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There Are Two Times Men Do Not Understand Women

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Preparing for Valentine’s Day

Last Wednesday was Valentine’s Day. Miraculously, I was able to pull it off again. My wife felt special and said she really enjoys Valentine’s Day because every year I manage to “hit it out of the ballpark.” She said that she can’t wait for next year’s surprise.

I don’t know if I should be glad or worried. You see, every year I try to come up with something unusual. Last year, I organized the men in our “Couples Group” to sing “Unforgettable” and read our Love Cards. The wives loved it and the men scored high that day. I don’t remember what I did the year prior to that but I do remember some of the others:

  • One year I arranged for a traveling choir of women to sing her Love Songs at her place of work where she was the envy of her office mates
  • Another year, when the kids were little, I woke her up in the middle of a chilly night, arranged for a babysitter and we had a warm breakfast of baked potato at a new all-night Wendy’s Hamburger chain
  • Many years in a row before Pandora and Spotify, I would prepare audio CDs of her favorite music
  • One of our very first Valentine’s evenings, we watched a movie dressed in the same shocking red and white collared T-shirts. Everyone was staring so we were so self conscious we ran to the parking lot to escape their chuckles.

Valentine’s Day Painting

The Kiss: Valentines Day Painting
The Kiss by Raoul

Last Wednesday I posted a painting I had done that hangs in our bedroom. The painting was no surprise to her but it was a surprise for everyone else. She got so many likes and teasing from her Facebook (about 100) friends that she came home in very high spirits.

So here I am, post Valentine’s Day, and already fearing the next year. I should be so lucky, huh? I know she will appreciate whatever I give her … at least that’s what she says … but you know women — what they say and what they really mean can be entirely different. It’s “Clint Eastwood (aka Dirty Harry) time”— “Go ahead … make my day!” We all know she really wants me to do something even more special. That bar keeps getting more and more unreachable.

I’m a dead man walking.

So, how was your Valentine’s Day? Did YOU (men) “make her day?” Did YOUR MAN (women) make YOUR day?”

“The one thing we can never get enough of is LOVE. And the one thing we can never give enough of is LOVE.”
—  Henry Miller (Thanks to Nancy of Pasadena who sent this quote)

TGIF people!

February 16, 2018

Two Times

Contributed by Charlie of New Jersey

Two Times cartoon

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  1. TGIF Reader

    March 2, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Mission Accomplished!



  2. TGIF Reader

    March 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    I love the painting! You are the man!
    Thanks Bro. Have a good week.



  3. TGIF Reader

    March 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks you too. Makes for a happy home life.



  4. TGIF Reader

    March 2, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    How romantic!

    That painting is so good. Captures both of your expressions really well.
    You got great talent, Raoul!

    Love psychology and philosophy. Reading this book. Highly recommend. It’s got the best views on what is Happiness, a philosophical take through civilization, cross religious boundaries, then scientifically proven through physiology and psychology. The Best!!!



  5. TGIF Reader

    March 2, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    You are definitely a Romantic. Great photo and that help in understanding women is true. I have learned that wives are to be Loved and never understood. We spent a week in Palm Springs.
    Had dinner in the Purple Room with live music and artsty atmosphere. Took Aquacise Classes and spent time under the palms. and wi Fi wouldn’t work.



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