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Sexy Nerd, the Valentine's Day Ninja

This morning, I was startled awake by the sound of Pica and Biscuit barking. They bark at everyone, including us, but at just after 7am, I should have been home alone. Sexy Nerd would have been at work for almost an hour by then and our dogs normally sleep until I get up.

Panic? You betcha!

I bolted out of bed and double checked that the bedroom door was locked (because, you know, those little twisty doorknob locks would really slow someone down.)

I heard the garage door open, then close, and the dogs were silent.

For a moment, I wondered if maybe it had been Sexy Nerd. Could he have gone into work late because he was setting up some grand Valentine's Day surprise? Today is our 10th Valentine's Day together, after all. Based on previous Valentine's Days though (unromantic Valentine's Day here and here), it seemed unlikely.

I crept cautiously down the stairs. Pica and Biscuit were asleep. Nothing looked out of place. I couldn't see any romantic Valentine's Day surprises. Even our chalkboard door was blank (which is just silly. Sexy Nerd, you could have scored so many points by simply drawing a heart on that door!)

Then, I saw this:


Yay for Sexy Nerd! He had actually gone into work late for me. He had left our house, driven to Duke City Donuts (my favorite), and come back to set this up.


Not impressed? He bought me a Samoas donut (which, as a Bay Area girl at heart, I really must insist be called a Caramel DeLite donut). I mentioned this donut to him last weekend after seeing Duke City Donuts featured in Rachael Ray magazine.

He had been paying attention and had remembered!!! (Yes, 3 exclamation marks. This just isn't something men are known for.)


There was also an Oreo donut and one with teensie tiny heart sprinkles.

Can you spot the teensie tiny hearts?

Of course, this means that now I need to think of some sort of a romantic surprise for Sexy Nerd. I did okay on past Valentine's Days (click here to be impressed by my romantic surprise awesomeness), but I hadn't really given Valentine's Day much thought this year. Hmmm, what to do?

Want to hear another "of course"? The 3 Duke City donuts pictured above are loooong gone!