Friday, February 12, 2010

Saying I Love You the Techno Way

MOOD STATUS: "Excited". I have the house to myself. FINALLY!

Well, Valentine's Day is coming up soon! And I have...nothing for my hubby.

Hey, I blame the snow!

PS. He can't use that excuse.

Anyway, I'm a simple gal. I don't ask or expect any extravagant tokens of love. I don't even ask for flowers. (Although that would be appreciated, honey) A nice card and a box of...say...chocolate covered pretzels would make me happy. See? Simple gal.


But alas, some of you out there may not be like me. Luckily, last week on the news I saw some really cool gadgets for Valentine's day (thanks to Clayton Morris) that I will now share with you and you can share with your significant other:

1) Say I Love with Music: Buy an Ipod shuffle (they come in so many pretty colors!) and download love songs on it for your honey bunny.

Isn't that sweet?

2) Say I Love You with Books: E-readers are all the rage now. Somewhat. And now those pocket readers are pretty reasonable. Somewhat. So...buy your honey bunny one (they even come in purple and pink and red) and download some romance novels on it!

Brilliant idea!

3)Say I Love You with Pictures: (My hubby actually did this for me as part of my Mother's day gift last year) You can create a personalized book of photos. Hardcover--almost looks like a yearbook. Download your pictures to a site like Snapfish, Shutterfly, or Picaboo and create a very nice keepsake...for your honey bunny.

I love mine!

Personally, I'm hoping for some sushi on Sunday. Maybe a card. I know, shameful being a romance author and all.
My hubby treats me special all year so Valentine's day isn't really that big of a holiday for me.
But again, I'm a simple gal. :)

What about you?
Do any of these tokens of affection interest you?
Are you doing anything special for Valentine's Day?

44 comments:

Terri Tiffany said...

OH I am a romantic but only in watching movies and books. We normally don't do anything but maybe we will splurge and go see Dear John-that would be romantic!

Chicki said...

I'm the romantic in our house. DH doesn't have a romantic bone in his body, so rather than be disappointed and frustrated, I told him a few years back that I don't want to acknowledge V day. No cards, nothing.

Since I'm a gadget girl, any of those would make me smile if we did the gift thing.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Isn't that funny? I think I was more into Valentine's day when I was single. LOL!

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Joanne said...

Hm, being a writer, I'd like to try out one of the e-readers and see what all the rage is. And any time I don't have to cook dinner it's a treat, so dinner out would be a perfect gift. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Tabitha Bird said...

books do it for me. But so do poems or just spending the day with the man I love.

Kristen Painter said...

Valentine's Day is also Hotrod's birthday and I have something very special planned, but it's a big surprise. I'm sure I'll blog about it on Monday.

Laura Pauling said...

Gifts is not one of my love languages. But, some time alone together is always nice. :)

Nisa said...

What sweet ideas. We're not doing anything but spending time together. Time is free (despite the old adage).

Jody Hedlund said...

It's so hard to buy for my hubby too! Thanks for the great ideas!

Diane said...

Hope your husband reads your blog so he know exactly what to buy you. grinning!!!! Have a great weekend!! ;O)

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Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

I would drool over a B&N gift certificate or even some white roses. I'm simple too. Never expect or demand much.

I bought him a Life is good T-shirt and the movie Defiance (very good and only $8 at TJ Maxx).

:D
Out to eat tonight. Here's to hoping you feel loved this Valentines Day.
~ Wendy

Karen Lange said...

Good ideas. You know, I like cards too:)
Blessings,
Karen

Ms Snarky Pants said...

I'm getting my hubby a new wedding ring. (Black Tungsten comfort band with the LOTR writing on it) And a game called The Witcher. I have no idea what that one actually is but it was on his wishlist.

It's not just for valentine's day though. It's also our 11th anniversary sunday.

He's already gotten me something and is very excited about giving it to me. (came from barnes and noble....hmmmmmm.....he had no idea I would immediately recognize the bag when he walked in the house with it. hehehe)

Oh and I'm making a chocolate mousse cake. I say making cause it's still in the process...It's a 2 day process. Oy!

Sarah Forgrave said...

A cheap card with well-thought-out words is all I require. And maybe a date...With a two-year-old in the house, those are few and far between these days.

Bethany Mattingly said...

I don't do anything special for V-Day because I'm usually on the other side of the counter, making flower arrangements and taking orders. :)

Catherine Denton said...

Thanks for the photo idea! I hadn't thought of that.
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Kimberly Franklin said...

Oh, Jennifer, I hadn't even realized that Valentines Day was Sunday until two days ago. I have nothing for my hubby either. : (

And I agree, snow = no excuse! LOL! : )

Diggestive said...

Will cook and watch a chick flick

Shannon O'Donnell said...

My hubby and I are doing the usual - dinner and a movie. :-)

patti said...

Jennifer, this is always such a fun place to hang out!!!

We are actually hosting the soup and salad course of a church Valentine progressive dinner, then Saturday a.m. will bring a chick flick and brunch thingie for some of the ladies in my Bible study who don't really HAVE a sweetie...

Happy Valentine's, Dear One!
Patti

Jen Chandler said...

My husband and I like to do little things for each other all year long. I usually try and surprise him on Valentine's by making him something. One year, I took a tree branch, put it in a terracotta pot filled with florist's foam and tied lines from a poem to every branch. I like unique :)

Happy weekend,
Jen

Bella said...

Will probaby watch a chick flick and eat takeout...no cooking for me, lol.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

So, it just started snowing where I am. The first snow I've seen all winter! I'm happy--finally got snow! :0)

T. Anne said...

I'm hoping for sushi as well. Plus, I bought the notebook (movie to watch with hubby. He's not afraid to cry and once in a while I like to see it ;)

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I there anything better than chocolate covered pretzels? I think not. You've got the crunchy, the salty, all mixed with the chocolatey. Very Yummy stuff. Hope you have a great time on Valentines. I want new perfume and a box of See's nut candies. And...there's no snow on the ground out here so I don't foresee any hinderances.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Aww, all the best to you on Valentine's Day, and a bit of Mardi Gras Mambo to boot.

Jemi Fraser said...

My hubby & I don't usually do much for Valentine's Day - restaurants are nuts, but we usually order in rather than cook.

Linda Lee Foltz said...

I'd have to go with the "I'm a Romantic" group, but, we tend to avoid the crowds on News Years Eve and Valentines Day. Being Rushed or fed food that's mass produced doesn't meet my criteria for a slow romantic meal. So we're staying home and enjoying the evening with friends. There's plenty of other days (363) to be home alone or to go out to dinner.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!

In our home we don't do big on Valentine's Day. I got the girls each a pair of the Olympic mittens and a Valentine kinder egg. For hubby I got a card that opens to Shania Twain's You are the One song belting out and a Valentine Kinder egg too. So simple. So sad. But I prefer to think every day is a day to show my love so Feb. 14th isn't all that big to me.

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