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It has always been about love

Calling the past week “challenging” would be an understatement.

Many have asked, “What is your column going to be about this week?” Some wondered if it would be about Newton becoming a Main Street Community, or about “Get To Know Newton.”

Others wondered if I would talk about showing Newton off to the Main Street Iowa Board. A few even wondered if I would talk about Valentine’s Day, but that would take away from the very purpose of this column, because it has always been about love.

At points you see or read a love story that reminds you what love is really all about. For some guys, “love stories” start out with Jessica Alba in a little black dress on wild nights out (I will never begin to imagine what girls have as their love stories or fantasies, so I refuse to even guess).

But then something happens, and your idea of love changes. Jessica Alba becomes Rachel McAdams, the little black dress changes to a comfy shirt and capris to fit her comfort, and the wild nights out are replaced by days of watching movies about these love stories coming to life.   

It wasn’t until I saw the movie “About Time” that I realize a romantic movie from a guy’s perspective is needed, but incredibly hard to sell. I was asked once, “What about your love story?”

I’ve lead a pretty entertaining life, but I was ruined for many relationships to come by meeting Taylor Swift multiple times. I wouldn’t change meeting her because although she is notorious for being trouble when she walks into the life of guys, she made me realize the fears and insecurities of women are different.

It was after meeting Swift that I found myself drifting away from magical romantic stories, but one night seeing a girl sing her heart out to her fans. She captured my heart and made me believe in her dream of seeing her name in lights.

Sydney Lett is in Nashville now, making Iowa proud. I am proud of you and love you my little sister. Always remember, no matter how big and scary people are, you warmed my heart, teaching me it’s great to be in love.

Last week, I wrote about how I had nothing funny to write about and how I would never be able to make everyone laugh.

It wasn’t until I heard the words “Dude, we can’t leave in the middle of a Garth Brooks song.” That was a direct quote from Ty Rushing. He says its due to “Friends in Low Places” being played during Kansas City Royals home games. Of course, that leads to many more jokes involving his passion for Kansas City professional sports.

In the end, if you take anything away from what I’m saying, just know falling is the best part of falling in love.

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