January should prove to be a happy and active month for you, Cap. You are, and should remain, focused on yourself right now... your needs and desires. Let the rest of the world take care of itself for a change. Love may bloom around the fifth. Your personal magnetism is strong, and may well attract a new love interest into your life. Just go slow with it.
Happy New Year, everybody!
All In A Day's Work... January 3, 2008 08:10
These Contractors are installing steel pillars in concrete to stop vehicles from parking on the pavement outside a Sports Bar downtown. They are now in the process of cleaning up at the end of the day and anxious to go home.
How long do you think it will take them to realize what they did wrong?
Monday Morning Grin... You Want Me To Do Whaaat !?! January 6, 2008 19:55
The look on this dog's face is priceless.
Dear Stella... Do I Have a Future With This Girl? January 9, 2008 19:54
Recently my best friend told me she was in love with me. That was absurdly good news to me because I've fallen for her, too. That was four nights ago and that was probably the happiest moment of my life.
Three nights ago, all she could do was tell me why she was horrible for me, why we would never work, and that she had been having erotic dreams about me. Only (and this is the root of the problem) it's not me. It's a man with my personality, voice, and chemistry with her, but he apparently resembles Brad Pitt. Ultimately, that night ended with her saying she didn't want to hurt me.
Two nights ago, she talked nothing but sex the entire night, after revealing another erotic dream about "me". But, at the end of the night, she said "But the problem is I am not physically attracted to you. And I won't let myself fall in love with you. It wouldn't be in my best interest and I won't hurt people so I can be happy. I'm sorry I'm so shallow and that is what is keeping us apart, but that is how I feel." I said I understood, but I was very hurt.
Yesterday, she said we should agree that the past few nights hadn't happened. I... somewhat agreed. I don't want to think about my life without her as a friend, but at this point, how can either of us really forget?
Today she told me of her most recent dream. It was her and I (the real me) watching television and I kept trying to hold her hand, but she kept on slapping me away and telling me to stop. That coincides with my dream (I have never dreamed about her before) that we were sitting at a restaurant, completely silent for what felt like hours. At the end, we walked out together and I asked her "What now?" She didn't have an answer, so we gave each other a high-five (common practice) and left.
At this point, I have no idea what to do. I want to forget, but at the same time, I don't want to. I don't hold not being attracted to me against her. I don't hold ANYTHING against her. I just want my best friend back. And I want to know why she feels like this. We've apparently been in mutual love for the better part of the last four months, and now that we admitted it to each other, we're... here. We barely talk now. She says she doesn't need time or space, but we went from talking 5-6 hours a day to talking about 5-6 minutes a day. What should I do? Where is this going? Can we ever be together again in any context?
Holy Crap! Run (don't walk) as far away from this woman as you can possibly get! Not only is she emotionally immature and unbalanced, she's MEAN. Most people don't remember their dreams every night for days in a row. She is feeding you a line of bull and playing with your heart. Find a healthier woman.
No Explanation Needed January 15, 2008 07:11
Friday Vid: That Demon Alcohol January 18, 2008 08:19
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January Writing Contest Winner: Love on the Doorstep January 20, 2008 17:38
Love on the Doorstep
Wouldn't it be great to say that love just fell on your doorstep? For most, this is not the case. Many people out there would agree, that they couldn't harpoon Love with a large whaling ship in a sea of blue whales. However, for Bekah Gene, that was just the case.
A hard life had been the motto of Bekah Gene since she left her beginnings in New York to take on college life at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The thick accent and her belongings were all that followed Bekah from her life in New York into her new trials and tribulations that would follow on the campus of Indiana. Bekah's first two years, she dated a guy pretty seriously, almost intent on calling him her future husband. However, something was just not right, not complete.
As many people know, it takes just that one missing piece of a puzzle for it to ruin an almost complete masterpiece, and that was just the thought that Bekah had of her and Ben. Yet, he was everything she had wanted, and it seemed to be the right step.
Torn between emotions and obligations, it was the next event in Bekah's life that she had not foreseen. Up until she met Kevin, Bekah had been the one to ask out her previous five boyfriends. However, one day at the recreation center, unbeknownst to either member of this story, they would meet the one that the universe would call one's perfect match.
Kevin was that missing piece that Bekah had needed to finish her 1000 piece puzzle. He was funny and assertive, and more importantly, went after Bekah from the get go. Trying to respect the fact that he didn't want to disrespect Bekah and Ben as a couple, he could not deny his feelings.
While both were unsure of where love would take them, Bekah eventually ended her relationship with Ben, while Kevin waited patiently and actually departed Bekah's life for about a semester.
Yet, Bekah decided to move in with her best friend Jessee and the two headed out to their new apartment. And then came the morale and ending of the story! Without either knowing, Kevin stumbled upon Bekah's doorstep. Kevin actually knew a friend that used to live at that same exact apartment and was looking for him, and ended up finding the love of his life instead.
I could talk about how the two dated for 6 months and how Bekah and Kevin pretty much never frowned and continuously laughed throughout their courtship, but you don't want to hear that. Well, maybe you do. The two continued their relationship until the day that Kevin popped the question, that coming at the top of a long hot air balloon ride, something that both of them had dreamed about doing. However, this time, their lives would change in the skies of Indiana.
Who says that love doesn't find its way to your doorstep?
A Slice of Paradise... January 22, 2008 10:43
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Friday Vid: The 6 Million Dollar Commercial January 25, 2008 07:33
This Honda commercial is amazing even if you have seen it before. (Read the intro before watching).
There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in these images. Everything that you see happened in real time exactly as you see it..
The recording required 606 takes and in the first 605 takes there always was something, usually of minor importance, that didn't work. It was necessary for the recording team to reinstall the entire set-up, time after time, and it took several weeks working day and night to achieve success.
The recording cost 6 million dollars and it took 3 months to finish, including the engineering design of the sequence. The duration of the video is only 2 minutes, and has turned out to be the most displayed commercial in the history of the Internet.
There are only six Honda Accords built by hand in the whole world, and to the horror of Honda engineers, the recording team disassembled two of them to make the recording.
Everything you see in the sequence (besides the walls, floor, ramp and untouched Honda Accord) is part of those two automobiles. The voice is that of Garrison Keiller. The commercial was so well received by Honda execs when they saw it, that their first comment was how amazing the computer graphics were. They almost fell out of their chairs when told that the recording was real without any graphics manipulation. They immediately approved it without hesitation- including the high costs.
Honda execs think that it will pay for itself simply because of the free showings. (Honda is not paying one cent for you to see it.) Enjoy...
Our website has gone interactive! Dear Stella, advice for the loverlorn, now invites comments or advice submitted by readers. Yes, Stella will still give her own sage advice, but now there will be a variety of viewpoints and other advice and encouragement to pick from and learn.
Access this new version of Dear Stella (for free love advice, relationship problems and marriage counseling) here:
Also, we have a cool page of true love stories submitted by visitors that will restore your faith in the power of love. A recent entry by Jeannette received so much reader feedback that she won a great prize!
Read her story here, it's called "Miracle by Chance":