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Smile: Our New Emoticons Have Arrived!

Yippee, nothing worst than blurry smileys

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Fan of smileys? 🙂 We are. That’s why we just redesigned them to be cleaner, simpler, bigger, more expressive, and modern.

😉 😀

These new smileys are actually vector graphics, so they’ll stay crisp if you zoom in on your page. They’ll also stay sharp on high-resolution mobile displays.

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To find out how to use an emoticon appearing in this post, just hover over it and you’ll see which characters produce it. We’re working on expanding our collection, so stay tuned for more smiley fun.

XD >:D 😦 😥 😐 :/ 😮 😛 😡 O_o ^^’

If you’re not a fan of smileys, that’s okay! You can always turn them off and on in your dasbhoard under Settings  Writing. We hope you’ll have fun with these. Smile!

Bonus: We also created a few secret emoticons for you to discover. Good luck finding them! 😉

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Posted by on March 19, 2014 in Love Stories

 

Against all odds…

“When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.”  Friedrich Nietzsche

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I prayed for the husband I have. I made a list, I was diligent as I transcribed my thoughts in to words and wrote them creating a list of what “I” desired in a partner. I prayed over my list, placed that list in my bible, and (patiently) waited. At that time, I was in my mid 20’s and many of my prior and current associations/close connections had been linked to and with married couples. I’d like to think that from those associations, I learned how to be a good and better wife, however without doubt I know that those close relationships taught me how to be a stronger me.

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My #1 of that list was “someone who could always make me laugh.” In my youth I was a firm believer that with a good partner by your side you could see beyond a storm as long as you were willing to have one single ray of hope and always laugh together (he does that and so much more). Certainly, I encountered situations that should have left me jaded, but for whatever reason did not.
Over the years I have revisited my list, the list I penned so many years ago (still tucked away in my bible) and noted that as my husband and I have grown and matured in our marriage/partnership, we have succeeded what began as “my” list and begin to create and collaborate a list for what “we” desire not only in our marriage, but in one another as husband and wife, lover and friends…and certainly life partners.

We are two hearts united who have beat the odds, having found and nurtured love creating our own love story.

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**This list I plan to share w/ my daughters with hopes that they will add to it and share it with their own daughters.

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Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k 2013

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The Automattic Worldwide WP 5k is back again in 2013! Set your timers for September 29th!

At Automattic we work from all over the world, and we use internal blogs for socializing and exchanging non-work ideas in addition to making WordPress.com and our other products more awesome. One of the things we’re really concerned about is staying healthy – we even have an entire internal blog dedicated to fitness.

We had a great idea: Get all Automatticians from 120 cities & 24 countries to run/walk a 5k on the same day! This way we can get some exercise together as a company even though we’re apart. Two years later, and there are now 190 Automatticians who we hope will take part in the 5k in 2013.

This year we’ll be doing something a bit different – running together during our company meetup, but we want to invite you to join us, WordPress.com…

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Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Love Stories

 

Perspective…a word with a view!

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A smart girl should only marry a man; who allows her to paint outside the lines, who is willing to play beyond the scope of their bedroom, and who isn’t overly attached to the length of or how she styles her hair.

Certainly, I was fortunate to find a mate who always chooses find the good in me, who opts to laugh with me, but has never laughed at my expense. I appreciate that he supports my endeavors, especially the crazy over the top ones and 9 out 10 times he is right there beside me working to help me reach my intended level of success. In a word, he has been and continues to be my biggest cheerleader.

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Of course, our marriage is a two way street of giving…at my urging he took college courses and surprised himself. He applied for a higher level position twice and was successful. We’ve both had moments when obstacles fell in our path blocking both our view, but never our perspective…we’d face one another, join hands fingers interlocked, smile knowingly and prepare to soar.

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These photos are from Memorial Day 2013 we played like any two kids on the playground…w/o care or concern

 

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Nothing is as simple as one perceives 😊

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Married Folks Humor….

So my hubby went to work Man-D overtime today, and I signed on for a home project (singular) 

He just called saying “they tried to keep me, but I fought a good fight and won!” (meaning he’d escaped)

The conversation quickly turned to what I was doing. So, how far did you get on your project today?

Well…what I will tell the court is what I initially thought would be a simple and rewarding project (sanding our 10×24 deck) quickly turned into a very very tedious & back breaking project. Admittedly, after about ten minutes of sanding, I began thinking…this is one of those “hire out” projects. ROTFL

As was typical of me, I had seen only the “A & C” (the beginning and end) of the project without really considering the “B” aspect before leaping forward into the project (that B is always outside my realm of thought).

Did he gloat…nope, he looked at the chairs I had painted and said, I see you wanted to put your “accomplished” stamp on something today!

Hindsight: a woman should marry a man who makes her laugh, keeps her smiling, never views her as a workhorse and understands that her happiness is paramount to all things first and foremost.

So my hubby went to work man-d overtime today and I signed on for a home project (singular). very tedious & back breaking project. Ten minutes in I was thinking…this is one of those “hire out” projects. ROTFL

As usual, I saw the “A & C” of the project, however I never really framed the “B” in the project (that is always outside my realm of thought).

Did he gloat…nope he looked at the chair I painted and said, I see you wanted to put your “accomplished” stamp on something today!

Hindsight: one should marry a man who can makes you laugh, keeps you smiling, never views you as a workhorse and sees your happiness as paramount to all things first and foremost. 💕

Revisited 5/19/2017

 

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The Lucky Ones

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Part of being married to a nearly perfect man is creating perfect loving moments. Every couple (IMO) should have a daily theme song to them started, through, over and around the difficulties of the day. A’tinez….I’ve selected this as our theme song for today (May 21, 2013)…💋❤💋

“Hold On”

Didn’t they always say we were the lucky ones.
I guess that we were once, babe, we were once,
but luck will leave you cursed, it is a faithless friend,
and in the end, when life has got you down,
you’ve got someone here that you can wrap your arms around.

So hold on to me tight,
hold on to me tonight.
We are stronger here together,
than we could ever be alone.
So hold on to me,
don’t you ever let me go.

There’s a thousand ways for things to fall apart,
but it’s no ones fault, no it’s not my fault.
Maybe all the plans we made might not work out,
but I have no doubt, even though it’s hard to see.
I’ve got faith in us, and I believe in you and me.

So hold on to me tight.
Hold on, I promise it will be alright.
Cuz it’s you and me together,
and baby all we’ve got is time.
So hold on to me,
hold on to me tonight.

There’s so many dreams that we have given up.
Take a look at all we’ve got,
and with this kind of love,
and what we’ve got here is enough.

So hold on to me tight.
Hold on, I promise it will be alright.
Cuz we are stronger here together,
than we could ever be alone.
Just hold on to me,
don’t you ever let me go.
Hold on to me, it’s gonna be alright.
Hold on to me tonight.

They always say, we were the lucky ones.

“Life can change on a dime” pay attention or you’ll miss it!

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Love Stories

 

Lori's Inner Goddess

Poor grammar and spelling appear to be an epidemic affecting our country.  Okay, so maybe it’s not as newsworthy or mind blowing as obesity, gun control, homelessness, etc.  But for self-titled Grammar Nazis like myself, finding free and loose spelling and grammar in print is like nails on a chalkboard.  (Insert high-pitched screech here).   Unfortunately I see it everywhere.  In advertising.  On television.  In magazines.  Even on materials my son brings home from school. That’s right, the very institution that is supposedly teaching our children is educating them with random capitalization, misspelled words and the abuse of commas and apostrophes.  I love seeing how many “test’s” he is going to have and how “mistake’s” won’t be tolerated.  That’s pretty darn funny.   Severely frustrating is that he will turn in papers that have text slang (such as “these books r popular”), miscapitalization (“I saw charles Throw the ball”) and without a date or even…

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Posted by on March 22, 2013 in Love Stories

 
 
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