Whippersnapper: "Valentines is a concept that many men don't understand. First you buy a big box of chocolates that you don't need, then you buy flowers that will last a day or two and after that, you go out to eat somewhere nice. All totalled, about $100. Or, you go out and spend hundreds on a piece of jewelry that she'll like, but will leave you tapped out for Mothers Day, which is coming in a about three months.
North Idaho Valentine gift: a load of firewood to keep warm through February, a few pounds of elk jerky (that will last for months if stored correctly) and a new pair of Sorels she'll appreciate when she has to go out back to bring in more wood."
DFO: Gentlemen, we've heard from the North Idaho God of Love here. If it isn't too late, grab your rifle and ax and head to the woods -- to save Valentine's Day from being lackluster. (HBO is taking for granted that you bought her the Sorrels for a previous Valentine's Day.)