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  • My boyfriend is a major tech geek who eschews paper and writing anything by hand. He uses his Google calendar like a lot folks use their paper Day-timers plus, he can set up and figure out nearly anything related to technology.

    I have a birthday coming up and my boyfriend and I have been having an e-mail conversation today about him buying me an iPad as a gift. My instant response when he first brought it up – albeit in my head – was “That’s too expensive! I can’t let him do that!”

    My actual response to him was “Seriously?? I've never received such an extravagant birthday present before - holy crap, I have absolute friggin tingles!! Just so's ya know, I'd let you play with it and make it all pretty-like for me. OMG, CAN YOU SEE MY SMILE???” Of course, he couldn’t see my smile, we were conversing via e-mail.

    But I bet he knew I was just about floating in my chair, because to others spending $400 on a piece of technology is something I could never justify. Not a chance. And he knows this. So his offering to do that for me for my birthday just made my heart smile.

    But his response nearly knocked me off my feet, and reaffirmed though it wasn’t necessary, one of the biggest reasons I love him so much.

    “Nothing, nay nothing makes me happier than finding ways to bless you.”

    Then being the humorous fellow that he is, he asked, “When’s your birthday again? I forgot.”

    But we both knew he didn’t. It’s on his Google calendar.

    Repeated annually to infinity.
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