HAPPY VALENTINES DAY – 2017

Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day. May the commercial excess for the $60.00 dozen roses prevail. They’ll be back to regular price tomorrow, along with the 50% off Valentines Day candy. For Valentines Day, I made the ODDLING and Mrs ODDMAN a great breakfast. It’s how I roll. Have a great day and may Cupids arrow hit you only in the butt…

 

Carlo Bugatti Desk, 1902

James Whiteside, Principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.

 

 

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  1. Deacon February 14, 2017 at 9:31 am #

    Happy ‘who’ day?
    It seems Saint Valentine is a bit of a mystery and may be one person, or two, or more. There is such unreliable information on him that the Catholic Church actually took him off their official calendar in the 1960s. More truth seems to revolve around that Saint Valentines Day was created like many things in the Christian church to overshadow a pagan festival. In this case it’s the festival of Lupercalia, or mid-February in old Rome when evil spirits were abolished in homes in preparation for the coming of Spring. I’m sure there are both men and women out there who feel that their ex’s were not abolished soon enough.

    So as Oddman so poignantly pointed out……Happy Another Day for Commercialism. I suppose it’s not all such a bad thing in this case. It adds to the coffers of flower stores and candy stores and restaurants are so busy they can even book the infamous table by the swinging kitchen door. Many years ago I and my female partner use to own three sex stores. Valentines day of course was a biggie, especially in the erotic lingerie department. However I still remember one woman coming into the store the day after Valentines day and dropping one of our boxes on the counter containing a ‘minimum’ sexy nightgown that her husband had bought her. With the look on her face like she just ate roadkill she said “I’d never wear that. I would like a refund”!! She could have worn it….she wasn’t hard to look at….at least on the outside. The inside seems to have been very ugly. So the moral of the story is…….when someone takes the time to buy you something and is telling you that you are very special…..it’s the thought that counts even if it’s something that may not have been your ‘cup of tea’. Be kind.
    With a bit of luck…..maybe her husband banished that evil spirit.

  2. Bullrack February 14, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

    The Mrs. and I used to own a flower shop. Two weeks before Valentines day the wholesale cost of most flowers increased up to 250 per cent! Wholesalers blamed the Rose Bowl parade for causing world wide shortages. Our profit per dozen roses was actually less than at other times of the year!

    • Deacon February 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

      A month or so ago a dozen long stemmed roses around here was about 45-50 bucks. Today from what I heard on the TV morning show which was doing an interview at a flower shop…..they’re near or over a 100.00! I should check the funeral listings for today. I may be able to pick up a nice arrangement. Maybe I’ll get lucky and find one that says banner on it that says “Love Forever”.

  3. wolffeathers February 14, 2017 at 7:08 pm #

    Jon & I don’t make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day. He gets me flowers, chocolate & booze, tho the type of booze changes every year. I make a nice dinner, and find a 4-pound summer sausage for him. Simple is good!

  4. sharpiepen February 14, 2017 at 10:38 pm #

    My mom would get us kids candy and sometimes a little toy or movie for Valentine’s day. My favorite was the Reece’s peanut butter cup shaped as a heart. ^_^
    Today, my sister left me a nice note telling me happy Valentine’s day from everyone. It was every sweet and it made my day. 🙂 All of my students wished me a happy day, and enjoyed the candy I bought them. ^_^

    • sharpiepen February 14, 2017 at 10:41 pm #

      apparently I hit submit before I was done..how rude! lol

      Underwear photo getting ready for stomach flu made me laugh more than I should have. lol

      Now I’m done. haha

      Have a good one,

      Sharpiepen

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