Friday, March 27, 2009

Are you Romantic?

Do you consider yourself "a romantic?" Here's the definition according to :
1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of romance; characteristic or suggestive of the world of romance: a romantic adventure.
2. fanciful; impractical; unrealistic: romantic ideas.
3. imbued with or dominated by idealism, a desire for adventure, chivalry, etc.
4. characterized by a preoccupation with love or by the idealizing of love or one's beloved.
5. displaying or expressing love or strong affection.
6. ardent; passionate; fervent.
7. (usually initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a style of literature and art that subordinates form to content, encourages freedom of treatment, emphasizes imagination, emotion, and introspection, and often celebrates nature, the ordinary person, and freedom of the spirit (contrasted with
classical ).
8. of or pertaining to a musical style characteristic chiefly of the 19th century and marked by the free expression of imagination and emotion, virtuosic display, experimentation with form, and the adventurous development of orchestral and piano music and opera.
9. imaginary, fictitious, or fabulous.
10. noting, of, or pertaining to the role of a suitor or lover in a play about love: the romantic lead. –noun
11. a romantic person.
12. a romanticist.
13. romantics, romantic ideas, ways,

I can see myself in (2); Darren would prefer a little more (4) & (6); I'd like to nurture a little more of (7) & (8); but otherwise it's not a typical adjective I'd choose to describe myself. Well, not until I took a quiz in this month's Romantic Homes. There are a few quick questions--nothing too complex, but I enjoyed the process. As a result, I discovered I am a boldly, sweet romantic--why thank you! Too kind, really. I was split right down the middle for most of the questions. Can't wait to compare notes with you. (Once you stop belly laughing at the notion of me being "sweet.") So, drop by for your copy of the May issue of Romantic Homes.

In the romantic manner, as suggested by (5), I will give you a free copy of the May issue with a purchase at Hodgepodge of $15 or more. This magazine is one of my favorites, with regular features like, We Love, Make It and Love This!; special focus articles like, Get Away for Good and Shopping DNA; and, gobs-and-gobs of gorgeous photographs! You'll find inspiration on every page.

I'm not going to publicize this at the shop--this for my blog friends only--so be sure to let me know you read it here!

Thanks for your indulgence.

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