February 14, 2010

At the Valentine's Café...

... you can post a love note...

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... and chat up a guy who looks like George H.W. Bush...

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21 comments:

cokaygne said...

I love you. I love Megan McArdle. I love Joan Vennochi of the Boston Globe. I love my dear wife more than anyone else.

wv clash There's no clash. One can love more than one person, as long as there is no duplicity involved.

Lem said...

Valentines Day celebration as a civic duty?

Imams around the world thunder against Valentine’s every year and the celebration of the day itself is literally outlawed in Islamist states. The Saudis, for instance, ruthlessly punish the slightest hint of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Just a few days ago, the Kingdom and its religious “morality” police officially issued a stern warning that anyone caught even thinking about Valentine’s Day will suffer some of the most painful penalties of Sharia Law.

edutcher said...

I love my wife - I'm happy to say, and the best to the ladies of the Althouse gang, especially, who remind us, as American women have always done, that the refinements of life are what make it worth living

Lem said...

Valentines Day celebration as a civic duty?

Imams around the world thunder against Valentine’s every year...


I'm sure Barry will come out against this next.

lyssalovelyredhead said...

Love to all of you! I'm amazed at how large a part of my life the Althouse community has become in the past year or so.

As an example of how this is so, here's a story. My beloved oldies station was recently converted to the area's something like 12th country station, leaving me devoid of a go-to non-talk station.

This morning I stumbled upon a "classics" station; 105.7, The Hog. Yes, that's right, "The Hog."

I simply cannot listen to this station. Not after having known Titus.

JAL said...
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JAL said...

:-)

This morning I got a box of chocolate covered pecan halves which my hubby chocolate covered all by his little ownsome.

That and he has built me a shedroof for my run-in stalls and cover for my hay feeder.

He's the man. :-)

Henry said...

Happy French Press to me! (I love my wife).

Yes there was reciprocity. And the poem will be done by tonight.

ricpic said...

"...and chat up a guy who looks like George H.W. Bush."

Do women "chat up" men? Well, I guess they do, but the whole connotation of chat up is so man on the huntish. How about, flirt with a guy who looks like W?

BJM said...

Happy singles awareness day?

Gees Maries.

Why can't the culture killjoys just leave our holidays the hell alone? Must they morph all our traditions into a cultural guilt fest?

knox said...

Meade seems great, but I've got the best husband in the world. Ruggedly handsome, smart, funny, a fun, loving and attentive dad ... and as a bonus, can build/fix anything. I told him recently that I have the perfect husband.

Omaha1 said...

knox & JAL, sorry but I have the world's best husband.

Happy Valentine's Day Althouse community!

wv: forifi - For if I ever forsake you...

knox said...

oh no you di int

traditionalguy said...

At the florist that did the dozen red roses arrangement, there was a list of romantic things to write on the card you write. The one I picked was, "With you Valentine's Day is 365 days a year". Since I am not as good at writing as Meade, I figured that stealing it is fair in love and war.

Irene said...

I encouraged Mr. Irene to bypass the flowers this year. Instead, he returned home with a nice bottle of Prosecco that will remind us of our Venetian honeymoon.

Cin cin everyone!

Chip Ahoy said...

Darlings. I drew you a valentine.

traditionalguy said...

Chip...That one wins the modern art a la Althouse 2010 Blue Ribbon (not the beer).

Big Mike said...

I hope you and Meade had a happy and memorable Valentine's Day.

Theo Boehm said...

Took my wife out to dinner at fairly nice west suburban Boston restaurant. The had a prix fixe Valentine's Day special. Sorry to be so low-rent about it, but, hey, both of us work for a living.

Decent food, tolerably-priced wine, and a very nice jazz trio of piano, bass and vocalist.

Who should walk in but a couple of regulars on the Imus program. They were with other people, and one of the Imus regulars didn't even know it was Valentine's Day, so it wasn't a geriatric hot date.

It did lend a certain politics 'n media atmosphere to our otherwise romantic dinner. That's why I'm mentioning it here. Of course, if Imus had walked in, my wife would have grabbed her coat and fled, and I would have had to finish her tiramisu and half glass of wine, which might have been a small price to pay.

OTOH, is there any person less romantic you want to be reminded of on Valentine's Day than Don Imus?

Thinking about it, I might well have flung a wad of $20's on the table, and run out of the place with my wife.

Guys, you know the old trick, if you're inclined to be a 'fast worker' in the romance industry, of blotting out the image of your partner and imagining Mao-Tse-Tung?

Well, try imagining Don Imus.

That should slow you down so much, you'll be on disability for the next 3 weeks.

JAL said...

Thanks Chip.

Sent the link to my silly newlyweds.

And let's face it ladies. On Meadehouse on Valentine's Day, Meade rules.

(Would anyone like a chocolate pecan? mmm-mmm-mmm)

kentuckyliz said...

Happy Lupercalia! Don't forget to whip the women!

kentuckyliz said...

The notes posted: oh how college-cute.