Monday, February 16, 2009

My Wonderfully Normal Valentine's Night


Well, the weekend is over and I hope that everyone had a very Happy Valentine's Day. For once, just once, I wasn't "Last Minute Lester". There were years when I just picked my wife up from work and walked into three or four "tony" (I always keep it "tony" on Valentine's Day) restaurants only to be told... "I'm sorry sir, we're all booked. You should've called for reservations." We had to hope for a little luck, mixed with divine intervention, to get into a nice spot.

Last year, three days before V-Day, I realized that I hadn't made any reservations so I said, "Forget it. It's too cold to even go out so, I'm going to do something original." I went to Bed, Bath, & Beyond and bought new silverware and plates. Then, I went to the State Store and purchased a bottle of wine. Next, I went to the market and had them to cook some seasoned shrimp and scallops. While I was waiting for that, I purchased some lamb chops, potatoes, and some fresh lettuce and vegetables for a nice salad.

Long story short, when my wife came home, I had the candles lit and a nice meal cooked that included lamb chops, shrimps, scallops, au gratin potatoes, salad, and a bottle of wine chillin' in the refrigerator. I had the remote control in my hand and I hit the CD player which began playing "Just To Be Close To You" by The Commodores... one of her favorite songs. She was surprised, to say the least, and happy. When you calculate it all, I may have spent the same amount of money if we had went out. The night was just as fabulous and better still because it was original. But, that was last year...

This year, I called and made reservations at a nice restaurant like I was supposed to do. (Ahhh, the wonders of Microsoft Outlook and its reminders!) With the reservations made and confirmed days ahead, I was free to get that fresh haircut, get my clothes ready, buy a V-Day card, and gas-up the car for the occasion. As a result, yesterday went off without a hitch. We enjoyed a delicious meal by candle light at a very nice spot, saw a small jazz band, and had a delightful "Clark Gable"-like conversation (I was "Dark Gable").

If you were expecting somebody to take their shoes off, pull out their teeth, or anything else bizarre, you are reading the wrong post. It didn't happen last night and we had a very nice time. I may need some of the money from President Obama's stimulus package to help pay my Visa bill next month, though. (I'm kidding... well, not completely!)

24 comments:

Angel said...

Oh Keith it sounds like a lovely evening!! Well done for making it special for your wife

Angie B. said...

"Dark Gable"-LMAO- Keith you are crazy...lolololol.

Toni said...

Hi Keith, sounds like you and your wife had a very nice night!

Lisa said...

Awwwwwwl that was soo sweet!

Vanessa said...

I thought about you on Valentine's Day...I went on a blind date with this guy who took me to see "Friday
the 13th..." Not my idea of a Valentine's Day date. I thought of you..."This is something that would happen to Keith"-lololololol.

Halo said...

Glad that you and your wife had a nice time...but what you did last year was even better...because you put some "love" into it.

Sunflower said...

You're a sweetheart Keith...That really sounded like a nice night out.

Captain Jack said...

You sound like a real Renaissance Man Keith. Cooking and all...

James Perkins said...

Sounds Like you all had a nice night.

Simon Bastion said...

Well Done, Well Done...Glad you guys had a good time.

Jazzy said...

Sounds good...Good meal, Jazz band.
My kind of night.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Playa-Playa!!!!!lolololol Dark Gable eh-LMAO!

Tate2 said...

I had a nice V-Day too... Me and my date went to a nice seafood spot. Glad you had a nice night also.

Swaggie said...

I had a nice night also...I like that idea of cooking the meal yourself and serving it on new tablewear...I may do that next year.

LMAO @Vanessa- "Friday the 13th" on
Valentine's Day...Gee, I guess that guy won't get a second date.
lolol.

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Political Sean said...

Hey Keith,Just weighing in...Glad to hear you had a great night.

Sexxy Luv said...

glad to hear you and the wifey had a lovely Valentines.

i enjoyed my day as well....i decorated and served dinner for the married couples at the church it was a beautiful evening. :)

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

Awww, that was so sweet...I hope I have a marriage like yours one day.

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

that sounds so nice. i love to go out but i really like home nights too!

Terry said...

There ya go. Gentlemen take notes. This is how you take care of the love of your life.

Rich Fitzgerald said...

Good look Bruh. Real nice and smooth.

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Awww, shucks, look at you all prepared and stuff....hee hee. That's means a lot, I'm quite sure your wife was surprised and pleased :-).

Jillian said...

how thoughtful and wonderful all around..both valentines lol...

Kim said...

You Go Keith! How very thoughtful and beautiful..




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