July 31, 2008

Installing a husband

Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed a distinct slowdown in overall system performance -- particularly in the flower and jewelery applications, which operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0

In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs, such as Romance 9.5 and Personal Attention 6.5 and then installed undesirable programs such as AFL 5.0, The Ashes 3.0, and Golf Clubs 4.1.

Conversation 8.0 no longer runs, and Housecleaning 2.6 simply crashes the system. I've tried running Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but to no avail.

What can I do?

Signed, Desperate

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Dear Desperate:

First keep in mind, Boyfriend 5.0 is an Entertainment Package, while Husband 1.0 is an Operating System.

Please enter the command: 'http: I Thought You Loved Me.html' and try to download Tears 6.2 and don't forget to install the Guilt 3.0 update. If that application works as designed, Husband 1.0 should then automatically run the applications Jewellery 2.0 and Flowers 3.5.

But remember, overuse of the above application can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy Silence 2.5, or Video game Hour 7.0 .

Whatever you do,
DO NOT install Mother-in-law 1.0 (it runs a virus in the background that will eventually seize control of all your system resources).

Also, do not attempt to reinstall the Boyfriend 5.0 program. These are unsupported applications and will crash Husband 1.0.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program, but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. You might consider buying additional software to improve memory and performance.

We recommend Food 3.0 and Hot Lingerie 7.7.

July 29, 2008

Unleashing your inner temptress

Ever want to unleash your inner temptress? Urban Striptease Aerobics takes some of the basic moves of a striptease and combines them with aerobic elements to create a fun, energizing and sexy workout. The classes are women only and nobody takes off their clothes. ;) It's just a fun way to get some exercise and who knows? It could even spice up your love life. Needless to say, I don't think your husband will complain.

Several gyms offer these classes in the Seattle area as well as Federal Way, Kirkland, and Edmonds (check into paying for individual classes instead of buying a membership). And if you are out of state- TX, NM, MA, IL, NC, VA, OH, FL, ID, and Vancouver, BC also have classes. Click on this site for more info and specific locations. I took one of these classes near the college I attended and LOVED it!!

If taking a class is COMPLETELY out of your comfort zone, consider buying a DVD you can get a sexy workout in your own living room. Pretty sure you can find DVDs on amazon or ebay. I hear Carmen Electra also has a striptease workout DVD.

July 21, 2008

Might have a hard time ending this date . . .

Theo Chocolate, The Factory is an organic chocolate factory in Fremont. I haven't been yet but it sounds pretty interesting and very yummy, lots of taste testing. Thanks to Keri (& Zoram) for the great date idea, hope you guys get to go soon.

Retail store is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm. Public tours are available 7 days a week at 10 am, 12 pm, 2pm and 4pm. The tour is $5 per person ages 1 and older.

and for information on extended tour schedule during the holidays.

Click here for link to site.

July 15, 2008

Sandy beach getaway

Sometimes don't your toes just crave the sand? Jetty Island in Everett is just the perfect fix! It's a 2 mile long man-made sandy island with a 3 minute ferry ride . . . for FREE! Lay out your beach towels and soak up the sun with a romantic little picnic and make sure you bring a swimsuit and a kite! Last time we brought card games and water guns. Here's a link to their brochure w/ directions and calender.

July 10, 2008

The Relationship Report Card- a practical tool for change and improvement.

Does your relationship need some reflection and re-evaluation? Try this exercise:

* You grade yourself and your partner.
* Get your partner to grade him or herself and you.
* Compare and discuss your grades; you'll gain great insight into your relationship.
* Celebrate everything from a B- to an A+.
* Work to improve your Cs and Ds and Fs.

Grade Yourself Grade Partner
Arguing Skills
Couple Thinking
Gift-giving Skills
Household Mgmt.
Listening Skills
Sense of Humor

How would you grade your relationship?

A = Passionate, exciting, loving, fulfilling; not perfect- but clearly excellent.
B = Very good, solid, better- than-most, consistent, improving.
C = Average, acceptable, status quo, okay- but static, ho-hum, sometimes boring.
D = Below average, unhappy, dismal; bad- but not hopeless.
F = Hopeless, depressing, dangerous; tried everything, it didn't work.

Taken from 1001 ways to be Romantic- Gregory Godek

July 9, 2008

#137 of 1001 Ways to be Romantic by Gregory Godek

"Breakfast in bed is 'nice' -but rather common, don't you think?" said one couple in (my) romance class. "We think the class would be interested in one of our favorite pastimes: Dinner in bed!"

July 8, 2008

New Secret Hole in the Wall

Bizarro Italian Cafe

(206) 632-7277

1307 N 46th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Located in Wallingford, off Stoneway and 46th, I'm finding hard to find words to describe how fabulous I think this restaurant is. The decor is very appropriately bizarre, every time I go, I find a million new things on the ceiling or tucked away in a corner. The atmosphere is romantic and it feels like you've stumbled on a secret treasure. All of their ingredients are bought within 300 miles. The dishes that I've tried have been wonderful. The menu is a little pricey, $14-$22 but for a special occasion- WORTH IT!!! I've also read some poor reviews regarding staff but I'm happy to say that every waiter we've had has been delightful. Also, for dessert, Gelati is a MUST - I love chocolate hazelnut. I can't wait to go back!

July 1, 2008

oh canada!

dear ladies,

yes this week is the 4th of july, also known as independence day, but we decided we'd sneak away to victoria. (go figure we'd celebrate the 4th in a foreign country but it's not my first time! in 2006 i celebrated peruvian style).

anyways... we are thinking of doing the victoria clipper and going to the gardens etc. we aren't planning on having a car there... has anyone been? or does anyone have any pointers, suggestions, etc?

thank you,

seeking to celebrate the 4th in the north