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Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)... #23: Valentine’s Day… never again.

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Blog entry by LittleBlackDuck posted 02-16-2021 09:31 AM 940 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Boys and Girls,

We all like to brag about our achievements and sweep our failures under the carpet… well, my carpet has run out of space so I’ve decided to group my failures and mistakes under Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)….

To be fair to any product(s) mentioned, this is not a review per-se, but my impression, be it through bad judgement, misuse or just too much cheap vino.

With all this political correctness nowadays, romance should be dying… but some stalwarts won’t accept that fact.

I have never observed Valentine’s Day in all my life, but this bloody C19 made me soft and I thought I’d give SWMBO a surprise.

After making a number of pussy puzzles for her in the past… here’s a sample,

I got inspired… maybe a cask or two of vino was my wing-man.

I spent quite a bit of time to design, laser cut out of wood (MDF) and polish a personalised Valentines Day present for the missus…


For some reason it was not appreciated and I had to solve it myself… even if I generously made a start with the first two pieces and even personalised it by laminating the solution,

She has always been broad minded, but this tongue-in-cheek gesture seems to have gone down like a lead balloon, especially when her girl-friends received more favourable acclamations.

Jigsaw design I got off Steve Good, silhouettes posed to by several close lady friends… hell, I didn’t spend any money buying Playboy!

The puzzle could have kept me company if I had lights in the dog-house… Had to wait to be let back into the house so I could post this blog.

My mistake was not in forgetting Valentine’s Day but for executing it with a carelessly formulated approach.

Keep safe jocks... and your jocks safe!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD



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robscastle

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#1 posted 02-16-2021 09:47 AM

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 02-16-2021 10:10 AM

Well I hate to disappoint you Ducky but Valentine’s Day should be a year long event for the one you care for and not some one off gester of romantic guilt spurred on by marketing and advertising….

I have bought my best girl flowers every few weeks for the past 43+ years….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 02-16-2021 10:18 AM



Well I hate to disappoint you Ducky but Valentine s Day should be a year long event for the one you care for and not some one off gester of romantic guilt spurred on by marketing and advertising….
- crowie

That’s why I’ve never obserbved Valentine’s Day...

I have bought my best girl flowers every few weeks for the past 43+ years….

- crowie


So have I and the missus keeps objecting.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 02-16-2021 02:45 PM

This is not a flip comment. It’s an actual thing for me.

Over the years I’ve bought my wonderful wife flowers, jewelry (good stuff $$) and other valentine types of things. I always get a “this is so nice”, “That’s so sweet”, or a peck on the cheek.

One day (not on Valentines day) I walked in with a big cup of DD coffee as I was getting one for my self. She reacted like someone would if you’d brought them diamonds. So, I’ve found out that Coffee and kitkat bars are the new gold standard. If I go grocery shopping and she unloads and finds a jumbo kitkat bar, I get that “you thought of me” look out the corner of her eye. Women are such an unusual species.
Go figure….

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 02-16-2021 08:57 PM

stupid idea’s, not the duck! well maybe a few,anyway, yeah you blew it big time.i totally agree with crowie when your guilted into giving a gift what meaning does it have really so i never observe the day myself but i will think of her and get things she likes when i feel like it not when a day tells me too.gave her some flowers before v-day and she loved it.nothing on v-day though.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 02-16-2021 10:13 PM

Lets not get too carried away with the mushie stuff guys.

No mater who we are, who we always think of, loved ones be that they are still with us or passed on, the feelings the same.
Physical things commercialism and all the rest of the financial leeches are always waiting.
But at the end of the day become insignificant, in regards to a smile or nice thought.

If you get a kick out of doing it so be it, if its appreciated by another that’s a bonus.

M are from M and W are from V and it will never change!

refer to #1 above

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 02-16-2021 10:15 PM

Can’t remember exactly, but we had a post event conversation that went something like this…

She, with a sneer: “What on gods earth made you give me a Valentine Day’s present, especially with those figurines on it?”

He, with a smirk: “So I can enjoy watching you enjoying making the jigsaw (she likes jigsaws).”

Conclusion: Back in the dog house.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 02-16-2021 10:27 PM



... Physical things commercialism and all the rest of the financial leeches are always waiting.
But at the end of the day become insignificant, in regards to a smile or nice thought.
- robscastle

Hell rc, give up your delivery job and risk further falls of a truck to make extra shekels… with dulcet tones like that you should be a marriage counselor!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 02-16-2021 10:43 PM



M are from M and W are from V and it will never change!
- robscastle

Guess who’s who?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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