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The Autobiography of Russell
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Le's early valentine
Le did something very sweet today. When I got here and walked into the room, I found the bed littered with Kisses and chocolate Dove hearts. It was very sweet of him, and I really didn't know what to say or do. I just stood there looking at it, dumbfounded. He also bought a little red Valentine's bear and on the foot it says "Our First Valentine 2005" (I didn't notice that until he pointed it out... it was very thoughtful of him, really). The card that was in front of the bear said some very nice things.

I really don't know what to do. I mean, I can't treat to him to dinner or buy so much as a card in return. Trying to make one would just be cheap, much like me. The most I can do that I can think of is organize his room, and I've already done most of that (not that he wanted it organized in the first place, moron). I can be sweet, I can be needy, I can try to be there for him. It's the most I can do, and that's sad. I'm going to get off now.

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scixual From: scixual Date: February 12th, 2005 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Gifts aren't reciprocal -- they're free. He gave because he wanted to. Trust me on this. If you want to do something for him, knock yourself out -- but don't you dare do it because you think you're obligated.
iceraver From: iceraver Date: February 12th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Hehe. Scix knows me too well.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: February 13th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Too well"? *raises an eyebrow* Should I be concerned about this? xD (just kidding)

zimzat From: zimzat Date: February 13th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know, I know. I wasn't thinking of doing is an obligatory thing. I just... would be nice if I could. I'll have to keep in mind and hopefully something will come up that seems appropriate. Or maybe I have something already, and I just need to finish it. ^^

P.S. Will you be responding to your other comment on how you know when I get in funks? I really am curious what you mean by that.
scixual From: scixual Date: February 13th, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's in my "to reply to" directory, but I'll answer here:

I have noticed that sometimes, you seem surreally critical. And when I notice this and go WTF? I often see in your journal some evidence that things are a little dark for you.

Recent example is the snapshot I posted. Your reply was that it would be a better photo if ....

Nothing WRONG with the reply, it's just a bit odd to get a photo critique on a "look how cute my date is" post. Same sort of thing happened in the early days of our relationship, where you seemed to offer unexpected critique of PDI about every day, to the point where I wondered why you were willing to be associated with somethig you clearly thought of as sub-par.

I don't take it seriously, and I take what you say into consideration -- AND I have come to see it as a sign you might be in a funk.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: February 15th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
As for the picture comment, I normally despise pictures of myself because they look horrid and most of them are mug shots. Recently I realized that if it's at an off angle then the picture looks a lot more friendly. I guess I hadn't given it much thought other than passing the tip on. I didn't think that was or wasn't how you wanted the picture to turn out, or to phrase it so it didn't come across like that.

I didn't think PDI was sub-par back then. I did think it could be better, so I offered my suggestions in hopes of making it better. The saying may go "Don't fix what isn't broken" but it's hard to improve on something if you don't see it better than it already is. Even if I had thought it was sub-par, I had agreed to be the webmaster and do the work. It was my job to make the website like you wanted, even if I didn't see it the same way you did.

I'm sorry for being so critical of things. I expect so much out of myself that it was bound to bleed out and affect other things. I try to realize that other people make mistakes or have alternative views and to just leave it as that.

Erm... >.> *is being hypocritical so shuts up*
scixual From: scixual Date: February 15th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Naw, it's okay. And I do appreciate feedback.

It's just when it comes out of the blue it sometimes seems a bit more negative than it's intent. Imagine walking up to a stranger on the street and saying, "Hey, your shoes don't match."

From: persephone_wynd Date: February 12th, 2005 07:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwwwwww! ^_^

Good news! My bf's planning to take me out to dinner the day after V-day (he has to work 12 hours on V-day itself)! I didn't even have to hint around, he brought it up on his own. Hehe :D
zimzat From: zimzat Date: February 13th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Try to remind him to get reservations, or at least call ahead so the wait isn't long. When my brother, sister, and I went out last night for his birthday, my sister called ahead and once we actually got there we just walked right to our table. :-)

On the other hand, we've had a number of dinners canceled because the wait would be too long (several hours) or they were only taking reservations made at least a day in advance.
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