I think yesterday may have been one of my best Valentine’s days ever.
Nick came over in the evening. We went to a little Italian restaurant a couple blocks from my place; then I put on something less flamboyant than the glittery blue dress I’d worn to dinner, and we went to a coffee shop for a few hours to talk about a story idea he’s been wrestling with again lately. I was able to make a few suggestions and ask some good questions, which got him thinking in a few new directions and made us both pretty happy.
It was pretty low-key. We exchanged token gifts – he gave me a poster, I gave him some iTunes credit in a humorous card reading “i have no human emotions” that passed through Tumblr the other day. The utter lack of excitement was pretty nice, given our mutual lack of energy.
When he left in the morning, I realized the sun was actually out! So I went for a walk in Ravenna Park for a while. For some reason I found myself walking as silently as possible on the return leg; I’ve never realized just how noisy people are before that.
And now I am downtown after a face zapping appointment. After a sandwich I’m probably going to go chill at Top Pot with my computer for a while and hopefully get some stuff drawn.