Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s “Will you design my Valentine?” competition. We had 400 answers to our question, over a hundred comments on our blog post, and several entries to our Flickr pool. While you’re all winners in our book, we unfortunately had to pick just a few from the hundreds of submissions.
Each winner received an extra 100 points for their loving contributions to Answers.
Check out the the sweethearts and sweet tarts below.
Best Answer to the featured question: Without looking it up, why do we celebrate Valentine’s day? And, what are your plans for Valentine’s day?
Without looking it up, I thought it was St. Valentine’s feast day, but I’m not sure why the connection to love.
Valentine’s Day is very very special to me because three years ago on Yahoo! 360 on Valentine’s Day I met the Love of My Life. It was a pretty amazing day for that to happen, and he’s a pretty amazing man. We met in person for the first time a few months later and our relationship has continued to grow stronger since that time. In fact, we’re planning on getting married this year.
This year we had hoped to be able to celebrate our 3rd anniversary together, but unfortunately it was not possible. We’ll probably be celebrating Valentine’s Day a month later with a lovely dinner out, some dancing, and lots of love.
The actual day we’ll be online on YM and talking as much as possible. It’s the way we stay in touch every day that has allowed our love and commitment to stay so strong. We even have online dates, watching a movie or visiting an interesting site together. Most of all we have fun.
My lovely life. — Christy
Special congratulations to ^haPpily\(^.^)/ DiSturbed^ for her winning photo, featured above!
Sweetest love notes and poetry from the blog:
“Roses are red violets are blue yet I am consumed by thoughts of you.” — doodieman
“Love is something that can be unspoken or sweet,
I can be hidden and secret,
Love is a mystery that has no clue,
It is an answer to every riddle,
And it holds the key to what I want most.
Love is something that makes my heart skip a beat,
I know loved you since we first met,
Love is what I want to give to you.” — Minivera
Random bits of humor:
“Roses are red,Violets are blue,
how about you stop letting
the trolls run Answers for you?”– Once Again,Hoof Hearted
Valentines with a little sass:
Since My Valentine Got A Computer
“Since my Valentine got a computer
My love life has taken a hit.
Nothing I say is important
Unless it’s a byte or a bit.
Before she got her new laptop,
Everything was just fine;
Now she says we can’t talk
Unless we both go online.
“But honey,” I said, “I’m attached to you;
Love is what I feel.”
“That keyword isn’t relevant,”
She said, with eyes of steel.
She clicked the keyboard furiously;
The screen was all she could see,
And then to my horror and shame,
She started describing me:
“Your motherboard needs upgrading;
Your OS needs help, too.
And you definitely need a big heatsink
To cool your CPU.”
“Don’t flame me, my sweet,” I pleaded.
“Not on Valentine’s Day.”
“Fix the bugs, and I’ll see,” she said,
While looking at me with dismay.
“What ever you want, my darling;
Whatever you need; you call it.
I’ll upload or download anything,
And then I’ll go install it.”
(Her hostile CD keeps replaying,
And though I don’t want to fight her,
Is this what I want for a Valentine?
I’ve been burned; can I rewrite her?)
“Are you all hard drive now,” I asked
“Is there no software in you?
Don’t you remember the good times?
Let our memories see us through.”
“LOL,” she said to me, chuckling.
“You’re nothing but adware.
“I’ve got four gigs of memory;
I’ve got no problem there.”
“Please, honey, we can save it,” I said.
“Our love means more than that.”
“That’s not in my cache; we’re going to crash,”
She said, as she turned me down flat.
(This woman has really changed;
Do I really want to chase her?
More and more I’m thinking
It might be nice to erase her.)
“Aw, honey, don’t talk like that,” I said.
“Can’t we just plug and play?
I hereby accept default,
And I’m yours, my love, come what may.
My goal is to make you happy;
I want to be your portal,
But your sudden, distant coldness
Would test the strongest mortal.
If we need a brand new interface,
So we can FTP,
I’m your go along, get along guy,
And I want you to stay with me.”
“If you want to get into my favorites,” she said,
And you want to get past my encryption,
If you want to get through my firewall,
Here is my only prescription.”
“First, put up your own Web site,
And e-mail me when it’s done.
I’ll check your page rank with Google,
And tell you if you’re the one.”
My life has become a real trial,
Since my Valentine got a computer.
If I want her to care about me again,
I guess I’ll have to reboot her.
By Joanna Fuchs” — Vanessa
“for those valentine dreaders:
roses are red, violets are blue, love stinks, and so do you” — emogal_999
“What is the point of Valentine’s Day?
It truly makes me shudder.
Couples conversing, too sappy and sweet,
Giving wet kisses to one another.
What is the point of Valentine’s Day?
I think it’s all just a scam.
Wal-Mart sells pink fluff and chocolate hearts
To men who would usually get Spam.
What is the point of Valentine’s Day?
Why do we remember it so?
Nobody died on February 14th.
At least, not that I know!” — Curious
Thanks again to everyone who participated, and we hope you have a fantastic Valentine’s Day! Be sure to check out our latest question and let us know– on Valentine’s Day, can your date count as your gift?
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