Breaking News: The Dark Side of Love


... 'Cupid Has Walked Off The Job' ...

Yes Ladies & Gentlemen, It saddens me to bring you the news, but as of midday today, reports are coming in that Cupid's wing tipped arrow was damaged when attempting to pierce the inner layers of a hardened heart. It is believed [he] Cupid has laid down his tools and was last seen taking a smoko out behind the Lonely Hearts Club.

Candid photos, 'exclusive to this network', show him 'laying down on the job'


Is that glee we see Ladies & Gentlemen?
Some mirth regarding this predicament?

He seems to be rolling around, kicking up his heels and having a good old laugh! I suspect he is feeling some relief from the heavy burden he has been carrying all these years. The arduous task of bringing lovers together despite their primal urge to run the other way. As this report goes to air, it is still not known whether this is a temporary walking away from the job, or whether tense negotiations will bring a happy result, and the return of Mr Cupid to his rightful active duties.

Our reporters obtained an exclusive interview with Mr Cupid and his only comments were ....
'Let Them Do Their Own Dirty Work'. So there you have it.. brief, but to the point! The situation seems dire for lovers this Valentine's Day!

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We close this program tonight with a photo essay on 'The Dark Side of Love'




[charms by Cathy Penton]



This has been a 'Ruby Time Production'
Unfortunately our scheduled program will now be shown at a later date
[In the interest of keeping this post a reasonable length
Part 2: The Lighter Side of Love will be shown in a future post]

... Breaking Breaking News ! ...

News just in ... Mr Cupid HAS returned to the job!! Good news indeed. Looks like Valentine's Day has been saved and Cupid will be knocking on your door soon.

As I am not in possession of requited love, unrequited love, secret admirers, nor nasty stalkers, my love for inanimate objects will have to suffice.. oh and my little silver Cupid whose arrow, although broken is still in my possession.

Thank you for joining me once again this Silver Sunday and allowing me to indulge my silly side. Don't forget to pop over to see Beth at 'Gypsy Fish Journal' to see who else is entertaining us this sunday....
Oh and Happy Valentine's Day everyone.. or feast of San Valentino!! No matter what it may mean to you, have a great day!!



Julie b


IMAGE SOURCE: ALL Photography and photo editing by me - [Being Ruby]. Unfortunately for some unsuspecting readers - the silliness is me too!!
The lovely charms are by Cathy Penton. I will post more of her beauties in my Lighter Side of Love post at a later date.


simon said...

hahahaha! Brilliant! laughed a lot. Thanks Julie! Now I can return to the dishwasher cleaning..... :o)

vicki archer said...

Phew...glad Cupid's back! xv

Chemin des Muguets said...


You are a hoot! Happy V Day to you and your little cheeky friend.

Just love you to pieces,


desde my ventana said...

Jule always a smile in the reading of your post and big images. I hope that your day also is wonderful.

Luiza said...

Great post!
Many of us forget the dark side of love, when we are happy, and this is a good reminder... Becuase there is a dark side of love, and we all have experienced it in one way or another.

I hope you´ll have a wonderful day, what ever it means to you =)!

With much love/

Susie said...

Thank you for making me smile on Sunday morning Miss Julie/Ruby....hope you have a wonderful day.....Susie x

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Flipping heck! But different!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Now my husband's mad at me! I woke him up...I was laughing so loud! Thanks a lot, he's going to be cranky all day and it's Valentine's Day! lol....just kidding gf!
You are too clever, you know that? And a big softie as you relented and gave us a happy ending! Love your photos...
I wonder what we will be when we grow up? I'm betting that you will be a famous photographer, film director and novelist!

La Petite Gallery said...

If you live long enough you see it all.
I agree there are two sides. Cupid rules the roost. This post is wonderful, love that song. Wishing you a Sunny,Fun filled Day.
Big hug,
We all love you Julie, your the top's.
love the unique tiny frames.

Greet Lefèvre said...

Julie, you are amazing!! I really love reading this post today!!!

Donna Rafferty said...

What a fun post! Yes love does have it's dark side unfortunately. Love your silver cupid and those tiny frames are just precious!

♥ Happy Valentine's Day!

Anne Marie said...

I quite liked this performance Julie.......and would love to read one for St. Patrick's Day....

Happy St. Valentines' Julie!

erin's art and gardens said...


Sarah said...

Brilliant! This post outshines any piece of polished silver. It's always fun to visit Being Ruby. Thanks for the laughter to start my morning!
Happy Valentine's Day to you! ~ Sarah

e said...

There's a light side to love? ;) Well, at least, Cupid's up and flying...he better have chocolate, that's all i'm sayin'! :) Happy Valentine's Day, lassie! and many thanks for the laughs today! xx Lizzy

Jeanne Henriques said...

It is always so much fun coming to your blog..I never know what will be in store for me...always a delightful surprise. This post is always.
Stop by my blog when you have a moment, I have something for you..
Jeanne :)

julietk said...

So thats why I didn't get a thing for Valetines day.
Even though I added a pack of copics to my husbands Ebay watching page as a huge hint :-D

Sue said...

This is too cute! My daughter is single and she said she was "being her own Valentine" this year. She was buying herself tulips and chocolate and treating herself well for the day. I think Valentine's Day can take many forms!


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Yeah, cupids back on the job! We need all the help we can get! :) Great story and photos!!

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

That silver cupid is adorable!

happy valentine's Day!

rjerdee said...

Your stories are soooo much more imaginative than anyone's...and you so skillfully back them up with illustrations!!! Bravo, Silly-Sunday Ruby and Happy San Valentino's!!!!

Anonymous said...

Too too clever. I loved it!

A sweet day to you and Happy Valentines!

Unknown said...

Nonsense, Julie ... you have oodles of people who love you: all of us! You're one in a million, dear girl.


Pooch Purple Reign said...

hi ruby
Ya, ive been wondering where he was ...
having a good time at least !
happy valentines day friend!!

Carole said...

I agree with Laura.....I think you will be all those things.....but do we have to grow up??? You have quite the is that the Ruby or Julie in you? I was nervous that mr. cupid was going to be a no show at my house but now I can pop the bubbly and celebrate!
Thanks Julie for letting me know he's Ok at least for another year!
xo.....Carole said...

This is a graat refreshing post and different from all the "lovey dovey" Valentines posts we have seen this week. Well done!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Cute...and let me tell you, it is a good thing he got his act together...I don't deal with no Valentines on Valentine's day!!

Renée Finberg said...

that is my song...
both sides now!!!

you are tripped out!
i just posted about the only man for me.
but we will need more than cupid get us together at last...
we need a grave digger. hahahahah
love you xxx

Brabourne Farm said...

How to you keep coming up with these brilliant, original posts! I enjoyed this so much and had a good giggle - thank you. Leigh

Kellie Collis said...

You always make me laugh Julie! You back at work yet??

Exquisite Accessories said...

Thank god that cupid picked him self up was he drunk on a love potion may be? Hee love you post Julie you really can tell a story love it, keep em coming, & your pictures are getting so great :) thanks for stopping by xx

Gypsy Fish said...'re too funny! It seemed as though he was getting a bit giddy lately, a little punch drunk perhaps? I guess even cupid needs a break... Thanks for the report! Thanks for paticipating....see you next month!
{{Gypsy Valentine hugs}}

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh dear, Julie,
Poor old cupid. What a day he's been through.
Thank goodness, all was well in the end.
I can imagine that he needs a ciggie now and again. I don't suppose he drinks though. That could cause some really serious problems. He must have to have his wits about him when he's firing his arrows. There could be dire consequences if he hits the wrong person.
Thanks for the funny valentine !! XXXX

Dash said...

Julie, I have just discovered your blog, via Jeanne at collage of life, and I think it's wonderful.

Sherrie said...

Oh my gosh, I just love what you come up with!!! You are a very special unique lady. Thank you so much for sharing.....this one was a hoot.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Julie...

Love your post, dear girl! Creative, entertaining, and humorous!!! Beautiful photos...I really enjoyed your photography and that beautiful little silver cherub! So glad that you joined in with the fun of Valentine's Day...and I'm soooo glad that cupid did his "thing" at my place before he decided to poop out! Hehe!

Also wanted to say thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Beloved Valentine table...and for the sweet, sweet note that you left me! Thank you!

Have a marvelous Monday, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

Christine E-E said...

Your silliness is adorable! Thanks for posting on my blog...
FIY - I had mentioned your background was a bit dark for reading the posts... well, I take that back - I think my "eyes" were tired. Your background is part of the charm of your blog.
Hope "cupid" paid you a visit.
Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear he's back at it. Happy Valentine's, Julie!

Angie Muresan said...

Julie, you are so hilarious! I almost fell off the chair laughing. Which isn't really elegant at all, as every time I come here I strive for a bit of personal elegance.

Ange said...

Good grief, 3 days laid up in bed with the world's worst dreaded lurgy (did you pass that on to me ?;-) and I end up nearly choking with laughter at the first blog I read. Well - if Cupid doesn't get me, the laughter will. You've won my heart. My world would be a 'darker' place without your sunshine...

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB cupid!!!

cate said...

Oh for a minute there I thought my HUGE BOX of Valentines Day Chocolates would go to they are on there way to my Butt!!!
"Happy Valentines Day Julies"

Julie@beingRUBY said...

BOTH of us 'Julies' thank you Cate!! hehe

FEDERICA said...

Beautiful photos!
Thanks for entered my giveaway!
Good luck!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Yay for Cupid♥ Hope you had a great Valentines Day Julie...As usual a great post...Dzintra♥x

Pinecone Camp said...

I love your non-cutesy Valentine's Day post! Joni really is a great song writer, isn't she. Ahh, Julie/Ruby, you made me laugh.

Viera said...

Glad to hear he recovered so quickly. What we would do without him.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Absolutely & utterly brilliant my Aussie friend. Your humor is divine & I adore you. Hope your V-Day was good Julie. What is wonderful is we can find love in all forms. xx deb

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh my word....Brighton is a fabulous store with leather purses, gorgeous jewelry, sunglasses, and accessories....I am so sorry you don't havee one, but if you ever fly to the US, they are in most of the major airport terminals. You would love them....not inexpensive...but beautiful things. I learned about them when I worked...they were popular there and now my church girlfriends are all into them. I will have to find my old post about all the jewelry tins...all the pieces come in a collector tin...
Unfortunately, you can view the things on line, but as of yet, you cannot order on line.
I will get those pics for you!! Promise!

Elaine said...

Amusing tale. I think he was rolling around laughing since he sees how many times we mess up where love is concerned. Or is that just me?

Hope your Valentines was anything but dark. said...

this should become a screen play... wow! he he... xx pam

Angela Furlong said...

Julie, you are such a dag! That was hilarious! Loved it xxx

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Julie! You have such a special talent writing and choosing fantastic photos! It's always fantastic reading your posts!
Happy Wednesday!

Glennis said...

Cupid does have his down days.