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Up Front: Isn't It Romantic?

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  • Emma Hart,

    Oh, God, how long would it take for all that brooding and hair-product to get tired? No sex is that good. Never.

    Oh goody, and excuse to post this:

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4340 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Personally, I think we should celebrate Saint Sebastian's day on the 20th January instead. Instead of giving flowers, we'd all go get pierced.

    Ohhh, that's brilliant.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    I was born in October. They were all conceived in the Southern hemisphere, me in the North. The only thing I can think of is that there really wasn't much to do in NZ in May in those days...

    Maybe early June. Queens Birthday Weekend. Long weekend, cold weather....

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Personally, I think we should celebrate Saint Sebastian's day on the 20th January instead. Instead of giving flowers, we'd all go get pierced.

    Super classy.

    I tip my hat to you, sir.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1550 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    I think we should celebrate Saint Sebastian's day on the 20th January instead. Instead of giving flowers, we'd all go get pierced.

    Nah.

    A darts tournament

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • FletcherB,

    Definitely. And Daniel Craig for sure if we didn't share a last name which I think I would find slightly off-putting.

    Lots of married people find it off-putting too. :)

    West Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 791 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    Emma, this Valentines Day is also my brother's 50th birthday and yet I am not you. And you are not my sister... or are you?

    Not that big of a coincidence, I guess, but still...

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Emma, this Valentines Day is also my brother's 50th birthday and yet I am not you. And you are not my sister... or are you?

    Spooky, possums. I guess, "Stewart", I have no objective way of knowing if you're one of my other brothers or not. You'd know if I were your sister, though. You'd just know. Cause, y'know, this is my name and everything. Honest.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4340 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    It is Jennifer Anniston's 40th today. There will be tears, as I am sure will we learn from the women's weeklies.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • Stewart,

    No need for the quote-marks, Emma, I am Stewart not someone pretending to be me.

    And I agree, I would know if you were my sister.

    Te Ika A Maui - Waitakere… • Since Oct 2008 • 563 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Llewellyn,

    Put me down for Elle MacPherson

    Okay. On Elle's behalf, you're ugly and your mother dresses you funny.

    Hah - Emma, this could have been a sample conversation from a family Sunday roast. Pwned.

    Mt Albert • Since Nov 2006 • 399 posts Report Reply

  • Dinah Dunavan,

    Damn, I've only just caught up with this post. All those chores to do, cakes to bake.

    I just have to add my $3.50 worth (inflation doncha know)

    Hugh Grant for steamy affair but Colin Firth for love and marriage. Hugh is definitely cuter but has that tendency to do it with ho's in public.

    Emma - was that with two of the three guys at the same time? Just checking.

    I got roses one year because boyfriend's mother worked in a florist. And I have been known to make heart shaped pink iced biscuits.

    Love those Mills & Boon covers. But what does "Grace before meat" mean! The mind boggles.

    Donald, the Special Collections Librarian at Otago, has a thing for trashy covers. He used some of his collection in an exhibition a few years back.

    Dunedin • Since Jun 2008 • 171 posts Report Reply

  • Sayana,

    I spent Valentine's Day 2004 seeing David Bowie. It was very romantic in a letting long suppressed teenage fantasies run free kind of way.

    Hey, was that the day it rained as if all the clouds in sky opened at once, it was freezing cold (for February) and he DIDN'T play Space Oddity [mutter, mutter, grumble]?

    If so, we were there too - wonderful concert!

    Since Sep 2008 • 50 posts Report Reply

  • Sayana,

    Best/most romantic thing that ever happened to me on Valentine's Day was being given a slingshot.

    Oh, and, Colin Firth.

    You got a slingshot AND Colin Firth or V Day? Sounds like a good day to me.

    Since Sep 2008 • 50 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    I was at that Bowie show too, wondering why Brooke Fraser got all the good weather. God was on her side, clearly.

    (My unplayed song desire was 'Station to Station', but I can see why he didn't want to get all 10-minute-prog-disco-epic.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3628 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    humiliating leather hot pants

    I have never heard that item rendered unsexier in prose. A triumph, sir.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16495 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    But what does "Grace before meat" mean! The mind boggles.

    Indeed. If the heroine's name is Grace, I'm really disturbed.

    Emma - was that with two of the three guys at the same time? Just checking.

    I shall cough, shift in my seat, and mutter something unintelligible.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4340 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    And how did the third guy feeeel about this turn of events?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16495 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Grace before meat

    A finishing school for girls came to mind, for no particular reason.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16495 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Litterick,

    I cannot but think of the third guy, alone on the street, singing "I, who have nothing."

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    Grace before meat

    The cover shows a woman, presumably Grace, with some guy standing immediately behind her, who is then, presumably, the other referent.
    Otherwise: wot Sacha said.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 874 posts Report Reply

  • Jacob Powell,

    I cannot but think of the third guy, alone on the street, singing "I, who have nothing."

    The thought of an instant invitation to 'come on up' being delivered to only two out of three serenaders seems too cruel...please Emma, tell me it is too cruel.

    Though, two guys leaving their apparently keen friend standing curb side (it was his idea I seem to remember), with merely the obligatory feigned apologetic shoulder shrug and embarrassed eyebrow lift, somehow seems as likely as it does terrible...

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 21 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    I cannot but think of the third guy, alone on the street, singing "I, who have nothing."

    Or, as tears roll down his cheeks, "two out of three ain't bad"...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1550 posts Report Reply

  • Jacob Powell,

    As for Valentine's Day antics, some friends and I - in our younger days - also delivered random gifts to various friends who weren't in relationships and who we believed may appreciate the effort. Why we thought leaving a random array of 'privately acquired' flowers - deposited in a discarded toilet bowl we'd found in an inorganic rubbish collection heap - outside one of the girls parents' house is beyond me now. Clearly it would make sense if you applied the logic of a group of adolescent males.

    Another Valentine's Day gift of note that i delivered to a friend one year was a package containing a raw chicken breast and some ready to eat pumpkin soup. I wonder now if something about this whole 'romance' thing eluded me?

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 21 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Once I saw an interview with Meatloaf (I think it was on IceTV, actually), in which he said that a surprising number of people approached him to tell him that they had 'Two Out of Three Ain't Bad' as their wedding song! He was incredulous: 'have you listened to the LYRICS?'

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3628 posts Report Reply

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