February 12th, 2004 issue #0306

February 12th, 2004
  • Anniversary fever: Gifts for every year

    Got an anniversary coming up? Here's the list of what type of gift you should give for each year: First Paper Second Cotton Third Leather Fourth Linen, silk Fifth Wood Sixth Iron Seventh Wool Eighth Bronze Ninth China Tenth Tin, aluminum Eleventh Steel Twelfth Linen, silk, nylon Thirteenth Lace Fourteenth Ivory, agate Fifteenth Crystal, glass

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  • Are you ready? Top Ten signs you may be ready to tie the knot

    10) Your membership to after-hours dance spot Club 216 has just expired, and you're too tired to renew it. 9) Your left hand keeps flying up over your headperhaps five carats-worth of ballast will do the trick. 8) The thought of another first date is enough to send you voluntarily packing for UVA Hospital's psych ward. 7) You've been living together for 10 years you're tired of separate bedrooms when you go stay with the folks. 6) The annulment from your Las Vegas "quickie" just came through.

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  • Doc talk: The psychology of a perfect union

    You can talk all your want with your partner about finances, sex, and having babies. But if you don't know your partner's "main emotional issue," says clinical psychologist Tom DeMaio, you could be in for a very rocky ride. Those issues can range from a fear of rejection to a desire for protection to a need to feel successful and respected. Couples are often drawn to each other because each can uniquely fill the other's need. The problem comes, says DeMaio, when that need is neglected.

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  • Newlywed game: To do's for I do's

    While the details are fresh in their minds, we asked newlyweds to share tips or memories from their recent nuptials. (Coincidentally, many of them recall the name "Kim" being shouted. Read on to find out why.)   Adrienne and Chris Reiner June 21, 2003 Ceremony and reception at Ash Lawn-Highland

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  • Quick and painless: A trip to City Hall could be the ticket!

    Your parents have their hearts set on a traditional Catholic wedding back home in Rhode Island. His folks are hoping you'll come on down to Baton Rouge for a Baptist revival. What to do, what to do? There's always "City Hall"­ and everyone will just have to get over it. But is it that simple?

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  • Then and now: Couples recall popped questions

    Judging from the following stories, whether you're newlywed or married nearly 40 years, one thing in marriage is constant: You don't forget the way you got engaged. We asked some well-known locals to share their engagement tales. The stories show one thing: It's never too late– or too soon– to find love.   Satyendra and Irene Huja November 29, 2003

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  • Wedding intro

    The months of planning. Sweating over the details. Getting The Hook's wedding issue to the stand is, well, a little bit like planning a wedding. In the following pages, you'll find engagement tales from familiar faces, tips from newlyweds, wacky stories from wedding vendors, even some free couch-time from a couples' counselor. Whether you're planning your wedding, reminiscing about it, or swearing you'll never have one– if anyone asks if you love these stories, there's only one possible answer: I do! #

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  • Well groom-ed: How to keep your honey happy

    So it's happening. The proposal was accepted. (Don't hold her to remembering the actual words. Sure, you sweated over them for weeks, and now she just says, "It was a joyful blur." That's okay, get used to it. There will be more joyful blurs.) And now the planning has begun. Yes, the planning, the very idea of which makes you think, "How are the e-savers to Greenland looking these days?" or "Would anyone notice if I dyed my hair, grew a beard, and headed for the Yucatan?"

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  • Wild 'n' wacky: Wedding tales from the field

    Dan Patterson Patterson's Florist  Patterson's Florist handles its share of roses, lilies, and tulips, but for couples who want something a bit more unusual, Dan Patterson says he has the experience to make it happen. He recalls one wedding in which the groom's family was from South Africa and raised Proteas, a tropical plant whose blossom is the national flower of South Africa. "The family wanted to send nearly 400 of them for the ceremony and reception," says Patterson.

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4Better Or Worse

  • The week in review

    Biggest upset: Local Dems dump two-term incumbent City Councilor Meredith Richards, the party's challenger to Congressman Virgil Goode in 2002, at its February 7 convention...

The Dish

  • Food as foreplay: Local chefs heat things up

    What's sexy about food? What foods are sexy? In honor of San Valentino (actually, he provided the perfect excuse), Dish tendered these titillating questions to a few local ...


  • Fairy tales: How about a dose of reality?

    This Spring, we will celebrate anew the ideals we first learned from fairy tales: true love, romantic harmony, and a soul mate with whom we are destined to be united for "h...

Question of the Week

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    ALBEMARLE 10/29  Jeffrey T. Snead to Walter F. Megonigal and Jennifer L. Schaeffer, 62 Oak Forest Circle, Oak Forest, $206,000. Glenmore Associates Ltd. to ESS Devel...

Real Estate - On the Block

  • Art/history: Ivy Depot embodies eclecticism

    ADDRESS: 0 Ivy Depot Lane ASKING: $679,000 SIZE: 5,165 fin. sq. ft. YEAR BUILT: 1830, addition 1850 NEIGHBORHOOD: Ivy CURB APPEAL: 8 out of a possible 10 LISTED BY: Susan S...

Real Estate - Update

  • Still on the block

    What happened to "On the Blocks" of the past? APPEARED IN THE HOOK: April 24, 2003, in issue #216 ADDRESS: 331 Mineral Avenue, Mineral ASKING: $238,000 LISTED BY: Olivia Ry...

Real Estate Property auctions

  • Foreclosure auctions

    February 18, at 2:30pm at the Albemarle County Courthouse Property: 2.034 acres at 6409 Jefferson Mills Road Debtor: James T. Dudley Amount owing: $79,677 Bidder brings: $...

Movie Reviews

  • Forget it: 50 first dates too many

    Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore had enough chemistry in The Wedding Singer that a re-teaming was inevitable in an industry where anything that works well is worked to death...

Music Features

Music Reviews

  • People's choice: Escape the everyday grind

    Folkskunde  Some days you just don't feel like going to work. You wake up in the morning, and maybe for no particular reason at all, you just can't find the strength ...


The Brazen Careerist

Strange But True



  • The adjuster: Brown wants a crack at Council

    (First in our series of HotSeats on City Council candidates) Published February 12, 2004, in issue#0306 of the Hook As a chiropractor, David Brown knows that small adjustme...


  • Moving buses is best memorial

    Published February 12, 2004, in issue #0306 of The Hook I was a bit taken aback when I heard that CTS suspended its services due to the death of its founder, Helen Poore [N...

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