September 27, 2006

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September 27, 2006

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~~~    In This Issue    ~~~

* From the Editor – moving mounds
* Its the Little Things – all ears
* Contest – autumn romance
* Tip of the Week – more than words
* Romantic Resources – get closer
* Who is Michael Webb?
* Removal/Change of Address Instructions

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~~~    From the Editor      ~~~

Athena and I have just about finished wheel barrowing around one
dump truck load of dirt/compost mix and two dump trucks of mulch for
our gardens.  Creating a beautiful, romantic garden takes a lot of
planning, creativity, work and effort — just like a relationship.

I promise I’ll share some updated photos of the gardens soon.

Have a blossoming week.  — Michael

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~~~   It’s the Little Things   ~~~

An ear massage.  Try it.  I promise it will have great results.

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~~~  Contest     ~~~

Thanks for all the wonderful *Romantic Games* entries.  Some really
great ones came in.  From all the entries, I chose *Custom Made Gift
for Two* as the winner.  You can read it and all the entries here:
http://theromantic.com/stories/games/main.htm  — some of the
entries are more adult in nature.

This weeks contest is on *Autumn Romance*.  How have you used the
special elements of the autumn season to be extra romantic?  This
could involve: leaves, full moons, hay rides, pumpkins, apple cider,
etc.

TheRomantic.com’s ever growing PRIZE VAULT 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      ~~~

Last night Athena and I went to Lone Star Steak House.  For several
years we have been dining there about once a month because we get
paid to do so.

We have to order something to drink, soup or a salad, entrees and a
dessert to split.  When we go home I go to a website and rate how
the meal and service was.  And I get reimbursed up to $75 for the
meal.  Feedback is so crucial to businesses that millions are spent
each year paying people like myself to go to the business and
secretly rate them.

The company that offers me this particular opportunity also have
about 10 other restaurants I could do the same for each month.  If
you live near a town with chain stores then there are likely to be
openings for you to do.  You can check it out here:
http://theromantic.com/mystery.htm

— Michael

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~~~ Tip of the Week ~~~

More Than Words
by Michael Webb
http://theromantic.com/Finally. Athena went away for the weekend. Its not that I was getting tired of her — I just needed a few hours alone to
create a special gift for her.

I   m sure most of you have seen the magnetic poetry kits at gift
shops.  They contain a hundred or so individual words with magnetic
backing that can be arranged to create refrigerator poetry.  I think
they are a great idea, however, I wanted to make a set that was more
personalized.

First I went to the office supply store and purchased a pack of
25 magnetic backs for business cards. They cost about $5.00. I
measured the magnetic pieces and created the appropriate margins in
my word processing program.

Then I began typing.  I put in over two hundred poetry words like:
stars, flicker, moonlight, touch, gentle,    etc.  Then I added
personalized words such as:    Athena, Michael, travel, best, friend,
sweetheart, cutest, girl – and other nicknames and words that would
have special meaning to the two of us.  Of course I included liberal
amounts of :  a, an, the, I, and, but — and suffixes and prefixes
like: s, ed, pre, sub, extra, ly, ing — and so on.

I printed out all the words and then placed them on top of
20 of the magnets. Then, I used clear shelving paper and placed it
on top of the paper for a protective layer. I used a razor utility
knife and scissors to cut the words apart.

Then I rummaged up a little box and put all the pieces inside.
I created a label on the computer that said    More Than Words
and put it on the box. It was ready to greet Athena when she came
back from her trip.

By now, some of you are saying    that sure does sound like a lot of
work to me.  I don   t have any spare time to do anything like
that.    The whole project probably took me about 3 or 4 hours.  It
is true that you probably don   t have the time in one sitting to
create this.  However, if you took 10 to 15 minutes of your lunch
break every day, you could have it done in a couple of weeks.

If it still seems overwhelming for you, you can always buy the
romance edition of the Magnetic Poetry at gift stores.  It wont
be personal, but it still is a nice gift.

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

Discover 300 Creative Dates at
http://theromantic.com/creativedates.htm

100 Bedroom Games for Couples
http://theromantic.com/games.htm

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