1. Buy me a vacation.
2. Let me pick a vacation, and then buy it for me.
3. Buy my parents a vacation.
4. Buy me a yoga instructor.
5. Buy me an expensive stationary bike.
6. Buy me a couple of famous authors to dine with (simultaneously).
7. Buy me a personal chef.
8. Buy me a vacation.
8 Ways to Impress Me, By Erin Burnett [Men's Health]
(apparently Men's Health is blocked (why?) for some of you. Here's the longer version of the list:)
1. Pack Your Bags
Any guy who can plan a trip to an exotic locale, such as Mongolia, Mozambique, or Papua New Guinea, would impress me.
2. Buy Me a New Atlas and Globe
You could unlock my heart by allowing me to dream up my next trip. I love to travel, and hope to eventually set foot in 100 countries. I have many more to go.
3. Do Something Special for My Parents
Family is important to me, so round-trip business-class tickets to Australia and New Zealand for my parents would earn you big points in my book.
4. Relax Me
Yoga keeps me calm, so I'd be impressed if you thought to send a yoga instructor to my apartment for private sessions.
5. Help Me Work Out
Finding an exercise bike at my door would be great for rainy days when my Raleigh M80 mountain bike and I are stuck indoors.
6. Edify Me
Reading is a passion of mine, so a gathering with a couple of my favorite authors, especially Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel) and Robin McKinley (The Blue Sword) would make for an exceptional evening.
7. Please My Palate
Hiring a personal chef to prepare meals for the few nights a week I am home would be unforgettable.
8. Send Me Packing
A man who recognizes the importance of my time with the girls is a keeper. A long weekend spa getaway for my sisters and me would be perfection.
Tomorrow: the user's guide to laying pipe in Maria Bartiromo.