What’s wrong but sounds right?

Just act natural. – I can either be natural or I can act natural. They are not one and the same.

She’s clearly confused. – To be confused in a clear manner? To be confused while simultaneously being transparent? To misunderstand proper adverb usage?

That’s the original copy. – No. Just no. It’s an original OR it’s a copy, not both.

They were alone together all afternoon. – Not actually possible.

What physical action or gesture do you find romantic?

I’ve always been a fan of holding hands. And yes, I can literally feel my daughter’s eyes rolling at that one.

What’s something you really resent paying for?

Recycling pickup. Our trash company also handles recycling (shoutout, Waste Management). They will cart off a gazillion pounds to the landfill, but if you’d like to recycle you have to pay a monthly fee. Even better, there’s an additional charge if you’d like one of those rolling cans – the ones they can use an automated truck to empty instead of slowing down their routes with men picking up bins. We’re doing our part here, but we’re paying to do it. And that kinda sucks.

What’s your favorite romance movie?  A movie you may find romantic, even if that’s not the genre.  I’ve been watching a lot of those lately, loosely titled “romance movie” and found a surprising number of dramas, action and comedy among the hearts and flowers.

Sorry, can’t seem to zero in on any favorites tonight. Let’s go with a sampling.

  • “The Proposal” – makes me laugh (and cry) every single time.
  • “10 Things I Hate About You” – I know, I know, just call it a guilty pleasure. It appeals to my snark streak.
  • “Notting Hill” – OH MY GOSH, is there ANYONE who doesn’t tear up at the press conference scene??
  • “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” – Kate Hudson? Ahhh. Matthew McConaughey? Mmmm. And the two of them together? Absolutely adorable.

What were you uplifted by in the past week?

The limitless love and support of family and friends. What on earth would we do without them?


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