~ Like the ripples in a pond, the work of one man spreads out and touches the lives of others ~

From The Soul of One ~ To The Hearts Of Many
Taylor Hicks "The Distance"

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Be My Valentine


After winning over the hearts of all of America, Taylor Hicks is ready to win over the heart of one special lady.

From: LIVE With Regis And Kelly ~ Dating With The Stars

Born and raised in Alabama, he is a true Southern gentleman who has spent a lot of time in NY lately starring in Broadway's "Grease"... and is now touring the country in the show.
Besides music, Taylor loves golf, scuba diving, skiing and watching college basketball. He would love to meet a free spirited career-minded gal who can be serious during the week but can cut loose on the weekends.
If your heart is ready for a little Soul Patrol … Taylor is your guy.

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, but even if you don't have a special someone to celebrate with, it's not too late to find love. In fact, Regis and Kelly are going to play matchmaker! We have two adorable, charming and more importantly single men that we are giving our viewers a chance to go on a date with, which may include a trip to New York City to be on our show.
Click here to read more!

Valentine's Day Fun Facts

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged in the US each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

Women purchase 85% of all valentines.

Valentine's Day and Mother's Day are the biggest holidays for giving flowers.

Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine's Day each year.

California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine's Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America.

Men buy most of the millions of boxes of candy and bouquets of flowers given on Valentine's Day.

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.

Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentines Day candy box in the late 1800s.

To be awoken by a kiss on Valentine's Day is considered lucky.

Valentine's Day Superstitions

On Valentine's Day, the first guy's name you read in the paper or hear on the TV or radio will be the name of the man you will marry.

If you see a squirrel on Valentine's Day, you will marry a cheapskate who will hoard all your money.

If you see a goldfinch on Valentine's Day, you will marry a millionaire.

If you see a robin on Valentine's Day, you will marry a crime fighter - maybe they mean Batman!

If you see a flock of doves on Valentine's Day, you will have a happy, peaceful marriage.

If you find a glove on the road on Valentine's Day, your future beloved will have the other missing glove.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with all the love your heart can hold!

Today's cup:Photobucket

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."


Anonymous said...

Taylor's a no-no for me , but I will be rushing out to get cards for my special valentines.

Loved the Valentine facts and myths.

Women purchase 85% of all valentines. I am woman , see my buy valentines. !!!!


Bloom said...

lol Cath, he's a no-no for me also, but I look forward to watching - I always enjoyed the Dating Game :-)

Have fun buying and sending all your Valentines, card shopping is always a pleasure!

KarinP said...

Hoping that Taylor has fun with the Regis and Kelly "Dating Game".

"To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling."

Interesting thought - maybe it's really not such a bad thing to "wear your heart on your sleeve". It shows you have compassion and empathy for others. Actually, when you think about it, musicians often wear their hearts on their sleeves when they perform songs that have a deep meaning for them.

Loved the Valentine trivia - roses or chocolates - both sound wonderful to me, Bloom!