Pink Floyd The Final Cut, 1983
For Valentine's Day, Manoj bought me a Kindle, a long lusted-after gadget. I bought a few e-books, including a cheesy romance novel. For him, I bought some nice whiskey and his favorite expensive cheese. Essentially, everyone wins in this scenario.
We are a not a gushy, romantic couple. And I am fine with that - I have had romance and it was nice. Sometimes even sweet. One of my favorite Valentine's Days involved a surprise romantic meal at the now defunct Fifi's Restaurant in Lawrence KS. It involved red roses and wine and whispered sweet-nothings. Truly it was a beautiful, simply lovely Valentine's Day. However, I really do not miss that relationship, without going into too many details, let us just say that it was not healthy for anyone involved.
To be sure, I really prefer what I have now - a relationship that is honest, faithful and solid. Even if it includes geeky gadgets instead of roses.
Tonight, I am going to pick up some pizza and salads from Spin!, a fun bottle of wine and we are going to snuggle in at home with the Team of Chaos. We will probably watch some TV and play Donkey Kong Country Returns as a family.
I would rather be nowhere else.