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Boycott Valentine's Day!

  

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  1. 1. Will you be boycotting Valentine's Day this year in honor of Solomon Grundy?

    • Yes
      4
    • No
      15
    • I want to, but I'm afraid of what my spouse might think
      3
  2. 2. Which of the following do you most closely resemble, either physically or in personality?

    • Chicken
      1
    • Mouse
      5
    • Gerbil
      4
    • Snake
      1
    • Some other hideous creature
      11
  3. 3. Which of the following do you think are romantic? (select all that apply)

    • A quiet dinner for two.
      17
    • A nightime stroll.
      13
    • A box of chocolates.
      3
    • A big, red, heart-shaped balloon.
      2
    • A body massage.
      15
    • Sharing a basket of buffalo wings.
      9
    • A card with some unimaginative cliche' written on it.
      1
    • Waxing each other's unwanted body hair.
      4
    • Getting drunk together and passing out on the couch.
      6
    • Sitting at a cafe and laughing at other couples walking by.
      9
    • Window shopping.
      3
    • Sharing a pint of Ben & Jerry's
      8


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Solomon Grundy,

Born on Monday,

Christened on Tuesday,

Married on Wednesday,

Took ill on Thursday,

Worse on Friday,

Died on Saturday,

Buried on Sunday:

This is the end

Of Solomon Grundy.

Edited by 8TBVBN

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All these festivals have become meaningless at some level because of commercialism. It's a pity really because the idea of punctuating the year with special days and festivals is a good one. I don't know what the answer is, especially when they are all much of a muchness and aside from the 'colour' code the cards are interchangeable from one festival to the next. I hope there is an answer though that makes these days more fun again.


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No idea what this poll is about, but we don't celebrate Valentine's Day at all. We are kind and loving to each other EVERY day and don't need an occasion to spend way too much money and get bad service at an over-booked restaurant for dinner to prove our love for each other.

Valentine's Day will be like any other day in our house.... always has been, always will be.


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Definitely celebrating V-day. Tony and I both enjoy it and it works for us. I feel bad for couples that don't but that's my personal opinion about it so to each his own :)

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Definitely celebrating V-day.
Definitely here too, si man: I'll go out and beat the bushes, looking for leprechauns, begorra man.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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  1. why should I boycott a day named after a martyr for Christ (Valentinus was beheaded 269/02/14 for refusing to follow worship-diktat of Claudius Gothicus)
  2. chicken (specifically Cochin rooster)
  3. Night stroll followed by dinner-for-two


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