Thursday, February 16, 2012
Production covered many funny aspects of relationships.
From finding a partner to the 10-minute relationship to dealing with your kids, the Raue's version of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" brought the laughs. Directed by Regina Belt, the Raue's "I Love You" used a great set, designed by T. Paul Lowry, to showcase the different relationships developing on stage. Early in the production, actors Chris Davis and Amanda Flahive shined as the bumbling nerd types, looking for love while carrying tremendous flaws. And Amy Ferraro and Mark Mahallak were hysterical acting out a blind date that goes through every facet of a relationship gone south in just about 10 minutes. The musicians on stage did a great job keeping the production going from scene to scene and the actors were entertaining, …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
There's still time to salvage the day, and your relationship.
A week ago you were driving home and the voice on your radio was telling you about sending flowers, a bear or even pajamas to your loved one for Valentine's Day. "No," you thought. "I'll just grab a few of those things on my own." A few days ago you were driving by a strip of stores and the thought popped back into your mind that you still needed to pick something up for Valentine's Day. But you needed to get somewhere and you didn't. Now the day has arrived and you're scrambling. Don't fear. I've been there. I am there. First, don't try and make the day into a romantic, fairy tale day she'll never forget. That ship has sailed. It's gone. The sooner you get over the fact that you can't turn this day into the ending of Sleepless in Seattle …
Monday, February 13, 2012
How do you feel about this romantic holiday?
Valentine's Day. It can be a romantic dream come true — a nice night out, holding hands with your companion, maybe some wine and candles. And it can be irritating, regardless if you're alone or not. If you're alone you can feel like you're less of a person. Yes, you can join a group of single people for an anti-Valentine's Day gathering, hating everything pink and telling nasty stories about relationships. But let's be honest, you'd take a romantic holiday over a mean one any day, right? If you're not alone the pressure can be too much. Your wife has friends at work that got flowers and candy. Her sister was treated to a show and expensive dinner. Nuts! You have a pizza delivery menu and you rented Die Hard. How do you feel about Valentine…
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Let us know by commenting what restaurant in McHenry County is the best for a romantic date.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. With that in mind, this week's Chowdown Showdown will be focused on finding the most romantic restaurant in McHenry County. This is the place you turn to when you want to impress a date. Where you take your significant other when you are celebrating an anniversary. Let us know which restaurant in the county you think fits this bill by commenting below. We will take votes through 5 p.m. Tuesday. From there, we will select finalists to square off in the finalist's Showdown. Voting will start Wednesday morning for the finalists' Showdown and continue through noon on Friday. The weekly champion will be announced in an article on the McHenry County Patch.com sites Saturday morning. This is all about…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
There are so many to choose from.
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and love is in the store aisles. What better way to celebrate the Hallmark holiday than to come up with a list of the worst romantic comedies of all time. You know how it goes. There are two attractive, likeable characters that are meant to be together, but for whatever reason, are kept apart. Sometimes it’s a goofball friend, conniving ex-girlfriend or shady past that keep the two star-crossed lovers apart. Until surprising circumstances bring them together for a happily-ever after. Not all rom coms are created equally, though, and some are worse than others. Moviefone came up with a list of the 25 worst romantic comedies, and not surprisingly, movies starring Dane Cook, Sarah Michelle Gellar, …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
8 fun ways to surprise and show your love for your family this Valentine's Day.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
- Sue Kirchner
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Since having kids, Valentine's Day has changed from trendy restaurants with candlelight dinners to making heart shaped pancakes for the kids. That's OK with my husband and I because after all, our kids are the biggest expression of our love. So, instead of just one night of romance, we enjoy several days of doing little things that tell the kids "We Love You." There are an endless number of small ways to show your family love this Valentine's Day but here are a few fun and creative ideas to inspire you. The Power of a Flower Every year on Valentine’s Day, my daughter gets 1 rose from her Dad, which puts the biggest smile on her face. The first year he brought one to her at daycare, she showed it to everyone in the building. Read more …