March 29, 2011


Posted by Lori~
I recently got a text from a FAB FRIEND and WOM-MOM follower Kris.  Kris and I go way back to the MSU Moorhead Alumni Office—we both started working there on the same day!  It was an instant friendship. 
So glad that I have a friend like Kris!

Kris was listening to the radio and heard the song LOVE HURTS!  You see this is an oldie, but a goody and Kris and I share memories of this song! (This song was first recorded by the Everly Brothers, but also became popular in the 70's when it was sung by Nazareth). 
I first sang the song LOVE HURTS in high school girl’s choir.  We sang it and LOVE HURTS became a motto in my life.  I haven’t had a lot of loves in my life and was convinced that I would never find the one.  You see, I loved that song…I loved it through college.  I thought of it when I watched my favorite movie BRIDGET JONE’S DIARY!  I believed that I was Bridget…I could see myself chugging a bottle of vodka and singing “ALL BY MYSELF”!  Yes, LOVE HURT!
LOVE HURTS was one of my go to karaoke songs.  The first time I selected it, I was in for a rude awakening.  They had a dance version of LOVE HURTS?  That’s right…but I must say I ROCKED IT!

Singing karaoke with my grad school friends...who knows maybe we are singing LOVE HURTS!
After college I worked in TV and was a TV news anchor.  I attended a friend’s wedding and they wanted us to sing a song with the word “love” in it to get the bride and groom to kiss.  There was a large gap between the wedding and reception and that meant several cocktails later I had the urge to sign LOVE HURTS (that’s right) LOVE HURTS to get a new bride and groom to kiss!
After my TV job, I went to grad school and continued to sing love hurts for Karaoke…then I got married (LOVE DIDN’T HURT ANYMORE!)  And my lovely bridesmaids (including Ethne) sang LOVE HURTS!  That’s right—we continued the tradition and they continued the tradition.

Steve and I celebrating our LOVE the morning after our engagement
Notice:  Steve's transition lenses
LOVE CAN AND DOES HURT!  But guess what, when you have LOVE, wonderful, fabulous LOVE in your life!  LOVE IS LOVELY!

Kris toasting our engagement!
So belt it…Sing it…but remember it doesn’t always hurt!

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