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anyone celebrating Sweetest Day this October 21st?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
yes, next week!<br><br>
so buy your sweetheart a flower and use it as an excuse to dress fancy and go out to eat!
 

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I mentioned it to my fiance when I found out about it. I didn't even know there was a such day, but when I heard about it I figured it's a good excuse to do something fun.<br><br><br><br>
We do a lot of fun and spotaneous things, so sometimes it's difficult to come up with special stuff for Valentine's Day, let alone this "sweetest day" now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Like we had a special weekend last week as a celebration for putting a lot of hard work into our exams, and last night we had a Halloween-ish night.<br><br><br><br>
Any ideas, people? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Me either, till now...<br><br><br><br><br><br><a href="http://pressroom.hallmark.com/sweetest_day.html" target="_blank">http://pressroom.hallmark.com/sweetest_day.html</a>
 

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It's another Hallmark holiday. You know, like Valentine's Day. And Christmas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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So I guess I should buy myself some flowers and take myself out on a date? Or I could take my cats out to dinner. They are my sweeties. I'll buy them meat in the shape of flowers.
 

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Some orchestras have Sweetest Day concerts. Hey, whatever it takes to get a little Brahms and Mozart into ya. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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Sweetest Day goes back before Hallmark if I'm not mistaken?<br><br><br><br>
That said, I won't actually be with my sweetie on October 21, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"> so I'll have to settle for a long, mushy phone call..... or somethin'....
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Thalia</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
So I guess I should buy myself some flowers and take myself out on a date? Or I could take my cats out to dinner. They are my sweeties. I'll buy them meat in the shape of flowers.</div>
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Aww, me too. We'll call them Cow-ers. *snort*
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tofu-N-Sprouts</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Sweetest Day goes back before Hallmark if I'm not mistaken?<br><br><br><br>
That said, I won't actually be with my sweetie on October 21, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"> so I'll have to settle for a long, mushy phone call..... or somethin'....</div>
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It does go back before Hallmark. It was thought up by a group of candy makers as a way to sell more candy. I'd never heard of it before I moved to Michigan.
 

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I thought it was started as a day to comfort the homeless. then they commercialized it and forgot about the homeless.<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetest_Day" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetest_Day</a> yep I'm right.
 

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I'll be at work <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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No thanks. I already celebrated Sweetest Day on Valentine's day.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Blue Plastic Straw</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
It does go back before Hallmark. It was thought up by a group of candy makers as a way to sell more candy. I'd never heard of it before I moved to Michigan.</div>
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Damn, they can't just wait a couple days til Halloween? greedies....
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ElliottsMom</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I thought it was started as a day to comfort the homeless. then they commercialized it and forgot about the homeless.<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetest_Day" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetest_Day</a> yep I'm right.</div>
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Well, sort of. From that page:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">The origin of Sweetest day is frequently attributed to candy company employee Herbert Birch Kingston as an act of philanthropy.[4] However Bill Lubinger, a reporter for The Cleveland Plain Dealer, contends that "...Cleveland's top candy makers concocted the promotion 84 years ago and it stuck, although it never became as widely accepted as hoped."[5] This claim is based on the The Cleveland Plain Dealer October 8, 1921 edition, which chronicles the first Sweetest Day in Cleveland. According to the newspaper it was planned by a committee of 12 confectioners, who distributed 19,500 boxes of candy to newsboys, homeless people, orphans, and others who had fallen on hard times in Cleveland, Ohio[6].</div>
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Regardless, if people want another commercially sanctioned opportunity to show their love by buying stuff, more power to 'em. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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Sweetest Day starts my 10th anniversay year. We have a suite booked for the weekend in Detroit at the Renaissance. Gonna play some Texas Hold'em.
 
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