Discussion in 'Hyde Park (Archive Only)' started by bigmac, Feb 12, 2011.
They're blood sucking, opportunistic thugs and they're ubiquitous.
all of this! i agree!
I LOVE giving gifts and cards and food. any excuse to celebrate love and have a good laugh is ok by me. i might not have a "special someone" but my friends and family are all very special to me. i bought cutesy, dorky kiddie valetines to hand out to friends and im making a cake and bringing candy to a friends house.
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone including the Valentine's Day grinches.
A few famous Gypsies/Romani -
Sir Charles Chaplin
Sir Michael Caine
artist Katarzyna Pollok
Maybe you just don't like holidays in general - aren't most holidays forced?
You forgot the guy I went to school with, affectionately called 'Gypo Jon'.
The highlight of his fame was setting his pubes on fire in class.
Y'all act like if someone rejects Valentine's Day, he also eschews/avoidsliketheplague giving gifts or demonstrating other acts of kindness and generosity.
I don't like any holidays that carry a lot of expectations. That includes Christmas, birthdays and yes, Valentine's Day too. I don't like feeling responsible for someone else's happiness, either by obligation to present them with THE perfect token or by receiving a gift in a manner that strikes the perfect note with the giver. It's stressful and definitely a major buzz kill. My baby and bridal showers almost killed me. Huge panic attacks. But what did my comfort level matter on occasions that were designed to celebrate me. Being put on the spot is the done thing after all.
I love to surprise people for no occasion beyond, "It's Tuesday!" Or by stuffing an envelope with a grocery store gift card or $50 into a friend's mailbox when I know she's struggling financially. I am really big on anonymous gestures. Likewise, it means more to me when a friend remembers me with a card, gift, act of service, etc. on a random date than it does at Christmas or on my birthday, if for no other reason than it shows me they love me enough to respect how much anxiety formal holidays cause me.
That said, I know my feelings don't represent the norm, so the friends and family I have who place a lot of stock in the exchange of gifts or cards on the traditional holidays can generally expect I'll honor their preferences, but the smart ones know if there's nothing under the tree from me on Christmas, there is something fabulous coming and almost without fail, at just the right time.
Yeah, I'm gonna have to call bullshit after that little Freudian slip.
See, this is the kind of thing I'd do, but I don't have that many friends, and the ones I have know me too well to get away with it...
Add me to the list. Great-grandmother Magdelena Mackowiak (pronounced MATCH-co-vee-ak) was half-Romani, dark eyes, dark hair, dark skinned...
I went to the market this morning to pick up fresh veggies, and could NOT get in the door! Follish men buying flowers for their wives and/or girlfriends. I purchased what I needed and got in queue to pay. Woman in her early 30s asked me where my flowers were. Before I could answer, the clerk - a woman I've seen in the market ever since my son was a drooling poop machine - said they're waiting until Wednesday. He ALWAYS buys his wife flowers on Wednesdays.
The woman said "That's MORE romantic then getting them for today." I said "And a lot cheaper, too."
Foolish? Really? Seems so weird to get worked up over something like people buying tokens for a loved one...yes, even on a waaaay commercialized day like V-Day. Weeeeird.
I told my boyfriend "Behold Valentine's Day is upon you will bring me much chocolate for it is my will and you shall bend to it".....and he did and there was much rejoicing.
My wife actually sent me an electronic Valentine. An image from our first date with a heart shaped border of rose petals.
Not to promising in the abstract but the image proves I married the right girl -- it was a photo of the Camarillo Motel 6.
Oh. Gypsies. I thought you were talking about Wall Street Traders, Bankers with their Credit Default Swaps, and the rest of the human garbage that would make a gypsy blush.
Old school cons just can't compete with these guys.
Bwahahaha! I truly hope you actually woke him up by saying that! Awesome.
I think I'm going to start a new tradition:
When I finally find a girl who loves me and accepts me for who I am, I'll lavish her with respect and gifts at all hours...
...EXCEPT on Valentine's Day.
Who's with me?
Arrived at the market the SAME time as yesterday: No one at the flower shop. Amazing..And yes I picked up carnations for my wife because she's in terrible pain. When she slipped on ice a few weeks ago, she flung her arm out: She has TWO dettached muscles and a hairline fracture of her shoulder. I wanted to get Hello Kitty stickers for her sling, but the market had none.
Foolish because they feel they NEED to give flowers and/or chocolate to their wives and/or girlfriends or they'd be perseeved as "Not being a real man." Come on, be real. Real love will tell you "I don't need no stinking day on the calendar to tell me I have to show you that I love you."
No, we dont celebrate Father's Day in the house, I don't need it. We do celebrate Mother's Day: She puhed out that kid..and she won't let us forget it! <insert her chuckle, evil chuckle>
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