Sunday, 19 February 2012

Belated Valentine's Gifts

Valentine's day was last week. Also happening last week were the crapload of exams, group projects, presentations, and meetings that Theresa and I had to endure.

Needless to say, we barely saw each other let alone had time to do anything.

Oh yeah, so romantic.

Fortunately, we have a week long break right now to catch up and relax. Also due to time constraints and being a poor student I wasn't able to get her much this year.

I managed to grab her a charm that resembles her favorite Team Fortress 2 hat from Fossil. As well as a new computer mouse because her current one is absolute garbage. Now we can properly work together in whatever computer game we chose.

Probably more Team Fortress 2.

I also got her a copy of Bridesmaids because it's the kind of movie I think she'd enjoy. She loves watching movies together and now that I think of it, we have a massive backlog that we still need to get over...

And if you've been paying attention that's only 3 gifts. And if you know anything about me, I love the number 4.

I need a 4th gift.

I however, will.

Usually I like having a food related theme as one of the gifts. I know a lot of you asked why I baked brownies if I don't like them, and if no one in my family likes them. Theresa likes them, that's why I tried to learn how to bake these. I'm considering trying another brownie recipe sometime this week, expand my repertoire.

Taking her out to eat isn't really an option because she considers finer dining to be "overpriced" IF I'm paying. When she's paying, then it's suddenly ok to be eating there. Yeah I know she's looking out for my wallet but a gentleman doesn't let a lady pay, simple as that.

Lastly, I could try and cook for her. Not sure what I'd cook and how I'd be able to do it. Be slightly odd to burst into her house one day unannounced and go "HI DARLING, I'M HERE TO GIVE YOU FOOD POISONING COOK YOU A DELICIOUS MEAL."

Looks legit.

Anyways, I still have time. I'll figure something out. I'll see you guys on Wednesday.

66 comments:

  1. Haha, yeah, I know what that's like. I've been wanting to try cooking for my girlfriend, but I'm not sure how to go about it with her either...

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  2. that's very sweet of you - learning how to bake brownies for her.
    :p

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  3. Belated valentines day to you, too! Hope you enjoy that day! :D

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  4. Make her a good meal, bitches love good meals. Learn the easy but good ones, it's better to know something than nothing.

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  5. Whatever you do, it'll make for a lovely gift. It's the thought that counts, not the lethalness of the food! ;D

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  6. So many presents. Makes my single valentines card look stupid.

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  7. You're actually such a champion boyfriend man, that Team Fortress hat is such a great touch!

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  8. :) Hope you think of something fun that last gift - I take it chocolate isn't innovative enough lol.

    Have a great week - enjoy yourself!

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  9. It's much better if you turn up to her house wearing nothing but an apron. Then I think it counts as two presents.

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  10. Oh snap, Valve should make TF2 toys and start selling them.

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  11. Nah, you won't give her food poisoning! All 3 gifts sound perfect...and I bet the fourth is, too~

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  12. I recommend some movies and cuddling for you and your girlfriend.

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  13. LOL Try NOT to give the poor girl food poisoning. Loved the crocodile picture. Incidentally, I always make my hubby chocolate chip cookies, but I'm late this year, too. Sigh. I also cooked Indian Fry bread for us once, misread the recipe and used Baking Soda instead of Baking Powder. BAD substitution. Don't do that. LOL

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  14. She's one to hold onto, looking out for your wallet is rare..haha

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  15. I love Bridesmaids!! That is such an awesome movie. Good picks :)

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  16. You play computer games together? Very romantic!

    Good luck cooking her food! Remember of course to cook food she loves! (and have a back up dish like a frozen lasagna just in case of a screw up)

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  17. Haha love that cat picture. Bridesmaids is a great idea. Hmmm... how about her favorite candy? I know its cliche for vday, but you got her three unique cool gifts already so you could get away with it...

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  18. 'A gentleman never lets a lady pay'- Chivalry is still alive I see! Thank the Lord.
    How about baking cupcakes or something? They're pretty simples!

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  19. In my experience: Be slightly odd to burst into her house one day unannounced and go "HI DARLING, I'M HERE TO GIVE YOU FOOD POISONING COOK YOU A DELICIOUS MEAL."

    Is actually a bit on the romantic side. Choose a day wisely and all that.

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  20. Glad you survived mid-terms. Well lucky gal to be getting (eventually() 4 presents. Jealous ;-)

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  21. Those Mormons have the kookiest get-ups when they come knocking at your door.

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  22. I want an alligator to guard my front door. Even if it was fake. That would be awesome,

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  23. Lucky for getting a break! And good luck with Theresa!

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  24. A late v-day celebration? I never celebrated v-day so I don't know what to suggest to you. Ask me again when you are talking about z-day, I might just have a few ideas.

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  25. LOL @ the "food poisoning" comment. Ain't that love?

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  26. Aww that is too nice of you! I feel bad letting people pay for me, whether it is a friend, my brother, my parents, or on rare occasion a date so I can relate to Theresa. Sounds like you two had a nice v-day!

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  27. go for the cooking option....always a winner

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  28. Good luck figuring out your fourth gift. I know you'll come up with something good. M brought me lots of delicious chocolates and fudge!

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  29. Speaking from experience, your best bet is to cook for her. Alligator would be preferable. But you have to wrestle it to death in front of her.

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  30. Good luck with finding a fourth gift! Personally, you're a great enough boyfriend for getting her more than one gift!

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  31. I would shat myself if I saw one of those giant lizards anywhere near my house.

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  32. Today I learned toilet paper can be used as machine gun ammunition.

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  33. well somehow u came up with neat ideas, but im single anyway lol

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  34. Looks like you love your girl. Nice.

    Cook her a bigmac, girls love bigmac.

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  35. Hope the presents went down well and that you didn't murder her with delicious cooking!

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  36. "I'm here to give you food poisoning" LOL

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  37. You are such a gentleman... good for you.

    Two notes- love the gator by the door and try making a brownie that has cream cheese mixed in. It's really decadent.

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  38. I'm thinking that the 4th present will fall into your lap somehow. Life sometimes has a way of doing that, and you're due a pleasant surprise, anyway.

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  39. a good mouse makes all the difference, i bet she'll enjoy it

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  40. everything will work if you do it from heart

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  41. me and my girl celebrated a belated Valentine's also..but I didn't get her 4 gifts! ha.

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  42. A chivalrous gentleman allows a lady to pay when she wants to

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  43. Lol too good! :D Hope it went... well? :P

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  44. Good luck finding a 4th gift!

    I hope you have a great week-long break.

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  45. My girlfriend likes the bridesmaid movie.

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  46. Answer the doorbell, see and alligator, I seriosuly hope this doesnt happen to be. It was nice hearding back! +follow

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  47. it seems like everyone has been giving me drugged food lately
    every single one of my valentines gifts had drugs in them
    and nobody told me until after I ate one of theirs
    6 people
    4 of which were weed
    guess the other 2
    yeah
    if you do that, please for the love of god tell them your brownies are medicated in advance

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  48. Such a gentlemen DWei, I hope your exams go well.

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  49. Multiple gifts can sometimes be overkill...

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  50. This is sweet, I'm sure she'll love whatever you do/get for her in the end. Going back to old schools is always a blast from the past, but fun! xxx

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  51. LOL on the "I'm here to give you food poisoning." You could always pick up the nice meal and bring it over for movie night so she can't refuse... tell her the plan is to order pizza. :)

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  52. Haha, nice post, and I know what you mean. Me and my girl were stuck at school all day, but we decided ahead of time to not worry too much about gifts. I have been trying to teach myself guitar, so I tried playing her a song. It sucked so bad, but she liked it. It's always the thought that counts.

    If you want to try cooking, I find it really easy and yummy to make chicken teriyaki. Just get some raw chicken, some bottles of teriyaki sauce, and whatever veggies you like. Then you can either make white rice or order some from a chinese food place. Just boil the chicken in one pot and the veggies cut up in another. Add the sauce, mix it around until the chicken is brown, serve it all over the rice. Amazing dinner.

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  53. ha, i didnt give my girl anyhting :/
    she did say not to get her anything, if she has a problem, its a her problem.

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  54. ah, team fortress, that takes me back... ;)

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  55. lol on the food poisoning. My husband used to cook for me when we were dating. Awww. Hope you're enjoying your time off.

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  56. You gave her your company isnt that enough? Seems like you did plenty for her already!

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  57. Honestly, it's the thought that counts.

    You could just "owe her one" as the fourth gift. I actually really like it when guys do that cause I always really want to do activities that my boyfriend doesn't want to do... This gives me an excuse to have him actually consider my request.

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  58. You should definitely cook for her.

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  59. Great post...cooking is always a winner!

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