Category Archives: Relationships

Teenage Crushes and Poetry

In lieu of a “real” blog post (I’ve never had a summer college class before, let alone two, and I’m still recovering), here’s a bit of my teen years wrapped up in a poem.  Written for one of said classes, of course.  And before you dig in, I should warn you that while my literary career began with poetry (a whole book of poems with cake/bake/snake/rake rhymes when I was the ripe old age of six), this is my first real poem.  Somehow my “Intro to Creative Writing” only covered fiction.  So be nice! Did you have a teenage crush that crushed you?  Or did the two of you get together?  Share your crush in the comments below and let us know how it turned out.

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It’s the Little Things that Say I Love You

Forget the diamond earrings.  Forget the trip to Hawaii.  I’ll take the little things that say “I love you.” Now, don’t get me wrong.  I would love diamond earrings or a Hawaiian vacation.  But those are also gifts that are big, one-time events. And don’t try to pass off the everyday chores as ways he says he loves me.  Yes, I do appreciate that he works hard to support the family, that he takes the garbage out and changes the oil and fixes leaky faucets and washes dishes when I’m busy.  (Hey, we like the traditional division of labor!) Daily chores are definitely appreciated and do show love, but they don’t make me tingle inside. What does? It’s the kiss on the back of my neck while I’m cooking. It’s him picking up a Snickers bar for me when I send him out for the forgotten Thanksgiving dinner ingredient. It’s … Continue reading

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Impromptu Concert at Mayo Clinic

My sister just sent me a link to this.  It said, “An elderly couple walked into the lobby of the Mayo Clinic for a checkup and spotted a piano. They’ve been married for 62 years and he’ll be 90 this year. Check out this impromptu performance… It’s all about attitude. Enjoy!!” I especially love the gentleman’s enthusiasm, shown in his bounce. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI-l0tK8Ok0 (I can’t figure out how I inserted an actual YouTube video before!)

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