Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Love Letters and a NYC Subway Performance

1. Have you ever written a love letter? Have you written one recently? Had one written to you? Did you keep it?
I've never written a love letter, but did receive a few from a high school boyfriend who considered himself quite the poet. I would love to find them now, I'm sure they are filled with cheesy lines about flowers and birds and the wind. But times change, and so does communication. When Tom and I were dating long distance we were well into the digital age of email and online chat. I remembering locking a few texts on my phone, so I could look at them when missing him. Since I don't have anything to entertain y'all, here's our first photo together, taken a few months before I moved to NYC.
2. What's a movie that ends in a way you especially love?
Big Hero 6. Love that movie. Have you seen it? A brainy kid in San Fran-Tokyo (basically) avenges his brothers death by using his brother's invention- a white balloon guy who diagnoses sickness. Go see it, we cried it was so good (and the best ending I've seen in a movie).
3. Something that makes your heart sing? And for those of you who are parents, I mean something besides your children that makes your heart sing?
Right now, my heart would sing to spend the day in the country with the temperature Just. Right. Laying outside in grass without shoes. Possibly napping. Picnicking with family and eating those Fla-vor-ice sticks.

4. What's the last event you had to attend, phone call you had to make, routine task you needed to complete, or meal you had to prepare, that you did do, but only half-heartedly?
Maybe leaving home today without making the bed? I don't have many tasks that I could half-do, but I guess putting off housework.

5. Tuna fish salad-yay or blech? If you said yay, how do you like your tuna salad prepared? Hey, this is the Hodgepodge, right?
Yay. And, prepared in any way, really. Back when my mom and I were tight on cash we made 'tuna melts' by mixing tuna and mayo, putting it with a slice of cheese on a hamburger roll and wrapping the roll in tin foil to bake for 15 minutes. Unhealthy, but a meal that always brings back good memories of 'getting by' with my mom on our own.

6. What's something you 'know by heart'?
The New testament 'Books of the Bible' song. I used to know the Old Testament "Books of the Bible" song, but my brain last lost valuable storage space over the years due to my holding in my sneezes. But, I'd like to memorize it again.
7. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, what two or three word phrase would you write on a conversation heart for someone you love? That someone could be a spouse, child, parent, cousin, bestie...anyone at all whom you love.
Skype Me. This actually probably exists, and as I general rule I miss the traditional sayings (and especially hate the 'sexy' or technology ones). But, my friend recently encouraged me to get on Skype this past Sunday and I was able to see her! (Which I know is the entire point of Skype, but it was so nice). And, I made faces with her daughter, who showed me her drawings and hand puppets.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
This Guy. Lower your speakers.

So tell me...
Have you seen Big Hero 6?
Do you have any saved love letters? Or do you write them now?
Do you get awesome entertainment on your commute?

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  1. You and your hubby are so darn cute! Love the subway performer! Enjoy your week.

  2. Really? Performing on a subway? How interesting.

    1. Easy way to make money (entertain tourists) and frustrate commuters (like me). Except this guy. He has talent

  3. I LOVE subway performers- I've even recorded some of them when I liked their sound (and throwing in donations, of course). They always put a smile on my face and it makes me love the city so much more.
    And travel. Travel make my heart sing :)

    1. I love the ones with talent, or even a unique gimmick. But the Showtime breakdancers once kicked me in the throat and have hurt themselves and others too much for me to not get nervous whenever they walk on. It is definitely something unique I feel to this city!

  4. What a cute couple! I have yet to see hero 6, but heard how it good it is. I do keep my love letters given to me. It's a cute thing to look back, I love seeing them when he goes out of town and I miss him! I actually drive to work, but grew up in NYC and remember the entertainers. It really does make UR day a little better.

    1. Letters would be a great momento to reminisce over. And of course, generations can look a them in the future and think about their parents/grandparents, etc.

  5. Farin,

    That is a really good picture of you & your hubby.
    My hubby & I were long-distance romancers, too.
    We lived 3 hours apart, without email or online chat.
    It was a joy to see each other on most weekends.
    He would either drive up to me, or me down to him.
    I remember one scary time I was so tired I dozed off while driving.
    I was able to alert myself quickly without any unfortunate problems.
    So glad those days are over.

    Big Hero 6 is the best Disney movie I have seen in a long time.

    Your tuna sandwich sounds yummy!
    Great memories with your mom.
    I remember my first ham, mozzarella cheese, pickle sandwich; heated in a microwave.
    My mom & I were selling wares at a Flea Market and that was a sandwich they made.
    It can also be made wrapped in aluminum and heated in the oven.
    The mozzarella cheese makes the sandwich.

    1. Haha, thank you! That photo was from almost 5 years ago, and I agree- it's much so better to have him here with me and avoid all that driving. You'd probably get a kick out of my post I wrote last April about moving to NYC for him- I included a photo of being stuck in a big-rig traffic jam.

      Looking back though, aren't you proud of yourself, for making it through?
      That sandwich sounds.... memorable. But intriguing. I guess I'm just not pickle person, but do believe that everyone needs an aluminum foil sandwich in their life.

      Also, your comments are so beautiful, they look like poems :)

    2. Hi, Farin!

      Wow! you are so sweet to say that about my comments.

      I plan to read that post!
      Yes, I am proud of myself for making it through :)
      At the time, I had 2 jobs, was a single parent and had a long-distance love. wooo...
      I don't think I would have the energy to do all that again.

      It would be awesome to meet up in ATL next year :)

      I am very behind in reading Gmail! (about 600 G+ emails to go)
      That doesn't include the subscriptions I have :)
      I am very thankful GMail has so much free space. xoxo


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