What's your favorite Valentine's Day oblation?
It's getting near the middle of February, a time when those of us who are single bemoan this fact and those of you who aren't are expected to produce an offering to remain that way. So what's your ritual sacrifice of choice? Candy? Jewelry? Flowers? Or do you rail against the commercially imposed standards of society and get your significant other something more out of the ordinary? Ladies, do you often get your gentlemen presents, or is it mostly a one-way street?
Personally, I'm in favor of composing sonnets. It's inexpensive, about as old-school as you can get, and doesn't put money in the pocket of De Beers.
When e'er I see you after lab is done,
You make me wish that zero could divide
If only so our 2 could equal 1,
Such that our theories could be unified,
You move like music set to calculus,
A SIN-curve body makes sin seem divine,
Curves like space-time but oh so sinuous,
That make me wish that I were your COS,
But TAN to this topic, I do feel
Some measure of quantum uncertainty,
What your superposition might reveal,
Should I ask you, what you might say to me,
So 'til I feel that I could stand the shock,
I think I'll leave that cat inside the box.