Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Date Night, what's that??? (Giveaway)



  


Our First Anniversary
 
In three weeks it will be our SEVEN year anniversary!!! WOO HOO. I can't believe how fast time has flown! This is a picture of us on our very first anniversary, six years ago. I can remember it as if it were yesterday. We were celebrating by going out to dinner and leaving our one month old behind with my parents. I don't think I enjoyed too much of it as I spent the whole night worrying about my baby girl...and to top it off, we got stuck in traffic because of the local parade and it took a lot longer than we expected. Of course, my daughter was fine when I finally made it back home.

Six years later and I now dream of the opportunity to get away for a quiet dinner for two, but it doesn't happen very often with 3 kids!

So, when MyBlogSpark contacted me and asked if I wanted to have my own "date night" at home and  try out their Wanchai Ferry and Mararoni Grill Dinner kits it was a no brainer.


Wanchai Ferry Orange Chicken
This was my favorite meal. I was skeptical as to how this would taste from a box, but it was absolutely delicious. It was simple to make (when you don't skip a step-like rolling it in cornstarch that they provide-and yes, yours truly forgot this step :) and didn't take long at all. My husband was really impressed with this dish and I served it with some delicious egg rolls over a candlelight music-filled dinner!

Marcaroni Grill Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken & Pasta
I don't eat out very often, but I had just eaten at Macaroni Grill a couple of weeks before I tried this one, and I have to say I was really surprised at how much the boxed dinner really did taste like it came from the restaurant (minus the wonderful waitress waiting on me hand and foot!). This is definitely a meal I would purchase for a quick dinner. Served with some fresh bread and it is just scrumptious!

Buy It: You can buy these at any of your local grocery stores!

Win it: One lucky winner will receive a Date Night prize pack that includes one Wanchai Ferry dry dinner kit, one Macaroni Grill dry dinner kit, and a $25 Visa gift card that you can use to create a magical date night at home.

To enter: Leave a comment telling me where you and your spouse had your first date!Disclosure:

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Please remember to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. Leave a comment for each separate entry. This contest ends Feb. 15, 2010 at 10 PM. A winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be contacted via email. This giveaway is open to US & Canada residents.

Full Disclosure:
Products, prize pack, information and additional prize pack to give away were all given to me from Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill through MyBlogSpark.

292 comments:

  1. We went out to dinner at a local restaurant and saw a movie.
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  2. I am a email subscriber.
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  3. My husband and I had our first date at a mall in NJ 15 years ago. We were 19 and 20 at the time. We had lunch at Friendly's.

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  4. I follow you in GFC.

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  6. the art museum! no dinner though :(
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  7. Tweeted it!
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  10. Our first date was in Disneyland of Japan.
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  11. tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/33173067911921665

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  12. My husband and I had our first date 12 years ago. Dinner at Fridays and then we hit golf balls at a driving range. We were both 17! :)

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  13. I just subscribed to your blog! :)

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  14. Now, I am following it too! (google)

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  15. I met my mate when I lived down south and he was on a road trip. I took him to a local hindi temple because the art and shrines were so beautiful. That was 10 years ago....
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  19. We had our first date at a play in which my husband's friend was acting. avennett AT verizon DOT net

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  20. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/knitterofhats/status/33539098060787713

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  21. Following your blog with GFC
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  22. at a Japanese food restaurant.
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  26. we went to the movies and to a bar afterwards

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  27. following you on twitter @left_the_stars
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  28. Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

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  29. My husband and I never had a first date really. We were friends and we took a road trip across the country and back with another friend. By the time we got home, we were a couple.

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  30. I follow with GFC

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  31. We played putt putt golf and ate popcorn at the movies :)

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  32. follow via GFC :)

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  33. we went to the wildlife park and went out for lunch :0)
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  34. i follow you on twitter and tweeted
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  37. We went to get dinner at a Sports Bar. Not romantic but very fun!
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  38. I'm following on GFC as bukaeyes
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  39. Our first date was a picnic in the park.

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  40. GFC Follower (kport207)

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  41. We had our first date at California Pizza Kitchen!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  42. Our first date was at a local Chinese Food restaurant (that has since gone out of business). He used the money that he needed for his bills to take me out, which I found out about later.
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  43. I follow you on GFC(5webs)
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  44. I subscribe via E-mail
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  45. I follow your blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
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  46. My husband and I had our first date at an Italian restaurant in Pensacola Florida called Marchello's....


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  47. On our first date we went to a real nice restaurant.
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  48. I follow you on GFC(Linda G)
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  49. Our first date was a day in Wisconsin Dells

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  50. We had dinner at Champs. He was multi tasking and really wanted to watch a baseball game.
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  51. I follow with GFC.
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  52. I subscribe via email.
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  53. I follow and tweeted. Thank you!
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  54. My husband and I had our first date at his apartment. We had a frozen pizza which he cut with scissors. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw him cutting the pizza that way. I married him anyway!

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  55. Well it was a very long time ago but our first date was a movie date. We were teenagers and I remember his mother drove us to the theater and my mom picked us up. I think we just had theater snacks, no meal.


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  56. We went to the movies - saw LeMans with Steve McQueen

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  57. I follow you publicly on gfc

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  58. We went to the movies to see Lord of the Rings.
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  59. I met my husband through one of his fraternity brothers'. We didn't have much money back then so our first "special" date was one he created with candles, his grandfathers' tux, soft music and shrimp cocktail. Even though it wasn't glitzy and/or glamourous I will remember it to this day and it was just over 20 years ago.

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  60. We went to a new restaurant that had just opened in our area. Then we walked around the marina/park and looked at the boats/water. The restaurant didn't last, but we did:)

    leapnlissa at yahoo dot com

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  61. I follow your blog (LissaL)

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  62. On our first date we went to dinner at a local restaurant call The Rolling Rock and then went out for a drink afterwards. It was very traditional first date.

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  63. I follow via GFC: abfantom

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  64. I'm an email subscriber

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  65. Our first date was dinner and a movie.
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  66. Our first date was at Panera!
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  67. I follow via GFC
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  68. we went to the movies, I think the movie was blade. Some weird vampire movie

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  69. follow on google, Jennifer
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  70. Our first date was at his apartment. He cooked me dinner!!

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  71. Our first date was 17 years ago. We went to a tavern to play darts. Such fun!
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  72. I follow you on GFC.
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  73. I am eddiem11 a GFC public follower---eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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  75. We went to a great Tex-Mex restaurant called Chuy's in San Antonio
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  76. I'm your gfc friend, BethElderton
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  77. We went to the drive-in and spent most of the night talking and getting to know each other.

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  78. We had our first date at a park.

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  79. my hubby making dinner and then a movie

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  80. We had our first date going to the movies.

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  81. My husband and I are highschool sweethearts. Our first date was at a local pizzaria.

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  82. At a concert, cant remember which one though

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  83. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    WE HAD OUR FIRST DATE AT A DRIVE IN RESTAURANT 50 YEARS AGO

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  85. We went out for Mexican food!!

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  86. Our first date was at TGIFridays!

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  87. On our first date, my husband and I saw a movie, "Little Big Man" with Dustin Hoffman, a long, LONG time ago!

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  88. I follow you via GFC as dwellenstein.

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  89. I am an email subscriber.

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  90. We went to a Chinese Restaurant and then the Drive-in movie theater

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  91. I follow on Twitter (@eyzofblu63) and tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/35756046563680256

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  92. I follow through GFC (Peace Love and Pets)

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  93. We had our first date, after work, at a diner nearby the restaurant we worked at. Fried zuchinni sticks to share!

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  94. I subscribe by email (peaceloveandpetsblog@gmail.com)

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  95. our first date was at ruby tuesday

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  96. We had our first date at the Melting Pot and then a movie afterwards:) ashleygatewood@mail.com

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  97. I follow on gfc agatewood1 ashleygatewood@mail.com

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  98. I follow you on twitter @shuggysmommy http://twitter.com/#!/shuggysmommy/status/35762191709765632
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  99. Our first date was a Minnesota Twins Baseball game.

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  100. Cleveland Museum of Art

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  101. chili's embarrassingly enough, we wanted something quick before joining some friends

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  102. Our first date was at a fancy German restaurant called The Edelweiss. We still go there every Valentines Day! ;)
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  103. Proud GFC Follower ;)
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  104. Our first date was at Six Flags.

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  105. We had our first date at a sports bar I was working at at the time
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  106. I follow your blog through google friend connect
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  107. I subscribe to your blog via e-mail
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  108. almaNYC said:

    It was at Starbucks, pretty simple.

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  109. First date was dinner after skiing together in a snow storm at Mammoth Mountain

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  110. Our first date was to Epcot (we are both Disney Castmembers!)

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  111. We went to dinner at a local restaurant and a movie.

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  112. Following on GFC

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  113. I subscribe to your emails.

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  114. We went to dinner at sizzler (was so high end at the tie lol)
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  115. follow on gfc
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  116. We had ice cream after the high school dance.

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  117. That would be at the apartment.

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  118. Following on twitter.
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  119. Following on GFC.
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  120. First date was going to a play in Chicago
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  121. I follow you on GFC (ohkeeka)
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  122. I'm an email subscriber
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  123. Our first date was to a football game at our high school.
    Congrats on your anniversary:)

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  124. Our first date was at a lcal burger joint.

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  125. We went to my high school prom :)

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  126. GFC follower

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  127. We took a walk in some nature trails :)

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  128. Our first date was Donkey Tails Cantina


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  129. Follow you on GFC

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  130. We went out for drinks after work.
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  131. We went to a party on our first date.

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  132. A country and western dancehall

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  133. we had our first date at a local coffee shop. he didn't drink coffee then, but i quickly converted him! :)
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  134. follow you and tweeted
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  135. tweeted
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  136. Our first date was to a movie and then out to a lounge
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  137. Our first date was at Chi-Chi's restaurant. We went there every year for our anniversary after that but sadly, they are all closed around here now.
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  138. I follow on GFC
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  139. It was at a local bar (for me).

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  140. I follow and tweeted:
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  141. I follow on GFC.

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  142. Our relationship was secret for a long time (long story) but our first kind-of date was at his sister's birthday party.

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  143. Our first date was to a small restaurant that I can't even remember the name of. Then we hung out at the mall.

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  144. I follow with google friend connect as luckycat1818.

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  145. We had our first date at a romantic little sushi place. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  146. We went on a group fishing/boat trip

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  147. On our first date, we went to lunch, went shopping, went to a movie, went to dinner, and then played pool. It was an all-day event, one of the best days of my life.

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  148. ours was at red lobster
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  149. we went to alcapulco joe's - a mexican restaurant.

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  150. My first date with my husband started at Atlanta Bread company for Latte in the morning, Afterward we spent the day hiking on the Blue Ridge parkway. And finished the night with dinner at McGuffy's before saying goodnight.
    Definitely my best date ever.

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  151. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  152. I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

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  153. Our first date was at a local steak and seafood house. It was wonderful and wish the place was still open because we'd still be visiting.

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  154. I follow you on Google Friend Connect/Blogger. (Debbie C)

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  155. We went to Starbucks for Coffee on our first date
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  156. I subscribe to your newsletter updates by e-mail
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  157. I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
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  158. we went bowling for our first date

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  159. i follow u on gfc
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  160. We went to a Texas A&M football game and then out to eat at Chili's.

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  161. Our first date was on Halloween and we went to a masquerade party....had a blast!

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  162. Hubby and I met at Starbucks, went to a movie (Alien vs. Predator), and then to the bar with mutual friends. It had to be the worlds longest first date lasting from 11am until 2am!
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  163. I am not married, but my SO and I had our first date at an Irish pub.

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  164. My husband took me to a little hole-in-the-wall place that a friend's band was practicing in. He bought me a 7-UP and we listened to the band play. Big spender! We have been married now for 30 years so something took.

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  165. I follow on GFC. (mamie316)

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  166. We went to a great local Mexican restaurant.

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  167. We went to the mall and then to eat at Burger King.

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  168. I'm a GFC follower

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  169. We had our first date at an Olive Garden. It was a blind date. He was 20 minutes late- but I forgave him when I saw him. That was 16 years ago. We have been married for 12 years now.

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  170. We had our first date at the playground--his daughter, my son and lots of other people's children. Romantic? No. Gave me a good idea of what type of person my (future) husband would be? Absolutely.

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  171. Our first date was actually a ghost tour in our town.

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  172. We went to a Spandau Ballet concert!

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  173. We had our first date at McDonald's and we are still going strong 10 years later.
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  174. We had a picnic on the grounds of a local museum.

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  175. We had dinner at an Italian restaurant on The Hill. It was very nice ;)

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  176. We went to the Flea Market then out to eat Mexican Food.
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  177. Follow via GFC
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  178. Our first date we went to our best friends wedding--we had been friends for years but never dated.
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