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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #550 on: July 12, 2014, 12:09:00 AM »
This happened years ago but I still remember because it was so ridiculous. There were three girls from my high school and the conversation went like this;

P1: love the smell of sheets fresh from the drier!
P2: me too! I love clean sheets!
P1: I love the smell of detergent, I put in twice the suggested amount!
P2: me too, I go through a box every two weeks washing all the kids bedding, so worth it!
P1: yes, unless my house smells like detergent it's not right! I wash the kids sheets every day!
P3: I thought I was the only one, lol, I have to wash the sheets everyday, can't get into bed without fresh sheets!

I was dumbfounded that people could spend half their lives washing sheets and wasting so much money!

Another girl from high school got engaged at the beginning of the year. The ring was well over a carat. I find this particular person fascinating because she works retail and her fiancée is a bartender. She has a Louis Vuitton handbag, wears designer clothes and has an overseas holiday each year. She's always posting pics from expensive bars throughout the city. The interesting thing is that despite being in their thirties she and her fiancée moved back in with her parents this year. When she was in high school she told me she wanted to marry Lachlan Murdoch (son of Rupert), that was her goal in life.

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« Reply #551 on: July 12, 2014, 06:42:14 AM »
If it is appropriate to your new yard, a nice house-warming gift to ask for is a plant (division, cutting, seeds, whatever) from their gardens that will do well in yours.  If they live in the same area, you know their plants will do well in your new yard, and when you look at the plants you will remember the house-warming and think "Person X gave me that plant".  Of course if your friends mostly live in apartments this will not work.

Meanwhile, my husband and I will be closing on our first home soon, and we will be explicitly telling our friends NOT to give us any housewarming gifts.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #552 on: July 12, 2014, 06:50:13 AM »
This happened years ago but I still remember because it was so ridiculous. There were three girls from my high school and the conversation went like this;

P1: love the smell of sheets fresh from the drier!
P2: me too! I love clean sheets!
P1: I love the smell of detergent, I put in twice the suggested amount!
P2: me too, I go through a box every two weeks washing all the kids bedding, so worth it!
P1: yes, unless my house smells like detergent it's not right! I wash the kids sheets every day!
P3: I thought I was the only one, lol, I have to wash the sheets everyday, can't get into bed without fresh sheets!/quote]

I used to work near the Houses of Parliament in London.  I could smell the detergent on the crocodiles of US kids from the other side of four lanes of traffic.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #553 on: July 12, 2014, 07:40:54 AM »
Is that a typo or just slang that I absolutely don't understand?

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« Reply #554 on: July 12, 2014, 08:22:05 AM »
Crocodile:  Chiefly British . a file of people, especially schoolchildren, out for a walk.

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« Reply #555 on: July 12, 2014, 09:36:01 AM »
I'm looking forward to Christmas rolling around again. This thread will blow up.

This past Christmas, everyone was posting pics of their trees decorated. Then everyone begins posting pics of their trees filled with gifts.

One person stood out far from the rest. The couple have one child. Baby's 1st Christmas: over 50 presents clearly visible. The following year: 60+ presents. I'm pretty sure if they didn't have a child, they would still have almost as many gifts, haha. You might be thinking to yourself, "maybe they got all those presents for a super cheap price." Don't worry, the couple made sure to also post pictures of the presents being opened so we could see the enormous amount of money spent on designer items.

I'm looking forward to seeing next years outrageous number, especially because they are expecting baby #2.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #556 on: July 12, 2014, 09:45:10 AM »
Crocodile:  Chiefly British . a file of people, especially schoolchildren, out for a walk.
Ah. I googled it and found nothing.

So I guess you need a critical mass of American children before the detergent smell is exceptionally strong.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #557 on: July 12, 2014, 09:50:04 AM »
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I'm looking forward to Christmas rolling around again. This thread will blow up.

Nothing says happy birthday jesus like cutting down a tree and spending all your $$$ on plastic crap made in china. I know of a family that puts xmas on their CC and then pays it off with their tax return.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #558 on: July 12, 2014, 05:07:23 PM »
This happened years ago but I still remember because it was so ridiculous. There were three girls from my high school and the conversation went like this;

P1: love the smell of sheets fresh from the drier!
P2: me too! I love clean sheets!
P1: I love the smell of detergent, I put in twice the suggested amount!
P2: me too, I go through a box every two weeks washing all the kids bedding, so worth it!
P1: yes, unless my house smells like detergent it's not right! I wash the kids sheets every day!
P3: I thought I was the only one, lol, I have to wash the sheets everyday, can't get into bed without fresh sheets!

I was dumbfounded that people could spend half their lives washing sheets and wasting so much money!

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This was in the Little Things That Make My Day" category today. Funny!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #559 on: July 12, 2014, 09:45:38 PM »
On Facebook:
What's you're favorite frozen dinner?
With misused grammar and four responses in the first hour.

She's a SAHM (just like me). My thoughts, who the hell buys frozen dinners? Dinner happens every night, did you not see this coming? Pull out some of that lasagna from last week. Toss some noodles in boiling water.

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« Reply #560 on: July 13, 2014, 03:31:29 AM »
This happened years ago but I still remember because it was so ridiculous. There were three girls from my high school and the conversation went like this;

P1: love the smell of sheets fresh from the drier!
P2: me too! I love clean sheets!
P1: I love the smell of detergent, I put in twice the suggested amount!
P2: me too, I go through a box every two weeks washing all the kids bedding, so worth it!
P1: yes, unless my house smells like detergent it's not right! I wash the kids sheets every day!
P3: I thought I was the only one, lol, I have to wash the sheets everyday, can't get into bed without fresh sheets!/quote]

I used to work near the Houses of Parliament in London.  I could smell the detergent on the crocodiles of US kids from the other side of four lanes of traffic.

This is in Sydney actually. Which makes it even more ridiculous they're using driers. Even in winter you don't need a drier, my washing dries in about four hours outside. Then again we didn't use a drier in Europe either, I don't think anyone needs a drier, clothes dry in a day inside. Sad thing is growing up I didn't know anyone who had a drier.

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« Reply #561 on: July 13, 2014, 03:34:10 AM »
This happened years ago but I still remember because it was so ridiculous. There were three girls from my high school and the conversation went like this;

P1: love the smell of sheets fresh from the drier!
P2: me too! I love clean sheets!
P1: I love the smell of detergent, I put in twice the suggested amount!
P2: me too, I go through a box every two weeks washing all the kids bedding, so worth it!
P1: yes, unless my house smells like detergent it's not right! I wash the kids sheets every day!
P3: I thought I was the only one, lol, I have to wash the sheets everyday, can't get into bed without fresh sheets!

I was dumbfounded that people could spend half their lives washing sheets and wasting so much money!

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This was in the Little Things That Make My Day" category today. Funny!

I do remember when I was in the states they sold a candle that was supposed to smell like laundry. Candle was expensive obviously, I think it was "Yankee candle company"  I guess if you like the smell it's cheaper than washing your sheets every day :/

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #562 on: July 13, 2014, 03:25:15 PM »
"thanks to everyone who donated to my gofundme for my refrigerator! its a beautiful stainless steel kenmore!"


wot.

Wow, yeah, people are taking this gofundme in ways that we should have seen coming.

I once had a lady ask on another board I frequent to help fund her families 5 week Disney tour, they would make it all about homeschooling and it would include about 20 days of a Disney cruise, Ummmmm those ladies let her have it, the page was taken down really quickly. It's sad because it's a great idea, we all the the freedom to not donate, but really, why are people even asking?

I saw a girl do a gofundme for breast augmentation.

*facepalm*

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« Reply #563 on: July 13, 2014, 06:34:51 PM »
"thanks to everyone who donated to my gofundme for my refrigerator! its a beautiful stainless steel kenmore!"


wot.

Wow, yeah, people are taking this gofundme in ways that we should have seen coming.

I once had a lady ask on another board I frequent to help fund her families 5 week Disney tour, they would make it all about homeschooling and it would include about 20 days of a Disney cruise, Ummmmm those ladies let her have it, the page was taken down really quickly. It's sad because it's a great idea, we all the the freedom to not donate, but really, why are people even asking?

I saw a girl do a gofundme for breast augmentation.

*facepalm*

Did she at least post before and after pictures?
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #564 on: July 14, 2014, 01:23:37 AM »
It's too bad it wasn't a kickstarter, think of all the possible rewards...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #565 on: July 14, 2014, 07:46:07 AM »
I have a relative who constantly complains about being broke.

This person's Facebook timeline is an endless succession of "check ins" at various restaurants.

I think these phenomena are connected.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #566 on: July 14, 2014, 11:59:51 AM »
I have a relative who constantly complains about being broke.

This person's Facebook timeline is an endless succession of "check ins" at various restaurants.

I think these phenomena are connected.
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« Reply #567 on: July 14, 2014, 12:28:51 PM »
I have a relative who constantly complains about being broke.

This person's Facebook timeline is an endless succession of "check ins" at various restaurants.

I think these phenomena are connected.

I would have trouble not taking a bunch of screen grabs of these "check ins" then posting a pic of all them under the next 'Im broke' post.  Might even do the math of 50$/check in * 10 check ins this month = 500$.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #568 on: July 14, 2014, 01:16:41 PM »
I have a relative who constantly complains about being broke.

This person's Facebook timeline is an endless succession of "check ins" at various restaurants.

I think these phenomena are connected.

I would have trouble not taking a bunch of screen grabs of these "check ins" then posting a pic of all them under the next 'Im broke' post.  Might even do the math of 50$/check in * 10 check ins this month = 500$.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #569 on: July 15, 2014, 07:46:16 AM »
I have a relative who constantly complains about being broke.

This person's Facebook timeline is an endless succession of "check ins" at various restaurants.

I think these phenomena are connected.

I would have trouble not taking a bunch of screen grabs of these "check ins" then posting a pic of all them under the next 'Im broke' post.  Might even do the math of 50$/check in * 10 check ins this month = 500$.
You get your logic out of here! How do I give up food? I have to eat!

I agree, clearly Alan doesn't understand the only way for a wholesome delicious home cooked meal is to get it at a finer establishment that advertisies  quality home cooking like Cracker Barrel. lolol

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #570 on: July 15, 2014, 02:35:52 PM »
Through the power of FB, we are friends with the people that purchased our old house.  They have a 2 year old and 1 year old twins.  They just bought a brand new BMW Z4.  For those of you who don't know what this is (I didn't) it's a 2 seater sports car that sells for $50k-$75k. 

The guy works on oil rigs making 200k working 1 month on, 1 month off.  He should be on this site talking about how they are going to FIRE in their 30s but instead they buy so much crap they have credit card debt.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #571 on: July 16, 2014, 10:57:44 AM »
I know, I know, commercialism at its finest, but this struck me as being SO WRONG!!!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #572 on: July 16, 2014, 12:50:53 PM »
Real life is like a parody of real life sometimes...

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« Reply #573 on: July 16, 2014, 12:53:34 PM »
I know, I know, commercialism at its finest, but this struck me as being SO WRONG!!!

A friend of mine recently posted a giant bouquet with the caption "you know you're marrying the right guy when he sends you flowers at work!" >_< Not that sending flowers isn't a sweet gesture, but really? Your entire marriageability comes down to that?

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« Reply #574 on: July 16, 2014, 06:50:50 PM »
I know, I know, commercialism at its finest, but this struck me as being SO WRONG!!!

A friend of mine recently posted a giant bouquet with the caption "you know you're marrying the right guy when he sends you flowers at work!" >_< Not that sending flowers isn't a sweet gesture, but really? Your entire marriageability comes down to that?

Ick

I have had to beg my DH not to send me flowers from the florist, in a nice way, I know he is just being sweet, but I hate how much they cost and would be just as happy with a $10 bouquet of tulips from Meijer.

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« Reply #575 on: July 16, 2014, 07:56:30 PM »
I know, I know, commercialism at its finest, but this struck me as being SO WRONG!!!

A friend of mine recently posted a giant bouquet with the caption "you know you're marrying the right guy when he sends you flowers at work!" >_< Not that sending flowers isn't a sweet gesture, but really? Your entire marriageability comes down to that?
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I've done this for my mother. She LOVES getting flowers at work where all her friends can see (but in a cute way, really). But one year when I was a new mom and living locally, I baked her a birthday cake and coordinated with her aides to bring it in (with baby). Just as conspicuous and waaaay less expensive!
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« Reply #576 on: July 16, 2014, 08:38:18 PM »
I know, I know, commercialism at its finest, but this struck me as being SO WRONG!!!

A friend of mine recently posted a giant bouquet with the caption "you know you're marrying the right guy when he sends you flowers at work!" >_< Not that sending flowers isn't a sweet gesture, but really? Your entire marriageability comes down to that?

Ick

I have had to beg my DH not to send me flowers from the florist, in a nice way, I know he is just being sweet, but I hate how much they cost and would be just as happy with a $10 bouquet of tulips from Meijer.
I told my bf if he feels the need to buy something, I appreciate chocolate since I would buy myself it anyways. And/or he can buy me some gardening supplies and flower seeds. (Technically he did buy everything for me, but with my credit card.) I know he spent waay too much on flowers for our first valentines.
I remember a flower shop that made me angry when they had a sign saying something along the line that flowers will make her forgive you.

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« Reply #577 on: July 16, 2014, 11:30:17 PM »
I know, I know, commercialism at its finest, but this struck me as being SO WRONG!!!

Bahahahaha.

And yet, so many people are going to fall for it.

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« Reply #578 on: July 17, 2014, 09:05:05 PM »
I know, I know, commercialism at its finest, but this struck me as being SO WRONG!!!
Am I reading that right?  Is that a "Forgiveness ring"?  Boy, I'd love to wear a big gaudy ring around the office that screams "my boyfriend is a cheater but he bought me this ring so I forgive him". Not only that, but the design on that ring is clearly a giant vagina.
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« Reply #579 on: July 17, 2014, 09:40:43 PM »
I know, I know, commercialism at its finest, but this struck me as being SO WRONG!!!
Am I reading that right?  Is that a "Forgiveness ring"?  Boy, I'd love to wear a big gaudy ring around the office that screams "my boyfriend is a cheater but he bought me this ring so I forgive him". Not only that, but the design on that ring is clearly a giant vagina.

Good lord, I didn't even notice that, but you are totally right!

Thank the gods my wife and I both believe the 'prove you love me' games that so many people play are BS.  Of course, this is a woman who, when presented with the idea of ER said 'makes sense, let's to it' :)

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« Reply #580 on: July 18, 2014, 05:45:47 PM »
I know, I know, commercialism at its finest, but this struck me as being SO WRONG!!!

A friend of mine recently posted a giant bouquet with the caption "you know you're marrying the right guy when he sends you flowers at work!" >_< Not that sending flowers isn't a sweet gesture, but really? Your entire marriageability comes down to that?

Ick

I have had to beg my DH not to send me flowers from the florist, in a nice way, I know he is just being sweet, but I hate how much they cost and would be just as happy with a $10 bouquet of tulips from Meijer.

If a girl received flowers (like a bouquet, not just a single flower) while I was working with them, I'd immediately wonder what the guy did wrong (terrible first thought, but it's true).
 
When my SO and I first started dating, he left a super pretty flower on the windshield of my car while I was working. The only person who noticed was me, after driving halfway down the street without noticing it, haha.

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« Reply #581 on: July 19, 2014, 06:38:55 AM »
i Bring my wife flowers home from work... they are free wild flowers I pick while on my bike ride lol.
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« Reply #582 on: July 19, 2014, 05:49:31 PM »
i Bring my wife flowers home from work... they are free wild flowers I pick while on my bike ride lol.

That's cute.

Massive collection of red roses = not cute and unoriginal in my book.

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« Reply #583 on: July 19, 2014, 06:17:47 PM »
I know, I know, commercialism at its finest, but this struck me as being SO WRONG!!!

A friend of mine recently posted a giant bouquet with the caption "you know you're marrying the right guy when he sends you flowers at work!" >_< Not that sending flowers isn't a sweet gesture, but really? Your entire marriageability comes down to that?

My husband always knew better than to send me flowers.  I can't look at them without seeing the price-tag and thinking 'this is bullshit'.
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« Reply #584 on: July 21, 2014, 07:41:00 AM »
Come on, people, where's your sense of romance? Nothing says "I love you" like a big bundle of the severed sex organs of a plant.

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« Reply #585 on: July 21, 2014, 09:02:40 AM »
idk, for $10-15 or so every few months, flowers are a really easy way for me to make my SO feel quite loved.

Course, I'm that guy who buys a few of the cheap things and gets a large number of flowers for relatively cheap from the grocery store. :)

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« Reply #586 on: July 21, 2014, 09:10:47 AM »
If a girl received flowers (like a bouquet, not just a single flower) while I was working with them, I'd immediately wonder what the guy did wrong (terrible first thought, but it's true).

Really?  That's sad that you automatically think negative things about people rather than positive.  I generally think: birthday, random I love you, anniversary, etc. when I see other people with them at work.

My husband once got me a huge bouquet of roses at work, a bit after we first started dating and he had to travel to Italy for work with a vacation in Italy afterwards.  It's the only time he's done it, he claims because he knew we were something special and he didn't want me to feel neglected early in on our relationship while he was gone (also said the first I love you at the airport before flying out).  I don't encourage him to buy me flowers (particularly overpriced Valentine's Day flowers!), but I still have that special bouquet dried, saved and displayed at our house 6+ years later. 

For a super awkward moment...I got flowers once at work for my birthday which were unsigned.  Call my then-bf to thank him (since my parents don't do that sort of thing) and discovered it wasn't him.  After a bit of speculation, figured out it must have been an ex from 6 months ago.  We were headed away that weekend, so it was also pretty poor timing on getting them too.

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« Reply #587 on: July 21, 2014, 10:08:48 AM »
i Bring my wife flowers home from work... they are free wild flowers I pick while on my bike ride lol.

That's cute.

Massive collection of red roses = not cute and unoriginal in my book.

Unless you grew them yourself. :)

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« Reply #588 on: July 21, 2014, 10:28:05 AM »
Come on, people, where's your sense of romance? Nothing says "I love you" like a big bundle of the severed sex organs of a plant.

DW has severe flower allergies.

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« Reply #589 on: July 21, 2014, 10:33:16 AM »
Come on, people, where's your sense of romance? Nothing says "I love you" like a big bundle of the severed sex organs of a plant.

DW has severe flower allergies.

If you wanted to sweep her off her feet by surprising her with non-allergenic flowers at some point...you could try to learn how to make origami ones. My first bf gave me a rose that I kept 5 years or so (it got crushed from moving several times and started to fade). Roses are hard though; lilies are probably easier...

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« Reply #590 on: July 21, 2014, 10:36:45 AM »
My friend is a blacksmith, a very talented one and he makes his wife metal flowers for valentines day, they are really beautiful, he has to make vases too though, because they are so heavy they would break most vases or at least never stand up in them :)

My Dh has sent me flowers for special occasions, not when he has been annoying, only for good things.

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« Reply #591 on: July 21, 2014, 11:03:13 AM »
DH gets me potted plants for special occasions. Houseplants, herbs for the garden, etc. He knows that I don't really appreciate getting cut flowers. All I see is dollar signs and waste. They're pretty though, and I can understand why other people like them.

My ex-H always had these huge, tropical bouquets sent to my office. He thought it was more important to impress my co-workers than to give me something that I actually liked. It was a common theme in our relationship.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #592 on: July 21, 2014, 11:21:18 AM »
i Bring my wife flowers home from work... they are free wild flowers I pick while on my bike ride lol.

That's cute.

Massive collection of red roses = not cute and unoriginal in my book.

Unless you grew them yourself. :)

This is the strategy that I went with ;) When I first started dating my wife I found out she loves getting roses. I don't like buying flowers, so our first spring I bought I small rose bush and planted it without telling her about it. A few months later I show up at her house with a huge vase full of fresh roses and a little photo montage of planting and growing them. It worked out great for both of us, since it got me into gardening and she got massive amounts of nearly free roses for several years :)

Sadly, that bush was killed by a massive ice storm 2 winters ago now :( I'll have to plant her more when we buy a house.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #593 on: July 21, 2014, 12:13:41 PM »
i Bring my wife flowers home from work... they are free wild flowers I pick while on my bike ride lol.

That's cute.

Massive collection of red roses = not cute and unoriginal in my book.

Unless you grew them yourself. :)

This is the strategy that I went with ;) When I first started dating my wife I found out she loves getting roses. I don't like buying flowers, so our first spring I bought I small rose bush and planted it without telling her about it. A few months later I show up at her house with a huge vase full of fresh roses and a little photo montage of planting and growing them. It worked out great for both of us, since it got me into gardening and she got massive amounts of nearly free roses for several years :)

Sadly, that bush was killed by a massive ice storm 2 winters ago now :( I'll have to plant her more when we buy a house.

that is freaking adorable!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #594 on: July 21, 2014, 12:41:28 PM »
i Bring my wife flowers home from work... they are free wild flowers I pick while on my bike ride lol.

That's cute.

Massive collection of red roses = not cute and unoriginal in my book.

Unless you grew them yourself. :)

This is the strategy that I went with ;) When I first started dating my wife I found out she loves getting roses. I don't like buying flowers, so our first spring I bought I small rose bush and planted it without telling her about it. A few months later I show up at her house with a huge vase full of fresh roses and a little photo montage of planting and growing them. It worked out great for both of us, since it got me into gardening and she got massive amounts of nearly free roses for several years :)

Sadly, that bush was killed by a massive ice storm 2 winters ago now :( I'll have to plant her more when we buy a house.

that is freaking adorable!

Haha, it's nothing compared to how I proposed ;) Took me three whole months to draw/color the big poster.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #595 on: July 21, 2014, 12:46:48 PM »
On a sports-related message board, someone was trying to track down a fellow enthusiast she used to know, but whose name she had forgotten.  Included in her description of the guy was this:

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he was also "retired" and living off of his investments at 30.

Now why does that word need quotations?

Um, because a non-disabled male under the age of 60 is still presumed by society to be supposed to be working unless they are in prison/mental/drying up/drugged/ loser.

 . . . therefore the key to social acceptance of your financial independence is to get drugged up then dry out for a few cycles until you're old enough to be retired in the eyes of the masses!

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #596 on: July 22, 2014, 12:38:03 AM »
Come on, people, where's your sense of romance? Nothing says "I love you" like a big bundle of the severed sex organs of a plant.

DW has severe flower allergies.

If you wanted to sweep her off her feet by surprising her with non-allergenic flowers at some point...you could try to learn how to make origami ones. My first bf gave me a rose that I kept 5 years or so (it got crushed from moving several times and started to fade). Roses are hard though; lilies are probably easier...

She's easy to please. I just need to make dinner and take care of all the kid-related stuff that evening.  Working 12-16 hour days and being gone for half our marriage makes it easier for me to do something special.  I changed jobs last year and started coming home on time.  It was like a birthday present every day for weeks. Of course I'm gone again this year so we get to repeat the cycle in a few months.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #597 on: July 23, 2014, 08:15:48 AM »
From a college acquaintance who has spent 3 years finding a real job (not Americorps, etc) with his environmental studies degree and just started one this week:

"Submitted my grad school app today!"

In what you ask? Sustainable urban development...and at a private university no less.

*Not that there's anything wrong w/Americorps, but he made it painfully evident he only took those jobs because he couldn't fin something else in his field.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #598 on: July 23, 2014, 10:51:02 AM »
From a "Friend" on FB:

Please help send my daughter (she's maybe 15) to Haiti so she can do missionary work for a week...any donation will help.

I'm all for helping people in need, but you want me to donate money so your daughter can go to Haiti?  Wouldn't my money be better spent donating it directly to an established charity that is already there???

Not my job to pay for someone else's kids life experiences...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #599 on: July 23, 2014, 11:37:34 AM »
My wife was chatting with someone we know discussing hats for kids as we all have young ones.  This lady was complaining that all of the hats fall off of her kids head as they don't really fit well.  Valid issue.   My wife pointed out that there are hats that are adjustable you put them on a they have a draw string to tighten up.   This way they last way longer before being grown out of.  They cost a few bucks more then a walmart bucket hat but we're still talking $15 or $20 and ours have lasted 5 years between the kids.      The lady looked right at her and said "But you don't understand.  I have NO money"  Then took a nice long sip of her $5 starbucks coffee.   Last week they got back from a week of camping.   A month ago people were donating meals to them because they were having a really tough time.

This lady also won't let the kids play outside alone but doesn't like the cold (it's 20C around here lately) so she won't go outside with them so unless it's 25+ the kids are forced to stay inside and drive her nuts...  perhaps the next donation to her should be a fucking sweater.