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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Stupid Hallmark [Rant]

Ok, so it's not really Hallmark, but just card giving in general. Today is my anniversary and since we just tiled our kitchen and dining room last week, we said no presents, which I'm plenty cool with. But then she says, "We'll just do cards." What's the point really, go spend 15 min looking through all these mushy or ridiculously dumb cards to find one that says, "I love you" with just the right mushy factor. Seriously, does not spending two full weekends (one was 1 of my 8 holidays for the year) on my knees laying tile cause she doesn't want carpet in the dining room cause we MIGHT have a kid some day say "I love you" enough???

Ok, ladies, you can lay into me now and tell me how unromantic I am yadda, yadda, yadda . It's all good. I'm off to Target to go find the "perfect" card.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-15-2006, 10:22 AM
 
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ummmm... i had to learn the hard way as well. get her a card and a present. "no presents" always means, "yes i really do want a present, but you have to figure out what i want."
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Women don't make sense guys. That's why I'm not a lesbian. Don't ask me questions about presents or cards. For the last three years for Christmas I've donated money in each family members name and just sent them the information on the charity... I agree on the evaluation of cards... if your actions everyday don't demonstrate your love and commitment... whats a card going to do?

I am a female point of view... but I'm obviously single, so I don't think this will help much.
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Its just a thing that you do... luckily Uma (my wife's screen name) is pretty good about this stuff. We have our 3yr this sunday and we just signed papers yesterday on a new house we aren't doing anything else. 2 mortgage payments!!




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AHMEN to the card B.S. I hate cards!!! Has anyone ever HONESTLY got a card that they really enjoyed getting????? NO the answer is NOOOOOO!!! No one likes cards. I think women just like the fact that they know we were uncomfortable while picking out and buying a card. Like if we will do something we really don't want to do then we must really love them. I can't stand valentines day, or any of those other stupid holidays that are OBVIOUSLY just made up for the purpose of selling more flowers, cards, candy and other things. I know I know my GF tells me all the time that Im unromatic and insensitive and all that. I think most guys feel the same way Im just willing to be the A hole that says it. LOL Im really not insensitive or even unromatic. I like doing romatic things but only when its for NO reason. Don't try to schedule a day for me to be romatic that makes it a duty and then doesn't make it a romatic act but a dutiful act. I don't know Ill probably get bashed by the ladies on here, but I think most of them are married or otherwise involved so maybe mostly youll all just be glad you found the man you have and didn't end up with a unromatic, insensitive jerk like me. LOL Seriously I really am a nice guy and a hell of a BF if I do say so myself. LOL
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Like if we will do something we really don't want to do then we must really love them.
If that was the whole purpose, we'd just have you go to the store and buy tampons.
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i think she just wants to know she is still appreciated. guys and girls think differently. you think that because you laid the floor that shows you love her, because you put physical effort out. but women don't get that. we like to be told your feelings. it means more to us. i agree that buying cards can be a waste, i usually throw them away myself. just find a more creative way to say i love you then, that's what she wants to hear. write a poem or love letter instead. or write it in soap on the bathroom mirror. maybe even hide some little love notes around the house where only she'll find them. that would score MAJOR points with me if my hubby did that. and you might be able to save yourself the time and expense of card shopping. just be creative. i'm sure you'll do fine.
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Women don't make sense guys. That's why I'm not a lesbian. Don't ask me questions about presents or cards. For the last three years for Christmas I've donated money in each family members name and just sent them the information on the charity... I agree on the evaluation of cards... if your actions everyday don't demonstrate your love and commitment... whats a card going to do?

I am a female point of view... but I'm obviously single, so I don't think this will help much.
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i think holidays like this were invented by guys, think about it, every hallmark holiday is just a chance to get laid for buying a card, its a guarantee if you can remember to get the damn card...



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i'm with pucky i think, i should have been born a man...i hate all the lovey dovey stuff, i do appreciate jewelry but I HATE (all CAPS) HATE suprises!! the cards were nice in the "puppy love" stage, but after a few years of marriage, just get me food or something if ya wanna be sweet...forget the cards and forget the presents, unless we buy it together, i want things that serve a purpose, not just sit aroung and gather dust...(hunny are you reading this? new tires would be nice if you want to buy me a present anytime soon!!)...my poor hubby is the sweetest, most lovey guy, and always wants to do those things for me and I always feel so bad when i end up saying "you mean i was sposed to buy a card/present/make plans???"
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i am so jealous of you, rae. my hubby is just when it comes to that stuff. i even started all but flat out asking for specific things i like, since dropping mega hints does me no good. most times that doesn't even work.
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All good points!!! I just feel like giving a card on a day that is set aside for things like cards aren't all that romatic. I mean we can hardly forget to do it anymore the way valentines day is thrown in our face. I don't know I am a romatic guy and LOVE to make my girl feel special but just in my own ways. Ive tried to express to her that when I do things like, change her oil, do her brakes, wash her car, do her laundry, clean the house, buy her the things she needs, like a brand new columbia coat for a skiing trip, or a new pair of boots, or whatever thats me showing that I LOVE her. However that never seems to be enough. Apparently thats just stuff us guys are EXPECTED to do and the cards flowers, are the things that show that we love our girls. It just doesn't seem fair that guys and girls are so diffrent. I mean if I came home from work and she had busted her butt mowing the lawn or washing the bike (although I kinda like doing that myself) or the truck I would be soooooo happy and really appreciate what she had done. So guys are thinking well what would I want her to do for me? then when we do those things.....Thats not what she wants. I think about cards and stuff and I think "what a waste of money that is, she already knows I love here I spent 5 hours doing all the laundry and fixing her car yesterday so why should I spend money on a card" One thing I do know me and Rae would NOT get along LOL LOL I LOVE (all CAPS) LOVE to surprise my girl. Its my favorite thing to do. I threw her a surprise birthday party and it was the most fun EVER!!! Ive surprised her by telling her we were going camping and then took her to a concert that she was DYING to go see. I bought her a puppy when we moved in together that she had no idea about till it came running into he back yard the day she showed up to move in (now if that don't say I LOVE YOU I don't know what does LOL) WOW THIS IS WAY TO LONG ILL SHUT UP NOW.
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Jus make a card, then its from the heart
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Jus make a card, then its from the heart
Thank god for printmaster!

Anyway, So now is my 3 yr anniversary and our condo is a wreck cause of packing and we have to finish up after sleeping tonight/morning... then I'll take the wifey out for food and come back to the condo for some tv hopefully, and maybe some...

Oh and all those valentine day, and sweetest day (if you're in the mid-west) are all halmark holidays and designed for them to make money and for guys "courting" women into bed. Designed for the single people!




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Apparently itgirl has met my wife and knows exactly what she wants, . why does everything have to be an event. I try not to go big on days like Valentines day because she expects it, when they expect it, you have to go huge for it to be appreciated. If they don't expect, just something small is huge itself.

And don't even get me started on the making a card. 2-yrs ago I built her a craft room, yes, it was a bare concrete basement and I built a whole darn room. huge wordstation thing and all cause she like doing scarpbooking and making cards and stuff. Does she make me a card, nope, she goes and spends 5 bucks on a hallmark card

Oh well, I love her. I can't afford not to.
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Oh well, I love her. I can't afford not to.
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