Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day Reflections

I was talking with my best friend, Brian, while driving around Mesa last weekend, and the subject turned to Valentine's Day. It seems that Valentine's Day can be one of the most awkward holidays for most people. If you're single, it can feel strange to not be romantically involved on a holiday entirely centered around romance. If you're dating or married, it feels like obligatory romance instead of spontaneous and heartfelt romance (plus, stores and restaurants raise prices just for Valentine's!). We came to the conclusion that Valentine's Day can actually ruin romance instead of foster it...unless you have a lot of time, money, and energy to pull off something spectacular.

Thankfully, that wasn't the case today for me and my wife. Katie and I shared a nice dinner that I cooked for us and went out for a romantic movie (Yes, I can cook. And we saw Definitely, Maybe, which is quite cute at times, but feels a little long). And while I didn't pull off anything spectacular, we definitely shared a fun and romantic evening together. I definitely love my wife!


  1. My Valentine's Day:

    6:20 a.m. - Went to work.
    8:30 p.m. - Went home from work.
    9 p.m. - Watched Lost (which was awesome!).
    10:30 p.m. - Sleep.

    In other words, it sucked because I had to stay late at work. Bethany and I have decided to celebrate on Saturday night instead, so I'm looking forward to that. Glad to see that your Val-day was better than mine.

  2. my wife and i ate pizza and mashed potatoes (two of my favorite foods) and watched die hard. its our tradition. and its glorious.