Bean sprouts love note
So you messed up on Valentine's Day with nothing in hand for your sweetie.
The Message Bean, a plant that sprouts a bean bearing a laser-imprinted message of love, might just be a chance to redeem yourself and let your love continue to grow.
There's one bean per container and no indication what specimen you're nurturing. Therefore, it's anyone's guess what will take root -- a bit like dating.
Of course, it does take seven days for the "I Love You" bean to break ground. In the meantime there's always chocolate, wine, roses, dinner at her or his favorite restaurant, jewelry, poetry, plane tickets for two to Paris and more for good leverage. (Make sure to hold onto that passenger ticket for yourself.)
Pick up a Message Bean at As Seen on TV, Ward Warehouse, for $9.95.
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARBULLETIN.COM
The Message Bean, from As Seen on TV at Ward Warehouse, is imprinted with "I Love You" and grows as an ornamental vine.
Mystery Cougher will be on the loose tomorrow
The Ricola Mystery Cougher will be hacking it up in Honolulu tomorrow. Find him or her and be the first to offer up a Ricola cough drop to win a cash prize of $1,000 and a chance to win $1 million.
Find the Mystery Cougher through clues offered on radio stations Krater 96 and KCCN, or sign up to get e-mail clues through www.ricolausa.com.
To get you started, a clue you'll find only here: Even if you're not participating in the big race, you could still have a run of luck and find the Mystery Cougher. Will you catch the cougher carbo-loading, cross-training or just enjoying the festivities? Exhibiting an interest in new products or demonstrations? One more hint: You can catch the cougher headed to a marketplace guaranteed to make you feel good.