Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I Love To Go A Wandering...

This will be my last post for a few weeks. You may remember earlier in the year I asked for suggestions about visiting either Brazil or Peru. Well I chose Peru and tomorrow I leave for a week of trekking in the Peruvian Andes. This will culminate in a visit to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. This is somewhere that I have wanted to visit for so long that I can hardly believe I am going there. After that, I have a week long conference in another South American city and then back home for the start of October. I'll look forward to catching up with you all then.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

HNT #21 - The Chain

And if
You dont love me now
You will never love me again
I can still hear you saying
You would never break the chain.

Buckingham, Nicks, Fleetwood, McVie, and McVie
(Fleetwood Mac)

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wednesday Weirdness #18 - Weight Watchers Edition.

Wednesday Weirdness for this week on the subject of bodies and weight. Oh boy! What a topic. Don't get me started on body image issues. If you want to play along then click HERE.

1. Are you happy with how much you weigh? Why or Why not?
My current weight is not too bad (about 75 kgs). If I could, I would like to weigh maybe 5 kgs more, but only if it was muscle and not fat.

2. Have you ever been at a weight you are happy with?
Yes, I am happy with where my weight is right now. I have been a little heavier and I have also been a lot lighter, but neither of those was a weight I was particularly happy with.

3. Are you currently on a diet now? If yes, describe.
No. I don't subscribe to diets. I believe in eating healthy foods all the time (although the odd indulgence in chocolate or fast food never hurt anybody) and taking everything in moderation.

4. What is the craziest thing you have ever done to lose weight?
I have never had a situation where I have had to lose weight. Generally I am on the light end of the scales anyway, so I have never had to do anything crazy to lose weight. The worst weight loss situation I have had would be when I was quite sick about 10 years ago and I lost an unhealthy amount of weight just through the illness. It is not something I would recommend.

5. What is your favorite thing about your body?
Ummm!! I don't really have one, but if pushed I would say that my legs are OK.

6. What is your least favorite thing about your body?
Only one thing? Gee, I wouldn't know where to start. I have always thought that I look too thin so I would like a bit more meat (muscle) on my bones, but it seems I don't have the right type of body for building lean muscle easily. Also, my facial features always appear crooked to me so I hate looking at pictures or videos of myself. And my hair never sits right. It grows in different directions and always looks messy no matter what I do with it, so I tend to keep it cut short. Another thing ... I had better stop here or this post could go on forever as I discuss my short comings. I told you I had body image issues.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

TMI Tuesday #41

The questions for TMI this week are posted early enough for me to answer them in a separate post. If you want to participate, or just read the other responses, then click HERE.

1. Describe the perfect date for YOURSELF... what you would enjoy most.

The perfect date for me would be one that involves good company, good conversation, a flirtatious atmosphere and the promise of things to come. Of course, those promised things could come later in the night or on a later date, it all depends on how well things are going.

2. Do you lean more toward being submissive or dominant?
Probably submissive. I do like to please my partner and I don't mind if they want to take control and direct proceedings. Having said that, I could also be more dominant with my partner if that is what she wanted. Perhaps I don't so much as lean one way or the other, but more sway depending on the mood.

3. What do you usually wear to bed?
I prefer to sleep naked, or with just a pair of boxer shorts on. However, Mrs A. doesn't approve of sleeping naked (that is why pyjamas were invented) in case the children see something that they shouldn't, so I usually wear PJ's at home just to keep the peace.

4. Have you ever seen a counselor?
Yes I have. I won't discuss how long ago, how many times, or what it was for, as that could be a whole other blog just on it's own.

5. Lights on or off?
With Mrs A. it is always with the lights off so I have become quite skilled at navigating by touch alone. If I had a choice it would be with a little subtle, mood lighting to add effect. It is wonderful to look into your lover's eyes while you are making love, and glimpses of her naked body are a powerful aphrodisiac.

Bonus (as in optional): Bonus: Have you or a partner ever faked an orgasm?
I have never faked an orgasm, and I am not sure how a man could fake one. The only person I know who faked an orgasm with me was a girlfriend I had when I was about 19. I didn't know she was faking at the time as I hadn't had a lot of experience with women then, but she used to come just like girls from porn movies, lots of moaning and thrashing about. I used to love it, but later on when I thought back on it, I now believe she was faking it and porn movies were the only reference she had. Perhaps she didn't want me to feel inadequate because I hadn't 'got her there'.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

HNT #20 - If I Were A Carpenter.

(I got wood making this. Click if you want to see it)

If I were a carpenter
And you were a lady,
Would you marry me anyway?
Would you have my baby?

If I worked my hands in wood,
Would you still love me?
Answer me babe, "Yes I would,
I'll put you above me."
(Tim Hardin)
(performed by various artists)

There were so many one liners and double entendres I could have used for this post. Screws, nails, wood and hammering provide rich food for a fertile imagination. Even my leather pouch came in for some serious consideration. I hope you appreciate how reserved I was in just using the one phrase to indicate the click through. However, I may go back and revisit this at a later date because there is just so much good stuff here. Be Warned!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wednesday Weirdness #17 and TMI Tuesday #40

Another 2 for 1 deal this week with Wednesday Weirdness and TMI Tuesday grouped together. The lateness of the TMI questions meant that I wasn't able to complete them yesterday, so once again I will stick them on the end of WW. Click the links if you want to play.

1.) Someone dares you to eat two cooked bulls testicles for 1,500 dollars. They're fried, topped with nacho cheese, belly button lint, lima beans, sweat rung out from a dirty sock and maple syrup and you have to eat it all. Are you going to eat it for the cash or pass?
I was going to answer YES to this question right up to the time when the belly button lint and sock sweat was added. The presence of those 2 ingredients means I will have to PASS on this one. If it wasn't for those items being included then this would be an easy $1500. I have eaten bull testicles before, but they are usually sold on restaurant menus as Prairie Oysters or something similar.

2.) If you were not getting enough sex in your relationship, how would you handle it? Would you cheat on your significant other?
This is the story of my life. I have tried to resolve this issue with Mrs A., to no avail, so I have resorted to cheating on her. It is not something that I am proud of, but I am only human and I have needs too.

3.) Would you cheat if you knew you would never be caught? Why or why not?
I cheat and I hope I never get caught. Surely that is the aim of cheating, to not get caught. If we knew we would get caught then I don't think there would be many people who would do it.

4.) If you could get rid of any of the late night talk show hosts and replace them with anyone you want, what late night persona would you get rid of and who would you replace them with?
I don't watch any late night talk shows so I don't know any of the hosts and don't dislike any of them enough to want to get rid of them.

5.) If you could get rid of one day time talk show, which one would you pick and why?
Same as the above answer. I don't get time to watch day time talk shows.

6.) Where is your favorite places on the body to be kissed? Favorite places to kiss?
I like to be kissed on the neck, along my jawline, under and around my ears, anywhere between my shoulders and my head. I think the neck is a very sensual area. As for my favourite places to kiss, I am happy to kiss my partner where ever she most wants and needs it.

7.) Do you watch porn? How does your significant other feel about that?
I used to watch porn, but hardly ever do these days. Mrs A. finds it abhorrent and so the only porn in our house now is hidden on my computer. I might sneak a peek at a downloaded video clip every now and again, but not too often.

TMI Tuesday

1. When was the last time someone hit on you? What went down?
I have been flirting online with my special girl, but other than that I can't recall the last time I was seriously hit on.

2. If you were single and could be with any one person, who would it be (thinking singer/actor or someone famous here, but whatever)?
If I was single then my girl would be the one for me. Famous fantasy people would include Gwen Stefani, Natalie Imbruglia, The Corrs girls, Penelope Cruz, Siwan Morris and several others whose names elude me at the moment.

3. Have you ever had done anything sexual in your office or your place of employment?
I don't think I have. Even at office Xmas parties and the like I try to be well behaved. The last thing I want, or need, is to have to face up to a sexual harassment accusation.

4. Do you apologize when you make a mistake? How do you react when someone calls you out?
Most of the time I do. I do tend to be a perfectionist so I find mistakes to be embarrassing and don't take it well when I make one, but I am big enough to be able to admit to it and apologise if it has brought grief to anyone else.

5. Top or bottom?
Not sure what this question refers to so I give it a miss.

Bonus (as in optional): Bonus: How old were you when you first had a willing sexual experience?
If you count making out as a willing sexual experience then I would have been about 14 when I discovered how much fun it was to seriously kiss girls :)