In starting to get my Valentine's Day shopping squared away, I realized how supremely unfair it is that I'm so worried about showing my boyfriend how much I love him — and yes, I remembered my girlfriends — but what about the first people who loved me? And not to get all cheesy on you, but yes, my parents. Without their loving hearts and hands and access to their old Mac computers and dot matrix printers, I wouldn't be the geek I am today.
So I want to say thank you to them, and do that by letting me teach them something for once. Yes, they taught me everything else, but it's my turn now with technology. Help me nudge them gently toward the future, whether it's iPod accessories (they both each have one), home tech, or practical gadgets — it just has to be so easy a parent could figure it out.
Tag your Valentine's Day geek gear for parents as "Valentines Day Parents" and then come back next week and see if your Geek Gear was chosen!
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