Thank you to Stephanie at The Writer's Cocoon for hosting this Show Me the Love blogfest. She provided a series of questions to answer and I have to laugh at how unromantic my answers are, considering I write romance.
Here are the questions:
1- What is the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you? I had recently ended a relationship where my boyfriend (who truly had the mentality of a young boy) would get busy playing nintendo (he was 23, I was 20) and forget to pick me up and not answer the phone (because he was busy playing nintendo), so I had very low expectations.
After the breakup I started seeing Brian (who is now my husband of 13 years). He was visiting from out of town (long distance relationship) and borrowed my car for the day while I was at work. At the end of the day, I went outside to see if he was there.... AND HE WAS! Not only was he there on time, but part of the reason he had wanted to borrow the car was so he could detail it and change the oil (himself). That thoughtful gesture coupled with the fact that I learned I could count on him to be there for me is the most romantic memory I have. I know, it's not chocolates, serenades, or whatever, but it was meaningful.
2- What is your favorite love song? At our wedding we danced to "In Your Eyes" partly because NIN's "Closer" was inappropriate. I also really love the song "Someone" by Depeche Mode and "Hunting High and Low" by A-ha. Sigh... Morten Harket....
3- Do you have a favorite romantic movie or book? My favorite movie is Dangerous Liaisons, which is romantic in a dark way.
4- Do you have any romantic plans for Valentine's Day this year? No. It's a Monday and I have school --which is going to be hell (Middle School kids on Valentine's Day... sigh). It's also my 35 1/2 birthday.
5- What's your favorite romantic treat? A massage. Head. Back. Full body. Whatever. With oil.