I've rarely had a boyfriend during Valentine's Day, but I finally did this year. I must say, it sure made the day much better! The Nicest Guy in the World came over in the afternoon with the DVD of the classic movie "It Happened One Night." It was really good! Then he took me out for a "surprise" dinner (I knew we were going to eat but didn't know where) at my favorite Ethiopian restaurant, where we had only eaten together once back in 2007, when we were just friends. Luckily he never deletes any e-mails, so he still had the e-mail from two years ago with the restaurant name and directions. It was sooooooo delicious! Afterwards we came back to my place and he gave me a great card, Dove milk chocolate hearts, not one but TWO Dove chocolate roses, 24 boxes of Spearmint Tic-Tacs, a box of Sweet-Tarts, and best of all, a mix CD he had made himself of all these great love songs -- and on the cover he'd printed a photo of the two of us! Here are three of my favorite songs on it so far: "If Not For You" by George Harrison (originally by Bob Dylan); "If I Should Fall Behind" by Bruce Springsteen; and "Someone Like You" by Van Morrison.
The funny thing is, one of my gifts to HIM was a mix CD of love songs, and I'd put a few of the same songs on his CD as he'd put on mine! Unfortunately, I have no idea how to burn CDs, so what I actually gave him was the list of songs, the lyrics to each song, and $15 to buy the songs from iTunes. (Nothing like a do-it-yourself Valentine's Day gift.)
His mom even sent along a present for me: a heart-shaped box of Whitman's chocolates -- so sweet! Growing up, I always received a box of Whitman's for Valentine's Day (it was my little tradition to save the chocolate with the little man on it to eat last).
Anyway, it was such a wonderful day, not to mention infinitely better than looking at endless profiles on Match.com or eHarmony of men who would never respond, or who'd e-mail me back and then flake out on me, or meet me for one date and turn out to be weirdos -- which is probably what I otherwise would've been doing on Valentine's Day. ;O
Though I shouldn't say anything too negative about Match.com. That's how the Nicest Guy in the World and I met. :)
Hope you all had a very happy Valentine's Day!!