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Fenika
02-07-2009, 09:21 AM
Yep. That time of year again. When men everywhere have to decide how to best appease their woman with commercial purchases that represent affection. Stores are choked in pink. And little heart shaped candies give us cheap ego boosts.

It's Singles Awareness Day. This year I'm not letting it catch me mumbling in the corner.

I Am Single.

Now hurry up and put the chocolate on clearance so I can stock up.

KikiteNeko
02-07-2009, 09:23 AM
This year it falls on a Saturday. I will be inebriated with NyQuil and asleep.

Neurotic
02-07-2009, 09:26 AM
Aw Baha. If I liked girls that way, I'd give you chocolate and candy hearts.

Well, the candy hearts. The chocolate I don't think I could bring myself to part with.

Shadow_Ferret
02-07-2009, 09:26 AM
OH, here I thought you meant Seasonal Affective Disorder for those of us suffering from cabin fever.

Fenika
02-07-2009, 09:29 AM
If you give me candy hearts I can pelt people with them. Win.

And SF, that sound close enough to the other SAD. You're in.

Neurotic
02-07-2009, 09:38 AM
Your wish is my command. (http://www.foundshit.com/images/bittersweet-hearts.jpg)

Beach Bunny
02-07-2009, 04:14 PM
Ah yes, Valentine's Day, the tail end of the crappy holiday season for me. The stores are filled with cute little bears, angels, hearts, etc taunting me, reminding me that yes, I am still sleeping alone. :e2cry:

Yes, I am single by choice. Yes, there are things about being single that I enjoy. But, I would like to experience a real life relationship with a great guy before I get too old to enjoy it. That's one experience that is missing from my life. :rolleyes:

Forget the chocolate, where's the tequila?

On the bright side, my creative muse will arise from her slumber on the 15th and I will soon be hip deep in various creative projects. She's already stirring and generating craft projects for me to work on. :)

regdog
02-07-2009, 04:22 PM
Will I sound bitter if I say
"Hey Valentine's Day, take this http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l117/regdog/smiley-finger007.gif"

Yeshanu
02-07-2009, 04:35 PM
Now hurry up and put the chocolate on clearance so I can stock up.


That's what I love about Halloween, Valentines Day, and Easter. Not necessarily the day itself (though Easter is great at our house), but the half price sales the day after.

One year we went out in the week after Easter and loaded up our shopping basket with chocolate that was on sale for 90% off the regular retail price! We literally had a whole cartful, that lasted us for months, and the only reason we spent so much was my mom tossed in a two-dollar bag of chips. :D

Fenika
02-07-2009, 06:30 PM
Your wish is my command. (http://www.foundshit.com/images/bittersweet-hearts.jpg)

:ROFL: Those are better than the spoof ones I've seen. Cheers.



Yes, I am single by choice. Yes, there are things about being single that I enjoy. But, I would like to experience a real life relationship with a great guy before I get too old to enjoy it.

Amen sister. Any idea where they are keeping those great guys?

And spot on to the rest of ya.

Beach Bunny
02-07-2009, 07:20 PM
Amen sister. Any idea where they are keeping those great guys?

I've been divorced for almost sixteen years. I have no freaking clue.

They must exist as there are at least one or two happily married women running around here somewhere. Maybe we should ask one of them where the great guys are being kept.

scarletpeaches
02-07-2009, 07:23 PM
I think we should invent a holiday and buy each other presents.

Aaaaanyhoo...yeah, I'm single. Mainly because I live in the arse end of nowhere and the guys here are all overweight, women-hating alcoholics. (No, really).

Point the first: If I was in a relationship I sure as hell wouldn't rely on tacky pink gifts to make me feel good about my partner. And I wouldn't tell him/her I loved them on one day a year, either, just because the media/world of commercialism told me to.

Point the second: I don't need a man to buy me presents. I'm my own best friend, so I treat myself.

Ken
02-07-2009, 08:05 PM
attn Bahamut & others above:
Any guy would be lucky to have you for a mate.
So keep up your spirits. Mr Right is bound to come a knockin' soon :-)

scarletpeaches
02-07-2009, 08:08 PM
Well. I assume you mean that as an encouragement BUT I would say this:

You assume single women want a man. Or a woman. Whatever. ;)

If any guy would be lucky to have them, where are all these guys?

It's a cliche to say "There's someone out there for everyone." Not that you did, but I'm reminded of the times I've been told this. It simply isn't true. I know women in their 40s, 50s and older who have never married. Some haven't wanted to. Some have, and didn't meet anyone.

So...yeah, this is me being a little ray of sunshine.

Don't hold out your hopes for a man (or woman) to save you because despite what people say, it IS possible that you'll be single forever, so just look after yourself.

scarletpeaches, the black dog in human form.

Ken
02-07-2009, 08:12 PM
...and if you're single and satisfied, power to you :-)

scarletpeaches
02-07-2009, 08:13 PM
Having said that, I'd like to marry a millionaire with a heart condition who owned a chocolate factory...

Siddow
02-07-2009, 08:14 PM
Here in Atlanta, and in some other cities, too, there's a Valentine's day "Bitter Ball". Might be one near you. :)

scarletpeaches
02-07-2009, 08:16 PM
I'll be very interested to see if one or two folks who were single last year and bitterly against Valentine's Day will be quite so anti now they have boyfriends... ;)

(No-one on this site, just so you know).

GirlWithPoisonPen
02-07-2009, 09:02 PM
Please. Make. The. Tacky. Diamond. Jewelry. Commercials. STOP.

Beach Bunny
02-08-2009, 12:21 AM
attn Bahamut & others above:
Any guy would be lucky to have you for a mate.
So keep up your spirits. Mr Right is bound to come a knockin' soon :-)

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/smileys/hug.gif ... You're such a Sweetheart, Ken. :)


Here in Atlanta, and in some other cities, too, there's a Valentine's day "Bitter Ball". Might be one near you. :)
:) ... I'm not bitter. I'd rather live alone than be married to man like my ex. I'll find one who isn't, one of these days. :Thumbs:

DL Hegel
02-08-2009, 12:39 AM
I want to go on the record that pink--wigs me out.
I am allergic to roses.
I hate cheap hard stale chocolates.

regdog
02-08-2009, 12:45 AM
attn Bahamut & others above:
Any guy would be lucky to have you for a mate.
So keep up your spirits. Mr Right is bound to come a knockin' soon :-)


http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/smileys/hug.gif ... You're such a Sweetheart, Ken. :)


Absolutely, what Bun Buns said

Wayne K
02-08-2009, 01:40 AM
If I may ask. "Where the hell were all of you when I was single?"
Just asking.

scarletpeaches
02-08-2009, 01:42 AM
I wasn't born yet.

*snerk*

Fenika
02-08-2009, 02:23 AM
Aw, Ken, you're so sweet.

And yet another reason I don't watch TV*. My blood pressure rises at the stupidity of jewelry comercials.

*hardly ever. And Lost is watched on the web. Yay abc.com

Williebee
02-08-2009, 02:57 AM
I would wish for all of us, that we don't ever feel like we "need" someone to give us chocolate, flowers or happiness.

And that we find someone we want to give them to, and who wants to give them to us.

And, with Valentine's Day being the second event in that most important season of chocolate, I second this:


Now hurry up and put the chocolate on clearance so I can stock up.

Susie
02-08-2009, 03:08 AM
Please. Make. The. Tacky. Diamond. Jewelry. Commercials. STOP.


Sorry, GWPP, there's nothing tacky about diamonds, unless they're not real. :D

writerterri
02-08-2009, 03:15 AM
I am with you girl!

My husband is out of town that day! I'm going to See's all by myself and eating the house down!


Want to meet me there?


You could always be your own lover that day? <cough>

Beach Bunny
02-08-2009, 03:33 AM
If I may ask. "Where the hell were all of you when I was single?"
Just asking.

:Shrug: When were you single?


I would wish for all of us, that we don't ever feel like we "need" someone to give us chocolate, flowers or happiness.

And that we find someone we want to give them to, and who wants to give them to us.

:Hug2: Thanks, Williebee.

Yes, I don't need a man to make me happy, but I do want one. ;)

Someone up post said something about buying presents for themselves. Yes, I can buy presents for myself. I do it all the time. However, it IS the thought that counts. "I saw this and thought of you." That's something only another person can do for me. It feels a lot different from me buying presents for myself. :Shrug:

Pagey's_Girl
02-08-2009, 03:37 AM
Most of the time I'm happy being single. But every so often it would be nice to have someone to snuggle with.

Fenika
02-08-2009, 03:41 AM
You could always be your own lover that day? <cough>

Fire up Sex in the City and recharge the Rabbit. The rest is TMI

:D

GirlWithPoisonPen
02-08-2009, 03:45 AM
Sorry, GWPP, there's nothing tacky about diamonds, unless they're not real. :D

Diamonds are fabulous.

Diamonds in that tacky heart-shaped made just for Valentine's Day so they can profit off some poor sap who has no taste to save his life jewelry are sadly misused.

Wayne K
02-08-2009, 04:20 AM
:Shrug: When were you single?:Shrug:

That's a good question. I'll have to get back to you on that. In my defense, it was rough enough to remember.

Susie
02-08-2009, 06:49 AM
Diamonds are fabulous.

Diamonds in that tacky heart-shaped made just for Valentine's Day so they can profit off some poor sap who has no taste to save his life jewelry are sadly misused.

Very good point. I totally agree with you. ((((((HUGS))))).

brainstorm77
02-08-2009, 07:32 AM
Can't say I enjoy being single.... Still waiting for Mr. Right.... If he exists..

Silver King
02-08-2009, 08:11 AM
Please. Make. The. Tacky. Diamond. Jewelry. Commercials. STOP.
Every kiss begins with Kay.

I can't believe I typed that one out without biting my fingers off first.

Fenika
02-08-2009, 08:13 AM
OMG, how could you do that too me SK???

Gah, get it out, get it out! *sets head on fire*

Silver King
02-08-2009, 08:24 AM
OMG, how could you do that too me SK???

Gah, get it out, get it out! *sets head on fire*
Every kiss begins with Kay.

Every kiss begins with Kay.

Every kiss begins with Kay.

Every kiss begins with Kay.

Every kiss begins with Kay.

Every kiss begins with Kay.

Every kiss begins with Kay.






What? :D

Fenika
02-08-2009, 08:28 AM
Don't make me write you a songogram.

Fenika
02-08-2009, 08:30 AM
And I might just use It's a Small World for the template

C.bronco
02-08-2009, 08:33 AM
Kevin Harvick won the Bud Shootout, from out of freaking no where just like he did at the 500 two years ago.
Awesome!

The 14th is the day before the Daytona 500. I'm looking forward to lots of snacks, beer, friends, and great racin' kids!

Other than that, I'm making my son a big valentine's card and baking a cake. My husband is likely to be there.

Fenika
02-08-2009, 08:42 AM
*shoos perky Nascar gal out of the thread by flapping fingers in the air*

But feel free to come back when you wanna talk SAD instead of Valentines day. Same holiday, different perspective.

benbradley
02-08-2009, 08:49 AM
Now YOU have a friend in the diamond business.

Juneluv12
02-08-2009, 09:20 AM
As a sad single, I'm so glad Valentine's is on a Saturday. Like a previous poster said, I can medicate and/or eat my way through the day!!

Another reason why I'm glad it's not on a week day is so I don't have to go through it with my students. I teach high school, and when you're a single teacher, there's nothing worse than Valentine's Day!! You get the sympathy candy along with watching them give and receive roses, jewelry, etc. One year, a guy put actual rose petals in his girlfriend's locker. Talk about making me want to go home and slit my wrists!!

I'm hoping and praying that Mr. Right is out there. It's kind of sad when you get writing and male rejections in the same week!!!

Here's to us getting through it!!

Beach Bunny
02-08-2009, 10:02 AM
Every kiss begins with Kay.

Every kiss begins with Kay.

Every kiss begins with Kay.

Every kiss begins with Kay.

Every kiss begins with Kay.

Every kiss begins with Kay.

Every kiss begins with Kay.






What? :D

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/specialsmileys/lamer.gif


Kevin Harvick won the Bud Shootout, from out of freaking no where just like he did at the 500 two years ago.
Awesome!

The 14th is the day before the Daytona 500. I'm looking forward to lots of snacks, beer, friends, and great racin' kids!

Other than that, I'm making my son a big valentine's card and baking a cake. My husband is likely to be there.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/specialsmileys/lamer.gif


Now YOU have a friend in the diamond business.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/specialsmileys/lamer.gif


There is a special level of hell for smug married or otherwise committed couples. It is run by my alternate ego who is the EXACT opposite of me(a woman of sweetness and light) ... just saying. :)

Cassiopeia
02-08-2009, 10:06 AM
When I asked my son if he was asking anyone out for Valentine's Day he said NO way.

I asked him why not go out and have fun. He said, "Cos girls, they think things. And since I don't have a "girlfriend" if I take one out on Valentine's Day they are gonna think things about what it means."

I said, "well maybe not."

He scoffed, "This coming from YOU mom who has stacks of teenage girl poems about how a boyfriend did her wrong."

He's got me there. LOL

"nope." he says, "I'm sticking to Happy Single Awareness Day, again this year."

Stlight
02-08-2009, 11:00 AM
Rose petal locker guy is one of the Mr. Rights unless he's in love with being in love. Ever run into that one?

It's been harder to find Mr. Right since I added 'must be sane' to my list of must haves. I know just too fussy.

New item for list, 'should be bringing chocolate diamonds and pearls. I've seen them in ads and 'faint'. I never said I didn't have a material side. ;)

Actaully not complaining, that divorce was pricy and he never stumped the alimony, but it was worth it, oh, yes, it was.

S

Cassiopeia
02-08-2009, 11:06 AM
I'm single again and staying that way. So *raises a glass* let's hear it for Happy Single Awareness Day! :D

brainstorm77
02-08-2009, 03:05 PM
Rose petal locker guy is one of the Mr. Rights unless he's in love with being in love. Ever run into that one?

It's been harder to find Mr. Right since I added 'must be sane' to my list of must haves. I know just too fussy.

New item for list, 'should be bringing chocolate diamonds and pearls. I've seen them in ads and 'faint'. I never said I didn't have a material side. ;)

Actaully not complaining, that divorce was pricy and he never stumped the alimony, but it was worth it, oh, yes, it was.

S

Sane is always a bonus :)

scarletpeaches
02-08-2009, 05:15 PM
Jesus people. Buy YOURSELF gifts. Don't wait for someone else to do it.

And yeah, only date sane. That's a good idea.

Wayne K
02-08-2009, 05:21 PM
And yeah, only date sane. That's a good idea.

Thank God no one leaked that little diddy to my wife years ago.

Fenika
02-08-2009, 06:37 PM
I'm buying myself clearance chocolate. Don't worry, I have self-gift giving down.

DL Hegel
02-08-2009, 06:51 PM
I'm buying myself clearance chocolate.
only the best Don't worry, I have self-gift giving down.

Cheap chocolate:( you need higher standards:)

Angie
02-08-2009, 07:06 PM
I treat myself to several DVDs I haven't watched before, a huge tub of popcorn, and snuggle up to my remote control on V-Day.

And yeah, whoever said something about the tacky diamond commercials was spot on - someone (http://www.gamerzneeds.net/forums/signaturepics/sigpic15887_7.gif) needs to bomb the hell out of the ad agencies that come up with that tripe.

Juneluv12
02-08-2009, 08:05 PM
As for the Jewelry commercials...Didn't I hear that the Shane Company was in Chapter 11 or going bankrupt?

Fenika
02-08-2009, 08:12 PM
Cheap chocolate:( you need higher standards:)

I need my health back and a job.

Till then, cheap chocolate is good enough for me. That and I'm gonna make myself brownies this week :D

Cheers

benbradley
02-08-2009, 08:19 PM
I'm buying myself a new Certificate of Sanity. My old one was lost in some paperwork many years ago.

regdog
02-08-2009, 08:36 PM
I'm buying myself a new Certificate of Sanity. My old one was lost in some paperwork many years ago.

You can get one of those? S*** where do I sign up?

Fenika
02-08-2009, 08:37 PM
Oh, does it come in a metallic black frame? :)

brainstorm77
02-08-2009, 09:13 PM
I treat myself to several DVDs I haven't watched before, a huge tub of popcorn, and snuggle up to my remote control on V-Day.

And yeah, whoever said something about the tacky diamond commercials was spot on - someone (http://www.gamerzneeds.net/forums/signaturepics/sigpic15887_7.gif) needs to bomb the hell out of the ad agencies that come up with that tripe.

I've been doing the DVD thing just about every weekend off from work for the last year.... I need to be more social, after all Mr. RIght is not going to walk right into my house.:tongue

mario_c
02-09-2009, 04:33 AM
Yes, delighted to once again face a holiday where my achievements - in this case, specifically romantic - are shown to the world. And they are nonexistent.
Why can't we just take the day off and forget the competition, asks the one who always loses?

Pagey's_Girl
02-09-2009, 04:41 AM
And yeah, whoever said something about the tacky diamond commercials was spot on - someone (http://www.gamerzneeds.net/forums/signaturepics/sigpic15887_7.gif) needs to bomb the hell out of the ad agencies that come up with that tripe.

While we're at it, can we also get the ones that do those awful eHarmony and chemistry.com ads, too? *gags self with spoon*

Fenika
02-09-2009, 04:54 AM
http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/fail-owned-dating.jpg

Jcomp
02-09-2009, 05:14 AM
I'm still completely clueless as to what I'm going to do / get for my lady on Valentine's Day. Having to fly out of town on Sunday for business sort of screwed up all my grandiose plans.

My buddy's girl took him to Cancun for the week to celebrate. He texted me a few hours ago to tell me that he's sipping a coconut margarita on the beach and then ask me how my day was. When he gets back I'm going to throw several ninja stars directly into his face...

Fenika
02-09-2009, 05:18 AM
That's the SAD spirit Jcomp :D

M.R.J. Le Blanc
02-09-2009, 05:22 AM
http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/fail-owned-dating.jpg

:roll:

I'm not doing anything next Saturday. I may ask my dad for some cash and spend it on chocolates, if I get my WoW account back I'll spend the day doing some serious killing and go visit the new zone. If I had the cash (or win the lottery this week), I'd go see my friend's show.

Wayne K
02-09-2009, 04:03 PM
When he gets back I'm going to throw several ninja stars directly into his face...

Toss one or two for me wouldja?

ErylRavenwell
02-09-2009, 04:16 PM
Yep. That time of year again. When men everywhere have to decide how to best appease their woman with commercial purchases that represent affection. Stores are choked in pink. And little heart shaped candies give us cheap ego boosts.

It's Singles Awareness Day. This year I'm not letting it catch me mumbling in the corner.

I Am Single.

Now hurry up and put the chocolate on clearance so I can stock up.

:Hug2:

Brutal Mustang
02-09-2009, 05:19 PM
Any idea where they are keeping those great guys?
I don't know for sure, but I have discovered the secret to attracting the mother load of guys this past month ladies. You have to do this:

1. Buy a big shiny diesel pickup truck with LOTS of power. Preferably a one ton like mine:


http://www.brutalsun.com/images/ford.gif

2. Watch men gawk at your new truck. When they glance at who is driving it, wink and step on it. Let that baby roar. Men will try to catch up with you at every stop light.

3. Men will stare at you every time you pull into a gas station or parking lot. Make eye contact and smile. They'll rubberneck to watch your every move.

4. Join a large diesel truck forum. All the men there will absolutely adore you and you'll find your inbox full of flirty "truck tips" on boosting your gas mileage, speed, and torque.

5. Induce conversations about your truck with male acquaintances ... you know the ones with whom you never seem to be able to get a conversation going? They'll suddenly become little chatterboxes.

6. Learn as much about your engine as you can. This will give you substance for your conversations with men.

7. Eventually, after being hooked with the truck, they'll want to know more about you; they're just thrilled to death that there is a women in the world who actually likes big trucks.
Trust me. Doing this may cost you a lot of $$$$, but IT WORKS! :D

quickWit
02-09-2009, 05:59 PM
My wife and I discussed our valentines plans the other night at dinner.

Mrs. Wit: I don't want you to get me a gift for valentines day this year.

quickWit: M-kay.

Mrs. Wit: I would like a card, though.



Nuts. :)

James81
02-09-2009, 05:59 PM
Had a friend tell me last year: "Hey, James, Valentine's day is like the best day of the year to go to a bar and get laid."

So, I took his advice and went to the bar last year. I spent the evening, looking around at all the girls who were there with their boyfriends until, FINALLY, I saw a girl by herself. I went up to her and talked to her, and we probably chatted for a good half an hour.

Would've been longer, but her boyfriend showed up. After that I just walked out and cursed the day my friend was born. lol

Fortunately, I'll have my kids this year. I'm thinking of taking them to chuck-e-cheese or something.

James81
02-09-2009, 06:00 PM
I don't know for sure, but I have discovered the secret to attracting the mother load of guys this past month ladies. You have to do this:

1. Buy a big shiny diesel pickup truck with LOTS of power. Preferably a one ton like mine:


http://www.brutalsun.com/images/ford.gif

2. Watch men gawk at your new truck. When they glance at who is driving it, wink and step on it. Let that baby roar. Men will try to catch up with you at every stop light.

3. Men will stare at you every time you pull into a gas station or parking lot. Make eye contact and smile. They'll rubberneck to watch your every move.

4. Join a large diesel truck forum. All the men there will absolutely adore you and you'll find your inbox full of flirty "truck tips" on boosting your gas mileage, speed, and torque.

5. Induce conversations about your truck with male acquaintances ... you know the ones with whom you never seem to be able to get a conversation going? They'll suddenly become little chatterboxes.

6. Learn as much about your engine as you can. This will give you substance for your conversations with men.

7. Eventually, after being hooked with the truck, they'll want to know more about you; they're just thrilled to death that there is a women in the world who actually likes big trucks.
Trust me. Doing this may cost you a lot of $$$$, but IT WORKS! :D

Or, you know, you can save yourself all that hassle and just do your hair and put on a pair of white pants.

cray
02-09-2009, 06:00 PM
don't fall for it, qw.

get her something.

quickWit
02-09-2009, 06:02 PM
don't fall for it, qw.

get her something.

I don't take advice from guys wearing lipstick.

scarletpeaches
02-09-2009, 06:07 PM
If women say they don't want to celebrate the day, they should mean it.

Sadly, not many do. I hate the way so many play mind games.

Pagey's_Girl
02-09-2009, 06:08 PM
Try being the receptionist on V-Day when everyone except you is getting ginormous bunches of flowers and candy and who-knows-what. Even worse if you have a boyfriend who "oh sorry, forgot. Oh well."

I would have been happy with a cheap card or a $1.99 plant from the supermarket. Heck, a phone call saying "happy V-Day" would have sufficed....

Brutal Mustang
02-09-2009, 06:11 PM
Or, you know, you can save yourself all that hassle and just do your hair and put on a pair of white pants.

Nah. Doesn't get the same attention. And I'm more of a savage mane and tight blue jeans type of a gal.

Fenika
02-09-2009, 06:50 PM
I don't know for sure, but I have discovered the secret to attracting the mother load of guys this past month ladies. You have to do this:

1. Buy a big shiny diesel pickup truck with LOTS of power. Preferably a one ton like mine:





Hell, I have 1 down. I haven't been pursuing 2-7 properly. That actually works? I might put more effort into it when I feel like guy shopping in the future. Assuming I still have my truck...




Or, you know, you can save yourself all that hassle and just do your hair and put on a pair of white pants.

Mm, curious. Do you do up your hair and wear nice pants?


If women say they don't want to celebrate the day, they should mean it.

Sadly, not many do. I hate the way so many play mind games.

Oh, I'll celebrate something, but not the happy happy love fest. For example, there's a book and bird seed sale near me that day. An odd combination of two of my interests. Win.


Nah. Doesn't get the same attention. And I'm more of a savage mane and tight blue jeans type of a gal.

Ditto.

James81
02-09-2009, 06:56 PM
[LEFT]



Mm, curious. Do you do up your hair and wear nice pants?





lol no, but I'm a guy.

I was just saying that as a girl, you don't have to jump through all those hoops to get our attention. Just do your hair real nice. The white pants thing is a snazzy attention getter because we're all (guys that is) looking at them thinking "I wonder if you can see through them."

It was kinda a joke.

Lyra Jean
02-09-2009, 07:02 PM
I've been divorced for almost sixteen years. I have no freaking clue.

They must exist as there are at least one or two happily married women running around here somewhere. Maybe we should ask one of them where the great guys are being kept.

I found mine on the internet. You can find anything you want on the internet.

Lyra Jean
02-09-2009, 07:06 PM
Please. Make. The. Tacky. Diamond. Jewelry. Commercials. STOP.

I'm not even single and I want these commercials to stop. Yes, I bought my fiance a valentine's day card but I buy him cards at random times of the year too. For me Valentine's day has always sucked whether I'm with someone or not. Alas, I will be alone on the actual day this year but I think I'll be at work so it will suck up any energy I might have anyways.

Lyra Jean
02-09-2009, 07:11 PM
Sorry, GWPP, there's nothing tacky about diamonds, unless they're not real. :D

I think it's more the commercials than the diamonds themselves.

Like the one where the man confesses his love for his woman at the top of his lungs but she only whispers it back to him in his ear after she gets a diamond.

The other where the announcer says Mr. and Mrs. Smith have been married for over 20 years and he never bought her a diamond. I'm still trying to see where the problem is there.

Lol, nothing wrong with diamonds in the least though. And please don't give me a fake. I'd rather have a different stone like sapphire than a fake diamond.

Fenika
02-09-2009, 08:29 PM
lol no, but I'm a guy.

I was just saying that as a girl, you don't have to jump through all those hoops to get our attention. Just do your hair real nice. The white pants thing is a snazzy attention getter because we're all (guys that is) looking at them thinking "I wonder if you can see through them."

It was kinda a joke.

I figured you for a guy, on account of the whole 'James' thing you got going on. ;)

You do your hair, and put on some leather pants. See how you like it. I'm busy with my diesel truck and I may or may not have helmet hair from riding, depending on when ya catch me.

:tongue

Now, slightly more seriously. Some girls love fussing over their hair. Some guys do as well. But I don't care, so unless it's a special event, you won't catch me doing so. But if you think girls should do their hair up to catch your eye, you should do the same. So there.

scarletpeaches
02-09-2009, 08:38 PM
Both sexes should make an effort for each other. No one wants to date someone who can't be bothered looking after themselves.

If you don't look after you, why the hell would I want to?

quickWit
02-09-2009, 08:49 PM
Both sexes should make an effort for each other. No one wants to date someone who can't be bothered looking after themselves.

Not to derail, but I couldn't agree more. I was at a take-out place one night last week and this woman that I know came in with dirty, fuzzy blue slippers on and I thought to myself "Wow...you're just not even trying, are you?"

Carry on. :)

James81
02-09-2009, 09:05 PM
But if you think girls should do their hair up to catch your eye, you should do the same. So there.

Aside from the fact that it was just a joke....

Women aren't attracted to men in the same way men are attracted to women.

For that reason, a woman doing her hair can increase her attraction factor by like tenfold, whereas a man with great hair might only slightly increase his attraction factor.

But because I think a woman should do her hiar to catch my eye, I DO realize that there are things I have to do to catch HER eye. Like work on my confidence, success, etc.

scarletpeaches
02-09-2009, 09:08 PM
Not to derail, but I couldn't agree more. I was at a take-out place one night last week and this woman that I know came in with dirty, fuzzy blue slippers on and I thought to myself "Wow...you're just not even trying, are you?"

Carry on. :)

I saw a woman at the shops the other day in her pyjamas. No effort. None!

I have to admit, one day weeks ago I went to the shop with my pyjama top on BUT...I was seriously ill at the time and needed to pick up electric credit for my meter, or it'd run out and I would've died of...something or other.

Anyway, I was running a temperature so I just pulled on my coat, jeans and shoes and went to the shops like that. I looked dog rough but that was more to do with the illness than the fact I was wearing PJs underneath.

Hell, I felt so rotten if Hugh Jackman turned out to be the new manager of my local Spar shop I wouldn't have given a toss.

Lyra Jean
02-09-2009, 10:17 PM
I saw a woman at the shops the other day in her pyjamas. No effort. None!

I have to admit, one day weeks ago I went to the shop with my pyjama top on BUT...I was seriously ill at the time and needed to pick up electric credit for my meter, or it'd run out and I would've died of...something or other.

Anyway, I was running a temperature so I just pulled on my coat, jeans and shoes and went to the shops like that. I looked dog rough but that was more to do with the illness than the fact I was wearing PJs underneath.

Hell, I felt so rotten if Hugh Jackman turned out to be the new manager of my local Spar shop I wouldn't have given a toss.

Did you have pyjama bottoms on? lol.

When I'm sick I could care less what i look like.

I do keep my hair brushed and wear clothes that match.

scarletpeaches
02-09-2009, 10:19 PM
No PJ bottoms, just jeans. :D

I brushed my hair, it didn't look right so I thought sod it, coat with a hood it is, then.

Thankfully I didn't run into anyone I knew.

Pagey's_Girl
02-09-2009, 10:41 PM
I admit, I put in some effort to look nice, but it's for me. At least no one can say I can't get a man because I'm too ugly and/or unattractive. :D

Seriously, though, I know several women who landed a live one and seemed to decide that oh well, that's it, I don't have to try to look nice or anything anymore. Once you find one, you've got to work to keep him - or her. (Thinking of a woman I know who dresses in the kind of slubby, stained, ill-fitting crap most people would only wear to clean the garage or something, looks like she hasn't showered or washed her hair in a week and then whines and moans and complains that her "worthless idiot husband" can't keep his eyes to himself. Sorry, lady, but I can see where he'd want to at least look at something that doesn't look like it's harboring vermin. And her poor husband is actually a really decent guy. I feel bad for him sometimes.)

Wayne K
02-09-2009, 11:35 PM
No PJ bottoms, just jeans. :D

I brushed my hair, it didn't look right so I thought sod it, coat with a hood it is, then.

Thankfully I didn't run into anyone I knew.

Is that why you took your pic off the avatar, or is that how you look with a hood?

scarletpeaches
02-09-2009, 11:39 PM
The penguin is the real me. It's how I look when I pootle along to the shops. :D

Cassiopeia
02-10-2009, 12:09 AM
If women say they don't want to celebrate the day, they should mean it.

Sadly, not many do. I hate the way so many play mind games.I agree.

I'm celebrating me on Saturday. I'm celebrating the fact that I finally figured how wonderful I really am and how glad I am to be me.

And I know some won't understand it so I don't tell them, that there are far worse things than being single and in fact, in my opinion unless you know how to be happy single, you won't know how to be happy with someone.

scarletpeaches
02-10-2009, 12:12 AM
Funny, I had this very conversation with a friend about women who lose themselves in marriage. We came to the conclusion they were only half a person before they got married, which is why it was so easy to lose their own persona. They didn't have one. They were only half a person.

Cassiopeia
02-10-2009, 12:14 AM
Funny, I had this very conversation with a friend about women who lose themselves in marriage. We came to the conclusion they were only half a person before they got married, which is why it was so easy to lose their own persona. They didn't have one. They were only half a person.
I don't know if they were only half a person. I was a whole person, but I had this idea that I had to conform for the sake of peace and continued love and affection. But that's a whole other thread ....I think.

scarletpeaches
02-10-2009, 12:18 AM
Well this was more to do with women who can't think for themselves and even don't want to. Not that it applies only to women, but it's something I've noticed with a few couples I know. Like, the wives are dependent. They need a man to take charge. Makes you think they'll be childlike forever.

James81
02-10-2009, 12:27 AM
Hey guys, let's all be thankful that it's not yet St. Patrick's Day. On V-day this year, we all need to remember that at least it's not St. Patrick's Day. Christ, I shudder when that day comes around.

scarletpeaches
02-10-2009, 12:33 AM
What's wrong with St-P's day? We all dress in green, get pissed on Guinness and say, "They're always after me lucky charms!"

James81
02-10-2009, 12:38 AM
Getting pinched by people who act like leprachauns is such a horrifying thought to me.

semilargeintestine
02-10-2009, 12:41 AM
I was born 18/3. At least you don't have that.

quickWit
02-10-2009, 12:41 AM
Getting pinched by people who act like leprachauns is such a horrifying thought to me.

You're not fooling anybody, you know. :)

James81
02-10-2009, 12:43 AM
You're not fooling anybody, you know. :)

Are you saying that I secretly WANT to be pinched by people who act like leprachauns?

quickWit
02-10-2009, 12:45 AM
Are you saying that I secretly WANT to be pinched by people who act like leprachauns?

Doesn't everyone? Am I alone in this?

semilargeintestine
02-10-2009, 12:46 AM
Yes. Yes you are.

Storm Dream
02-10-2009, 12:50 AM
I don't mind Valentine's Day that much, but all of my close friends are hooked up right now, so hearing them babble on happily about their Fabulous Plans does get a little old.

Historically, I haven't done well with Valentine's Day. In '06 I had hives. In '07 my radiator blew. In '08 the graphics guy shoved a dead mouse into my face.

It's just as well it lands on a Saturday this year. I can stay in and hide under the covers. :)

semilargeintestine
02-10-2009, 12:51 AM
The last two years were the only V-days I've ever been going with someone. The extra expense made me hate the holiday more than when I didn't have to buy anything.

quickWit
02-10-2009, 12:52 AM
Yes. Yes you are.

Inconceivable!

semilargeintestine
02-10-2009, 12:55 AM
Anybody want a peanut?

rekirts
02-10-2009, 01:07 AM
I remember when my sister was 17 and was really sick with chicken pox on Valentine's Day and her boyfriend came over and broke up with her. Nice.

I don't know if I qualify for this thread because technically I'm still married, but been separated for almost 2 years. Also I'm in another relationship. Heh. The new guy isn't into cheap, commercial holidays so I don't expect anything by way of a gift or card, which is fine with me. In fact our circumstances are such that I probably won't even see him that day. He buys me flowers lots just for the sake of it anyway. And I buy me flowers lots just for the sake of it, too.

I'm old enough to be a grandma and I'm living alone (except for the 2 dogs) for the first time in my life, and loving it. I didn't love it at first and didn't think I ever would, but I DO!

Both my fella and I get ourselves spiffed up for each other. He always figures he should shave before seeing me, but I've seen him with the Mountain Man look on occasion and I think it's kinda sexy. ;-)

I remember reading somewhere that men were attracted to women by their looks and women were attracted by their smell. :tongue

semilargeintestine
02-10-2009, 01:10 AM
I'm in a 2-year relationship, so I probably don't qualify for the thread either. :D Luckily for me, I don't respect boundaries.

Feiss
02-10-2009, 01:30 AM
Fire up Sex in the City and recharge the Rabbit. The rest is TMI

:D

Who masturbates to Sex and the City? Something about sounds...wrong.

personally, I prefer Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Something about tall irish men.....

James81
02-10-2009, 01:31 AM
Who masturbates to Sex and the City? Something about sounds...wrong.

personally, I prefer Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Something about tall irish men.....

I always liked to masturbate to Caroline in the City.

Feiss
02-10-2009, 01:33 AM
I always liked to masturbate to Caroline in the City.

That one episode where she makes a skirt out of a rug? Inventive AND sexy.


:goes off to vomit:

Feiss
02-10-2009, 01:36 AM
Uhm. Yes.

I walked into our friendly neighborhood Fry's Food an Drug yesterday, and the entire ceiling was an ocean of ghastly bubbly red and pink. So much shininess and flair.

I was insulted, as if these fucking tacky-assed balloons were supposed to be a representation of my boyfriend's love for me

if he wants to prove he loves me, it's the heart of a virgin-devouring dragon, and a three-pronged dove vulva or NOTHING.

no fucking balloons for me, thank you, unless they're made of albino peacock feathers and will grant me the power of graceful, non-hair mussing flight.

Fenika
02-10-2009, 01:42 AM
No no no, the Rabbit is recharging while I watch Sex in the City. See? :D

(I don't actually watch reruns of SitC btw...)

Feiss, you forgot the virgin humping unicorn...

Feiss
02-10-2009, 01:50 AM
No no no, the Rabbit is recharging while I watch Sex in the City. See? :D

(I don't actually watch reruns of SitC btw...)

Feiss, you forgot the virgin humping unicorn...


Whatever Bahamut, SJP's nose is long, but not THAT long, y'know what I mean?


How could i forget the virginal unicorn?

Fenika
02-10-2009, 01:58 AM
*ahem* I'm not quite certain I wanna know what you mean...

:)

quickWit
02-10-2009, 02:00 AM
Whatever Bahamut, SJP's nose is long, but not THAT long, y'know what I mean?


*ahem* I'm not quite certain I wanna know what you mean...

I'm fairly certain I wanna know. :D

Feiss
02-10-2009, 02:02 AM
Let's just say Sarah Jessica can hold her breath for a long time.

quickWit
02-10-2009, 02:15 AM
Oh. I thought you meant she was a big fat liar or really good at oral sex or something.

Carry on. :)

Pagey's_Girl
02-10-2009, 03:14 AM
Hey guys, let's all be thankful that it's not yet St. Patrick's Day. On V-day this year, we all need to remember that at least it's not St. Patrick's Day. Christ, I shudder when that day comes around.

Back in high school, I lost a good friend to a drunk driver on that day. :( That was the end of any love I had for it.

Brutal Mustang
02-10-2009, 04:33 AM
Aside from the fact that it was just a joke....

Women aren't attracted to men in the same way men are attracted to women.



Yes we are... just not to the same degree, perhaps. But we are. Don't think for a sec your physical appearance doesn't matter to us.

Fenika
02-10-2009, 05:22 AM
Like that Axe commercial where they hunt down guys with grotie hair :)

Wayne K
02-10-2009, 05:23 AM
Oh. I thought you meant she was a big fat liar or really good at oral sex or something.

Carry on. :)

Maybe she's a little bit of both.

Pagey's_Girl
02-10-2009, 05:58 AM
Looks are important, but personality is the deal-maker - or breaker. A good-looking jerk is still a jerk.

As for looks, well - pretty eyes and a nice smile get my attention every time. Throw in a sweet personality and a sense of humor and I'm interested. :)

semilargeintestine
02-10-2009, 06:00 AM
My eyes are big and blue. Commence swooning now.

Pagey's_Girl
02-10-2009, 06:02 AM
My eyes are big and blue. Commence swooning now.

Sounds promising. ;)

Feiss
02-10-2009, 06:16 AM
My eyes are big and blue. Commence swooning now.

like an obese man who's got hypothermia?

semilargeintestine
02-10-2009, 06:18 AM
As long as you don't look like an obese man with hypothermia, sure. ;)

Fenika
02-10-2009, 06:32 AM
What about your Intestines? I hear they are semilarge. But do you have a low carbon footprint?

Silver King
02-10-2009, 06:38 AM
If we took a moment to consider that most holidays were created by retailers to help drum up business, Valentines would mean as much as, say, Secretary Day. Or Kiss My Ass Day. Or whatever.

It's just another excuse to buy more crap we've been conditioned to believe we need to satisfy the urge to please others.

And that's bullshit.

If you treat people in a decent manner most of the time, every day is Christmas and Valentines and Kiss My Ass Day.

Fenika
02-10-2009, 06:47 AM
Best.SAD.Speech.EVER.

:D

rhymegirl
02-10-2009, 06:47 AM
What happens on Kiss My Ass Day?

semilargeintestine
02-10-2009, 06:51 AM
What about your Intestines? I hear they are semilarge. But do you have a low carbon footprint?

Sadly, no. I eat 6-8k calories a day, so I fart a lot.

Wayne K
02-10-2009, 06:58 AM
What happens on Kiss My Ass Day?


For you we line up.

semilargeintestine
02-10-2009, 07:03 AM
What happens on Kiss My Ass Day?

Hmmm...I was going to post a holocaust joke in which I likened my arse to a deadly gas, but that might offend some despite my Jewiness.

Silver King
02-10-2009, 07:13 AM
What happens on Kiss My Ass Day?
Well, that's for people who put up with what we dish out, and we in turn appreciate them no matter what; no excuses or holidays, no falling into ideals corporations try to pass off as emotions we're supposed to feel; just love and understanding in our hearts, where it belongs and not commercialized.

scarletpeaches
02-10-2009, 02:22 PM
My eyes are big and blue. Commence swooning now.

I started as soon as I found out you were Australian.

scarletpeaches
02-10-2009, 02:23 PM
Looks are important, but personality is the deal-maker - or breaker. A good-looking jerk is still a jerk.

As for looks, well - pretty eyes and a nice smile get my attention every time. Throw in a sweet personality and a sense of humor and I'm interested. :)

Looks and personality are deal breakers for me.

You could be as nice as pie, but if I don't think you're good looking, I'm not interested.

So no, it's not as if both factors are mutually exclusive.

scarletpeaches
02-10-2009, 02:25 PM
Yes we are... just not to the same degree, perhaps. But we are. Don't think for a sec your physical appearance doesn't matter to us.

Yes, to the same degree. At least in my case. I wouldn't look twice at a guy I didn't fancy, no matter how wonderful his personality was.

Looks are the first thing we all notice, no matter how much we protest. It doesn't make us shallow. It makes us human.

And I'll believe that until someone comes along to prove they can meet someone for the first time and actually see their personality.

Pagey's_Girl
02-10-2009, 05:45 PM
Hey, let's not be so quick to dismiss Secretaries' Day. For some of us, it was the only "thank you" we got all year.

Beach Bunny
02-10-2009, 05:49 PM
My eyes are big and blue. Commence swooning now.

And you're not too young.:e2thud:


If we took a moment to consider that most holidays were created by retailers to help drum up business, Valentines would mean as much as, say, Secretary Day. Or Kiss My Ass Day. Or whatever.

It's just another excuse to buy more crap we've been conditioned to believe we need to satisfy the urge to please others.

And that's bullshit.

If you treat people in a decent manner most of the time, every day is Christmas and Valentines and Kiss My Ass Day.
So, Silver King, the next time I tell you to "Kiss My Ass" I will remind you that everyday is "Kiss My Ass Day" . :D

Brutal Mustang
02-10-2009, 06:18 PM
Yes, to the same degree. At least in my case. I wouldn't look twice at a guy I didn't fancy, no matter how wonderful his personality was.


My case too. I know a lot of women who don't care so much, but the first thing I notice about a man is the symmetry and proportions of his face. If I don't like what I see, he's not going to get my interest. Same goes of his character.

Maybe it's because I'm a professional artist, so looks are more important to me?

rhymegirl
02-11-2009, 06:47 PM
If we took a moment to consider that most holidays were created by retailers to help drum up business, Valentines would mean as much as, say, Secretary Day. Or Kiss My Ass Day. Or whatever.
It's just another excuse to buy more crap we've been conditioned to believe we need to satisfy the urge to please others.
And that's bullshit.
If you treat people in a decent manner most of the time, every day is Christmas and Valentines and Kiss My Ass Day.

While I basically agree with you, SK, I just wanted to point out one thing.

There are some people whose livelihood depends on holidays and special occasions. Say for example greeting card writers such as myself (and many others here on AW and elsewhere). When I worked as a writer at Paramount Cards, Valentine's Day was our second biggest card-sending occasion. I was so thankful that people did bother to buy and send cards because otherwise I wouldn't have had a job. My boss used to say that we (writers) were saying the words others wanted to be able to say, but couldn't say. I thought that was kinda cool.

So, even though I don't think people need expensive gifts on Valentine's Day, I think a card is always nice. Words always mean more to me than anything else.

Fenika
02-14-2009, 01:22 PM
Today's the day.

If anyone has an urge for chocolate goodness:

http://www.daleandthomaspopcorn.net/dtp-images/popfection-inside.jpg

http://rosasfudge.com/store/images/Choc024.JPG

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1204/1431670617_6feaf50ccf.jpg

Beach Bunny
02-14-2009, 03:27 PM
Happy Valentine's Day to all the other singleton's! ;)

Just remember it could be worse, you could be spending the day with this guy:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/funnystuff/funny-valentine-comment-14.gif

Now, aren't you glad that you are single? :D


Here have some chocolate:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f166/dolphindancer/gifts/chocolate.jpg


After I wake up, I'm taking everyone who stops by the Beach Bar on a virtual cruise of the Caribbean. Feel free to post or lurk. :)

petec
02-14-2009, 03:43 PM
Morning Bunny

I am glad I am a guy.

I know which butt I want to took at.

brainstorm77
02-14-2009, 04:13 PM
I'll take a hot guy and cover him in chocolate! That be the BEST Valentines Day EVER!!!

petec
02-14-2009, 04:17 PM
Dont stand him the cold

He'll go solid

brainstorm77
02-14-2009, 04:21 PM
:D hopefully!



Dont stand him the cold

He'll go solid

petec
02-14-2009, 04:27 PM
Yeh but...

BITS break off

brainstorm77
02-14-2009, 04:29 PM
Yeh but...

BITS break off

Not the bits I'm thinkin about :)

truelyana
02-14-2009, 04:50 PM
Yep. That time of year again. When men everywhere have to decide how to best appease their woman with commercial purchases that represent affection. Stores are choked in pink. And little heart shaped candies give us cheap ego boosts.

It's Singles Awareness Day. This year I'm not letting it catch me mumbling in the corner.

I Am Single.

Now hurry up and put the chocolate on clearance so I can stock up.

Not all men. Only men who believe they have to do something, by falling victim of the day.

Fenika
02-14-2009, 11:22 PM
Yeh but...

BITS break off

To reveal a creamy center?


*innocent look*

mario_c
02-15-2009, 09:34 AM
So is it over yet?

Didja have a good time, huh huh?
(No, before you ask.)

brainstorm77
02-15-2009, 04:43 PM
Yup... Tis!

Angie
02-15-2009, 07:35 PM
Yay, it's over. Spent the day moving, then watching TV in my new, blissfully empty house. (Have been staying with my mom for a couple weeks. I love her dearly, but gawd am I glad to be out of there.)

Beach Bunny
02-15-2009, 10:17 PM
:hooray: The depressing holiday season which begins for me on Thanksgiving Day is over!

Now my creative muse can come out of hiding and I can get some work done. :)

Fenika
02-15-2009, 11:10 PM
I'm making brownies and cake in celebration of having survived ;)

Yesterday I purchased 3 anthologies at a book sale for 1.50. Win.