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Old 2011-02-13, 16:41   Link #281
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How about 5 days after your 25th birthday?

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I win, regardless of when my B-day is



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Old 2011-02-13, 16:52   Link #282
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It will be a good day! except for the Spanish quiz and physics test.
I'll be seeing my best friend in the morning, then giving out the red velvet cupcakes I'm making tonight to all my friends, and meeting a good guy friend of mine at lunch when he will put some classic SNES games on my computer, and he gets a cupcake too. And after school is poetry out loud competition tryouts, and musical practice to creeep on...then home for dinner with the family.
Food! lots of food! Good food!
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Old 2011-02-13, 16:56   Link #283
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It will be a good day! except for the Spanish quiz and physics test.
I'll be seeing my best friend in the morning, then giving out the red velvet cupcakes I'm making tonight to all my friends, and meeting a good guy friend of mine at lunch when he will put some classic SNES games on my computer, and he gets a cupcake too. And after school is poetry out loud competition tryouts, and musical practice to creeep on...then home for dinner with the family.
Food! lots of food! Good food!
Now, I wish you are my next door neighbor. I want to try some red velvet cupcakes.

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I win, regardless of when my B-day is

I guess I can't complain to you about my troubles.
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Old 2011-02-13, 17:03   Link #284
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It'd be great, if my boyfriend was in the country.. he was meant to be seeing me this weekend, but meeh. He had to work the weekend. Next weekend maybe, if he has the money..

So a shit valentines, but hey, Happy Valentines Day ~ xxx
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Old 2011-02-13, 17:27   Link #285
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Now, I wish you are my next door neighbor. I want to try some red velvet cupcakes.



I guess I can't complain to you about my troubles.
Sure you can

...whether I can help you with them is a totally different story
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Old 2011-02-13, 17:51   Link #286
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The Dark Origins Of Valentine's Day

by Arnie Seipel
February 13, 2011
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually dark, bloody — and a bit muddled.
This drawing depicts the death of St. Valentine — one of them, anyway. The Romans executed two men by that name on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D.

Though no one has pinpointed the exact origin of the holiday, one good place to start is ancient Rome, where men hit on women by, well, hitting them.

Those Wild and Crazy Romans
From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain.
The Roman romantics "were drunk. They were naked," says Noel Lenski, a historian at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Young women would actually line up for the men to hit them, Lenski says. They believed this would make them fertile.
The brutal fete included a matchmaking lottery, in which young men drew the names of women from a jar. The couple would then be, um, coupled up for the duration of the festival – or longer, if the match was right.
The ancient Romans may also be responsible for the name of our modern day of love. Emperor Claudius II executed two men — both named Valentine — on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine's Day.
Later, Pope Gelasius I muddled things in the 5th century by combining St. Valentine's Day with Lupercalia to expel the pagan rituals. But the festival was more of a theatrical interpretation of what it had once been. Lenski adds, "It was a little more of a drunken revel, but the Christians put clothes back on it. That didn't stop it from being a day of fertility and love."
Around the same time, the Normans celebrated Galatin's Day. Galatin meant "lover of women." That was likely confused with St. Valentine's Day at some point, in part because they sound alike.
William Shakespeare helped romanticize Valentine's Day in his work, and it gained popularity throughout Britain and the rest of Europe.
Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas William Shakespeare helped romanticize Valentine's Day in his work, and it gained popularity throughout Britain and the rest of Europe.


Shakespeare In Love

As the years went on, the holiday grew sweeter. Chaucer and Shakespeare romanticized it in their work, and it gained popularity throughout Britain and the rest of Europe. Handmade paper cards became the tokens-du-jour in the Middle Ages.
Eventually, the tradition made its way to the New World. The industrial revolution ushered in factory-made cards in the 19th century. And in 1913, Hallmark Cards of Kansas City, Mo., began mass producing valentines. February has not been the same since.
Today, the holiday is big business: According to IBIS World, Valentine's Day sales reached $17.6 billion last year; this year's sales are expected to total $18.6 billion.
But that commercialization has spoiled the day for many. Helen Fisher, a sociologist from Rutgers University, says we have only ourselves to blame.
"This isn't a command performance," she says. "If people didn't want to buy Hallmark cards, they would not be bought, and Hallmark would go out of business."
And so the celebration of Valentine's Day goes on, in varied ways. Many will break the bank buying jewelry and flowers for their beloveds. Others will celebrate in a SAD (that's Single Awareness Day) way, dining alone and binging on self-gifted chocolates. A few may even be spending this day the same way the early Romans did. But let's not go there.
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Old 2011-02-13, 19:04   Link #287
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Yeah, the image says it all. It will be me VS the house. Some long distance relatives are coming on that day and since my parents are busy and I'm conveniently free, I'll be doing the general sweep. Don't worry, I'm a professional at this.

*sigh*
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Old 2011-02-13, 20:06   Link #288
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in all reality , i never cared about it, its just another normal day
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Old 2011-02-13, 20:37   Link #289
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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL!!!

Single awareness day!

and Christmas for all the ladies out there.

Happy Heart's Day!!!
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Old 2011-02-14, 01:52   Link #290
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March 14th, guys.

March 14th.
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Old 2011-02-14, 01:59   Link #291
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Happy Valentine's Day to all of you Just because I won't have a special someone to share it with doesn't mean I'll harbour a ridiculous grudge against all of you.

Seriously though, enjoy your day^.^
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Old 2011-02-14, 02:11   Link #292
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Happy Valentine's Day!!
It sucks being lonely
But whatever!
I will drown myself in Anime until I cant breath!!!
Again Happy Valentine's Day!! I hope you all enjoy your day!!
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Old 2011-02-14, 02:24   Link #293
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Happy Valentine's Day!!
It sucks being lonely
But whatever!
I will drown myself in Anime until I cant breath!!!
Again Happy Valentine's Day!! I hope you all enjoy your day!!
Sometimes, I feel like the only single person in this forum that is okay being single and hope for the success of Valentine's Day. Maybe the paper I'm typing up right now about marriage keeping me from the Valentine's Day blues.
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Old 2011-02-14, 03:24   Link #294
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^ You're not alone...even though I'm single, I already got not one, but three chocolate presents today
Happy Vday ppl~
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Old 2011-02-14, 03:32   Link #295
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Valentine's Day is great, a friend of mine was born on Feb 12th so the hype means I never forget her birthday.

Well, err, except that one time...
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Old 2011-02-14, 03:40   Link #296
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If I said my girlfriend invited me to a maid cafe for cake, would any of you believe me?
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Old 2011-02-14, 03:45   Link #297
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So the origins of Valentine's day are BDSM?
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Old 2011-02-14, 03:47   Link #298
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^ You're not alone...even though I'm single, I already got not one, but three chocolate presents today
Happy Vday ppl~
Your lucky

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If I said my girlfriend invited me to a maid cafe for cake, would any of you believe me?
What is a maid cafe and is there any requirments to visit one?
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Old 2011-02-14, 04:19   Link #299
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If I said my girlfriend invited me to a maid cafe for cake, would any of you believe me?
I would, but I'd have to invoke MiB exclusions.

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So the origins of Valentine's day are BDSM?
So it seems.... o those wacky Romans....


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What is a maid cafe and is there any requirments to visit one?
I find it nearly impossible to believe you've seen much anime with that question.. but ->
http://www.google.com/images?q=maid+cafe
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Old 2011-02-14, 04:41   Link #300
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Yeah my brother's awesome, he got me chocolate as a present from Spain^^ Still....it's chocolate, right? :P
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If I said my girlfriend invited me to a maid cafe for cake, would any of you believe me?
I do, so according to Haak now I have to kill you, unless you said no xD Would you ever say no? :O
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