Monday, January 01, 2007

2007: I Wish You Romance


You deserve love and romance in 2007.

I simply won't stand for this, "But I'm so lucky just to have someone in my life; I shouldn't expect more."

No, you deserve much, much more. But you're probably gonna have to learn to ask for it after you figure out exactly what it is -- two really difficult things for lots of women.

What are the romantic things you deserve in 2007? How are you gonna ask for them and make them happen for you?

And, of course, I wish you great personal success, health, and happiness in this new year. :)

Encore! estella, you're our first winner of the 2007! You've won a six-pack of new romance, so email me at romance@ibsys.com with your snail mail. Congratulazione!
Encore due! Lots more contests coming in the new year, plus a new one about every two weeks when you join Romance: By the BookClub in the sidebar link...

22 comments:

Vivi Anna said...

Romantic things I deserve in 2007...hmm, I'd be happy with some sex. I don't need the romance!!

rachd said...

Oh, I am so TOTALLY worth romantic time and effort! Hubby knows it too *grin*. I'm not sure yet romantic things I want this year. I know I want time alone with honey bunny away from the kiddos. Time to just be a couple, not a family. I know I also want to take a little romantic getaway for a weekend.

Now, honey bunny (hb for short) isn't that into subtlety so I have to hit him over the head if I want something. I'll actually say, "I want to go on a date this weekend. I don't want to decide where or anything else, but I want time alone with you. Will you please ask your parents to watch the girls and plan something special?" I am far more successful with the direct approach with hb than if I try to hint.

rachd said...

LOL, Vivi! :oD

Vivi Anna said...

Rach, the direct approach I find is always the best one.

I'm going to try that this year. The direct approach. Next time I see a really good looking man, I'm going to ask him if he wants to have sex with me.

rachd said...

ROTFLMAO!!!!! =) =) =) Vivi, I wanna be just like you when I grow up!

rachd said...

Okay, all you Bellas, it's off to bed and off to work tomorrow =(. It's been fun playing with you guys again, and I'll see you once in a while when I can. I'll be back at Spring Break, though! =)

Julie in Ohio said...

LOL, Vivi!! I wish you merry hunting...

Rach-- I'm so jealous... :o)


My hubby is the two-by-four-over-the-head type, too. If I don't give him a very descriptive idea of what I want, when and how, it won't happen.
However, my dh is going to be put through the ringers when he takes more of a hands on care of the kids as I beginning my college courses. His encouraging me to do this, is the most romantic thing I could ask for... :o)

Monica Burns said...

Well, I'm just gonna pull out my new sword and do some demanding of my own. That will definitely be to the DH's liking. ROFL

My romantic desires cost more money than we have. A trip to England would be wonderful, but I imagine I'll settle for a new kitchen instead. That is unless we win the lotto, then I'll be partying like mad in London, Glasgow, Paris, Amsterdam, Florence, Rome and anywhere else I can think of.

ev said...

Monica- the trips are nice but dang that kitchen will still be there. Much better choice. Little by little i get the things done around here i need/want done too. Now, at his age, he says to call someone instead of me waiting for him to do it. Which is never.

Vivi- I am in agreement with you 200%.

Bellas- most men are clueless until they are either trained correctly (and not all of them, heck most of them, can be) or you just have to retrain them. Kinda like Marines, hubby says. old joke.

ev said...

Question- does anyone have a program, or reccommend one, for putting all my books into? I am tired of trying to find my lists, remembering to update them when I do, and carrying a note book. At least I could throw it onto my pda to carry with me. Much smaller and easier. thanks for any ideas.

Adriana said...

I'm with you, Monica -- I want a trip like one we just wrote: to a secluded ginger-bread cottage in Stratford-Upon-Avon with tickets to plays and a week (two? three?) to do nothing else!

Adriana

Stacy~ said...

LOL Vivi. You go girl. Sadly I need the romance first, then I'll attack him. Much like Monica and her sword.

Happy Tuesday everyone. WE'll miss ya Rach. Here's to more fun and games in 2007 :)

Playground Monitor said...

Cary Grant. *sigh* Guess I'm showing my age, but boy did that man ooze charm and sex appeal.

I really deserve a nice getaway trip with the dh this year. Not the weekends at the campground where he spends all weekend on the volleyball court and I read by the pool. But a trip like to the beach in an ocean-view condo. Of course he's talking about going to bike week in Daytona. That's the beach. But somehow thousands of bikers sorta sucks the romance out of it.

Marilyn

ev said...

Marilyn- I don't think Cary Grant has an age limit. To me he is the ultimate of Hollywood glamour and just plain sexy. My 22 year old daughter likes him too. So does my mother. He just cuts across those generational lines. Much like George Clooney does now.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Morning, Bellas! Can you believe this? I thought my kids went back to school today, but they don't until tomorrow. And this is my day to writewritewrite! And they, as you well know, keep bugging me to feed them regularly. do you have that problem with your kids, too?

Love the ideas of the trips, Mon and adriana. Have you thought about getting a big sword like Monica's adriana? I love that you've got the cottage and tickets all picked out (oh, have you read the Sabrina Jeffries novel about the woman from s on a? Notorious or something like that?)

And mon, you've got the trip all planned already. If you really hit big, you might be looking for a friend to bring along? Someone around here maybe? Do they have Krispy Kreme in Europe?

Rache, it was so great to have you around for a little while. Have a great time back at school!

Jules, ev, you're right about the training. And I know you don't mean that guys are stupid, they just take in (and forget really quickly) info differently than we do. They also can't read between the lines as we are so skilled at doing. I think it takes a smidge of the romance away, the telling them exactly what we want out a "getaway" or "date," but once we're there with them, it gets really fun.

Problem with Dave is, he forgets. A lot. It was kinda cute at first. Not really too much anymore. But he's really been working hard at remembering important stuff, and just little stuff, and that's romantic to me, cause I feel more loving when I feel like he's actually listening to me. Ya know?

Vivs, shall we make More Sex in 2007 our motto here at RBtheBlog? The power of positive thinking and all? Well, maybe your thought, Stace, "Fun and Games," is a tad more subtle...

Tomorrow's my b/d, Bellas, and I'm still coming up with my contest. :) I hope I can make it good. I love my birthday. tee hee.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Play, you're SO funny. You do so much for him, don't you. Yeah, bike week can get a little rowdy, I think, even though bikers can be pretty fun folks. My bro was all Harley for a long time.

I hope you get to that condo. The ocean is so soothing.

MaryKate said...

Mornin' Bellas. Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a lovely one. Mine was very quiet and involved me being in bed by 11:30. What a party animal!

Well, my year will probably not be filled with romance, unless you count all the romance I'll be reading. I figure my future DH is out somewhere playing golf. Sooner or later, he'll show up.

So, I just read a hilarious review. It said that the sex in the book was "informative." LOL! Michelle, a new adjective for you to use.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Hey, mk!

Well, since so many great romances today are really taking a stand in terms of showing women how it's done, how to make themselves feel good, how to ask for things, etc, it's nice to see that intent being praised. It was being praised, right?

Youknow, I so remembe3r being single, and was even trying to address that when I wrote this NY blog. But deserved romance is deserved romance whether it's right at hand -- no comments Vivi -- or waiting to finish a round.

Hope everybody's comin to my party tomorrow!

Vivi Anna said...

I love a party! I'll be there Michelle, to show you the love.

Julie in Ohio said...

I'll bring the Godiva...

Nothing says love like a sugar rush.

Playground Monitor said...

Chocolate? Did someone say chocolate?

Uh... can I start my New Year's resolutions on January 4th?

Marilyn

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