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Valentine's Day Is Coming....... ( Note To Men.....)

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/02/2013 - 2:24 PM

If you indulge in the holiday celebration...... Why not give her what she really wants.
There are the threads on Romance & Sentimental - & I always hear women saying what matters to them "are the little things...."

& aren't you in the perfect place ?

Listen to her stories.... her childhood (or her children's ) special memories.....
If you can't buy her "that cabin in the woods" or the week in Hawaii - You can get it here on FAA for the very low price of a print !

Perhaps the horse of her dreams, or the rare Lilly that she could never grow - the options are endless.

Feel free to post a picture of what you think a woman would want.

 

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Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/02/2013 - 2:29 PM

 

Posted by: Yury Yanin on 02/02/2013 - 2:53 PM

Janine, men are stupid... at least some of them... at least me... Imagine, beiing an old man as I am, I still have no idea what a woman may REALLY want! I only know that if I give my wife one of my pictures instead of a fur coat, which she had asked, she will surely kill me...

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/02/2013 - 3:11 PM

Lol. if that's what she reallyyy wants Yuri - then I say do the best you can ( but I love the idea of your photo better.) .
This is for the "no clue" kinda guys that are just gonna wander into that mall jewelry store & buy what the commercials have told them to. & she will thank profusely of course - because it beats getting a Dustbuster, again.

 

Posted by: Janice Drew on 02/02/2013 - 3:21 PM

Most women I know like traveling to warmer climates with beautiful beaches. The next best thing is enjoying it through a photograph or painting.

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Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/02/2013 - 3:24 PM

that's true Janice, a lovely little memento of a special place you have been....

 

Posted by: Janice Drew on 02/02/2013 - 3:25 PM

Janine, I laughed out loud at your "dustbuster" comment. I've been married 41 1/2 years. Some of the gifts I have received from my husband have been a hockey game, cookie sheets, and a vegetable steamer (I HATE veggies) and one speaker to HIS stereo system. He gave the other one to himself. Although, that isn't nearly as bad as a toilet seat which one of my co-workers received one year.

Now, if he ever came home with a dozen of roses, I would wonder what he did wrong. I also recall one co-worker getting roses every Valentine's Day at work. We would all ooo and aaah but later found out he was cheating on her.

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/02/2013 - 3:38 PM

Ok, ROAR ! I'm laughing so hard 've got tears in my eyes........ A toilet seat !!!!

that's why I posted this, just trying to save some well meaning (but misguided) dude a severe lashing.
& of course, the (well deserving) women a little something to make her smile.

Oiy vey - I'm still laughing.

I am one of the fortunate ones, my husband remembers my wish list of painting supplies.
& "the Brooklyn lantern" As seen on TV , yeah, I wanted that.


Hockey stick, stereo speaker.... still shaking my head.

 

Posted by: Roy Erickson on 02/02/2013 - 3:39 PM

Valentines day is a two way street. I don't want hearts and flowers - I'd like a new lens for my camera.

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/02/2013 - 3:44 PM

Oh yeah , Roy - a new lens - is hot.
Have you left pictures on the fridge ?
Hubby & I put things in the save on e-bay for holidays, this way we get excactly what we want. So Dorky , but it works.

 

Posted by: Tim Buisman on 02/02/2013 - 3:44 PM

If I did any of these things for my girlfriend she'd smack me. Though during the summer picking her a rose randomly makes her very happy, just because.

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/02/2013 - 3:47 PM

the "just because" is so much more meaningful. Picking wildflowers from the side of the road on your way over works pretty well too.

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 02/02/2013 - 3:47 PM

Oh, the RIGHT woman would want THIS!

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Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/02/2013 - 3:50 PM

& be wearing " Daisy Dukes" while she is driving it - right JC ?

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/02/2013 - 3:53 PM

Sell Art Online I think this is romantic Tim.

 

Posted by: Janice Drew on 02/02/2013 - 4:03 PM

Janine, this is a great thread! During our first years together, it would bother me. That's an eternity ago. Reflecting back, I would marry him all over again. He's a good friend, not a control freak, and makes me laugh.

My son is much better at picking out gifts than his Dad. :)

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/02/2013 - 4:10 PM

Thnx Janice.
& that's what love should be - based on friendship. I can feel a lot more romantic when I know my best buddy has got my back - & is by my side.

My eyebrow raises over those people who neeeed the public display of commercial romance ( to either give or receive) - because that is just self serving & not about the other person at all.
Hence , my quite often disdain for all things sacharin.

 

Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 02/02/2013 - 5:46 PM

I read aloud in character to my girlfriend every night in bed...we just finished Pride a prejudice by Jane austin and are now onto Burr by gore vidal..she is a history buff.. we often fall asleep while I read ...

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 02/02/2013 - 5:47 PM

Never did like the Daisy Dukes but in my perfect world, tight jeans and cowboy boots would work just fine....

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/02/2013 - 5:52 PM

I really like that Robert, in today's culture people bring have their phones in bed. Aaarggh !

& JC , you can never be "under dressed " in a pair of Levis & cowboy boots.

 

Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 02/02/2013 - 5:55 PM

When she first met me she said I was 150 years old

 

Posted by: Yury Yanin on 02/02/2013 - 6:00 PM

LOL Robert, may be now she thinks you are much older, that's why she loves history. She just wants yo know what you did at nights when you was yoinger....

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 02/02/2013 - 6:00 PM

150 years old sounds like a great compliment.

Unfortunately, my wife is about as romantic as a rock and I have all but given up on romance.

 

Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 02/02/2013 - 6:12 PM

lol Yury you're too funny..thanks for the belly laugh

 

Posted by: Kathy Stiber on 02/02/2013 - 6:16 PM

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Give her flowers.
Or maybe an alarm clock in the form of a rooster :)
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Posted by: Melanie Spencer on 02/02/2013 - 6:19 PM

I love romance but sometimes the practical works better. I live in a 498 sq ft. cabin in the middle of nowhere. I have been washing clothes in the sink and hanging them to dry. Sometimes the cabin get a little too crowded trying to hang all the clothes inside when it's -40 outside. For Christmas my husband gave me a washer and dryer and that is the best Christmas present I have ever gotten! :)

I should add that he usually gives me his art for gifts which I do love.

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Posted by: Victoria Tekhtilova on 02/03/2013 - 11:51 AM

little things...:)

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Posted by: Jean Noren on 02/03/2013 - 12:04 PM

This is what I like to get: Art Prints

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/03/2013 - 12:49 PM

Victoria - I think we would all like to LOOK like that for Valentine's day. & I don't think the guys would mind.

Jean - YUMMY ! Perfect, fat free & less filling.

 

Posted by: Dazzle Zazz on 02/03/2013 - 1:17 PM

I always ask for the same thing for Valentines Day, my hubby to do all the taxes and accounting, it is about a 40 hour job. It is the most romantic present ever! Although I did get a toilet seat cover for my birthday once, but then again, one Christmas he gave me a glamorous diamond necklace. This year we are going out for pizza, and actually, I really need a new toilet seat for the other bathroom, :)

 

Posted by: Shana Rowe on 02/03/2013 - 1:49 PM

I'm lucky and spoiled, my husband always gets me art supplies, chocolate and flowers!! He is great at gift giving!!! I am the one who has a hard time buying for him!! lol
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Posted by: Shana Rowe on 02/03/2013 - 1:50 PM

How about the biggest box of chocolates ever!!
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Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/03/2013 - 1:55 PM

That is a romantic gesture Dazzle - when one partner takes the burden of a dreaded chore off the other's back.
I think that sometimes we as women forget to see that when a man is doing something we hate to do (removing snow,taking out garbage, checking oil/tire pressure.....) that IS his thoughtful caring gesture - not just "a man's job".

& now, I am seeing a toilet seat theme here..... hmmm......
Is that some sort of honor.... giving up Heir to the throne ?

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/03/2013 - 1:57 PM

Awww.... Shana - that's a lotta love : )

 

Posted by: Andrew Govan Dantzler on 02/03/2013 - 2:32 PM

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 02/03/2013 - 3:04 PM

OK, I made some Valentines Day art.... See, I AM a romantic.

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Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 02/03/2013 - 3:23 PM

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/03/2013 - 3:28 PM

JC -That's " 50 shades of......steel ."

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 02/03/2013 - 3:31 PM

Ya know, I think you just retitled it or me..... :o)

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/03/2013 - 3:38 PM

Very nice Andrew, Mermaids are romantic.


& Robert, Lol. Do you know I hated the message of that movie ? Good movie, but to me it said; " Single women (burdened) with a child have a handicap ( the asthma) & must accept that the only potential for dates is a mentally handicapped Man. & they should be grateful. " that's what I got out of it. " It's good for yooou " .
But, maybe I read too much into things. ?

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/03/2013 - 3:42 PM

; ) A whole new fan club.

 

Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 02/03/2013 - 3:42 PM

My point was one of the best things a person can do for another is improve themselves .. Not selfishness like taking care of your needs but to truly heal and be a better person....I get your point about the overall message of the movie though..

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/03/2013 - 3:50 PM

Robert -
( that was just my womanly sore spot)


That is %1000 true.

 

Posted by: Sydne Archambault on 02/03/2013 - 3:52 PM

I kind of like the valentine roses before valentines day. I am looking at the right now sitting on my desk!

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/03/2013 - 3:55 PM

That is sweet Sydne, when they show up as a surprise ahead of time. A nice little message that says " I just couldn't wait to tell you..."
Ahhh.... breathe them in deeply for me - & enjoy !

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 02/03/2013 - 4:41 PM

Yall have me in all sorts of a romantic mood now, so I did this too....

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Posted by: Janice Drew on 02/03/2013 - 5:11 PM

He's actually sorta cute, JC....all fuzzy and soft and cuddly. The key to a woman's heart eerrrr, the handcuffs, made me laugh.

 

Posted by: Sydne Archambault on 02/03/2013 - 5:48 PM

The expression on the face is wild!

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 02/03/2013 - 7:05 PM

Thank yall, he is a scared but hopeful looking little guy.

 

Posted by: Menega Sabidussi on 02/03/2013 - 9:08 PM

*lol* JC, that is actually sweet!

here's some really romantic stuff ;)

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Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/03/2013 - 10:42 PM

Is that for your " Get out of trouble for free " card JC ?

Very romantic Menega - so Tranquil..

 

Posted by: JC Findley on 02/03/2013 - 11:01 PM

No, but the handcuff key works well or that....

 

Posted by: Janine Riley on 02/04/2013 - 12:07 AM

Touche'

 

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