Posts Tagged ‘date

28
Nov
17

Have I Missed a Day? Calendar Wha?

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I’m looking at my stats for whatever reason (not sure why I bother), and I see some for tomorrow…today.  I look at my watch.  As far as I can tell, it’s still the 27th.  But, the stat page shows new results for the 28th…hmm.

I should probably do a lil search to check where the WordPress main office is, again.  But, I’m pretty sure it’s not outside the USA because the stats are from the USA, nowhere else.  SO…  Can someone explain this, please?

[I know.  That’s why they have forums.  But, I like my comfy blog sofa.  And, I’m feeling a bit lazy like a lap cat.  Meow.]

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31
Jan
17

This Is the Try-four-ce of Valentines, Link

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I didn’t realize it was the anniversary of the original Legend of Zelda NES video game soon enough.  [The Legend of Zelda, NES 1986-2016]  But, in my own way, I decided to celebrate with a boatload of love notes (and BOMB notes**).  Here is the first batch.  We’ll start with…

SHE/HE LOVES ME NOT (cards for those who wish to cut ties, express disapproval/disgust/anger, complain about someone falling short/forgetting, missed calls/dates, pleas for forgiveness, opting to go it alone, mishaps, etc.)

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And, as an added bonus, I’ll throw in some Galaxy Rangers love notes.

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**BOMB NOTES. See the explanation in the related post.

NEXT WEEK:  The naughty Triforce of Power, the brave Triforce of Courage and the occasionally blunt and/or refreshing Triforce of Wisdom.  All romantic/erotic.

12
Jan
17

Valentine-o-shima, Day 1

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I warned you some weeks ago.  I didn’t realize how crazy I’d get putting these love notes together.  But, now I am feeling a bit short of breath as I scroll the tally.  So, to help alleviate the pressure, I am releasing them in big batches, at least once a week until Valentine’s Day.  I would not be surprised if there’s still overflow into Dragobete.  But, I think I need to curb my creativity and quit while they’re over my head.  What do you think?

I am thinking I will have these up for a limited time and then need to clear the history decks so I don’t have to scroll through so many pictures in one folder to get to what I need for other posts.

Now, onto the first wave…

A Coca-Cola ad from 1998 inspired this lot.

^ All of the above are variations on one message using a few different images.  Other cards will be grouped similarly as the “explosions” unfold.

^Impatience, alerting your date/friend you are getting ready to meet with him/her, etc.

^Thanks for a good time/date and appreciation of a smiling face.

^More variations on a delay of meeting for the day, running errands, saving the world, etc.

^Various faces and good surprises, expressions of stimulation, responses to voices, admissions of love, etc.

^Mixed thoughts splashed with humor, mostly pleasant, from both male and female perspectives, when couples converse, meeting someone new, approval of someone new, etc

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^Sharing a drink,  metaphors for drinks, refreshing compliments, etc.

^Answering the call, responding to a request/need, bursting at the seems with excitement, etc.

^Random inclusion of Taylor Swift as this face shot had her name written all over it.  🙂  You see her making this face on just about every award show commercial.

^Mixed compliments, letting someone know you’re on your way, reasons for delay, rushing to the rescue, etc.

^The odd ones that may or may not fit in other groups.

^A request to meet somewhere private to discuss feelings (particularly when you don’t want to be having a personal chat on company time), contemplating calling/contacting that new face you just met, waiting for someone new/special to contact you, a flimsy excuse for not spending time with your beloved.

^Words of warning and reasons for upheaval, a breakup on the horizon, trust/hearts broken, questioning feelings, questioning someone’s absence, asking if someone is still speaking with you, etc.

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Phew!  That was a challenge, just trying to group and lay them all out.  It’ll take a while for the smoke to clear.  But, I hope people will appreciate the effort and make use of these.

 

08
Nov
16

At the Relationship Crossroads

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I’ve come to the realization, more than once, that when I hesitate to move forward with a woman that sparks my interest, someone is lurking in my blind spot just waiting to beat me to the punch, spoil all my effort and claim the most costly of prizes (or cheapest, depending upon your perspective) as if it was always within reach. The long drive may be the promise of the sweetest things, but that doesn’t stop the fast and furious. And, at the same time, haste makes waste. Too many race to get the cup without checking under the hood and pacing themselves. This often results in devastating crashes and other crimes of the heart.

You may have seen it in a movie or one of the lewd cartoons polluting the airwaves these days. The “good” guy goes through the trouble of getting to know the woman, picking out just the right flowers and gift for a special day. Then, along comes Captain Jack Killjoy with one slick line and that irrestistable musk that drops Beauty faster than a Bela Legosi can raise an eyebrow, even though she tells you she’s not the type to fall for that crap. The “good” guy gets wind of what just happened, watches his flowers wilt and walks away with nothing (maybe a lesson learned if you’re that glass-half-full type). Some may crack their routine and join the rat race. The rest patch their tires and hit the same, old road one more time, looking for Lovers’ Lane, the best bed and breakfast in a serene neighborhood.

If you ever find yourself in a position where the one you want to spend your life with is heading far away for some time, don’t make any promises. It may be an epic romantic fantasy to receive love letters and reunite years later, but you could just as likely be the focus of a ghost story, waiting on some cliff for your love to return until you die of misery.

Maybe some day, I’ll be remembered as the genuine “road warrior.” Like the movies, that may be all that is remembered about me. All the sweat and tears I went through, avoiding car-wrecks and striving to stay in the right lane, may just be dust in the wind, along with all the rules and road signs the system tries to stick in our faces.

In the end, you go with your gut when you reach that same intersection that stopped me in my tracks. So, let me ask you. If you’re pursuing or riding with a love interest, are you coasting along Learnmore Road or racing down Efher Avenue?

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18
Feb
16

Dragobete/Valentines, Wave 4

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Valentine’s Day has come and gone in the west.  Now, the focus is on Dragobete, the Romanian Valentine’s Day which happens February 24th.  Here are a few late valentines and some special cards just for Dragobete, some using my current fascination with the 1979 Spider-Woman cartoon once more.

 

A few miscellaneous Dragobete pieces…

 

And, an assortment of general valentines…

 

30
Oct
15

I’m Dating Amy Schumer?

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So, I woke up one morning and popped online to check my Farsebook page.  And, I saw all these messages questioning my DATING status. As I scrolled through the mess to see what was the cause of all this (because, as far as I know, I haven’t been on a date in…). My blurry eyes sure cleared up when I saw those golden words:

I AM DATING AMY SCHUMER.

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How did that get there?

Bshocked_internetscreened-sample1Blaughing_internetscreened-sample1Now, some of you might say she does nothing for you. You have golden private parts, and I respect that. But, at five foot seven with that perfect shade of pale golden hair, she’s that sort of cuddly hotness that makes you want a s’more on a cold night or a bag of marshmallows (which I don’t normally crave, at all). She’s just a cuddly marshmallow of a woman with a great sense of humor/wit. I want to paw her all night and wake up with her under my head just so I can wake up and peel her off of me in the morning. That’s the kind of hot Amy is.

It’s no wonder we’d hit it off. But, I had to figure out how we started dating. It must be a drunken blur. I mean, she must have gotten me so drunk I forgot how we met.

[If you’ve seen her SNL monologue. You know where I am going with this.]

Our relationship hasn’t exactly been a smooth one. She’s a Gemini rooster, I’m a Sagittarius rabbit. I guess you could say I have a love-hate relationship with her. She’s often on the road. And, I, well, I don’t get out much. So, I find out she’s drinking all the time and seeing other guys. Obviously, that’s taken its toll. It’s hard to cut her loose because she’s just so deliciously “huggable.”  And, that face; she can win you over with a look. You know that puppy dog look some people talk about. She does that! And, you just want to grab her fwubby wubbly cheeks and say, “Ihs owky, my wittle cuddlecake! I fowgive you!”

Well, I finally got tired of forgiving the drinking and one-night stands. I let her have it with both barrels only to feel rotten the next morning for sleeping with her one more night after she just told me about the last sleaze she slept with because she chronically suffers from low self-esteem. Oh, she hides it well, but she’s not yet comfortable in her body.

Long story short, after a bad breakup, I get a call saying she will be in town close to my birthday. She didn’t exactly say she wanted to see me, but from the photo she sent soon after I got the message, I figure that’s where this is headed. I look forward to amazing make-up sex. But, only after she joins me for a night by the campfire and indulges all the other whims I’ve only been able to share with her via Skype. [Yes. We’ve done the long-distance relationship thing, too. And, it sucks.] Which probably means the sex won’t happen. But, a guy can dream.

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In all honesty, I was watching one of the late night talk shows when I first saw her and didn’t think much until she started to speak. She was so refreshingly charming and witty that I fell instantly in love. But then, I saw the promotional materials for that recent movie of hers and felt a chill sweep through my heart.  It was cold, casual and more sexually liberated than the Amy I had seen prior.  She was part of an old school bunch I had left behind.  When I saw SNL and heard her say she was dating Bradley Cooper, my heart clenched a little. But, taking a few breaths, I decided they were good for each other. And, the next day, I learned my humor radar was off; she was just joking. A few weeks later, here I am finding an announcement of her coming to my town near my birthday, and the rest is written history.

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01
May
10

Make Time for “Date Night”

Tina Fey does it, again!  [And, she does it with sex appeal…and a mouth guard.]  And…Steve Carell vomits…quite a bit.  But, they make such a fun and funny couple in “Date Night”.  A wild ride that will “light up” any lagging or boring relationship with the combination of Fey’s genius and Carell’s slapstick and stifled silliness.  A perfect movie for a date of any age or a rental for a couple’s night in with pizza and beverage of choice.  Things happen a little fast and easy, but there are plenty of laughs and thought-provoking moments to seal the deal.  You’ll want to watch it all over again on your laptop with a “computer stick thingy”.

The simple, run-on story is of a couple with two kids who are stressed out and vexed by the boredom they have achieved with their marriage.  Life has become stale and repetitive, and their friends are thinking about separating.  Their only fun is going out for the same meal every “date night” while discussing their opinions of other couples in the room.  [As they say, “What’s THEIR story?”]  As they ponder their own situation, they finally convince themselves to have one special night together in the city at a fancy, exclusive seafood restaurant.  But, their lack of planning(blamed upon the man) leads them to a do-or-die situation in which they steal someone else’s reservation only to end up in a dangerous chase over a missing flash drive and an identity swap.  It takes both their personal skills to survive the night with the help of a certain “shirt-less friend” and his Audi.  In the end, they are grateful for what they have and return home in two pieces.  [A man and a woman.]

My only flinches came from the pacing, the ease of the situation and a few of the slivers of bodily humor which were not necessary(including one in the boathouse scene).  People seemed to be in on “the joke” and a bit calm the whole time which lead me to expect some sort of punchline at the end.  Like a surprise party.  Everything spins around so fast, you start to wonder where the time went, and the ending is a bit abrupt.  It threw me for a loop.  It’s enough to make me question my review and keep the rating moderate.

But, when you reach the end, you get that feeling of having an amazing adventure at night in the city.  The electricity and excitement.  A ninety minute Chase Bank “secret agent man” commercial.  You want more or to go out with a bang.  That’s how Tina and Steve turn this into a fun ride.

So, find some gum and zip your face while I give “Date Night”(rated PG-13 for mild violence and sexual content) 3.5 stars out of 5(2.5 out of 4).  I think you’ll want this one in your collection at home…which is not on some guy’s chest(though that is an amazing picture of Mila Kunis). 

–writingbolt, free-lance and human movie critic without commercial bias
[I’d do it all, again.  I’d choose you every time.]




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