I spent nearly half an hour searching for a definitive list of the Top Ten Love Songs of all time. What I found is that everyone has a completely different take on this -- which just goes to show that there really are different strokes for different folks. I've seen lists with really, really old songs. I saw lists that were mostly Soul or R&B or, God forbid, Hip-Hop. Some of the songs on some of the lists, I've never even heard of. Some of the nominations for all time best that I agree with include "Wonderful Tonight" (Eric Clapton), "Take My Breath Away" (Berlin), and "Dance With Me" (Orleans). One that made most of the lists, and one of my own personal favorites, is "Unchained Melody" (The Righteous Brothers). God, that song was just made for slow dancing.
Since I can't find an actual list I'm satisfied with, we're going to have to make up our own. Please add your own nomination(s) for the Top Ten Love Songs and let's see what kind of list we can come up with.
There's never a dearth of Words Gone Wild, and today was no exception. Here's what I picked up and turned over to Twisted Linguistics.
not bad perse - Not really a hideously ugly pocketbook.
achived - Dish garnished with chives.
materal - Madonna's mothering instincts.
inplanted - What they do with implants; i.e., plant them in there.
wroitng - A decaying manuscript.
My bangs were too long and driving me berserk, so I whacked them off a little last night. Now I think they're too short. I can't win.
For a little more Valentine'sY fun, here's how to "see" your future lover:
For centuries, St. Valentine's Eve (that's tonight) has been considered a magical night. Traditionally, this was believed to be the day when the birds would begin to sing again. And you already know what that means. Foods associated with romance were gathered and prepared and, on that night, people so inclined performed various and sundry rituals to induce prophetic dreams, hoping to see their future lover. To do that, they say you should put three white-candy coated almonds beneath your pillow before going to sleep. Concentrate hard and say:
Almonds, symbol of love and fertility,
Let me see who my lover will be.
Then, without thinking of any specific person, go to sleep and have sweet dreams.
I tried it. I didn't see a damn thing except the squirrel trying to steal my almonds.
How are you in love? Like all of these quizzes, this one's hit or miss -- some of it's halfway accurate, some of it isn't.
How You Are In Love
You fall in love quickly and easily. And very often.
You tend to give more than take in relationships.
You need your space and privacy. You don't like to be smothered.
You love your partner unconditionally and don't try to make them change.
You are fickle and tend to fall out of love easily. You bounce from romance to romance.