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OSchmidt Inactive Member14 Feb 2013 8:09 a.m. PST

So how many of you got your spouses a card and gift? And I don't mean a new consignment of T-34's or a new regiment for your army.

For me, Flowers Monday, 2 cards each day tuesday and wednesday, 2 cards this morning on the table, 2 more tonight with her Valentine's day present.

vtsaogames14 Feb 2013 8:35 a.m. PST

A gift…

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2013 8:39 a.m. PST

Flowers and a gift

Plus we are hosting a party tonight for a bunch of the Missus' friends

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2013 8:50 a.m. PST

A card. She said we weren't doing them this year. Last time I fell for that old chestnut was in the doghouse for weeks!

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2013 9:15 a.m. PST

I suggested to my wife that I should get her lingerie for Valentine's Day and she said "I want a gift for me, not for you, but nice try." :(

So card, candy, flowers, dinner.

Ben Waterhouse Inactive Member14 Feb 2013 9:17 a.m. PST

Did the Waitrose thing (or rather I paid for it and Herself did the Waitrose thing)…

thosmoss14 Feb 2013 9:20 a.m. PST

But honey, I'll let you play Al Capone and I'll play Bugs Moran?

anleiher Inactive Member14 Feb 2013 9:23 a.m. PST

Flowers, bracelet and spa day.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2013 9:46 a.m. PST

She doesn't like T-34's, anymore.

Frothers Did It And Ran Away14 Feb 2013 10:21 a.m. PST

Call me a grumpy old git but IMO Valentine's Day is for sending a card to someone you like but who is unaware of your affection, as a secret admirer so to speak and I oppose the way its just become yet another commercialised generic card/present giving to your SO.

Having said that I did get her a card and a small but thoughtful gift…

Doug em4miniatures Inactive Member14 Feb 2013 10:47 a.m. PST

This person gets my vote for an excellent combining of Valentine's day and wargames – kudos to him…!


Dynaman878914 Feb 2013 11:17 a.m. PST

SO specifically stated no gifts, cards, or flowers this year. Woohoo!

Going to a movie though.

lclapp14 Feb 2013 12:14 p.m. PST

Surprise gift and card at work.

Eclectic Wave14 Feb 2013 12:14 p.m. PST

My wife always want's no flowers, no gifts, no chocolate.

Just a card.

But I have to send her one from the dog too (cause she'll send me one from the dog, sigh).


Eclectic Wave14 Feb 2013 12:14 p.m. PST

My wife always want's no flowers, no gifts, no chocolate.

Just a card.

But I have to send her one from the dog too (cause she'll send me one from the dog, sigh).

Texas Jack14 Feb 2013 12:47 p.m. PST

I am very fortunate in that my wife hates Valentine´s Day for the money grubbing crass commercialization it is. It helps that she´s Czech and they didn´t celebrate this, er, holiday in earnest until about five years ago, so there is no tradition behind it. Thank god!

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2013 2:13 p.m. PST

A card and jewelery.

Lee John Ayre14 Feb 2013 2:16 p.m. PST

Red Roses and a card because I think she's worth it

vtsaogames14 Feb 2013 2:18 p.m. PST

After the gift, I cooked a lunch of scallops and rice.

I do not get flowers because they are marked up insanely for this day.

Dark Knights And Bloody Dawns Inactive Member14 Feb 2013 3:01 p.m. PST

Never in a million years would I take part in such commercialised nonsense!

Jana Wang Inactive Member14 Feb 2013 3:24 p.m. PST

He's getting dark chocolate lava cake with strawberries for dessert tonight. Saturday we're going for a nice dinner out, because I know better than to do it on the actual day…

vtsaogames14 Feb 2013 3:47 p.m. PST

"Saturday we're going for a nice dinner out, because I know better than to do it on the actual day…"

Sound advice. My wife used to cook in a restaurant and always said avoid dining out on actual Valentine's Day. The place is full, the kitchen staff hassled and the special menu they cooked up may be an idea too far. Plus the cost has been inflated.

galvinm Inactive Member14 Feb 2013 8:49 p.m. PST

Wife got a card and box of chocolates. Her birthday is tommorrow, so a Dinner cruise on a river sidewheeler ought to do nicely.

OGREAI Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2013 10:34 p.m. PST

Well, I get off cheap enough every year. Wife gets a nice card, some roses (usually a bush to plant now) and a lttle romantic gift.

I, on the other hand, get all the loot. It's MY birthday… so I'm not sure why you all are celebrating it… :)

Charlie 1214 Feb 2013 10:42 p.m. PST

In past years, it would be flowers, dinner out (but not on the day itself) and a gift (usually a book; she's a book fiend). But not this year, since I'm out of work. This year, its a hand written card and a special dinner at home (cooked by me since I'm the cook of the house).

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2013 9:24 a.m. PST

Cards, cooked her favorite dinner last night, procured
excellent strawberries and provided her with melted
chocolate of exquisite taste (her description) for
dipping and will take her to dinner tonight.

You can't get good V'day reservations anymore, so we
just go the next evening.

Gave up on gifts years ago – if she wants it, she buys

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