Happy Valentine’s Day!

So, it’s Valentine’s Day-the day in America where men in relationships are supposed to spend exorbitant amounts of money to woo and dine their significant others.  And it seems like the artists of today are singing LUST songs instead of LOVE songs.  No, we can’t make a movie, and if you invented sex, how did I get here?!?!  In any event, in keeping with the spirit of love and all that jazz, I’m going to share with you guys my list of favorite romantic comedies and love songs. 

Favorite Movies:

1. The Best Man (My BFF in undergrad and I would watch this movie religiously and quote it word for word.  We even watched it during her bachelorette weekend!)

2. Love Jones (I didn’t really appreciate this when I was younger, but now I love it!)

3. He’s Just Not That Into You (The title sounds like it may be a little depressing but it’s a really cute movie!)

4. Valentine’s Day (Love Ashton Kutcher in this, but I didn’t believe Jessica Alba for one second as his girlfriend.  Nor did I really like Jamie Foxx with Jessica Biel.)

5. Two Can Play That Game (One of the last times Vivica Fox shines onscreen.)

Favorite Love Songs

1. Cupid by 112 (LOVE this song!!! Even when I didn’t do love songs in high school this was one of my favorites.)

2. Spend My Life with You by Eric Benet and Tamia (I always said I wanted this song to play at my wedding.)

3. Ready for Love by India.Aire (Not sure if this is a traditional love song but I love it!)

4. I Want You To Want Me By Marvin Gaye (Not sure if this is a real love song, either, but I can relate to Marvin.)

5. Adore by Prince (One of the few songs by “vintage” Prince that can be considered romantic…)

6. You’re the First, My Last, My Everything by Barry White (This song was the first dance for my cousin and his wife at their wedding.  I think the song gained popularity in modern culture after being used on “Ally McBeal”…at least that’s where I first heard it.)

So, I’m sure I could name a lot more, but I’ll save that for you guys!  If you’re single and in the DMV, you should come to Big Tigger’s Un-Happy Happy Hour tonight at Bar 7.  You may see yours truly in the building! 🙂  Enjoy your day and tell somebody you love ’em!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

Today’s Black History Month fact is about the National Negro Congress.  On this day in 1936, the National Negro Congress met for the first time in Chicago.   Eight hundred seventeen delegates represented over 500 organizations.  Asa Philip Randolph, of Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, was elected president.  Randolph was a well-known civil rights activist (and we share the same birthday! ;))

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