Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"Vitamin F"

**Updated: Wednesday July 6th {See below}:**

Cocaine Princess here.

The long weekend is over and I had one fantastic time. It's always difficult to get back in the routine of things after the holidays even if it's just a mini weekend getaway. As that old saying goes: I need a vacation from my vacation. As tired and worn out as I am I would have thought I'd be feeling sleepy by now. The number of hours I've slept during these past few weeks can be counted on one hand. I'm so sleep deprived, to be honest I don't know whether I'm dreaming about blogging this post or if I'm actually awake and blogging this post.

Most of my friends {or as sister likes to call them, gaggle of friends} live in South America but we keep in touch daily with emails, texting, IM etc. During the weekend one of my lovelies emailed a little something that was passed on to her and in return she passed it along to me and a few others. It was so incredibly sweet that I had to post it:

"Why do I have a variety of friends who are all different in character?
Some of them can be considered marginal even?
How do I get on with them all?
I think that each one helps to bring out a "different" part of me.
With one of them I am a polite, good girl.
I joke with another friend.
I sit down and talk about serious matters with one of them.
With another I giggle at every silly thing.
I have my wine with one
And dance with another.
I listen to one friend's problems and give her advice
Then I listen to another advising me.

They are all like pieces of a jigsaw,
When completed they form a treasure box.
A treasure of friends!
They are my friends who understand me better than myself,
who support me through good days and bad days.
They are like colorful anti-depressants that I take on different days.

Real Age doctors tell us that friends are good for our health. We can call them Vitamins F (from Friends) and count the benefits of friends to our well being. Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes. If you take Vitamin F constantly you can be up to 30 years younger than your real age. The warmth of friendship stops stress and even in your tense moments it decreases the chance of a cardiac arrest or stroke by 50%. In summary we should value our friends and keep in touch with them. We should try to see the funny side of things and laugh together, not forgetting to open our mouths big to swallow the floating vitamins!!!!"


Her message brought a warm smile to not only my face but my heart too. 

Cocaine Princess


Today, July 6th is "International Kissing Day." A sweetheart of a day that I wasn't aware of. According to Wikipedia:

"July the 6th is National Kissing Day in the United Kingdom. This holiday has recently been adopted worldwide making July the 6th the International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day. The idea behind the International Kissing Day is that many people may have forgotten the simple pleasures associated with kissing for kissing's sake, as opposed to kissing as mere social formality or prelude to other activities. Kissing can be an enjoyable experience in and of itself. It is an expression and experience of intimacy. International Kissing Day is not as commercialized as Valentine's Day."

So how will you kiss your beloved one today?
Butterfly Kiss: With your faces less than a breath away, open and close your eyelids against your partners. If done correctly, the fluttering sensation will match the one in your heart.

Eskimo Kiss: With your faces less than a breath apart, gently rub your noses together.

Eyelid Kiss: While your partner is resting/sleeping with eyes closed, very very gently kiss the spot right below their brow bone. A very intimate kiss.

Neck Nibble Kiss: Gently nibble up and down your partners neck. End with a gentle kiss on the lips.

You can read the rest of the different type of kisses by clicking here.

The Neck Nibble Kiss comes very close to being my #1, however my personal favorite:

Tiger Kiss: Quietly sneak up behind your partner making sure they do not know what you are going to do. Out of the blue, grab them and gently bite their neck. Make sure to get a few good growls in too. This will surely surprise them. 

My lovelies, make sure you pucker up after all it's International Kissing Day. A day that needs to be celebrated 7 days a week.  

Latin Kisses,
Cocaine Princess  



Slyde said...

vitamin f.. i like that! :)

Red Shoes said...

Hmmm... and there I was, thinking of another kind of Vitamin F... ;o)

But, you are right... friends for all seasons... for all ages.

Some are here for the duration of our lives, and others are just here for a reason... for a short time. Sometimes, we don't know why they were here until they leave us.

... and they, the friends, fit us just right.


Cocaine Princess said...

Red Shoes at 12:41,
Nicely said.

The Constant Complainer said...

Instead of International Kissing Day, here is Ohio, we have Sweetest Day. It's the first Saturday of the month and dedicated to your significant other.

Ah, there's nothing like a made-up Halmark holiday. LOL.

Have a great weekend.

Cocaine Princess said...

CC at 2:53,
Thanks Craig. Have a great weekend too!

Red Shoes said...

Hey you... thank you for your comment on my 'Robert' post... you referred back to my comment here.

For some reason, my friend, Barry, comes to mind. I don't know how much of my past blog you have read, but he was probably the best friend I've ever had... ever.

He and I used to spend a great deal of time canoeing white water rivers... tragically enough he drowned (albeit not in a river) and I spend a great deal of time reflecting about his friendship.

I think I understand the message/lesson I was supposed to receive from him, but I'm still not sure.