Monday, 9 February 2009

Romantic or rubbish?

Its the week of Valentines day (prepare yourself to get silly, sexy, spending, stalker-ish, sad, spoilt or sick of heart shaped things).....

Some people think Valentines day is a great idea and a wonderful day to show those closest to them that they are loved....while some think that Valentines Day is a rather annoying holiday that tries, and usually succeeds, to pressure people to be romantic.

One fact most people will agree on is that Valentines Day is a huge money making day. Roses cost more than any other day of the year, getting a table at a good restaurant at the last minute is almost impossible....etc..etc...

I'm rather curious about how you feel about this day- So i thought Id ask some questions . I will go ahead and answer first, then its your turn.
*Please answer in my comments section and dont be shy ;-)

1. Are you a fan of Valentines Day? If no, Why? No, i would prefer to be surprised with love gifts on a random day rather than expect something on Valentines day. Though I must admit I do like all the cheesy, heart covered things that come out in the stores.
2. Tell me about your worst or best Valentines Day? One year when I was in high school I didnt get anything from anyone and it made me feel very unloved *sob*
3. What are you doing for Valentines day this year? I dont care what I do or what I get as long as I get to spend the day with The Boyf ;)
4. Have you ever sent or gotten an anonymous valentines? I havent sent any before, but I did get a few "secret admirer" cards when i was in school.
5. Do you have any Valentines day traditions? or know anyone who has a cool one? Nope, I have none. My dad seems to have one - every year he buys me and my sisters each one red rose. He has been doing this for a long time now.

22 comments:

  1. 1. Are you a fan of Valentines Day? If no, Why? Yes and no. I like it because all the romantic things make me happy (seeing all the shops decorated etc) and no because everyday should be vday! :)
    2. Tell me about your worst or best Valentines Day? The year that my man decided he didnt like valentines day anymore. It sucked! :P
    3. What are you doing for Valentines day this year? I have no idea, we are going to go watch My Bloody Valentine in 3d on friday the 13th though.
    4. Have you ever sent or gotten a anonymous valentine? Yes, when i was at school. Myself and my best friend even got a poem written about us by some admirer
    5. Do you have any Valentines day traditions? or know anyone who has a cool one? I dont think i have any traditions... Maybe i can start one this year!

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  2. 1. Are you a fan of Valentines Day? If no, Why? No, because it doesnt make any sense and because of the money making behind it.

    2. Tell me about your worst or best Valentines Day? This is actually too sad to mention here. No.. really.

    3. What are you doing for Valentines day this year?
    probably wedding shopping. To me, its just another ordinary day. M knows i dont celebrate it.

    4. Have you ever sent or gotten an anonymous valentines? Gotten a few at school

    5. Do you have any Valentines day traditions? or know anyone who has a cool one? no and i dont think i know anyone, to be honest that really goes all out or has traditions.

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  3. Is your Dad married? He sounds like my kinda man.

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  4. let's see
    1.VDay is okay with me, though I haven't celebrated it since college
    2. Don't remeber any, as my current boyfriend and me would just exchangd presents and dine together
    3.Working
    4.Yesm I got a lot when I worked as a teacher.
    5.nope, sorry

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  5. 1. Are you a fan of Valentines Day? If no, Why? I am a fan simply because often times when you're married, life gets so busy, you forget to "make random love gestures" -- It offers couples an opportunity 'stop and smell the roses'

    2. Tell me about your worst or best Valentines Day? Best V-day was when my husband and I were first engaged... He surprised me with all sorts of goodies and a home-made meal :)

    3. What are you doing for Valentines day this year? D is taking me to see "He's Just Not That Into You" and dinner at my favorite Italian restaurant "Bravo"

    4. Have you ever sent or gotten an anonymous valentines? I've sent one... don't remember if I've ever received one!

    5. Do you have any Valentines day traditions? or know anyone who has a cool one? IF we give gifts, we make them for each other... we don't like supporting the whole 'this holiday is simply to make money' thing :)

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  6. 1. Depends on the year. I'm not really this year since I ended an 8 year relationship with someone who ends up had been seeing someone else for the last 3. I'm sure she is a fan of it this year!
    2. My ex and I went to a bed and breakfast. It was very romantic and had an old copper tub and we had chocolate covered strawberries and wine. We also had a carriage ride with a horse. Very awesome time.
    3. Probably hang out at home with my 2 year old.
    4. I had an anonymous once and it ended up being a guy that worked for me.
    5. not really an traditions. I tried to do something a little different every year to spice it up a little.

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  7. BB, that isn't me at mysocalscene.blogspot anymore. I'm at confessionsofacalifornian.blogspot.com. Obviously I wouldn't write something like that. Not about myself, anyway.

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  8. 1. Are you a fan of Valentines Day? If no, Why?

    Not really, it is a manufactured holiday lobbyed for by the Hallmark Corporation back in the 30s to sell greeting cards. Nothing like pressure from corporate America to make you feel the 'love'.

    2. Tell me about your worst or best Valentines Day?

    Guys don't think in terms of Valentines, so there is no worst. Best is a bunch of flowers or candy to my sweetie.

    4. Have you ever sent or gotten an anonymous valentines?

    Nope, I don't think women actually do this much. I beleive it is a myth. Have I ever given one? Maybe in High School, in the last century.

    5. Do you have any Valentines day traditions?

    Always give my wife flowers....because it makes her happy.....which makes me happy and vice versa...etc, etc.

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  9. 1. Are you a fan of Valentines Day? If no, Why? I will have to say yes. For some reason I love it. It makes me giddy. lol
    2. Tell me about your worst or best Valentines Day? All my years in high school I don't think I ever had a bf and if I did, he was away and did nothing to surprise me or acknowledge the holiday at all.
    3. What are you doing for Valentines day this year? Hmm Friday night we are having our date. We never go overboard. We're going to dinner and then i have a cute surprise for Josh later. I can't tell you on here though, just incase
    4. Have you ever sent or gotten an anonymous valentines? Nope I don't believe so.
    5. Do you have any Valentines day traditions? or know anyone who has a cool one? Not really. Josh and I don't buy gifts for vday, we have a rule that you have to be creative

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  10. 1. Are you a fan of Valentines Day? If no, Why? I like it because I think that it's a good reminder to show your loved one how much you care for them.
    2. Tell me about your worst or best Valentines Day?
    On my last V-day without a significant other I ate raw brownie batter and drank a bottle of wine (the whole thing) by myself while watching chick flicks. I was too drunk and full to be sad :)
    3. What are you doing for Valentines day this year? The hubs and I have a tradition of breaking out the fondue pot and having dinner at home.
    4. Have you ever sent or gotten an anonymous valentines? Not since elementary school!
    5. Do you have any Valentines day traditions? or know anyone who has a cool one? Just the fondue one.

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  11. 1. Are you a fan of Valentines Day? Nope, I think it's a Hallmark ploy - people should tell each other they love them all the time, not just because a day says they should. Having said that, I still love to spoil and be spoiled by Dave on the day.
    2. Tell me about your worst or best valentines day? When I was 17 my boyfriend had just broken up with me... I was gutted because it would have been the first time I'd have had a proper boyfriend type on Valentines.
    3. What are you doing for Valentines day this year? ummm probably nothing special. Although Dave was looking to plan a secret trip away sometime soon, so maybe that might happen!
    4.Have you ever sent or gotten an anonymous valentine? I've not received one (how boring am i? valentines wasn't so big in New Zealand when I was growing up at an all girls school!) but I think I did give Nick Ward one when I was 8. I then told him it was from me (not very clever huh).
    5.Do you have any Valentines Day traditions? um, apart from hoping the letter box will be full of fun secret valentines? nope! maybe Dave and I should start one this year whereby he buys me chocolate that I then proceed to eat.

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  12. I think I have become a complete cycnic about all these crazy holidays we have that involve much spending of money.

    I don't need a day to celebrate my love for my BF.

    We do it when we feel like it.

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  13. 1. Are you a fan of Valentines Day? If no, Why? I'm definitely a fan of Valentine's Day, mostly because ever since I was young, my mom would make a special point to give me a card and tell me how much she loved me. VDay has always been, for me, more about telling the people that I love that I love and appreciate them, not so much about whoever I'm dating (although I do celebrate with them as well!)

    2. Tell me about your worst or best Valentines Day?
    I had the flu on Valentine's Day, my freshman (first) year of college. That was gross!

    3. What are you doing for Valentines day this year? I'm not sure yet... we don't have reservations at a restaurant, so I'm sure they're all filled by now. But we usually find something creative to do!

    4. Have you ever sent or gotten an anonymous valentines? I think I sent a few anonymous ones in elementary school, but more importantly - I received an anonymous one when I was in high school- I had just started driving and they left it under my windshield wiper! And to this day, I don't know who it was!

    5. Do you have any Valentines day traditions? or know anyone who has a cool one? Not any more, but when I was younger, my mother would send my sister and I on a scavenger hunt around the house, complete with clues, to find our valentines (and usually a box of chocolates!)

    That was fun, thanks!!

    :)

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  14. i honestly cant stand valentines day. its such a fabricated holiday, that it just makes me ill.

    im all for the loving your sig other and whatnot, but i'd prefer to leave hallmark out of it.

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  15. I have a valentine's day post sheduled for tomorrow so check back for my opinion on VDAY! :)

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  16. i'm not a fan... i think it isolates people and is too commercial... you should spoil and love your partner and friends all the time and celebrate that love more than once a year! :)

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  17. 1. Are you a fan of Valentines Day? If no, Why?

    Yes and no. I like the excuse to write TSC a big soppy card and schedule a nice date for the two of us, but I forbid him to buy me red roses on V-day coz I think it's a waste of money. I'd rather have flowers on another day of the year.

    2. Tell me about your worst or best Valentines Day?

    Best: Last year - TSC and I stayed home and had a candlelit sushi picnic in our lounge.

    Worst: The first V-day TSC and I spent as a couple. He remembered the day and knew I was getting him a present, but still didn't do anything for me. Luckily he's a fast learner and hasn't done it again since ;-)

    3. What are you doing for Valentines day this year?

    We're going out for a snazzy romantic dinner the night before and then plan to sleep in late and spend the day together doing whatever we feel like.

    4. Have you ever sent or gotten a anonymous valentine?

    LOL. Yes - my dear little next door neighbour had the hugest crush on me when I was in high school and he was in primary school. Every year without fail he'd buy me a Valentine's present and make me an "anonymous" card, but he'd always end up telling me it was from him - he was just too proud to keep it a secret ;-)

    I also sent and received anon cards and roses during high school.

    5. Do you have any Valentines day traditions?

    Yes - no red roses ;-)
    And I always bake something for the people at work - it's a good excuse to have cake!

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  18. 1. Are you a fan of Valentines Day?
    If you mean am I a fan of spending my saturday the 14th Feb, 2009 with my feet up relaxing (like every other Saturday) then yes. I am a big fan.

    2. Tell me about your worst or best Valentines Day?
    My worst Valentines day was last year, I spent the wholed ay fighting with my girlfriend. I mean FIGHTING.

    3. What are you doing for Valentines day this year?
    Well my lady is working so I'll probably go to gym, play xbox. when she gets home we might have some sushi and roll around in the hay.

    4. Have you ever sent or gotten a anonymous valentine?
    I've been given quite a few, I'm not sure why. Maybe my Mom's been trying to make me feel cool all these years?

    5. Do you have any Valentines day traditions? Yeah, it normally ends the same way:)

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  19. Ugh I hate VD. I blogged about it awhile ago.
    Why? For precisely what happened to you in high school. I hate that there's a day that makes people feel like that.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  20. I also think it's a big commercial thing, but when you're part of a couple it's a nice opportunity to show you care, 'cos often we get caught up in the daily stuff of life. Sorry, I hope you don't mind that I didn't answer the questions properly.

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  21. 1. Are you a fan of Valentines Day? If no, Why? I am not, simply because I've never had occasion to celebrate one. I'm either constantly single, or the few times I was anywhere near a relationship, I was dumped by Valentines Day!

    I love the concept, just never get to practice it.

    2. Tell me about your worst or best Valentines Day? See above. They're all pretty sucky for me. Last year HE left the relationship emotionally about two weeks before V. Day, officially two weeks later.

    3. What are you doing for Valentines day this year? Holding a Library Lover's Day picnic!

    4. Have you ever sent or gotten an anonymous valentines? Only from shithead guys who thought it was a big joke to send the fat girl a valentine.

    5. Do you have any Valentines day traditions? or know anyone who has a cool one? Not really.

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  22. 1. Are you a fan of Valentines Day? If no, Why?

    I am. We treat each other well every day but taking one day out of the year to make it "special" is, well, special! : )

    2. Tell me about your worst or best Valentines Day?

    Worst: Dated a Jehovah Witness for 2 years who didn't believe in V-day...or birthdays. : (

    Best: My bff set me up on a blind date. The guy was a loser but that my friend made such an effort to make it a surprise, made my day.

    3. What are you doing for Valentines day this year?

    We celebrated V-day last Saturday (Feb. 28th) because we couldn't get together on the 14th. And I'm not telling you what we did. ; )

    4. Have you ever sent or gotten an anonymous valentines?

    No. But I did get a surprise V-day visit from a fellow (geeky) boy in high school. Ick!

    5. Do you have any Valentines day traditions? or know anyone who has a cool one?

    Nope. We just 'go with the flow' (don't make plans, except to spent it together).

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