I'm going to stop and get her flowers. She probably won't be expecting it.
    Hey I'll bet flowers are probably being sold at big discouunts today to eliminate all their V-day overstock before it spoils.

    Holy crap! Did I just channel Mskis? Where did that blatantly commercial sentiment come from?
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    I got Hubby a card and a heart-shaped sugar cookie. Hubby got me a card and a chocolate covered strawberry edible arrangement.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Hey I'll bet flowers are probably being sold at big discouunts today to eliminate all their V-day overstock before it spoils.

    Holy crap! Did I just channel Mskis? Where did that blatantly commercial sentiment come from?
    We still buy some heavily discounted leftover heart-shaped balloons from the party store for the daughters birthday which is this Sunday.
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