Anyone else really hate Valentines Day?

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  1. JonZ

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    "Yeah, the final tally of this so-called nor'easter is about 3 inchs of heavy slush.... THIS SUCKS!!!!! GIVE ME SNOW!!!!"

    I live in lower NY, near PA, and we got a decent amount. It was mostly snow/sleet/ice mixture that made the roads pretty bad. Then around midday snow was coming down so heavy that in about 3 or 4 hours it doubled what came down the previous night.
     
  2. MarkHastings

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    LMAO! Well, people piss me off in the real world, but I usually let that stuff go...too much effort and energy wasted in arguing.

    I only like to argue on the internet because whenever I feel like too much effort is being wasted, I can just log off. [​IMG] but for some odd reason, I don't mind putting any amount of energy into arguing here. [​IMG]
     
  3. PhillJones

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    I'd take that trade. The problem with the slush is that when the temperature drops the next night, the city becomes an ice rink. Mass General Hospital ER has full to the brim with people with broken limbs for two days now. It's a lot more dangerous than snow.

    My wife broke her arm two weeks ago when there was a bad ice day.
     
  4. Jay H

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    PhilJones: I agree. Wait til next week, temperatures are supposed to be warmer by late next week in the NYC area, talking like 40deg highs but still below freezing at night. Watch out for the refreeze!

    Jay
     
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    I didn't even receive the pity bouquet I ordered for myself [​IMG]

    Happy V-Day Mark, wherever you are [​IMG]

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  7. Adam Lenhardt

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    That SUCKS! I'm usually oblivious enough to wander through without giving the day much thought.

    This year, Valentine's Day was beautiful if cold. Yesterday was even MORE miserable than last year though. I still can't get over being in the Boylston outbound platform and watching the water come down the subway stairs like a waterfall. I took a couple second video with my phone:
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    It was literally impossible to make my commute yesterday without being soaked up past my ankles.

    EDIT: YouTube fucked up the first video upload.
     
  8. Elizabeth S

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    I have honestly barely remembered it is Valentine's Day today. It took me an hour to figure out that maybe that's why a couple of people brought doughnuts and manapua to work this morning.

    I don't like or hate this "holiday" -- I am barely aware of it anymore.
     
  9. Jay H

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    Why is a divorce so expensive?


    Cause it is worth it. [​IMG]


    Jay
     
  10. Yee-Ming

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    Ah, pragmatic (smug) marrieds that we are, the missus and I didn't do anything special yesterday, but we will be going for a nice meal today instead. Since we got married, each year we go out just before or after the 14th instead, to avoid all the Valentine's Day crowds and nonsense of special (compulsory) set menus that most restaurants seem to have on the 14th.

    Yesterday I got stuck working late (relatively, that is, past 8pm) as we had an urgent project to finish; I was rather puzzled when one of the juniors wanted to leave at 6.30 saying he had reservations, and the other one had already gone! It wasn't till later that I remembered the date...
     
  11. MarkHastings

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    I actually rather enjoyed Valentine's day this year thank you.
     
  12. Greg_S_H

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    Hey, Mark! Long time no see! Don't be such a stranger. After Hours hasn't been as fun since you left.
     
  13. Inspector Hammer!

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    Ya know, this is probably the most successful thread i've ever started here at HTF.

    That actually depresses the living shit out of me. [​IMG]
     
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    The best thing about this thread is watching the attitude towards V-Day change according to the single/attached status of some posters. A dyed-in-the-wool anti-holiday, anti-capitalist, anti-materialist; who would feed ol' St. Val to a pack of ravenous wolves if given the chance, suddenly becomes a candy heart and Hallmark sporting romantic just because someone with the appropriate plumbing is now paying attention to them.

    It just goes to show you that all the cold, cool, and calculating Madison Avenue types got it pegged exactly right - A man will sell his soul (and empty his wallet) for a little nookie. [​IMG]
     
  16. Holadem

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    Waiting to hear from shmunchkin cakes.

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    Thank God I've never been long involved with anyone into pet names, aside from something like "Hon". I did have one girlfriend who called me "Kiddo" and I hated it with the white hot heat of 1000 suns. I figured I'd try the "non-verbal" communication stuff mentioned earlier in this thread; rolling my eyes, gritting my teeth, putting my hands over my ears and letting out a blood curdling scream . . . but she never got the hint. I guess us guys just aren't any good at the non-verbal thing. [​IMG]
     
  18. Inspector Hammer!

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    Meh, who's got the energy anymore. Besides i've done all my venting here enough to have it out of my system for at least another year or so. [​IMG]

    I just avoid the stores, especially Hallmark, that place is a deathtrap for V-day haters, fast forward through those aweful jewelery commercials and ignor it.
     
  19. Holadem

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    So you're back to hating the day now?

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  20. Inspector Hammer!

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    I suppose that's mildly true, but mainly I just pretend it doesn't exist.
     

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