It's the Wednesday before Valentine's Day, which means you only have five days to prepare for a night that means nothing to you and, for some reason, a lot for her. Luckily, I'm here with a day-by-day breakdown of what you should be doing.

In The Present: Remember on Day 1 when I suggested you start thinking about gifts? Well today's the day to execute. Mostly because this is the last day you can order from Amazon.com to ensure it gets to you in time. Hopefully you have a good gift in mind, but if not, here's a place you can look for some suggestions.

Keep The Recipe: If your attempt to procure a restaurant reservation was unsuccessful, you may want to go down another, scarier route: the route of the home-cooked meal. Today you should email your mom and ask for recipe ideas. She knows not only your tastes but your skill level. I'm guessing she will suggest something involving chicken and butter.