Evil day cometh

8 Feb

That’s right. Feb 14th is almost here.

Soon, I’ll stop getting jewellry flyers with the paper. I’ll stop wondering why I want a diamond so much. Do I really want one? Why do I want one? Sure, they’re pretty and sparkly, but why do I really want one? It’s not like I have a ring to match or something. It’s not like I’m girly.

Yet I still want one of those little suckers.

I’m trying to figure out what to get the Dorf, which is hard. To begin with, I’m making a damn card. I found a cute one today, and nearly bought it until I noticed they wanted 6.50 for it. WTF! He never gets me a card with anything nice and romantic in it, so why in the HELL would I spend money I could use for lunch on something he’ll just forget about.

I mean, 6.50!?!?! For a CARD?


I’m all over the chocolate angle for him-he likes certain kinds, and we’re good that way. But I want to get him something special, and aside from writing him something, I don’t know what. He’s not a jewellry guy, and I don’t really want to buy a CD. I want to do something meaningful.

Which means my ideas are stuff I wish he’d do for me.

Guys are HARD man.

Any thoughts? Clues? Suggestions? (and I did 365 Kisses in a jar one year. He didn’t eat them all)

23 Responses to “Evil day cometh”

  1. notsopregnantintexas February 8, 2007 at 4:39 pm #

    What about permission to forget Valentine’s Day? Too cynical?

  2. Jen February 8, 2007 at 8:51 pm #

    We don’t do V-Day here. Well, Lucy does but C and I do not. Year before last I did adopt a bat for him through Bat Conservation International. I might do that again this year because their magazine rules.


  3. Jennifer February 9, 2007 at 1:33 am #

    We don’t do V-day here. I may make and test a massage bar on him though. I have some yummo scents I picked up in Toronto that I want to test.

  4. liprap February 9, 2007 at 8:30 am #

    We’re gonna do a restaurant thingy at a place we haven’t tried yet. Problem is, it’ll be competing with the passing of a Mardi Gras parade. Can you say, “good luck getting a sitter”?


  5. thordora February 9, 2007 at 8:34 am #

    I know I should be against Valentines Day, but I’ve always liked the idea. I’m girly that way.

  6. feartheseeds February 9, 2007 at 11:12 am #

    Hockey tickets. They must have an AHL team out there somewhere. Oh, and sex. Hockey tickets and sex. And some crispy bacon.

  7. thordora February 9, 2007 at 11:22 am #

    He’s not a big hockey guy.

    ew, bacon. turkey bacon doesn’t crisp up.

    Sex I’m sure I can handle though. πŸ™‚

  8. Eden February 9, 2007 at 12:21 pm #

    According to Hawk, the perfect gift don’t cost a thing πŸ˜‰

  9. feartheseeds February 9, 2007 at 12:23 pm #

    Nothing says Love like fresh underwear straight from the dryer. Yeah… okay… sex, then fresh underwear straight from the dryer, then a smoked meat sandwich, all while (mostly) watching Bob Barker… this is what any sane man would want for Valentine’s Day, but we’re always afraid to ask for.
    Love the new avatar.

  10. thordora February 9, 2007 at 12:35 pm #

    ok, I don’t want to see sex and bob barker in the same sentence ever again.

    And doesn’t it rock! It’s a shirt at Tshirt hell. I WANT it.

  11. J February 9, 2007 at 12:45 pm #

    The whole pro/against v day is funny. My parents make me want to vomit sometimes because me dad always says “me and your mother let each other know how much we love each other EVERY day”

    I’m off the hook this year as Mr P is working away all next week. Our weekend away was kind of our valentine thing but only because we really needed the break.

    The jar full of kisses is a good one.

    I once made vouchers for back-rubs and stuff like that.

    But I’m with you on the not spending money on a card. That’s just a cynical ploy to get people with no imagination to part with their money.

  12. Caitlin February 9, 2007 at 1:56 pm #

    My husband is really hard to surprise, since he enjoys researching whatever it is he’s looking to buy almost more than the receiving part. I don’t know if your husband likes zombies, but I got Clayton the Zombie Survival Guide for Christmas and he really liked it.

    I also hear that Paul might be getting me another recruit for my robot army. So much cooler than diamonds and gadgets that trade features for a coat of pink paint.

    We don’t really do most of our gifting on holidays. We tend to do it when there’s something that one of us would really like, which I find tends to work out better.

  13. Missy February 9, 2007 at 2:30 pm #

    My grampa gave me a box of chocolate covered cherries every year.

    Backgammon for backrubs–one minute for every piece. Hmmm, haven’t done that in a looong time.

    Or, you know, sex.

  14. thordora February 9, 2007 at 4:04 pm #

    Sigh…Caitlin, I wish that mine would get me stuff i like when I say I like it. I do it for him when I can, but without a credit card, it’s hard to order stuff online. 😦

    I need a robot army though.

  15. Caitlin February 9, 2007 at 5:46 pm #

    Well, if you want a book/music that’s on the Barnes and Noble or Borders website and not currently in stock, you can have them order it from the store. That’s what I did before I had a credit card.

    I think my husband gifts the way he does, because an ex of his would literally buy him whatever was on the “So you’re dating a geek and need a present for him” list. Of course, that was about as personal as the “So you’re dating a girl and don’t want to look cheap in front of her friends on Valentine’s Day” lists.

    I wish find the perfect gift for my husband was as easy as it is for Paul. I’ve made Paul’s day if I pick up something at the dollar bin at Target for him.

  16. jkdufair February 9, 2007 at 10:44 pm #

    Get him “The Time Traveler’s Wife” – either the book or the audiobook. It’s a great great romance and he’ll remember how much he loves you and why.

    Oddly, I’m not dreading Valentine’s day. We always celebrated. But I’m kinda looking at it as a day to spoil my kids perhaps.

  17. misspudding February 9, 2007 at 10:54 pm #

    You said no to bacon. How about candied bacon? I’ll find that recipe if you’d like…

    We normally just do dinner. That’s about it.

    I would suggest a cool mix CD if you’ve got the time. That went over really well one year for his birthday.

  18. Barb February 9, 2007 at 11:29 pm #

    I don’t know Dora. I’m stuck too. Bah. Valentines day… I need to get my boyfriend somethign amazing, to show how much he means to me, but material stuff won’t do it for me. For Christmas he made me a teddybear and gave me a glass rose and told me that he’d love me till the rose dies. It broke two weeks ago.

  19. feartheseeds February 10, 2007 at 5:14 pm #

    Books? Teddybears? Books on tape? Whatever happened to 70’s-style lingerie and a livingroom striptease followed by a nice sandwich and an evening watching wrestling? Nothing beats the classics.

  20. thordora February 10, 2007 at 9:05 pm #

    Cake, cookies and a surprise. That’s what I settled on.

  21. Nat February 11, 2007 at 9:05 am #

    I’m not doing anything for V day. And I told hubby to do the same. He knows I hate that holiday. πŸ˜‰

  22. Barb February 11, 2007 at 5:17 pm #

    I think I’m going to make him a steak dinner and cookies. Good call for cookies… I love going to the store and getting Pilsbury cookie dough just so I can eat it… God I loev cookie dough…

  23. thordora February 11, 2007 at 5:21 pm #

    I made cookies from scratch with chocolate carmel chips. YUM.

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