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Find Love- Keep Love : Romance News : February 2008

Friday Vid: Naughty but Fun...
February 1, 2008 11:26

More fun videos at: Vivid Video

Tell Your Story of Grief
February 6, 2008 20:10

Have you or someone you know suffered the tragic loss of a loved one? Find straight answers, grief coping strategies and hope at this excellent new website:

They have recently launched two new interactive pages to help you express your grief, or find comfort in the stories of others.

Tell your story of grief here: Yourspace
Create a beautiful memorial page here: Theirspace

Usually our blog is pure fun and games, but not today. Visit this grief recovery website if you or someone you know needs help coping with their grief.

Monday Morning Grin: 20 ways to deal with insanity in the workplace:
February 11, 2008 08:10

Back for a dull, humdrum Monday at work?

Try these to spice things up!

1. At lunchtime, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars to see if they slow down.

2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice.

3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.

4. Put your garbage can on your desk and label it "In."

5. Put decaf in the coffeemaker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.

6. In the memo field of all your checks, write "For Smuggling Diamonds"

7. Finish all your sentences with "In accordance with the prophecy."

8. Dont use any punctuation

9. As often as possible, skip rather than walk.

10. Order a diet water whenever you go out to eat (with a serious face).

11. Specify that your drive-through order is "To Go."

12. Sing along at the opera.

13. Go to a poetry recital and ask why the poems don't rhyme.

14. Put mosquito netting around your work area, put on smelly suntan lotion, and play tropical sounds all day.

15. Five days in advance, tell your friend you can't attend his party because you're not in the mood.

16. Have your co-workers address you by your wrestling name, Rock Bottom.

17. When the money comes out of the ATM machine, scream "I Won!, I Won!"

18. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling "Run for your lives, they're loose!"

19. Tell your children over dinner, "Due to the poor economy, we're going to have to let one of you go."

20. And the final way to keep a healthy level of sanity.......

Share this with someone to make them smile. Tell them to visit The Love Blog.

Valentine's Day Ideas
February 12, 2008 08:30

Thursday is Valentine's Day, so don't forget your honey!

For some really unique ideas, we have a great page on our website. We suggest some old tried-and-true favorites, unusual ideas and submissions by other visitors to the page.

Have fun on Thursday, and remember to always make room for love and romance in your lives!

Take a look: Gifts For Lovers

Valentine's Day Love Story... With Balls
February 14, 2008 07:46

Don't miss this one!

Bad E-dates: Mr. TV & Mr. Tickle Fingers
February 17, 2008 10:20

The other day, we came across a funny bloglet where readers had submitted some online dating horror stories.
We share these two with you below:

#1 MR. TV

I didn't have high hopes going into this date. Mr. TV was persistent though, so I agreed when he suggested a movie.
(Note: not a good first date, though in this case a blessing).

We walked around for about an hour before the movie started. He asked no actual questions during the hour, but
mentioned several times that he was "very well off". Then, he told me that he's already told his uncle about me,
and that he'd made plans for "us" to borrow the beach house for a weekend this summer...

I think Mr. TV will not be getting a second date...

P.S. Wondering about the "Mr. TV" name? Well, in all his online pictures, he's posing with his flat screen TV......
literally, about 5 pictures in different lighting with his TV...

I know ;-) Or should have known....


I've been struggling to figure out how to write about Mr. Tickle Fingers. The more I think about it, the weirder
the evening becomes in my mind. This guy was 36 and currently unemployed ("interviewing").

There was some mix up in meeting plans... but eventually we found each other at the bar. He said he was just
about to leave since he was sure I'd seen him earlier and chose to ignore him... (hmmm, why didn't you come
meet me if you knew I was there?). Anyway, as I struggled to get the conversation started , he mentions being in sales;
so I asked him what he sells.

Mr. TF: "I used to sell politically incorrect adult toys...guess what they were..."
Me: "Um, no, that's okay, I think I get the picture".
Mr. TF: "No no, guess.... I want to see you blush".
Me: "No, really, I don't want to guess".

......continues in this vein for a bit...
...only to learn he sold guns...awesome...

As I struggle to think of a reason not to just leave, he keeps making remarks about how I'm a trouble maker...
and at one point he actually says:

Mr. TF: "I'm going to have to tickle you, you're such a trouble maker".
Me: "I really don't feel that you know me well enough to touch me..."
Mr. TF: (hands start to reach over)
Me: SMACK (hitting his hands away)
Mr.TF: "You're not being much fun..."
Me: "I don't really prefer to be tickled in the middle of a bar"
Mr. TF: (smirks) "Well, I might just have to put you over my knee and spank you then" (WHAT?!?!)

Strangely, at this point I got really tired. and said it was time to go. But not to worry! He said he had a good feeling
about me passing the "get to see him again" test, and he'd be in touch!

Thank goodness! I am such a lucky girl...

Alright, now, don't get discouraged! There's plenty of online success stories, too....
Check out our free Guide to Online Dating for some great tips on how to find true love on the 'net.

Buddy, Can You Spare A Dime?
February 20, 2008 07:37











             ("For beer -- for wine -- for whisky -- for hangover")

The Real Thing... Love should feel good!
February 25, 2008 20:41


As we grasp for what we think we want, true love, and fail to find it, we may suffer and bring suffering to others. When this is the case, when we suffer more than we feel healed, we can be fairly certain that what we have found is not love but something else... infatuation, passion, lust, or romantic intrigue.

When we feel anxious, excited, nervous, and thrilled, we are probably experiencing romance, not love. Romance can be a lot of fun as long as we don't try to make too much of it. If we try to make more of it than it is, the romance then becomes painful. Romance may eventually lead to love, but it may also fade without maturing into anything more. If we cling to it and try to make it more than it is, we might find ourselves pining for a fantasy, or worse, stuck in a relationship that was never meant to last. Wasted time and broken hearts.

Real love is identifiable by the way it makes us feel. Love should feel good. There is a peaceful quality to an authentic love experience that penetrates to our core, touching a part of ourselves that has always been there. True love activates this inner being, filling us with warmth and light. True love feels calm and safe. True love does not ask us to look a certain way, drive a certain car, or have a certain job. It takes us as we are, no changes required. When people truly love us, their love for us awakens our love for ourselves. The end result... true love never makes us feel needy or lacking or anxious. Instead, true love empowers us with its implicit message that we are, always have been, and always will be, made of love.


This would have been great for Mother's Day...
February 28, 2008 09:47

But I couldn't wait that long to share it!


   The Petals of Rose

We had a recent prize-winning entry to our writing contest, and thought it was
so beautiful, we wanted to share it with you, our Bloggees:

Mom, I Am Listening...


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