Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Troy's Tuesday Tie Trivia # 3 -

Welcome to Troy’s Tuesday Tie Trivia. This feature was inspired by an incredible deal I got on ties at a local indoor flea market.

You can read all about it here.

Because today is Groundhog Day, I originally wanted to do a Groundhog Day themed post, but the closest I could come to a Groundhog tie was a Mickey Mouse tie, and although when it comes to rodents one is the same as another, I thought it was still a pretty big stretch.

So, before we look at a tie, I just want to wish everyone a:

I had all sorts of groundhog trivia all ready too, so I guess I need to find a groundhog tie before next February.

Speaking of February, I do have a couple of different Valentines Day ties, including one of the new ties I just got:

Although it doesn't list an artist, this tie was created by Creative Apparel Group Ltd.

And now for a little bit of Valentines Day Trivia:

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

Consumers will spend an average of $77.43 on Valentine's Day gifts this year.

E-commerce retailers expect to rack up about $650 million in sales of food, candy, flowers, and other Valentine's Day gifts.

Of that amount about $350 million will be for gifts and flowers and another $45 million will be spent on food (including chocolate) and wine.

More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day.

And finally:

In the United States, 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine's Day with their sweethearts.

So, do you have plans yet? What are you going to do?

Being a man, I will probably make some kind of plan on February 13th, then rush out and try to make it happen.

I'm open to suggestions.

I will be linking with these blog parties this week:

Ruby Tuesday
at Work of the Poet

Color Carnival.

Second Time Around Tuesday
at A Picture is Worth 1000 Words



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  2. Maybe we should forego Valentine's and spend the money more wisely. I sure don't need a special give on a certain date to know i am loved. Interesting post and I love the ties. I need to get my son one to wear to Tuesday Mass. :)

  3. Another interesting and informative post! I didn't realize groundhogs got so fat! It's a wonder they can come out of their groundholes : ) My husband and I don't really do Valentine's Day - we know we're loved. B : )

  4. Love the tie...completely forgot it was Groundhog Day...and the trivia, I LOVE trivia.

    My R T is what I'd like to think as the rose from Phantom of the Opera. HERE

  5. That's a nice valentine ties. I am excited for today because it's a groundhog day and a little excited for valentines day too. I might make something sweet (dessert) for that day. ^_^

    My red shoes

  6. Interesting post with the trivia. Holidays must make Hallmark very happy.

  7. No Ground Hog Ties? I'm speechless!
    Have not thought ahead for Valentine's Day. Hubby waits till the last minute, too. That's a man for ya. I'll probably fix him a nice Porterhouse Steak dinner....his favorite!

  8. How adorable and perfect for the Color Carnival! :-)

  9. Valentine's Day is my youngest son's favorite holiday, so I have been making lots of Valentine's cards that will have clues leading him to a special gift. Of course, every meal for the kids will have something heart shaped. I will probably bribe the teenagers to babysit for me so I can take my husband, who will have not made any plans, out to dinner.

    I have given you a blog award: http://premeditatedleftovers.blogspot.com/2010/02/blog-award.html

  10. Cool tie.
    Happy Ground Hog's Day !