I have a confession: I'm a hopeless romantic. A lucky one, too, or maybe just wise enough to be able to spot my handsome prince (after kissing a lot of frogs). We'll be celebrating 30 years of marriage in May.

Valentine's Day to me is a time to reflect on relationships and romance, to nurture that which means so much to my heart. Oh, heck, OK, it's also a time to wallow in chocolate and schmaltz and sappy stuff. As dinner out on The Day is sometimes problematic with the crowds and the early morning schedule, I'll likely be breaking out the tissues and my favorite romance movies and wrapping up on the couch with a blankie for a sentimental movie binge. (Roger and Frank this morning deemed them all "chick flicks", I'm not sure I have grounds to argue).

My favorite movie for such occasions is no doubt "Somewhere In Time" with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. The description on IMBD is "A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel." Sounds probable to me. It has a lush and beautiful sound track (you bet I own it) featuring Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini". The film has a big cult following, of which I am a charter member, and people travel to the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island for "Somewhere In Time" weekends. Yep, it's on my bucket list.

I love "Sleepless In Seattle" and "You've Got Mail", too....must be a Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks thing.

How do you celebrate the day? Movies, favorite foods, a night out? Or are you an anti-Valentine's type? Let us know, here and on our Facebook page.

And pass the popcorn, please.


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