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Romantic redo

By Jenny Coon Peterson February 16th, 2010
I spent last Sunday's romance holiday with two friends. We went to see a guilty pleasure movie ("Percy Jackson," which we thoroughly enjoyed, even if we were years beyond the target audience) and then attempted to think of somewhere casual enough to escape the crowd of couples. Our first choice was Olive Garden (another guilty pleasure " damn that soup/salad/breadstick combo). Turns out, good ol' Olive Garden is considered "romance dining" by some. Weird, but whatever.

All in all, it was a pleasant day. But maybe not for all of you. Were you the recipient of the dreaded giant stuffed animal? Did your significant other try to woo you with a sub-par meal (perhaps at Olive Garden)? Don't simply chalk up this recent Valentine's as a complete failure. A local hotel is here to save the ruined day.

Cambria Suites, 4410 SW 19th, is offering a one-night prize package for the duo with the most deplorable V-Day story. The prize includes a night at the hotel (obviously) for Feb. 25, two tickets to see Billy Joel and Elton John on that night, a limo to the concert, dinner, breakfast, and sparkling wine and strawberries.

Head to Cambria's special Valentine's Day Redo site ( and tell them in 200 words or less why this V-Day sucked and why you deserve better. The contest ends Sunday, Feb. 21, so get your sob story ready and enter soon.
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