Jen Loves.

Ciao, amici!
My name is Jen from Freckle on the Nose of Life’s Complexion. Katelin’s my BFF. IRL.
She used to be my best single friend. Then she was my best engaged friend, and now she’s my best married friend!
She’s Mrs. Matt! And at this very moment they are celebrating their matrimony in Italy, wink wink, nod nod.
If I didn’t love Kate and Matt so much I’d be pretty jealous, yes sir. Instead, I’m thrilled! And a little jealous. But jealousy’s not pretty, so let’s talk about music instead.
My taste in music is pretty boring. I like my music the way I like my reading material: not too deep or intellectual. I don’t like to look for symbolism or hidden meaning, just give it to me straight. I guess I can add lazy and shallow to my taste in music, eh?
Katelin has pretty great taste in music, so how are we friends?
(Because we have almost everything else in common including a love for Dexter Morgan, jumping on beds as an expression of happiness, and dinner selections – we live on opposite coasts and unknowingly had the same salad for dinner last week! Plus we’re both corny enough to get excited over twin salads.)
Long story short, the name of the game this week is loooove, so here are some lyrical snippets from my top 10 favorite love songs.

You make the coffee I’ll make the bed
I’ll fix your lunch and you’ll fix mine
Now tell me the truth do these old shoes look funny
Honey, it’s almost nine
Now you be careful gotta go, I love you
Have a beautiful day
And kiss the happiest girl in the whole USA
– Happiest Girl In The Whole USA (Donna Fargo)

He’s my sunshine in the morning
He’s my fireworks at the end of the day
He’s the warmest chord I ever heard
Play that warm chord, play and stay, baby
– My Old Man (Joni Mitchell)

The moment I wake up
Before I put on my makeup
I say a little prayer for you
– I Say A Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin)

All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea
– All I Want Is You (Barry Louis Polisar)

I can hear her heartbeat for a thousand miles
And the heavens open every time she smiles
And when I come to her, that’s where I belong
Yet I’m running to her like a river’s song
– Crazy Love (Van Morrison)

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world
– Your Song (Elton John)

Some day, when I’m awfully low
When the world is cold
I will feel a glow just thinking of you
And the way you look tonight
– The Way You Look Tonight (Tony Bennett)

We’ll have a little girl, a little boy
A little Benji we call Leroy
But know one needs to know right now
– No One Needs To Know (Shania Twain)

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she’s my only one
If my time on earth were through
She must face this world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes
– If Tomorrow Never Comes (Garth Brooks)

I don’t want clever conversation
I never want to work that hard
I just want someone that I can talk to
I want you just the way you are
– Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)

Congratulations to my BFF and her hubster! Happy honeymoon!
(Do you miss Kate already? Me too.)
I posted a couple pics (stolen from our lovely friend Liz) on my blog, but I will leave the detailed recapping to Kate. Suffice it to say Katelin and Matt have always been a fun couple and their wedding did NOT disappoint. It was an absolute blast!
Salute, y’all!