Friday, February 08, 2008

How To Be Romantic

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. ~Judith Viorst, Redbook, 1975

In light of the fact that Valentines Day is right around the corner, I thought I'd share this little tidbit of information from WikiHow:

How To Be Romantic.

I'm told that "A true act of romance requires creativity and sincerity..."

So, I guess that my cooking dinner for my husband every night doesn't mean I love him. Or that his washing my truck means nothing. Neither are particularly creative, though I suppose they are sincere.

Since he and I are apparently unable to come up with anything intereresting or creative, WikiHow comes through again!!

How to Come up with Romantic Ideas.

Thank heavens.

Uh-oh... I may have some problems with number two: Try to avoid sarcasm unless you are BOTH in a joking mood.

Me = Sarcasm


Back to the drawing board. I wonder if there is a WikiHow for how to learn how to be less sarcastic.

Well, I found how to Be Less Whiny, how to Avoid Blushing, and how to Stop Cracking Your Knuckles, but nothing on how to curb my sarcastic tendencies.

I guess you can't find everything on WikiHow.


My sleep schedule is all messed up. Poor puppy still has the runs and gets up every hour or so to go out. Last night: bed at nine, up at ten, up at eleven-thirty, up at one... move to couch. She sleeps better there, and didn't get up again until five!

I wonder if she's getting into my plants and I haven't noticed it...

At least the cat didn't throw up last night. Things are looking up.


Today's random quiz:

Your Power Level is: 61%

You're a very powerful person, and you know that all of your power comes from within.
Keep on doing what you're doing, and you'll reach your goals.

I am SHE-RA... hear that and shake in your shoes...

Why aren't you shaking?


Ceri said...

I'm not shaking because I scored 62%. hehee.

WikiHow? Never heard of it but it sounds like it's worth a look.

Sorry that Dakota is still under the weather. I hope you'll get a good night sleep soon. I miss reading your blog first thing in the morning.

anno said...

Those WikiHow tips on how to be romantic made me feel a little queasy... probably not the intended effect!

I hope Dakota is feeling better soon!

sarita said...

I'm too tired to shake and quake. How about if I promise, She-Ra, to shake after I've had a full nights' sleep? Or even a half nights'? All right...I'll shake and quake after I get forty winks, ok? :)

-Sarita, who's too tired to log in. :)

Melissa said...

Marianne - Just a thought, be Angus eats a raw food diet. The brand is Nature's Variety. They sell it at pet stores in the refrigerator section. Do you think that might help Dakota? Most of the food gets absorbed so that's a good thing come yard cleanup time!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I hope both Dakota and you are sleeping better soon! And the idea of being told "how" to be romantic seems odd, odd, odd to me!

Brandy said...

I hope Dakota feels better soon. Many plants you wouldn't think are poisonous, are.
I hope you're able to sleep well again soon.
Have a pleasant friday.

Tori Lennox said...

I hope Dakota feels better soon and you can get some sleep.

Your Power Level is: 57%

There's a good chance you feel pretty powerful, and with good reason, you're already fairly successful.
Keep developing your goals and skills, and you'll be surprised by what you can really achieve.

Hmm. That's actually much higher than I expected. *g*

Avery Gray said...

Thank goodness someone had the foresight to write a WikiHow to be romantic! If there's one thing I need an absolute stranger with an internet connection to tell me, it's how to romance my man! ;o)

Dru said...

I am the most unromantic person I know. I do appreciate the little things more than the big, overblown things.

I'm sorry that you're not getting the sleep that you need.

Poor Dakota. Do you think you'll have to take her to the vet again?

Your Power Level is: 69%

You're a very powerful person, and you know that all of your power comes from within.
Keep on doing what you're doing, and you'll reach your goals.