Sunday, February 17, 2008

Isn't It Romantic

I am of the opinion that Valentine's Day is overrated - which doesn't mean we don't celebrate it or that I don't expect some sort of appropriate gift, but the whole getting reservations weeks in advance for an overpriced meal that inevitably includes some sort of potent potable that we will decline and roses that die and chocolates that shouldn't be eaten by the giver or the recipient because of the New Year's diet which this far into February can't be called a diet anymore anyway is just not all that enticing.

Our first Valentine's Day was lovely. We had been dating for all of 2 weeks and Kenny decided at that early stage in our relationship I was worthy of being his Valentine's Day date - but only the day before so our dinner reservation was at 10 pm. But, the restaurant (which was overpriced every day of the year not just Feb. 14th) was very nice, good food, nice ambiance, and the fondue and dancing he planned back at his apartment afterwards was very impressive and romantic. And then we got married. And well, Valentine's Day usually sneaks up on us and sometimes there are plans made, generally not, or gifts exchanged (truthfully, he almost always gets me something), or at least something is said in passing, but for us it's just not a big deal. I could be sappy here and say that every day is Valentine's Day for us and that 4+ years later the Honeymoon is definitely not over and that we don't need a special day to remind ourselves of just how lucky we are - but come on, y'all know that is just not my style.

So this year, with Kenny thousands of miles away Valentine's Day looked in danger of being overlooked once again - luckily cupid intervened and we celebrated in uncharacteristic and probably unparalleled fashion.

The Dashing Date: 2 is always better than 1...


The Restaurant: No need to make reservations, this place is always open and ready to provide a memorable dining experience...



The Maitre D': He has a way of making everyone feel like a regular...

The Entertainment: They took requests...

The After Dinner Surprise: No place for potent potables here...



The Requisite Gift: Isn't my Valentine the best? It's just what I wanted!


Ah, 42 inches of LCD HDTV heaven...Cupid was very good to Kenny this year!


Happy Valentine's Day to me, I don't think future years stand a chance!

7 comments:

Ilene said...

My Valentine's dinner: leftover enchiladas.

I'm not asking for pity, though. The enchiladas were dang good.

Celia Fae said...

Seriously, chuck e cheese? Good for you. And it looks like the place was deserted!

A new tv says love better than anything else. Every time he watches he can think of you.

two forks said...

ooh nice tv! i love your celebration... i laughed on wednesday when christian picked me up from work and said "want to eat at chipotle?" viva valentine's!

Adrianne said...

If Mario knew that Valentine's gifts could include 42" televisions he may be much more inclined to celebrate it !

Tammy said...

Deja Vu on the chuck e cheese photos! I can almost taste the pizza, so familiar in a strange way. I agree, Vals Day is over-rated, but nice to make an excuse to do something fun! Wow, what a gift!!!

Paige said...

I think Valentine's day just became Kenny's favorite holiday ever.

Paige said...

Love the Kenny countdown.

 

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