March 10, 2004

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March 10, 2004

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~~~    In This Issue    ~~~

* From the Editor – showering surprises
* It’s the Little Things – scratch dont sniff
* Sponsor – 1000 ways to make a mint
* Contest – staying in
* Sponsor – get ready for shorts
* Tip of the Week – birthday blowout
* Romantic Resources – get even closer
* Who is Michael Webb?
* Removal/Change of Address Instructions

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~~~    From the Editor      ~~~

Last week my tip was on hiding a piece of jewelry in a candle.  I
mentioned how it is possible to melt wax in a microwave.  The method
you use to do so is delicate so I wouldn’t actually recommend you
using that method unless you really know what you are doing.  Instead,
melt it slowly on the stove top.  But always be cautious as hot wax
can burn and ignite.

This past weekend I was in cahoots with a friend of Athena to throw
her a surprise baby shower (baby is due at the end of the month).
Since we have most everything already, the attendees were asked to
bring diapers and/or a prepared meal to put in our extra freezer.  It
was wonderful to see how much joy the surprise party brought to
Athena.  And I can’t wait to try out those 18 meals when the little
one arrives.

Have a surprising week.  — Michael

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~~~   It’s the Little Things   ~~~

A five minute gentle back scratch

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~~~  Contest     ~~~

Last weeks contest was on *Working Out*.  I received just a handful of
stories.  You can read 5 of them here:
http://theromantic.com/stories/workingout/main.htm

The winning story is Hangin’ At the Y.

This weeks contest is on *At Home Dates*.  Tell me how you created or
were treated to a creative date at home.

Entries must be received by Monday.

The winning entry will win a trip to TheRomantic.com’s ever growing
PRIZE VAULT which is filled with books, several board games including
Romantic Sensations, An Enchanting Evening and others, CDs, dance
lessons and other fun stuff at

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~~~  Sponsor      ~~~

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Here are some great tips on increasing your metabolism to burn tons of
fat.  http://theromantic.com/loseweightnow.htm

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~~~    Tip of the Week    ~~~

Birthday Festival
by Kelly Legge
http://www.TheRomantic.com

Editors note: Since today is my 36th birthday I thought I would use
one of the birthday stories from my website.  – Michael

The first year that my significant other and I were together, I wanted to make his birthday a memorable one.  After a lot of thought, I decided to throw
him a week-long “Birthday Festival”.

As it turned out, his birthday fell on a Saturday.  So starting on
Monday, I planned something special for each night of the week.  For
the first night of the festival, we had a late night picnic on our
balcony (we live in an apartment) with some of his favourite foods.

Every night I gave him a small gift.  One night I gave him a book he’d
been wanting, another night I gave him a c.d., etc.  Also every night
he got home made, special coupons for back rubs, a “no-complaint”
movie rental of his choice, an “up-to-his-eyeballs” bubble bath, etc.
I showered him all week with love notes and birthday messages hidden
around the apartment.

The last day of the festival I gave him a beautiful (and HUGE!) beer
stein with his name engraved on it.  That was a “hint” for the grand
finale that evening – a surprise birthday with all his friends!  We
all partied until late into the night.

All of his friends were jealous that he got a week-long festival for
his birthday – they thought it was a fantastic idea…and so did he!

More birthday ideas at:
http://theromantic.com/stories/birthday/main.htm
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~~~     Romantic Resources      ~~~

Draw closer together with 1000 Questions for Couples at
http://www.questionsforcouples.com

Spice up your love life with 500 Lovemaking Tips & Secretshttp://www.500lovemakingtips.com

Learn the 50 Secrets of Blissful Relationships at
http://www.50secrets.com

Discover 300 Creative Dates at http://www.300creativedates.com

There is A Better Way To Date
http://theromantic.com/abetterway.htm

Read about The Romantic’s Guide to Popping the Question at
http://www.howtoproposemarriage.com

You can purchase Michael Webb’s bestseller, The Romantic’s Guide:
Hundreds of Creative Tips for a Lifetime of Love
, at bookstores
nationwide, Amazon.com or BN.com
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~~~  Who is Michael Webb?     ~~~

He is:
Athena’s loving husband
Father to Ashton and Ireland
Best-selling author
* The Romantic’s Guide: 100s of Creative Tips for a Lifetime of Love
* The Romantic’s Guide to Popping the Question
* 50 Secrets of Blissful Relationships
* 50 More Secrets of Blissful Relationships
* 300 Creative Dates
* 1000 Questions for Couples
* A Better Way to Date
* 500 Lovemaking Tips & Secrets
Founder, National Resurrect Romance Week (second full week in Aug)
Syndicated Columnist, “TheRomantic.com Column”
Romance/Relationship expert on over 500 TV/radio stations
Founder, TheRomantic.com
Founder, Love One Another Foundation


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