Thursday, July 31, 2008

HNT #15 - Stranger's Eyes.

How was I to know this would happen
Thought I didn't know I would meet this stranger
It's the kind of thing that dreams are made of
And I keep thinking about stranger's eyes
I was looking into stranger's eyes
(he caught me by surprise)
They looked right through me
(he looked into my eyes)
Never knew
Never, ever thought that love could be
(that's when he came to me)
He came and captured me

Henrik Milling Rasmussen, Mark Elmer Stevens
(performed by Vanessa Williams)

Regular readers will know that I have a thing for eyes. I love sexy, sultry, dark and smokey eyes. Eyes that smoulder with the embers of unrequited lust. Eyes that speak to me and promise unbridled passion. The eyes of a stranger who already knows what I want and dares me to take it. Who Dares, Wins.

I'm not sure about my eyes, so why don't you let me know what you think. Are you captured by the stranger's eyes?

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wednesday Weirdness #12

1. Would you rather be 3 inches taller, or 3 inches shorter than you already are?
I'd settle for 3 inches shorter. I'm 6'2 so 5'11 wouldn't be too bad. Being tall has it's disadvantages in that you constantly bang your head, or have a sore back from using benches and tables made for 'average' people. It also gets a little uncomfortable on long plane flights.

2. What are 3 words that could never be used to describe you?
  • Short,
  • Overweight,
  • Female.
I know that isn't the intent of the question but my brain feels too fried to go any deeper than that.

3. Have you ever eaten something at the grocery store while you were shopping, prior to buying it? Did you pay for it when you got to the check out line?
I don't think I ever have. I have opened a packet of biscuits (or similar) to give to the kids to keep them quiet while doing the shopping but I have always made sure it goes through the till when it comes time to pay. I've seen people eating grapes and nuts while pushing their carts up and down the aisles and wondered how they would pay at the end because those sorts of food items are usually sold by weight. Maybe they should weigh the shoppers as they enter and again on exit and charge them for the increased weight?

4. If you could have any 3 materialistic things in this world without paying a single cent for any of them, what would they be and why?
  • I would love a house (mansion) in an exotic, tropical location. Perhaps on an island that was inhabited by very few, if any, other people.
  • A private jet to be able to fly to different locations around the world, or to bring people to visit me on my island.
  • Servants to take care of all the day to day stuff involved with living in a mansion. People like maids, gardeners, cooks, and perhaps even a butler.

5. Have you ever fallen asleep or nodded off during sex before?
Nope. Never. Sex is far too exciting to fall asleep through. With Mrs A. sex is far too quick to fall asleep through.

6. What are 3 jobs you’d leave your current job for? If you don't have a current job, just list 3 jobs you would like to have.
  • A Travel Writer.
  • A forensic investigator, like the CSI's on TV.
  • A crime reporter. Although I wouldn't like to get too close to the criminals, so maybe a court reporter.

7. Do you or have you ever answered the phone during sex?
No. Never have and never will. If I am having sex with you then you have my complete, undivided attention, and I would hope that I have yours.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

TMI Tuesday #35 - Language Edition.

1. What is your language pet peeve. (example 'hot water heater', why would you heat hot water)
Two that spring to mind that get used all the time are ATM machine and PIN number. ATM stands for Automatic Teller Machine so you are actually saying machine twice. Same with Personal Identification Number. If you really must add the machine or number then at least call it an AT machine, or a PI number. I have many other language peeves, like the blatant misuse or misplacement of apostrophes, but those are the two most common ones.

2. What is your favourite word? Both dirty and clean?
Favourite dirty word is 'fuck'. I also like 'cock' and 'cunt', but 'fuck' would be my favourite because it is fun to say and has so many uses and so many different meanings. It can be everything from a noun, verb, or adjective, to a curse word, and all points in between. So versatile and I love to say it. There should be more words like 'fuck'. I have lots of favourite clean words, but I can't think of a single one right now. Usually they are fun to say or have unusual spellings or meanings.
[Edit] - Zephyr is a word that I like because of it's spelling.

3. What is the one word you cannot spell?
Necessary. I can never remember if it is double c, double s, both or neither. Hence a spellcheck or dictionary is often necessary.

4. What is the one word you always pronounce wrong?
Nothing springs to mind, but if anything it would be words that are pronounced differently but spelt the same.
[Edit] - bow. Bow as in bow & arrow, and bow as in the front of a boat. Words like this sometimes trip me up.

5. If you could erase one popular catchphrase from the English language, what would it be?
The use of the word 'like' in young people's vocabularies. They can't seem to complete a single sentence without using it. For example;
"Like, let's go to my place and like, just hang out"
"Yeah, like, awesome, dude! Shall I like, bring something to drink?"
You get the picture.

Bonus (as in optional): The late, and very hot Michael Hutchence (INXS) once sang, "Words are weapons, sharper than knives" . What is the most hurtful thing you have ever said to anyone? Was it deliberate or accidental? What was the most hurtful thing ever said to you? Do you think it was deliberate or accidental?
I am sure that I have said many hurtful things, both deliberately and accidentally, but I can't recall any right at the moment. When someone hurts me I can sometimes say the most awful things in the heat of the moment. Like a lot of things said when under the influence of anger, they are usually regretted once things have calmed down. These days I try to bite my tongue.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

HNT #14 - Sharp Dressed Man.

Clean shirt, new shoes
And I dont know where I am goin to.
Silk suit, black tie,
I don't need a reason why.

They come runnin just as fast as they can
Coz every girl crazy bout a sharp dressed man.

- billy gibbons, dusty hill & frank beard (ZZ Top).

Big thanks go out this week to fellow blogger Ro over at -May Contain Nuts-. He has demystified the process of click-throughs for me, so now I can start adding hidden extras to my pictures. I love click-throughs and I am hoping I can have a bit of fun with this now. Today's HNT features my first click-through, so let me know what you think then pop over to visit Ro and check out his amazing photo manipulations.

For more HNT fun, go visit Os and meet some of the other players.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Wednesday Weirdness #11

My first Wednesday Weirdness for a fortnight. I like some of the questions from the weeks that I missed so I am thinking that I might go back and do them at a later stage. Click HERE if you want to join Wednesday Weirdness.

1.) What material is your favorite for bed sheets?
An absolute favourite would be silk sheets, however they do tend to be a bit slippery and it is hard to get good purchase during sex, but for total indulgence they are hard to go past. For everyday use I love lightly starched and pressed cotton sheets, the type that you usually find in good quality hotel rooms. I don't get them at home as Mrs A refuses to iron or starch sheets, but I guess that is what makes holidays and business trips that much more enjoyable. Of course, a 'friend' to enjoy the sheets with is always an added bonus.

2.) How often do you masturbate?
Not very often these days. There always seems to be another family member around because that is the joy of having children. I am not someone who can just have a quick one in the shower or bathroom as I like to enjoy it and get the full fantasy thing going on. All of that takes time, but when I can get time alone I make sure I use it to it's full advantage.

3.) What takes you the longest to do while showering? (IE shaving, washing hair, etc)
I am very quick in the shower. I have short hair so it doesn't take long to wash and I mostly shave with an electric razor (not in the shower for obvious reasons). Often there is someone else waiting to use the bathroom so prolonged showering is not encouraged. If I do get the chance to indulge then it would be using the pumice on my heels and feet that would take the longest time (and it feels good, too).

4.) What do you think is the right amount of foreplay? Do you spend enough time readying your partner for sex?
With Mrs A. sex has to be quick to accommodate her fear of being caught by the kids, so long amounts of foreplay are generally not on the agenda. When I am with other ladies I like the foreplay to last for as long as possible. It is so much fun to pleasure each other and ready one another for the final act that it is almost a shame that it has to end. Can there ever be too much foreplay? I don't think so.

5.) Who tends to initiate sex more when you are in a relationship?
In my marriage I just wait for Mrs A. to let me know when she is up for it. I have long since given up trying to initiate sex only to be turned away time after time. It's an understanding now that she will tell me when she wants it (and that isn't very often). When having dalliances with other ladies then it is a case of taking it when the opportunity arises.

6.) What birth control do you use?
I affectionately say that I have been to the vet to be fixed, so birth control is not an issue any longer. However, safe sex cannot be ignored.

7.) What is one thing your partner could do in bed that would instantly turn you off?
Nothing springs to mind. Mrs A.'s continual rejections of my advances were a turn off for a while as she would know just how to pour cold water on my hot fires, but now that I know not to offer I no longer have to suffer the knock back. I was going to say wearing socks to bed but further consideration leads me to think that under some circumstances it could be sexy so I'll refrain calling it a turn off.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

TMI Tuesday #34 - Farting Edition.

I am back from my holiday. It was a long haul but well worth it in the end. Now it is back to work for me and back to school for the kids.
I have missed a few TMI's while I have been absent and I might go back and answer some of those questions later on if I have the time. I particularly like the 7 Deadly Sins topic and that could really get my creative juices flowing. But for now you will have to make do with this week's questions about all things flatulent.
If you want to check out TMI then just click HERE.

1. Are your farts;
a. Silent but deadly
b. All sound, no fury
c. Loud and stinky
Generally I fit into category b, very loud and trumpeting like an elephant but there is very little substance to them. Occasionally a silent but deadly slips out and I will deny all knowledge of it's existence.

2. Have you ever farted in front of a lover? Who was the 1st one to do it? How did they or you handle it.
I think Mrs A. was the first lover I farted in front of and that would have been after we were married for some time. By that time, each other's bodily functions were no longer private (in a sense) so I am sure the fart passed without comment.

3. Have you ever farted and tried to blame someone else? Who and did you get away with it?
If a silent but deadly escapes and I can't slip away unnoticed then I will usually try to apportion the blame toward the cat. He is a little older these days and has been known to have a flatulence problem so I am quite happy to allow bystanders to think that the cat has let one go again. After all, he is hardly able to deny it and I consider it payback for the number of cold nights I have had to get up to let him out and wait while he does his business before he returns to sleep by the fire.

4. What food triggers you?
The usual suspects, beans, legumes, curry, beer, and eggs. Those last 2 produce the ones with the worst result.

5. Varts (Vaginal Farts) Scary, or an indication of a good time being had by all?
I consider them to be an indication of a good time being had, but I know many a woman who would disagree. I don't see a problem with them. They don't smell and I don't think they should be considered embarrassing at all.

Bonus (as in optional): When you do fart with someone in your bed, do you cover their head with the sheet and hold them under?
Absolutely not. I couldn't imagine anything worse than being trapped under the covers with someone else's fart. I would hate it being done to me so I am not about to do it to anyone else.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

HNT #13 - Three

Just a quick HNT post today. This is a picture from the other month when we were celebrating HNT's third anniversary. I nearly went with this picture instead of my 3 foot one. As time is against me again today I am posting this picture as I have nothing new to go with.

Why is time against me, you may well ask. Well, this post will be my last for 2 weeks as we are now entering our mid year school holidays where I live and Mrs A., the kids and I are heading off on a 2 week vacation. Over the last fortnight or so I have been working hard to get things up to date to allow myself the time off. It is all coming together and tomorrow we should be ready to head off. I won't have access to a computer, but I look forward to catching up with all your posts and pictures once I get back. And who knows, maybe I will get to snap a holiday HNT or two?

Go and visit Os for more HNT fun.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Wednesday Weirdness #10

Wednesday Weirdness is here again and questions this week come courtesy of Amorous Rocker. Click HERE to check out WW.

1. Do you ever do your own fireworks show in celebration of the 4th of July? Do you go watch a display somewhere else? How do you celebrate?
Living in Australia like I do, we don't celebrate July 4th. Our equivalent would be Australia Day which is January 26. Our city puts on a fireworks display as do most of the other major cities. We are not allowed to put on our own fireworks display as it is illegal to own or purchase fireworks in my state without a permit (which only licensed pyrotechnicians can get).

2. Do you ever buy extra fireworks while you can to stockpile and have extras packed away for whenever you feel like using them?
See the above question. Owning fireworks in my state is illegal. Even if we could get hold of some, which some people do manage, when you go to set them off it very quickly attracts the attention of police and other authorities.

3. Would you ever get anything below the waist pierced?
At this stage I would say no. I have never had anything pierced and if I was going to start then I think I would start small and work up to a larger piercing as I became accustomed to it. By small I mean something like an ear or eyebrow before starting on nipples and areas further south.

4. Would you ever join the military?
When I was younger I wanted to fly planes and considered the airforce but my maths grades weren't good enough. Nowadays I am outside the age requirements but I think it is an ideal way to get good training and a career. I'm just not sure how I would have gone in a frontline position but I guess you get trained for that.

5. What is your favorite kind of cheese?
I love so many different types of cheese that it is hard to think of one that would be my absolutely favourite. I do love strong flavoured cheese so perhaps I would opt for something like Blue Vein, Roquefort, or Stilton. Blue cheese dressing is also a favourite of mine.

6. What are three things are you terrible at?
1. Taking criticism. I always tend to take it personally.
2. Taking compliments. I guess I am always suspicious of an ulterior motive, and find it hard to accept that someone would have something nice to say about me.
3. Thinking of things like this on the spur of the moment. If I think of a third one I will come back and update this.

7. Do you always wash your hands after you use the restroom?
Always. It just doesn't feel right not to. It was instilled into me as a child and then reinforced when I started work in the hospitality industry. I can't imagine not washing my hands afterwards.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

TMI Tuesday #33

TMI Tuesday is the marriage edition this week. Click HERE to find out about TMI Tuesday and share in the fun.

1. Do you believe in marriage?
Yes, I believe in marriage, but both parties have to believe in it and be committed to it to make it work.

2. What is marriage to you?
Marriage is a union between two people who love each and want to build a future together.

3. If you are married, why did you do it? If you are not, why have you not married?
I am married and have been for nearly 20 years. I married Mrs A because I love her and we wanted to build a life together. As it stands now, I couldn't imagine my life without her, and while we may not agree on a lot of things, she is still my best friend and we continue to grow together.

4. Do you believe in divorce?
I do believe in divorce. Unfortunately, not all marriages are successful and people change over time. Divorce is necessary to end marriages that no longer work. If there was no way to end a failing marriage then I think that many people wouldn't commit to it in the first place. Either that or the murder rate would increase dramatically.

5. If you are divorced, why did you do it? If you have not, are there certain circumstances under which you would agree to a divorce?
I haven't been divorced, but I guess I would consider it if we had grown so far apart that we were no longer able to communicate or be friends with each other. I would also consider it if our marriage became destructive, especially to our children. I think all children need a safe and loving environment in which to grow, and that is what Mrs A and myself try to provide.

Bonus (as in optional): [ed note:I am not trying to spark a get political debate, I am much to superficial for that]Do you believe that same sex marriages are a threat to traditional marriages?
No. I think same sex marriages are seen as a threat by the religious institutions, but since I don't belong to any particular faith then I don't view same sex marriages as a threat. As I said in #2, marriage is a union between 2 people, they don't have to be opposing sexes to be in love or to make a marriage work. Just so long as they are committed to each other.