Monday, March 26, 2007


I went to a memorial service tonight. I've worked with J for four years, and he'd been married for over thirty. He walked me out, and asked me to take the advice of an old man, find someone to love, and spend more time with them than at work. He said I deserve better than to be at home alone. He said to never forget that life is very short.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Blogiversary the First

Today is the anniversary of my first post here, yay!
In 365 days, I have managed 52 posts. I was hoping to be more prolific, but will instead comfort myself on the quality of my posts (Right. But it sounds good...)
I am / was hoping to have my new layout up and running today, but have encountered technical issues beyond my ken. Hopefully, one of the people I've asked for assistance will save the day.

I'd be nothing without my blog-friends to inspire and challenge me.
Dean recently posted the completed Nearly Naked Challenge, and Kris looks good in her Weasel!
Dean also reminded us all of Naked Couch Day in honor of "the Patron Saint of Naked Couch Day, Her Holiness Erin O’Brien, the Naked Saint" who started and celebrated this wonderful day. Dean and SxKitten put forth these wonderful pictures, and Doug reimagines a classic photograph. (See? I'll even admit in public that I got it, and was amused by it!) All of which makes me slightly sad that I don't have a wonderful and/or tolerant other half, nor a couch, to fully participate in the festivities. I shall hold up high hopes for next year.

Also on my list of links but less mentioned is the wonderful photographer Henri Banks. Do yourself a favor, go see his work - more is on his Flickr account.

Since Doug has mentioned that he enjoys the percentage of cleavage in my posts, this is my contribution for this post. I'd hate to disappoint anyone ;)

I'd like to incorporate these images into the new template, but that will not happen for a while. I really need to spend several hours with someone who knows their way around page design! Any volunteers? Anyone? Bueller?

On a personal note, I was just promoted at work, and there will be a period of adjustment. I've been (and sadly will continue to be) mostly MIA for a bit.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Pimping Erin & a Meme

As you all may know, I'm just crazy about Erin O'Brien. She's giving away a movie on female ejaculation, everyone should enter her raffle. (BTW Erin is so damned hot in that youtube video, you gotta go see!)
I'm sending off my entries tomorrow - and crossing my fingers, cause this looks like a fun video. Maybe I'd even learn something...
And, Speaking of Erin, go buy her book. It fucking kicks ass, and everyone should read it! (One of these days, I plan to put up a more in depth review...)

Now, if SxKitten, Dean, and Doug think it's a good time, how can I resist? So here is the meme:
1. What time did you get up this morning? Eleven am, which is way early for me
2. Diamonds or Pearls?
Meh. I'd love to have a great apatite and sterling silver piece I could wear all the time. Apatite is the gemstone of creativity...
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Stranger Than Fiction
4. What is your favorite TV show?
Veronica Mars, at the moment.
5. What did you have for breakfast?
Some kind of calzone, and cinnamon hazelnut coffee
6. What is your middle name?
7. What is your favorite cuisine?
I'm very fond of greek right now
8. What foods do you dislike? Anything too manufactured

9. Your favorite Potato chip? Barbara's Cheese Puff Bakes

10. What cd have you been listening to lately?
Sarah McLachlan's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

11. What kind of car do you drive? Teal Ford Ranger
12. Favorite sandwich?
changes from day to day
13. What characteristics do you despise?
shallowness & selfcenteredness
14. What are your favorite clothes? I like satin and velvet

15. If you would go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Europe

16. Favorite brand of clothing?
17. Where would you want to retire?
I haven't decided yet
18. Favorite time of day?
19. Where were you born?
same place I live now
20. What is your favorite sport to watch?
not a big sports spectator
21. Who do you think will not send this back?
since I'm posting it on my blog, doesn't really apply
22. Person you expect to send it back first?
see above
23. Pepsi or Coke?
not a soda drinker
24. Beavers or Ducks?
25. Are you a morning person or night owl?
night owl
26. Pedicure or Manicure? never had either

27. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
I have a new pair of adjustable wireless multi-speed vibrating nipple clamps ;)

28. What did you want to be when you were little? at 33, I still want to be about seven different things
29. What is your best childhood memory? getting my first cat
30. Ever been toilet papering?
nah, not my thing
31. Been in a car accident?
a couple, no serious injuries
32. Favorite restaurant?
South Street Smokehouse
33. Favorite flower? Love in a Mist and Columbine

34. Favorite ice cream? pumpkin sometimes. I'm not a big ice cream person most of the time

35. Favorite fast food restaurant? Schlotsky's

36. How many times did you fail your drivers test? None

37. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? no idea offhand

38. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? I've enjoyed all the ones I've seen

39. Last person you went to dinner with? Lunch with my mom today :)
40. How many tattoos do you have? no, I have commitment issues

41. How many people are you sending this to? anyone who wants to read it on my blog

42. What time did you finish this e-mail? it's 2:51 am

43. Favorite magazine? BUST
sadly, mine has not yet been featured...
44. If you could meet any famous person, who would it be? Jennifer Crusie
45. If you could choose another first name, what would it be? I love my first name. I'm the only one, like Tigger :)

46. If you could change your profession right now, what would you be doing? That's what I'm trying to figure out.