7 Days of Love

20140319-153134.jpgIf someone is going away for a week send a week’s worth of encouragement and love. #ideas
1. Look to the future return. On take off day, slip a note in their carry-on that mentions something romantic or fun that you’ll do when they return.
2. Plan a date night. Don’t think you can have that special night while your other is gone? Think again. Be sure both of you download a movie onto your chosen device sometime before the night so all you have to do is sit and enjoy. Then watch it at the same time and Skype, text, phone, or email during the viewing.
3. Read the same book and share passages through text or call. Be sure to include why the particular section resinated with you to engage in intelligent conversation for a mental boost and a distraction from your lonely feelings.
4. Surprise brings a smile. Do something that is designated for the other to do. Paying a bill or calling on a problem in effort to solve the situation goes a long way to show you are thinking about one another.
5. Leave a silly and romantic poem on voicemail. (Roses are red, Violets are blue…)
6. Send a cheerful email. There’s nothing like receiving a pep-talk from your special someone. There are many free e-cards to show you cheering along while you’re apart.
7. Jot down 20 things you love about them and place it under their pillow for a warm homecoming.

Article by Judy Dawn. I was inspired by www.TheDatingDivas.com.

Beyond Emerald

20140319-085228.jpgIn light of St. Patrick’s Day this week, and having a sliver of Irish in me, I decided to share some unique knowledge I found about shades of green.

Celadon (2 of 15)
This color name can be traced to French literature of the 17th century. Céladonwas the name of a character who wore green clothes in Honoré d’Urfé’s novelL’Astree. The term can also refer to any of several Chinese porcelains having a translucent, pale green glaze.

Chartreuse (3 of 15)
This name comes to us from a group of Carthusian French monks who concocted an aromatic liqueur, light green with a yellowish tinge in color, and named itchartreuse, after the mountain range in the Alps where their first monastery, La Grande Chartreuse, was built.

Mint (6 of 15)
The color name mint is borrowed from the name of the bright green aromatic plant. The plant’s name can be traced to the Greek minthe, which was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was transformed into the sweet-smelling herb by Persephone.

Myrtle (8 of 15)
Myrtle green is a dark green with a bluish tinge. The name comes from the myrtle plant, a shrub with fragrant white flowers and aromatic berries, which was held sacred by the Roman goddess Venus and used as an symbol of love in festivals. This ancient association accounts for later uses of the word myrtle to refer to garlands, wreaths, and in a figurative sense to indicate honor or affection.

Citron (10 of 15)
Citron is a grayish-green yellow color. It stems from Old French word for “lemon” and is unsurprisingly related to the wordcitrus. A rarer type of citrus with a thick rind is also called a citron.

Paris green (11 of 15)
The color name Paris green comes to us from a highly toxic powder of the same name that was once used to kill rats in Paris. It has also been used as an insecticide, wood preservative and pigment. The powder itself ranged in color from pale to deep hues of green, depending on how finely it was ground.

20140319-084329.jpg Hooker’s green (15 of 15)
This is our only shade of green that is an eponym. Hooker’s green is named after botanical illustrator William Hooker, the official artist of Horticultural Society of London, who primarily painted fruit on the bough, like the apple from his 1818 book Pomona Londinensis. His eponymous green, which he invented to suit the particular shade he needed, is a combination of Prussian blue and gamboge, a deep yellow shade, and continues to be favored by watercolorists.

Original article by Dictionary.com App
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7 Pick Up Lines I Laughed At

1. Poof! I’m here. What are your other two wishes?
2. I’m not trying to impress you or anything, but…I’m batman.
3. What’s a nice girl like you doing in a dirty mind like mine?
4. Do you believe in love at first sight or should I come back again?
5. Are you Google? Because I’ve just found what I’m searching for.
6. Where do you hide your wings?
7. I think my heart just lagged.