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Jasmine / February 11, 2008 1:40 AM

Probably crappy romantic comedy with some girlfriends -- "27 Dresses", here I come.

Greg / February 11, 2008 8:03 AM

my Thursday curling league has a game. Which is too bad, because I've always wanted to do that White Castle Valentine's thing.

There will probably be some sort of (non-WC) dinner during the weekend.

flange / February 11, 2008 8:21 AM

ignoring it, thus slapping hallmark in the face and bringing the system down.

fight the power.

...had to say it / February 11, 2008 9:01 AM

Two chicks at the same time

Ben / February 11, 2008 9:30 AM

flange, you old romantic, you!

As for me, I have no idea. Two chicks at the same time sounds like an excellent idea, but I doubt my wife would go for it. Dinner and movie seems more likely...

spence / February 11, 2008 9:44 AM

The ms. and myself are having our Valentines day this Wednesday evening. We're going to cook dinner together and then, well, early to bed ; )

Mindy / February 11, 2008 9:45 AM

flange, i'm with you on that one.

Carrie / February 11, 2008 10:00 AM

Me and the Boyfriend are doing dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. No prizes, unless you count the awesome 99 cent scratchy ticket things from CVS that I got for him. Oh the fun I have! ha.

Mikey / February 11, 2008 10:02 AM

Nothing on Thursday--my girlfriend and I live too far apart (though I'm having flowers sent to her work)...

On Saturday though, after dropping her daughter off at my mother's--dinner at Tank Sushi and drinks afterwards at Bungalow Lounge. And if she's really lucky? 5 -10 minutes of sweet lovin' when we get home...

eep / February 11, 2008 10:22 AM

We're going to try to hit up the restaraunt where we had our first date, but they don't take reservations and so it may end up being a bust.

I plan on making him chocolate-dipped strawberries, and there are a few bottles of champagne chilling. Otherwise, we're just exchanging cards.

Caffeine Free / February 11, 2008 10:46 AM

Fuddruckers and Gameworks...a truly suburban, lowkey kinda night.

p / February 11, 2008 11:25 AM

"goin' down like the hindenburgg"

an even exchange of licking & sucking & ooowee & toe-curling passion and greeting cards. I got some of dem 2-tone make your own joints from Da Paper Source.

Spook / February 11, 2008 11:31 AM


Hey Navin, I guess Frankiec
just answer to your question when you asked what Frankiec meant when he commented on the released Tinley park suspects sketch drawing with "Big surprise".

Excellent! I think Chicagoist needs a skin head too provide real leadership to the few wanna bees out there.

taj / February 11, 2008 11:41 AM

generally try to ignore it..but how do you avoid the incredible red/pink isle at walgreens??
probably go out with single gal pals...we're hoping all the single men we'll be out comiserating with each other...at some good beer joint, like hopleaf or map room..;)

newly single / February 11, 2008 12:14 PM

Wearing black...

And generally ignoring all the annoying things that come along with V-day and the people that need a day of gifts to celebrate their love.

No, I am not bitter or unhappy, i just really don't like V-Day!!

spence / February 11, 2008 12:38 PM

I use to think of Valentines day was a joke as well, but then a read a column, blog, something (I actually can't remember) and it basically said that the if you look past the commercialization, it really is a great holiday because it focuses on the love between people. And to me, that idea is a much more sincere and authentic reason to celebrate than any other holiday that comes to mind. I've been with the Ms. for 3 years and we love each other, but I'd say only a couple times a year, is there time actually planned where that is the focus. 95% of the time, it's "I love you" in passing. Ideally, everyone would make it the focus of everyday, and to the folks saying they don't need a V-day, that they recognize each other's love everyday, etc, I admire that, but my guess is that the other 99% of the population is more like me. To those people who think V-day is about couples only, you're wrong. It's what you make it. Give your mom or dad, family, friends, a call. Or don't.

gerbera / February 11, 2008 12:46 PM

probably attempt to do some homework. the s.o. will probably get home from work or the bar at around 10pm. then we'll watch some tv until 12:30 when we retire to the bedroom and he'll awkwardly try to initiate sex while i go thru the motions, all the while thinking of the one i truly love who lives far away. swoon.

miss / February 11, 2008 12:46 PM

I'm going to go out with a weapon and stab all the lovey-dovey people I see. And if they speak in baby talk? They get stabbed twice.

But really... I could care less. If I go out at all, it will be w/ a group of friends. That is, if this stupid bronchitis goes away.

graumach / February 11, 2008 12:52 PM

Looks like I'm gonna swim against the tide of hearts-&-flowers haterisms & VD bah-humbuggery & actually do something "traditional" this year. Meaning: Dinner, and then drinks & dancing FlosstraPROMus style.

And as far as keeping with tradition goes, p's plan is the best I've heard so far, tho'. Especially that first part.

Spook / February 11, 2008 1:04 PM

Opps wrong blog, so sorry about the above post!

Uhm I'm gonna buy a new lap top,( spending my "stimuls" befor it arrives) make art and watch illegally copyrighted movies on the internet.

Iím glade my friends are not into this day, but had it fell on the weekend, that would be a different story

Practice what you preach. / February 11, 2008 1:24 PM

Uhm I'm gonna buy a new lap top,( spending my "stimuls" befor it arrives)...

Feeding the voracious belly of U.S. capitalism like a true patriot, while touting the virtues of socialism and revolution out the other side of his mouth...

Spook / February 11, 2008 1:54 PM

Practice what you preach.

Damn Yo, the revolution cannot be accomplished with out some technology, don't you think?

And art has kept many a revolutionist sane.

Now how are you gonna spend your stimulus for the revolution?

Whateverland / February 11, 2008 2:00 PM

Singles Awareness Day

Practice what you preach. / February 11, 2008 2:01 PM

Now how are you gonna spend your stimulus for the revolution?

On a Weber gas grill. The Resistance must keep up its strength and energy levels.

Mo / February 11, 2008 2:24 PM

Is that verification thing at the bottom new? I totally missed that and was about to ask why my post never showed up!

Anyway, I never do anything. I am perpetually single on V-Day (and most other days), but maybe I'll send a goofy V-day ecard to my girlfriends and family. But the day AFTER V-day, I'll buy a Whitman's Sampler for half-off and chow down. My parents and grandma used to give my sister and me one to split when we were kids, so it's nostalgic. And delicious.

mike-ts / February 11, 2008 2:50 PM

Get drunk and call an ex-girlfriend from many, many years ago.

Actually, nothing. Valentines Day has always been a colossal bore ever since we had to make up those dumb mini-valentines for every member of the class in grade school. Then if you give a girl a Valentine gift, it better be good, not that she expects you to jump that hoop, but she better have something good that compares to what her co-workers or buds got. No one wants his sweetie to look like a chump.

Nothing takes the fun and interest out of reading like being forced to read a book and getting tested on it, and nothing takes the zip-zip-bing out of a romantic gift like having it have to compete with everyone else's on a day of the year.

Spook / February 11, 2008 4:18 PM

Practice what you preach,

Oh you might think that I had a chuckle on that, but real revolutionaries know gas grills are reactionary agents against The Struggle. Get your self
a 50 buck water smoker from Home Depot. Buy woodchips instead of charcoal. Note that you will have more than enough stimlus left to purchase a copy of Franz Fanon's "The Wretched of the Eart" at Myopic Books.

p.s where is Skafiend? Is he missing in action along with Allan?

Spook / February 11, 2008 4:21 PM

p.s

"Get drunk and call an ex-girlfriend from many, many years ago."

This should be a Chicagoist V day award winner!

of course it sounds like some thing Skafiend would do!

Hornita / February 11, 2008 4:27 PM

Getting on a plane and flying to see my boo, then getting my freak on with him as many times as we can until I have to leave.

annie / February 11, 2008 4:39 PM

Well we just celebrated one whole month of marriage so I think we're done with the romantic stuff for a bit. But we are going to have High Tea at the Peninsula on Saturday afternoon (at my request). So I'm happy. I'll probably make him a cake on Thursday or something like that. He tells me that guys call this Steak and Blow Job day....maybe he'll get one of those too.

Mike / February 11, 2008 4:41 PM

My girlfriend and I think its kind of lame to go nuts and do an expensive dinner, etc. We can do that anytime we want, if we save a bit. We'll be going to Pequod's to drink pitchers of Bud Light, eat pizza and chill. Why not?

lolo / February 11, 2008 7:54 PM

"Valentines Day...boooooo!!! If I can't be happy, NO ONE can be happy! I'm going to throw rocks at every couple I see!"

Peoplepeoplepeople. Whatever.

Lolo has big plans for Valentines Day. Lolo likes Valentines Day. Why? Because Dr. Kissinger was right--power is the greatest afrodisiac of all.

Leelah / February 11, 2008 8:13 PM

Dinner with a few friends.

I had a few good years in there with Valentine's Day, but I've spent the last five or six of them unhappily single. I don't begrudge the happiness of the coupled, just wish I was one of them!

jennifer / February 11, 2008 8:55 PM

calling/emailing family and friends to spread the love. eating chocolates. writing a paper. the boy will be visiting this weekend, so regardless of what we do, it will be nice to have my valentine about.

I have always loved vday. my grandmother made it really special for us, surprising us with little heart erasers and a small box of chocolate. I second what someone else said above...the day is for the celebration of love in all the relationships that you are in, not just with your s.o.

VAL / February 11, 2008 10:37 PM

I celebrate every year... single or dating. It's almost my second birthday.

VAL DAY!

I plan to do what I want which is either bowling or a movie - I'm not talking a cheesy Valentine's Day movie....ahem... 27 Dresses... I'm talking There Will Be Blood. I mean, that's red too...

I usually don't support Val Day gifts, unless it involves baked goods or multiple orgasms.

reenie / February 12, 2008 12:37 AM

After a long dry spell, I have a bf and plan to enjoy the day to the hilt. I'm taking off work early on Thursday and starting late, if at all, on Friday. (yeah, freelancing!)

We're going to Lookingglass's Hephaestus and then back to his new apt to make dinner. Then we work off dinner with some late night exercise, you dig?

corinna / February 12, 2008 10:10 AM

Wearing my Vagina Monologues t-shirt under my work clothes and amusing myself that no one knows I'm spending all day proclaiming "I LOVE VAGINAS."

m / February 12, 2008 10:28 AM

spence had it right, v-day should be about focusing your love. last v-day my mom had a tumor taken out of her spine and i realized it was the best vday ive had in my seemingly-always-single years. i spent the day with my sister and an aunt and uncle and reflected on a lot of things.

this year it looks as though i will be making a couple of phone calls, taking a bath, and watching any craptastic movie the television has to offer.

for any who have not visited someecards.com, there are some hilarious valentines e-cards that you may want to send to your loved one(s).

nuf said... / February 12, 2008 12:21 PM

unfortunately...
probably sitting at home thinking about my ex doing "three" at a time..

..you can blow now if you want to.....

ask Nuf / February 12, 2008 12:38 PM

Hey nuf!
Can you tell us more about your ex?! :-) She sounds fun.

steven / February 12, 2008 12:52 PM

Since it's the 1st V-day since me and the mrs split up, I'm going to find the power in being single. I'm sure if this keeps up for another few years I will most likely grow tired of this fakest-of-all-holidays, but for now, I could care less. ;)

Hop / February 12, 2008 1:36 PM

I'm going to be spending this VD going to a nice romantic Italian restaurant with my boyfriend. AND HIS PARENTS. (They're visiting until Sunday. VD double date!)

But aside from the fact that they are fantastic so it will ultimately be a fine time anyway, we're going to end the night with friends at FlosstraPromUs. Dancing, sweating, drinking. That's what VD is all about.

Nicole / February 12, 2008 2:56 PM

A guy I'm dating and I are going to Carnivale for dinner and then to Fulton Lounge for an after-dinner drink.

Ask Hop / February 12, 2008 2:57 PM

Hop, after Nuf titillates us with tales of his adventurous ex, sounds like you could tell us about a possible foursome with your boyfriend and his folks. Don't think his dad isn't thinking about that, too. VD Freaky-style!

Kaylee / February 12, 2008 4:23 PM

I'll be maybe - possibly - spending the evening with the guy I've been seeing for the last month before he boards his train for California the next day.

If not, I'll be in my room, reading Dexter or watching some equally messed up/humorous movie.

Highlights of previous Valentine's Days include inadvertently giving $20 and two freshly baked cookies to save Lake Michigan, having a rousing night of phone sex with a man who would eventually break up with me in a voicemail, and making my first boyfriend burst into tears.

Really, I would love to have a so-called normal Valentine's Day, but instead I'll be berating myself for getting too into this guy/not being worth it once again.
....or something much less angsty.

[I must say that I find it sweetly ironic that VD is the abbreviation for two things that I really would rather not exist... and then I must thank the heavens that I only have to deal with one.]

Steven / February 12, 2008 4:29 PM

Giving my dog a peanut butter-filled beef hoove wrapped in a red ribbon.

jj / February 12, 2008 4:51 PM

Ice cream followed by Flosstradomus at the Abbey

jen / February 12, 2008 4:55 PM

enjoying 60 degree weather in san francisco. aww, yeah.

Amanda / February 12, 2008 5:05 PM

I plan on having a bottle of two-hearted ale (no longer available in Chicago) and celebrating my awesome friends.

Val / February 12, 2008 10:49 PM

@ reenie: Hephaestus is a great pick! Saw it last week and was awe struck! Props to whoever thought of that date idea.

eric / February 13, 2008 9:41 AM

We don't go out to eat much these days so we're treating ourselves with the member card 2-for-1 at Cafe Matou.

mercourier / February 13, 2008 10:58 AM

Me and the husband plan to go out for a good meal at a local cafe and bring along the insanely nice bottle of wine that we never would have bought ourselves, pop that open and enjoy each other's company.

nuf said / February 14, 2008 5:13 PM

I'm female and my ex is a male...
clue "where have all the skafiends gone"

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