Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all many blessings and special moments this Christmas Day!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sometime's there just aren't the words

There isn't really anything that I can say about the events of Friday 12/14/12 that hasn't already been expressed or felt by each of you already. Prayers seem hardly enough against the backdrop of these horrors but it's the one thing I can offer so it's what I've been doing.

Sometimes there are words that you just need to hear. I think this is one of those times. For those of you who care to hear some good words of truth in this very difficult time, I offer you this

Friday, December 14, 2012

Now is not the time

I had a SCF post all ready to share with you all, but now is not the time.

I'm watching yet another tragedy unfold before my eyes on CNN right now. Details are still coming in, but this morning there has been a deadly shooting in an elementary school in Connecticut. At the current moment,  reports are that 12 people, staff and school children, have been shot and killed.

This is not OK.

This should not be happening.

Our kids deserve better.

In the time it would take you to read and laugh at my normal SCF post, I ask that you take a moment and say a prayer for all of the children and families that have today suffered a horrible loss, a loss of their innocence to the cruel things that this world can offer.

Hug your kids tight today.

*Updated 2:45
The count is now up to 27. Mostly children, Kindergarten kids. Reports are the 24 y/o gunman killed his dad at his home, then went after his mom, a Kindergarten teacher, and opened fire in her classroom. I can't explain what I feel about this. There are no words.

A special prayer to the first responders and the staff and students for what they have seen and will be seeing in the next few hours. I can't even imagine.

Friday, December 7, 2012

"Soft-Core Friday" - Get Your Fit On

Happy "Soft-Core Friday" kids!

I have a confession to make. I have gotten kind of hard-core on one thing lately: working out. And it's been beneficial in more than one way!

For the past 5 years or so, I have managed to do some sort of workout a few times a week. I just feel better when my body gets to do something besides sit in a chair for hours upon hours a day. But the last 6 months or so, I have stepped up the intensity and frequency of my workouts and have seen a big uptick in my energy, and my sex drive. It's no coincidence I assure you.

I think the key for someone that has a short attention span and gets bored easily like me is to keep variety a key factor in your workout plan. For example, this week I've done a strength/endurance class, TurboKick, Spin, and Hip Hop. All are very different in format and vary in intensity and focus area, but each one gets me sweaty and makes me feel like I've accomplished something when I leave the gym. That to me is more important than how many calories I burn or how many miles I go.

In addition to the sweat I get on at the gym, I'm more inclined to be enthusiastic about getting sweaty in other ways as well.  It's empowering to me to know that I can and do enjoy a very active sex session and that I have the endurance, energy, and ability to get creative with positions and duration. Being able to give and receive additional levels of pleasure is certainly I side effect of working out that I welcome.

Twin has even started joining me on my trips to the gym when he is town. He says it's to be able to keep up with me and to lessen his fear of dying of a heart attack while we are in throws of sexy time. I appreciate his efforts and encourage him for my own sake. I don't want him to start slacking in the bedroom! Nothing good comes from that. Pun intended!

On a side note and to better explain my song choice for this SCF, most of the workouts I do are group classes so you find yourself in the company of some interesting people of varying levels of proficiency. I thought I was being punked in hip hop class last night because this enthusiastic, over make-up'd redhead that settled in next to me had no rhythm. I'm not talking like being a little awkward or taking a minute to catch on to the choreography, I'm talking zero rhythm. Clapping two beats after the rest of us, missing every turn by a solid 10 seconds, facing backwards when we were facing front...the entire class time! It was distracting to say the least!

So today's song is by Seether: Careless Whisper (Yes I know George Michael did it first but I like that this one rocks) because "guilty feet have got no rhythm" ... her feet must have been really guilty!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A little less Lonesome Jackalope

Today I'm over sharing some quality time and good whiskey with the every charming Lonesome Jackalope.  We are having some fun with online dating profiles, and the truth (or lack thereof) that can found in such a thing.

Run on over there and join us for a drink! I will bet that you have so much fun that you decide to stick around with my Jackalope friend for a while. He's good company.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What's in a title?

Let me tell you kids, if I were a "girlfriend", I would be an awesome girlfriend! But since I am being stubborn about being collared with an official relationship status/title, we'll just say I am definitely a good person to have the favor of when one's birthday rolls around. 

It was time for the 2nd annual Twin birthday extravaganza the weekend after Thanksgiving. Last year, we had been dating for a long few months and I treated him to an awesome downtown city, fun filled birthday bash that would be hard to top. Granted, it was a little early to be spoiling someone so much but it really was self-serving as you kids now how much I like hotel sex and amazing food and any reason to find myself in that situation is a good enough reason for me.  

But top it I did! This year's birthday weekend blew last year out of the water I tell ya! 

I love planning epic weekends. I'm good at it. And this year I was able to make some new friends that were able to hook me up with the best room in the best hotel in the city with a view that cannot be beat! We stayed at the same hotel last year but this year our return visit was far and above the great stay we had last time. And I'm not exaggerating. Throw in reservations at a couple of outstanding restaurants, a tour of the city lights, and a night on the town that ended in a dimly lit, vodka infused, cigar bar/speak easy place and it really was a good weekend. 

And yes, there was hotel sex. Lots of hotel sex. Randy left that room a very happy girl, with an equally happy birthday boy. It took three days to get that smile off his face. I'm sure the new lacy things I packed had nothing to do with that. Nope, not in the least. 

Was it a bit extravagant for someone that I won't even call my boyfriend technically? Yes, yes it was. Did I enjoy the process of planning it and letting it unfold over the course of the weekend? I sure did! It was an excuse to put some special effort into a weekend I would have enjoyed on my own, but enjoyed much more so because we were together. I think that says a lot. 

So what if I won't call him boyfriend? If he gets treated like one, gets spoiled like one, and gets the perks of  being one, shouldn't that be enough?