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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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[Discount] Valentine's Day Basket

For you, today: Henry Miller's 11 rules of writing ("never get high on your own supply"); the Diplo-produced Usher track "Climax"; a stream of the new Sleigh Bells album, Reign of Terror; "The Weird World of Animal Mating"; a bottle of Tank Girl Vodka; the Jurassic Parks & Rec Tumblr; and a cool cup of coffee.

This is also a safe space to share Valentine's Day stories as well as any and all dark, fascinating secrets. Or to talk about the "alien footstool" that won the Westminster dog show.

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Porn Peddler

All I wanted for Valentine's day was sex and falafel and that's exactly what I got. For a minute there, between looking at all the new pictures on Facebook of flowers, jewelry, etc., and fielding the inevitable "You guys aren't DOING ANYTHING?!!!!!?!?!" questions I thought, "It WOULD be cute if Mister did things...." but then there was the falafel and oh my god he makes the best falafel, you guys, it's like his mutant superpower or something. Plus my favorite restaurant's ridiculous prix fix menu looked good but there was entirely too much food allotted for each person and also way too much goddamn money. FALAFENTINES DAY FOREVER

feartie

My dark secret is I'm terrible vain: I wrote this novel and a part of it is excerpted today and I'd like all the people to read it if they like dark ghosty stories of girls on islands. The excitement is driving me slightly up the wall and stopping me from writing today. Hoping Miller can sort me out.

melis

Feartie! Feartie. It's just marvelous, is what it is.

feartie

@melis *almost inaudible high pitched noise*

PistolPackinMama

@feartie Eee! Lunchtime reading... bookmarked!

annepersand

@feartie I started reading it before the world's most boring conference call to which I unfortunately have to pay some measure of attention started and it is amazing. You have a gorgeous prose style!

feartie

@annepersand Thanks for reading - it makes me really happy that there are people interested in it. It's been a long haul getting it out there.

nyikint

@feartie Anyone that uses the word 'shoogle' is alright by me! :) Thanks for sharing!

Satchlo Petrovich

Hello! Hello! I am Satchlo and I love the Tank Girl. I find your site this way! We have no Valentine's day in Bosnia but in Marches we make Saint Sebastian day and we promise not to beat wives for entire day. Is good fun!

You are very beautiful Edith. I want you come to Bosnia and we celebrate the Sebastians day together. My mother makes best Ćevapi and then we go to football club match. Is wonderful day!

Edith Zimmerman

@Satchlo Petrovich Wow!

caddie

@Satchlo Petrovich Edith is indeed beautiful! Too bad you're a racist troll! For your own sanity as well as ours, please stop watching Borat.

Satchlo Petrovich

@caddie Come on baby, don't be tight pant. Satchlo races nobody. You like Bob Marley? I love Bob Marley. He say one love. Satchlo agree. You come to Bosnia and Satchlo make you in clan.

hotdog

@Satchlo Petrovich no no no no no. seriously, fucking stop. Haha, bosnians are idiot wife-beaters! Like ALL Bosnians. Ha! So funny. Foreign accent! Sooooo funny.

I'm embarrassed that you don't immediately recognized how a. unfunny, beaten to death, dumb and b. xenophobic and yes, racist, this joke is. go away.

whizz_dumb

@hotdog maybe we should pitch in and get him a cab to the plane station so he can go back to his home land.

nyikint

@Satchlo Petrovich We finally have trolls! We're big kids now!

Megasus

@nyikin I am betting is the same troll from last week yaaaaay!

The Lady of Shalott

I actually had a nice Valentine's day for the first time in all the time I can remember, and my new boyfriend got me a plush puppy and....a thermal underwear shirt. SHUT UP, IT'S REALLY WARM.

But more importantly: DISCOUNT CANDY DAY!!!! GET IT! GET IT! GET IT BEFORE IT'S GONE

anachronistique

@The Lady of Shalott The store I went to this morning on the way to work was CLEANED OUT, but it's also in a very high-traffic area and very small. BUT STILL. Disappointment!

dale

@The Lady of Shalott I am hoping against hope that there's still some left by the time I get out for my lunch break. 50% off candy! It does not get any better.

thisisunclear

I worked late and a nice old man wished me a happy valentine's day on my walk home. Instead of my usual crabby walk-on-by, I decided to respond to with a smile and a thank you. When I got home there was a delivery of flowers from the guy I'm confused about, and they had been sitting in my lobby all day, so they were a little wilty, but now they're really pretty. They were also the first flowers I've ever received from a dude, so that's...something?

Also I think Sleigh Bells hurts my head but Usher you.are.so.smooooooth.

RocketSurgeon

Boyfriend had some professional event thing, so I made my own dinner and drank half a bottle of wine and watched Breaking Bad until he got home. We've never done anything for Valentine's in the 3.5 years we've been together, and I'm not a big fan of the holiday anyway, but I'm a bit jealous listening to my coworkers going on about their flowers, jewelry and nice dinners....

julia

I had been saving this Lisa Hanawalt card to give to Mr. Julia and so I did, even though we are not much for the day/I had class/he was meeting an out of town cousin. I took the dog for a long walk, he (the dog) seemed to appreciate that. And of course, there was sex (with Mr. Julia), more out of necessity from having gone a few days without than in observance the calendar date.

But more importantly I am looking forward to some good stories in this thread.

maevemealone

The Doberman was robbed. Of both victory and the dignity of a decent name.

julia

@maevemealone The little ones shouldn't be allowed to win.

Megasus

@julia There were corgis there, they should have won! CORGIS FOREVER!!

George Templeton Strong

@julia A Pekingese no less. Most dogs I know don't consider Pekingeses to be dogs at all, just some fearsome hellspawn of a squirrel and a pom pom.

Anna Marquardt

@maevemealone I was at the dog show and people were PISSED about the Peke winning. As we were leaving, one guy said, "This is like if, at the end of Star Wars, Darth Vader killed Luke Skywalker. This is like if Voldemort won."

maevemealone

@Anna Marquardt Nobody cheered for that thing! I'm not even a big doberman fan (thanks childhood bite to the face) but Fifi was running that show and practically pulled a Kanye on the judge.

@Megan Patterson@facebook
The corgis were bringing the cute big time, they were just puppy enough.

Lindsay Gordon@facebook

@maevemealone It perplexes me that people don't think it is a dog. I am not a dog owner or even a dog liker (I own two cats and I had enough horrible experiences with dogs as a kid to turn me off of them forever, also dogs are slobbery and offend my sense of personal space) but I am interested in genetics and so do a lot of reading on breeds and breed histories. The Pekingese has been around for over 2,000 years. It was the official dog of the Imperial Chinese Court. How can people say that a dog with such a distinguished, amazing history--that has been around for much longer than many breeds out there--is not a dog? I think Malachy is an adorable little Tribble with legs, and I will defend his doghood status! Um, also, how can you not love a dog with this sort of mythological origin story: "A lion and a marmoset fell in love. But the lion was too large. The lion went to the Buddha and told him of his woes. The Buddha allowed the lion to shrink down to the size of the marmoset. And the Pekingese was the result." Guh.

dale

@Megan Patterson@facebook They gave it to another dog just to be fair. I mean, the corgis can't win everything everywhere, right? (Except winning IN OUR HEARTS)

Snicker-snack!

@maevemealone While I agree that Fi Fi should have won, I was kinda sorta happy that Malachy won, because he looked like a potato and I laughed every time I saw him.

caddie

Alien footstool OF MY HEART!

redheaded&crazy

well I got a lobster surfnturf dinner so no complaints over here!

hallelujah

I reveled yesterday in having the best worst Valentine's day of anybody I knew. Small consolation for getting knocked up and your boyfriend walking out on you shortly thereafter, but hey, at least I won! Riiiight? Womp.

Satchlo Petrovich

@hallelujah In Bosnia we never hit girlfriend, only wives. You hit girlfriend and then your clan has to take blood oath and is bad for business for next 12 years. Why does your clan allow you to get knocked around when you have baby like this?

Porn Peddler

@hallelujah Oh, dear, take a page from The Lady of Shalott's book (not the one in which she sends herself down the Thames to die in a barge though, definitely not that one) DISCOUNT CANDY NOW, STAT, ALL OF IT. If you were here there would be delicious falafels and tea and I would totally make you candy cane brownies :(

She Saved The World, Alot

@hallelujah If that is you in your profile picture, you look just like Anne Hathaway and you are beautiful :) If it's not you, you're still beautiful anyway.

hallelujah

@Third Wave Housewife OH, I am so all over that. Candy & mac n cheese are strangely the only things I can keep down. Fetus has good taste! & you are so lovely and sweet, thank you.

@She Saved The World, Alot you are also lovely and sweet! EVERYONE IS LOVELY AND SWEET, even the Bosnian guy maybe?

She Saved The World, Alot

@hallelujah Just don't marry him

ohmy

my first valentine's with a person and he had to work. then he called to tell me that he has been offered a promotion but it would mean moving over 2 hours away. so i drank a lot of whiskey and sobbed myself to sleep.

i am buying all the discount chocolate today.

Megasus

I did nothing because single (but I never really did before anyway), but the fire alarm in my building went off THREE TIMES in half an hour! And it's the kind where it's right in your unit, so it's really loud, and it stressed me and the poor pup out. And last year, a pipe exploded and got water in like 20 apartments, so last valentine's I was dealing with THAT. Basically, this building is Valentine's day cursed or something. Oh and no one went outside during the firealarm because a) they weren't home or b) they were too busy doing it (seriously, not a single person went outside).

lil.orphan.shannie

My manfriend got up early and made me breakfast while I was getting ready for work. While I was eating he says, "You know, I thought about sending flowers to you at work today, but I figured that would make people talk to you and ask you questions and I know how much you hate that. Bacon's better than flowers anyway." It was the best gift I never received. I had a giant piece of red velvet cake and like a dozen Dove chocolates people had brought to work, my gay husband wrote me the best poem ever and my sister sent me a video of my baby nephew telling me he loves me. And, of course, I got some sexing up. Overall, a pretty successful Valentine's day!

fabel

@lil.orphan.shannie That is the sweetest reason ever for NOT getting flowers, seriously. I also hate when people talk to me & ask questions, which is why I tell bf to never send me flowers at work where everyone would be like "AWWW"

iceberg

@lil.orphan.shannie bacon > flowers!!!!!

lil.orphan.shannie

@fabel Ugh, yes. I had a previous bf do this and my boss at that time would not shut the hell up about them. "Aww, that's sooo sweet. I wish someone sent me flowers. Poor me. I'm so lonely. Waah, waah." I was tempted to give them to her just so she'd get away from me. My current boss is equally nosy, but not as mushy. Work people, please don't speak to me ever. Ugh.

@iceberg YES. Bacon wins everything forever.

annepersand

Guys my Valentine's day was the best: I got into grad school! CUNY was my valentine. And then my best friend brought over celebratory cupcakes and I made beer mac'n'cheese and we watched Suspiria, which is whacked the fuck out. Also I've been reading a lot of Flaubert lately, so I'm all about the colloquial/ironic shading imbued by heavy overuse of italics.

Mrs. PotatoHead

@annepersand This sounds like a lovely day and CONGRATULATIONS on grad school!! But... could you say a little more about beer mac & cheese?

atipofthehat

@annepersand

Congratulations!

(But not at all surprised. They are lucky to have you.)

whatsherface

@annepersand BEER MAC'N'CHEESE?? I didn't know this was a thing!

Also, congratulations!

The Lady of Shalott

@annepersand Congratulations!!!!!!

annepersand

Thanks, everyone!

The beer mac'n'cheese was really the money part of the night. I was working off of this recipe, roughly, except that I added some bacon and shallots. Teal deer, you basically make it like regular mac'n'cheese except that you incorporate approximately a cup of beer into the roux/cheese sauce in addition to milk. It was delicious and my friend basically forced me to remove the dish from in front of him so that I could have leftovers for today.

Dancercise

@annepersand Congratulations!

Also, I'm pretty sure this mac & cheese will be my new comfort food. Those pictures.

annepersand

@Dancersize It's super delicious, and make sure not to skip the basil. That way, you can pretend there's a vegetable in there, and also it makes it taste even better.

oh, disaster

@annepersand Congratulations! And for sharing that beer mac 'n cheese recipe, thank you.

Lily Rowan

@annepersand So, like Welsh Rabbit but with noodles instead of bread? Sounds like an excellent day all the way around!

SheWhoReadsInSkirts

@annepersand Grad school grad school grad school! Congratulations! Now, make sure you have oodles of fun in the mean time.

Also, sending beer & mac & cheese recipe to fiance now.

Mrs. PotatoHead

@annepersand Oh My Yum. THANK YOU for sharing the recipe!

aproprose

My friend Kate and I met at a bar last night. This guy who looked like Gary Busey stumbled in and was totally wasted. After a 10 minute conversation he asked Kate if she would like to go somewhere else so that he could "fuck with her feet."

Then we asked him to leave. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

feartie

@aproprose That sounds truly delightful.

atipofthehat

@aproprose

But that line usually works. Probably he forgot to do the little dance number that goes with it.

TheGenYgirl

After pulling an all-nighter to catch up on number theory homework and reading Anna Karenina, telling myself feverishly the whole time that I was okay with the direction my life was going, I had to face the card swiper at the cafeteria for a 7:30 breakfast (or 3rd dinner depending on how you look at it) ask me what I did for Valentine's Day. I had really thought I'd be in the clear after around 2 am last night...

boyofdestiny

Man, I went out and had these red Valentine's Day themed deviled eggs, made with beets and horseradish. It doesn't sound very romantic, but trust me. These things were awesome.

hot dog princess

@boyofdestiny DEVILED EGGS. Enough said.

boyofdestiny

@hot dog princess They don't sound like the perfect date food, but they are!

atipofthehat

@boyofdestiny

The only thing better than a deviled egg is a deviled egg topped with a bite of thick-cut, crisp-cooked, marinated bacon. (Exterminator Chili, R.I.P.)

She Saved The World, Alot

@boyofdestiny I think the fart-LW should employ this with her beau, just so they can enjoy delicious devilled eggs and simultaneously get all her fart-phobias taken care of!

atipofthehat

@boyofdestiny

Apparently you're serious about this. At first I thought you were yolking.

annepersand

@atipofthehat Don't egg him on.

atipofthehat

@annepersand

How else can we get him to come out of his shell?

Hellcat

@atipofthehat Every time I see deviled eggs arranged attractively on a plate, I think, "This will surely be the time that I can have one without gagging." And, it never is. I don't know why I bother when I know fully well that I hate eggs; this style of them, though, is just so aesthetically pleasing.

Hellcat

@atipofthehat Ha! Cadbury Eggs make my mouth feel dirty and my throat sore! Oy, I am such a lame-ass food diva or something. But those look so pretty too!

boyofdestiny

@atipofthehat I don't check on this thread for ten minutes, and you guys poach all the good egg puns.

atipofthehat

@Hellcat

Shh...if you say "make my mouth feel dirty and my throat sore" too loudly, it summons @saythatscool

atipofthehat

@boyofdestiny

At least you can print them out to paste in your albumen.

annepersand

@boyofdestiny You should be flattered that we're not trying to coddle you.

boyofdestiny

@boyofdestiny Hmm. I didn't read the thread right below this, talking about poached eggs, until after this comment. But since there's no way to prove I'm not a hack, I'm putting myself into pun eggsile for a bit.

annepersand

@boyofdestiny Just when I was scrambling to come up with something good...

atipofthehat

@boyofdestiny

You're probably just fried after going out on a weeknight.

annepersand

@atipofthehat Too much partying always goes over hard.

atipofthehat

@annepersand

He was out with that toothpick in the frilly skirt again, wasn't he?

annepersand

@atipofthehat They both looked pretty baked when I saw them.

atipofthehat

@annepersand

Are you shirred?

annepersand

@atipofthehat Ome-lette you know that I'm positive.

sarahe

I poached myself a couple of eggs and watched Teen Wolf! And then my friend Danielle came over and brought me flowers and toilet paper, because I was out of toilet paper.

Kind of perfect, I think!

hallelujah

@sarahe EEEEE I love poached eggs! I just can't. ever. make. them. right! It's truly a horrible curse. What a lovely friend too!

atipofthehat

@hallelujah

"poached eyes on ghost"

—J.A.A.J.

lil.orphan.shannie

@hallelujah Put a splash (teaspoon and a half maybe?) of white vinegar in the water before you put your eggs in it. It keeps the whites from spreading all over the place.

HeyThatsMyBike

@lil.orphan.shannie What CAN'T vinegar do?!

Wondajules

JOLIEEEEEEE! Your brownies broke my brownie curse! I have never in my life been able to bake a decent brownie(wedding cakes? yes. Lentil cookies? Yes. Other, comparatively complex baking and cooking recipes? Yes. Brownies? Never have I ever), even out of the box. So yesterday when I told Mr. I was going to try brownies one more time he laughed and I laughed and then IT WORKED! Take that, brownie curse. And thank you, Jolie, for the crack brownies!

Jolie Kerr

@Wondajules That makes me so darn happy! I hope you two ate the whole batch and then had wild sexytimes.

Megasus

@Jolie Kerr Jolie's brownies should only be used to fuel sexytimes, it's in the recipe I'm sure.

atipofthehat

The best part for me was when I handed my daughter her first bunch of flowers (white mini-carnations and one red rose) and she smelled them and then went tottering off with a carnation in her fist and then came back and presented an iris I brought to her mom, and opened her first valentine card. This morning she buried her face in the rose several times and made conspicuous sniffing noises and smiled.

PistolPackinMama

@atipofthehat The conspicuous snuffling noises is the bow of adorable on an already cute package.

olivebee

Oooh I REALLY don't want to come off as the type that would receive a "congratulations, how wonderful," but I want to effuse the powers of a homemade gift, so forgive me.

My husband and I (though this is our first V-day together) don't take the holiday seriously, so we promised each other no gifts, no flowers, no cards, etc etc. But when I got home from work and opened my computer yesterday, there was a video Valentine waiting for me to play. It was a mash-up of clips from my favorite TV shows (Friday Night Lights, Veronica Mars, Community, and The Wire) that were muted, and while their theme songs played over top, a series of Valentine's puns appeared for each clip relating to that particular show. Examples: for a clip of Veronica and Piz the caption was "You hold the Piznars-'key' to my heart." And for a clip of Snoop mumbling incoherently away on the Wire, the caption was "I can't form the words to say how I feel about you."

I cried A LOT.

automaticdoor

@olivebee Okay, I need to know: what was the Community pun??

olivebee

@automaticdoor There were a bunch, but one of them was "I'm devastated when you're gone" over a clip of Troy having an absolute meltdown in the season 1 episode where Annie does that psych experiment. I guess that's not really a pun? He also wrote something that I now forget over that really dirty and really hilarious sequence of Annie graphically describing how her Dungeons & Dragons character would have sex with Abed's character. And then the whole video ended with the clip of Troy & Abed hugging at the Valentines Dance from season 2.

Daisy Razor

I had 4 cavities filled yesterday, so no candy for me. LOTS of wine though!

(But Mr. Razor and I went out last weekend for a chocolate tea and got high as kites on sugar, caffeine, and champagne, then he bought me fancy honey from the fancy honey store.)

atipofthehat

@Daisy Razor

"What did you do for valentine's day?"
"I had four cavities filled!"
"Wow...I only have three...."

atipofthehat

@atipofthehat

HAIRPIN SEX DIARIES WINNER!

Dancercise

I made paper flowers for a few ladyfriends and we all had dinner. They loved those silly little flowers!

cuminafterall

My boyfriend got me flowers, I got him a bottle of Campari (whatever the connotations of Negronis around these parts, for us they = love), we made mirepoix-rosemary risotto and ate vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and watched Wings of Desire. It was the nicest weekday evening we've had in a very long time.

Infinite Jess

I went home and did two loads of dishes from hosting dinner for my friends Monday night. Boyfriend was on couch playing Mass Effect after getting fired from a job. Made myself dinner and looked at whiteboard tally of how much in back rent he owes me. Then he vetoed my suggestion of a romantic movie. :(

Nothing too terrible, but it was a buildup of annoyances.

sox
sox

I...well, I've been kinda sorta dipping my pen in the company ink? Or he has I guess? Because I've been here alot longer and he's the boy? Anyway, we're not, like couple or anything but he'd noted a few weeks ago that I love the silly things of valentine's and then he kind of set things up on Monday to make me think he might have something up his sleeve -- for instance he worked from home yesterday because he had a couple of meetings in the opposite direction (we're super flex about telecommuting here). SO. I totally fantasized that he was going to send me a giant bouquet with a secret admirer note and then cook me steak last night. But he didn't. Which is totally fine and I cracked myself up at my vivid & hopeful imagination!

What I did do is make my Pin Pal a valentine and write her (I believe it's a her, she has a neutral name??) back! And also, I caught the bouquet at my friends' wedding last weekend which was exciting and I was so drunk it kind of made me cry!

Judith Slutler

I got a text message of geometric shapes (shut up, it's a tradition) and my boyfriend is coming to visit soon!!!

Lily Rowan

I had my date! It was fine. He brought a rose, which was nice, except then I had to carry it around. We did not Do It. The End.

Lily Rowan

Or not the end? Because he literally just texted me, which I appreciate a great deal. Unless it means he's reading this right now. (Are you reading this right now?)

Reginal T. Squirge

@Lily Rowan "I can't believe I have to carry this rose around ALL NIGHT!" #lovedpeopleproblems

Lily Rowan

@ReginalTSquirge@twitter Ha! I know, I'm the worst. But this is the first time I've ever had a good date on VD, if that helps?

Reginal T. Squirge

@Lily Rowan Well, for what it's worth, all my dates are on VD. Aaaaaaaanywaaaaay, I'll just see myself out.

atipofthehat

@Lily Rowan

If you see him again, will your legs be smooth?

Lily Rowan

@atipofthehat TBD.

Anita Ham Sandwich

I went out for dinner with my partner and his kids. Then came home expecting to see my husband and a guy I'm dating and have sexytimes, but they were gone. So I pouted. Then my husband brought me a rose and I kept pouting until the sexing. <---- horny and shallow

sox
sox

@Anita Ham Sandwich Diagram please?!

Anita Ham Sandwich

@sox
The diagram I tried to make came out funky when it posted. But basically I have three guys in my life, and they each have additional people, and trying to chart it out just turns into something that resembles a spiderweb.

sox
sox

@Anita Ham Sandwich This helps immensely, actually, the visual of the spider web, with you chillin' in the middle. Wait. Are you A Spider??
Also, I think a case of the hornies can make even the best of us a bit shallow. Takes all the blood out of our other decision making body parts, ya know?

planforamiracle

My valentines' day made me sad. I came home from a generally lame workday feeling miserable and apprehensive since I hadn’t heard from my fella all day. The past two valentines days we’ve been together, I’ve thrown dinner parties for the expressed purpose of doing something fun and low-pressure with friends. We didn’t really talk about it before v-day itself, but apparently I had all these expectations that I hadn’t acknowledged. I walked into my apartment to find a big bunch of tulips from the corner store jammed into a vase. I love tulips. There was a note about how we don’t do valentine’s so it was a ‘happy Tuesday’ present, which I probably would have found much cuter if I hadn’t had a bad day and if we hadn’t been having problems and Serious Talks for weeks (months, on and off).
So when I called to say thank you I ended up getting kind of upset and crying. I invited him over and we baked cookies (from dough that was in my fridge) and talked about our day. Things have not been great and they continue to not be great, and I wish I hadn’t been hoping for him to make some grand gesture on valentine’s day that would somehow make things all better. I know that’s not how it works! But I wanted it anyway and feel dumb and juvenile for my dumb and juvenile desires.
Then I had a bath, did yoga, and went to sleep at 11. Womp-womp.

(thanks, Pinners, for letting me constantly whine and overanalyze my Relationship Problems..)

dale

@planforamiracle It's good to get the feelings out, and to people who aren't directly involved (you probably couldn't explain this much to your b/f and have him understand everything without getting upset/potentially taking it wrong, or at least that's been my experience). As someone going through an 8 year period of Relationship Problems, I am sitting beside you commiserating and holding your hand, if that would help.

hot dog princess

@planforamiracle If it makes you feel better, I had a really similar experience? "I had all these expectations I hadn't acknowledged" is exactly what happened to me. I usually don't care about V-Day much at all, but my boyfriend didn't get me anything this year. We hadn't planned on it and my birthday was just on Sunday so he was busy with that. Anyways I started having all these capitol F "feelings" about Valentine's Day! It's confusing because I don't identify with the traditional expectations of Valentines day, but yet I was still upset because there was no thought put into it? I don't know!!

planforamiracle

@dale @hot dog princess
thanks guyssss. it's like this has all been going on for so long, and other things in my life are shitty, so it's hard to tell how I actually feel about the situation anymore. And re: V-Day, I think this is why other people commented yesterday saying that the whole thing is a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't situation.
@hot dog princess I totally get where you're coming from. I wanted him TO WANT to do something and have that trump my 'trying to be a cool laid back girlfriend who doesn't care about valentine's day' facade.
Also I think for me, part of the problem was seeing what all my cute-couple-y friends were doing to mark the occasion. It hurt my heart that even the most chill/non-traditional ones were still going out for beer & poutine, or watching cheesy movies together. So I guess I'll know for next year that I would rather do SOMETHING than nothing..
and @dale I am so glad to have you commiserating with me. super thanks and good luck with your Relationship Problems <3

Reginal T. Squirge

I sent Dr. Angelface flowers. Tulips, because everything is still new with us.

I sent them to her home because Tuesday is her weekend and I knew she'd be there.

She texted later in the day to thank me for them.

I asked if she wanted to do something because I'd asked her last week if she did and she never answered. She said she wanted to avoid the crowds but maybe she'd come over and we could watch a movie or something.

She texted me at 8 to tell me that she had fallen asleep and didn't want to come to my part of town and felt like staying home anyway.

Full disclosure: she's not completely awful. Sometimes she has I-want-to-be-alone days and also we had a huge sex fail on Saturday that almost ruined us (the jury's still out on that one).

biubiu

I just stopped by to say that I correctly guessed "pekingese?" from "alien footstool"

bowtiesarecool

I got a fruit basket today! From someone who didn't sign the card! I'm secretly hoping that nobody fesses up, so that I can pretend I have a secret admirer, even though I got non-anonymous flowers yesterday. I'm selfish like that.

Also, fruit baskets are delicious. <3 u, flower-shaped pineapple!

whizz_dumb

So I'm in the early stages of seeing this awesome lady and we end up kissing when we hang out. It is great. Anyway, she told me she thinks Valentine's Day is stupid, and I kind-of agree but last night I made her really good mix CDs for her road trip. Guess I snuck some romantic stuff in there regardless(?) of the romantic holiday. Whoops.

Lily Rowan

@whizz_dumb Nah, that sounds right on the money.

whizz_dumb

@Lily Rowan Thanks, I thought so. ^^Humblebrag

SheWhoReadsInSkirts

I woke up and made pancakes for the fiance, which I burned because UGH pancakes and I can never get the temperature of the pan correct, but some were still edible. Then we went our separate worky ways. He made chicken cordon bleu from scratch for dindins and we watched the Daily Show and Castle and then went to bed early because he's sick and Wednesdays are my early day at school.

alliepants

SO. I had a surprise romantic candlelit homemade dinner from a guy I've been dating for 3 months... and yet I didn't really mind or freak out. I feel like that has to be a good sign. Of course I tried REALLY HARD not to look too shocked. I mean, he was wearing a jacket. And classical music was playing.

linaCAN!

I need help with this one.

So I've been dating my boyfriend for about 5 months now. We've said I love you, met parents, etc. But he isn't very good about being affectionate and we had this big talk last week about how I need him to be more affectionate and how he isn't used to it and will try cause he wants to make me happy and so on.

He was also leaving for France for 2 weeks on Vday. So I made him brownies in the shape of a heart, got him a book I read in France and loved and a vintage shirt. And he did... nothing. So I cried. And now he's gone for 2 weeks.

And now I'm all confused and stressed and just generally worried about our future and if he will ever be a romantic, affectionate man that I want to be with. So, worst Valentine's in awhile, and I've been single for 5 years before this :(

aintquite

My boyfriend and I made cocktails and black velvet cake, which is just red velvet cake with lots of black food coloring instead of red, and invited over a bunch of friends who have been texting us about the color of the their shit all day. Green.

oatmealshrapnel

I "hung out" with my ex, ate pizza, got massages, and then had sex. But I feel poop-y now. And no, I have never once gotten flowers for V-day. I'm always too much of a casual sex buddy. And this is why I get just a wee bit annoyed when people talk about how "freaked out" they get when their boy/whatever gets them nice bouquets and such.

sarah girl

I stayed home sick from work, some kind of bug. :( Barfing on Valentine's Day, so romantic. But then I started feeling a teeny bit better in the evening, and my boyfriend came over and brought Wendy's (my favorite comfort food) and ate with me in bed. We blabbed and laughed and played an adventure/puzzle game on my phone for a long time, then y'know, some sexin. Ended up pretty good :)

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