View Poll Results: What is Valentine's day to you ?
I have no idea what that is ! (extraterrestrials please to vote here) 4 7.69%
I happily celebrate Valentine's day 7 13.46%
It is a good occasion (or pretext) to be just the two of us, regardless of a present or not 8 15.38%
I don't want to hear about this commercial trap ! 9 17.31%
Although I think it originates from commercial strategies, I don't care and celebrate anyway 6 11.54%
I am single and hate the OP of this poll 16 30.77%
Valentine's day is the best day for single people to party 2 3.85%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

Be my Valentine !


by humanino
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Feb13-07, 07:03 PM
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Dear PF-ers,

I am quite concerned about this : how do you consider Valentine's day ?
You never heard about it ? (where do you live )
Is this important to you ?
Do you consider it as comercial harassment ?
Is it just an occasion, or a good pretext, to celebrate your couple together ?
Do you go out on that occasion to find a new Valetine ?

Thank you for your participation !
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Feb13-07, 07:18 PM
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I am single, but I don't hate you. I ussually happily celebrate it but this year it is going to have to be a good night for singles to party for me.
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Feb13-07, 07:24 PM
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I voted that I'm single and hate you. But I don't really. Just none of the other options fit well either. Mostly it's just another night like every other, but if I do have a romantic interest when the holiday comes around, it's fun to celebrate, even if it is a totally commercial holiday. How could I not appreciate a holiday that encourages gifts of chocolate? Seriously, it's not about the gifts for me, but just a good excuse to snuggle up with someone you love.

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Feb13-07, 07:27 PM
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Be my Valentine !


We can be single and hate humano together.
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Feb13-07, 07:33 PM
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To me for my first 16 years it was a night like any other. When I first started dating I was compelled to make an effort but I don't go over the top. Usually a single rose and a card with a terrible poem I'd tried to write. Its funny because I've actually come back from a clandestine card posting here in the UK at 1 am. I'm quite hyped from the adrenaline of sneaking down somebodies garden in the dead of night
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Feb13-07, 07:35 PM
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Quote Quote by russ_watters View Post
We can be single and hate humano together.

I have not been very careful while I took the choices. OK, so let's consider that it shall be "you are single and/or hate me, you can vote"

As for if you don't care at all, you can pick "I have no idea what that is ! (extraterrestrials please to vote here)"
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Feb13-07, 07:37 PM
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Rememebr anything no matter how small makes her feel special.

I got away with a book and 5 plants for her planter, she won't buy a card and won't let me buy her one either. I made out in the deal, got a balloon and a six-pack of Guiness.
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Quote Quote by russ_watters View Post
We can be single and hate humano together.
Woo hoo!

It's really not fair. One of the professional societies of which I've been a member since being a grad student always used to have an abstract postmark deadline of Feb 14, which in those days, meant we were spending that night rushing to the regional post-office to get our submission postmarked before midnight, so I could never plan a Valentine's date. A few years ago, I commented on this deadline to one of the society's officers (it's the Society for the Study of Reproduction, so I suggested it was a rather anti-reproductive deadline), and ever since then, the deadline has been Feb 15. I don't have anything to submit this year anyway, but ever since they changed the deadline, and I've actually had the evening free on Valentine's Day, I haven't had any prospects for dates for the night.

I was going to bake heart-shaped cookies for the lab since I was home today, but I didn't feel like being accused of being "Martha Stewart-ish" again.
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Feb13-07, 07:53 PM
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This year I was particularly soppy. I was considering entering this in the PF valentines photo contest but the picture is terrible. Anyway I was inspired by Zoobyshoe's art work thread and took this picture to get the opinion of my artist friend. Anyway I'm hoping along with the poem I wrote it will have quite the romantic impact.

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Feb13-07, 07:54 PM
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Quote Quote by Dr Transport View Post
Rememebr anything no matter how small makes her feel special.
One hopes.

I got away with a book and 5 plants for her planter, she won't buy a card and won't let me buy her one either. I made out in the deal, got a balloon and a six-pack of Guiness.
Well, one could hand make a card - or download some graphics.

Six pack of Guinness is good.

Doing something special reminds me of last year when I took my wife a card, a nice bouquet of flowers, and some gifts and dropped them off where she worked, as a surprise, on her birthday. I pretended in morning that there was nothing too special going on. Well - she was surprised and apparently so were her female colleagues.

That evening she told me how much she enjoyed it - and about the comments that got from her lady friends - something to the effect "well, I guess you'll have to show your gratitude tonight," which I had not even thought about.
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Feb13-07, 08:00 PM
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Quote Quote by russ_watters View Post
We can be single and hate humanino together.
I'm in.

NO ONE ever sends me Valentine's day cards or gifts except zooby did last year out of pity and that was the best valentines day of my life. The hippos were beautiful! I will go to my grave with that memory, it was so special to me. Thank you zooby. <sniff>

I got ZERO from humanino, btw
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I had to go with I'm single and hate the OP.....but I really don't hate the OP of course haha.
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Quote Quote by humanino View Post
Do you consider it as comercial harassment ?
In a way, yes. And to add -

Quote Quote by humanino View Post
Is it just an occasion, or a good pretext, to celebrate your couple together ?
- unfortunately, it is just another of these days when we should be nice, instead of being nice every single day of the year. Things should be the other way round. Valentine's day should be every day in the year except one - and that one day we should actually be rude to each other and let volcanoes burst and then cool off again.
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I am all for Valentine's Day, as long as Steak and BJ day is celebrated as well.
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Feb13-07, 08:19 PM
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Quote Quote by Kurdt View Post
This year I was particularly soppy. I was considering entering this in the PF valentines photo contest but the picture is terrible. Anyway I was inspired by Zoobyshoe's art work thread and took this picture to get the opinion of my artist friend. Anyway I'm hoping along with the poem I wrote it will have quite the romantic impact.

Kurdt, that's great. Now work on shading, that's what gives it depth and that "photograph" look, but with feeling. You've captured "feeling". What a pretty girl.
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Quote Quote by Evo View Post
Kurdt, that's great. Now work on shading, that's what gives it depth and that "photograph" look, but with feeling. You've captured "feeling". What a pretty girl.
My shadings not too clever but I haven't really drawn anything in about 5 years. Like I said it was Zooby who inspired me with his thread of art and I'm sure I could never reach that level. Anyway I did alter it a bit but kept from shading the face as I didn't want to ruin what was a good capture of her likeness.

P.S. How come you haven't received more valentines Evo? Its a crime if ever I've seen one.
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Kurdt, I really like your drawing!!!!! I didn't know you were so artistic!
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Kurdt, I really like your drawing!!!!! I didn't know you were so artistic!
Thank you! Autistic more like. As I said above I don't really do any art but my father is really quite good while my mother was more scientific and I followed my mothers lead.


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