What is Dave wearing today? As it is Valentine’s Day, Dave is dressed in his sexiest, most seductive outfit: jeans and an ill-fitting Alabama polo shirt.
What is making Dave happy today? Dave and the Complimentary Spouse had a romantic Valentine’s Dinner … at a chain restaurant … at 5:30 p.m. … without drinks … because it’s a school night.
What is Dave’s inspirational thought for the day? Dave says you don’t need to go all dressed up and go out for drinks and a fancy dinner on Valentine’s Day if you show your husband how much you love him every day.
Does Dave still hate buying Valentine’s Day cards? Yes, Dave feels excluded when he sees row after row of cards written for and depicting opposite-sex couples. Even the cartoon animals on the cutesy cards are clearly male and female. Boo! Is it too much to ask for a card or two that reflects his relationship?
There was one card that depicted animals that didn’t appear to have any gender:
Dave considered buying this card but eventually put it back on the rack. It would be weird to conflate love with extinction on Valentine’s Day, he thought. “I’ll love you till a giant meteor kills us” doesn’t sound romantic.