Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope everyone is staying warm. For anyone having a hard time today because they are missing someone special, I’d like to direct your attention to our posts from this past week: Grief and Valentine’s Day and Good Grief Scrapbooking for the Artistically Challenged. Hopefully something in there can help give you a boost to get through the day. I mean, if these Friday Favorites don’t do the trick. Alright here we go – grief related articles, Valentine’s Day related articles, and random randomness.
But…why???? Well, it looks like olympians were warned against wearing ‘symbols of mourning’ because it’s a “political statement”? Huh? The International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams explained “It is not about the rule, it is a question of what is appropriate” Double-huh? Whatever Sochi.
February 14th is National Donor Day via Taylor’s Gift
Oh you thought it was just Valentine’s Day? Pssh…shows what you know. Are you a donor? No? Well there’s no time like the present to register.
What celebrity death will make you cry? via The A.V. Club
Staff and readers at The A.V. Club discuss their answers to the question, “Is there any current artist or performer who you don’t know personally, but at whose death you would cry?” I’m actually pretty sure for me the answer is ‘No’ but it was interesting to read the different responses and rationales.
Before I Die: A Global Ethnography of Anonymous Aspirations in Chalk and Public Space via Brain Pickings
A blog post about Candy Chang’s ‘Before I Die’ public-space project. As ‘Brain Pickings’ is wont to do, they lay out the story of this project in a visually and contextually engaging way.
‘The Lego Movie’ Blooper Real
Yes, even toys mess up their lines once in a while. It’s funny and cute so deal with it.
Litsa’s imaginary boyfriend Ira Glass teamed up with Google to make a ‘This American Life’ themed Valentine’s Day Doodle.
10 Psychology Studies Every Lover Should Know via PsyBlog
Couples look more similar after 25 years together = my favorite
150 Love Stories for Every Romantic Mood via Amazon
Ummmm yes…they do mean EVERY.
The 2014 KISS Exhibition via Lenscratch
Last but not least, Lenscratch presents you photography + kissing.
Will you be mine and subscribe? Happy Valentine’s Day!