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Posted:Jun 28, 2013 8:31 pm
Last Updated:Aug 24, 2018 1:06 am
For my eyes only
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Posted:Nov 1, 2018 5:51 am
Last Updated:Nov 4, 2018 7:50 am
Just a few pictures to share from my trip to western Pennsylvania to see Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob two weeks ago. Both homes were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater in 1935 and Kentuck Knob in 1953.

No interior photography is allowed during the tours so I had to grab one off the net

The detail work of the skylights and clerestory windows at Kentuck Knob is incredible!

Another net grab

On the drive home!

Because I never stay home for long, the NC mountains last week!
Goal Exceeded!
Posted:Oct 21, 2018 4:57 am
Last Updated:Nov 10, 2018 3:03 am
A few months ago, some of you may remember I set a goal to complete my first 5k walk and do it in under 75 minutes. Well.... that goal could have been a little harder, but you're talking to a fifty year old well-marbled woman who had never walked more than a mile before and even that was under duress or coercion of some sort.

The walk was yesterday and yours truly completed it in under 56 minutes!!!!

Thank you, thank you very much.

Now I'm off to reward myself with a short overnight trip to visit two Frank Lloyd Wright houses!

How would YOU reward a goal exceeded?

Blogger Superfecta!
Posted:Sep 8, 2018 9:14 am
Last Updated:Sep 22, 2018 4:09 am
I had the pleasure of meeting FOUR bloggers in my travels recently!

In chronological order... or order of finish if we're keeping with the gambling analogy, from Boston to Hawaii:

Rex, who's been mentioned in my blog before because we've known each other for NINE YEARS! Readers with a memory will be glad to know there was no crying in public this time.

Januaryman99, who beat me to writing about our dinner A fellow brown liquor lover with a scorching sense of humor, what's not to like about that!

wickedeasy, whose company made time FLY by. Who chose the best Italian restaurant I've ever been to. I think of you every time I wear my HeartCollector pendant!

gardenboy321, seriously.... who could go to Honolulu and NOT meet him? Out of all the fine food and drink I had on the island, the char sui sandwich and plantation iced tea at the local bbq were right there at the top of that list!

The "Wall" at the Worcester Art Museum, a large scale photograph by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison who I discovered thanks to a picture doe shared.

One of the "Peaceable Kingdom" paintings. At the WAM.

A lucky night getting to hear John Cleese talk in person about life with Monty Python!

no words...

On the way to my connection in Phoenix, the plane flew over the Salton Sea. I'd recently seen a documentary on it so seeing it from the air was a total bonus! (Having the snapchat altitude stamp was double bonus!)

Lastly, because I'm really disappointed in how my FSU Seminoles started their season... I'm asking for a little positive thinking and I'm willing to show a little flesh to get it...
Why yes... Yes I AM qualified to judge!
Posted:Aug 18, 2018 4:41 am
Last Updated:Sep 5, 2018 4:59 am
I've been traveling for the past six weeks, from Boston to Atlanta with many, MANY stops in between. A few were to spend time with some other bloggers even! I'll post a name-dropping blog soon but in the meantime I couldn't resist sharing this with you from my time in central North Carolina.

without the image, this post makes no sense!
Me me me meme
Posted:Jul 12, 2018 3:57 pm
Last Updated:Aug 18, 2018 4:37 am
(Seriously, is the site eating the "I Am" contraction now?)

I've been on a meme roll today… this one keeps cracking me up. It’s so perfect for the past few days for me.

Ok, week.

Since the whole SCOTUS Kennedy retirement announcement to be honest but that’s a whole different blog. That this coming Monday represents the first of a figuratively large flight of steps for me, just makes it even more apt of a meme!

Plus, Thomas.

I mean… Who doesn’t still scream “YOU’RE CAUSING CONFUSION AND DELAY!” at stupid people in traffic? Right?



Anyway, just because you know a path is a good one, that it’s legit, researched, and you know you’ve got this, and you’ve got people who’ve got your back…. doesn’t mean it’s anxiety free, especially when the step is for you and you alone. Going forward means recognizing (fuck) that things must change. Honestly… it’s easier to just ignore and complain but that’s just not realistic. That’s also why I'm a board member on our community association. Taking a “skill” though, and turning it into a “business” for me now that the “business” of being mom is downsizing is a logical but fucking scary step. Balancing that with the rest of life means trying not to overthink while making sure you haven’t forgotten something important! Compartmentalizing has never been my strong suit and putting myself first as an individual is something that, frankly, I'm not really skilled at even though I suffer from high self-esteem. I'm appreciative for friends who remind me that I know I can do it and that a problem shared is not always a problem doubled.

BUT… on the outside? Fuck yeah, I have that shit together and I am going to KILL these next two weeks in Boston! ^5

On the goal topic again, about two and a half months out from the 5k. Am in the doubt phase and considering a mile walk instead of a 5k. Probably relative to either the ridiculously hot temperatures lately or maybe the current emotional going-ons but I'm getting in a mile and a quarter in 24 minutes.

How do you counter self-doubting thoughts?

I’ve posted pictures of this waterfall in a blog ago but it’s worthy of a repost since I hiked there again recently. Kilgore Falls in Maryland, the second highest waterfall in the state.

And what's a better way to celebrate a hike to a waterfall than.... meat. Right? Say hello to my leeetle 24 oz, 45 day aged porterhouse.

Posted:Jun 22, 2018 9:39 am
Last Updated:Aug 18, 2018 4:35 am
You've probably heard the popular thinking regarding men's dating profiles... if you have a picture of you and a dog, more ladies will check you out.

Recently I've discovered this is also true here. I spent entirely too much time recently watching this dog:


Goals. Got any?

I'm putting mine out here first... Completing a 5K walk in under 75 minutes at the end of September.

I recently completed a goal of a golf outing (Pilgrim's Oak for any local golfers... it's a beast of a course!) with a group of folks I'd never met before. I did well, and by well I mean not that much worse than the lady I was paired with who has been golfing for the past ten years. I've been doing it for three.

Being a golfer comes in handy sometimes:

She Ruined My (next) Orgasm!
Posted:Jun 9, 2018 8:24 am
Last Updated:Sep 16, 2018 12:30 pm
Who can resist a title like that right?

Here's what happened. I was sex toy shopping the other day, in an actual store. I know, I know, why would I do that when there's Prime shipping? Trust me, it's going to be a while before I go in one again.

I was talking with the saleslady about my new second favorite toy, the Satisfyer Pro2,

which had been helpfully shipped to me discreetly packaged. Within two days. It had been recommended to me by a former blogger here, and she wasn't lying about how good it is. That being said, it DOES take some getting used to. Being a suction toy, it makes the appropriate sucking noises. It also vibrates, so coupled with the sucking noises it can make me giggle. By giggle I mean snortlaugh. Totally sexy. Honest.

Fortunately, like all funny things, they're only funny the first few times so once I got over the giggles, I could ignore the sound and focus on the sensation... hence it skyrocketing to the number two spot on the list. Sadly, it'll never get to number one. Much like Foreigner.

All that's ruined now. The ever-so-helpful saleslady, after hearing of my struggles to get past the sound it made, commiserated. She said she herself had had the same problem because it sounded like...... IT SOUNDED LIKE......


Ok, she didn't say the fucking part, that's all me. I'm now back to square one with this thing but it's really more like negative square ten. I just know I'm going to be allllllmost there and "WOW."

Thank goodness the saleslady redeemed herself and showed me my next (pleasepleasepleasepleasedon'tsoundlikeowen) second favorite toy-to-be, the Satisfyer Rabbit!

Ever had to "break up" with a toy?
Gone more than Here
Posted:May 28, 2018 4:27 am
Last Updated:Jun 21, 2018 10:38 am
May was a whirlwind travel month... I was away more than I was home I think! Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas... can I say I'm so glad to be back in the Mid-Atlantic! As a transplanted southerner, it's hard to go back sometimes.

No Florida pics, we've seen enough of those. For those of you who appreciate history and interesting architecture, the Grove Park Inn near Asheville, NC has both!

Memphis has guitar-shaped swimming pools and bicycle-arches!

Little Rock has the submarine USS Razorback!

Hot Springs had incredible views of Lake DeSoto from my bedroom window!

Actual hot springs bubbling up!

A frightening look at how spa-vacations were at the turn of the last century!

You can go diamond mining in Murfreesboro AR! No I did not find a diamond. Just a lot of rocks.

Lastly, if you decide to go to a Greek Festival, it's not entirely inappropriate to slip in the back door right?

I'll catch a travel break for June but July will see me at a workshop near Boston for two weeks and September will bring a workcation to Hawaii!
Show Me the Money (Shot!)
Posted:May 7, 2018 4:45 am
Last Updated:Jul 11, 2018 4:03 am
On the Voyeur/Exhibitionist scale, where Voyeurs are a 1 and Exhibitionists are a 10, I'm pretty much a 2. I very much enjoy watching men but for the love of all that's naked, I really just want to see the happy endings. Therefore, some of the things I take into consideration before clicking on a cam thumbnail are:

How long has he been on? More than 45 minutes means he's probably just halfheartedly tugging on a semi while watching other cams. Pass. Less than 4 or 5 minutes? I'll come back in 10 and see where he's at.

Camera placement? Laptop cams are almost always too close to the keyboard. There's something a little frightening about watching a giant hand fill the screen while dude is typing to someone. Helpful hint: If your cam is on the same soft surface as you are (couch/bed,) it's going to look like there's an earthquake going on when things get vigorous!

Earlier this morning I saw a thumbnail and, sweartogawd, it looked like the dude was sitting on his couch SUCKING HIS OWN DICK!!! While he was stroking it with both hands too! Now I've seen a few self suck videos before, they usually involve some type of contortionist-type moves but this guy was just slightly bent over and.... holy crap I couldn't click on that cam fast enough!

Imagine my disappointment when it wasn't his dick at all, he was smoking a bong.

Where do you fall on my imaginary Voyeur/Exhibitionist scale?

Cape May, NJ

Sunrise over Cape May
I feel so profiled...
Posted:Apr 27, 2018 10:25 am
Last Updated:May 18, 2018 4:23 am

It's as if some sample company said, "what can we mail the premenopausal, married with kids, wanting to eat better but also having the munchies sometimes woman?"

Compositing and Composting
Posted:Apr 16, 2018 6:08 am
Last Updated:May 4, 2018 3:53 am
edited to add that your comments are invisible to me again. As soon as they become visible, I'll answer them.

I came across an interesting photographer who combines multiple shots into one crazy finished print. Pelle Cass is his name.

Pretty cool eh?

This weekend is my belated birthday girls weekend at the Jersey Shore. I'm hoping there won't be any photographic evidence like last time.....


If you garden, do you compost?
Dark and Fruity
Posted:Apr 7, 2018 8:02 am
Last Updated:Jul 17, 2018 12:43 pm
Today is National Beer Day, or so I hear from pocogato. I thought it was every day but that might just be a Delaware thing. I wonder when National Bourbon day is? In any event, I need to get hopping if I'm going to celebrate that cold beverage properly!

Side note: Boy, those polls bring out all kinds of non-bloggers!!!! Hope at least one or two decide to stick around and write a little.

My favorite beer is from Founders Brewery in Michigan, a very dark and fruity brew called Lizard of Koz. An imperial stout made with blueberries, chocolate and vanilla. It's aged in Bourbon barrels (part of why it's my favorite) and pours at a whopping ten and a half percent ABV!

What's your favorite beer?

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