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What Is Love? June 29, 2011

Posted by Cathy in Family, Honor, Nature Shit, Philosophy.

We’ve called ourselves fake internet friends, but what we have is not fake. We tease, clown, laugh, dump, whine, taunt, rib, discuss, and even sometimes fight with each other. Most eventually get over whatever keeps us away or distracted and then come back.  We share good stuff and the tough stuff. Sometimes we share prayers or encouragement. And sometimes we grieve losses and cry together.

Is this love?

LOVE is patient, kind, not envious, not boasting nor proud. Love is not rude, self-seeking nor easily angered. Love does not keep a record of wrongs.  Love does not enjoy evil. Instead it delights in the truth.  Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. ..

Today an amazing abundance of the most gorgeous orchids arrived along with a thank-you note from our Rosetta and his lovely wife, thanking me for all I do and expressing their love for me.  To be made to feel special and to have a place in this little family is an honor and also a lot of fun. I’m nobody. I’m a dork, truly unworthy, and totally okay with that reality. But true love does not judge worthiness. Love simply loves, and enjoys giving to another.

Yes. This is love. And I’ll graciously enjoy every bit of it.

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Rosetta.

And thanks to all y’all who keep showing up and being part of the Ace, IB, and Hostage et. al Family.

Sloppy kisses and squishy hugs all round.


1. MCPO Airdale - June 29, 2011

How wonderful. . . and well deserved.

2. Rosetta - June 29, 2011

Cathy, if you’re a nobody that bodes really poorly for the rest of us.

You’re the matriarch of this clan so get over yourself already.

And Michael gave me a hint on the orchids so when you beat him tonight, maybe take it easy on him a bit.


Life is good but it’s made better because we all know you.

3. osoloco - June 29, 2011

Beautiful. The post and the orchids.

4. Rosetta - June 29, 2011

And thank you for this post, Cathy. Mrs Rosie will love it.

5. Sean M. - June 29, 2011

You’re a lovely woman, Cathy.

6. Vmaximus - June 29, 2011

Oh Oh Oh!
I have Orchids and Bougainvillaea!
Am I right on the flowers?

7. ChrisP - June 29, 2011

Very nice, Cathy.
Lovely blooms for a lovely lady.

8. harrison - June 29, 2011

That’s good stuff.

9. clintbird - June 29, 2011

Very, very nice.

10. Dave in Texas - June 29, 2011

Awwww. How sweet.

I fuckin hate sweet.

Not really. You’re not a nobody Cathy. You’re a very special person and I’m glad some of these other idiots know it too.

11. Retired Geezer - June 29, 2011

Fun Factoid: When Mrs. Geezer and I taught Cathy how to shoot at the IB Gathering, she out shot us.

But so did Skinbad and Mrs. Skinbad.


12. Lipstick - June 29, 2011

Cathy, you are a gem and I feel lucky and blessed to know you.

13. Dave in Texas - June 29, 2011

also, no glass by the pool.

14. nicedeb - June 29, 2011

Beautiful. Mrs. Rosetta has great taste in flowers.

15. wiserbud - June 29, 2011

Mrs. Rosetta has great taste in flowers.

Certainly better than her taste in husbands…….

16. pajama momma - June 29, 2011

Awesome post and very sweet of the rosettas

17. Sean M. - June 30, 2011

When I first read Geezer’s comment above, I thought it said that Cathy shot Mr. and Mrs. G. I missed the “out” part.

18. Gabriel Malor - June 30, 2011


19. lauraw - June 30, 2011

Well done, Rosettas.
*hugs Cathy*

20. TXMarko - June 30, 2011

Where is the “Like” button?

Never mind, this deserves a “LOVE” button, instead….

Very nice gesture.

21. Mitchell - June 30, 2011

Love is not hurting this dude anymore:

22. Anonymous - June 30, 2011

Lovely flowers! What a lovely gesture.

23. LC Aggie Sith - June 30, 2011

Very beautiful for a lovely person 🙂

24. Michael - June 30, 2011

I think Mitchell just won the prize for “Worst Video Ever Posted At IB.” I mean, that video was so indescribably bad that — I don’t know what to say. It would look OK at The Hostages, it’s that bad.

I tip my hat to you, sir. That took some effort.

25. Michael - June 30, 2011

Mitchell, if you are feeling bad about that video, I would recommend a strict ascetic regimen consisting of a vegetarian diet, constant prayers of repentence, and daily self-flagellation for at least three months.

That might help you feel better about yourself.

26. Michael - June 30, 2011

I mean, jeebers, Mitchell has disgraced us. This site has consistently been an advocate of cutting edge popular music, like Barbie Girl. I can’t believe Mitchell just disrespected that.

27. Michael - June 30, 2011

That video still cracks me up. I think it’s the use of electrical tape that was the real genius.

28. Cathy - June 30, 2011

I did. I really did. I clicked on the Barbie Girl linky and watched that silly video again.


29. Mitchell - July 1, 2011

I think Mitchell just won…

Yay!! I win the internets! I will celebrate with this awesome video:

Oh yeah, I totally spiked the football!

30. Dave in Texas - July 1, 2011

Why is she wearing Christmas socks on her arms? Is this some thing now?

31. Mitchell - July 1, 2011

Dunno Dave, maybe this generation’s version of leg warmers?

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