Even though my wife is in the hot chick category, she still isn't a big fan of Valentines. Over time she has learned not to expect much and that is my fault. Due to years of Pavlonian conditioning she no longer salivates (looks forward to or expects anything) when the bell is rung (Feb. 14th rolls around and people talk about Valentines). This analogy is not working as I had hoped so I will just move on.
As you can tell from the prior sentence, I'm just a dumb guy. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to Costco after work on Valentines day to get my wife "something nice". If you ever want some good entertainment, just go to a store on Valentines eve and take a video camera and film all the frantic and clueless husbands and boyfriends who are desperately looking for flowers. By this time of day only the most wilted and pathetic looking flowers are left. The roses are long gone and they are now settling for azaleas or anything they can find that resembles a plant. When you return home from Costco with a bag of trail mix for your Valentines gift, you're not going to get anything but warm when you go to bed at night.
This year I actually planned ahead. My wife has not only been burning the candle at both ends but her candle also has multiple wicks coming out all over the middle too. She has been under a lot of stress so I thought I'd get her a vacuum. Just kidding-I haven't seen her relax for more than a few minutes at a time so I decided to get her a spa package. I'm giving her a combo hair cut , steam therapy, and a one hour massage. Hopefully she will be able to relax for a couple hours. Why do I dare list my wife's surprise gift on my blog the day before Valentines? Because she is so busy she hasn't even had time to read any of my posts lately. Hopefully this will be a better Valentines than past years.
Now I just to need to figure out how she's going to deal with my going out with the guys to watch the NBA Dunk Contest on Valentines night.