Well, the husband has redeemed any of his past Valentine's indiscretions ... and perhaps this goes to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
He surprised me with two books and a box of Godiva chocolates. I'll give him a few years to work up to jewelry.
With Valentine's Day falling on a Monday, it's hard to have a proper romantic evening. Many of you probably celebrated (or at least started) this weekend, like my colleague Sonya.
So what does that leave for tonight? Well, if you're lucky enough not to have class or be working this evening, why not take in a movie?
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Heading to the cinema? Dawn Minty recommends "Blue Valentine."
And now, as the resident Neflix-aholic, I'll give you a rundown of Netflix instant streaming Valentine's-appropriate watching (a.k.a. romantic flicks):
"When Harry Met Sally": A tale of friendship and love. Plus, with Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, it's full of laughs, not to mention Meg's famous climax scene.
"Someone Like You": The quirky tale of a woman so confused by love that she comes up with a theory involving cows. You just have to watch it.
"The Prince and the Showgirl": Marilyn Monroe. Laurence Olivier. Classic.
"Moulin Rouge": The music. The dancing. The singing. The colors. If nothing else, it's fun and engaging to watch, plus a beautiful, if tragic, love story between Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.
"Last Song": Miley Cyrus' leading lady debut, she's a defiant teen (hard to believe) who goes to live with her estranged father for the summer and finds love.
Need something with more of a manly edge to compromise?
"Days of Thunder": Tom Cruise in his prime, plus fast cars.
"Top Gun": Tom Cruise again, but this time with Navy fighter jets.
"Finding Bliss": A film school graduate ends up working for an adult film company in order to use their equipment to make her own film. There's some raunch, which might work as a compromising factor.