So, I am a pretty practical guy. It drives my fashion (I always wear sensible shoes), my politics and even my romantical side. I understand that lots of things go into driving our economy so I am proud to do my part and participate in the Valentine’s day festivities…but my practical side kicks in too.
Emily and I have been buying small things the past month or so and calling them early Valentine’s day presents (there were some great after-Christmas sales, afterall). Still, being ever-so-slightly brighter than a toaster oven (which I also got in an after-Christmas sale), I knew that I had better have something in hand for the Mrs. come Valentine’s morning. The boy and I went to the local big-box purveyor of Chinese goods and I quickly spotted my prize. You see, Emily has been complaining about having only one small non-stick pan in which to cook my eggs and sausage in the morning.
China-Mart had a super deal on 2 Farberware non-stick pans and their bases were even coated in red enamel…and folks think I don’t speak the language of love! I proudly placed my take on the cashier’s stand and she looked at me funny. I sort of figured she was a bit jealous of the catch my wife had found, but I usually can’t read women very well. Anyhow, we headed home and I hid her present so she would be surprised!
Just like a kid on Christmas morning, I woke early and fetched my gift and woke Emily and presented her with her apron and the new red pans. At that point, things get a little fuzzy. I guess she must have slipped getting out of bed, or maybe she had a nerve twitch, but somehow, the pan handle must have fallen into her hand and as she swung her arm to catch her balance, the pans whacked me in the head. I don’t remember much else except waking up in a hospital bed with IVs stuck in my arms.
So, while my Valentine’s day was somewhat unusual, I am sure Emily liked her new pans and I saved us some cold hard cash by pocketing the pudding cups and packs of crackers that came with my hospital meals…all in all, I’d say it was a pretty good Valentine’s day!
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The Evil Twin and I don’t usually exchange gifts, but he did get me a box of fancy Dove chocolates and a fancy bottle of wine (I buy the box o’ hooch for myself – this one is a real bottle with a real cork!). 🙂
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Hey, if you love your wife get rid of the non-stick pans. That stuff is deadly. Do a bit of surfing and read the bad results. Can’t beat good old cast iron cookware.
ROFL…oh my, you didn’t really give here those did you? To make YOUR eggs in?
I have a friend who got a brand spanking new ironing board for her anniversary…she didn’t iron his clothes till their next anniversary when he gave her some jewelry!
Hope you don’t have to wait a year for your sausage and eggs…although I wouldn’t blame her. Kim
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What, no iron or steam cleaner?? ha!
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Are you going to get her a vacuum cleaner for her birthday?
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I could criticize, but you did better than my dear one. He thought clearing his mess off the dining table was a *heartfelt* gift.
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