What is love? (Baby don’t hurt me.)

Magnificent t-shirt given to me by Moody Twin. I love this shirt. There’s nothing blatantly sexy about it, as in, there’s no nudity but I would never wear this to work.

How is everybody doing with their resolutions to be better selves? Remember, you can start NOW. Feel healthy and good on New Year’s Eve, not the week after! I am failing sort of miserably. I’m gonna go all Gwyneth next week and juice fast my life. My diet has been candy, cookies, and melted cheese. Totally delicious but my body is really mad at me. I’m tired all the time, even after a good night’s sleep.

I have to treat my stupid body better. Be better at being better. Is good? Yes, is good.

Love is treating yourself well. It’s about more than accepting who you are. It’s about embracing it and celebrating it. That’s real love. Then when you can do that you can love other people. If you can’t love other people, try cats first. Cats are great because they’re like little people but they can’t argue with you and they’re nice and soft.

Love IS having to say you’re sorry.


People love to ask, “How do you know if you’re in love?” If you have to ask, then you’re not. It’s not like, “do I have to sneeze?” where the answer is uncertain. There is an actual clear answer here.

And I just realized that while I have categories on this blog for “relationships” and “dating” and even “sex” I don’t have one for love. Does that mean something?

~~What is love to you, you guys? ~~ ***~~***


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22 thoughts on “What is love? (Baby don’t hurt me.)

  1. Jenny

    Why, thanks for asking! Very serendipitous. I’m not sure I know what love is, but I’m pretty darn sure I know what love is not. This year, and clearly sooner than later, I have to be the bad guy and get out of this relationship. If my two choices in life are to not be in love (with even the tiniest chance of finding it), and being in my current situation, I must choose the former. I just hate being the one to say it, you know?

    Also, if anybody can wear a shirt with the nipples crossed out, it is you. And no, not to work.

    1. Almie Rose Post author

      Good for you! “Never put more in a relationship than you can afford to lose.” – ~~Dr. Phil. Seriously though, he’s right!

      And thank you!!

  2. Kaitlin

    i don’t believe in all that “i’m in looooove and i can’t help it and it’s bliss” mumbo jumbo crap. people can totally help it. and love isn’t bliss- bliss is bliss. you can get the same feeling if you take ecstasy. i know i’m a cynic and hold practicality above all else and i lack a certain amount of optimism… HAVING SAID THAT, i know love is a complete action for me. it’s something i check in with every single day and ask myself “do i still want to love this person?”. and then if i say yes, i do it. all those magical feelings of exhilaration- those are arbitrary to a real relationship for me.

      1. Kaitlin

        i really can’t help it, it’s just the way my mind works!

        when i was 7 i went on vacation with my mom to mexico and she randomly fell for this spanish dude and decided we would move into his villa and extend our vacation a few more days and i was like “bitch, what the hell?”. i mean, i know that is what any kid’s reaction might be but i definitely remember being very suspicious of him and telling myself how much of a crazy person my mother was being.

        1. Almie Rose Post author

          WHOA. WHOA WHOA. I don’t blame you for your feelings. Is there more to this story? I am so intrigued right now. But I understand if you don’t want to share!

          1. Kaitlin

            of course there is more! fast forward 16 years and this guy is now the father of my brother. and as my 7 year old mind was sure of, there is a lot about him that my mother could never have known about after chatting with him by the pool for an hour. duh. he is not allowed in the U.S…. for reason’s unknown to us AND he has two other children with two other women in two other countries. wow!!

            thusly, i have developed a major complex in which i am always in the mindset that i am right about EVERYTHING. and this is why i can’t be friends with girls. my mom always told me that i would understand when i was older why she hooked up with this guy and had unprotected sex with him on a whim and yadda yadda yadda…. but guess what? i totally don’t. i still think she’s a naive idiot.

            1. Almie Rose Post author

              I don’t blame you at ALL. Yikes times a million! There is a TV show here. Or an indie movie. Get on that!

  3. d

    My New Year’s resolution last year was to learn to drive standard/stick, and I accomplished it.

    This year I resolved to sleep with an asian woman without paying for it. I came close, but no cigar.

  4. Greg

    I think I actually achieved several of my resolutions from last year.

    This year: Write at least an hour (uninterrupted) a day, five days a week, 48/52 weeks. I was prolific as heck this year, but slacked off in December due to burnout.

  5. Cherie Jamison

    Totally agree with so much of this. I just finished a nice combo from McDonalds — and I hate myself for it. 2012 WILL be the year of making myself the person I’ve just been too lazy to become.

    I love what you said about cats, but I have to disagree and say that they CAN argue with you.. mine is pretty persistent with that. :)

    1. Almie Rose Post author

      I haven’t had McDonalds in so long and I miss it, but it’s definitely a sometimes good.

      Pix of your cat, plz.

    1. Almie Rose Post author

      Aim lower!

      1. Cut down smoking to once a week.

      2. Lose 16 pounds.

      3. Get a high five from your boss.


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