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Today, February 14, is...

by vroom (Pope)
on Feb 14, 2003 at 15:24 UTC ( #235280=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on Today, February 14, is...

Valentine's Day
[bar] 50/46%
ailie's birthday
[bar] 12/11%
both
[bar] 18/17%
neither
[bar] 17/16%
I've lodged my comment/rant related to today below
[bar] 11/10%
108 total votes
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Re: Today, February 14, is...
by Piercer (Beadle) on Feb 14, 2003 at 15:33 UTC
    Bah humbug! Ps happy birthday Ailie
Re: Today, February 14, is...
by valdez (Monsignor) on Feb 14, 2003 at 15:52 UTC

    It's my birthday! And happy birthday also to JaWi :)

    Ciao, Valerio

      belated best wishes ...

      It's my birthday, too.

      greetings, tos ;)

Today, February 14, is...
by Joost (Canon) on Feb 14, 2003 at 16:19 UTC
    One of the worst days for trying to get a seat in a restaurant. :-)

    -- Joost downtime n. The period during which a system is error-free and immune from user input.
Re: Today, February 14, is...
by cecil36 (Monk) on Feb 14, 2003 at 16:46 UTC
    ...a day that I should be spending with my girlfriend in Georgia. She and I really love each other, and the extra bonus is that there's no snow where she lives. Alas, I'm close to broke, and can't afford an airline ticket to go fly south to see her. It also sucks that there's another winter storm coming.
Re: Today, February 14, is...
by fredopalus (Friar) on Feb 14, 2003 at 16:56 UTC
    Actually, it's Friday.
      That's my feeling on the matter. But I'm definitely glad it's Friday.
Re: Today, February 14, is...
by 2mths (Beadle) on Feb 14, 2003 at 17:08 UTC
    The day I passed my driving test six years ago.
Re: Today, February 14, is...
by Rex(Wrecks) (Curate) on Feb 14, 2003 at 17:48 UTC
    ...the day after February 13, and the day after yesterday, and the day before tomorrow. It's also the same day as it was 365 days ago.

    "Nothing is sure but death and taxes" I say combine the two and its death to all taxes!
Re: Today, February 14, is...
by shadox (Priest) on Feb 14, 2003 at 17:55 UTC
    Today is pay day ;)
    ___________________________________________
    Optimus magister, bonus liber
Re: Today, February 14, is...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Feb 14, 2003 at 17:56 UTC
    Who was it who said "Once you have a woman's heart, you can never get rid of the rest of her"? I want to say it was John Gay in "The Beggar's Opera", but I don't think that's right.

    --
    tbone1
    Ain't enough 'O's in 'stoopid' to describe that guy.
    - Dave "the King" Wilson

Re: Today, February 14, is...
by Ryszard (Priest) on Feb 14, 2003 at 17:59 UTC
    The day in which red roses which where the same yesterday and will be the same tomorrow cost an order of magnitude more.

    I bought some anyway, I'm a sucker for my woman.

Re: Today, February 14, is...
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Feb 14, 2003 at 18:27 UTC

    The day before half of my book is due. Eep.

Re: Today, February 14, is...
by logan (Curate) on Feb 14, 2003 at 19:18 UTC
    Valentine's Day is a another consumerist festival that takes an ancient fertility rite and transforms it into a shopping spree. Like Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Mother's Day, the dominant aspect is commerce. It's not what you do, it's what you buy. If you don't spring for a giant bouquet of flowers and/or a box of chocolates for your significant other (sent to their workplace so everyone can see), you just don't care. And if you really cared, you'd blow a month's salary on some sort of jewelry.

    Sure, every year, there's a heartwarming story about the poor couple who gave each other some inexpensive but heartfelt gift because they didn't have any money, but they loved each other too much to let the day pass without some gesture. Thing is, the subtext there is that they only did that because they were broke. If you have money and try something like writing her a poem, well, you just don't care enough. I actually tried this once, and I never heard the end of it.

    My plan for Valentine's Day is to not do anything. Tomorrow, I might see if I can buy myself some chocolate that's been marked down. But I'm single, so what do I know?

    -Logan
    "What do I want? I'm an American. I want more."

      But Valentine's day is good for laughing at people who don't know what their symbols really represent.

      If you have ever seen a heart (human or animal, doesn't matter), you know darned well that a "heart-shape" isn't very heart shaped. But it does bear an amazing resemblance to a private piece of female anatomy. Care to guess what Cupid's "arrow" might have been originally?

      Them durned pagans were a little direct, weren't they? :-)

        I don't know about that , I've always found the heart shape as it is known to look similar to the adrenal gland but only in some pictures.
        I can't believe it's not psellchecked

Re: Today, February 14, is...
by TStanley (Canon) on Feb 14, 2003 at 23:06 UTC
    I finished my five day course of the Common Base of Knowledge for the CISSP certification. I also found out this afternoon that there is a very good chance that I will once again be be back in uniform, and this time, I probably will wind up somewhere not so nice.

    TStanley
    --------
    It is God's job to forgive Osama Bin Laden. It is our job to arrange the meeting -- General Norman Schwartzkopf
Re: Today, February 14, is...
by Coruscate (Sexton) on Feb 15, 2003 at 10:49 UTC

    Today, February 14, is...
    F) yesterday

    Honestly, this poll is waaayyy out of date. It's February 15th now, not the 14th :) lol


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Evil! Re: Today, February 14, is...
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Feb 15, 2003 at 10:55 UTC

    EVIL!

    Today is a day designed to make those of us who are alone feel even more so. Today is a day that I felt horrible, but couldn't call the only friend I have because I didn't want to make her feel like I was trying to make her feel guilty that we aren't more. Today is a day that people literaly walked through what I was working on in order to give otehr people presents. Today is a terrible horrible abomination.


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Re: Today, February 14, is...
by atcroft (Monsignor) on Feb 15, 2003 at 12:39 UTC

    Well, as I read this, it actually is into the 15th, so the answer "neither" would apply. Lots of interesting comments, to which I will add my own...

    And as one person mentioned, it is all about commerce, no matter what they would have you think it means. It acts to isolate those already lonely, by making them feel a failure for being alone at the moment. In college, I had several friends who nicknamed the 14th as "the Dark holiday." Too many twiterpated people. *shutter* For me, though, it is a dark reminder as well.

    14 Feb 2000-I went to work that day, but spent it worried about my paternal grandmother, who was in the hospital. When I got off work, I drove to the hospital, and spent the remainder of the evening there. I was standing at the foot of the hospital bed when she passed away twelve minutes after midnight, on the 15th, only a few days shy of she and my grandfather's 54th wedding anniversary.

    I hope it was a good one for you all.

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