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Old 01-28-2010, 09:11 PM   #21
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The only time we go out to dinner on Valentine's Day is when we forget it is Valentine's Day and then curse our failing memories.

It is my birthday on the 10th so we go out on the weekend closest to it and sometimes forget if that happens to be Valentine's day.

However, now that we are RE'ed we can always go out on my birthday night since we don't have to get up early next day for work

PS - to answer the question - we don't do or buy anything for each other on Valentines Day - never have and never will - don't like "Main Street" telling us when to be "lovey-dovey"
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We're heading to our cabin, and our best friends are joining us. The guys will go ice fishing, and we'll do some cooking, gossiping and wine drinking--then the hour of us will have dinner. We too gave up the flowers etc years ago-the everyday little stuff is much better.
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We call that day "Proposal Day" and celebrate it even more than the event that occurred nearly a week later on Feb 20 when we managed to finally get hitched. It was the first opportunity we had, sorry it took so long, please forgive our tardiness! Back then we still had that whole W__k thing getting in the way and had to wait for the weekend to pull it off, as we needed to travel to another State that appreciated the urgency of our desire to Wed (Nev). This year I'm giving DW an engagement ring to mate up with her long standing wedding ring. I hope she likes it. We don't normally do much in the way of gifts on this occasion, (OK I don't being a Dolt!) so this year is a bit on the special side...
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Does this mean that members are going to buy us chocolates, diamonds, and flowers, and take us out to dinner on the 14th? I'll be ready at 8:00.

(Frank will be joining us as a chaperone)
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My wife asked me the other day if we were still doing the $10 rule for gifts. I told her yes and then she told me that she wanted me to make crab cakes for her valentine’s dinner. I still have no idea what I’m getting her.
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My wife asked me the other day if we were still doing the $10 rule for gifts. I told her yes and then she told me that she wanted me to make crab cakes for her valentine’s dinner. I still have no idea what I’m getting her.
crabs?
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I can't tip my hand either.............I don't need any more infractions..........
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Lol I think I typed crab cakes…
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...just how firm was it?
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Our plans for V-day. We are headed off the the nation"s capital via Amtrak for the weekend. While there we will go out to the National Geographic Museum to see the Terra Cotta Warriors from China, Madam Tussauds wax museum, Dinner at an Irish Pup a tour of the city and the rest we are keeping to ourselves. This is a great time to travel if you don't mind cold weather because prices are cheap.
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No probs, I know you have a lot of costumes you can wear.......
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What is everyone here on FIRE doing for their DS, SO, FWB, or FM for Valentines Day?

I know a lot of people struggle trying to come up with something different every year, thought it might be fun to hear what others are doing.

(I am working on something special; will share it later...)

A trip to Ireland,Scotland and England down the road. We are saving for it However, for the big V day Ill cook something wrapped in bacon with just an apron and a few bottles of wine on the V day Probably some flowers too oh and most certainly some chocolate and a fine port for dessert. Come to think of it nothing out of the ordinary. Darn perhaps I need to change up my routine...
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What favorite mods?

Man, with forum posters as tough as what we have, mods are dropping out like flies , we hardly have any left.
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Man, with forum posters as tough as what we have, mods are dropping out like flies , we hardly have any left.
Anyone who moderates these boards should have sainthood.
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Our plans for V-day. We are headed off the the nation"s capital via Amtrak for the weekend. While there we will go out to the National Geographic Museum to see the Terra Cotta Warriors from China, Madam Tussauds wax museum, Dinner at an Irish Pup a tour of the city and the rest we are keeping to ourselves. This is a great time to travel if you don't mind cold weather because prices are cheap.
OK - you get the prize! Sounds like fun!

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While the job is a thankless one, I would not nominate anyone for sainthood.


It would mean they have ascended to "mod heaven".
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Our plans for V-day. We are headed off the the nation"s capital via Amtrak for the weekend. While there we will go out to the National Geographic Museum to see the Terra Cotta Warriors from China, Madam Tussauds wax museum, Dinner at an Irish Pup a tour of the city and the rest we are keeping to ourselves. This is a great time to travel if you don't mind cold weather because prices are cheap.

Don't miss the redone American History museum !
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It would mean they have ascended to "mod heaven".
I think that is what retirement is all about! I'm in "mod heaven".
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