...I'll bet you spent a fortune on jewelery didn't you?
lol, for those in other countries who don't know, yesterday was Valentine's day. The holiday in which we celebrate our love, devotion etc., to our significant others. However in truth, it (like most holidays in America) is really a celebration of capitalism and a MASSIVE multimedia marketing blitz that has long since destroyed whatever the actual cause for this holiday was years ago...
That media blitz insists that if we don't spend a fortune on triple-priced roses (for this one day only), and a dinner in a fancy restaurant (with rushed and mediocre service as the servers don't want to be working on this, of all holidays), lots of chocolate samplers in the cliched heart shaped boxes, and of course diamond studded jewelry of all descriptions, we're the of scum of the earth.
Yes, we're heartless bastards whom care nothing for the women in our lives. Guys get presents too, but in truth, the average guy looks at Valentine's day thru the distorted lens of 'how much do I have to spend to get laid this time?' Yes, even you hopeless romantics out there ultimately think that as well, don't lie. Love & devotion is best expressed on the day its not all but required by law which is to say, the other 364 of them, but I digress...
Basically its all about the women and making them feel special, because (obviously) we only care about ourselves for other 364 days of the
year...right. Why is it that March 20th doesn't have the same marketing blitz and hype? I
guess that if you have to pay for your steak AND the BJ, then its
really not that much of a holiday now is it? But seriously, many guys
have never heard of it, WTF?
Worse yet, what if you're single? Then Valentine's Day is the most miserable fucking excuse for a fucking holiday that was ever fucking conceived. It's like the world is pointing at you and saying: 'LOSER!' With the sole exception of this year, that's always been my thoughts on Valentine's day.
So, for once I found myself in the oh so rare situation of having to buy presents for Valentine's day.
Candy: check (and no, not the chocolate cliche)
Something Expensive: umm...
Our relationship is a bit new to be dropping a huge chunk of change on a gift. Indeed, it was liable to be more awkward than appreciated. So, I pondered: 'what do most women want on that front? Something small, expensive and gold.'
Luckily for me, my girl finds my mini-gaming interesting, and nothing gets that 'aww...' feeling like making a present yourself, right? Plus, while I don't know what the current price of an ounce of gold is, all of us gamers know that nothing, and I mean NOTHING rises in price faster than a Games Workshop miniature! Plus, she has for years used the online name of Blonde Wolf (or some variation thereof). So checking to see if all the parameters were covered:
Gold: Check (well sorta)
...and so there we have it, I made her a Blonde Wolf. She loved it! Best of all, what I (or rather 'we') did afterwards was just as good, if not better (yes, yes I'll go with 'better' as the in-between-sex, 40k-related pillow talk is such a rare thing in the general sense) than those who spent a fortune after falling for the slogan of 'Every kiss begins with Kay...'