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BE MY VALENTINE
« on: February 14, 2008, 12:33:40 AM »

Well, you've read the notes, the notes were romantic and pink, and now it is time for you to post until the romantic cows come home.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008, 12:35:44 AM »

And the word of the day is: AMATIVE!
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 12:35:54 AM »

That's what I'M talkin' about.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008, 12:37:20 AM »

No one in the jernt to do a screen shot of the new plateau I just achieved - 35,000 postings.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008, 12:37:43 AM »

And a very happy haineshisway.com birthday cheer to dlevy!
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 12:37:54 AM »

Where in tarnation IS everyone?
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 12:38:03 AM »

I'm the only one in the jernt.
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 12:38:30 AM »

Well, me and the four GUESTS.
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 12:38:45 AM »

How can I get randy with anyone when I'm the only one in the jernt?
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008, 12:39:27 AM »

I can always tell the story of The Randy Vicar and the Fruit Compote.
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2008, 01:12:18 AM »

Well, I guess I shall toddle off to the bedroom environment.
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2008, 01:12:50 AM »

But first, let me tell the story of The Randy Vicar and the Pudding Cup.
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2008, 02:03:52 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2008, 02:05:37 AM »

DR MBarnum, really enjoyed hearing of your tales and doings in LA.  :)

The pictures weren't bad, either!  ;)

Any shots of the mini-HHW gathering to share?
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2008, 03:21:22 AM »

Don't have a favorite Valentine's day-there was a traumatic one in 2nd grade when my huge valentine to a Miss anonoymous was falsely claimed by another 2nd grader. The only thing that has made up for this in years hence, was learning the song MY FUNNY VALENTINE, 1st on an album my godmother gave me, Mary Martin Sings Richard Rodgers plays, and other  recordings by Eileen Farrell, babs, and a 2nd by Miss M. Those have all consoled me for my 2nd grade trauma.
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Re:BE MY VALENTINE
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2008, 03:37:20 AM »

Since it was named after a saint and being of the jewish faith I was not allowed to do anything. As I grew up I didn't really care about as it has become another commercial day

HISTORY
There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine's Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been devoted to love lotteries. Legend also says that St. Valentine left a farewell note for the jailer's daughter, who had become his friend, and signed it "From Your Valentine". Other aspects of the story say that Saint Valentine served as a priest at the temple during the reign of Emperor Claudius. Claudius then had Valentine jailed for defying him. In 496 A.D. Pope Gelasius set aside February 14 to honour St. Valentine.

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Gradually, February 14 became the date for exchanging love messages and St. Valentine became the patron saint of lovers. The date was marked by sending poems and simple gifts such as flowers. There was often a social gathering or a ball.

In the United States, Miss Esther Howland is given credit for sending the first valentine cards. Commercial valentines were introduced in the 1800's and now the date is very commercialised. The town of Loveland, Colorado, does a large post office business around February 14. The spirit of good continues as valentines are sent out with sentimental verses and children exchange valentine cards at school

OTHER COUNTRIES
In Wales many people celebrate Dydd Santes Dwynwen (St Dwynwen's Day) on 25 January instead of or as well as St Valentine's Day. The day commemorates St Dwynwen, the patron saint of Welsh lovers.

In France, a traditionally Catholic country, Valentine's Day is known simply as "Saint Valentin", and is celebrated in much the same way as other western countries.

In Denmark & Norway Valentine's Day (14 Feb) is known as Valentinsdag. It is not celebrated to a large extent, but a lot people take time to eat a romantic dinner with their partner, to send a card to a secret love or give a red rose to their loved one. In Sweden it is called Alla hjärtans dag ("All Hearts' Day") and was launched in the 1960s by the flower industry's commercial interests, and due to influence of American culture. It is not an official holiday, but its celebration is recognized and sales of cosmetics and flowers for this holiday are only bested by those for Mother's Day.

In Finland, Valentine's Day is called Ystävänpäivä which translates into "Friend's day". As the name says, this day is more about remembering all your friends, not only your loved ones.

In Slovenia, a proverb says that "St Valentine brings the keys of roots," so on February 14, plants and flowers start to grow. Valentine's Day has been celebrated as the day when the first works in the vineyards and on the fields commence. It is also said that birds propose to each other or marry on that day. Nevertheless, it has only recently been celebrated as the day of love. The day of love is traditionally 12 March, the Saint Gregory's day. Another proverb says "Valentin - prvi spomladin" ("Valentine — first saint of spring"), as in some places (especially White Carniola) Saint Valentine marks the beginning of spring.

In Romania, the traditional holiday for lovers is Dragobete, which is celebrated on February 24. It is named after a character from Romanian folklore who was supposed to be the son of Baba Dochia. Part of his name is the word drag ("dear"), which can also be found in the word dragoste ("love"). In recent years, Romania has also started celebrating Valentine's Day, despite already having Dragobete as a traditional holiday. This has drawn backlash from many groups, reputable persons and institutions[25] but also nationalist organizations like Noua Dreaptǎ, who condemn Valentine's Day for being superficial, commercialist and imported Western kitsch.

In Turkey, Valentine's Day is called Sevgililer Günü which translates into "Sweethearts' Day".

According to Jewish tradition the 15th day of the month of Av - Tu B'Av (usually late August) is the festival of love. In ancient times girls would wear white dresses and dance in the vineyards, where the boys would be waiting for them (Mishna Taanith end of Chapter 4). In modern Israeli culture this is a popular day to pronounce love, propose marriage and give gifts like cards or flowers.

In Brazil, the Dia dos Namorados (lit. "Day of the enamored", or "Boyfriend's/Girlfriend's Day") is celebrated on June 12, when couples exchange gifts, chocolates, cards and flower bouquets. This day was chosen probably because it is the day before the Saint Anthony's day, known there as the marriage saint, when many single women perform popular rituals, called simpatias, in order to find a good husband or a boyfriend.

In Colombia, the Día del amor y la amistad (lit. "Love and Friendship Day") is celebrated on the third Friday and Saturday in September, because of commercial issues. In this country the Amigo secreto ("Secret friend") tradition is quite popular, which consists of randomly assigning to each participant a recipient who is to be given an anonymous gift (similar to the Christmas tradition of Secret Santa).

In Venezuela, the Día del amor y la amistad(lit. "Love and Friendship Day") is also celebrated but this one does happen the 14th of February. The Amigo secreto ("Secret friend") tradition is also popular in Venezuela.

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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2008, 04:37:07 AM »

Good morning, all! I was out of bed around 6:30 today; I had some laundry I wanted to finish by 9:30, and it's now in the washer.  In another 10 minutes I'll amble down the street and put it in the dryers, come back here and mop the place with Steri-Fab.

After all that, I'll head down to Toyland for a bit and then stop off to the NYPL.  I think that's the end of today's errands.

Much as I like one of the designers on PROJECT RUNWAY, I thought Johnny One-Note should have been sent home.

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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2008, 04:52:57 AM »

Good morning all.

We plan on indulging in What's Up Doc this evening after dinner.
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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2008, 05:09:09 AM »

GOOD MORNING, ONE AND ALL!

As for the TOD, I think that Tony Bennett said it best,

"The best is yet to come."

 :-*
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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2008, 05:16:58 AM »

We plan on indulging in What's Up Doc this evening after dinner.

Watching it with a whole group of people should be a real blast!  :)
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« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2008, 05:34:14 AM »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY[/color][/size]
DR dlevy!![/color][/size]

Whomever/wherever you may be!  :)
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« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2008, 05:59:49 AM »

Good Morning!

I'm up, I'm up... And... Well.. Oh..
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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2008, 06:00:59 AM »

How many bullets are left, Chino?  How many, and still have one left for the set designer?
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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2008, 06:01:58 AM »

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*And, yes, it has becoming overtly commercial over the years, but what "holiday" hasn't?  In any case, I still get a kick out of watching people exchange knowing glances as well as actually Valentine's Cards.  It's always nice noticing the extra Love in the air.  ;)
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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2008, 06:02:48 AM »

And now I must dash off to play for some dancing coal miners.  -Ain't that a grand way to spend part of Valentine's Day!  ;)

Laters...
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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2008, 06:14:02 AM »

I'm listening to

Bryn Terfel Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein

It's a nice way to spend the morning on Valentine's Day
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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2008, 06:19:37 AM »

Valentine's Day greetings!

TOD - 1985, a snowy Feb. 14 in SW Ohio.  Richard and I drove to Oxford, OH, for an appointment with my obstetrician.  During an ultrasound, we heard and saw the beating heart of our DS Rob.  What a valentine!
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« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2008, 06:29:15 AM »

Happy birthday to Mr. dlevy!!!
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« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2008, 06:36:23 AM »

Good morning, fellow Dear Readers. We don't celebrate Valentine's Day. We celebrate Arizona' birthday, which is 96 years old today. I think I'll celebrate by going for a walk!
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« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2008, 06:49:41 AM »

Chocolate for everyone!
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