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On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...

by tye  (Monk)
on Feb 14, 2004 at 03:15 UTC ( #328924=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Vote on this poll

To buy my girl a present
[bar] 16/7%
To get a card for my girl
[bar] 19/8%
To give my girl flowers
[bar] 17/7%
To do something terribly impractical and romantic for my girl
[bar] 67/29%
Where I left my partner
[bar] 56/24%
How much my boy hates this holiday
[bar] 15/6%
To get someone their birthday gift
[bar] 41/18%
231 total votes
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Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
by BUU (Prior) on Feb 14, 2004 at 06:32 UTC
    Wheres the option "To get a girl"?

      Yes, definetely need an option along the lines of "To Get a Girl" as BUU said... ((heh bloody errr singlist poll *G*))

      On the other hand, I voted "Where I left my partner" as a substitute.

        On the other hand, I voted "Where I left my partner" as a substitute.

        Substitute? That was the primary purpose of that choice. A poll on a geek site that doesn't take boys with no girl into account? That's like the primary audience.

        "To Get a Girl" ... ((heh bloody errr singlist poll *G*))

        What? You don't want to account for girls with no boy? Or perhaps you wanted to strand them in a separate category? I thought I'd be nice and let y'all at least comingle in a category.

        - tye        


        I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth
        The north side of my town faced east, and the east was facing south
        And now you dare to look me in the eye
        Those crocodile tears are what you cry
        It's a genuine problem, you won't try
        To work it out at all you just pass it by, pass it by

        (this has been your irrelevant "The Who" lyric insertion of the day....carry on now...)

      Ya !!!
Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
by Skeeve (Parson) on Feb 14, 2004 at 08:04 UTC
    where is the option: about St. Valentine's Day?

    It's an american holiday Germany never had. Just when the florists found out about it, it became publicly known here. And I hate commercial holidays. So I refuse to do anything special on that day.

      It's an italian tradition, see Saint Valentine Day Tradition; the commercial speculation is another story...

      Ciao, Valerio
        Italian? Couldn't find a proof for that on the page you mentioned. Instead i found:

        > But the fame which San Valentine all over the world is due to the legend which originated in the anglo-saxon countries

        So not necessarily America, but also (e.g.) England. But to my knowledge Italy is not anglo-saxon ;-)

      Ah, busy improving the reputation of German men vis--vis romance, I see. ;)

      Valentine's day is not an American holiday per se, but I'm sure Americans have influenced how it is celebrated in Germany.


        Romance? What's that? Do I *have* to know that? Sounds italian to me. But then "vis--vis" sounds very french.

        Do you know that you're confusing me!?


      And your girl let's you get away with that excuse?? Inconceivable!!

      - tye        


        You keep using that word, I don't think it means what you think it means.

        Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

        She has no choice as we are married in the 9th year now. ;-)
      Strictly Speaking Feb 14 is the Catholic Church Feast day of St Valentine of Rome who was put in prison and died there for performing marrage rituals for solders in the Roman Legons (Against the order of the emperor who felt single men fought better).

      It was promoted by the Catholic Church as a clean wholesome subsitute for the Veneralia, a Feast to Venus, which got quite kinky, Or was it the Roman fertility goddess Juno's Feast day, I beleive it is a debated topic.

      I really have too much time on my hands

      Who needs a spiffy sig
Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
by makar (Novice) on Feb 16, 2004 at 16:10 UTC
    I was sitting around playing Gamecube at about 11:30 at night Valentine's Day when I realized it was indeed Valentine's Day. I made a rush call to my significant other.

    Fortunately for my person, I've a very understanding girlfriend ^_^.
Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
by Moriarty (Abbot) on Feb 15, 2004 at 03:37 UTC
    Is there any option for multiple answers? I didn't buy a gift, flowers, a card or do anything impractical or romantic (although we did go out for dinner :-).
Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
by snowsmann (Scribe) on Feb 15, 2004 at 01:11 UTC
    i agree that there should deffinitly be an option for getting a girl, as most people in here need that one...but me for one, i sorta have a girl..heh, i gave her a burned cd and visited her at her work even though she hates this day...odd situation, i(the guy) like this holiday, where as my girl hates it, oh well, life is strange...
Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
by karisma (Scribe) on Feb 16, 2004 at 14:12 UTC
    There are no options for a girl with a boy who doesn't hate valentine's day!

      No, there are no options for a girl who remembers how much her boy hates Valentine's Day. You could have forgotten that "how much" is "none". But it really just means that he is a good actor.

      Don't make me copy /.'s "Don't complain about lack of options" disclaimer. I hate disclaimers. q-:

      - tye        

Hallmark is Satan with a spin doctor
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Feb 17, 2004 at 12:32 UTC

    The card. Why is it that most women could receive a diamond pendant necklace, a dozen red roses, and a day at a spa, but they'll get snippy if you don't get a card and Feed the Beast That Is Hallmark?

    One of the things that makes my current SO is so wonderful is that she doesn't believe in all that balderdash, but she still appreciates it if I do it.

    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
by BzBeauty (Sexton) on Mar 18, 2004 at 21:58 UTC
    where's the option that I forgot... that it was Valentine's and went diving
Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
by agentv (Friar) on Feb 16, 2004 at 08:15 UTC
    ...I forgot that love isn't about girls and boys anyway (or about boys and boys).

    It's about being related in the spirit. It's about being connected in a way that language can only partially describe.

    If you've ever felt that, then you know what I mean. And sometimes observing a ritual can remind us of the magnitude of what we've created in that relatedness. It can jar us into becoming present to our accomplishment.

    -- Or, we can just buy some roses out of guilt and declare it all to be a sham.

    But get that there is genuinely something to be gained by embracing the sentiment and expressing it fully. And as one of the greatest philosophers of the last century observed, "If you can't be with the one you love, honey love the one you're with!"

    ...All the world looks like -well- all the world, when your hammer is Perl.

On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
by been42 (Curate) on Feb 16, 2004 at 14:54 UTC go home.

    They decided to schedule an upgrade of our accounting system for this weekend. I thought my part of it was going to be about a 4 hour job, but I ended up working until 9 p.m. When I got home, I was still answering work-related calls until around 11:30.

    Fortunately for me, my wife agreed to "reschedule" Valentine's Day for next weekend, which increases our chances of getting into a nice restaurant (and gives me another week to shop for something good).

Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Feb 17, 2004 at 13:02 UTC

    ... all about the blasted holiday! :-)

    Seriously, SWMBO and I had two St. Valentines dinners out. Both were her choosing. Both were cheap nights out

    But wait until our 30'th anneversary rolls around in 2007..

    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter at Berghold dot Net
       Dog trainer, dog agility exhibitor, brewer of fine Belgian style ales. Happiness is a warm, tired, contented dog curled up at your side and a good Belgian ale in your chalice.
On St. Valentine's Day I ...
by DrHyde (Prior) on Feb 15, 2004 at 21:23 UTC
    massacred all the fucks who think that making up new holidays just so they can sell tacky cards is a great idea.

    Well, I can dream can't I.

    This node brought to you by the word "bah" and the letters H, U, M, B, U and G

Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
by Nick Kostirya (Sexton) on Feb 16, 2004 at 14:34 UTC
    Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
    by Anonymous Monk on Feb 16, 2004 at 17:06 UTC

      Well, my boyfriend spent Valentine's day at the bar with his single friends and then we spent the next day together. We both agreed it was fine. Celebrating love the day after the commercial holiday is fun :).

    Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
    by feloniousMonk (Pilgrim) on Feb 17, 2004 at 22:11 UTC
      i forgot to do something impractical, was too busy doing something *completely* practical - buying a house. not done yet but close to it, any my wife is very grateful. she has this idea that owning a house is better than a box of chocolates and some overpriced flowers.

      well, i guess this is officially the most expensive gift i've ever gotten her, even if it is for both of us :-) --
    Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
    by Anonymous Monk on Feb 16, 2004 at 07:59 UTC
      to get revenge on the ]%*#&% that dumped me
    Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
    by atcroft (Abbot) on Feb 17, 2004 at 22:42 UTC

        *I* didn't mention that person in this poll. Some other god appended the final choice after I posted the poll without even consulting or informing me. So blame them.

        - tye        

    Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
    by xenchu (Friar) on Feb 19, 2004 at 15:51 UTC

      I can't forget to get a birthday present for my daughter(Feb. 14 birthday). It's not allowed.


      That's about all there is to it, except for everything else. -<b>Programming Perl</b> (p.346)
    Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
    by punchcard_don (Beadle) on Feb 20, 2004 at 19:28 UTC
      if (we're so concerned about equality that we just have to call men 'boys' to balance calling women 'girls') {
      then that should be applied to Valentines Day and the poll's implication that only men needed to do something special for their girls is hyopcritical
      else {we permit different behaviour from ladies and gentlemen and guys should stop letting themselves be called 'boys'}
    Re: On St. Valentine's Day I forgot...
    by Anonymous Monk on Feb 19, 2004 at 18:16 UTC
      It's a pity there isn't an option for "to call my bf on the other side of the world"

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