Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentines Day

Valentines Day is a day cherished and looked forward to by florists, lingerie stores, restaurant owners, jewelers, and hot chicks. For most everyone else it is over rated and for some it is even depressing. I never did get the whole Valentines concept when I was in grade school but since there was candy involved I wasn't going to rock the boat. I just wish I would have gotten good candy instead of rock hard hearts that said "be mine".

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.

11 comments:

Kristina P. said...

What a great husband you are! And I'm not a fan either. And I sort of got mad at my husband last year because he spent our dinner budget on stupid flowers!!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Oh my, you almost had me there! I was so thinking that you finally got it and how much your wife was going to love this Valentines Day and the thought you put into her gift....until the last sentence.

The dog house is right!Happy Valentines day anyway!

Thanks for joining my world! See you in a week!

MikkSolo said...

Dude, you're a total stud!

Kelly said...

Have a great time on Valentines. I have always found that if my husband helps with the laundry that is the best most romantic gift he can give me.

Beckalita said...

Wow! You are a stud! Now if only your wife deserved you. About the dunk contest...yeah...

R Max said...

I'd be totally fine with my husband going out with the guys after the fact. As long as he gets me a Cartier watch for Valentines Day. Yeah, that'd do fine...

Jeanne said...

Chaka, you are a seriously funny guy. Adding you to my (already overloaded) blogroll....

Maui said...

All I know is I went Snowboarding alone on Valentines day and it was awesome!!!! I think my wife did some stuff that day to, I guess I should ask her how her Valentines was.

Omgirl said...

Ah, so that's why my husband came home with some strange flowers this year. I know he went to Costco on his way home from work. Now it all makes sense. Well, he gets a few points for trying, at least. And of course he always gets bonus points for NOT giving me roses. Can you say trite?

Der Grexxie said...

I think you are one the the finest husbands and fathers that I know and your wife must love you beyond measure dunk contests and gifts notwithstanding. It's a language of love issue and any commecial holiday that mandates specific behavior for a calendar event is a surefire way to flirt with disaster and disappointment. All the other days of the year when love and devotion are shown are where you really find the lasting value of love and dedication--it's about being there for the mundane daily grind even more than the over hyped consumer holidays.I hope she enjoys her gift, you are an awesome couple with remarkable children. You both also share an amazing sense of humor.

Beckalita said...

Thanks for the trip to the day spa! It was incredible! I would NEVER do anything like that on my own, and I appreciate that you know that.