Friday, February 16, 2007

Ma Deesse

Valentine's Day was pretty laid back for us this year. I gave Jube a card that said "OOH LA LA!" on it, and he didn't give me anything. I spent the evening writing a paper.

A funny thing happened though... the day before Valentine's, we were teasing each other about the amazing surprises we'd bought. Of course I knew he was only getting a card, but I was hoping for some chocolates or something. When I got back from work that afternoon, there was a phone book lying open on the bed. The page Jube had been consulting was in the "V" section, open to "veterinarians." I thought he might have been thinking about buying me a dog, but that didn't seem plausible.

When I asked him about it, he admitted that he had wanted to buy me something special ever since Christmas vacation. Valentine's had seemed the best day to give it to me, but he hadn't been able to pick it up. He'd spent all morning calling stores to find availability, but there just weren't any!

"What was it?" I demanded.

"Well... I was looking under 'video games,'" he told me. "I saw how much you enjoyed your brother's Nintendo DS, so I wanted to get you one."

The next day I arrived back from work to find that he had biked over 2 hours to Target to get me my little DS. What a nice guy!


Anonymous said...

It's so sweet!

and I love your blog!

Gem said...

Thank you Siri! I'll be sure to tell Jube :)

robin said...

indeed what a nice a guy, and it couldn't have happened to a nicer gal! congrats on being an official franco-american family as well. and soon you'll even have income! how's the job hunting going? rock star? french teacher? 7 11 counter guy? bon chance!
much love to you both.

Jube said...

Well first I need a work permit...and it's taking a little while. However I wonder if a work permit is required to apply for a position as a rock star. I should try that.