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Favorite Love-That-Could-Have-Been Songs

14th February 2013

It’s Valentine’s Day. I never cared about this holiday, even when I was in a relationship. I dated a guy once who would get me V-Day flowers and chocolates a couple of days before or after just because he did like the holiday. And, I guess, me. Then for a number of years, my friends and I hosted Anti-Valentine’s Day parties. Those days are gone, and while for many years, I loved being single, these days I’m a bit more melancholy about it, listening to sad love songs. I know. Feel sorry for me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So on this day of pink and red (I hate those colors together, by the way), candy, hearts, and red roses that don’t smell good, I thought I’d share some of my favorite sad love songs. Enjoy.


The Dixie Chicks – “A Home”

Blind Pilot – “Three Rounds and a Sound”

Rufus Wainwright – “The Art Teacher”

Etta James – “I’d Rather Go Blind”

Linda Ronstadt – “Adios”

Norah Jones – “Wish I Could”

And last but not least, a more hopeful one.
Al Green – “Belle”

My Bookish Valentine

15th February 2012

Happy Valentine’s night! I’m not normally the biggest fan of this day, but today I got a sweet valentine from a student and then came home to this beautiful bookish valentine from my friend Ashlynn Ivy. Inspired by Cassandra’s (IndieReader) post about book crafts, she did some work of her own, and this is one of the results. It was incredibly exciting to see this bright red card peeking out of my mailbox. I love it and plan to frame it for my bookshelves. She also let me borrow The Family Fang, which I’ve wanted to read for a while.

Then this evening, I ran to Dunkin’ Donuts to grab a soda (no lecture. I’ve given them up, but they tempt me from time to time), and when I pulled up to the drive-through window, the girl told me the guy in front of me paid for my soda and said to wish me a happy Valentine’s Day. It was such a kind gesture, and it made my night.

About 20 minutes later, I was tucked in with dinner and a move and got a text from my dad: Come outside. On the porch, he left me a card and a box of chocolates. What a special, special daddy. ๐Ÿ™‚

For a day I’ve proclaimed to dislike, this Valentine’s Day showed me a heck of a lot of love and kindness. I hope yours was equally as good!

jenn xoxo