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Tuesday, February 9

I'll Be Your Lover, Too (Van Morrison)

It's an outdated theory, but still one that's fun to explore.  Brain dominance theory simply put says that left-brained people are analytical and right-brained people are artsy.  Wonder what your dominant hemisphere is?  Take this quick quiz.

The Right Brain

According to the left-brain, right-brain dominance theory, the right side of the brain is best at expressive and creative tasks. These are your 'hippie dippies.'  Some of the abilities popularly associated with the right side of the brain include:

  • Recognizing faces
  • Expressing emotions
  • Music
  • Reading emotions
  • Color
  • Images
  • Intuition
  • Creativity

The Left Brain
The left-side of the brain is considered to be adept at tasks that involve logic, language, and analytical thinking. This is Sheldon, or that guy from Numbers.  The left-brain is described as being better at:
  • Language
  • Logic
  • Critical thinking
  • Numbers
  • Reasoning

My favorite Valentine's Day gifts have come from the right-brained men in my life.  They're interesting.  They're creative.  They're a lot of fun!  They're also usually (in my experience) fairly irresponsible.  C'est la vie!   Chronologically.....

  1. Black Rose
    • Dinner at Bojangles accompanied by a single black rose?  (As opposed to the red roses that all the other girls wanted.)  It's not exactly swoon-worthy, but then again, it was high school.  Short on money, long on thought!
  2. Handmade Card
    • Long before the days of finding cute things to copy from Pinterest, and during a really dark period of college, I received an adorable hand-made card.  It had a cut-out picture offering a hug and everything.  And two tickets to the Allman Brothers Band.  Card, concert, and can you not smile?
  3. Hand-Thrown Pottery
    • Our high school had a well-stocked art studio...we were such spoiled students!  It was fabulous.  Though the hand-mixed glazes (and tie-dye glaze) have faded over time, the thought that went into creating the urn and incense burner have not.
  4. A Song
    • Maybe it's just me, but I'm a sucker for a song.  Especially when someone has put forth the time, energy, and passion to write a song just for you.  Happy sigh!

What's been your favorite, or most unusual, gift throughout the years?   
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