Hi. My name is Tim. I’m a nerd/geek/awkwardness award winner. Somehow, I have the greatest girlfriend in the world. Because of that, I like to make her smile whenever I can. So I present to you my greatest hits of romanticism.
#3. Random flowers
I don’t have the same opportunities as I used to for surprising Emily with gifts (we live together, and share one car that she has during the day), but I still try my best. One thing that she likes is getting flowers, especially tulips. Especially unexpected tulips. When I’m at the grocery store alone, I’ll stop over in the flower section and pick something up that I think she might like. The latest was a combination of yellow flowers and red flowers. I may be a simpleton, but I seem to make her smile.
#2. Dumb text messages
Emily and I were dating long distance for 5 months before I finally moved out to Colorado. Since she was going to grad school, working with the athletes in the weight room and holding down a part-time job, there wasn’t a lot of time for phone conversations. A lot of our communication was via text throughout the day when we had time. It was far from ideal and troublesome, but it worked for us. Anyway, I had one text that we made fun of for a while. It still occasionally makes it back into our conversations today.
Any way, I knew she had class one night and would have her phone silenced. So I took advantage of this and sent her a message along the following lines: “I love you this much <———…” I then proceeded to send her 5 text messages that were solely comprised of dashes. The final text had the closing greater than symbol so she knew that I was finished. It was a simple, dumb, yet great gift. She laughed at it and later on drew a picture in a letter to me with a stick figure whose arms were stretched out showing me how much she loved me. Clearly, I did something right.
#1. Love Notes
I moved out to Colorado 15 days after Emily’s 24th birthday. About a week before her birthday, she received a box that contained 15 letters in it and a few other packages. The first letter gave her the instructions that she was to open one letter a day and follow any instructions within it. While she was upset that she couldn’t open everything, it made the two weeks leading up to my arrival a little easier to handle.
I made themes for each one of the paragraph length letters. The letters would make references to the other gifts, which were an air sealed container with a sweatshirt of mine covered in the cologne of mine that she likes, a box of her some of her favorite candy, and three books. It was one of the smoothest things I’ve ever done before. But to be honest, the list of smooth things attached to my name isn’t very long.
What does this have to do with Giftovus?
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