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Valentine’s Day on the horizon

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webmaster | 02/11/12

Tuesday is the day set aside for lovers. Valentine’s Day hearts, candy, flowers; all the things retailers hope consumers will buy to improve their bottom line. How do you say “I love you?”

One way is by being nice to your significant other’s idiot friends instead of following your desire to run them over in the driveway? How about taking care of those annoying little chores so they don’t have to, such as filling the car with gas. That is one of my least favorite tasks.

I had a girlfriend once who would make her husband’s lunch and take a bite out of his sandwich so he could kiss her on his dinner break. Is this romantic or just creepy?

My parents had subtle little ways of expressing affection. My mother used to blot her red lipstick on the inside of a pack of matches and tuck them in my father’s pocket...


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