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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    For you, it was Valentine's Day

    For me, it was Friday

    ....gonna spend it lying around with pneumonia round 2, but at least I ain't at work

    Hello fellow sick friend

    I am not leaving bed for a while today

    poo
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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    I want you beneath the blankets, Valentine...

    Because you're sick and you need to get rest!

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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited February 14
    i am also sick but at work because i apparently cannot read email subject lines

    also today as long as he passes his feline leukimeia test, we will be adding a new keetoom into the mix

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    truly the most powerful of VDs

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    I am tired.

    It is average.

  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    I'm going to get nachos and cider, then watch sonic.
    Probably video games after that as well. Should be a good day.

    Unfortunately gym is probably first

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  • LaOsLaOs SaskatoonRegistered User regular
    Tonight I'm playing D&D with my brother and some friends.
    Said friends includes my ex-fiance. And her new boyfriend.
    Said boyfriend was going to be one of my best men in my wedding this coming summer.
    Nah, it's all good~! We're all very good friends and I'm very happy for the two of them. She and I broke up because it turns out she (changed her mind and) does actually (maybe) want children, and I definitely don't, so we just didn't make sense as a romantic couple anymore. It was a strangely friendly and "happy" breakup.

    And! They're a great match and I wish them the best. We've also all been friends for years and we're finally getting into the juicy good bits of this D&D campaign, so it will be a good evening with pizza and drinks and dice! :D
    I just felt like being dramatic for some reason. Oh! I did also send a corny horse-themed Valentine I made to this one casual partner who is off in Guatemala for vacation and Spanish lessons for a couple weeks. Hopefully it makes her laugh. <3

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  • NechriahNechriah Registered User regular
    I think my friend liked my card, we made out a lot

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    So, definitely NOT a mis-read of the situation!

    Nicely done!

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited February 15
    It’s sad. I’ve said Happy Valentine’s Day to just about everyone except the one I want to say it to. Oh well.

    Edit: I guess that’s not exactly true, I said it to her yesterday and she said it to me too but it’s not the same as today.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    I don’t know if these people are on a date but one of them is talking about “holding it in until she really needs to pee before peeing”.

    Okay.

  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    I celebrated valentines by having a shit ton of tequila with my friends

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    My mom and sis came to our house and we ate pizza and mozzarella sticks and buffalo wings and drank watermelon margaritas and had a grand old time.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Happy Valentine's Day, Love Thread! You're all the best and most loveable.

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    lot of boning going on around here

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Valentine's Day is actually super expensive what the fuck nobody told me that

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  • ArmorocArmoroc Registered User regular
    I took my little brothers to see Sonic the Hedgehog tonight and it feels great having these small moments with them. The younger one was super excited when he saw the opening credits for the movie. It was a surprise for him since he loves watching the Sonic cartoons on Netflix.
    I really liked the movie too!

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Anya and I saw Frozen the stage musical and woooooowwww it was stunning. The stage sets and lighting were absolutely incredible. It was a fantastic interpretation of the movie (if not better) and Anya said it ‘was the best thing in her entire life and worth waiting for’.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Juggernut wrote: »
    Valentine's Day is actually super expensive what the fuck nobody told me that

    I spent a fortune and it wasn’t even on Mori!

    Obviously the Frozen tickets were expensive, but I forgot what it’s like in schools now. I spent $60 this week on cards and candies for all the kids in Anya’s and Niko’s classes. Then I took Anya out to dinner prior to the musical and she ordered the wrong thing and struggled to eat more than two bites. Sigh, kids.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    edited February 15
    You have to buy cards and sweets for everyone in your kid's class? Whaaat.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Yeah, I don’t know how it used to be, but certainly over the past decade schools in the US go all out with themed days and holidays. It was actually Niko’s homework to decorate a box to receive cards and it’s pretty much compulsory to bring in cards and candies for every single kid, you’re not permitted to bring in Valentines for just some.

    Similarly a lot of preschools and first/middle schools now have rules that you’re not allowed to send in invitations to your kid’s birthday party unless you’re inviting every kid in the class. If you only want a few you have to do the legwork to get in contact with the parents yourself outside of school. So parents either go all out with massive parties or (what’s becoming more common) kids don’t have parties at all.

    The themed days get ridiculous... one year the last 26 days of Anya’s school were all themed according to the alphabet. I’ve also scrambled to find black and orange clothes on Halloween, I once made a poster of 100 bandaids for the 100th day of school because I found out it was a homework assignment last minute and had nothing else in as large a quantity (at least she hasn’t had to dress up as a centenarian like other kids do)... it’s exhausting.

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  • RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    Our kiddo's school doesn't require it, the only requirement is if you're going to do some you need to provide it equally for everyone to avoid hurt feelings.

    We crafted some neat bags and filled 'em with candy after letting her decorate them, it was all of like $6.

  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Not on Any Podcast or Affliated Don't Even Own a MikeRegistered User regular
    Kinda happy at the moment.
    Going to find out sometime soon I think if I'm in a friends who love each other situation or a lovers situation.
    Probably as we learn more about each other.
    Either way is great.

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  • KetarKetar Ready to feel better about your own miserable lives?Registered User regular
    The schools around here don't allow candy with valentines. If you want to send something in beyond just a card it ends up being something like stickers, or pencils, or temp tattoos or similar.

    This was the first year either of ours was in a class that did anything for the 100th day of school, but thankfully all we were asked to do was send in 100 of something in a water bottle that was provided and labeled by the kindergarten teacher. So I convinced our daughter to go with 100 sprinkles, out of the roughly 8 million or so we have for decorating cupcakes.

    The large number of spirit wear days are a little annoying though, and ensure that we have to buy school shirts that we'd probably pass on otherwise.

  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Even just the idea of pre-schoolers celebrating Valentine's Day is boggling to me. But I can barely get my head around adults in a relationship doing it.

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  • RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    Our school is pretty laid back about all that kinda thing. It is all both in theory and in practice optional, just for fun. Even our spirit weeks are like, pajama day, ugly sweater, class color or school colors, dress like a teacher, etc. Nothing to really pressure school merch.

    There's no official support at all for gathering contact info for party invitations though, which I guess is unusual? And ain't nobody around here wanting to invite the whole class so far.

    Most of the recognition things like celebrating day 100 is exclusively doing something fun in class for it. Though we got talked into a special meal by our kiddo this year heh

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    For preschool they called it ‘friendship day’ and it was kinda cute.

    One kid brought in scented teddy bears for everyone!

    To be fair, I spent a fair amount largely because I bought actual cards, most kids brought in the tiny cards/tags. Definitely did not have to do that. Anya spent three hours writing in each card, which was sweet of her.

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  • RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    Even just the idea of pre-schoolers celebrating Valentine's Day is boggling to me. But I can barely get my head around adults in a relationship doing it.

    My wife and I have thought Valentine's is dumb since we got together, and so have basically only interfaced with it as children. We got together very young. It definitely seems strange looking at very small children doing it through the lense of how adults treat it, but it's much more just a general appreciation of others at least until tweeny hormones start kicking in.

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  • KetarKetar Ready to feel better about your own miserable lives?Registered User regular
    To be fair, the school my kids go to absolutely encourages just wearing school colors on spirit wear days. But there are enough kids that wear the actual school merch that our oldest feels weird if he isn't wearing it too, so we felt obligated to buy some.

    That said, it's not the end of the world and throwing some dollars at the school won't kill us. It just feels odd to me because my elementary school didn't do anything like that at all. But c'est la vie.

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo Like a bad lobster in a dark cellar Registered User regular
    Janson wrote: »
    Yeah, I don’t know how it used to be, but certainly over the past decade schools in the US go all out with themed days and holidays. It was actually Niko’s homework to decorate a box to receive cards and it’s pretty much compulsory to bring in cards and candies for every single kid, you’re not permitted to bring in Valentines for just some.

    Similarly a lot of preschools and first/middle schools now have rules that you’re not allowed to send in invitations to your kid’s birthday party unless you’re inviting every kid in the class. If you only want a few you have to do the legwork to get in contact with the parents yourself outside of school. So parents either go all out with massive parties or (what’s becoming more common) kids don’t have parties at all.

    The themed days get ridiculous... one year the last 26 days of Anya’s school were all themed according to the alphabet. I’ve also scrambled to find black and orange clothes on Halloween, I once made a poster of 100 bandaids for the 100th day of school because I found out it was a homework assignment last minute and had nothing else in as large a quantity (at least she hasn’t had to dress up as a centenarian like other kids do)... it’s exhausting.

    This sounds like hell.

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    That's pretty much how school was for me way back in the 90s.

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited February 15
    Is there any reason to do this except Big Card needed to sell cards

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    School merch is an alien concept to me. Schools sound very different that side of the pond.

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  • KetarKetar Ready to feel better about your own miserable lives?Registered User regular
    edited February 15
    School merch is an alien concept to me. Schools sound very different that side of the pond.

    How so?

    Wikipedia says that school uniform is worn in over 90% of schools in England. That is waaaaaay higher than in the US.

    For as much as I don't appreciate the peer pressure to wear school spirit wear for my kids, they're free to wear almost anything at any time. My son recently got his hair dyed a ridiculous bright red in front, and bright blue in the back. There will be zero repercussions, and he can keep wearing whatever the hell he wants in the way of pants/shorts and tops. The only remote (self-imposed) restriction is avoiding going so far outside of norms that he becomes a target for ridicule.

    We buy a couple of school t-shirts or sweatshirts for our kids to wear on spirit wear days. The rest of the time? They wear whatever the fuck they want or we feel like dressing them in. There are no uniforms or restrictions that we find difficult to deal with whatsover.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    Schools here are very much about instilling that sense of tribal loyalty in you early.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    School merch is an alien concept to me. Schools sound very different that side of the pond.

    Kick them in the knees! Throw them in the mud! Go East! Go east! blood! blood! blood!
    The High School I went to had an interesting cheer. But by the time my little brother went they were trying to change it

  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I wouldn't consider school uniforms school merchandise. And uniforms are mandatory at most UK schools so it's not like a school spirit thing. No kid here would choose to wear it if it weren't compulsory.

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  • astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    No. I'm American and school merch/school spirit stuff is always weird and bad. Maybe it isn't this way now, but boy did it feel like a way to reinforce conformity when I was in the slog.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited February 15
    The benefit of school uniforms is that past the initial expense, they can save parents money IMO.

    Like I’d get my uniform, then every school day I knew exactly what I’d be wearing. It took the pressure out of deciding what to wear and/or needing more clothes. Most of my childhood years I had just three outfits: my uniform and two weekend sets of clothes.

    Also... your uniform is all that’s required by U.K. schools. There’s next to no fundraising, the need to buy school supplies is minimal, there’re no themed days. Once a year there’s usually a mufti day where you can wear home clothes if you bring in £1 and that’s the only fundraising we ever did. And the schools I attended didn’t have shops, and apart from the uniform there was nothing else with the school name on; schools don’t have logos or mascots or slogans, they don’t sell anything branded and you don’t have after-school clubs.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited February 15
    GF & I have gotten in the habit of meeting up Saturday mornings for weight lifting. It's good times. And after this, we're going to the aquarium.

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  • JedocJedoc Take a look. It's in a book. It was always in a book, you fool.Registered User regular
    Please do not lift the fish with your mighty thews.

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  • chromdomchromdom Why do bad things keep happening to me? Oh yeah, because of the things I've done.Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Please do not lift the fish with your mighty thews.

    I would disagree if I knew what thews were. Please lift all the fish. High, high, high into the air, lift the fish!

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