February 9, 2012
From Sir Paul with Love; From You with Love; Flying Solo; Movies and more
Yes, Tomatoes that Hallmark greeting day is almost here, Valentine's Day. We've always personally felt that it was a forced day of "happy coupleness" that makes even the happiest of couples feel a bit inadequate, and makes singles feel, well single. Some of our Tomato contributors are sharing their thoughts on online dating and flying solo. And our friends at Self Chec remind us that the best Valentine's gift you could give yourself is taking care of yourself.
Music and Movies. And speaking of gifts, Paul McCartney (Sir that is), was always our favorite Beatle. And now he's secured our hearts forever with his beautiful romantic new CD, "Kisses on the Bottom", featuring some great classic old standards, like "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter", and "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive", and a couple of new tunes he wrote for the new Mrs. And because he's Sir Paul, his backup musicians include Diana Krall, John Pizzarelli, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Wonder. Treat yourself. Looking for a couple of good movies to see? Read Lisa Kirshner's review of Rampart (Woody Harrleson,Sigourney Weaver and Steve Buscemi, opens 2/10) and Thin Ice (Greg Kinnear, Billy Crudup, and Alan Arkin, opens 2/17).
Broadway and Gossip. Speaking of couples, Valerie Smaldone reviews a new play today, PsychoTherapy, about yes, it's about couples therapy. And Liz Smith is chatting about Madonna at the Super Bowl, Liz Minnelli (this is the 40th anniversary of Cabaret) and more.
Give Yourself the Gift of Health. Our friend Joan Peckolick, founder of Self chec, reminds us that most people are reactive when it comes to their health and do not practice prevention. Meanwhile, 7 out of every 10 Americans die from a preventable disease. Give yourself a Valentine's gift by clicking on the Self check Age Timeline to find out at what age to start checking yourself.
Flying Solo on Valentine's Day. Debra Duneier, feng shui epert and the creator of EcoChi® reminds us that love comes in many forms. She writes, "As we approach Valentine's Day, couples make plans for a romantic evening together. Restaurant reservations are confirmed, flowers are delivered, cards sent and chocolates presented with a big red bow. How can Tomatoes who are flying solo get through the day without feeling lonely, rejected or just plain unworthy of romance? Read more on flying solo.
Online Dating, the Final Chapter? Comic Jane Stroll has another chapter in her online dating adventures. "It is a popular opinion that men age better than women. I don't agree. I think men simply have the common sense to drop dead before it gets ugly. Just as I realize I was fine without a New Years Eve date, it's time for Valentine's Day. So I stopped hitting delete and went on some dates." Read more about Jane's online dating adventures.
Here's to us!
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