2/12/18 – Happy Valentine’s Day

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

In honor of Valentine’s Day, this week’s post is dedicated to love.

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple (Honra Tu Templo)

Normally, I discourage addictions; but since Valentine’s Day is coming up,

I think this addition is ok for this week.

Addicted to Love

By Robert Palmer

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

(La Fundación para Ser Extraordinario)

Can one love another, if they don’t love themselves?

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

In addition to being one of the greatest love song I have ever heard, this song provides some wisdom about telling someone you will love them forever.  You could end up wishing for the end of time.

Paradise By The Dashboard

By Meat Loaf

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

(Las Probabilidades y Los Fines de Ser Extraordinarios)

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

Here are some Valentine’s Day tips for the ladies.  Oh, if you are wondering, I’ve read every book that I have ever mentioned in this blog, including this one.

Simply Irresistible

by Ellen T. White

 

It’s said if you want to succeed, watch successful people and do what they do. Simply Irresistible is a humorous manual of case studies that show how the greatest sirens of history did what they did and got what they wanted, nearly all the time.

Our role models-many of whom are still weaving their charms today – include Eva Peron, Greta Garbo, Coco Chanel, Nigella Lawson, Angelina Jolie, Edith Piaf, Lucretia Borgia, Anne Boleyn, Mata Hari, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Simply Irresistible gives practical, sexy, and sometimes downright outrageous advice on modern seduction. It exalts the siren archetypes of the Companion, Competitor, Goddess, Mother, and Sex Kitten.

The cheeky histories of the iconic real-life women are paired with a fun array of quizzes, quotes, photos, tongue-in-cheek captions, and personal stories of triumph and tragedy. Mata Hari and Anne Boleyn were, after all, both executed.  (Source: Amazon)

MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

If you want to watch a movie for Valentine’s Day, this is a good choice.

Don Juan DeMarco 

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

This is a Valentine song to get your temperature rising.

Burning Love

By Elvis Presley

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Super Bowl

Did you watch the Super Bowl?

Yes  53.33%  (8 votes) 

No  46.67%  (7 votes) 

Total Votes: 15
If you did not watch the Super Bowl, why not?

I’m not into football  83.33%  (5 votes) 

I had other commitments  16.67%  (1 votes) 

 I don’t care if they are super bowlers, I’m not into bowling  0%  (0 votes) 

Because of the political controversy  0%  (0 votes) 

 Other reasons  0%  (0 votes) 
 
Total Votes: 6
If you watched this year’s Super Bowl, what did you think of the half-time show?

Ok, but nothing special  40%  (4 votes) 

 Didn’t like  40%  (4 votes) 
 Liked  20%  (2 votes) 
Total Votes: 10

 THIS WEEK’S POLL – Valentine’s Day

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

What better art for this particular week, than the statue of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.  Known to the Romans, as Venus. 

Venus de Milo

  

Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo, is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty (Venus to the Romans).

It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life-size at 203 cm (6 ft 8 in) high. Part of an arm and the original plinth were lost following its discovery. It is currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The statue is named after the Greek island of Milos, where it was discovered. (Source: Wikipedia)

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

Since this week contains Valentine’s Day, who else but Don Juan.  Some may criticize my choice of a famous seducer of woman, but please note the description below that Don Juan prided himself on being an equal opportunity seducer of women.

Don Juan

Although the various iterations of the Don Juan myth show some variation, the basic story remains the same. Don Juan is portrayed as a wealthy libertine who devotes his life to seducing women, taking great pride in his ability to seduce women of all ages and stations in life.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)

Thank you Carol, Melissa, J.B., Judy, Reocochran & Tania for commenting on last week’s post. 

BLOG & FACEBOOK

Thank you Carol, Darlene, Gabrielle, Mwendwa & Reocochran for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

And my thanks to Angela, Enni, Lili, Nathi, Noor, Luis, Piyali, Rudra & Vinayak, started following my blog and to Bill & Suzanne, for liking  my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

BOOK (LIBRO)

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

15 thoughts on “2/12/18 – Happy Valentine’s Day

  1. Thanks Bill for some inspiring quotes and the movie Don Juan DeMarco looks good. No I didn’t watch the super bowl. It was on and I caught some of the commercials. but the half time show was thumbs down. Happy Valentines Day to you and Carol.

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    • That movie Don Juan DeMarco is one of my favorites, not only entertaining but good philosophy. I thought the half time show was the worse half-time show that I have ever seen. As always, thank you for commenting Darlene.

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  2. Thank you for your shout out, my friend!! I usually check my friends’ and fellow bloggers on weekends! Last one I celebrated my brother Rich’s #59 and grandson’s #9! Busy and fun weekend!
    I liked a lot “Don Juan de Marco” with Marlon Brando and Johnny Depp. ❤️
    Your song choices were great and sweet. I’m even more corny and love Meatloaf, but Chicago’s song, “Color My World” 🌈 must be one of my favorites. Saw them live outdoors and they had called ahead, found out what time the sun set and then sang this at sunset!! 🌅

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    • The “Don Juan de Marco” film is one of my favorites and in later years one of the few films that Marlon Brando did more than just a cameo. Glad to hear you liked the song choices, every so often I use songs to convey my messages.

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