Come Valentine's Day, my high horse and I tend to stay in the shadows. Maybe it's because we know better than to get tangled up in the tentacles of corny cards and flowers, which, of course, are useless. Maybe it's because we're dark and mysterious. Or curmudgeonly. Anybody's guess.
But, let me tell you – that chilly exterior is hard to maintain when, say, this guy comes into the mix:
[Daryl Hall: The man, the legend.]
And when we could be bringing down the house.
After apparently being debriefed on my Fantasy Crush roster and favorite songs ever, the fine folks at Coolidge Corner went and made Valentine's Day irresistible with Total Eclipse of the Heart: The '80s Love Song Sing-Along.
There will be Hall. There will be Oates. There will be Prince, too, and Pat Benatar, George Michael, Rick Springfield, his best friend's girl... you name it. For hours!
I can go for that.
Stephanie Callahan is a native Bostonian who loves cooking, traveling, spa treatments, and being on the ocean.
Meghan Colloton is a Bostonian who loves traveling, channeling her inner Julia Child, and trying weird things -- from food to bungee jumping.
Milva DiDomizio is a New England native who's fond of cooking, singing, and Boston's arts and culture scene.
Rachel Raczka is a Bostonian who enjoys buttercream frosting, gin cocktails, and conquering cobblestone streets in high heels.
Emily Sweeney is a Boston native who goes out all over, from Irish pubs in Southie to the roller rink in Dorchester.
Emily Wright is a native Cape Codder who enjoys exercising, baking, and the occasional guilty pleasure action movie.