The wife has just informed me that today is Valentines Day.
I seem to have made a strategic blunder and not paid adequate attention to my calender.
Hmmm...creativity may be called for here.
UPDATE: Men need to develop some kind of Early Warning System for days like this. Maybe sirens that go off over loudspeakers set around the town, twenty four hours before the event. That way we knoew that time is running out, or even that such a day is approaching.