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    Quote Originally Posted by FN Phat View Post
    Olive Garden is about as good as it gets in my neck of the woods...unless you want to pay well north of $100 for two.
    I understand this is the case some places. Hell, if we want to eat locally without driving at least twenty minutes, some of our best options are Cafe Rio and Olive Garden.

    But Provo has both Gloria's and La Dolce Vita, neither of which will set you back $100 for two, unless you both order an appetizer, both order an entree, both order drinks, and both order dessert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Ah, the folly of youth. When I was in college, I loved any food...Olive garden, chilis, sconecutter, Friar Tucks, I even was known to dine on Sounds Easy Pizza I would even go to those on campus meetings or wedding receptions for the refreshments.

    At least the boyfriend has a good heart, which is the main thing right now. Hopefully, the spirit of Hospitaliano did not extent beyond the meal.
    Well he is from the Bay area...I am going to try and get a last name and have PAC do some investigating for me. He is only 18 and is really looking forward to serving a mission. All good things on the Dad front.

    She said the date was good. The pressure at BYU is intense and they have only been an item for 6 weeks or so. She made a promise to herself no BF for her first semester in college. So they made it official on the first day of winter semester. Promise kept.

    But it appears he was a gentleman throughout the evening and she things I would like him. (Little does she know...if his name isn't Jimmer then I don't like any young man.)

    But she sounds happy, and hasn't asked me for money in the last 3 days. Win win.

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    I'm a day late for Valentine's Day but this piece fromthe Atlantic is pretty interesting:

    Marital Rating Scale from the 1930s

    Read the chart with your spouse. It's fun.

    But even more intriguing (or hilarious) was the earlier work of its founder, George Crane.

    In the 1930s, he went around to a bunch of husbands and said, "Hey husband, what does your wife do that annoys you?" And then he added all those complaints up and created a handy chart that let you rate your spouse against the generic ideal/anti-ideal. That's what you see in the chart above.

    Here's a little more explanation from the American Psychological Association's magazine:

    Although most people who read the test today find it humorous and obviously dated, Crane did attempt to make it scientific. His method was to interview 600 husbands on their wives' positive and negative qualities. Then he listed the 50 demerits and merits that arose most frequently. Crane, did admit to using a personal bias in weighting the items that he thought were most important in marriage.
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    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!!



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    A couple of days ago my wife said "Honey, I need to drive up to Salt Lake City to pick up some things. How about if I swing by the Sundance outlet and pick myself up some jewelry for Valentine's Day?"

    Cha-ching. She is definitely a keeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    A couple of days ago my wife said "Honey, I need to drive up to Salt Lake City to pick up some things. How about if I swing by the Sundance outlet and pick myself up some jewelry for Valentine's Day?"

    Cha-ching. She is definitely a keeper.
    My wife did the same thing, got herself something nice at a great deal. For me, I bought us both tickets to the Mavs/Kings game last night to see Jimmer. Jimmer was disappointing but we did get to see Vince Carter pass up Larry Bird on the NBA's career scoring list.
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    I'm looking forward to seeing "Safe Haven" and the fine acting of Julianne Hough tonight.

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    V-Day Checklist

    * Costco Roses
    * A gift certificate for my wife to get her car detailed
    * A big visa bill for whatever my wife has bought herself

    * A 6:00 am "Happy Valentines Day" text from YOhio

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    V-Day Checklist

    * Costco Roses
    * A gift certificate for my wife to get her car detailed
    * A big visa bill for whatever my wife has bought herself

    * A 6:00 am "Happy Valentines Day" text from YOhio
    You forgot the chocolate covered strawberries at the 'Co!
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    You forgot the chocolate covered strawberries at the 'Co!
    Ha. I did forget about those. I ordered some from Shari's berries, I'm curious if they are as good as advertised.

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    Happy Valentines Day Baby!
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    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    Today is the 40th Valentine's Day I've spent with Mrs. PAC. It occurs to me that never in those 40 years has she ever complained about the lack or quality of a gift (and that includes Christmases and birthdays). Quoth Jim Harbaugh: Who's got it better than me? Nobody.

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    Maybe I'm turning into a sap, but this caused some sniffles (happy ones).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Today is the 40th Valentine's Day I've spent with Mrs. PAC. It occurs to me that never in those 40 years has she ever complained about the lack or quality of a gift (and that includes Christmases and birthdays). Quoth Jim Harbaugh: Who's got it better than me? Nobody.
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    An oldie but goodie:

    “There is a great deal of difference in believing something still, and believing it again.”
    ― W.H. Auden


    "God made the angels to show His splendour - as He made animals for innocence and plants for their simplicity. But men and women He made to serve Him wittily, in the tangle of their minds."
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    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    That song was the turning point for The Cure. They basically turned into a bunch of saps. Disintegration was aptly named. That was the end for them, their last good album.
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    Is a card enough of V Day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    Is a card enough of V Day?
    we dont even do that. we just do dinner. hooray!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    That song was the turning point for The Cure. They basically turned into a bunch of saps. Disintegration was aptly named. That was the end for them, their last good album.
    I remember discussing this with several alternative music fans at BYU when this came out. We all asked the same question, did they sell out, what is this? Then I acquired "Wish" (the album which contains Friday I'm in Love) and we all learned that no, they didn't. It's good to remember that "Just Like Heaven" was from the album preceding Disintegration (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me), and it's just as "sappy" or even more so than "Friday I'm in Love". Not to take away from "Disintegration", that remains a fantastic piece of work.

    I can live with that song in the context of the whole Wish album, as a stand-a-lone it's over-the-top sappy. Try this for instance:

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfrog View Post
    I remember discussing this with several alternative music fans at BYU when this came out. We all asked the same question, did they sell out, what is this? Then I acquired "Wish" (the album which contains Friday I'm in Love) and we all learned that no, they didn't. It's good to remember that "Just Like Heaven" was from the album preceding Disintegration (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me), and it's just as "sappy" or even more so than "Friday I'm in Love". Not to take away from "Disintegration", that remains a fantastic piece of work.

    I can live with that song in the context of the whole Wish album, as a stand-a-lone it's over-the-top sappy. Try this for instance:

    Cut
    Im familiar with wish. I think part of my disenchantment with the band was all of the Lol Tolhurst stuff. They basically kicked him out of the band after disintegration was done and I always viewed him as one of the main driving forces behind what they were doing. He and Robert Smith were The Cure, at least in my mind.

    Anyhow, no worries if you enjoy post-Disintegration stuff. It isnt my cup of tea but there is still plenty of good music out there for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    Im familiar with wish. I think part of my disenchantment with the band was all of the Lol Tolhurst stuff. They basically kicked him out of the band after disintegration was done and I always viewed him as one of the main driving forces behind what they were doing. He and Robert Smith were The Cure, at least in my mind.

    Anyhow, no worries if you enjoy post-Disintegration stuff. It isnt my cup of tea but there is still plenty of good music out there for everyone.
    From my understanding he didn't have any contribution to Disintegration, unless the Wikipedia page needs updating, "Because Tolhurst was still on the payroll during the recording of Disintegration, he was credited in the album's liner notes as playing "other instruments"; however, it has since been revealed that he contributed nothing to the album in either performance or song writing."

    Disputes in a high profile band is a common meme, band members don't always get along in the long run--many times because of alcohol or drug related issues, similar stories with Depeche Mode, New Order, Gin Blossoms, etc. Getting the full story is always problematic.

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    The savage toddler that I own is really sick today. Valentine's Day will involve taking care of him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    The savage toddler that I own is really sick today. Valentine's Day will involve taking care of him.
    I dunno what you're talking about. I've been taking steamy showers since 4 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    we dont even do that. we just do dinner. hooray!
    That's all you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    The savage toddler that I own is really sick today. Valentine's Day will involve taking care of him.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Funk View Post
    I dunno what you're talking about. I've been taking steamy showers since 4 AM.
    You two kids are sitting the table for a night of romance
    I'm your huckleberry.


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    I'm drove to Vegas today, so I brought my wife flowers yesterday. She thought it was nice. Little did she know that I actually bought her two things (packs?) of flowers, the second being the nice surprise.
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