Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday - Pirates Rocket Vibe Review

If you haven’t realized it by now, let me tell you that I love unusual items.  My taste runs from kitschy to bizarre to morbid to weird.  This is my standard to most things including sex toys.  Why have a plain old pink vibrator with no personality when you can have something like the Pirates Rocket Vibrator?  Look how pretty and wild it is!  It’s got tattoos and rhinestones for Pete’s sake!  And not only does it look gorgeous, it works fabulously! BABELAND knows I covet the strange and has graciously sent this vibe to me.

The Pirates Rocket Vibrator is made of ABS hard plastic, it’s smooth and silky.  Phthalate free. It’s 8” long by 1 ¼” diameter,  6 ½” are insertable.  The vibe runs on two C batteries, not included.  It also comes with a sweet, satiny drawstring storage bag.

I usually don't care much for a straight vibe but I really like this one.  It could be because the weight of the 2 C batteries give its some heft and allows for more powerful vibrations than the usual couple of AA's. The battery compartment is simple to open and the batteries are dropped in – easy peasy! I definitely liked that I felt “full” when I inserted the vibrator. The control button is a breeze to find and you can scroll through the 5 (five) different functions with ease. There are 3 continuous vibrating selections – low, medium, high and two staggered vibrating selections, slower and faster (my description).

I used a little bit of lube before inserting the vibe and after running through the functions settled on the steady, fast vibrations. I've got a g-spot somewhere but I can't orgasm solely through vaginal stimulation however I liked that I got some really strong feelings with this vibe. The silky skin allows for smooth thrusting and the “rhinestones” add good traction. After enjoying the vibes alone for awhile, I added the Pirates Pendant Vibe to my clit for a truly satisfying orgasm! It was totally rockin'!

The Pirates Rocket Vibe cleans up very easily. I'd be careful about getting too much of anything on the rhinestones but the package does say the vibrator is “splash proof”.

This is not only a very original and unique vibrator but it actually is one you'll want to use – again and again! Remember, this would be a really great stocking stuffer! *wink, wink*

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Black Friday and TSA Bumper Stickers

Remember the Etsy Dark Team Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale starts TODAY! 

Since the whole search/scan debate was so heated this last week, I thought you'd enjoy these ~

Picture from UP!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thankful, but ...

I have strong doubts that the first Thanksgiving even remotely resembled the "history" I was told in second grade.  But considering that (when it comes to holidays) mainstream America's traditions tend to be over-eating, shopping, or getting drunk, I suppose it's a miracle that the concept of giving thanks even surfaces at all.  
~Ellen Orleans

Because I am me, I have to add a “but …” to most everything that I’m thankful for.  Optimistic-Pessimists do that.

I’m thankful for my ex-family but my niece’s wife needs a good punch to the head and my ex-MIL needs to stop being such a fucking martyr.

I’m thankful for my family but my sister needs to get a fucking grip that money isn’t GOD!

I’m thankful that I have a job but why does it have to be so mind numbingly boring?

I’m thankful for my friends but one needs to do something about her alcoholism, one needs to realize I’m never, ever going to sell her fucking food supplement and I wish one didn't have to suffer so much with health problems.

I’m thankful that I’ve started a good exercise program but wonder when I’ll not have to fight with myself to go.

I’m thankful to live in America but the way the country is going to hell in a hand basket needs to change. Soon.

I’m thankful that right now, I still have a home but I wish Bank of America would fall into a sinkhole and proceed directly to HELL!

I’m thankful that my children (especially my daughter) are healthy and seemingly happy. I thankful that Mulder also has a job. I’m thankful that although I don’t have bags of money lying around, I can give a little to others in need.  I’m thankful that I’m healthy. I'm thankful to FASCINATIONS and for choosing me the winner of the $50.00 gift card for donating to SCARLETEEN.  I’m also very thankful that I have readers and followers like YOU.  No buts for these.

Happy We-Stole-Your-Land-and-Killed-Your-People Day!
  ~Thanksgiving toast, from the movie Sweet November

Monday, November 22, 2010

EtsyDarkTeam Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale!

If y'all are looking for some very unique and/or handmade gifts for the holidays, please check out all the very talented Etsy Dark Team Etsy Shops from Friday, 11/26 through Monday, 11/29 for our FABULOUS sale. Special discounts, BOGO's, free shipping ... and more! 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sunday Funnies

Since I actually have started to exercise and will be trying The Paleo Diet for 7 weeks, I found this hysterical.  My goal is NOT to look like a uterus but to be thinner and be toned.  I want to be gorgeous!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What My Mother Said ...

aag has been hosting the 2010 Scarleteen Sex-Ed Blog Carnival.Being "a woman of a certain age" my sex education was most likely very different from most participants but I think each and every one of us agree that SCARLETEEN, must remain available to every single person that needs/wants it.

On the eve of my wedding in 1973, my mother gave me her one and only “sex talk”.  She told me to, “Use the Margaret Sanger method of birth control.”  As a 19 year-old that had visited Planned Parenthood three years earlier for birth control pills, I just nodded and smiled.  I had no idea who Margaret Sanger was or what “method” she had to avoid contraception.

Back then, the sexual revolution was just beginning.  There was no internet or even open discussion of sex, sexuality or sexual orientation. “Health” class in school was painful for both the teacher and students. It wasn’t very enlightening.  Learning about sex was trial and error.  Before HIV/Aids, some “errors” were taken care of with shame and antibiotics. Others were resolved quietly, quickly and without any discussion whatsoever.  Roe v. Wade had just been passed but pregnancy outside of marriage was treated as a contagious disease and if someone had an abortion, it was talked about in hushed, horrified tones.

Most of our sexual knowledge, such as it was, came from friends, older siblings, the Encyclopedia Britannica, romance novels, True Story magazines and our own experimentation.  Being a good researcher with an inquiring mind and healthy curiosity was what got most of us through our hormonal teen years and unto adulthood.  Unfortunately, many of us, struggled with “sex talks” when our own children appeared on the scene.

When my first child was born in 1977, I knew that I wasn’t going to wait until she was almost an adult to start discussing sex with her.  I wanted her to be informed and prepared well before her first sexual experience.  I also knew that she would want a way to find out things for herself to expand her knowledge.  With limited resources, still only books and discussion, I wanted to be sure she got the correct information and not the “street” stuff I’d heard when I was growing up.  The two books I used as bibles were, “Woman’s Body – An Owners Manual” and “Our Bodies, Ourselves”.  I read them for guidance and knowledge for myself and my daughter and let her read them later on.  While these books along with others, made talking to my child about maturing and sex easier, I know it wasn’t a perfect solution.  My daughter is now married herself and is trying to get pregnant which is one reason I’m supporting and promoting, SCARLETEEN.

While most of my generation has raised their children, their grandchildren can benefit from the multitude of information presented by Scarleteen.  It’s an invaluable resource for not just for “tweens”, teens and young adults but for their parents, guardians, and grandparents.  In investigating Scarleteen, I’ve even learned some things!  I would have been much more well informed I would have been as a teenager and mother if this website would have been available to me.  I have given the link to my daughter and my son.  He’s had his sex talks with both me and his father but as a man in his ‘20’s, I still think Scarleteen will expand his knowledge of himself and his sexuality. 

 Parents worry about their child's education, being informed sexually is an extremely important part of any child's full life education. Scarleteen needs YOUR support. Please donate to keep this invaluable resource on the 'net for you, your children and their children. 


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Question? For Y'all

My son has finally moved out on his own. (Can I get an AMEN!) He also has a conundrum so I thought I'd ask my readers for their opinion.

Bubba is not perfect but he's not totally hopeless either. He has a lot to learn about living on his own, managing money and managing his partying. One of the HUGE mistakes I made in child rearing is that I wasn't one of those Suzy Homemaker mothers that let the kids help in the kitchen or make attempts at cleaning, etc. I was a working mother and I just didn't have the time or patience. Anyway, my son's dilemma has nothing to do with that other than his room might terrify potential bed-mates if he keeps it the way he did at home. I've told him this and he knows HOW to keep things neat and tidy it's just WILL he.

His problem is that he is attracted to a friends sister. She is attracted to him. They've hooked up and have slept together. He is worried that his friend is going to be angry. All of my son's male friends have told him that dating and sleeping with his friend's sister is, and I quote, “Fucked up!” I don't understand why. I know I'm his mother but I've seen him with his girlfriends, he's very caring and loving. He never cheated on a girlfriend, he takes them out to dinner and he pays, he buys gifts and is willing to go to the mall with them. I just don't get why it would be a problem. When I was young, dating friends brothers or sisters was no big deal.

What do y'all think?

Update ~ CrossFit is going well. Even my toes hurt. I do have to convince myself everyday to actually go there because I haven't hit that “work out high” everyone talks about. I'm extremely awkward but have been assured that I'll improve with time. Pray for me

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We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
  ~Cynthia Ozick

Thank you to all our veterans.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I just started CrossFit ...

Be back soon! *OUCH*

CrossFit  = Paid for torture but with awesome results!