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2013-02-12 09:33:00 AM
Not sure why. Valentine's day provides fewer encounters with green vomit and drunken gropefests.
 
2013-02-12 09:39:51 AM
Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.
 
2013-02-12 09:53:17 AM
Who hates Saint Paddy's day?
 
2013-02-12 10:03:26 AM
"I think Valentine's Day has gotten sort of commercialized. The opinion we hear is, it's sort of a Hallmark holiday,"

That's why I prefer to celebrate in a traditional manner by finding a dude who's marrying people and cutting off his head.
 
2013-02-12 10:09:55 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Who hates Saint Paddy's day?


Actually, I doubt many really "Hate" St. Patty's day, just less people "observe" or "celebrate" it in some way than most other "major" holidays.   As opposed to V-Day, which if you don't celebrate it, you probably hate it... it is the Dallas Cowboys of holidays.
 
2013-02-12 10:17:08 AM

dletter: Actually, I doubt many really "Hate" St. Patty's day, just less people "observe" or "celebrate" it in some way than most other "major" holidays. As opposed to V-Day, which if you don't celebrate it, you probably hate it... it is the Dallas Cowboys of holidays.


Exactly it's one of the few holiday where you're not required to send money on gifts. If you want to go out and party you can but it's almost as bad of an amateur night as New Years. Actually it's a lot like New Years except in a few key ways, you dont have to spend a lot to dress up and it happens mostly during the day.
 
2013-02-12 11:00:27 AM
I like both holidays. There, I said it.
 
2013-02-12 11:21:21 AM
People that don't party are excited about partying on St. Paddy's Day.
 
2013-02-12 11:39:18 AM

Mugato: Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.


THIS
 
2013-02-12 11:39:53 AM

Mugato: Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.


came to say this.

/Hostess city, FTW
 
2013-02-12 11:40:31 AM
I love St. Patty's day.  Corned Beef and cabbage..yum.
Valentines day was invented BY women FOR women and is a waste of time.
 
2013-02-12 11:40:38 AM
Wife thinks SVD is a commercially transmitted disease.
 
2013-02-12 11:40:49 AM
I only despise Valentine's day with the burning hatred of a thousand suns because I'm a bitter single person.
 
2013-02-12 11:41:04 AM
Who ever heard of a Valentine's Day Parade?  St Patrick's Day now, even in Cincinnati --
 
2013-02-12 11:42:43 AM

computerguyUT: I love St. Patty's day.  Corned Beef and cabbage..yum.
Valentines day was invented BY women FOR women and is a waste of time.


http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar/17/nation/la-na-nn-corned-beef- an d-cabbage-20120317
 
2013-02-12 11:43:16 AM

Farce-Side: Mugato: Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.

came to say this.

/Hostess city, FTW


You know, I've lived in Savannah for the vast majority of my life and have never heard this Hostess City thing.  I had to look it up, I assume it's a tourist pamphlet thing.
 
2013-02-12 11:43:18 AM
The only way I can see hating St. Paddy's day is if you are stupid.  Or a recovering alcoholic.  Which is pretty stupid.
 
2013-02-12 11:43:57 AM
Since I fell in love with a corned beef, every day is Valentine's Day
 
2013-02-12 11:44:35 AM
will also chime in for Savannah - done that twice and both times were awesomesauce

but also wil say (and maybe this is just because I grew up in Boston, where it gets way too much play, but St.Pat's can be a lot like New Year's Eve.  Just amateur hour all over the place with persons A, B, and C all trying to keep up with Person D, who is the only one who can hold his or her booze.

/and then A, B, and usually C fail....badly.
 
2013-02-12 11:46:22 AM
Oh, come on...St. Patrick's Day ("Amateur Hour") is aweseome. Two years in a row I went to LoDo here in Denver and hung outside just to watch 20-something-year-old drunks get bounced and wrestled to the curb while screaming every ounce of profanity they know.  It did not disappoint either year.
 
2013-02-12 11:48:23 AM
I don't hate St Patty's day subby.

I get annoyed with people who act like they are "celeberating a holiday" as a reason to get drunk.

Just get drunk and be done with it. Don't be all "it's important I drink green beer and be an annoyance to all those around me because I am CELEBRATING A HOLIDAY".

/yes I know people who actually say that
//not irish
 
2013-02-12 11:49:08 AM
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I hate holidays
 
2013-02-12 11:50:11 AM
Both these Days are just days for me.

/boring
 
2013-02-12 11:50:15 AM

brap: Since I fell in love with a corned beef, every day is Valentine's Day


Wha??? Insert confused Malcom Reynolds gif
 
2013-02-12 11:51:31 AM
St. Patrick's day, my birthday, and Cinco de Mayo always fall on the same day of the week.  These three holidays encompass what I call my Birthday Season.

/Sunday this year.
 
2013-02-12 11:52:20 AM
I typically can't remember enough of St Patricks Day to say whether or not I liked or hated it
 
2013-02-12 11:53:19 AM
So Barry Obama has even screwed up Valentines Day?

Lovely
 
2013-02-12 11:53:25 AM

DubtodaIll: Farce-Side: Mugato: Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.

came to say this.

/Hostess city, FTW

You know, I've lived in Savannah for the vast majority of my life and have never heard this Hostess City thing.  I had to look it up, I assume it's a tourist pamphlet thing.


You must not read the newspaper.  They've taken to calling us the "Hostess City" for about 5 years now.  Yes, it is basically a tourism ploy.

/Lived here 22 years
//Southside not as hospitable
///They're killing the white folks down there
 
2013-02-12 11:54:10 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: dletter: Actually, I doubt many really "Hate" St. Patty's day, just less people "observe" or "celebrate" it in some way than most other "major" holidays. As opposed to V-Day, which if you don't celebrate it, you probably hate it... it is the Dallas Cowboys of holidays.

Exactly it's one of the few holiday where you're not required to send money on gifts. If you want to go out and party you can but it's almost as bad of an amateur night as New Years. Actually it's a lot like New Years except in a few key ways, you dont have to spend a lot to dress up and it happens mostly during the day.


funny you should mention that

/spends st patrick's day at a nudist resort
 
2013-02-12 11:54:38 AM

computerguyUT: I love St. Patty's day.  Corned Beef and cabbage..yum.
Valentines day was invented BY women FOR women and is a waste of time.


The Irish don't eat corned beef and cabbage. Or say "Patty." I'm sure  this list will go green (yuk) in the next few weeks.
 
2013-02-12 11:55:14 AM
I still like both.

I just wish I was going to be home for it.

//Stuck 2500 miles away from home in Quebec.
 
2013-02-12 11:56:35 AM

Cythraul: I only despise Valentine's day with the burning hatred of a thousand suns because I'm a bitter single person.


I don't think that's quite it. It's a lady holiday. I think the percentage of men who would choose not to celebrate it if they could actually get away with that is extremely high.
 
2013-02-12 11:57:12 AM

miss diminutive: Not sure why. Valentine's day provides fewer encounters with green vomit and drunken gropefests.


Obviously you're not attending the right parties.

/VDay Sucks
 
2013-02-12 11:58:52 AM
I love the day after Valentine's Day.  You always know who didn't get that ring they had their heart set on. Count how many puffy eyed young ladies you see that morning, whom you know are in relationships.


Former co worker came in one day after, and no "Good morning", "whats up", etc.  Just an angry, "AGAIN!"  and i look up and she flashes the back of her unadorned hand to me.

Wedding ring.  Not yours.
 
2013-02-12 12:04:38 PM
Everybody knows sweetest day is the real valentines day. VD is just an imposter.
 
2013-02-12 12:05:52 PM

rickythepenguin: I love the day after Valentine's Day.  You always know who didn't get that ring they had their heart set on. Count how many puffy eyed young ladies you see that morning, whom you know are in relationships.


Former co worker came in one day after, and no "Good morning", "whats up", etc.  Just an angry, "AGAIN!"  and i look up and she flashes the back of her unadorned hand to me.

Wedding ring.  Not yours.


Say something to her about anal.
 
2013-02-12 12:06:00 PM

germ78: VD is just an imposter.


That's what she told me, too, but my doctor begged to differ.
 
2013-02-12 12:06:19 PM
Valentine's Day is the worst holiday. It makes people happier who are already happy, and makes people sadder who are already sad.

St. Patrick's Day is a great holiday. It's become a springtime "Octoberfest".

I vote that we cancel Valentine's this year and just have 2 St. Patrick's days.
 
2013-02-12 12:07:57 PM
I love valentines day! Dressing in a costume for my husband, cooking a gourmet dinner with champagne, I finished making funny valentine cards for him this morning. I like all the pink and red hearts... it stirs the romance in me!
 
2013-02-12 12:08:07 PM
tricycleracer: St. Patrick's day, my birthday, and Cinco de Mayo always fall on the same day of the week.  These three holidays encompass what I call my Birthday Season.

Internet high-five, birthday buddy!

/Will tip some Jameson's whilst thinking of three-wheelers in a competitive setting
 
2013-02-12 12:09:14 PM
Also, I play traditional Irish music, so I love the other one too.
 
2013-02-12 12:09:58 PM

rickythepenguin: I love the day after Valentine's Day.  You always know who didn't get that ring they had their heart set on. Count how many puffy eyed young ladies you see that morning, whom you know are in relationships.


Former co worker came in one day after, and no "Good morning", "whats up", etc.  Just an angry, "AGAIN!"  and i look up and she flashes the back of her unadorned hand to me.

Wedding ring.  Not yours.


I'd say that about sums it up.  For single people, it's almost treating the lack of a relationship as a failure.  For people who are already in a relationship (men and women alike), it almost creates some sort of obligation to do some additional grand gesture, whether it's in the cards or not.  Date night is one thing, but it doesn't need to be the MOST SPESHUL NIGHT OF THE YEAR.
 
2013-02-12 12:11:29 PM
I hate valentines day because for whatever reason the only years Ive ever not been between gfs in feb is when I had been with one for over a year

Now St Paddys I farking love because its the only day of the year being a ginger pretty much garantees that you WILL get laid if you go to a bar.
 
2013-02-12 12:12:03 PM

rickythepenguin: I love the day after Valentine's Day.  You always know who didn't get that ring they had their heart set on. Count how many puffy eyed young ladies you see that morning, whom you know are in relationships.


Former co worker came in one day after, and no "Good morning", "whats up", etc.  Just an angry, "AGAIN!"  and i look up and she flashes the back of her unadorned hand to me.

Wedding ring.  Not yours.


one more reason i'm glad i have the wife i have. we were together for 2 v-days before i "popped the question" on some non-holiday non-birthday day. to her, ALL holidays and adult birthdays are pretty much "just a day". we do play up the kids' and nieces' birthdays, and christmas, but that's just fun
 
2013-02-12 12:12:34 PM

Mugato


Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).


HEY LADIES, THIS ONE'S SINGLE for some unfathomable reason.
 
2013-02-12 12:13:56 PM
Hubby will be working overnight, I will be working late. Will celebrate later this week with a tray full of s'more fixins in bed while watching "Seven Psycopaths".

Pretty excited for Saturday night now. lol

/Don't need to spend $100 on flowers and chocolates to show that after 7 years together, we're still in love.
 
2013-02-12 12:14:59 PM
In high school, it was just tension wanting to give the girl you liked a card and flowers, and that didn't amount to much.

In college, it was basically a wang measuring contest by women for women; "who got the biggest earrings/necklace/flower assembly."  My ex costed more than my student loans are costing now, mostly thanks to Saint Valentine.  Stupid, yes, life lesson: SVD is either a two-way street or completely not worth it.  Ladies, make it worth it, Steak and Beej is a real concept.

And I'm only observing this and going through the motions for St. Firaxis Day on Feb 24th.  Civ 4,5 and XCOM; spicy Italian food all day; sprinkle in some mouth stuff.  Should be nice.
 
2013-02-12 12:15:36 PM

fdlgrl: I love valentines day! Dressing in a costume for my husband, cooking a gourmet dinner with champagne, I finished making funny valentine cards for him this morning. I like all the pink and red hearts... it stirs the romance in me!



ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND?

You left out one pretty damn important thing.  *WINK*
 
2013-02-12 12:16:36 PM
The 'useless holidays', those made up by those who have to have an event to enjoy life are St V, Mother's and Father's (guess which one was first?). you must buy the honoree a gift to prove that you value them. My kids (twins), back in the day, latched onto that reasoning to get a holiday of their own that they didn't have to share. Of Course, the argument was "If you don't do this, you don't care". 8-year-olds can be quite succinct.

I love my wife, every day, every way, but I resent being forced to buy some fat pills or useless babble, on this one day, to prove it and the reciprocal is not required or evident. Most ads about St. valentine's Day show a guy trying to buy something for his mate, it ain't EVER the other way around. Women AREN'T asked to pony up.It may be called "St Valentine's day", but the truth is more "My P*ssy is Golden Day ". I accept the many things she does for me as proof enough that she honors what we're doing together.

THAT's why I hate those grubbing holidays
 
2013-02-12 12:16:57 PM
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/Hot but relevant
//More sexy rumpus indeed
 
2013-02-12 12:18:58 PM

Mugato: Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.


THIS!
 
2013-02-12 12:20:24 PM
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2013-02-12 12:24:42 PM
This is the first Valentine's Day I will actually have been in a relationship for. Given that we are taking a long weekend in Florida starting on the 15th, I have nothing planned aside from packing for the trip.

She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.
 
2013-02-12 12:26:40 PM
SAVE YOURSELF!

But candy

/It'll be a L-o-n-g trip without it.
//First one, and all
 
2013-02-12 12:28:04 PM
ARGGGG  "Buy candy"

/preview, preview, PREVIEW
/'But candy' would work, though
 
2013-02-12 12:28:29 PM

Klivian: but it feels like a trick.


You have a well honed survival instinct. Listen to your ape brain.
 
2013-02-12 12:28:59 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Who hates Saint Paddy's day?


Grown-ups?
 
2013-02-12 12:31:12 PM

Klivian: This is the first Valentine's Day I will actually have been in a relationship for. Given that we are taking a long weekend in Florida starting on the 15th, I have nothing planned aside from packing for the trip.

She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.


You are a wise man, it's one of the oldest tricks in the book. At least make reservations at a nice restaurant. I would plan someting for after dinner too even if it is just walking around.

/Also very grateful to not be spending this one alone again.
 
2013-02-12 12:32:11 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Klivian: but it feels like a trick.

You have a well honed survival instinct. Listen to your ape brain.


My ape brain wants steak.

How does that help with the V-Day problem?

/Side note: St. Patty's Day Boston Pub Crawl is on again this year
//Not planning it this year, thankfully
 
2013-02-12 12:33:01 PM
rickythepenguin: I love the day after Valentine's Day.  You always know who didn't get that ring they had their heart set on. Count how many puffy eyed young ladies you see that morning, whom you know are in relationships.


I love the day after Valentines Day and the day after St. Patrick's Day, because all the overstock of unsold chocolate and Guinness go on sale.
 
2013-02-12 12:36:48 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Who hates Saint Paddy's day?


People who go to bars and get drunk every day who, one day of the year, can't get a seat at their local and get shoved, jostled, and puked on by amateur drinkers who are under the impression that putting green food coloring in Budweiser makes it Irish.
 
2013-02-12 12:38:55 PM

rickythepenguin: fdlgrl: I love valentines day! Dressing in a costume for my husband, cooking a gourmet dinner with champagne, I finished making funny valentine cards for him this morning. I like all the pink and red hearts... it stirs the romance in me!


ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND?

You left out one pretty damn important thing.  *WINK*


The remote controlled vibrator?
 
2013-02-12 12:42:56 PM
Valentines day was nice back when it was just a sweet little holiday and an excuse to do something nice for the person you loved. But yeah, these days its like Christmas, its gone too corporate and too many women have fallen into the "You have to spend $100 on flowers, and get me an expensive present, and this, and that, to prove that you love me." trap.
 
2013-02-12 12:44:17 PM
Mugato:
Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.


I've done St. Patrick's Day in Savannah.  I would liken it to slobbering on donkey wang.
9 hours of waiting in line for beer is not a celebration, it's a poorly planned keg party.

/Love St. Patty's
//bring on the corned beef and cabbage
 
2013-02-12 12:45:06 PM

fdlgrl: The remote controlled vibrator?


Jeez....you guys get down with a freaking military drone?
 
2013-02-12 12:47:16 PM

rickythepenguin: fdlgrl: The remote controlled vibrator?

Jeez....you guys get down with a freaking military drone?


Just while I'm cooking dinner.
 
2013-02-12 12:49:31 PM

Mugato: Valentine's Day is a cynical cash grab by greeting card companies (no, I don't have a girlfriend, you're an asshole for asking).

Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah Boston, New York Chicago, Plattsburgh okay nevermind

has never done it in right

have stories about the day that are so NSFW
 
2013-02-12 12:50:04 PM

mike_d85: 9 hours of waiting in line for beer is not a celebration


Haha...you did it wrong.
 
2013-02-12 12:50:16 PM

Old enough to know better: Valentines day was nice back when it was just a sweet little holiday and an excuse to do something nice for the person you loved. But yeah, these days its like Christmas, its gone too corporate and too many women have fallen into the "You have to spend $100 on flowers, and get me an expensive present, and this, and that, to prove that you love me." trap.


i spent $38 to have proflowers deliver flowers to my wife tomorrow (i work thursday night). however, she is expecting nothing more than a milk-carton-shaped box of Whoppers candy, and to her that is more than enough of a gift. but, she deserves some flowers for keeping my kids alive and well throughout the day.
 
2013-02-12 12:51:47 PM
Remember that year when the super bowl was on Valentines day, oopsies.
 
2013-02-12 12:52:40 PM

A Leaf in Fall: The only way I can see hating St. Paddy's day is if you are stupid.  Or a recovering alcoholic.


Or you are stuck heading home on the LIRR with hoards of drunk and vomiting and pissing aholes.  More than usual, that is.

That said, I can't say I'm a fan of SVD, either.  My husband took me to lunch last weekend and said "this is your VD present."  Then my lunch got comped for an errant tomato.  And then I paid the bill.  Hey, ... wait a minute.  Something's not right.
 
2013-02-12 12:55:35 PM
For everything that someone likes, there are 10 people there to shiat on it. Lol. That's the internet. Smh. I see a lot of people playing the "I'm a grown-up so I don't have fun that way" role. And they're saying it on a message board that people use to post juvenile, idiotic, and childish stuff.  Why don't you go comment on a Wall Street Journal article Mr. Nofun McStuffyPants?

/I don't celebrate St. Patty's Day because it's the day after my birthday.
//Need it to recover
 
2013-02-12 12:57:29 PM

Old enough to know better: Valentines day was nice back when it was just a sweet little holiday and an excuse to do something nice for the person you loved. But yeah, these days its like Christmas, its gone too corporate and too many women have fallen into the "You have to spend $100 on flowers, and get me an expensive present, and this, and that, to prove that you love me." trap.



When was that?  Shallow people have been using all holidays (VD included) as an excuse to be shallow for as long as anyone I know can remember.

\going to dinner with my hubby then watching The Princess Bride on the couch.  The DVD is apparently my present
\\\I won't be spending much on his present either but he'll like it and I'm not going to discuss the exact nature of it here
\\\\people who hate Valentine's Day are usually either single or they're with the wrong person
 
2013-02-12 12:58:20 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Nofun McStuffyPants


I may need a new fark handle...
 
2013-02-12 12:59:20 PM
Valentines Day sucks when you're in the dating stage.  My wife and I stopped celebrating Valentine's Day years ago.  It's just a day when the nice restaurants are extra busy and the florist jacks their prices up.  I'll drop by the florist after Valentine's Day and see if they got in anything exotic and have it on clearance.  Any good relationship will have some days that have special meaning for whatever reason, celebrate those days not "preplanned price hike day".

Also anyone single guy who claims SVD sucks, get your shiat together man.  It has to be the easiest day of the year to pick up at single women at the bar.
 
2013-02-12 01:00:05 PM

Klivian: This is the first Valentine's Day I will actually have been in a relationship for. Given that we are taking a long weekend in Florida starting on the 15th, I have nothing planned aside from packing for the trip.

She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.


As a preventative measure I would do some small token, say flowers (not roses).
 
2013-02-12 01:02:30 PM
I don't hate Valentine's day.  I hate EVERY day.
 
2013-02-12 01:05:40 PM

shortymac: Klivian: This is the first Valentine's Day I will actually have been in a relationship for. Given that we are taking a long weekend in Florida starting on the 15th, I have nothing planned aside from packing for the trip.

She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.

As a preventative measure I would do some small token, say flowers (not roses).


Spa gift baskets are also nice and fairly cheap.  If this is your first SVD, have a token in your back pocket.  Women do weird tests.  Also a nice card.
 
2013-02-12 01:07:50 PM
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2013-02-12 01:09:55 PM

rickythepenguin: I love the day after Valentine's Day.  You always know who didn't get that ring they had their heart set on. Count how many puffy eyed young ladies you see that morning, whom you know are in relationships.

 Announcer: Relationships can seem like an eternity.


Woman: You asshole! What were you doing with my sister in that hot tub?!?!

Announcer : Relieve the pressure.

(soft whisper): Ice...

Announcer: Chill that biatch out... with ice.

(soft whisper): Ice...

Announcer: A diamond lasts forever. But your relationship might not. A diamond is love. Rock hard. And frozen in time. Luckily, most women are shallow, and materialistic.

(soft whisper): Ice...

Woman: A diamond? So you DO love me!

Announcer: Nothing says I love you like a lump of carbon, mined by wage-slaves in Angola.

Woman: I don't even know what I was mad at you about. Do you want a blow job?

Announcer: Passion. It CAN be purchased. And it CAN be overpriced. Ice. Available and very expensive...

(soft whisper): Ice...

Announcer: ...at DeKoch Diamonds.
 
2013-02-12 01:16:04 PM
I kind of wish all holidays would disappear. I'm tired of having to do things because the calendar says so. I sound like a blast at parties.
 
2013-02-12 01:19:53 PM

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/Hot but relevant
//More sexy rumpus indeed


Yeah, like anyone would allow me to have sexy rumpus with them.

/still gonna call it Single People Awareness Day
 
2013-02-12 01:26:39 PM
I don't really care about VD, never have. Hubby and I usually use the winterlicious festival (where fancy restaurants do limited lower cost menus) about a week or so before VD.

This year we're staying at home and Hubby is making me dinner so I can have a break at night, then Friday we're going to a burlesque show. :)

I also hate diamonds :)

/BASK IN MY LEVEL-HEADED GLORY
//All we really want is to show us that you love us and that you NOTICE all the crap we do for you
 
2013-02-12 01:33:15 PM
you don't see too many girls getting excited about steak and BJ day.
 
2013-02-12 01:33:34 PM
I'll be the only one to admit that i hated it when i was single, but now that I'm dating i really love it.
 
2013-02-12 01:36:03 PM
Came here for the "Less complaining, more sexy rumpus."

Left satisfied
 
2013-02-12 01:37:25 PM
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2013-02-12 01:44:00 PM
Why would anyone hate Saint Patrick's Day? You don't have to DO anything for it. No spending hundreds of dollars on BS gifts for some ungrateful woman...no having to plan elaborate dates...no spending hundreds of dollars on BS....

Ahem. Anyway, Saint Patrick's Day, as far as I'm concerned, is the perfect holiday.
 
2013-02-12 01:45:13 PM
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2013-02-12 01:46:55 PM

Klivian: She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.


It's a trick.  Get an axe.
 
2013-02-12 01:51:44 PM

Genju: computerguyUT: I love St. Patty's day.  Corned Beef and cabbage..yum.
Valentines day was invented BY women FOR women and is a waste of time.

The Irish don't eat corned beef and cabbage. Or say "Patty." I'm sure  this list will go green (yuk) in the next few weeks.


The author of that list sounds Protestant.

And screw you subby.  St Patricks Day is one of our family holidays and we all get together to celebrate our Irish heritage.  Sure, plenty of non-irish folk go out, get drunk and ... But if it is about having fun and being happy, then more power to the holiday!!

Now - Columbus Day.  There's a holiday to hate.

(Just kidding wops!)
 
2013-02-12 01:53:48 PM
If you need a holiday to show someone you love them, GTFO of that relationship.  Other than the first VDay we're you're a couple of course.
 
2013-02-12 01:58:32 PM

cookiefleck: I'll be the only one to admit that i hated it when i was single, but now that I'm dating i really love it.


It does feel weird. Usually I have to be reminded it was V-Day. But 2 weeks ago, a long time friend confessed she's always had strong feelings for me so now we're dating. Now the pressure is on. Settled on some bouquet of flowers made to look like the Super Mario Bros flowers since we both play and a necklace with Mars dust in it since she loves space and wants to work at NASA. Last girlfriend would've biatched "You got me some computer flowers and a dirt necklace?!!1!!1!?11!!!"

/ good farking riddance
 
2013-02-12 02:01:40 PM

Champion of the Sun: If you need a holiday to show someone you love them, GTFO of that relationship.  Other than the first VDay we're you're a couple of course.


Your post gave me multiple personality disorder.
 
2013-02-12 02:05:22 PM

FloydA: Champion of the Sun: If you need a holiday to show someone you love them, GTFO of that relationship.  Other than the first VDay we're you're a couple of course.

Your post gave me multiple personality disorder.



And that's why you always preview
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-12 02:08:19 PM
I've always hated SVD as it always seemed an excuse for my GF at the time to be pissed I didn't pop the question...Then I have to listen to her on the phone with her mom "No, mom, he didn't ask..."

I miraculously haven't been single for one SVD in 10 years...and the holiday is getting OLD.

I used to like St. Patty's day as it was an excuse to get sloppy drunk at a bar before noon.  By about age 25 or so and with a 9-5 job....the fun of it just disappeared.

Now if I would be getting a paid holiday off for it, then maybe I would change my mind.
 
2013-02-12 02:08:52 PM
I found out not too long ago that my new brother in law is most likely going to pass away on V-day.

/Fark you Cupid and Grim Reaper
 
2013-02-12 02:09:03 PM

natazha: Wife thinks SVD is a commercially transmitted disease.


she's wrong; It's an old Soviet Sniper Rifle
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snayperskaya_Vintovka_Dragunova
 
2013-02-12 02:12:29 PM

alwaysjaded: cookiefleck: I'll be the only one to admit that i hated it when i was single, but now that I'm dating i really love it.

It does feel weird. Usually I have to be reminded it was V-Day. But 2 weeks ago, a long time friend confessed she's always had strong feelings for me so now we're dating. Now the pressure is on. Settled on some bouquet of flowers made to look like the Super Mario Bros flowers since we both play and a necklace with Mars dust in it since she loves space and wants to work at NASA. Last girlfriend would've biatched "You got me some computer flowers and a dirt necklace?!!1!!1!?11!!!"

/ good farking riddance


I'm dating someone who loves me very much and treats me very well, so that helps too.
 
2013-02-12 02:25:02 PM
Get her a gym membership.
 
2013-02-12 02:34:55 PM

Devo: Get her a gym membership.


And now we have a competition: "Most inappropriate gift for Valentine's Day" aka "Gift most likely to get you KTFO"
 
2013-02-12 02:42:50 PM

Klivian: This is the first Valentine's Day I will actually have been in a relationship for. Given that we are taking a long weekend in Florida starting on the 15th, I have nothing planned aside from packing for the trip.
She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.



Yes, it's a TRAP! She's expecting you to 'surprise her' with a gift on the 14th, regardless of your plans for the 15th.

At the very least, be prepared to have a surprise gift in your back pocket for when she inexplicably gets upset on the evening of the 14th.
Even if it's a pack of condoms, or a 24-pack of colon cleanser you got from the 99c store, as recommended in their ad: http://www.99only.com/files/99ad_021213_f.pdf

/voice of experience
 
2013-02-12 02:49:42 PM
FTFA: People who aren't married or dating often feel left out when they see all the celebrations of love surrounding them.
"It gets frustrating," said Veronica Smith, 33, of Orlando, who has been single for several years. "It's one of those holidays, if you're by yourself, you know it for sure."


She's 33 and has been single for years? I wondered why, and read on...

"This year, she's considering taking her nieces out to dinner at Ethos Vegan Kitchen."

Oh, OK. That explains Veronica's perennial single status.


/ProTip: if you don't want to be single forever, eat at restaurants that serve NORMAL food!
 
2013-02-12 03:01:53 PM

Klivian: This is the first Valentine's Day I will actually have been in a relationship for. Given that we are taking a long weekend in Florida starting on the 15th, I have nothing planned aside from packing for the trip.

She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.


Candles, dude, lots of candles.
or just one nice gift-candle.
Candles beat flowers every time.
 
2013-02-12 03:34:03 PM
Every year for Valentine's, Mrs. Pyynk and I have a ritual. One or the other of us will pick up steaks with all the fixings. I get her flowers and then we'll watch a movie and just spend time together. Spending ridiculous amounts of money for Valentine's is just a terrible idea.

This year we're doing the same, but adding a concert tonight by one of our favorite bands.
 
2013-02-12 03:39:56 PM
ahh this day
36th in a row alone
sad not mad
i don't get the hate for this day
 
2013-02-12 04:05:19 PM

FreetardoRivera: computerguyUT: I love St. Patty's day.  Corned Beef and cabbage..yum.
Valentines day was invented BY women FOR women and is a waste of time.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar/17/nation/la-na-nn-corned-beef- an d-cabbage-20120317


It's funny, that article seems to imply we (Irish) eat, or have at one time eaten, corned beef and cabbage, we don't - the dish we eat is bacon* and cabbage. I've never once in my life seen corned beef and cabbage.

If the article is implying we never eat bacon and cabbage, it's wrong. I eat it as much as possible, and I farking love it.

*not the same as your bacon in the USA, this bacon is a shoulder of bacon, boiled in water.
 
2013-02-12 04:06:16 PM

LazerFish: Klivian: This is the first Valentine's Day I will actually have been in a relationship for. Given that we are taking a long weekend in Florida starting on the 15th, I have nothing planned aside from packing for the trip.

She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.

Candles, dude, lots of candles.
or just one nice gift-candle.
Candles beat flowers every time.


And flowers beat jewelry...
but jewelry beats candles...
hmm....
i374.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-12 04:09:04 PM

nuke666: ahh this day
36th in a row alone
sad not mad
i don't get the hate for this day


www.graffitiwithpunctuation.net
Dante feels your pain...
 
2013-02-12 04:10:40 PM

Truther: Genju: computerguyUT: I love St. Patty's day.  Corned Beef and cabbage..yum.
Valentines day was invented BY women FOR women and is a waste of time.

The Irish don't eat corned beef and cabbage. Or say "Patty." I'm sure  this list will go green (yuk) in the next few weeks.

The author of that list sounds Protestant.

And screw you subby.  St Patricks Day is one of our family holidays and we all get together to celebrate our Irish heritage.  Sure, plenty of non-irish folk go out, get drunk and ... But if it is about having fun and being happy, then more power to the holiday!!

Now - Columbus Day.  There's a holiday to hate.

(Just kidding wops!)


Yeah that hate on St. Patrick was a bit far fetched in the conspiracy theory department. I still go out on the holiday and have fun, I just find it funny when people celebrate something they don't know what they're celebrating for or even know the culture the holiday originates from.
 
2013-02-12 04:20:50 PM

A Leaf in Fall: The only way I can see hating St. Paddy's day is if you are stupid.  Or a recovering alcoholic.  Which is pretty stupid.


Sobriety is for quitters
 
2013-02-12 04:24:18 PM

Genju: computerguyUT: I love St. Patty's day.  Corned Beef and cabbage..yum.
Valentines day was invented BY women FOR women and is a waste of time.

The Irish don't eat corned beef and cabbage. Or say "Patty." I'm sure  this list will go green (yuk) in the next few weeks.


I know for a fact that the irish DO say Paddy, if they happen to be speaking to or about someone named Patrick
 
2013-02-12 04:38:05 PM

LazerFish: Klivian: This is the first Valentine's Day I will actually have been in a relationship for. Given that we are taking a long weekend in Florida starting on the 15th, I have nothing planned aside from packing for the trip.

She says the trip to Florida is more than enough and we don't need to do anything on the 14th, but it feels like a trick.

Candles, dude, lots of candles.
or just one nice gift-candle.
Candles beat flowers every time.


Disagree.  If a guy gave me a candle, I'd be confused (ooh..."springtime breeze"....thanks).  With most women I know, you can't go wrong with flowers (unless she's allergic).

Give her a gift candle and she'll probably smile at the gesture (unless she really loves candles).  Give her roses and you probably should get the packing done she gets home.
 
2013-02-12 04:46:39 PM

rickythepenguin: I love the day after Valentine's Day.  You always know who didn't get that ring they had their heart set on. Count how many puffy eyed young ladies you see that morning, whom you know are in relationships.


Former co worker came in one day after, and no "Good morning", "whats up", etc.  Just an angry, "AGAIN!"  and i look up and she flashes the back of her unadorned hand to me.

Wedding ring.  Not yours.


And 50% off candy! Nom nom nom!

/fatty
 
2013-02-12 05:37:01 PM

Cormee: FreetardoRivera: computerguyUT: I love St. Patty's day.  Corned Beef and cabbage..yum.
Valentines day was invented BY women FOR women and is a waste of time.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar/17/nation/la-na-nn-corned-beef- an d-cabbage-20120317

It's funny, that article seems to imply we (Irish) eat, or have at one time eaten, corned beef and cabbage, we don't - the dish we eat is bacon* and cabbage. I've never once in my life seen corned beef and cabbage.

If the article is implying we never eat bacon and cabbage, it's wrong. I eat it as much as possible, and I farking love it.

*not the same as your bacon in the USA, this bacon is a shoulder of bacon, boiled in water.


My Irish Granny was shocked that the Irish People in the US celebrate their heritage with Corned Beef and Cabbage, she claimed it was "famine food" (poor people food).

/Granny can't cook so I have no idea what Irish people eat
//She added sugar to country time lemonade, even as a kid I thought it was too sweet
 
2013-02-12 05:38:59 PM
Did no one else see how sad and pathetic they made Smith sound?


"It gets frustrating," said Veronica Smith, 33, of Orlando, who has been single for several years. "It's one of those holidays, if you're by yourself, you know it for sure."
But some restaurants are trying to court diners such as Smith, a high-school-attendance clerk.
Smith, who used to watch the romantic movie "Sleepless in Seattle" at home alone each Feb. 14, has had a change of heart about how to spend the holiday.

This year, she's considering taking her nieces out to dinner at Ethos Vegan Kitchen, which will have dinner, drink and dessert specials.

"You have to step outside and say, How can I make this day work for me and not feel lonely on it?' "

I mean not only do they point out she has been single for years and a really pathetic valentine's day ritual, but also has a crap job, and siblings who apparently have found love and families and want to hand their kids over to her so they can go out that night.

DAMN.
 
2013-02-12 06:19:48 PM

shortymac: My Irish Granny was shocked that the Irish People in the US celebrate their heritage with Corned Beef and Cabbage, she claimed it was "famine food" (poor people food).

/Granny can't cook so I have no idea what Irish people eat



I've heard that as well. I've also heard that restaurants in Ireland don't sell a lot of fish for the same reason
 
2013-02-12 07:11:47 PM
My local has always comped me on St Patrick's day so I LOVE the holiday.

/and I try to drink myself through their tap list.
//and have an appetizer, entree, desert, and whatever they're barbecuing.
 
2013-02-12 07:19:02 PM
I like St. Patrick's Day; it's my birthday.  I just don't like it when it's on a Friday and friends want to go somewhere like Kelly's Tavern where it's an overcrowded frat-boy fest.
 
2013-02-12 07:54:38 PM
Actually celebrating SVD for the first time in a while.  My ex and I didn't really celebrate (ok by me).  My current BF and I just celebrated our 1 year anniversary yesterday, so I wasn't thinking of anything for SVD.  It was his idea to get together for dinner (fortunately at his house and not out - just leftovers, too) and some time together.  I did make him a card.  I don't get the spending large quantities of money to "show someone you love them."  I've always thought that was dumb....just spending time with someone should be enough.

/Not the fancy type of girl
//Don't really care for SPD now that I'm a teacher....hate SVD while at school, too.
 
2013-02-12 07:56:26 PM
Emotional Blackmail Day

/married
//wish I wasn't
///still love slashies though
 
2013-02-12 07:57:39 PM

fdlgrl: I love valentines day! Dressing in a costume for my husband, cooking a gourmet dinner with champagne, I finished making funny valentine cards for him this morning. I like all the pink and red hearts... it stirs the romance in me!


bless you heart 1,000 times. i wish you were mine.
 
2013-02-12 08:54:25 PM
tiamet4:  Give her roses and you probably should get the packing done she gets home.

wut
 
2013-02-12 08:59:17 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-12 09:05:39 PM
I don't hate St. Patrick's day.  I hate the day after.
 
2013-02-12 09:16:37 PM

LazerFish: Valentine's Day is the worst holiday. It makes people happier who are already happy, and makes people sadder who are already sad.


It's like, Hmm, he made it through Christmas somehow. Let'shiat him again while he's still down!
 
2013-02-12 10:06:23 PM
I have two things to say so,  first is that St.  Patrick's day is amazing. Secondly everyone here who talks about Valentine's day makes me even happier to be single again, especially the people who are in a relationship and support it.
 
2013-02-13 12:33:55 AM

Mugato: Anyone who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day's never done it in Savannah.


Didn't think Savannah was a traditional Irish name, but congrats.
 
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