I thought about my busy day and smiled, "By that, you must be referring to a valentine's surprise. The answer would be no and I don't anticipate one either. For that, I would need a valentine."
They all gave me sad little smiles and we moved on.
This afternoon, while working through some computer programs, one of the other PhD students walked into my office with a package for my colleague. It was not the typical package from something we ordered.
Me: You got a personally addressed package sent to work?
Colleague: It's for both of us actually.
Me: Really? What is it?
Colleague: H sent us his dissertation
Me: Individual bound copies? There's one for me?
BEST. VALENTINE'S GIFT. EVER.
I'm such a nerd.
Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.