Things Of Love From 2007

Great post today by MegFowler. She says:

I know that none of us feels loving or loved all the time, but sometimes forcing yourself to think through the things you enjoy/are passionate about/get the tingles for is a good way to pull yourself through the muck. A small step, but an important one.

But instead of focusing on the next year yet, I’m going to ask YOU to tell me what YOU loved in 2007.

Using her template, here’s my list.

Movie of Love: Transformers – such a good movie! I’m still impressed with it.

Song of Love: Umbrella by Rihanna. I also listened to JT’s What Goes Around… quite a bit. Yes, again. Oh and Linkin Park’s What I’ve Done…great song!

Book of Love: The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. I read so many books it was hard to pick, but Dawkins wrote a book that definitely made an impression on me.

Album of Love: Riot! by Paramore. I’m still not sick of this album. Love it!

Place of Love: Facebook. Hard not to love it now that almost everyone is on it!

Month of Love: December…all the travel (London, New York, Yellowknife) was tiring, but totally worth it. Plus there was Christmas with my parents, and my birthday too!

Best Day of Love: June 12th because I graduated from university!

Best Moment of Love: Justin Timberlake concert, especially when all the cameras flashed, it was so awesome.

Word of Love: sweet! I also said "that’s how I roll" quite a bit.

Purchase of Love: Moleskine notebook, though I don’t use it enough! And I bought a second one while in NY (at the United Nations store).

City of Love: New York, of course! I’d go back in a heartbeat.

Food of Love: Goat cheese. Dunno why, but I seem to have fallen in love with it!

Beverage of Love: Coke Zero, my drink of choice. Also drank an awful lot of Starbucks.

Person of Love (someone who made a difference for you this year): So many people made a difference, in so many different ways. I’m thankful for all of them. If I had to pick just one though, I’d say Mom. She’s always making me smile with her Facebook and MSN messages! Yeah, I’m a momma’s boy 😉

Spot of Love (the best place to go to just be): Starbucks, for dozens of reasons.

Clothing Item of Love: Gap socks! So glad I finally bought some.

Random Thing of Love (anything you want): Text messaging. Couldn’t live without it!

That was harder than I thought! What does your list look like?

Read: MegFowler.com

St. Valentine's Day

Post ImageToday is Valentine’s Day, where everything you see and everywhere you go is red, pink, white, or some shade in between. I remember giving cards to classmates when I was in primary school, and I remember candygrams in high school, but that’s about when my mass valentine sending stopped. As you get older, you send less and less valentines I guess! From Wikipedia:

The day is now most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of “valentines.” Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, the practice of hand writing notes has largely given way to the exchange of mass-produced greeting cards. The Greeting Card Association estimates that, world-wide, approximately one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. The association also estimates that women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.

I wonder how long it will be until this text is updated to say that the practice of sending greeting cards has largely given way to the exchange of email or IMs or blog posts or something! And on that note, Happy Valentine’s Day – I’m back to mass valentines!