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Need Help - Valentine's or Birthday?

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[This post was originally Friends Only.]

I ordered userinfoHusband Guy a gift from Amazon: SSX 3 Soundtrack. He has SSX 3 for the Playstation 2 and loves it, so I thought he might like to have the music tracks too =)

I had it sent to me at work, but I honestly didn't think it would arrive in time for Valentine's Day, so I had it in mind to give it to him for his birthday (in June). Well, Office Manager Lady dropped off a huge box for me just now — it's the CD. My god, they ship CDs in the most gigantasmic boxes. =D

So, now I don't know when to give it to him: Valentine's or Birthday?

I can wait five months without blowing my cover, that's no problem. I got last year's birthday gift for him in March and kept it hidden until June.

We've never done anything for Valentine's anyway and I'm not sure I want to start now. I really don't want to feel like I'm feeding the Retail Stupidity™. I also don't want him to think that he has to do something for me. I've seen so much psychosis about gifts: remembering, forgetting, how big, not enough, timing and all that drama. I hate it and avoid it like the plague.

But there's a certain amount of *SQUEE* in wanting to give him something that I know he'd like and seeing him happy.

Maybe I've answered my own question, but what do you all think?

[Update - February 14, 2004]

I ended up giving it to him for Valentine's. I couldn't bear to make him wait until June. =}

Happy Valentine's, Sweetheart. =)


Feb. 12th, 2004 12:20 pm (UTC)
Give it to him tomorrow. It doesn't have to be for V-day. It can be a just because you're my husband, and I love you kind of present. :)
Feb. 12th, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC)
I'd almost feel worse giving it to him early because it's still so close to the 14th. It would be like I'm hinting at him or something.

I think I'm going to wait until at least the end of February. Thanks =)

Oh, and I'm digging for my wedding day itinerary. I buried it deeper than I thought... but if you want to get started, go:
  1. open up Excel
  2. type "08:00" in cell A1
  3. type "08:30" in cell A2
  4. click on cell A1
  5. right-click on that black square in the lower right hand corner of cell A1
  6. drag down to A35 (or thereabouts)
  7. when you let go, there should be a pop-up menu
  8. choose the "Series" option
  9. in the pop-up dialogue that comes up, click the "Trend" checkbox
  10. click OK
This will fill in the time in half hour blocks from 8am to 1am the following day. You can make it 15 minute intervals as well. Then I would use column B as "Bride & entourage", column C as "Groom & entourage", D as Bride's Family", E as "Groom's Family", F, G, H, etc. for "Assistants". Then block off your ceremony, reception and other appointments (hair, makeup, exterior photography or whatever).


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