Tips & Ideas

Tips & Ideas

June 24, 2009

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~~~ In This Issue ~~~

* From the Editor – I hate JB!
* Its the Little Things – post it
* Contest – search and find
* Tip of the Week – long distance birthday surprise
* Romantic Resources – get closer
* Who is Michael Webb?

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~~~ From the Editor ~~~

Summer is here. So are those darn Japanese Beetles 🙂

– Michael
tipofweek@aol.com

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~~~ It’s the Little Things ~~~

Posting sweet messages on your beloved’s Facebook (or other social
profile) account.

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~~~ Recommended Sponsor ~~~

Athena and I haven’t done any mystery shopping in a few years now.
We don’t really need the income and life is just a bit more full
with two kids now.

But because I signed up with a mystery shopping network way back
when, I still get lots of offers for assignments. That’s the great
thing about mystery shopping. Once you are “in the system” and
have a few good reports under your belt you can get a lot more
assignments – pretty great paying ones too.

Here is a recommended place to sign up with a mystery shopping
network.

http://theromantic.com/mystery.htm

– Michael

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~~~ Contest ~~~

Last week’s contest winner is Dave Hewitt of Wyoming, Michigan.

My book 1000 Questions for Couples is the first one I am translating
into Spanish. I hope to announce it soon.

*** This week’s contest:

Next week we’ll be at the beach with some old college friends. Guess
which state we are going to. It is not one that typically comes
to mind when you think of beaches.

To enter the contest email me at tipofweek@aol.com and put “beach”
in the subject line. In the text of the email give me your answer
along with your name and city where you live.

From all the entries received one will be chosen at random to win
a trip the Prize Vault.

TheRomantic.com’s ever growing PRIZE VAULT is filled with over 100
books, board games, CDs, stuffed animals, and other fun stuff at:

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~~~ Tip of the Week ~~~

Long Distance Birthday Surprise
by Drew McLellan

http://theromantic.com/

For 18 months, my wife and I (while we were still dating, not
married) lived 2000 miles apart. Which makes it very difficult to
go on a date together — much less a date to celebrate a special
occasion, like a birthday.

About a week prior to my then girlfriend’s birthday, I began
gathering items.

birthday candles
birthday hat
birthday streamer
matches
birthday balloon w/ribbon string (no helium, it might explode mid shipment)
and thumb tack
a deck of UN GAME cards (I mailed half to her and kept half)
birthday gifts wrapped
Sleepless in Seattle DVD

On the day before her birthday, I also got:

one cupcake
one Tupperware container to keep cupcake intact and
from other items

I packaged all of these items up, and overnight shipped them to my
girlfriend, with strict instructions not to open the box until we
were on the phone together that night.

I then placed two calls.

I ordered dinner from her favorite restaurant, to be delivered at
exactly 6:30 pm, with a bottle of chilled champagne. I ordered a
bouquet of flowers to be delivered at exactly 6:15 pm.

We got on the phone together around 6 pm. I asked her to open the
box and do the following:

Hang the birthday banner use the thumbtack and put up the balloon
put on the hat (I did the same) give the horn a blow (I did the same)
put the candle in the cupcake lay out the presents

By then, the flowers had arrived. Fifteen minutes later, her
dinner arrived. My dinner (the exact same dish, although no doubt
not as well prepared — Stouffer’s don’t you know!) was just coming
out of the oven.

So, we shared dinner and a couple glasses of champagne
together. Then, we played the UN GAME (remember, we each had half
the deck) while dinner digested. We opened her presents and then
dimmed the lights for the romantic Sleepless in Seattle, which we
started at the same time on our VCRs.

It didn’t make up for the fact that we were miles apart….but it
did make the distance feel a little shorter. My wife still says
it is the most romantic thing any man has ever done for her. I’m
still working on ways to top it.

You can read other creative birthday ideas at

<http://theromantic.com/stories/birthday/main.htm>

And here are some more great romantic tips…

http://theromantic.com/1000s-love-tips.htm

 

How to Become a Virtuoso Lover – http://www.VirtuosoLover.com

Bedroom Games – http://theromantic.com/games.htm

Secrets of Blissful Relationships – http://www.50secrets.com

Love..making Toys – http://theromantic.com/house.htm

Pop the Question – http://www.howtoproposemarriage.com

Get your MAN back! – http://www.gettinghimback.com

Get HER Back – http://www.getmyloverback.com

Relationship Collection – http://theromantic.com/collection.htm

Questions for Couples – http://www.questionsforcouples.com

500 Love…making Tips – http://theromantic.com/500tips.htm

Pleasure Her – http://theromantic.com/lick.htm

Pleasure Him – http://theromantic.com/blow.htm

300 Creative Dates – http://theromantic.com/creativedates.htm

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~~~  Who is Michael Webb?     ~~~

He is:
Athena’s loving husband
Father to Ashton and Ireland
Best-selling author of over a dozen books including:
* 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

Subscribe to Michael’s other e-zine – send blank e-mail to the
addresses Secrets of Blissful Relationships
mailto:secrets-on@mail-list.com

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Or subscribe to both at http://theromantic.com/dev


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