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Turtle Love

Turtle Love

If you were a young girl growing up in the 80’s, like me you probably had a little crush on a boy band – juuuust maybe not the same one.  I fell hard for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (you can imagine how popular that made me).  But now I have a scientific theory about that crush that I think may explain much about modern love.  (Okay, maybe not scientific, but I definitely made a lot of doodles about it in my Trapper Keeper.) …SO IT GOES LIKE THIS…AFTER THE JUMP!


Mad Love

Love Mad Lib

It’s February.  The scent of Valentines and desperation in the air is making me amorous.  I am Wookin’ Pa Nub, baby.

So why not have a little fun with this Mad Libs love story printable.  To this day, I still love Mad Libs.  There’s nothing funnier than inappropriate verb usage, amiright?!

Have fun with this downloadable Mad Lib or why not make up your own?
I’d love to hear one of your favorite love stories in the comments below!

The 21st Century Meet-Cute

Instagram Love

I’m a sucker for love and especially for a good meet-cute (that awkward, goofy, unexpected first meeting of a future couple).  Most of my greatest meet-cutes happened back in college when the internet was just being invented and you were more likely to meet someone in the computer lab than in a chat room.  But this couple’s story of their Instagram romance is a sign of how much times have changed and of what falling in love looks like in the 21st century.  (Also, it smacks of a good premise for a …READ MORE!


Everyday Royals

As excitement over the Royal Baby reaches fever pitch (I suppose it’s too much to hope that they’ll still name him Prince Tanya?), I want to take a minute and honor a couple that was regal in its own way – a horse-betting clerk and a nurse who fell in love so immediately and so gracefully that you’ll need a hankie when you hear their story.  Watch the sweet video above – you won’t believe how romantic 27 years of weather reports can be.

See photos of the real-life couple after the jump!


My, what big hands you have…


Since the dawn of time, people have been trying (and failing) to get each other into bed.  But not even hormonal teenagers have been doing it quite like the ancient Greek and Romans, who – according to this entertaining read – were “perennially inventive.”  (Reason #582 the government should be funding time travel research.)  Most amusing, however, is what they used to turn themselves OFF – you know, that “erection-withering substance, fresh lettuce.”  I knew I didn’t like salads for a reason.  The produce aisle of America is going to take a big hit when this blog post goes viral.

After a few quick searches to see what popular aphrodisiacs are today, I was totally surprised to find …READ MORE!


Missed Love Connections

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All Illustrations: Sophie Blackall

You: tall, brown hair, incredibly voluminous moustache, blue/green checkered shirt
Me: tall, blonde, wearing all black and Burberry rain boots
I boarded the uptown C train at 14th Street at around 10:50 on Tuesday morning. You got off at 23rd. You were staring at me. Hard. You’re really really really ridiculously good-looking.

I am, you could say, a sucker for love.  I bear the curse of an overly active romantic imagination, which is probably why READ MORE…