Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wanna win something?

Donate $10.00 or more to my  Susan G. Koman Race For The Cure  page and you have a chance to win THIS from me and Eden Fantasys!  It'll make a really nice Valentine's Day present and it'll do your heart some good to donate to a great cause.

PLEASE! Thank you!

EdenFantasys supports Breast cancer Awareness - Show your Ta-Tas Some Love 

This will end 01/31/2012. Winner has to be willing to share their address with me so I can send you your fabulous prize!

The Team
Me and Hoda Kotb

Friday, January 20, 2012

A Woman Should ...

A WOMAN SHOULD  HAVE old love she can imagine going back to.. and one who reminds her how far she has come...

A  WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...enough money within her control to move out and rent a place of her own even if she never wants to or needs to...   

A  WOMAN SHOULD HAVE something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...   

A  WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ..a youth she's content to leave behind...   

A  WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to retelling it in her old age... 

A  WOMAN SHOULD HAVE  ...a set of screwdrivers, cordless drill, and a black lace bra...  

A  WOMAN SHOULD HAVE friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry... 

A  WOMAN SHOULD HAVE  ...a good piece of furniture  not  previously owned by anyone else in her family.. 

A  WOMAN SHOULD HAVE  ...eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored..  

A  WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...a feeling of control over her  destiny... 

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW. to fall in love without losing herself... 

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship... and  how to change a tire!!!!!!! 

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... when to try harder... and when to walk away...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW ...that she can't change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents... 

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...that her childhood may not have been perfect...but its over... 

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...what she would and wouldn't do for love or more... 

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD to live alone... even if she  doesn't like it... 

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...whom she can trust, whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally...     

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...where to go... be it to her best friend's kitchen table.. or a  charming inn in the woods... when her soul needs soothing...     

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW... what she can and can't accomplish in a day.. a month...and a year...

Saturday, January 14, 2012

It's that time again ...

I like to support businesses that also promote breast cancer awareness. Eden Fantasys promotes awareness on a regular basis. I that.

In their online magazine SEXIS, last October, they had great articles about breast cancer awareness. TheScar Project by Liz Langley and I booby by Cherry Trifle, were two I particularly liked. SEXIS has an entire section devoted to health - womens AND mens health issues. The articles are well written and informative. Some are humorous but all are interesting. Eden Fantasys also sponsored a video contest to promote breast cancer awareness. You can find the winning videos HERE. Supporting not only the sexual health of it's customers but their overall health and well-being. EF is a company truly cares for their customers.

You're probably wondering why I'm talking about breast-cancer-awareness in January. Well, I live in Florida. It's always hot in Florida. In January it's a wee bit less hot than in June, July, August, etc. when most of the country holds their Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. January is when South Florida has it's race. On January 28, 2012 the 21st annual race will be held in West Palm Beach. It's also to remind everyone that being aware of breast/prostate/testicular cancer, shouldn't just be something we're aware of for only one month. Do your self-exams EVERY month, get your mammogram and prostate exams when necessary.  

If you've been reading my blog, you know about my daughter's cancer and what she went through. If not, you can read about it HERE. Every January, we (my family and friends) take part in the South Florida Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. We walk 5K course for my daughter, for all survivors and for all those who didn't survive. We donate what we can because we know that a cure needs to be found and it needs to be found NOW!

EdenFantasys supports Breast cancer Awareness - Show your Ta-Tas Some Love The reason I've written about EdenFantasys in my annual post about the race is because they help make others aware. They care. EF will also give me a gift card for telling you about them and how they support breast-cancer-awareness. I in turn, will use that gift card to purchase something sweet for the person on my daughter's team who raised the most money for The Susan G. Komen Foundation to find a cure for breast cancer. If you'd like to donate to the team, you can click on that widget I've got over there on my side bar. Thank you and thanks to Eden Fantasys!

I'd also like to send a big THANK YOU to those who've donated already! 

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Manners, Music and The South

In September, me and Mulder drove up to Fayetteville, North Carolina for a concert. One of my most favorite things in the world is going to rock concerts. I just love the whole experience. Normally, I loathe being near people and abhor crowds but put me in an arena in front of a stage with hot young guys beating drums, ripping guitars and booming rock & roll and I'm in heaven. I can't explain it but the feeling of freedom and exhilaration I get is just amazing like the worlds best orgasm

Mark Tremonti - ALTER BRIDGE
I've been to many concerts over the past several years – festival concerts, small club concerts, arena/stadium concerts – you name it, I've been to it. Usually I don't travel out of state for a show but because one of my favorite bands, Alter Bridge, was going to Europe and then taking some time off, I HAD to go to North Carolina to see them. My concert experience in Fayetteville was … um, fucking nuts unique, to say the least.

Somewhere there is written, or if they're unwritten, I'm writing them now - etiquette guidelines for rock concerts. Now, I know that there will always be exceptions to the rule but in beautiful downtown Fayetteville, the exceptions were the rule. Sweet Jesus, Mary and Don Kirshner! , these people must have never seen a rock &roll band EVER! I'm now going to tell y'all every rule of rock concert etiquette broken in North Carolina, USA.

Keith Wallen - ADELITA'S WAY
#1 ~ Arrive at the venue before the doors open. If you want your butt hanging on the rail smack dab in front of band, you need to get into the venue BEFORE the first band even thinks of walking on stage. Just because you only want to see the third band of a five band show doesn't mean you can come late and drunk. It doesn't mean that your late, drunk ass is going to just saunter up and try to squeeze my sober, early ass off the rail. Show some respect to ALL the artists as well as the concert attendees that have stood in line in the heat outside for 45 minutes while you were sucking down Bud Lights in the bar next door.

#2 ~ If you have arrived early, gotten your spot on the rail, but only want to see the third band of a five band show, at least look like you're enjoying the performances the other four bands are putting on. Standing in the front row like a damn corpse is just plain rude. If you don't clap, scream, sing and generally rock your face (and ass) off, go see Michael Buble.

#3 ~ After you've arrived late and drunk, DO NOT expect to push my early ass off the rail because you want to see the third band of a five band show. This repeats what I said in #1, it 's worth repeating. The reason I always wear either boots or thick soled shoes and keep my elbows bent at a concert, is because of people like you.

#4 ~ Ladies, regardless of the fact that you've put on your best Victoria's Secret push-up-demi-balconette-wonder bra, your finest J.C. Penney semi-sheer, off-the-shoulder top, your brand-new pajama jeans and your peep-toe-sling-back-fuck-me-pumps, the lead singer of the third band of a five band show is NOT going to leap off the stage and boink your brains out in the audience. He won't get paid and you just might get an elbow in your pushed-up, fiberfill enhanced tit because you keep smacking me in the face with it.

#5 ~ Full body contact from random strangers can be enjoyable on occasion, but I prefer that they:
  • Not be drunk 
  • Not be chewing tobacco 
  • Not be wearing a gimme cap from the local plumbing supply company 
  • Dean Back - TOAD
  • Not be raising their arms, wildly waving rock horns whilst screaming, “YAAAAAAH, Rock & Roll”, having not taken a shower after working at the local slaughterhouse. 
This behavior will definitely get you a good stomp on the foot and an elbow to the chest.

Lance Dowdle - EMPHATIC
It's not that concert goers in Florida are perfect, they're not. But these folks in North Carolina were just out of hand. The five bands that played this concert were all excellent. I've seen Alter Bridge seven times, Theory of a Deadman four times and Adelita's Way twice – great musicians and they all can rock the fucking house down. Emphatic was new to me and they were great. Apparently Black Stone Cherry, who was fantastic, was the only band familiar to the denizens of Fayetteville. They were the third band of the five band Carnival of Madness. I don't know how things went in the other cities this tour went through but my guess is that whoever organized the Fayetteville stop might be out of a job. The arena was only about 1/3 filled. I'm thinkin' Rock & Roll just isn't this towns thing.

It was my thing, though and I rocked my face AND ass right off.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Valentine''s Day Suggestions

Christmas is over. Everything has been unwrapped, returned, played with or packed away for re-gifting. You might think your finished for awhile but don't relax yet. Valentine's Day is just a little over a month away. Yup, time to shop again. I've got something from BABELANDthat's going to make it so easy for you, you'll want to kiss me! (I'll let you, too!)

The folks at Babeland sent me three of their BABELAND BODY MASSAGE CANDLES to review for you. These massage oil candles are delicious! I seriously cannot pick a favorite scent. I was given Rice Flower, Pashmina and Mango Vanilla. The fragrances are rich without being overpowering. While burning, they perfume the air beautifully.

I asked my partner which scent he liked the best. He chose Rice Flower, it's probably the most unisex of the three. The Mango Vanilla is strongest and in my opinion the most feminine. I'm partial to Pashmina but he thought it smelled to medicinal.

After burning the candle for a little while, I blew out the flame, waited a couple of minutes then dribbled the melted soy wax & shea butter onto his back. The warmth and smell is instantly relaxing. Working the “wax” around with my hand, I noticed how smoothly it glided on and that it wasn't terribly greasy. Silky, is the best way to describe it. I had my Jimmyjane Contour M Massage Stone ready to give a really nice massage. Since I tested these over New Year's weekend and had some house guests, the back massage didn't go any further but I can tell you between the lovely texture and smell of the Babeland Body Massage Candles and the gliding pressure of the Contour M, my partner is waiting (not very patiently) for a real “massage”.

Babeland offers the candles in two sizes, 1 oz and 3 oz. They're glass containers packaged in a really nice round gift box that will also keep the candle dust/dirt free when not in use. The candles are made with soy wax, skin loving shea butter and fragrance. The wick is a no-lead one, always a plus.

My shopping suggestion to you is buy all 3 in the 1 oz size, get the Lovers Massage, A Soothing Touch for Two book  by Darrin Zeer , the Jimmyjane Contour M Massage Stone (all available from Babeland), make some dinner reservations then get set to receive YOUR Valentine's Day present! Or, you can get a whole Romance Kit fromBabeland that includes one of the candles and some other awesome goodies for both of you.


(Take care when using the candle. Do not pour liquid when the flame is burning, don't pour it on anyone’s face or delicate bits. Never leave the candle burning while unattended.) 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Thank you, George R.R. Martin

People that love to read want to pass that love along when they become parents. I know I did. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I unboxed all my childhood favorites – Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, A Wrinkle In Time, The Little Prince, The Real Mother Goose, Grimm's Fairy Tales, among others. I also got The Cat in The Hat, One Fish, Two Fish, Horton Hears A Who. Well, all Dr. Seuss and a crap load of Little Golden Books. I kept all these and added more when my son came along.

I read to my kids nightly before they were able to read. I nagged encouraged them to read more than what was required when they were learning and once they'd mastered it. Basically, I cast my pearls before swine because neither one would read one word more than necessary when is school. My daughter did enjoy the occasional Archie comic and my son would pour over video game manuals, but that was about it. I was sad that they didn't want to get lost in an amazing novel or learn about historical figures and/or places, but at least they were reading something!

Fast forward several years to when my daughter found Wuthering Heights. She began to actually read the classics that were assigned in high school. The real books, not Cliffs Notes or a movie. She now reads and reads and reads. I feel as though I did my job. It took awhile but it did take. She likes to vary her reading like I do. She may read Rebecca then something by the Dali Lama then onto Laurell K. Hamilton or Diana Gabaldon. Her love of reading makes me very happy.

My son, I felt was hopeless. I tried to get him interested in J.K Rowling when he was a bit younger. He felt Harry Potter was, “stupid.” The next attempt was books on the Vietnam war, something he had become interested in. Why bother with books when you have The History Channel was his response. I'd try again and again over the last few years with no luck. Well, one outta two ain't bad, right? Then came a video game, Skyrim.

Skyrim is one of those unfathomable things that the uncoordinated, chaos-brained, can't understand. The type of game my son plays with ease and skill. He tends to discuss games like this with anyone who still has a heartbeat, one of them being me. During one of these discussions, I mentioned that Skyrim sounded like George R.R. Martin's seven kingdoms in the Fire and Ice series of books. I casually tossed him the first book. Not hoping for much can you imagine my total delight and joy when he began reading it! WOOHOO! Winter is coming ... 
I handed him that book two weeks ago, he is now on the third book. He is going to be inconsolable to find out he may have to wait 5 years for ol' George to get the sixth book published. But my plan is to give him Gabaldon's first Outlander book. I can overlook a few dishes in the sink and crumbs on the counter because he's engrossed with the words, the world of Mr. Martin. There's something to be said for delayed gratification and a long ago job well done.