WBEZ | Valentine's Day http://www.wbez.org/tags/valentines-day-0 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Campaign aims to change the way you buy gifts for Valentines Day http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-02-13/campaign-aims-change-way-you-buy-gifts-valentines-day-109697 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/EARTHWORKS action 2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Lots of people buy their special someone gold jewelry for Valentine&#39;s Day. But jeweler <a href="http://www.leberjeweler.com/about/activism.php3">Brian Leber</a> and the &quot;<a href="http://nodirtygold.earthworksaction.org/">No Dirty Gold</a>&quot; campaign hope people will do a little research before they make that purchase. He&#39;ll explain why. We talk with Dutch journalist Hans Kema about euthanasia in the Netherlands and we get an update on Syria with Moyheddin Kassar of the Syrian American Society.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-campaign-aims-to-change-the-way-you-buy/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-campaign-aims-to-change-the-way-you-buy.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-campaign-aims-to-change-the-way-you-buy" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Campaign aims to change the way you buy gifts for Valentines Day" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:29:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-02-13/campaign-aims-change-way-you-buy-gifts-valentines-day-109697 Global Activism: Socially-conscious gifts for Valentine's Day http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-socially-conscious-gifts-valentines-day-109745 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/GA Gold Mining.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>It&#39;s Thursday and time for our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism"><em>Global Activism</em></a> series. Each Thursday we feature someone trying to make the world a better place.</p><p>And if you&rsquo;re thinking about gold jewelry for Valentine&rsquo;s Day or any other day, a group of jewelers want you to think about how the gold came to you. Global Activist, Brian Leber, owner of <a href="http://www.leberjeweler.com/index.php3">Leber Jewelers</a>, is involved in the &ldquo;<a href="http://nodirtygold.earthworksaction.org/">No Dirty Gold</a>&rdquo; campaign. The campaign, &ldquo;seeks to educate consumers, retailers, manufacturers about the impacts of irresponsible gold mining&rdquo;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/134641441&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:01:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-socially-conscious-gifts-valentines-day-109745 The Valentine's Day Baby http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-02/valentines-day-baby-105527 <p><p>Last year I shared with my readers the wonderful Valentine&#39;s Day video my husband makes for me <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/claire-zulkey/2012-02-14/some-valentines-videos-96380">every February 14</a>. This year, he had an accomplice:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GyjXc6kCrew?rel=0" width="640"></iframe></p><p>Bonus: this is what my computer looked like when I came downstairs this morning:</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/2013-02-14_06-38-02_475.jpg" title="" /></div></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-02/valentines-day-baby-105527 Marie's Pizza and Liquors, the most romantic restaurant in town http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-02/maries-pizza-and-liquors-most-romantic-restaurant-town-105534 <p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/8473415745/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/mariespizzaheart.jpg" style="height: 414px; width: 620px;" title="Valentine's Day heart shaped pizza at Marie's Pizza and Liquors in Chicago (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></p><p>The most romantic restaurant in Chicago must be <a href="http://mariespizzachicago.com/Maries_Pizza_%26_Liquors/Welcome.html">Marie&#39;s Pizza &amp; Liquors</a> on the Northwest Side in Albany Park. This must be true because they have heart shaped pizza. And you should know the importance of <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2012-02-13/importance-heart-shaped-pizza-96379">heart shaped pizza</a>.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/8473487667/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/mariespizzawelcome.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Welcome to Marie's Restaurant &amp; Lounge. Please enter through liquor store. (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></p><p>Yes, other restaurants have heart shaped food for Valentine&#39;s Day, but none have lasted 73 years. Originally opened in 1940 by&nbsp;Theodore Karavidas as a tavern and packaged goods store, it wasn&#39;t until 1950 that&nbsp;Karavidas&#39; son George added pizza. Marie&#39;s was named after Mary&nbsp;Karavidas,&nbsp;Theodore&#39;s wife and George&#39;s mother. If that&#39;s not love, I don&#39;t know what is.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/8473496601/" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/mariespizzavineyard.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Marie's Vineyard at Marie's Pizza and Liquors in Chicago (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></p><div class="image-insert-image ">Over the years Marie&#39;s Pizza and Liquors has expanded, now under the ownership of George&#39;s daughter, Nadine Karavidas. It takes a certain kind of romantic to create a vineyard within a liquor store, lit with starry lights amidst hanging grapes.</div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: center;"><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/8473439741/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/mariespizzachalkboard.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Valentine's Day specials at Marie's Pizza and Liquors in Chicago (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left;">This year for Valentine&#39;s Day, Marie&#39;s has not only heart shaped pizza but new heart shaped desserts too, in addition to their regular sweets, including the cannoli, &quot;<a href="http://mariespizzachicago.com/Maries_Pizza_%26_Liquors/Sweet_Temptations.html">made specially for Marie&#39;s &mdash; voted top three in Chicago!</a>&quot;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/8473467891/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/mariespizzabar.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Valentine's Day decorations behind the bar at Marie's Pizza and Liquors in Chicago (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left;">But it&#39;s the pizza, heart shaped or round, that&#39;s the soul of Marie&#39;s. The Chicago style, thin cracker crust is a real tavern cut slice of Chicago.</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/8473412683/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/mariespizzacrust.jpg" style="height: 414px; width: 620px;" title="Chicago thin tavern style crust at Marie's Pizza and Liquors in Chicago (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></div><div class="image-insert-image " style="text-align: left;">Remember Marie&#39;s delivers not only pizza but anything from the liquor store too. Like I said, the most romantic restaurant in town.</div><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisachu/8474513642/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/mariespizzawhoopie.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Valentine's Day heart shaped red velvet chocolate raspberry whoopie pie dessert special at Marie's Pizza and Liquors in Chicago (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></a></div></div></div></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu/2013-02/maries-pizza-and-liquors-most-romantic-restaurant-town-105534 Some Valentines videos http://www.wbez.org/blog/claire-zulkey/2012-02-14/some-valentines-videos-96380 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-February/2012-02-14/steve claire.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Instead of candy and hearts and gooey sticky stuff for Valentine's Day, my husband has made me a weird video each year that we've been together. Unfortunately several of them are lost to hard drives past and in files that are supported by a server that no longer exists, but I've found three of them for you to "enjoy" or maybe not. <a href="http://ic.funk.nu/valentines/vday.mov">Here's 2008's</a> (the Valentine's Day before we got married):&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="410" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pUJAnE6rVww" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Here's last years':</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FP5SF4cfjmU" width="560"></iframe></p><p>And this year's is a departure from the previous two themes. The introduction to it goes: "Dear Claire: when my parents sent me my old rollerblades out of the blue for some reason, you said I'd never use them. I told you that I would use them to skate around the basement, in my underwear, and while listening to that song they use in that Chase bank rock climbing commercial. At the time, you laughed... Sincerely, Steve."</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SuSUtcf5hmM" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Happy Valentine's Day! Hope yours is as weird as mine is.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:05:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/claire-zulkey/2012-02-14/some-valentines-videos-96380 When Valentine's Day was cruel http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2012-02-14/when-valentines-day-was-cruel-96378 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-February/2012-02-14/5774156304_2613141d51.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Is this just a made-up memory or did Valentine’s Day in elementary school used to be a much crueler affair?</p><p>Today, my son brought 20 valentine cards to school to give to the 20 other kids in his class. He’ll come home tonight with 20 valentines from them, and, when he’s not looking, we will throw them out.</p><p>There’s no angst, no mystery, no tears —&nbsp;just love. Or a boring facsimile of it. For elementary school kids, that’s probably a good thing.</p><p>But I remember The Valentine’s Day Wall in our 1970s and 1980s classrooms. We’d each tape our big valentine-card-collecting envelope to the wall and hope and pray classmates deemed us worthy of their valentines.</p><p>In other words, teachers (and parents) essentially said, “OK, kids, go give tangible approval to kids you think are cool and feel free to skip the ones you think aren’t!”</p><p>If you got only a handful of valentines, tough luck, kiddo. If the girl or boy you desperately loved skipped over you, well, get used to it.</p><p><em>How the hell was this allowed?</em></p><p>Was there a paper shortage back then? Had child psychologists not been invented? What was going on?</p><p>And how and when did it get fixed?</p><p>Was there the elementary school equivalent of Major League Baseball watching one too many players get hospitalized by a bean ball before someone said, “Hey, I know! How about helmets?”</p><p>There are a lot of areas in which we can lament today’s overprotectiveness of kids.</p><p>And to be sure, elementary school Valentine’s Day celebrations today have eliminated not just the tears but also the moments of unimaginable joy. (I still get a boost of confidence visualizing the moment in third grade that The Girl I Loved dropped a valentine’s card in my envelope.)</p><p>But adjusting a day guaranteed to leave half (or more) of America’s kids feeling lousy about themselves . . . well, that seems like a good call.</p><p>IN OTHER NEWS ...</p><p>This photo comforts me.</p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-February/2012-02-14/One-of-those-days.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 602px; " title=""></p><p>---</p><p>The next&nbsp;<em>Interview Show</em>&nbsp;-- <strong>our four-year anniversary</strong> -- is Friday, Feb. 17, at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia), at 6:30 p.m. Guests include WBEZ's Steve Edwards, Hot Doug's Doug Sohn, the Portable Models, Soup &amp; Bread's Martha Bayne and DePaul "embedded sociologist" and filmmaker Greg Scott. More info&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hideoutchicago.com/" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); " target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:04:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2012-02-14/when-valentines-day-was-cruel-96378 The importance of heart-shaped pizza http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2012-02-13/importance-heart-shaped-pizza-96379 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-February/2012-02-14/barnabysheartpizza.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-February/2012-02-14/barnabysheartpizza.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" title="Heart shaped pizza from Barnaby's of Northbrook for Valentine's Day (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></p><p style="text-align: left; ">I&#39;m a sucker for limited edition food. Make it heart-shaped, and I&#39;m a hopeless fool. If it&#39;s one or two of my favorite pizzas in the world, I&#39;ll plan my life around it.</p><p style="text-align: left; ">Because pizza, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/quotes?qt=qt0314969">reminds us of all that once was good &mdash; and that could be again</a>.</p><p style="text-align: left; ">Chicago is home to some of the best restaurants in the world right now, and even on Valentine&#39;s Day or especially on holidays like today they step up to the plate and knock it out of the park, whether or not they&#39;re serving special prix fixe menus <em>à deux</em>.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: left; ">But pizza is meant for sharing &mdash; or at least it is here. And that&#39;s how it differs from our other iconic foods. Our pizza selflessly adapts in form and function to a day of love, beyond romantic love. Try to imagine: a heart-shaped hot dog or Italian beef?</p><p style="text-align: left; ">Above, you see my Valentine&#39;s Day 2011 heart-shaped pizza from <a href="http://barnabysofnorthbrook.com/">Barnaby&#39;s of Northbrook</a>. My heart-shaped pizza love knows no bounds of city limits or deep dish pans.</p><p style="text-align: left; ">Evidently I&#39;m not alone. Illinois leads the country in searches for heart-shaped pizzas, according to <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/10/smallbusiness/valentines_pizza/index.htm">CNN Money</a>.</p><p style="text-align: left; ">My annual heart-shaped pizza fling will end on Saturday at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mariespizzachicago.com/Maries_Pizza_%26_Liquors/Welcome.html">Marie&#39;s Pizza &amp; Liquors</a>.</p><p style="text-align: left; ">The day after I returned from Japan, I shared in 70 Marie&#39;s pizzas at the <a href="http://www.motorestaurant.com/">Moto</a>/<a href="http://www.ingrestaurant.com/">iNG</a> staff Superbowl party, held at <a href="http://www.timberlanesbowl.com/">Timber Lanes Bowling Alley</a>, where chef/owner <a href="https://www.facebook.com/homaro.cantu">Homaro Cantu</a> had an all-you-can-shave bar with two pounds of black truffles.</p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-February/2012-02-14/mariestrufflepizza.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 224px;" title="Shaved black truffle on Marie's pizza, courtesy moto/iNG chef/owner Homaro Cantu (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-February/2012-02-14/rareteatruffle.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 224px;" title="Périgord black truffle sourced by Rare Tea Cellar owner Rod Markus (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></p><p style="text-align: left; ">Rod Markus of <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/rareteacellar">Rare Tea Cellar</a> sourced the truffles from the Périgord region in France. Rod said he&#39;s been obsessed with black truffles and chocolate. My friend and pie queen <a href="http://www.greatermidwestfoodways.com/index.php/page/14.html">Catherine Lambrecht</a> brought <a href="http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/minnys-chocolate-pie">Minny&#39;s Chocolate Pie</a>&mdash;<em>sans</em> secret ingredient from The Help. It was amazing.</p><p style="text-align: left; ">Maybe next year, heart-shaped pizza and heart-shaped chocolate pie with black truffles. My heart-shaped love knows no bounds.</p><p style="text-align: center; "><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-February/2012-02-14/chocolatetrufflepie.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 448px;" title="Shaved black truffle on Minny's Chocolate Pie sans secret ingredient by Catherine Lambrecht (WBEZ/Louisa Chu)" /></p></p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:22:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/louisa-chu/2012-02-13/importance-heart-shaped-pizza-96379 Daily Rehearsal: 'The North Plan' reappears at Theater Wit http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-08/daily-rehearsal-north-plan-reappears-theater-wit-96202 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-February/2012-02-08/kate buddeke.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2012-February/2012-02-08/kate buddeke.jpg" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; float: left; width: 189px; height: 288px; " title="Kate Buddeke (Photo by Michael Brosilow)"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>1.&nbsp;Kimberly Senior brings&nbsp;<em>The North Plan </em>to Theater Wit</strong></span></span>, last seen with her directing at First Look from Steppenwolf in 2010. And yes, you might recognize (I do) the face at left as Kate Buddeke, from her scary-bordering-on-disturbing performance in <em>Rantoul or Die</em> by American Blues Theater last spring. <em>The North Plan</em> opens February 28.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>2. More on V-Day: Drury Lane is doing dinner theater</strong></span></span>&nbsp;this weekend, at $88 a person for a four course meal, ONE COCKTAIL, and <em>Gypsy</em>. As usual, the descriptions of available food are the best part of this deal:&nbsp;"a Caesar Salad or Grilled Jumbo Asparagus Salad and a choice of Sliced Beef of Tenderloin, New Zealand Lamb Chops, or Jumbo Black Tiger Shrimp. For dessert, guests may choose from Chocolate Covered Strawberries or Orange Chocolate Crème Brule."</p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>3. Comedy duo Garfunkel &amp; Oates were at UP on Saturday</strong></span></span>, and according <a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/arts-culture/comedy/15108753/garfunkel-oates-comedy-review">to Jason Heidemann</a>&nbsp;with <em>TimeOut</em>, they were"[p]ossessing the skinniness of teenage girls and wearing dresses straight out of Holly Hobby [which] upped the ante on songs that occasionally disarmed with naughty lyrical content."&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>4.&nbsp;Steppenwolf Theatre Company has hired Jeffrey Fauver</strong></span></span> to replace David Rosenberg as Communications Director; Rosenberg stepped down in December and now has his own public relations firm. Fauver has worked with the Goodman (most recently on Chinglish) and Chicago Shakes. Most impressive part of Fauver's resume? He volunteers with the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CCLAW), who if you've ever seen in person, are a tough bunch.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><strong>5. Did you see yesterday's viral sensation</strong></span></span>, the <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/claire-zulkey/2012-02-07/lana-del-reys-hunger-games-96170"><em>Hunger Games</em>/Lana Del Rey parody</a> by Chicago comedian Holly Laurent? Can't get enough of Holly? See her at iO on Tuesdays, &nbsp;where she <a href="http://ioimprov.com/chicago/performers/holly-laurent">performs with The Reckoning</a>.</p><p>Questions? Tips? Email <a href="mailto:kdries@wbez.org">kdries@wbez.org</a>.</p></p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 16:50:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/onstagebackstage/2012-02-08/daily-rehearsal-north-plan-reappears-theater-wit-96202 Art “Chat Daddy” Sims offers advice for the lovelorn http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-14/art-%E2%80%9Cchat-daddy%E2%80%9D-sims-offers-advice-lovelorn-82299 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/flower heart_getty.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>We&rsquo;re still months away from summer, but Valentine&rsquo;s Day is here &ndash; so you better get ready to turn up the heat! You might be in love.&nbsp;You might be looking.&nbsp;Either way the romantic road can be rocky.<br /><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-Chat-Daddy-Sims/293285343239">Art &ldquo;Chat Daddy&rdquo; Sims</a> used to write a relationship column in the <em>Chicago Defender</em>. Nowadays, you can catch him as a entertainment contributor for WCIU, The U. Chat Daddy joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to give listeners advice in the love department.</p></p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 15:02:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-14/art-%E2%80%9Cchat-daddy%E2%80%9D-sims-offers-advice-lovelorn-82299 Mission #60 Spread the looooooooooooooooove (Your new video is ready!) http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-13/mission-60-spread-looooooooooooooooove-your-new-video-ready-82286 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Heart in Hands.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img title="" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-February/2011-02-14/Screen shot 2011-02-13 at 9.36.46 PM.JPG" style="width: 492px; height: 264px;" /></p><p>Let's get right to it:</p><p><strong>I SHOUTED YOUR LOVE FROM THE ROOFTOPS! </strong>&nbsp;</p><p>And boy was it cold, I mean, and boy was it fun! &nbsp; :)</p><p>An important note before you view...</p><p>Instead of embedding the video here, I'm sending you directly to YouTube so you can engage the &quot;Interactive Transcript&quot; feature. Why? This allows you to glance at the entire transcript of what I'm saying (i.e. all the personal love messages) - and find yours.</p><p>When you click on your piece of text, the video will then jump right to that section. &nbsp;In some spots it's off by a few seconds, but you'll be in the general ballpark...and it's a pretty cool feature, don't you think?</p><p>Of course,<strong> you also have the option of watching the entire video</strong> (it's about 6 minutes long) <strong>which is what I actually hope you'll do</strong>&nbsp;because I think this mission/video turned out to be one of our most interesting and powerful yet<strong>.</strong></p><p>This is what the &quot;Interactive Transcript&quot; icon looks like:</p><p><img height="181" width="256" title="" alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-February/2011-02-14/interactive-transcript-button.JPG" /></p><p>I hope you and your beloveds all dig this. &nbsp;I can't wait to&nbsp;hear how the surprise goes...</p><p>►&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBIlCnBeiWs">CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO &quot;MISSION AMY KR SHOUTS YOUR LOVE FROM THE ROOFTOPS&quot;</a></p><p>xo</p><p>amy &nbsp; &nbsp;<strong>p.s.&nbsp; As a&nbsp; Valentine's Day bonus, I'm also tossing these love-themed trinkets your way; hope they enhance your day!&nbsp; <br /></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G95B3znntgg">6-Year-Old Jackson Finds His True Love</a></p><p><a href="http://leitesculinaria.com/67124/writings-amy-krouse-rosenthal-valentines-day.html">Home Sweet(heart) Home: </a>&nbsp; Quick easy Valentine's Day ideas for your mate/kids/family</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>A special shout out to Brian Stojak for being my Flip camera videographer!</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 03:44:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-02-13/mission-60-spread-looooooooooooooooove-your-new-video-ready-82286