Americans this was almost our Independence Day. John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail: “…July 2nd will go down in History. We’ll celebrate it parades and pomp and bells ringing and fireworks.” Because Congress actually rules in favor if Independence on July 2 but then officially accepted Jefferson’s declaration two days later, thus making the…[Read More]
Apparently June 4 is National Hug Your Cat Day. We are unsure who determines this “awareness day” but we are interested. We wonder how many cats are celebrating this event. The cats that would appreciate the annual embrace are into it but how about the aloof felines that would rather be left alone? Maybe they…[Read More]
This is the season of awards. Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, etc. It is the congratulations period of the movie industry and it means that the “Best” actors, writers, producers, sound, etc. are hopeful that they will get some hardware to prove that they among the best in their field. Awards season usually begins with…[Read More]
02/14/2012 No Comments
Flowers. Chocolate. Jewelry. An aloe plant. A poem. Dinner. They have all been the prize to a sweetheart at one point or another. If you’re lucky enough to have someone to give or receive with, than hopefully you haven’t taken that person for granted since the last gift. Unless you’re one of the few people that actually put a big red ribbon on a Lexus to the tune of that annoying jingle, than you have given real gifts. We here at a Barefoot have discussed the pros and cons of the Hallmark gift-giving season and we came up with a few things. First of all, you should rent a summer house in Point Pleasant Beach and spend a little romantic time together. That would be nice, but if not, then this: Spent time is the best gift. Be present with each other. Carve out chunks of time when it’s just the two of you. And do things outside of your home/apartment/recreational vehicle. Explore something together. The third “to do” on our list is pretty important to us here at Barefoot. Listen and Laugh. Hear what you are saying to each other and feel comfortable enough to laugh when it’s funny. If you’re not laughing together…then you might want to spend Valentine’s Day beginning your search for next Valentine’s Day’s partner.