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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:03 pm    Post subject: Valentine's Day Reply with quote

What a fucking expensive holiday.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strawberries, $4.
Chocolate, $2.

I'm no math major but is that expensive?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aren't you dating a Wiccan though? Doesn't a Valentine's Day present for someone like that entail a tree branch and some incense?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
Strawberries, $4.
Chocolate, $2.

I'm no math major but is that expensive?


I actually got my chocolate for $1.50 and my strawberries for $3. Strawberries are actually cheap this time of year in my area, the Strawberry Festival kicks off in two weeks. Plus, I shopped at Walmart for that.

On the other hand:

The flowers were $85, the other chocolates were ~$60, Dinner will be ~$60, candles were around $10. Had to get a new tie for $8, and family planning-related expenses hit around $5, too.

Then there were the gifts which I went cheap and sentimental on, picture frame and picture for about $8, toothbrush for $1 at the dollar store, wallet sized photos for $.50, and this other thing for $10. Gift bag, tissue, and card was probably around $8.

I'm not gonna include the cost of the gas to hand deliver flower and chocolate to her at work and to her house.

As far as being a Wiccan goes, it's true. We really do just exchange tree branches and incense sticks for everything. Sometimes we will gift small rocks.

tl;dr: The more you spend the more you love her.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who spends $85 on flowers unless it's a wedding in which case you're spending like $10,000 on flowers.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was the toothbrush for?

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tl;dr: The more you spend the more you love her.


Women are sexually attracted to money. But not necessarily men with money. Just money.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Who spends $85 on flowers unless it's a wedding in which case you're spending like $10,000 on flowers.


Me. I actually got a good deal for the amount I bought. Should have been around $150.

It was a dozen long stemmed roses in a vase plus greens and little white flower things (Not baby breath) and a second bouquet with roses, carnations, and other nonsense... and a single rose which I got at Walmart for $2.50.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be some out-in-the-workforce thing where you have to do all that. Clearly you wanted to, not sure what you're complaining about exactly.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Must be some out-in-the-workforce thing where you have to do all that.


Yeah, if you were still in school, you could have just payed $20 to have an a Capella group to come sing to her in her 18.06 lecture.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
Must be some out-in-the-workforce thing where you have to do all that. Clearly you wanted to, not sure what you're complaining about exactly.


I love complaining.

And the toothbrush was to keep in my bathroom for when she slept over. It's an important step.


Edit: $6? Really? Was that it? No card? If it works for you, great, but it really must be some out-in-the-workforce thing because I would get in trouble for that. The money I am spending is probably excessive, agreed.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see why you would give someone a card to their face. I'm just not a card person, I guess.

It's not important that it was $6, it's important that there were chocolate covered strawberries. If it had been $50 to make them, then so be it.

Why would you get in trouble? I don't like stuff like that.

Edit: If she wasn't spending the entire day including last night at my apartment there probably would have been flowers, but I don't think the logistics would work out with what happened.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
I don't see why you would give someone a card to their face. I'm just not a card person, I guess.

It's not important that it was $6, it's important that there were chocolate covered strawberries. If it had been $50 to make them, then so be it.

Why would you get in trouble? I don't like stuff like that.

Edit: If she wasn't spending the entire day including last night at my apartment there probably would have been flowers, but I don't think the logistics would work out with what happened.


My view is this: I'll spend $20 on a whim for a new bottle of wine, or $50 on a whim (much more rarely) for a computer game. $6 is a lunch in the work cafeteria, you know?

Anyways, I agree that the dollar amount isn't what is important. I got her what I wanted to get her, I was complaining because what I wanted to get her wasn't cheaper.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's a Valentine's Day?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume it's like every other day.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lizakova wrote:
Aren't you dating a Wiccan though? Doesn't a Valentine's Day present for someone like that entail a tree branch and some incense?


I'm pretty sure real pagans are supposed to be doing something like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupercalia

Why aren't you running through the streets naked and striking noble women with thongs?
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