Tuesday, February 14, 2006

photograph picture valentines

Fred just heard on the news that $14 billion will spent on Valentines day. You can rest assured that not one cent of it will come from either of us.


Archive Alert! On this date in 2005 Heart Failure.

17 Comments:

  • At 14/2/06 08:07, Blogger ilva said…

    Neither do we!

     
  • At 14/2/06 08:11, Anonymous Chubby said…

    Us either!

     
  • At 14/2/06 08:37, Anonymous Brett said…

    In the restaurant industry, many people refer to V-Day as "amateur night." Personally, I'm kind of a romantic at heart and relished cooking for a dining room full of googly-eyed "two tops." No matter how crowded the restaurants I worked at became, V-Day was always the quietest night of the year, filled with whispers and hushed tones. Except, of course, for the inevitable couple that would have a massive fight that would end with one person sitting alone, drenched in champagne, and the slam of the front door as the other person stormed out. Love is a mysterious thing.

    Speaking of mysteries, just what the heck is that a picture of?

     
  • At 14/2/06 09:05, Blogger Jennifer said…

    Ah, yes, the "hush" in the Valentine's Day dining room. I find it one of the most awkward and uncomfortable nights to be in the industry. The air is full of un-said hopes and expectations. The usual carefree banter is gone. People drink too much to allay the tension, and then finally - thank god! - it ends.

     
  • At 14/2/06 11:23, Anonymous del4yo said…

    I like to go on sushi on Valentine : nobody goes for sushi on Valentine's day.

    I like to celebrate...But not the usual way. I want a very special and meaningfull one. Commercial celebration kills the inner meaning, and I find it sad that Feasts existing before Christianism die from too much expectations and advertising.

    happy Valentine to you!
    (((hugs)))

     
  • At 14/2/06 11:55, Blogger Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic said…

    "Personally, I'm kind of a romantic at heart and relished cooking for a dining room full of googly-eyed 'two tops.'"

    Aw, brett -- that's a really sweet sentiment.

    We tend not to celebrate Valentine's Day if it falls during the week but since I got my husband genuine Chimay and Aventinus glasses for Valentine's Day, we might pour us some special beer tonight.

    I've always frankly loved Valentine's Day because growing up, my family made it into such an event. My mother bought construction paper, stickers, doilies of all shapes and sizes, and packets of glitter, and we all took time to make Valentines for each other as well as our friends. I remember my high school friends going around in protesting black clothes on Valentine's Day -- something (as I handed over their Valentines) I never understood.

    Because of how my family approached it, I've just never associated Valentines as solely a lovers day, more like a loving day. If that isn't too cheesy.

    Sure, my husband and I like to go out to dinner on Valentine's Day, but that's mainly because we just like to have an excuse to go out to dinner. However, we usually avoid the crammed restaurants and celebrate our Valentine's Day a day or two later.

     
  • At 14/2/06 13:35, Blogger yoony said…

    no cents from me either!

     
  • At 14/2/06 17:22, Blogger Nic said…

    Only if you count my everyday baking supplies! Happy Valentine's Day, Sam.

     
  • At 14/2/06 22:38, Blogger David said…

    Happy Valentines Day, Sam...I'll have a tidbit of chocolate for you! (Homemade, not store-bought...)

     
  • At 14/2/06 23:34, Blogger shuna fish lydon said…

    I don't remember the quiet dining room of restauirants but maybe that's because more desserts are ordered on VD than any other day of the year.

    Does it count that I bought a Fizzy Lizzy's passionfruit soda for a favorite birthday woman tonight?

     
  • At 15/2/06 00:11, Anonymous Craig said…

    I agree with you on this. I do not buy flowers because i am expected to (at 3x the normal price!). I do it when I choose to.

     
  • At 15/2/06 09:15, Blogger rae said…

    valentines day....bah humbug!

     
  • At 15/2/06 21:06, Blogger Cate said…

    Gorgeous pic. Completely agree on not feeding into the commercial monster V-Day has become. We don't need the calendar to tell us when to be romantic. ;)

     
  • At 15/2/06 22:24, Blogger Elise said…

    Valentine's Day is my birthday. And I used to really like it when I was a kid. I loved those bags of goofy valentines we would give to all the other kids in class.

    But that's it. LIke so many holidays - Halloween, Easter, St. Pats, it seems to have taken a commercial life of its own. And the pressure! I've been single and unattached most of my adult life, and I really don't appreciate being reminded of that fact every year on my bday, which otherwise should be a pretty happy day.

    I have a deep and abiding repulsion of all things pink, heart-shapped and trimmed with lace. Unless of course it is a valentine from a child, which I will pin up to my wall not to be taken down until May.

     
  • At 16/2/06 16:32, Blogger Dr. Jones said…

    my female companion and i will spend enough money to make up for all you naysayers...feb. 14 is my birthday.

     
  • At 19/2/06 10:53, Blogger Pille said…

    "Dark chocolate lime and honey truffles served with pink heart pear crisps which were coloured with beet juice" - very inventive Paper Chef entry and such a cute picture as well!

     
  • At 21/2/06 19:39, Blogger MagicTofu said…

    Dr Jones, Feb 14th is also my birthday but my partner and I also keep our birthday low budget ;-)

     

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