Friday, February 13, 2009
1. It seems like we've barely had any winter and now spring is already on its way. The forecast for tomorrow is for a temperature of about 20C (70F).
2. Wash your hands when you're done, please?
3. If I thought you would enjoy it I'd let you know!
4. Goofiness and laughter is what I think of most when I think of you.
5. To me, Valentine's Day means chocolate, or essentially a commercial holiday created by candy makers to sell more stuff! Of course I love my husband (and I love chocolate!) but I don't need a special day to remember that! ;)
And if you're in Japan, Valentine's Day is one-sided, only women give chocolates to men. Then one month later on March 14th, White Day, which was apparently started in 1978 by the National Confectioners Industry Association, the men give chocolate or gifts to the women.
But that's not all, in Japan you also have the giri choco (obligation chocolates) that you must give to your co-workers! Reminds me of kindergarten and having to give a Valentine to every one in your class, which is fine when you're 5 years old but for an office full of adults? Anyway, sorry for the mini rant!
6. Tranquility and nature give(s) me strength.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to curling up with a hot mug of tea, a cat, and my book, tomorrow my plans include spending the day with H and hopefully taking the camera out for the first time in weeks and Sunday, I want to relax and read!
Also a big thank you to Karen of Book Bath for bestowing on me the Premio Dardas award! She had this to say: "I love this blog for it's beautiful content and presentation." Thank you so much, Karen!
As usual I'm going to bow out of passing it on because it's just too hard to choose and while I haven't been very good about stopping by lately (time seems to be disappearing even faster than usual recently!!), I think you all have wonderful, unique, blogs that represent your own personalities, and I love visiting all of them!
Part of my recent time drain is no doubt due to Twitter. I'm still figuring my way around but I have to say it does kinda suck being in such a completely different time zone as I miss out on most of the conversations and feel like I'm just talking to myself a lot of the time. Following some of the publishers is kind of fun though to hear about new books and such, and there are other random things to amuse.
I can't remember now who tweeted the link to this YouTube video on twitter today but it's hilarious and perfectly explains why I just don't get Facebook. (I have an account but almost never log in). I'm still chuckling over it - do watch it!