Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hey guys, tomorrow is Valentine's Day!





Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and as much as I hate the over-commercialization of the day, I know that I would be in big trouble if I failed to make the day special for Linda. Of course her New Year resolution was to lose weight by eliminating candy so I can’t go with the old tried and true heart-shaped box of temptation. If I got her some slinky lingerie she would accuse me of 1) buying something similar for myself, 2) actually wanting what I bought her for myself, or 3) trying to live vicariously through her gifts… and all would be true. She seldom wears jewelry so she would think that would be a waste of money spent. So I usually end up planning a nice romantic dinner out. However, with the onslaught of bitterly cold and snowy weather we are experiencing, she would rather just stay home and be comfortable. Once again I find myself struggling to come up with an appropriate gift for her on cupid’s day. What do you do?

One year I took her to get side-by-side couple’s manicures and pedicures. It was a fun experience and she enjoyed the novelty of it… until I wanted to get matching color on my nails as well. I have given a gift of a professional massage only to find out she really doesn’t enjoy having some stranger rubbing her body. I have never heard of someone NOT liking a massage!

Electronic gifts don’t seem appropriate (no, not that kind that vibrates!). I definitely couldn’t get her something for the house (never give a gift with a cord attached) as I would end up being the one who uses it the most. And flowers make her sneeze so that’s out. And a gift certificate?? She would shoot me!

When she was in college she worked in retail (JC Penney’s) and always joked about the guys who would rush in at the last moment; just before closing on Christmas Eve or late afternoon on February 13th. She could sell them anything at any price and they would buy it, knowing full well that it would most likely be returned. Do any gals actually wear those red teddies with white fluff around the neck?

I certainly don’t want to be one of those guys so I had better come up with something quick. Wish me luck.

12 comments:

suzys Mistress said...

For me it would have to be a romantic dinner out or weekend away. I wouldn't be seen dead in one of those teddy outfits :)

little shaun said...

my Wife loves flowers. It was an easy one for me.

suzys Mistress said...

I got a lovely card and a chocolate bunny - yum!

Iowabev said...

So SM, do you eat the ears on the bunny first?

Iowabev said...

LM, I love flowers, too. But I never receive any. Must be why I garden and grow my own.

Phred said...

Since your wife does not like strangers giving massages, why not take some classes in massage. I bet she would love that!

suzys Mistress said...

I gobbled down the ears first of course!

slut suzy said...

my valentine's gift for Mistress this year was wonderully romantic card and a chocolate rabbit covered in gold foil and with a red ribbon and bell around it's neck... which from Her comments appears to have been quite well received?!

little shaun said...

By the way, where'd you get that great Paris Hilton pic?

Iowabev said...

LS... Isn't that a cute photo of Paris Hilton having her toes painted? I came across that someplace on the web, not sure where. But I loved the suggestiveness of it.

Iowabev said...

LS... Isn't that a cute photo of Paris Hilton having her toes painted? I came across that someplace on the web, not sure where. But I loved the suggestiveness of it.

little shaun said...

There's a clip of Paris getting Her feet kissed by some sorority pledges on youtube somewhere.