My birthday is this weekend! My wife has something planned all day Saturday and something else planned on Sunday (my actual birthday).
Since we have been together we try to do something special. Hers was the first birthday we celebrated together, back in 1999, and I had some extra money at the time (due to a lot of overtime - sometimes, I miss being paid by the hour!). I planned a trip for us to San Diego and had her best friend and her family meet us at Sea World. The big surprise wasn't the trip - it was that I had scheduled her to do their Dolphin Interaction Program (DIP). However, it is very hard to surprise my wife. She tries to get hints out of you, or else she pumps you for info. Needless to say, it wasn't a surprise, but she loved it. She was in the water with a dolphin and got to touch it, hug it, work with it for about an hour. It was the best hundred bucks I had spent in a while.
So, this weekend is supposed to be pretty cool. She keeps asking me if I know what is going to happen and I don't. I think she wants me to pump her for info, but I want to be surprised. I already know she bought me 'Monster's Inc.' on DVD, and she is mad about it. Thing of it is, she bought it while I was in the store with her and she talked about it with her mom in front of me. I may be a guy, and sometimes I may be a little clueless about things, but I am a very good silent observer. Granted, I am not like 'Monk' on TV, but I have enough IQ points (159) to best Forrest Gump and George W. Bush (I suspect they are one in the same).