Me: I've figured out what I want for Valentines.
Him: You want something for Valentines?
Me: Yes, I want a programmable thermostat for downstairs.
Him (laughing): Not chocolates or flowers...
Me (talking over the top of him): Not chocolates or any bullshit dead things. Why are you laughing?
Him (still laughing): Because I knew where you were going with that.
It's practical and something I've been thinking about for a while. Why shouldn't I get it now when he wants to do something nice for me, instead of later when we'll have to negotiate about it?