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I'll get back to theme days once I find a groove of posting regularly. In the meantime, most of my posts are about some variation of books, bikes, buses, or Broadway. Plus bits about writing, nonprofits, and grief from time to time.

This blog is mostly lighthearted and pretty silly. It's not about the terrible things happening in the world, but please know that I'm not ignoring those things. I just generally don't write about them here.

14 February 2011

It's Valentine's Day!

... which means that excuse to eat chocolate that you've been waiting for since Christmas has finally arrived! Enjoy-- with someone else, if you like.

I'm participating in the Show Me the Love Blogfest, hosted by Stephanie, but before I give you my answers I'm going to show a little love to Mia, one of the most entertaining bloggers on the whole planet (seriously, if you aren't reading her blog, then there is not enough fun in your life), and spread the word about her giveaway. Click on the link and fill out the form by 12 PM GMT on Thursday (that's 6 AM CST, for the time-zone-phobics) to be entered to win books! And drawings! And other fun stuff! Or, don't click and make my odds of winning better. Actually, I'd prefer you do the second one. ;)

And now, my answers to the Show Me the Love Blogfest:

1- What is the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you?
It really is a very cute bear.
Chad and I had only gone on one date when he went out of town for a week (without telling me he was going, btw; I spent a week wondering why he didn't return any of my calls). He came back with a bear, and explained that he saw it in the store, thought it was really cute, and decided that he would keep it until he found the girl he wanted to marry. I knew then that the bear was going to be mine. :)

2- What is your favorite love song?
"All I Ask of You", from Phantom of the Opera. I know, it's unusual, but Chad loves it, too, so sometimes we sing it together. 

3- Do you have a favorite romantic movie or book?

Notting Hill. Unfortunately, my husband does not love this movie as much as I, but he'll still watch it with me from time to time. And he does recognize it when I quote from it, so it's all good.

4- Do you have any romantic plans for Valentine's Day this year?

Homework. Sigh.

5- What's your favorite romantic treat? (candy, chocolate, edible body paint, etc...)

Chocolate-covered strawberries. Chad keeps promising to bring home body paint one of these days, though...


N. R. Williams said...

Happy Valentines Day to you too. I have several awards for you on my blog.

N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Beth said...

Happy Valentine's Day.

Summer Ross said...

lol, Happy V-day and the little bear is so cute. I hear ya on homework!

Francine Howarth said...


A bear love charm! ;) How sweet is that, and it picked you.


Felicity Grace Terry said...

Surely every day is an excuse to eat chocolate.

Such a sweet bear, much more romantic than any body paints and a lot less messy.

Kari Marie said...

Hi! Happy Valentine's Day!

I LOVE Notting Hill. Woopsie Daisies!

Seriously, that bear thing is adorable. When did he finally give it to you?

Su said...

@Nancy: Wow, thanks!

@Beth: Right back at ya.

@Summer: One of my instructors said that Valentine's day is no excuse for not getting homework done. :(

@Francine: It is sweet! He's helping me "read" my comments right now. :)

@Petty: That's a very good point. Two good points actually! :)

@Kari: When he proposed, about four months later.

Stephanie said...

Aww! Cute bear!!! thanks for participating!! :)

Anonymous said...

man you made a great first impression if after one date he bought that bear. Well done!

Su said...

@Stephanie: It was fun-- thanks for hosting!

@Charlie: Guess so. ;) We had already know each other for a while, though, so it's not like we had only just met.

Golden Eagle said...

That bear is so cute!

Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Michelle in a shell said...

Happy Valentines! Ps- Notting Hill IS a great love story :)

www.jolenestockman.com said...

From now on, I will refer to Valentine's Day as the "excuse to eat chocolate that I've been waiting for since Christmas" (...not that I really need one :))

Su said...

@The Eagle: Thanks! If we don't have children soon, we may start to refer to it as our firstborn. :)

@Michelle: Isn't it? And so many great one-liners, too.

@Jolene: I still think it's worth waiting one more day for the Easter chocolate, though; much better quality, imo! ;)

dolorah said...

When you know its right . . .

Happy V-day.


erica and christy said...

Thanks for telling me about the fun stuff going on at Mia's. She IS one of the funnest bloggers! :0) I haven't visited her (or anyone else) in AGES!!!! I LOVE, LOVE Phantom!!! and Notting Hill!!! and I hope you finish your homework early! Christy

Su said...

@Donna: Exactly. :)

@Christy: Sigh... me, neither. I keep thinking, "Okay, this last thing & then I'll read blogs," but there is no last thing. :/

Nicole Zoltack said...

The Phantom holds a special place in my heart!

Su said...

Isn't is brilliant? I love Music of the Night, too, so I had a hard time choosing between the two for the post... it came down to the one that Chad & I can both sing. :)

Andrea said...

Your bear was the first image in Google images for Valentine's Day today. At least for me! :)