Sandbox Valentine's Day thread

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Sadly, it looks unlikely that we'll be able to revive any old ILE VD threads this year.

Suicidal impulses and smug statisfaction alike can go here.

Bob Six (Bob Six), Monday, 12 February 2007 12:53 (thirteen years ago) link

seems unlikely that anyone will take pity on me between now and wednesday

Gem (gem ), Monday, 12 February 2007 12:54 (thirteen years ago) link

We won't be dining out at any over-priced fancy-schmancy restaurant on Wednesday night, but will be staying home to eat. I am cooking a starter of flaked confit of duck breast sandwiched between lacy potato galettes on a bed of rocket, followed by citrus marinated fillets of monkfish served with a lemon dressing and cinnamon/almond rice, with a baked cheesecake to finish. The cheesecake was supposed to be a Tia Maria concoction but when I started cooking it yesterday I realised I didn't have any Tia Maria so I sloshed some Kahlua in there instead.

I haf made him a card, and bought him a red-painted terramundi savings pot which has a gold heart on it, and tickets to see Spamalot.

C J (C J), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:09 (thirteen years ago) link

I am going to an event at which Happy Hardcore tracks will be performed on a church organ.

The Real Dirty Vicar (The Real Dirty Vicar), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:22 (thirteen years ago) link

I'll be watching Rangers v Hapoel Tel Aviv on the telly. No idea what he'll be doing. We might go out for a meal on Thursday instead, when restaurant prices go back to normal.

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:28 (thirteen years ago) link

I am going to a munch.

Forest Pines (ForestPines), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:36 (thirteen years ago) link

You mean giving oral sex, right?

C J (C J), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:42 (thirteen years ago) link

I'll be working in a restaurant. It isn't going to be pleasant.

Matt (Matt), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:43 (thirteen years ago) link

No.

(xpost)

Aah, but you might have some amusing stories about tipping to tell us afterwards.

No, actually, scratch that, you probably won't.

Forest Pines (ForestPines), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh, CJ...

http://www.comixfan.com/xfan/images/columns/canworms_logo.jpg

er, xpost

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:45 (thirteen years ago) link

That image is broken, and I feel strangely pleased.

Forest Pines (ForestPines), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:46 (thirteen years ago) link

It is a CAN OF WORMS. Opened.

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:47 (thirteen years ago) link

Not a good thought in proximity to a thread that up until now largely involved restaurants.

Forest Pines (ForestPines), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:47 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't really think you're one to criticise putting horrible thoughts and images in people's minds...

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:49 (thirteen years ago) link

You have a point!

Forest Pines (ForestPines), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:49 (thirteen years ago) link

what's a munch?

sede vacante (blueski), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:53 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.mala.bc.ca/~mcneil/jpg/munch.jpg

C J (C J), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:56 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.radioblogger.com/images/munchkins.jpg

but big.

StanM (StanM), Monday, 12 February 2007 13:59 (thirteen years ago) link

I fear this thread has been subverted.

Forest Pines (ForestPines), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:01 (thirteen years ago) link

xpost, you're confusing fearing with wishing there, aren't you?

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:01 (thirteen years ago) link

A. and I will not be going out Wed. night; we haven't been able to find a babysitter for the last few weeks. Small gift exchange planned, though.

Sara Robinson-Coolidge (Sara R-C), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:03 (thirteen years ago) link

No! (xpost)

In the spirit of the thread: hopefully I will be taking someone with me!

Forest Pines (ForestPines), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:08 (thirteen years ago) link

I just googled "valentine's day ideas" and found the following list which is making me laugh quite considerably:


1. Leave a small note saying "I LOVE YOU" beside her pillow to make her day begin with some romance in the air.

2. Don't go to office and spend it with your spouse.

3. Prepare Valentine cake in the shape of HEART.

4. Take her out for a long romantic drive.

5. Send bouquet of Roses with a love note.

6. Leave a small gift hidden in some corner of home with clues to its where about.

7. Don't buy a card, rather make it yourself (& it works).

8. Go Dancing together.

9. Buy a nice set of lingerie/briefs.

10. Write a sincere, wonderful love letter.

11. Give her/him a nice sensuous message.

12. Kiss and Hug your spouse often.

13. Decorate the house especially for your spouse on Valentine's Day.

14. Propose your spouse again.

15. Arrange a special Valentine's dinner for your parents (at least an hours drive from home) and arrange a Valentine bash, for your sweetheart at your house.

16. Play chess

17. List down twenty-five things that you like about your sweetheart and fifty things that you don't like. (Count yourself lucky if the second list does not exceed ten, but kick yourself in the @#$$ if you manage to list fifty)

18. Confess…

19. Sketch something for your sweetie pie.

20. Cook a special dish (If it's your first attempt, keep those antacids handy).

21. Just take time out to express your feelings, thoughts, fears and even fantasies to her.

22. Prank: Give your valentine the keys of your new car and then tell her that it's the only the keys you can afford now.

23. Take a long walk holding each other's hands.

24. Brush or comb her/his hair

25. Let her sleep while you watch over the children

26. Read out romantic/erotic poetry to your Valentine

27. Start saving for a special holiday fund for the two of you

28. Make New Year resolutions together (though it's kinda late for that) and try to follow them.

29. Exchange a list containing each other's likes and dislikes.

30. Visit a place where you've always wanted to go, but never got the chance.

31. Just lie on the beach and star gaze.

32. Go bungee jumping.

33. You may try visiting an orphanage and talking to the kids.

34. Have video game competitions at the arcades

35. And finally, whatever you do, just let your hair and your defenses down, and enjoy each other's company.

C J (C J), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:08 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm rather keen on number 13, myself. The whole house doesn't need decorating but the hall, stairs and landing could do with another coat of emulsion.

C J (C J), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:10 (thirteen years ago) link

Decorating the walls up the stairs isn't easy though, so perhaps we could combine it with number 32.

C J (C J), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:12 (thirteen years ago) link

23: both hands?

StanM (StanM), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:12 (thirteen years ago) link

14. Propose your spouse again.

Haha, if I did this, he'd think I was a menk. Possibly even more that if I suggested visiting an orphanage and talking to the kids.

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:12 (thirteen years ago) link

30. Visit a place where you've always wanted to go, but never got the chance.

Just you. Not both of you.

C J (C J), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:13 (thirteen years ago) link

I doubt we'll be going out as rest. are packed. last night G. was asking what I wanted. I told him this is not like a birthday and gifts should be just a thoughtful expression of your love. His reply, "oh like carmats?" he knows one of his presents. :( I'm afraid his other present, a handmade stuffed adult swim robot giving the finger, won't be viewed as romantic either. But both are thoughtful and things I think he would enjoy. sigh.

For the record I requested he take me to Dreamgirls.

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:14 (thirteen years ago) link

11. Give her/him a nice sensuous message

Taken from Mills and Boon, perhaps?

g000blar (g00blar), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:16 (thirteen years ago) link

33. You may try visiting an orphanage and talking to the kids.

Yes, nothing like some patronising poverty pron to inspire the hron.

stet (stet), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:19 (thirteen years ago) link

i am going to be single and working late

maunders (maunders), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:23 (thirteen years ago) link

3. Prepare Valentine cake in the shape of HEART.

I think this would be quite the challenge, and a true measure of your devotion.


http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000002U9C.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:31 (thirteen years ago) link

18. Confess…

"Lovey, I was nineteen when I first murdered a prostitute..."

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:34 (thirteen years ago) link

36. Knife a hobo

M Grout (Mark Grout), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:35 (thirteen years ago) link

29. Exchange a list containing each other's likes and dislikes.

That's hott.

33. You may try visiting an orphanage and talking to the kids.

Why limit yourself? Why not an asylum, prison, or other state-run facility of her choosing?

Nu-Edward III (edward iii), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:40 (thirteen years ago) link

29:

You dislike margarine.

Love, StanM

StanM (StanM), Monday, 12 February 2007 14:41 (thirteen years ago) link

CJ, do you think he'd mind if I popped 'round for dinner too? I'd hate to spoil the mood but that DOES sound like a good dinner.

Michael White (Miguelito), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:00 (thirteen years ago) link

I am single and cooking dinner with a roommate in a long distance relationship (I'm going to propose a winter vegetable casserole, cheesy biscuits, and spinach as the menu, yay!). Which is worse: being single, or being in a serious relationship separated by the Atlantic?

Maria e (Maria), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:02 (thirteen years ago) link

Any list with a Thomas Crown Affair reference is a-ok by me.

I think I am going to eat sushi, on Valentine's Day.

Allyzay heard you got beat up in a club. (Allyzay Eisenschefter), Monday, 12 February 2007 15:03 (thirteen years ago) link

I will be having a baby, if it turns up on time.

Meg Busset (Meg Busset), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:43 (thirteen years ago) link

A baby is a good Vday present!

Laurel (Laurel), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:45 (thirteen years ago) link

GHETTOTECH VALENTINES DAY FOR ME?

69 (pete), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:46 (thirteen years ago) link

hooray Meg!

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Monday, 12 February 2007 17:53 (thirteen years ago) link

24. Brush or comb her/his teeth

tiit (t**t), Monday, 12 February 2007 19:00 (thirteen years ago) link

that list is ridiculous. and poorly written.

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Monday, 12 February 2007 19:02 (thirteen years ago) link

For once I am glad I'm single on Valentine's, bitch would probably talk all the way through L O S T.

nklshs (nklshs), Monday, 12 February 2007 19:07 (thirteen years ago) link

Haha!

(also, Sam brings teh stating of obviousness)

ailsa_xx (ailsa_xx), Monday, 12 February 2007 19:09 (thirteen years ago) link

Me and Mister Monkey will not be able to have lovely Valentine's Day together because we have stupid housemates who never go out anywhere. Sigh.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Monday, 12 February 2007 21:36 (thirteen years ago) link

(also, Sam brings teh stating of obviousness)

I do my best Alisa.

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Monday, 12 February 2007 21:45 (thirteen years ago) link

45. Watch the live coverage of the Brits.

M Grout (Mark Grout), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 11:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Am now maybe going to see HIS GIRL FRIDAY tomorrow, which sounds like a perfect Valentine's.

g000blar (g00blar), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 11:57 (thirteen years ago) link

22. Prank: Give your valentine the keys of your new car and then tell her that it's the only the keys you can afford now.

eh?

M Grout (Mark Grout), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 11:59 (thirteen years ago) link

I think I'm going to be swapping clothes with total strangers.

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 12:03 (thirteen years ago) link

I think maybe that list was written by someone whose first language was not English. I've only just worked out that 2. Don't go to office and spend it with your spouse. actually suggests that you shouldn't go to work but should stay home with your partner instead. I thought at first it was an order NOT to go to your spouse's office to spend the day with them there.

C J (C J), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 12:06 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm cooking. That's it. There might be wine and the Devil Wears Prada (my choice). I will try not to snore all night. Last of the romantics baby!

kv_nol (kv_nol), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 12:08 (thirteen years ago) link

I am semi-dreading Valentines Day. Last year a tarte tatin was thrown. We won't be having that this year.

Dr.C (Dr.C), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 12:12 (thirteen years ago) link

Really? Wow!

g000blar (g00blar), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 12:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Tarte Tatin frisbee!

C J (C J), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 12:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Tarte tatin isn't as aerodynamic as a Frisbee, but it's stickier. Very difficult to get off things..... and people.

Dr.C (Dr.C), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 12:25 (thirteen years ago) link

Not if you have a dog.

C J (C J), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 12:27 (thirteen years ago) link

A dog that's not afraid of heights....or has a VERY long tongue.

Dr.C (Dr.C), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 12:28 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.cybersalt.org/cl_images/1zzzzya/dogs/doglick.jpg

C J (C J), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 12:29 (thirteen years ago) link

Can I get one before tomorrow evening?

Dr.C (Dr.C), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 12:31 (thirteen years ago) link

No, but you could probably get a chihuahua and a long ladder by then.

C J (C J), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 12:33 (thirteen years ago) link

a long romantic drive

= handjob in traffic on the South Circular

It's Teatime in Buttercup Land (Maaarghk C), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 12:38 (thirteen years ago) link

Plenty of tarte tatin on the South Circular if you go up there at certain times of the weekend...

Didn't take much if any notice of Valentine's Day before now, but Lena's keen on it, so we've sent each other some nice packages with pressies and things, and I'm furiously busy writing up something for CoM so I can post it tomorrow.

Nothing like romance to get me working! ;-)

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 13:26 (thirteen years ago) link

As I say every year, Valentine's Day is actually my birthday so it's a good excuse to a) take my single friends out and get twatted, and b) never feel emo ever. Hooray.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 13:27 (thirteen years ago) link

That is pretty great, actually.

g000blar (g00blar), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 13:27 (thirteen years ago) link

I congratulate Matt's parents on their excellent family planning.

C J (C J), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 13:29 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, it's near enough my birthday for me not to care. For those of you interested, I shall be announcing my departure from the teen ages live on air this Saturday at 00:00:00.

Comrades, meet Tildo Durd (Scourage), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 13:30 (thirteen years ago) link

The merry month of May is greatly underrated.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 13:30 (thirteen years ago) link

x-post from or into?

Dr.C (Dr.C), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 13:32 (thirteen years ago) link

My birthday is in November, so I might have been conceived on Valentine's Day. There's a cheery thought.

C J (C J), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 13:34 (thirteen years ago) link

xpost: very good, 3/10 if I'm feeling generous, which I ain't.

Comrades, meet Tildo Durd (Scourage), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 13:35 (thirteen years ago) link

x-post. Got yr e-mail Marcello, many thanks. Will reply. Sorry for tardiness - I have been ignoring work email until now.

CJ - me too Nov 16th. Dangerous people Scorpios.

Dr.C (Dr.C), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 13:36 (thirteen years ago) link

x-post "I ain't"

LOL

Dr.C (Dr.C), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 13:39 (thirteen years ago) link

I had long-stemmed chocolate covered strawberries yesterday.

Matilda Wormwood (Mary ), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 16:07 (thirteen years ago) link

Haha, that's because your boyfriend knows a few things about how to live. And because you deserve them, of course!

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 16:09 (thirteen years ago) link

Boyfriend?

Matilda Wormwood (Mary ), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 16:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh, do you share a last name with someone else around here? I think I just misattributed yr user name. Sorry!

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 16:13 (thirteen years ago) link

get twatted

haha I love this, kind of a horrible double entendre

nklshs (nklshs), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 16:14 (thirteen years ago) link

My husband stopped to buy me some flowers on the way back from work once, in a wonderfully spontaneous romantic gesture. Except he was on his motorbike at the time and since he had no panniers, he'd stuck the flowers down the front of his motorbike jacket and on arrival home he flourishingly presented me with a dozen long-stemmed stems.

C J (C J), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 16:21 (thirteen years ago) link

I am Mary on this board:)

Matilda Wormwood (Mary ), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 16:29 (thirteen years ago) link

Laurel and Mary: hah!

My Mom sent me a VDay package which included Orange Sponge Candy which made everything infinitely better.

molly mummenschanz (molly d), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 16:38 (thirteen years ago) link

This is spectacularly sappy, but in addition to other terrific presents, she customized a bunch of candy hearts for me with sandpaper and food-coloring markers, and I just think that's the coolest thing ever.

Tep (ktepi), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 16:48 (thirteen years ago) link

my sis and i got truffles in the mail from our stepmum!

AiLien (AMD), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 17:23 (thirteen years ago) link

i got my BF the achewood cookbook

AiLien (AMD), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 17:24 (thirteen years ago) link

presents received thus far: a liter of grey goose and a bottle of roederer rose champagne
presents given: roky erickson tickets (great bcz it benefits me as well)

Lauren (lauren), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 17:27 (thirteen years ago) link

I just cannot get my head round the idea of buying Valentine's Day gifts or cards for anyone other than, well, my valentine. It seems strange.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 17:41 (thirteen years ago) link

The Achewood Cookbook rules.

Allyzay heard you got beat up in a club. (Allyzay Eisenschefter), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 17:42 (thirteen years ago) link

Aww. My momma usually sends a Valentine's package, it's sweet.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 17:43 (thirteen years ago) link

I always get this fear that I'll get a valentines card, because I am emo.

jel -- (jel), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 17:44 (thirteen years ago) link

My mom likes to send packages with homemade cards whenever a minor holiday arises. She's the cutest. I always get a box with candy corn in it around Halloween.

molly mummenschanz (molly d), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 17:45 (thirteen years ago) link

gift idea!

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/9310/pandpyh2.jpg

pee and poo doll set

sunny successor (katarina), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 18:55 (thirteen years ago) link

he customized a bunch of candy hearts for me with sandpaper and food-coloring markers, and I just think that's the coolest thing ever.

sandpaper???

I meant to send v-day packages to my nephew and nieces but forgot. :(

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 19:25 (thirteen years ago) link

To rub off the existing writing!

Tep (ktepi), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 19:28 (thirteen years ago) link

ah! :)

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 19:28 (thirteen years ago) link

i'm considering going to that knitting factory diamanda galas performance tomorrow night. by myself. whooooo singlehood etc etc

i love doctoring candy valentine hearts to say things like RIM JOB and BLOW ME and passing them out amongst friends

jo ga11ucci electrix (joseph), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 19:58 (thirteen years ago) link

I always get this fear that I'll get a valentines card, because I am emo. -- jel

emo, eh? i for one 've always been under the impression that you rather are mega'!

tiit (t**t), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 20:16 (thirteen years ago) link

i am not doing a single thing... but i get money from my mom and grandpa! (because its a holiday, weird)

t0dd swiss (immobilisme), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 22:48 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm going to make this tampon flower bouquet.

http://www.tamponcrafts.com/images/flower_15.jpg

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 23:13 (thirteen years ago) link

And these earrings:

http://www.tamponcrafts.com/images/earring.jpg

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 23:13 (thirteen years ago) link

Make a tampon bouquet for Diamanda Galas. She'll dig that.

Handgun O. Mendocino (pullapartgirl), Tuesday, 13 February 2007 23:15 (thirteen years ago) link

http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/7402/021407frankensteinvalenwq0.jpg

This was prompted by a comment on a friend's LJ poll about Valentine's Day.

a bulldog fed a cookie shaped like a kitten (austin), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 06:20 (thirteen years ago) link

my VD is starting getting stood up for a text messaging date :(

emily simpson (emilys.), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 06:30 (thirteen years ago) link

not that I give VD any credence except for conversation hearts and homemade valentines

emily simpson (emilys.), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 06:31 (thirteen years ago) link

man, teh suckiness of the sandbox tonight isn't helping

emily simpson (emilys.), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 06:51 (thirteen years ago) link

I forgot to mention: I got a VD card the other day, and I'm baffled. I thought I knew who it might be from, from the writing style of the message; but she denies all knowledge.

Forest Pines (ForestPines), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 08:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Maybe she's just pretending it's not from her, to add to the intrigue.

C J (C J), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 08:52 (thirteen years ago) link

ugghh this day sucks

chaki (chaki), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 08:59 (thirteen years ago) link

I left a big bowl of strawberries, rasberries & cream in teh fridge, srounded w/roses petals, for xtra special valentine breakfast for my GF. I even went and bought alphabet fridge magnets and spelled out "YOU GOT BRAKFAST[sic]IN HERE PAWS" on the fridge door, and she still didn't find them ;_;
So I had to get out of bed and point it out. Woe is me.

teh_kit (g-kit), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 09:00 (thirteen years ago) link

There's a strange burning smell at work today. We looked around for a bit and it comes from the backpack of a female collegue. Turns out her husband programmed their oven last night to bake some croissants for a romantic breakfast in bed this morning, but he somehow made a mistake and they woke up at about 1 AM when they smelled the burning croissants in the kitchen below. No damage done, she still got the flowers and fresh fruit juice in bed this morning, but everything they have (and our office) now smells of burnt bread.

Ah... romance.

StanM (StanM), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 09:01 (thirteen years ago) link

i got my BF the achewood cookbook

The gift that keeps on giving! Great choice!

The Achewood Cookbook rules.

Ally OTMFM!!!

I got a text from S.O. It is all good in the hood. This is just like any other day though so why am I getting so stressed about tonight!?

kv_nol (kv_nol), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 09:04 (thirteen years ago) link

I had to leave the house before anyone else awoke today.

Left something nice though.

M Grout (Mark Grout), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 09:45 (thirteen years ago) link

unflushed stool?

Ste (fuzzy), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 09:49 (thirteen years ago) link

I expect that my Valentines card from TTH is held up in the mail. International post is notoriously unreliable.

Dr.C (Dr.C), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 09:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Aw, Kit, yours is cute.

I got an apologetic "I didn't get you anything for Valentine's Day" from Mister Monkey when I picked him up from the train yesterday evening, but that's okay.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 10:05 (thirteen years ago) link

someone in the office got a genuine 'who is this from' valentine, and one prominent reaction was 'try to get a police escort home'.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:20 (thirteen years ago) link

I got my gf flowers...boring I guess but I really hate cards and I got her a CD last year, this year I didn't want to get a CD for her.

She is upset because she was finishing a job last Friday and they took her out in the afternoon so she didn't get a chance to post my card until Monday. It's funny cos I keep saying I'm more upset that she is upset than if my card doesn't arrive until tomorrow but she is still upset anyway!

Ronan (Ronan), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:25 (thirteen years ago) link

Sonned by the Irish post office.

Did you listen to or ignore the advice of the Rt. Hon. Mr Hillary Benn MP?

Ed (dali), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:26 (thirteen years ago) link

now they're talking data protection law.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:29 (thirteen years ago) link

I wonder if FP is implying that my anecdotes are rubbish, upthread :)?

Those of you who've worked in kitchens will greet the news that our clueless new manager has decided to arrange everything in two sittings with a shudder of horror. I'm not anticipating a pleasant evening. I am anticipating 280 well done steaks.

Matt (Matt), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 11:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Aw, Kit, yours is cute.

Cute != flawless, unfortunately ;_;

teh_kit (g-kit), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:00 (thirteen years ago) link

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/48/189408358_d68100312b.jpg?v=0

i gave these rabbits in heat to my husband

nathalie (stevienixed), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:07 (thirteen years ago) link

Well, shit, what did I do wrong? :-(

nathalie (stevienixed), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:08 (thirteen years ago) link

http://themot.org/gallery/d/10320-1/kittenheart.jpg

Ed (dali), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:15 (thirteen years ago) link

2nd hart brake of teh day, ouch

teh_kit (g-kit), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 12:25 (thirteen years ago) link

I am taking my beloved to a performance of happy hardcore tunes played on a church organ. I would be doing this even if today was not Valentine's Day, as I am a big bundle o' romantic love all year round.

The Real Dirty Vicar (The Real Dirty Vicar), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 13:25 (thirteen years ago) link

i am hoping today that a secret admirer reveals himself.

maunders (maunders), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 13:30 (thirteen years ago) link

they call it 'flashing', i believe.

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 13:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Flashes at you?

xpost!!

C J (C J), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 13:32 (thirteen years ago) link

either that, or like, sends me flowers.

maunders (maunders), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 13:41 (thirteen years ago) link

No, Matt!

(has anyone else noticed, though, that the Guardian seems to run the *same* "working in a restaurant on Feb 14th is horrible" article every year?)

Forest Pines (ForestPines), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 13:45 (thirteen years ago) link

I woke up to a dozen red roses on my ruined kitchen counter. and a lucy from peanuts card. aww.

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:30 (thirteen years ago) link

It really sucks not to have the image code on the sandbox FAQ.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:50 (thirteen years ago) link

you mean to put an image in your post?

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:51 (thirteen years ago) link

yes

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:52 (thirteen years ago) link

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temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:53 (thirteen years ago) link

only, um, not

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:53 (thirteen years ago) link

well I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't remember it or is too lazy to use control keys.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:55 (thirteen years ago) link

i brought guinness-chocolate cupcakes for my co-workers and got one vd card w/ nerds candy! so far, so good!

AiLien (AMD), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:56 (thirteen years ago) link

<img src="URL"&rt;

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:57 (thirteen years ago) link

obv, &rt; ,basic html.

Ms Misery (MsMisery), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:58 (thirteen years ago) link

<img src="img">

temporary enrique (temporary enrique), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 14:58 (thirteen years ago) link

<img src="url">

Ste (fuzzy), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:00 (thirteen years ago) link

Morbs, it's img src="http://your_url_here.com"

Now put an open pointy bracket at the beginning and a closing pointy bracket at the end. Alternately, visit here: http://www.tizag.com/htmlT/

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:00 (thirteen years ago) link

xp, fuckit i'm posting it anyway :)

Ste (fuzzy), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:00 (thirteen years ago) link

I am taking my beloved to a performance of happy hardcore tunes played on a church organ. I would be doing this even if today was not Valentine's Day, as I am a big bundle o' romantic love all year round.

I don't doubt the all year round bit but an organ recital of happy hardcore? Where?! I can only imagine you screaming "CAN YOU FEEL IT" at the top of your lungs whenever possible!

kv_nol (kv_nol), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:16 (thirteen years ago) link

If you went along, Kev, you would not have to imagine it.

The evening would only be complete if the Vicar was to wear a dress shirt, white tie and tails, but then take his tailcoat off to reveal that he was wearing only the starched front of the dress shirt, and could make big box little box very effectively with his dress gloves.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:19 (thirteen years ago) link

BIG BOX LITTLE BOX! Has someone been talking to Aussie David? Or is this a running "happy raver" joke that everyone but the Americans already knows?

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Not a chance in hell of me going! Have a quiet night in planned.

That get up would seriously bring da voibe! He'd need Rener in the background making 'woo woo' noises and a big neon dummy thing as well. GLOWSTIX ALL ROUND!!!

Laurel, have you ever heard of the "Supermarket shop" dance?

kv_nol (kv_nol), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:21 (thirteen years ago) link

I don't doubt the all year round bit but an organ recital of happy hardcore? Where?! I can only imagine you screaming "CAN YOU FEEL IT" at the top of your lungs whenever possible!

it's on in Christchurch. At 8.00pm. It is free. You do not need a ticket.

The Real Dirty Vicar (The Real Dirty Vicar), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:38 (thirteen years ago) link

This morning I opened the door for a flower delivery for my roommate. The guy delivering them looked kind of excited to be surprising someone, and may have been disappointed that the wrong person answered and the right person had already left for the lab. (They're gorgeous flowers, though, big lilies. Her boyfriend has good taste.)

Maria e (Maria), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:44 (thirteen years ago) link

Supermarket Shop, no. David taught us the following:

1. Big box/little box
2. Catching tiny bubbles
3. Doing the ironing
4. Doing the hoovering
5. Mowing the lawn
6. Eating a banana/eating two bananas

...to be combined at will. Hmm, I forget any others.

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 15:47 (thirteen years ago) link

i got an "i choo-choo-choose you" card!

Lauren (lauren), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 16:02 (thirteen years ago) link

# Sandbox Valentine's Day thread (160 new answers, last at 4:02 pm)
# prison rape (75 new answers, last at 4:01 pm)


^^ just wanted to point this out

Allyzay heard you got beat up in a club. (Allyzay Eisenschefter), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 16:12 (thirteen years ago) link

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/6007/valentinest8.jpg

a_p (a_p), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 16:56 (thirteen years ago) link

NU-WALLPAPER

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 16:57 (thirteen years ago) link

I am taking my beloved to a performance of happy hardcore tunes played on a church organ.

DV, hem hem, "taking"?

GLOWSTIX ALL ROUND!!!

Ah, thanks for the reminder, kv. Being a bit oldskool, I'm bringing white gloves and Vicks.

As for dances, I'm particularly fond of Flossing Your Nose and Italian Pepper Grinder.

rener (rener), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 16:58 (thirteen years ago) link

valentine's day takes a 180, from my inbox:

"However, if you decide to come to my show tonight, you can try the delicious pink heart shaped cookies and/or the homemade chocolate cupcakes I made for my fellow improvisers. I will also let you buy me a drink and I will make out with you."

chicago kevin is back in a new york groove (chicago kevin), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 18:33 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.southern.net/southern/band/CRASS/pics/07010L.jpg

jw (ex machina), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 18:39 (thirteen years ago) link

On St. Valentine's Day in 1349, roughly 2,000 Jews were burned to death by Christian mobs in Strausbourg. These mobs, led by nobles who owed large sums to Jewish moneylenders (usury being a sin for Christians), blamed the Jews for poisoning the city's wells and causing the bubonic plague.[9]

nklshs.wiki.org (nklshs), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 18:40 (thirteen years ago) link

VD protests, including burnings, going on in India

kingfish in absentia (kingfish), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 20:27 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.google.com/logos/valentine07.gif

jw (ex machina), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 20:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Spent Valentine's Day in bed with a cold (hence non-stop posting to ILE), and watched an episode of Gilmore Girls where they had a dog funeral, and an episode of House with tapeworms. Romantic.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 22:50 (thirteen years ago) link

That tapeworm thing spoiled the end of my dinner.

Michael White (Miguelito), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 22:54 (thirteen years ago) link

It spoiled the end of our packet of Viscount biscuits as well, let me tell you.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Wednesday, 14 February 2007 22:56 (thirteen years ago) link

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y254/nickstravaganza/heart.jpg

nklshs (nklshs), Thursday, 15 February 2007 01:08 (thirteen years ago) link

this is possibly the worst valentine's day i've ever had, quite a feat.

Allyzay heard you got beat up in a club. (Allyzay Eisenschefter), Thursday, 15 February 2007 02:18 (thirteen years ago) link

Today started buried in stress and deadlines, and ended with lots of sushi. I'm going to sleep so well tonight.

The PEW Research Center for Panty-Twisting (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 15 February 2007 02:27 (thirteen years ago) link

shiv sena is so amazingly non-fun (although I sort of felt like burning stuff today too)

emily simpson (emilys.), Thursday, 15 February 2007 03:34 (thirteen years ago) link

Allyzay OTM

Matt Cibula (Formerly, the Haikunym), Thursday, 15 February 2007 03:39 (thirteen years ago) link

but it was kind of my fault I think, still

Matt Cibula (Formerly, the Haikunym), Thursday, 15 February 2007 03:39 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, I've been blaming you all day!

Allyzay heard you got beat up in a club. (Allyzay Eisenschefter), Thursday, 15 February 2007 03:44 (thirteen years ago) link

sorry
i dont know what got into me

Matt Cibula (Formerly, the Haikunym), Thursday, 15 February 2007 03:54 (thirteen years ago) link

I got emailed the hilarious/cute Link cartoon from VG Cats (you are the last piece - of heart that is... aww hee). And I made us both dinner, which was fancy steak and veggies.

Then we watched our NewsRadio DVD, and Nick tooled around wiht the photo function in the Wii by writing OMG FAG on pictures of peoples Miis.

We so mature.

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 15 February 2007 04:11 (thirteen years ago) link

i actually enjoyed my valentine's day! i watched trashy tv (top design), an iranian film and went for a drug screening for my new job! fantastic!

t0dd swiss (immobilisme), Thursday, 15 February 2007 04:13 (thirteen years ago) link

i ran a lot of outside errands for work today. in new york. before it stopped snowing.

i am now drinking whiskey and listening to sisters of mercy which is how all valentine's days should be celebrated

jo ga11ucci electrix (joseph), Thursday, 15 February 2007 04:18 (thirteen years ago) link

it's on in Christchurch. At 8.00pm. It is free. You do not need a ticket.

I am sad to have missed this, how was it? Would you let me know if something similar is happening again in future?

rener did he get up and do his thang?

Dinner was a success but I think I snored :(

kv_nol (kv_nol), Thursday, 15 February 2007 11:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Sorry that was about my proposed 'romantic' efforts for the evening as mentioned upthread.

Laurel, I'll try and find a link to the supermarket shop. It's about 8 or 9 moves combined.

kv_nol (kv_nol), Thursday, 15 February 2007 11:23 (thirteen years ago) link

ten years pass...

hi

<3

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 02:51 (three years ago) link

hi dere

toadstool might (tehresa), Wednesday, 15 February 2017 05:12 (three years ago) link

hi

spite n ease (harbl), Wednesday, 15 February 2017 12:07 (three years ago) link

hello, loves

lxy, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:59 (three years ago) link


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