I told you Russ got clothes-lined. If you were confused, let me explain. Last year Russ thought of little surprises throughout the day for Valentines... and I got him a T-shirt. LAME-O. So this year I really wanted to do something a little more thoughtful, to make sure he knew just how much I loved that he was my Valentine. So, I crept out of bed early in the morning to set up a clothesline with 14 reasons why I am glad Russ is my Valentine.
The clothesline started right as Russ stepped out of our bedroom... it went down the hall... and through the living room. Don't worry, I hung the clothesline high enough wear Russ wouldn't really be clothes-lined, seeing as he was leaving for work in the wee hours of the morning, you know, the time of day when no one is really aware of hidden strings in the hallway.
There were 14 different cards, each containing another "reason." Believe me, there are more than 14.
The clothesline of love ended in the office on our little white chair with a handmade card and a little somethin' for the mister. Top gift? Just some new music for Russ's long drives to Austin (FYI - Iron & Wine's new album, which is appropriately named "Kiss Each Other Clean" is awesome).
And the bigger one? Well, nothing says "I love you" like a 2 terabyte hard drive. At least Russ agrees.
PS. The reason why Russ is wearing a hand-written name tag that says "Ernesto Aguilar" is because we had watched "The Importance of Being Ernest" the night before... so Russ is channeling the Hispanic version of Ernest. Yeah, he's silly.