Sunday, February 27, 2011

Listen Up! Wanda Jackson- Funnel of Love

I got sick of the pink,  so I ended the madness a few days early.
I'm sure absolutely no one minds.

But I would like to know how you all like the new look...should we go back to the original ?

But before we finish this endeavor... I leave you with this little ditty

Thursday, February 24, 2011

HOLD THE PICKLES!!!!!!!

I have to interrupt February of Love for THIS.....
So I got curious one drunken evening (last night, STFU im on staycation)  and went to google and typed in "Ingrid Camacho Facebook"..... I just  wanted to see what would happen!!! Expecting to self implode or start bleeding profusely out of my orifices I braced myself only to find THIS: 


commence caps lock :  

BUT WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS !?
IS THIS EEEEERILY SIMILAR TO MY VERY OWN LIFE !?
I HAD AN ORANGE TABBY....
"THINKING AND GROWING RICH" ARE THINGS THAT INTEREST ME!
I LOVE ''MEETING NEW PEOPLE AND''
AND NOT COMPLETING SENTE.....


SHOULD I HAVE SEEN THIS? OR IS THIS LIKE A FORBIDDEN 
 GLIMPSE INTO MY DREARY LONELY FUTURE?!

FUCK YOU ONCE AGAIN, FACEBOOK! TOUCHE!




Friday, February 18, 2011

Monogamy, Prairie Voles, You, and I

Doing my Feb Of Love research, I came across an interesting article that spoke about Prarie Voles. A Neuroendrochrenologist named Sue Carter  studied these animals curious as to why the Prarie Voles stayed monogamously attached for life after mating.

"Less than 5% of mammals show monogamous bi-parental behaviors" 

As it turns out the Monogamous Voles have Oxytocin receptors that also overlap with Dopamine receptors in the  "rewards" part of their brain also known as the Nucleus Accumbens. As we already know, the dopamine released in our brains when having sex is what excites us and makes us want more of it,  and Oxytocin is what allows us to form bonds. So, the monogamous Prarie Voles are basically wired to find monogamy pleasurable. Their very similar yet promiscuous counterparts (the Montane Voles) have oxytocin receptors located elsewhere in the brain, so they form no attachment when they mate.



"Like those of the Prarie Voles, human oxytocin receptors are located in several dopamine rich regions of the brain , suggesting that oxytocin is embedded in our rewards circutry." 

During sex, the female releases many chemicals one of which is oxytocin. The estrogen in women increases the effects of the oxytocin, resulting in more emotional attachments to situations like sexual intercourse, childbirth and breastfeeding. Basically, the way this chemical reacts in women's brains is one of the things that distinguish us from males. Mens brains release the same chemical, but the testosterone counterbalances the effects of the oxytocin, and allows men not to become highly attached  in certain situations.

Hmmn, interesting....men are more like Montane Voles....how cute :)

Source:http://discovermagazine.com/2003/may/featlove/?searchterm=love

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Love Canal

When I think of the words Love Canal I can’t help but imagine a ride at an amusement park. ( I know you boys are thinking something ELSE)  You and your date carefully climb into a little wooden boat and slowly drift through the ever-romantic Love Canal. You look into each others eyes, hand in hand, and at that moment you realize you have fallen in love. Unfortunately, we have to put all preconceptions aside for this story, because there is nothing romantic about it. 

Sometime around the 1890s in Buffalo New York, William T. Love had a dream to build a “hydroelectric channel” through Niagara Falls. He also wanted to build a little city with schools and homes and parks around Lake Ontario. Unfortunately, all this wholesome dream left was a 50 foot wide and 1 mile long pit where part of the canal was to be. 

Around the 1920s, local kids used the pit as a swimming hole and  in the summer and as a skating rink in the winter. However, in the 1940’s the U.S. Army began offloading hazardous waste left over from World War Two and the Manhattan Project. Eventually a company called Hooker Chemical purchased it, and between 1942 and 1953 Hooker used this site to bury 22,000 tons of chemical waste barrels. Eventually the ditch was full, so they threw some dirt on it and grass grew over the dumpsite. To the naked eye this was just a field, no one would have imagined the disaster that waited beneath. 

Needing more space for kids, the Niagara Falls School Board asked Hooker Chemicals if they could purchase the land. After a carefully constructed deed Hooker sold it for $1.00 to the Niagara Falls School Board. The deed specifically stated that the land should not be used for building, and that they would not be held responsible for any health problems caused by the toxic waste buried only 25 feet from the surface. 

The school was built anyway, and it was only a matter of time before kids began complaining about burning rashes and unexplainable allergies. Babies in the area were born with deformities, adult were getting sick, mothers having miscarriages, and stillborn babies. The toxic waste even began seeping in through their basement walls in the form of a sort of black sludge. Apparently in the 1970s there was a period of heavy rains, which brought all the toxic waste up to the surface. It was even said that at one point the ground collapsed exposing the toxic filled barrels. The ditch filled with rain-water, and the local kids enjoyed playing in it.  A parents worse nightmare, their children were being born with tremendous health problems and deformities. 

“Baby Sheri Schroeder was born with an irregular heart beat and a hole in the heart wall, nasal bone blockages, partial deafness, deformed ears and a cleft palate. As she grew, her family realized she was mentally retarded. Her teeth arrived in a double row on her lower jaw, and she suffered from an enlarged liver.” – Wired.com

There was nothing done about this till 1978, when it was declared one of the worse environmental disasters in United States History. The school was shut down and the area of Niagara Falls was evacuated. It cost 250 Million dollars to clean that mess up. 

William T Love had a vision, to create a town that would grow and flourish, he had a vision for a town where kids could play without the threat of being burned by the toxic chemicals lurking beneath the surface. (During William T. Loves time, these chemical compounds didn’t exist) Not only did he never realize his dream, but the remnants of his project goes down in history as one of the worse environmental disasters. Poor dude.


The really frightening part is that this didn't take place THAT long ago. 

 Sources: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/11/dayintech_1121
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Canal

Monday, February 14, 2011

Listen Up! The Damned - Love Song

Submitted by Ronald here is "Love Song" !

Happy Valentine's Day Ronald <3

You were my first real boyfriend, the first boy who ever showed me what true love was,
you will always be my best friend. Love You ALWAYS <3 Ing

Just for you, here's a love song....

Happy Valentine's Day


"My bounty is as 
boundless as the sea
My love as deep 
The more I give to thee
The more I have 
For both are infinite"

-William Shakespeare 
"Romeo and Juliet" Scene 2 Act 2 





*my favorite quote EVER !

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I love you, but, STFU

"Valentine's Day is around the corner and I'm already super depressed. I am single and have been valentine-less for four years now. I just want to crawl under the covers and pretend like this day doesn't exist. I'm a total romantic at heart and I don't know how to not get down around this holiday, any suggestions?"
- Valentine-less, 28, Atlanta

If any of my readers currently feel this way please go to your kitchens right now,  grab your sharpest knife, and stab yourself in the foot. Hard.


Dear Valentine-less, 
My suggestion, get a hobby, an unhealthy drinking habit and some gay friends.
Love: Ing.


There is absolutely nothing wrong with not having someone on Valentine's Day. I asked a gay man to be MY Valentine :::waves and winks at Henry::::: Needless to say, the chances of me having a magical, romantic, sex-filled, Valentine's Day is not "slim to none".... it's basically NONE. 

Valentine's Day Suicide Party? Depressed chicks in Georgia!? Pu-leeeze....if you're going to feel bad for yourself why specifically feel bad on Feb 14th? Do it EVERY DAY, like the rest of us, but dont feel bad for yourself because you're alone. Feel bad for more important things like, not doing more to help Darfur or whatever the fuck. This Valentine's Day, I want you all to celebrate love, not romantic love. Love for the people and things that make you happy in life. 

No sobbing, No moping, But maybe a few drinks!

Valentine's Day Suicide Party

The Associated Press
June 21, 2006 3:21 PM US/Eastern
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.Krein taken away


A man who tried to organize a Valentine's Day mass suicide has been sentenced to up to 20 years in a state mental hospital.
Gerald Krein Jr., 27, had been charged with solicitation to commit murder after allegedly forming a Yahoo chat room to organize "Suicide Party 2005," asking women to hang themselves naked on Valentine's Day.


Krein was arrested Feb. 9, 2005, and was taken to a state hospital in October after a psychiatrist determined he suffered from "a myriad of mental health disorders."


Prosecutor Ed Caleb said Krein could be released early. "He will stay there until they are convinced he is no longer a threat to the community," Caleb said Tuesday.
A woman concerned that children might be harmed alerted authorities to the suicide plot. Detectives found six women who expressed interest, including a few who were mothers, but they denied planning to murder their children.


source:http://www.newprophecy.net/valentine.htm

Thursday, February 10, 2011

After Much Consideration....

HENRY....

WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE???

CIRCLE ONE:
Yes              No

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Listen Up! Marbert Rocel - Love Me

Theres too much talking going on around here....here's a song.....lets sway

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I Love: Helen Fisher

So...I'm pretty sure I disappointed Helen Fisher today, which SUCKS because I think she's so cool. Helen, if you're reading this I just want to say thank you for your observations. One of the things Helen pointed out (which I completely overlooked) is that love is one thing....relationships, marriage and kids are another.  While the prospect of being married and having a family has steadily become kind of scary to me (I guess with the right person it might sound more delightful?) love, and being in love, is a beautiful thing. No matter how painful it is sometimes,  having the cognitive abilities to feel love when you look at some one is a gift (people with damage to their amygdale cannot feel certain emotions). Also, what our brains go through when we experience love and loss is very interesting.

I remember lying in bed a year ago, heartbroken, listening to Helens talk at the Ted Conference. I felt enlightened by a better understanding of what was happening chemically in my brain at that particular moment. When you're in love the "rewards" portion of the brain releases dopamine. Dopamine is similar to adrenaline, and is what allows you to feel that "high on life" "kick up your heels" feeling of being in love. As Helen points out, the same part of the brain is active in a person who has taken cocaine. So it is no surprise that when we are rejected, we become obsessive, thinking about this person more than half the day and trying to figure out ways to get them back. In "The Anatomy of Love" Helen points out  that the name for what you go through when you are rejected by someone you love and feeling this way is called limerence. (This term was coined by Dorothy Tennov in the 1970's) So, it's safe to assume that if being in love is like a drug, being limerent is like the really horrible withdrawal symptoms. So for you addicts out there just remember, kicking the habit takes time.

Click on the links above to read more on Limerence and to listen to Helens talk at the Ted Conference.

A Message

Monday, February 7, 2011

Albert and Mileva Einstein



"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love" - Albert Einstein


Albert and Mileva met, got married, and had kids, just like any  young couple in the 1900's. Mileva gave up her dream of becoming a scientist so that she could take care of the kids and be with Albert. She had faith in her husband and knew he would be a success, she stood by him in hopes of making a great life together. Of course Albert's career took off, but unfortunately their marriage suffered. He moved his family around a few times because of his work, and eventually Albert found another lover named Elsa , who was also his cousin. Mileva stayed with him for a bit after that, but eventually she took the kids and left...hoping Albert would come back to her. He ended up moving in with Elsa and finished the Theory of Relativity.

Click here to read the entire story of Albert and Mileva on PBS.org

Listen Up! Inara George - Fools in Love

Slit your wrists to this lovely tune by Inara George.
Great song, but it makes me sad and want to cry.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Jon Jackson Breaks Up With LA


More  romantic street art, this time by an artist named Jon Jackson. In his 5 billboard series called "Adios LA" he breaks things off with the city of Los Angeles. What a romantic way to bid Adieu to a city you love, but need to part with.


See all 5 billboards HERE at unurth.com

Romantic Street Art: Steve Powers

Romance isn't extinct after all, not when we have amazing street artists like Steve Powers to keep it alive! His beautiful, larger than life murals make me feel kind of warm and fuzzy inside :)

Click HERE to see more Steve Powers on Vandalog.com
and HERE to see more Steve Poers on Unurth.com




Images courtesy of both unurth.com and vandalog.com


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Listen Up! Al Green- Love and Happiness

Yes! Here we go! Al green can make anyone feel love! :)
:::Sways::::

Listen Up! The Miracles - Love Machine

hahahaa Nice outfits, guys! Ah, the 70's gotta love it!

Fuctional Loveacholic

A post on how Feb of Love has altered my drinking habits:

My, all this reading, thinking, writing and Googling I've been doing on the subject of love has got me drinking like a recently divorced 50 year old. I doubt my liver will make it to the end of February. I even went as far as posting  THIS on "wewholaugh.blogspot.com". Talk about "not wanting to expose the fresh scars of cupids arrows"... yea right, Ingrid.  I really wanted to do this month long "Ode to Love" in hopes of finding something to give me a new outlook on the subjects of love and marriage. We still have 3 more weeks, and I'm hopeful!

Either way...you should all know that I have recently converted and now my drink of choice is no longer "Cuba Libres" (otherwise known by its American name "Rum n Coke") I now drink Cranberry and Vodka. Kinda girly, I know, but when comparing the two: Run n Coke has about 230 calories whereas Cranberry and Vodka only has 170. I'm not getting any younger , and a girl has to watch her figure. Also, when I drink it I can lower my voice and devilishly say "I'm drinking the blood of a NEWBOOOORN! MOHAHHAHA" You know, because its redish in color....:::::blank stare:::::

More to come! Cheers!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Listen Up! Nouvelle Vague- Human Fly

Submitted by an "attorney/human cartoon/commenter"  named "Joshua", although this song has nothing to do with LOVE it is being posted on here because he "LOVES" this song.... that has to count for something, right? <3

Please enjoy, Nouvelle Vauges cover of The Cramps - Human Fly. I'm pretty sure the cramps were also covering this song but I'm too lazy to find out who the original is by.

I LOVE: Dorothy Parker!


I love her,  I love her, I love her, I fu-cking love Dorothy Parker! This is a poem by Dorothy Parker a beautiful, strong, witty, romantic, amazing, poet who I admire for her candor and her dark sense of humour. She has written so many poems that have either left me laughing out loud by myself or sorrowfully nodding my head, thinking about how shitty love is. This is one of a few poems I will be posting by the lovely Dorothy Parker. I hope you enjoy!


Symptom Recital


I do not like my state of mind;
I'm bitter, querulous, unkind.
I hate my legs, I hate my hands,
I do not yearn for lovelier lands.
I dread the dawn's recurrent light;
I hate to go to bed at night.
I snoot at simple, earnest folk.
I cannot take the gentlest joke.
I find no peace in paint or type.
My world is but a lot of tripe.
I'm disillusioned, empty-breasted.
For what I think, I'd be arrested.
I am not sick, I am not well.
My quondam dreams are shot to hell.
My soul is crushed, my spirit sore;
I do not like me any more.
I cavil, quarrel, grumble, grouse.
I ponder on the narrow house.
I shudder at the thought of men....
I'm due to fall in love again.

Dorothy Parker 


Thursday, February 3, 2011

PatentYourKiss.com

Reader submitted Website, by: Ana. Aguilar! Thanks!

You can create the PERFECT kiss on this website by picking two partners posing, dressing them, and even adding annotations for a more scientific explanation of the kiss. I made mine straight to the point....this is what my perfect kiss looks like, eyepatch and all <3

Go make your own! HERE and send it to that special someone that you cant wait to kiss!

Thanks again to Ana for submitting this website to FEBRUARY OF LOVE @ ing-yo-face!

Valentines Cards for Crazy Lovers




Delicately crafted, hand made, and unique.
These matt board cut out Valentine's cards from 
Owly Shadow Puppets on Etsy are crazy cool!
Check them out HERE

Listen up! Mohammed Rafi - Jaan Pehechaan ho





Reader submitted song, amazing tune  brought to you anonymously by : 
"Fog Over Life"




Translation :
Let’s get to know each other
Life would become easier
You who have stolen my heart

Do no be so elusive
At least tell me your name
May this wonderful evening
Not pass unavailed
For it will not return
On anyone’s call
Whether you speak or not
Your message is clear
The hard blow fell
Right on my heart
Stolen glances,
Impassioned looks
Let this small matter
Not become a huge tale





The Saudis

You know, Im not sure whether to find this hilarious, scary or sad....but in Sudi Arabia all things RED have been banned for Valentines Day! Thats BANANAS! 



Saudi Officials See Red Over Valentine's Day

'IMMORAL' HOLIDAY SPARKS TEMPORARY BAN ON COLOR

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 12, 2008 4:05 PM CST



NEWSER) – In preparation for Valentine's Day, Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned all things red. The morality cops are out in force in search of the color of love, reports CNN, with plans to confiscate everything from flowers to stuffed toys. The ban is part of a yearly effort, complete with raids on retailers on the night of Feb. 13, to quell romance's big day.
"As Muslims we shouldn't celebrate a non-Muslim celebration, especially one that encourages immoral relations between unmarried men and women," said a Saudi religious scholar. For the desperate, black-market red roses are available—at six times the normal price. "Sometimes we deliver the bouquets in the middle of the night or early morning, to avoid suspicion," said a florist.

Source:http://www.newser.com/

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine's Cards for Nerds

Valentine's cards from:  Ironicsans.com.
These Valentine greetings are just the right amount of nerdy for the smarty pants in your Love Life :)



The Vampire - Charles Baudelaire

The Vampire

You invaded my sorrowful heart
Like the sudden stroke of a blade,
Bold a s a lunatic troupe
Of demons in drunken parade,

You in my mortified soul
Made you bed and your domain;
Abhorrence, to whom I am bound
As the convict is to the chain,

As the drunkard to the jug,
As the gambler to the game,
As to the vermin the corpse,
- I damn you, out of my shame!

And I prayed to the eager sword
To win my deliverance,
And have asked the perfidious vial
To redeem my cowardice

Alas! the vial and the sword
Disdainfully said to me;
"You are not worthy to lift
From your wretched slavery

You fool! - if from her command
Our efforts delivered you forth,
Your kisses would waken again
Your vampire lover's corpse!"

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Listen Up! Nouvelle Vague- Ever Fallen In Love...

I was going to put the original Buzzcocks version, but I felt that might be too predictable...

Eddie

I found it suitable to write about Eddie on the first day of "February of Love" because Eddie is the first boy who I ever felt those kind of feelings for . I was 13 and he was 15, he was a Gemini like me, he had beautiful green eyes and this amazing confidence which I admired so much. When we first met we were watching "Faces of Death" with a few of our friends. At that time (for some bizarre reason) I really loved cows, and Eddie knew this. There was a REALLY graphic scene showing some kind of guillotine machine that chopped cows in two, making their intestines pour out like spagetti! When this scene came on I let out a disturbed gasp. Eddie looked over at me, placed his hands over my eyes, and held me. Even a 13 year old me could appreciate  that sweet gesture. From that moment on I would love that boy for the rest of my life. I kissed Eddie for the first time that day; Who knew Faces of Death and guillotines could be so romantic. Ha.

Sadly, Eddie  was also the first boy to introduce me to the cruel dark world of rejection. Some of you have known me long enough to remember this ordeal. Since he was older than me, Eddie started hanging out with the "cool kids" and it was only a matter of time before he decided to date the "older" "cooler" chicks. Of course, when these girls broke his heart he always came back to me.  I was his "constant", while all the other girls came and went I was always there, which made me feel that we had something special (that didn't involve sex). This back and forth hurt me more than you could imagine, but I felt that my patience and loyalty would pay off eventually. Here is the really sad part ….. it  never did. He ended up losing his virginity to some "older" "cooler" chick in the bathroom of a park. That Bitch. 

Eddie ended up moving away when I was 16, It took me 2 years to get over him leaving. You never forget your first love, no matter how horrifying the experience was. I still  wonder what he's up to and think of him every year on his birthday. Recently , through the wonders of Facebook we have reconnected.... he tells me that I have been in his thoughts these past 9 years as well, and would LOVE to see me! We're making plans to meet over coffee and rekindle our undying childhood love!


Nah. I made that last part up.....wouldn't that be CUTE, though!? Yeeeaa.....