1. Touch her waist. 2. Actually talk to her. 3. Share secrets with her. 4. Give her your jacket. 5. Kiss her slowly.
Are you remembering this? 6. Hug her. 7. Hold her. 8. Laugh with her. 9. Invite her somewhere. 10. Hangout with her and your friends together.
KEEP READING .. 11. Smile with her. 12. Take pictures with her. 13. Pull her onto your lap. 14. When she says she loves you more, deny it. Fight back. 15. When her friends say “I love her more than you”, deny it. Fight back and hug her tight so she can’t get to her friends. It makes her feel loved.
Are you thinking of someone? 16. Always hug her and say I love you whenever you see her. 17. Kiss her unexpectedly. 18. Hug her from behind around the waist. 19. Tell her she’s beautiful. 20. Tell her the way you feel about her.
One last thing you need to do to show her you actually do mean it. 21. Open doors for her, walk her to her car - it makes her feel protected, plus it never hurts to act like a gentleman. 22. Tell her she’s your everything - only if you mean it.
23. If it seems like there is something wrong, ask her - if she denies something being wrong, it means SHE DOESN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT - so just hug her. 24. Make her feel loved. 25. Kiss her in front of OTHER girls you know!
WE MIGHT DENY IT BUT WE ACTUALLY LIKE AND KINDA WANT YOU TO TICKLE US .. 26. Don’t lie to her. 27. DON’T cheat on her. 28. Take her ANYWHERE she wants. 29. Text message or call her in the morning and tell her have a good day at school, and how much you miss her. 30. Be there for her whenever she needs you, and even when she doesn’t need you, just be there so she’ll know that she can always count on you.
ARE YOU STILL READING THIS? YOU BETTER, BECAUSE IT’S IMPORTANT. 31. Hold her close when she’s cold so she can hold you too. 32. When you are alone hold her close and kiss her. 33. Kiss her on the cheek; (it will give her the hint that you want to kiss her). 34. While in the movies, put your arm around her and then she will automatically put her head on your shoulder, then lean in and tilt her chin up and kiss her lightly. 35. Don’t ever tell her to leave even jokingly or act like you’re mad. If she’s upset, comfort her.
REMEMBER ALL THESE THINGS WHEN YOU ARE WITH HER NEXT .. 36. When people diss her, stand up for her. 37. Look deep into her eyes and tell her you love her. 38. Lay down under the stars and put her head on your chest so she can listen to the steady beat of your heart, link your fingers together while you whisper to her as she rests her eyes and listens to you. 39. When walking next to each other grab her hand. 40. When you hug her, hold her in your arms as long as possible.
MAKE SURE SHE KNOWS SHES LOVED.
41. Call or text her at night to wish her sweet dreams. 42. Comfort her when she cries and wipe away her tears. 43. Take her for long walks at night. 44. Always remind her how much you love her. 45. Sit on top of her and tell her how much you love her and then bend down to her face and kiss her while you’re sitting on her.
You’ll never know when she needs just a little more love ..
Notes: Name of fashion model Shalom Harlow. Both a male and female name, derived from the common Hebrew greeting
At first read, this might seem like a really torturous name, but just lend me your ears.
I know that Shalom is a greeting, a noun, and a fairly well known one. She (or he) would constantly be asked if they were Jewish. Math teachers and awkward school counselors from preschool on will say “Shalom, Shalom!” as they enter a room. They’ll be forced to act like it’s the first time they heard THAT one.
But I love the way it sounds! There are some cute nickname possibilities. Shal. Lo. Lomi.
As for what it means, how can you beat Peace? I’m a fan of taking things you never thought could be someone’s name and then making it known how beautiful they are. I think Shalom rolls off the tongue as though it should be a name. Every time someone calls them on the playground or from their room for dinner, they’d be saying something that millions of people say everyday (and have said for a very long time) in a moment of serenity and prayer.
I’m not a religious person, however, and wonder if there would be backlash for using it as the name for a non Jewish child. But really, shouldn’t gentiles get dibs? “Shalomaleichem” literally means “Shalom be upon you” and that would be more than a little awkward when said every day.
I’ve been wanting to start a letter challenge for a while, but couldn’t find the motivation until I realized why - if I don’t have someone or something to say for each day, I shouldn’t force myself to write. I, ideally, want everything I write and say and do to be a passionate representation of who I am. Given that that’s nearly impossible, I’m at least going to make my own rules. The following days/letters were not all found in the same place or prescribed by the same person…
Day 1 — Your parents
Roger and Susan,
I doubt that you will find my Tumblr and be embarrassed, so I’m going to be fairly honest with you guys. I love you very much, but there have been many times where I’ve questioned if you love each other. I daydream about what you must have been like when you met and dated. Were you like Frankie and I? You were about our age when you got married (holy mother!) so you must have reached some high point by this age.
Did you hold hands? Did you have inside jokes? Did you tease each other? Did you play April Fool’s Day jokes or write notes for the other to find when they woke up to find you gone for work or errands? Did you make love? I mean, of course you did, at least once. Did you like it? Were you scared the first time? Were you each other’s first time? Did you talk about my possible existence and who you thought I might become?
I’m noticing as I’m gone for college, you two do lots of things together. Lots of dinners. I hope that you have meaningful conversations and laugh and make eye contact. I’ve seen it a few times. In a way, I wonder whether or not you two would have gotten married if you’d waited longer to get engaged. Gotten to know each other more and realized how different you were and how much work it would take to not drift apart. I can be nothing but happy you got together because I have the chance to live and would not be the same person if my soul, spark, energy, spirit, what have you have been born into another body and environment. I often told you guys when I was small that I had picked you above anyone else. I would pick you again.
Thank you for staying together, please try and be happy.
“Thermodynamic miracles… events with odds against so astronomical they’re effectively impossible, like oxygen spontaneously becoming gold. I long to observe such a thing. And yet, in each human coupling, a thousand million sperm vie for a single egg. Multiply those odds by countless generations, against the odds of your ancestors being alive; meeting; siring this precise son; that exact daughter… Until your mother loves a man she has every reason to hate, and of that union, of the thousand million children competing for fertilization, it was you, only you, that emerged. To distill so specific a form from that chaos of improbability, like turning air to gold… that is the crowning unlikelihood. The thermodynamic miracle…. But the world is so full of people, so crowded with these miracles that they become commonplace and we forget… I forget. We gaze continually at the world and it grows dull in our perceptions. Yet seen from the another’s vantage point. As if new, it may still take our breath away.”—Alan Moore (Watchmen)
The meaning of the name Rosa is Rose. (Also Horse and Fame in other languages)
The origin of the name Rose is Latin.
Notes: The name of Rosa Parks: civil rights activist. The name appears in Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch and Latin-America.
Here’s the 411 on the name Rosa and what it means to me…
Rosa and variations of it (like Rosie, Rosita and Rose) was my go-to name for many things in childhood, especially horses. This is ironic, because while researching it for this post I found that Rosa refers to horses in both Spanish and Italian. Whoa!
In acting class recently, we were taken through an exercise in which we imagined our lives year by year from 1-40. After about 25 I started to get frustrated…but the point was to follow instincts and not filter. So when the time to express that my older self (about 30, to be exact) was having children, I assigned the name Rosa to my eldest daughter. I’d never even really considered this name but my subconscious had. Kismet…
The prospect of my children also having color names simultaneously makes me smile and gag.
But Rosa is a subtle hint of so many pretty things wrapped into one sturdy name, it’s almost irresistable.
….I only wish it was a bit more obscure. Someone slap the hipster out of me.
I’ve just realized that every single piece of my outfit was bought by, worn by, owned by or bittersweetly loved on me by a boy. Not many different boys, just one specific one who’s closet gets just a tad smaller every time I visit.
P.S. I’m actually out of clothing. Please don’t be chit chatty with me in the Laundry room, world.
The meaning of the name Lovely is Beautiful, Charming, Pleasing
The origin of the name Lovely is American, Australian or African
Notes: Lovely means having such an appearance as excites, or is fitted to excite, love, beautiful, charming, very pleasing in form, looks, tone or manner.
I just learned about the name Lovely!
Lovely has, if I do say so myself, the perfect amount of kitsch and musicality.
If you think about it preceding a last name or being called in class, it sounds like a name!
It includes Love which automatically adds props.
However, introducing oneself as “I’m lovely” could be awkward. Plus, the only person that I can ever imagining myself procreating with happens to have the last name Love. Lovely Love is overkill, but then again Scarlet Love might be as well (who cares?) This leads me to predict that Lovely Love may be the perfect name for Franklin and I’s first beagle… instead of daughter.
I love names. I’m fascinated by where they come from, what they mean, how they sound, who has them, how they affect the people they belong to.
SO! I’ve decided to start a section of my Tumblr dedicated to names I’ve always loved, or just found.
Today’s name is….
The meaning of the name Olive is Olive
The origin of the name Olive is English
Notes: Olive Oyl, character in the cartoon “Popeye”
Olive has always been one of my favorite names and here is why:
My mom has been telling my stories about her Aunt Ollie, which was short for Olive.
Olive is a color, and so is my name.
Olives are delicious.
Ollie as a nick name is adorable.
The only problem is that it sounds like Holly, which I don’t particularly like. Just like how my name sounds like Charlotte… which is gross. Sorry Hollys and Charlottes. Why not skip the Mother’s Day card this year, or send them a “learn how to name your babies!” card instead.