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First time in, well, as long as I can remember. Valentine all alone...and lonely! Tricks to beat the blues? Managed to put my snowshoes at the back of the car and went straight from work for a hike up in the snow, looking at sunset across the lake, a couple of pick-me up yodels and a "pain au chocolat". Next?
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First time in, well, as long as I can remember. Valentine all alone...and lonely! Tricks to beat the blues? Managed to put my snowshoes at the back of the car and went straight from work for a hike up in the snow, looking at sunset across the lake, a couple of pick-me up yodels and a "pain au chocolat". Next?
I doubt that anyone could beat that!
Sounds like the perfect Valentine when you enjoy your own company!
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Old 14.02.2019, 19:03
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Jeeeeze what a treat being home alone on valentines day..

Sure a shag is fine .. But there's nothing like the real thing


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We just got back from the ski service place...the guy vehemently putting my date of birth 10yr younger and signalling he is single, it was hillarious. Just because I fit in a 14yr size of DC jacket. Cmoooonnnnnnn.

Tonight is the night. A pile of ironing, a pile of papers to grade and me.

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I got an Amazon Alexa yesterday. It's just like being married - I make a perfectly reasonable request, and she either doesn't understand, or won't do what I want.
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Feisty Alexa keeps you on your toes?
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I got an Amazon Alexa yesterday. It's just like being married - I make a perfectly reasonable request, and she either doesn't understand, or won't do what I want.
Let's hear the request.
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Let's hear the request.
"Alexa, you make dinner - I'll vacuum now and wash up after."
"Hmn... I don't know that."

"Alexa, play Gilbert and Sullivan."
"I can't find songs by Gilbert and Sullivan"

"Alex, when did the TR-6 change from A to J type overdrives?"
"Hmn... I don't know that."

"Alexa, put that knife down"
"bing bong"

On a more positive note:
"Alexa, do you need more money?"
"Sorry, I don't know that one."
(She's new, so this might just be a ploy.)
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"Alexa, you make dinner - I'll vacuum now and wash up after."
"Hmn... I don't know that."

"Alexa, play Gilbert and Sullivan."
"I can't find songs by Gilbert and Sullivan"

"Alex, when did the TR-6 change from A to J type overdrives?"
"Hmn... I don't know that."

"Alexa, put that knife down"
"bing bong"

On a more positive note:
"Alexa, do you need more money?"
"Sorry, I don't know that one."
(She's new, so this might just be a ploy.)
You need to take her out somewhere exciting.

And remember, it's not the questions you ask, it's how you ask them.
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Old 14.02.2019, 21:19
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You need to take her out somewhere exciting.

And remember, it's not the questions you ask, it's how you ask them.
Perhaps I'll show her my pocket watch collection.
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Why did I misread "Sono Valentine".....
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Perhaps I'll show her my pocket watch collection.
Woooah.. easy does it.

Might be better to start with your collection of monocles. Less fiddly.
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Re: Solo Valentine!

Spent my Valentine organizing an event in the beautiful Alps.
Didn't even have time to think about Valentine's day
Don't know.. I find being very busy and taking care of others takes the edge off.. though roses with a loving thought would be lovely.
I was seriously considering training for "la main tendue".. if you cannot receive love, for whatever reason, why not give time and listen to others?
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Old 15.02.2019, 15:52
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In the end, I ended in a local restaurant, pampered like a king ("Are you on your own tonight?" - "Yes, something unexpected came up" - "Don't worry, we'll all look after you!"). Once I got over the heart-shaped marshmallows and the sad-looking inflatable "Love"balloon, I enjoyed a wonderful meal and, surprise, surprise, two thirds of the couples there looked so bored (angry, annoyed...) in each other's company that I ended being the welcome source of "distraction" for the evening (Watch Shirley Valentine, you'll know what I mean..."No one should be on their own on a day and in a place like this, come and join us..." - "No, no, really, I'm fine, I've got a good book with me..."), every table included me in their conversation.


Cherry on the cake: "YOU YODEL??! COME ON; DO A YODEL FOR US!!
- I can't yodel on an empty glass!
- Garçon, apportez encore un verre de vin pour monsieur!"


Not bad, not bad at all for an evening I was dreading...Did feel a bit lonely (and pissed) afterwards, though.
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Old 15.02.2019, 18:56
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Perhaps I'll show her my pocket watch collection.
You're asking her the wrong questions.

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You're asking her the wrong questions.
I was thinking of asking her if she wanted to go and see The Flying Pickets when they're here in Zürich, but she's probably too young to appreciate them.
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I was thinking of asking her if she wanted to go and see The Flying Pickets when they're here in Zürich, but she's probably too young to appreciate them.
Dear JagWaugh,

I would be very happy to accompany you on your Flying Pickets excursion.
I am sorry that I did not meet your expectations in previous requests.

P.S. Who the f?ck is Flying Pickets?

Yours always,
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P.S. Who the f?ck is Flying Pickets?
Alexa, had you been alive in the '80s you would know this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgDKtLPp46s

(And the Alison Moyet/Yazoo version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIiyT67Sjbg)
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Alexa, had you been alive in the '80s you would know this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgDKtLPp46s

(And the Alison Moyet/Yazoo version:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIiyT67Sjbg)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=p8phGxzUC_Y
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Cherry on the cake: "YOU YODEL??! COME ON; DO A YODEL FOR US!!
- I can't yodel on an empty glass!
- Garçon, apportez encore un verre de vin pour monsieur!"
Exactly what I prepared for our guests ! yodelling, alphorns and folk's music, against the back drop of the gorgeous mountains.

We Swiss loved it as much as they did !

Yodelling has a happiness effect on people.
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