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You gotta have heart … I guess

By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, February 7th, 2007 at 7:03 am in Valentine's Day.

Valentine’s Day used to be simple when I was a kid. You got your mom or girlfriend a heart-shaped box of chocolate candy and that was it.

Today, things have changed. Boy, have they changed.

These are just three of the Valentine’s Day press releases I received this week:

Monkey business at S.F. Zoo: The San Francisco Zoo will offer an enlightening look at the birds and the bees — and perhaps some monkey business — at its annual adults-only Valentine’s Day event. Woo at the Zoo, formerly called the Sex Tour, will be held Saturday (Feb. 10) at 6 p.m.; Sunday (Feb. 11) at noon; and Feb. 13 and 14 at 6 p.m. The 21-and-over event is held in the zoo’s Osher Great Hall. Woo at the Zoo aims to entertain and educate guests with the sexual and mating behavior of animals. Guests will also enjoy Champagne, sushi and a risotto bar. Tickets are $70 and may be purchased by calling 415-753-7236 or online at

Smooch With Your Pooch Dog Valentine Party: February 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Paws and Claws Natural Pet Store, 2023 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland; call 510-336-0105 for details. $10-$20 donation requested for new dog park at Joaquin Miller Park. Contests and prizes for best kissing dog, best love song to a dog, best costume …

This Valentine’s Day, there will be Less Lonely Farmers thanks to launched just over a year ago. It has quickly become THE place for farmers, ranchers and down-to-earth people who relate to the agricultural lifestyle to meet their match. In the last year, membership went from 2,000 to close to 50,000 members. Of course all dating Web sites have their success stories. However, has some very unique ones … right down to a country music singer in New York who found true love with a Canadian pig farmer …

You know, I think I’ll just stick to buying a box of chocolates for my wife.

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2 Responses to “You gotta have heart … I guess”

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