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Old 02-14-2015, 10:45 AM
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:49 PM
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Valentine's Day is a holiday that exists to guilt men into buying stuff for their significant other, as a supposed show of Love........or else. So glad its over for another year after being inundated with advertising along those lines for the entire year to date. Nothing says "I love you" more than delivering flowers to the office so your significant other can throw them in the face of everyone who didn't get anything or is unattached.

One thing I love about my wife of 31 years is that she doesn't care about flowers, chocolates, stuffed bears or the other crap that is Valentine's Day. Sure, we exchange something simple, but spending time with her on a Saturday to leisurely shop, have lunch at her favorite chinese restaurant, driving around town top down with her favorite music playing and generally paying attention to her is much more important to her. The topper was cooking my special Eggplant Parm for her and then cleaning the kitchen.
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Uhhhhm... Oooooookay lol!

I don't feel "guilty" buying or doing something special for my wife this or any other day. I'm sure millions of other guys/gals would agree.
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Valentine's Day is a holiday that exists to guilt men into buying stuff for their significant other, as a supposed show of Love........or else. So glad its over for another year after being inundated with advertising along those lines for the entire year to date. Nothing says "I love you" more than delivering flowers to the office so your significant other can throw them in the face of everyone who didn't get anything or is unattached.

One thing I love about my wife of 31 years is that she doesn't care about flowers, chocolates, stuffed bears or the other crap that is Valentine's Day. Sure, we exchange something simple, but spending time with her on a Saturday to leisurely shop, have lunch at her favorite chinese restaurant, driving around town top down with her favorite music playing and generally paying attention to her is much more important to her. The topper was cooking my special Eggplant Parm for her and then cleaning the kitchen.
Damn dude! After reading that bleak assessment I just don't know what else to say. I love surprising my wife on Valentines day. It gives me a kick to see the smile on her face when she gets home from the hospital after a 12 hour shift. And she definitely loves that.
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My wife and I don't really do valentines day, it's too cliche. She has my credit card to buy what she pleases anytime(boy, does she have expensive taste). OTOH, it can be a regular Tuesday in August and I might surprise her with flowers or something else.
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Hahaha! TXSTYLE! I guess great minds think alike. You got yours a MK purse and flowers. And I got mine an MK watch and flowers and some Champaign.

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My wife and I don't really do valentines day, it's too cliche. She has my credit card to buy what she pleases anytime(boy, does she have expensive taste). OTOH, it can be a regular Tuesday in August and I might surprise her with flowers or something else.
My wife is a Physicians assistant. We both pull 6 figure salaries. But this year hers was more than mine by $40K. So she doesn't need my credit card. She has her own. Hahaha! Yeas ago when she was just an apartment locator when she was getting ready to go back to school I said when your out of school and making the big bucks don't forget that this blue collar machinist put you through school and made the mortgage payments and both car payment to do it. But she doesn't look at things in terms of money. Im getting ready to tern 45 on Feb 23. And she is 49 in this picture. 16 years of marriage.

And this was when we first met. Holy crap! Look how much younger we looked. Amazing.
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This thread should be retitled the "Chris-Chris" thread.
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I didn't realize that you are from Arlington. I'm getting ready to go up there in a few weeks for my oldest daughters cheer leading competition. It's the big one. It's like a rock concert.
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Hahaha! TXSTYLE! I guess great minds think alike. You got yours a MK purse and flowers. And I got mine an MK watch and flowers and some Champaign.

Nice man! That's what I'm talking about!

Anyone who says Valentines Day is cliche is simply either: cheap or doesn't care what their significant other thinks. Prior to getting married (nearly 15yrs and she's gotten something each time) I even got the plethora of girlfriends I've had something dating back to High School! And they ALL have appreciated it immensely. So just because YOU don't do it for what ever reason or excuse, don't try and down play it cause others like myself choose to. That's just lame.
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My wife is a Physicians assistant. We both pull 6 figure salaries. But this year hers was more than mine by $40K. So she doesn't need my credit card. She has her own. Hahaha! Yeas ago when she was just an apartment locator when she was getting ready to go back to school I said when your out of school and making the big bucks don't forget that this blue collar machinist put you through school and made the mortgage payments and both car payment to do it. But she doesn't look at things in terms of money. Im getting ready to tern 45 on Feb 23. And she is 49 in this picture. 16 years of marriage.

And this was when we first met. Holy crap! Look how much younger we looked. Amazing.

Awesome! 14+yrs for us and I will be 45 this July and she will be 40. Here is last night after dinner:


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My wife is a Physicians assistant. We both pull 6 figure salaries. But this year hers was more than mine by $40K. So she doesn't need my credit card. She has her own. Hahaha! Yeas ago when she was just an apartment locator when she was getting ready to go back to school I said when your out of school and making the big bucks don't forget that this blue collar machinist put you through school and made the mortgage payments and both car payment to do it. But she doesn't look at things in terms of money. Im getting ready to tern 45 on Feb 23. And she is 49 in this picture. 16 years of marriage.



And this was when we first met. Holy crap! Look how much younger we looked. Amazing.


My wife and I have joint everything. Checking, savings, investments, credit cards etc etc.

When I buy something, she buys it lol. Vice versa.
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Valentine's Day is a holiday that exists to guilt men into buying stuff for their significant other, as a supposed show of Love........or else. So glad its over for another year after being inundated with advertising along those lines for the entire year to date. Nothing says "I love you" more than delivering flowers to the office so your significant other can throw them in the face of everyone who didn't get anything or is unattached.

One thing I love about my wife of 31 years is that she doesn't care about flowers, chocolates, stuffed bears or the other crap that is Valentine's Day. Sure, we exchange something simple, but spending time with her on a Saturday to leisurely shop, have lunch at her favorite chinese restaurant, driving around town top down with her favorite music playing and generally paying attention to her is much more important to her. The topper was cooking my special Eggplant Parm for her and then cleaning the kitchen.
After nearly 30 years together and 17 years of marriage next month, this was exactly what I was thinking until it got weird:

She's making me her 'famous' CHICKEN parm tonight. (and I'll clean the kitchen- like I do every night.)

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We don't celebrate Valentine's Day, but my boys did take me to Steak 'n' Shake.
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It was awesome.

(For my birthday next weekend, however, I'm expecting something a bit more high-brow. )
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Valentine's Day is a holiday that exists to guilt men into buying stuff for their significant other, as a supposed show of Love........or else. So glad its over for another year after being inundated with advertising along those lines for the entire year to date. Nothing says "I love you" more than delivering flowers to the office so your significant other can throw them in the face of everyone who didn't get anything or is unattached.
Agreed. Totally made up hallmark holiday like secretary's day. Thankfully wife made it clear when we met that she doesn't go in for this stuff. Come home a random day with something that says "I thought of you today" and it means far more than a "holiday" set aside.

Heck, even the idea of a special dinner is funny for us as we like to approach most meals as a chance to experiment (today I butchered my first rabbit so we could make a rabbit cassoulet for Mardi Gras). Last night was sesame crusted ahi, fresh asparagus, a nice quinoa blend. Not really any different from any other Saturday night.
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Awesome! 14+yrs for us and I will be 45 this July and she will be 40. Here is last night after dinner:


Beautiful man. There's nothing like having a good women in your life. And anytime I can show my appreciation for her I will even if it's not Valentines day. But hey! That's what valentines day is for. And I'm down with that even if it's not for everybody else.
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Every year I give my wife "the 12 dates of Christmas" as a present and she is allowed to open 1 envelope (date) each month. So whatever she picks for February ends up being our v-day plans. This year was an exception as v-day was the same day as St. Louis's mardi gras so we did that instead and will just do the date she picked (wine tasting) this upcoming weekend.

Last year it was a buy one get one CCW class followed by dinner at Morton's. Nothing says I love you more than guns and great steak!
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Every year I give my wife "the 12 dates of Christmas" as a present and she is allowed to open 1 envelope (date) each month. So whatever she picks for February ends up being our v-day plans. This year was an exception as v-day was the same day as St. Louis's mardi gras so we did that instead and will just do the date she picked (wine tasting) this upcoming weekend.

Last year it was a buy one get one CCW class followed by dinner at Morton's. Nothing says I love you more than guns and great steak!
Guns and steak. Good stuff. Some forums are kinda uncomfortable when you start talking guns so I wasn't really sure about this one. But yes I do cherish mine. And a good black angus needs no A1.
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We don't celebrate Valentine's Day, but my boys did take me to Steak 'n' Shake.
And you know what?
It was awesome.

(For my birthday next weekend, however, I'm expecting something a bit more high-brow. )
They have a Steak 'n' Shake right by my house. It is delicious. It's not for the health conscious that's for sure. And the just opened a Chimichanga's by me. We've been meaning to try it out. They are always packed.
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After nearly 30 years together and 17 years of marriage next month, this was exactly what I was thinking until it got weird:

She's making me her 'famous' CHICKEN parm tonight. (and I'll clean the kitchen- like I do every night.)
I also fried up some chicken for some chicken parm as well.

BRKF - Rabbit - that is adventuresome! I like to experiment in the kitchen, but nothing that aggressive.
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I also fried up some chicken for some chicken parm as well.

BRKF - Rabbit - that is adventuresome! I like to experiment in the kitchen, but nothing that aggressive.
You guys are making me hungry lol!
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Come home a random day with something that says "I thought of you today" and it means far more than a "holiday" set aside.
This is pretty much our world. Took in a hockey game with a charity jersey auction afterward. It's an annual cancer research fundraiser, and how we've spent the last 4 valentines days.
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I also fried up some chicken for some chicken parm as well.

BRKF - Rabbit - that is adventuresome! I like to experiment in the kitchen, but nothing that aggressive.
lol.

We made a deal with our son that he gets to pick a new meat each week this year (it's an effort to keep his palate expanding). So far we've gone pretty basic (bison meatloaf) to more adventurous... kangaroo chili. He's pushing for turtle for next week's Eat the Oscars Party.
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