About four years ago, my wife and I had decided that we wouldn’t give each other anything for Valentines. I was going to be sneaky and draw her something knowing full well she wouldn’t have anything to give me, and I was fine with that. On Valentine’s Day, quite proud of myself, present my darling wife the picture I had drawn for her. She “oohed” and “ahhed” over it like most adults do when their kid comes home with macaroni art. After padding my ego with her kind sounds she smiled and said “I got you something too.” What could she have gotten me? Surely it could NEVER equal my masterpiece. Then, there it was. A note with words that jumped up and screamed “YOU ARE A FOOL! YOU ARE MARRIED TO SOMEONE FAR MORE CONSIDERATE AND LOVING THAN YOU EVER WILL BE!” There, on a little piece of pulp were words that made my jaw drop. “Go buy yourself an iPad.” Now, this was back when there was only the iPad 1 (the 2 was only weeks away from being released) and tablets were magic fueled by pixie dust. The technology was amazing and new….and I was getting one. This Apple Fan Boy was getting one because his wife had saved for months to buy it. But you know what? She does things like this ALL THE TIME! We say no presents and what does she do…she buys me something awesome. She never gets mad that I’m the one who has obeyed the solemn pact we had made and quickly forgive her for breaking our promise.

Now, I know you’re wondering, what are we doing for Valentine’s Day this year? Well, not much since we promised not to do presents this year…



BTW-I’m working on doing this comic in color digitally. Here’s a sample until I can get it finished.

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