Month: February 2010

Valentine’s

Love E.B.

Love E.B.

“Some leave Post-its on the bathroom mirror. Others scream it on billboards in Times Square. There are many ways to say “I love you.” But here’s how some famous New Yorkers, or the people who loved them, did it.”

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For more than a century, the makers of NECCO Sweethearts Conversation Hearts have come up with some of the sweetest ways of saying “I love you.” Every Valentine’s Day the company presents new messages on the tiny colored hearts that have been a holiday tradition since the Civil War.

But startling changes are afoot! Some are not happy

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Now wait a minute, y’all
This dance ain’t for everybody
Only the sexy people
So all you fly mothers, get on out there and dance
Dance, I said!

Like a Million Parachutes

The sky is still gray. Snow is falling down. Our yard looks like a black and white movie. Sigh. This winter has really been getting to me…I guess I am sick of the cold and feeling blue. I’ve been super bummed lately and anxious. James has been so encouraging and loving and keeping my spirits afloat despite his long work hours.

I want warm colors and blue skies!

Work is closed today. This morning we took our cars into the city parking garage for free weekend storage, stopping for coffee and walking back through the snow. We laughed on the way home because one of the barista’s at the coffee shop had a small sword tucked into his fanny pack. Yes, small sword.

I am happy to be inside and warm with James. We are really thankful for this time to just spend together. Last night we got stocked up on snackies. We’ll be working on freelance work, cleaning, laundry, reading, plus watching movies.

Lastly, I’d like to share a song that resonates today. I am a Sixpence None The Richer fan. A lot of people think they are LCD CCM. Well, yes, they got a bad rap in the 90′s because their song “Kiss Me” ended up in a suxors Freddie Prinz Junior film:

So you may be thinking “Groan”.  Do not judge them because of this song. They are not to be underestimated! They are one of two or three christian groups I will actually recommend and defend. Who cares if there is some nostalgia fueling my love for their music (I saw them play in a church when I was in high school—youth group city!).

Good tunes for snow day blues…

Slouching towards Punxsutawney

Between the idea / And the reality / Between the motion / And the act / Falls the Shadow.

– T.S. Eliot

It doesn’t look good, folks. EDIT: 6 more weeks of winter!

Groundhog Day is a lot like a rock concert but the people are better behaved and there’s a groundhog involved.

– Tom Chapin, editor of the Punxsutawney Spirit

Indeed.

Did you know?

  • Phil is 123 years old.
  • He actually speaks his results to his handlers.
  • He lives in library.
  • Has a .400 batting average.
  • PETA wants to replace him with a robot.
  • Is on Facebook.

Links

Groundhog Day: A History, And 5 Facts You Didn’t Know
Official Punxsutawney Phil Groundhog Day Web site
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