Happy Valentine’s Day

valentines day cardHappy Valentine’s day everyone! I could easily have searched Google for some witty poetry to say right after that first greeting. But I suppose, after having gone through decades of Valentine’s days, you’ve probably seen it all.

I am not that much of a reader though, so there just might be some poetry or quote out there that might still surprise me and give me the chills. Do you know that exactly 89.23%* of the population in the whole world is like me in this case? (Please follow the asterisk at the bottom of this post if you want to dig deeper into the details about this statistic).

Here’s one for instance that just might be a challenge for you to understand:

“No one can understand love who has not experienced infatuation. And no one can understand infatuation, no matter how many times he has experienced it.”

Mignon McLaughlin

And I must have been absent back in high school when my literature teacher discussed this line:

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind”

William Shakespeare

I’ve always thought that it’s neither with the eyes, nor the mind, but with the heart. But who can argue with Mr. Shakespeare?

David Letterman has also at one time given some Valentine’s Day tip that’s kind of cruel for the ladies but very economically sound for the guys.

“Break up on February 13th, get back together on the 15th.”

David Letterman

Ok. Enough quotes. Back to earth, and back to a little brain storming regarding what to give my wife for Valentine’s day that wouldn’t burn an irreparable hole in my wallet.

Flowers. Ok, that’s a given. Never have a Valentine’s day passed without me having given flowers to my girlfriend (who is now my wife).

Chocolates. She always appreciates chocolates. But I like most to see the surprise on her face when I give her chocolates spontaneously, for no reason, and without the benefit of a special day.

Dinner. I know there’s always the risk of a difficult search for a restaurant that is not filled to the brim with couples, but somehow we always get through the night with a really satisfactory dinner, though not always in a restaurant we originally planned to go to.

This Valentine’s day, I want to give her a little something she doesn’t usually expect to get. Well, if I suddenly become richer than Bill Gates tomorrow morning, I’d definitely order and have delivered to her, say, a gift-wrapped yellow 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia. That’s after I have a red one delivered to me, of course.

If not, I’d just probably ask someone on the other side of the globe to create a short video message telling her that I love her and have it uploaded on youtube. Fiverr maybe? I’ll just make sure not to let her know that it only cost me a couple of five dollar gigs to have it made.

*89.23%….pssst, actually, I just made this up, off the top of my head.

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