Love is in the air! Brides magazine is predicting that over 37,000 couples will get engaged this Valentine’s Day. To help anyone planning to pop the question, Brides.com has posted five essential items necessary for pulling off the perfect proposal. Surprisingly, it has less to do with romantic music and mood lighting and more to do with planning ahead. The five tips for a prefect proposal are:
1. Consider the ring
Don't get caught in an awkward situation by proposing with a ring that's one size too small. Determine ring size ahead of time by borrowing one from the jewelry box and bringing it to a jeweler. Also, have the ring insured, and don't attach the ring to anything moveable, i.e. animals or kites.
2. Show that you know your woman -- or man.
If your fiancé is shy, don't propose via a flash mob. Be imaginative, but be personal.
3. Don't jump the accepting
If you have a feeling that a proposal is about to happen, don't ruin it. Don't let them know you know.
4. Phone first, Facebook later
Don't announce the engagement on Facebook before calling the important people in your life first to share the good news.
Make it a special night. Make reservations at a great restaurant or ask family and friends to meet you for a toast.
BE ON THE LOOKOUT!
On February 7, 2013, this suspect entered the Sears, located at 4155 Route 31, and stole over $250 worth of merchandise. The suspect is described as a white male, believed to be in his 20’s. He is said to have a beard and heavy build. The suspect was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt and a camouflaged winter hat. If you can identify this suspect please call 315-435-3051 or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more attempts to identify cases visit the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office website at www.sheriffwalsh.com
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Married Mark flashes back to 6h grade Valentine's...listen below!
GROUP THERAPY THURSDAY
Have a problem or issue in your life that you'd like to have everyone's input on? Email email@example.com and share it with us. We opened the phones in the 8 o'clock hour for Group Therapy Thursday! Remember, if you can't get through on the air, you can always post a comment below, here on the blog. Here is this morning's letter...
Dear Ted and Amy,
My girlfriend and I are planning a vacation this April and I want to take her to Key West because I’ve been there before and had a blast. Here’s the problem: she doesn’t want to go there because she knows that I went there with my former girlfriend and she thinks I’ll spend the entire time thinking about her. Really? Don’t you think she’s overreacting? We’re not supposed to go anywhere that I’ve been with a former girlfriend? I’m sure I’ll have a better time with her. Do women really compare all of these things?
No Repeats in Radisson
BAD NEWS FOR LITTLE MONSTERS
Bad news for Lady Gaga fans: she's been forced to cancel the rest of the dates of her Born This Way Ball tour due to injury. Earlier this week, Gaga announced that she had to postpone shows in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton, Ontario, because she was suffering from "severe inflammation of the joints" that was so painful that it rendered her unable to walk. On Wednesday night, the tour's promoter, Live Nation Global Touring, announced that after additional tests "to review the severity of the issue, it has been determined that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip. She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict downtime to recover. This unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour so she can heal." Ticket holders can get a refund at the point of purchase beginning Thursday.
Gaga had 21 scheduled dates remaining on the North American leg of her Born This Way Ball tour, through March 20.
NEW MOVIES OUT EARLY THIS WEEK
Still scrambling to make Valentine's Day plans? Here's an option: check out one of the three movies opening in theaters on Thursday. Here's a closer look:
* A Good Day to Die Hard -- In the fifth film in the action series, Bruce Willis reprises his role of tough New York cop John McClane, who teams up with his estranged son to protect a Russian government whistleblower. Rated R.
* Safe Haven -- Based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, Julianne Hough stars as a woman with deep secrets who moves to a small North Carolina town and bonds with a widowed father, played by Josh Duhamel. Cobie Smulders also stars. Rated PG-13.
* Beautiful Creatures -- A 17-year-old Southern boy is drawn to a girl who's a "Caster" -- a person with supernatural powers -- and stirs controversy in his town. Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum and Jeremy Irons star. Rated PG-13.
MALARKEY FOR TODAY:
Three percent of people say they do this on Valentine’s Day:
1) give a card to their sweetie from their pet
2) ***give a card to their pet
3) Dress their pet up