Hearts Everywhere

Just because it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean we PhotoJs get a break. Nope. It’s Tuesday which means there’s a paper to put out (which can be found here, actually) and deadlines to meet and people to call and all people really want to do is finish and get home to their ~person.

(My person was me and I took myself out shopping for a new pair of shoes. I had a great time with myself, actually. I think I might take myself out more often, now that I think about it.)

Anyways, back to the grind stone that is the paper and our deadlines: I got my story handed in yesterday (yes, that was some slight bragging), and here it is:


Because of the layout, there were no pictures to go with it, so, I’ve included some. Because it’s Valentine’s Day and I feel like doing something nice for you all. This is what you’re getting since I’m keeping all the chocolate to myself.




Since this isn’t the news article, I figure some of my objectivity can fade off, just a smidge.

Essentially: it was done fantastically. The amount of emotion and caring that this group of high school students put in to this production was inspiring. I was sitting in the back, crying throughout the last scene. I’m not the hardest person to make cry, in all honesty, but just…the emotion and the intensity and the horrible, horrible fact that it’s all true just hit home and I couldn’t hold it in any longer.

Even though the hall was freezing and it was a long play and I didn’t get home until late, it was all so worth it, just to be able to hear what happened, why it happened and how things have (or haven’t) changed because of it, or since then.

I have now gone all gross and weepy on you all and now I’m going to leave you all with some things I’m loving, besides this delicious bag of chocolate.

Things I’m Loving:

+ 4 DIY Projects – They’re all really neat, but the embellished tights? Yeah, I want those in my life. Stat. Now…to find the time, the energy and all of the things I’ll need, for one set time. Oh boy…

+ Valentine’s Day Playlist – One for if you want to be sexy, one for if you want to be subtle and one for if you want to be anti!V-Day!

+ 20 Common Grammar Mistakes – Oui, even I pull of one or two of these. As much as that is a surprise. (My mother is so proud of my humbleness.)

+ All The Single Ladies – An article on why it’s, you know, okay to be single. 🙂 Oh, and why the rules are different between men and women, depending on age, the time period and how things have changed.