Monday, February 21, 2011

Start the Week Off on a Romantic Note

It seems like most guys wait until the weekend to do anything romantic. Maybe that’s a leftover from out dating days, or maybe it’s just that we have more time on the weekend. But, you know, every day is a good day to be romantic, especially the days your wife isn’t expecting it.

If there’s a day that would be an un-romantic one, it’d have to be Monday. Everyone looks forwards to Monday so much, having to go back to work, put up with the boss; you know, all that getting back to the grind stuff we do. I’d have to say that if we could measure people’s moods throughout the week, we’d find that Monday is the crabbiest day of the week.

So, let’s do something about the Monday blues. Nobody feels like cooking dinner after working on a Monday, so it seems to me like a good day for carryout. Now, I know that carryout can get a little expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. You can get your carryout from the local pizza parlor, hamburger joint, or your favorite fried chicken house if you want to. Of course, if you want to come up with something a little bit better, there’s nothing wrong with that either.

By the way, make sure you tell your wife that you’ve got dinner under control for the night. You don’t want to walk in with your pizza to find her already cooking; that would kind of ruin the surprise.

You know, food isn’t just about taste; it’s about presentation as well. So, put some candles on the table, fill the wine glasses with your favorite soft drink and serve your hamburgers on the good china tonight. Make sure you lower the lights and put some romantic music on in the background. It may not be a guy wandering between the tables, playing the violin, but some soft music always helps to set the scene.

You’ll probably be able to see the steam come off your wife’s head, watch her shoulders slump a little as she starts to relax, and might even see a smile come to her lips. Enjoy your $9.95 romantic dinner; and afterwards, you might as well take advantage of that music for a little slow dancing.

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