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nail_polish

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There''s been some talk about about what we expect from our boyfriends/fiances for Valentine''s day..

But what are YOU planning to do for the man in your life for Valentine''s Day?
Be it a gift or a special thing you''ve planned!

My boyfriend has a ''surprise'' planned for Saturday, and for the week we are celebrating Valentine''s Week where he is doing a romantic thing a day till Saturday :) It is really exciting.

Last year I got him satin boxers with our initials monogrammed on them; this year, I got him 2 pairs of boxers - one with Hershey Kisses and the other with Candy hearts :) Tradition :razz: And, a pair of new slippers :)

Anyway, I thought we could share & swap ideas :)
 

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We''re going away to Ottawa for the weekend! My BF his Prime Ministerial aspirations, so why not visit his future home?
Actually, he has no idea where we''re going this weekend. I''ve booked the hotel, made dinner reservations and put together an itinerary, which I''ll probably put together in a V-day brochure for him and give it to him in the car.

We don''t really celebrate Valentine''s Day so it''s difficult for me to remember things. I know one year I made a card that said "I want to fondue you" and for our first v-day I learned how to play his favourite Jack Johnson song on the piano and took him to the public library to teach him! This will be our 5th v-day and I can only remember 2 things!
 

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I''m getting mine a copy of NCAA Football for the XBOX 360. He''s been whining about how the computer-generated draft picks in Madden just aren''t the same as real college players, so I''m going to help his draft for next season :)
 

nail_polish

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Date: 2/10/2009 2:09:53 PM
Author: sammyj
We''re going away to Ottawa for the weekend! My BF his Prime Ministerial aspirations, so why not visit his future home?
Actually, he has no idea where we''re going this weekend. I''ve booked the hotel, made dinner reservations and put together an itinerary, which I''ll probably put together in a V-day brochure for him and give it to him in the car.

That is such a cute idea :) Surprises and I have a love-hate relationship! I think they are so sweet and love them but I am such a control freak that I prod until I get enough of a hint to figure it out. Your plan is so sweet though :) Very thoughtful! I hope my surprise is something similar :) Does he have any clue? Are you giving him hints? Or do you guys have that bond where he''ll just *know* :razz:
 

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I love surprises but like you, I''m a control freak and can''t stand not knowing.

FI and I are spending Friday night at a little boutique hotel in Providence and we''re going out to dinner. I got him an under armour shirt he''s wanted for awhile, as well as a new briefcase for work. I also might bake him something special. I think I''m getting flowers and jewelry which is pretty standard for us.
 

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I''ll probably make him breakfast in bed on Saturday. Other than that, we''re going to hang out and have our V-day party that evening.
 

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Date: 2/10/2009 2:23:43 PM
Author: nail_polish

Date: 2/10/2009 2:09:53 PM
Author: sammyj
We''re going away to Ottawa for the weekend! My BF his Prime Ministerial aspirations, so why not visit his future home?
Actually, he has no idea where we''re going this weekend. I''ve booked the hotel, made dinner reservations and put together an itinerary, which I''ll probably put together in a V-day brochure for him and give it to him in the car.

That is such a cute idea :) Surprises and I have a love-hate relationship! I think they are so sweet and love them but I am such a control freak that I prod until I get enough of a hint to figure it out. Your plan is so sweet though :) Very thoughtful! I hope my surprise is something similar :) Does he have any clue? Are you giving him hints? Or do you guys have that bond where he''ll just *know* :razz:
Awww thanks! The truth is, I just want to have a pampered weekend so it''s as much of a getaway for me as it is for him. The funny thing is that I brought up the idea of a weekend getaway to my BF a few weeks ago and he suggested the two places I was already thinking about (Ottawa and Quebec City). So yes, we''re on the same page for most things but I just acted coy and told him it''d be a surprise. He doesn''t really ask too many questions...it''s me who constantly asks him if he''s excited for our weekend away! I even told him that I''d pack his bag to make it even more of a surprise.

I''m much like you girls in that I can''t stand surprises! I''m definitely a prodder too. Just last night I asked if the proposal would happen before the end of the Bachelor since Jason does propose (maybe 4 weeks??), and before he could even answer I said, "Don''t say anything! I don''t want to know!!" I suck, I know!

nail_polish, I''m sure your BF has something wonderful planned...elaborate or not, I''m sure it''ll represent to the two of you really well. And in the end, that''s all that matters, right?
 

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Date: 2/10/2009 2:27:50 PM
Author: Hudson_Hawk
I love surprises but like you, I''m a control freak and can''t stand not knowing.


FI and I are spending Friday night at a little boutique hotel in Providence and we''re going out to dinner. I got him an under armour shirt he''s wanted for awhile, as well as a new briefcase for work. I also might bake him something special. I think I''m getting flowers and jewelry which is pretty standard for us.
Me too! BF was planning on taking me to Wicked...but it ended in Chicago a couple weeks ago
I don''t know what he has planned other than dinner so I''m trying not to prod. Last year, I planned V-Day (got tickets for the aquarium, booked a nice hotel downtown, made dinner reservations, etc.) so this year is his turn
 

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I''ll do the laundry this week... and this week only. HA!
 

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In the past I''ve gotten cute little ice cream cakes with our names on them, or some white chocolate covered strawberries...sweet little things like that. I think I will do something fun like this again this year as we decided no gifts this time around...
 

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I tend to go with completely unromantic ''guy'' gifts that I know he will like. Neither of us are terribly into V-Day, but we are both very into presents. One year I think I got him some X-Box game that involved assassinating people. This year he''s getting Absolute Watchmen. To him, romance comes in the form of comic books.
 

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I''m not a big valentine''s day person, but he''s excited about it. So he''s planning everything, but I am making him dinner that night, and I will do the dishes afterwards. Then we will probably watch Once, because it''s my favorite romantic type movie, even if it is sad in the end.
 

Winks_Elf

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Making his favorite cookies and giving him a head-to-toe massage!
 

Dreamgirl

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I've got to think of something cute to do this year for him! We have both had a bad and stressful 2009 thus far. I feel he deserves something fun! I'm just not sure what yet...
 

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I''ve been his personal Cinderella ever since his foot has been in a cast. I''ll probably continue to cook and clean for him, but just a more special meal.
Which is also why I''m *ahem* expecting something along the "Thank You" lines along with Valentine''s Day.
 

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We''re going skiing to a really nice hotel we found a great last minute rate at, so that''ll be our gift to each other :) I''m soo looking forward!
 

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I am making dinner for him!
Since V-day falls on a Saturday, I figure I''ll have time for something more elaborate. SO actually likes when I cook, but we eat out more than we probably should due to our hectic schedules. I''m hoping I can whip up something tasty that he''ll love! I think we''ll be going to T&Co to look at rings on that day too, which is adequate compensation on his part for my cooking
 

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Date: 2/10/2009 6:25:19 PM
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I think we''ll be going to T&Co to look at rings on that day too
>>>JEALOUS<<<
 

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making him a Talkbox/voice synth so that he can sound like T.Pain. Then, we will make videos and put them on Youtube!

FUN, FUN, FUN!

 

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Date: 2/10/2009 6:39:34 PM
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making him a Talkbox/voice synth so that he can sound like T.Pain. Then, we will make videos and put them on Youtube!

FUN, FUN, FUN!

hahaha....can I hang out with YOU GUYS this weekend? Will you send us the links??
 

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Date: 2/10/2009 7:29:02 PM
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Date: 2/10/2009 6:39:34 PM

Author: trillionaire

making him a Talkbox/voice synth so that he can sound like T.Pain. Then, we will make videos and put them on Youtube!


FUN, FUN, FUN!


hahaha....can I hang out with YOU GUYS this weekend? Will you send us the links??
LOL, depends on how well it goes. I''m excited, but I can''t decide if I should make it before he gets here, and just give it to him, or if I should get all the parts and make it WITH him. He''s an engineer, but he''s also a guy, meaning he doesn''t follow directions.
I also got him one of those middle eastern scarves that all the hip hop celebs are wearing, and my sister told me to get him white sunglasses like T.Pain. where do I get cheap sunglasses in February???? Sigh.

LOL. If he lets me put the videos on Youtube, I will post a link!
 

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Dollar store, Walmart, or Ebay!
 

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I made reservations here.

http://www.risesouffle.com/

Originally, I intended my new ring to be my purchase, but my husband''s company bonused them late this year, so he''s picking up the ring and he''s buying himself an exhaust for the car, so I''m kind of off the hook this year!
 

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Date: 2/10/2009 2:13:30 PM
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I''m getting mine a copy of NCAA Football for the XBOX 360. He''s been whining about how the computer-generated draft picks in Madden just aren''t the same as real college players, so I''m going to help his draft for next season :)
hahah that''s exactly something I''d get my BF... glad I''m not the only one who''s dating a "gamer." I''m taking my guy to a performance of shakespeare done in the Simpson voices... and taking him to dinner. But technically the dinner is for me since I''m picking the restaurant...
 

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I just bought a grill as a belated B-day present (he wouldn''t tell me what he wanted), so I am going to keep it simple and make him brownies.
 

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I''m not a big Valentine''s day person but since it''s our first V-day
I booked a couples massage and am taking him out to dinner on Sunday. I wish I could come up with some creative ideas like you guys!
 

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Date: 2/10/2009 7:32:51 PM
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where do I get cheap sunglasses in February???? Sigh.
A gas station. Totally!
 

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I am no help I am afraid as we don''t do Valentines!
 
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