Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dark Days - (or where the hell I have been)

Or should that be 'the hell I have been through/going through'??

My old nemesis has reappeared. The Black Dog is back. I fought a battle with this monster some years ago and it nearly cost me my life. I had hoped never to cross paths with this beast again, but alas, he has found me and I find myself going through the same torment as before. For those who are not familiar with the term 'The Black Dog', it refers to depression. I have suffered through it in the past and was foolish enough to believe that I had beaten it. I now believe that it is like alcoholism and never truly is beaten, only contained until the next crisis brings it to the surface again.

I should have recognised the signs. Perhaps I chose to ignore them, denying that I was once again slipping into the abyss. Either way, I am here and I know it is a long way back to the light again. The dark days are here, and all I want to do is hide in the darkness and hope that the world forgets who I am and leaves me alone. Thoughts of death and self harm abound and it is all I can do to stop myself from acting on the impulses I feel. For the time being I still feel it is possible to survive this, and hopefully with medication and counselling I will be able to beat this again. I know it won't be easy, and that is what scares me.

I feel so alone, and once again I face the Dark Days ahead as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #44.

1. Is there a particular smell that turns you on? If so what is it?
The smell of a freshly aroused pussy. Other than that, I can't think of one.

2. Have you ever tried or considered trying a Master Cleanse type method to lose weight?
I consider myself fortunate in that I don't gain weight easily, therefore I have never had a requirement to try weight loss programs. On the other side of the coin though, I have tried various methods and formulas (shakes and the like) for bulking up or putting on muscle mass.

3. When you browsing a book store for reading material, do you find yourself checking out a book solely based on the cover design?
Guilty. I guess at times we all judge a book by it's cover, and after all isn't that why the cover is there, to grab out interest and make us pick that book instead of another?

4. Which 80's trend were you least happy to see come back this year; big shoulder pads or neon?
Big shoulder pads. I never liked them the first time round.

5. How long do you think could you disappear for until someone would notice your absence and start looking for you?
Probably not long. Kids have a habit of tracking you down no matter where you are. There are times when I can't even be left alone in the bathroom. Even being out of the house working, there would be concerns if I wasn't home by dinner time.

6. Have you ever walked out of a movie and asked for your money back? Which movie(s) and why?
No I haven't. I don't get to go to the movies very often so when I do I make sure it is something that I really want to see.

7. Have you ever changed your plans because of something you read in your horoscope?
Never. I don't believe in horoscopes and so I never read them. I certainly wouldn't change my plans because of them.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #43.

1.) What items (if any) do you get embarrassed to purchase?

When I was much younger I used to get embarrassed about buying condoms, but now I would happily buy a packet if needs be. I don't think I get embarrassed about buying anything these days. I may find it a little difficult to buy sex toys or objects as it is not something I have ever had to do, and I am not sure that I would know what to ask for.

2.) What sexual position do you and your partner/significant other use most?
If, and when, the opportunity arises, sex is performed in the missionary position. Mrs A. feels uncomfortable and dirty in other positions. Luckily, missionary is one of my favourite positions so I don't complain.

3.) What if you could sense and read the moods of other people? Do you think that would be useful or useless? What ways could you use it?
I think this would be an extremely useful talent to have. Where do I sign up to get it?? I never seem to pick up on the subtle signs that people supposedly use to indicate their mood changes, and I often end up making situations worse when really I have the best of intentions. This ability could stop me from making an ass of myself, although it would have to be really special to be able to do that.

4.) What is the last thing you broke by accident?
A glass in the kitchen. I was washing it and it just slipped from my hand and shattered on the floor. Luckily it wasn't an expensive glass, and more importantly, no-one was cut by the thousands of pieces of glass that went everywhere.

5.) If you had to lose one of your body parts what would it be and why?
I feel kind of attached to all my body parts so I am not sure I would want to give any of them away. If I had to then maybe I could donate a kidney or some other such organ. If I just had to lose it without there being some positive outcome then perhaps something useless like my appendix could be volunteered. External body parts, I might opt for something I have plenty of, like a finger or toe.

6.) How do you feel about anal sex?
It is not something I have had a lot of experience with, but I did enjoy the few times that I have experimented with it. It is something I want to try again.

7.) If you could have the ability to solve problems quickly and easily or the ability to know without doubt every time a person told a lie, which ability would you want and why?
I would take the problem solving ability. It would be great to be able to solve all kinds of problems quickly and easily. And if someone lied to you and it created a problem then you would be able to solve it, quickly and easily.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

TMI Tuesday #65

1. Marriage and children aside, what has been your greatest accomplishment in life?
Just to have lived a happy and healthy life to this point in time.

2. Aside from healthy and happy children, what is your greatest ambition for the future?
To continue to live a long, happy and healthy life. Having just lost an associate to cancer, it brings home the value of one's health.

3. If we were to enter your real name in a search engine, what would we find?
Not much. I have googled myself in the past but it didn't amount to much. Maybe that says something about me, or perhaps I just fly under the radar?

4. Who is the most famous person you ever met (not just in the same room as, but actually spoke with)?
When I was at school I won a math competition and got to caddy for the Australian Cricket Team during a golf day between test matches. I'm not really a big cricket fan but it was quite a buzz to spend a whole day with people you have only ever seen on TV.

5. Parents aside, who is your biggest hero?
Spiderman. He is so cool and I wish I could do all the things he does, including kissing Kirsten Dunst.

6. Someone once worked out the sexual version of Six Degrees of Separation - Celebrity A slept with B, who slept with C, who slept with D, making as sort of connection between A and D. Are you connected to anyone famous through six or fewer bonks?
I doubt I would be connected to anyone famous. Although, I could probably say Pamela Anderson, or Paris Hilton and be close, because haven't so many people slept with them?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

HNT #42 - Men In Black.

The good guys dress in black, remember that,
Just in case we ever face to face and make contact.
The title held by me... M.I.B. ...

... Here come the Men in Black. (Men in Black)
The galaxy defenders. (uh oh, uh oh)

Here come the Men in Black. (Men in Black)

They won't let you remember. (won't remember)

(uh uh, uh uh)

- P. Rushen, T. Mcfadden, W. Smith, F. Washington

Apologies for the fact that you only get MAN in black, not MEN in black, but I figure you will let me off as I am giving you quality, not quantity. Those that feel they have been mislead can ask for a refund at the door (good luck with that).
There probably won't be any posts next week as I will be out of town for a seminar. A change of scenery might recharge the creative batteries.

Go see Os to meet this week's players.

Happy Easter All.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #42.

1.) What condiment goes best with french fries?
I always like salt and vinegar. I guess that is 2 condiments but they just work so well together. If forced to choose just one then it would be salt. Vinegar on it's own isn't so good.

2.) What condiment do you feel best represents your personality?
I'll say salt again. It goes well with most things, but like all nice things too much of it isn't good for you.

3.) If the love of your life was a different religion from you, would you convert for them if they asked you to?
I am not religious so it wouldn't be a big deal for me. If she was the love of my life then I am sure I could be persuaded to 'embrace' a religion, even though I know my heart wouldn't be in it and I would still be an unbeliever at heart. And the sex would have to be pretty darn good as well!

4.) What is your favourite thing to eat with peanut butter?
I don't know of any other way to eat peanut butter apart from spreading it on bread or eating it straight from the jar, so I will say that bread is my favourite thing to eat with peanut butter.

5.) If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
Yes, and No. Yes because it would be nice to be able to put your affairs in order and say goodbye to folks before the big day arrived, and No because I would hate the count down to the last day and it would be awful to know that you would be dead in X number of days. If I did know the day of my death then I certainly wouldn't start any long novels, or begin any big projects if I knew I wouldn't get them finished in time. Or get involved in any long running TV series if I'd never get to see the final episode.

6.) If you could change your eye colour to anything in the world you wanted, what would you change it to?
I don't know that I would. I don't have a particular eye colour that is a favourite. I like dark eyes on women, I find it sexy, but I don't know that it would look all that good on me.

7.) Are you more often the partner in crime or the good conscience with your friends and family?
Usually the partner in crime. I am easily lead. I think my conscience died from neglect.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

TMI Tuesday #64

1. Have you ever had a sexual experience with the opposite sex?
Er, Yes! All my sexual experiences have been with the opposite sex. Perhaps this question is meant to infer an experience with the sex opposite to that normally chosen. If that is the case then the answer would be no. I am male and all my sexual experiences have been with females.

2. When you see someone you like, how do you act, how do you get their attention?
Gosh, I really don't know. I do know that when I am attracted to someone, my brain usually shuts down and I can't think of a damn thing to say or do and so I end up standing there stupidly like a big puppy dog, staring and trying not to drool. I've never been very good at breaking the ice so I would hope that they notice me and make the first move.

3. Dominate or dominated, which do you prefer?
Neither. I haven't had much experience with either so I couldn't really say I prefer one over the other. I would like to try dominating though. I think that the power that comes with being in control of a sexual experience could be quite intoxicating.

4. Would you/ Have you ever had a threesome?
I have never had a threesome but it is something that I would like to try. 2 girls and a guy sounds a lot of fun, but I wouldn't rule out 2 guys and a girl as long as I was one of the guys.

5. When was the last time you had sex?
Honestly, I couldn't tell you. It has been quite a while. Certainly not in the last month, and probably only once this year.

6. Sex on the first date...good or bad?
Good. I don't see anything wrong with it. If 2 people are into each other, and it is going to happen eventually, why not sooner rather than later? Except if you are my daughter (when she gets old enough to start dating) and then it is BAD, very BAD!!

7. Do you have any random or out of the ordinary turn ons?
I don't think so. I love having my nipples played with but I don't think that is 'out of the ordinary'.

8. What attributes attract you to a potential partner.
Apart from a weakness for sultry eyes any other attributes would be personality traits. I like people who are easy going, compassionate, able to laugh at themselves, and who appreciate my sometimes odd sense of humour. Physical attributes are really just window dressings for the person that lies within.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

HNT #41 - The Gambler.

You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table.
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.

Now ev'ry gambler knows that the secret to survivin'
Is knowin' what to throw away and knowing what to keep.
cause ev'ry hands a winner and ev'ry hands a loser,

And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep.
- D. Schlitz (performed by Kenny Rogers)

(it's a click thru this week)

I have all but run out of ideas for HNT's based on song lyrics. I know there must be 100's of them that wouldn't be to hard to put together but I just seem to draw a blank at the moment. I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions that you might have.
Os has the full list of HNT participants for this week.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #41.

1. Is April 1st a fun day, or an annoyance?
I think it is good fun. I like trying to spot the pranks, and even though I know it is April 1, I still get fooled sometimes.

2. What is the best prank you ever pulled or had pulled on you?
I have told this story before but it is worthy of a retell.
The best April Fools joke that I was involved in took place many years ago. I used to work in the catering section of a large metropolitan hospital and just before the end of the month, one of the employees from our department contracted chicken pox. A few people couldn't remember if they had had it as a child and worried that they may become sick as well. Myself and another staff member concocted an April Fool. On the morning of April 1 a memo arrived with some specimen jars and asked that all staff collect a urine sample before 10am and then deliver it at lunch time to the Micro Biology Dept for screening for chicken pox. We, of course, had arranged for the bogus memo to be delivered with the jars. Everyone dutifully collected their sample and stored it until lunchtime where upon they took it for testing. The kind folk at Micro Biology tried to keep a straight face as they disposed of the samples and told people that they had been had and should check the date. It ran so smoothly and I still don't think anyone knows who set up the gag, but boy did we laugh about it afterwards. Talk about taking the piss...

3. What do you think is the most underrated sexual act?
I am not sure if it is classified as an act but I love missionary position and it hardly ever cracks a mention as a sexy position. I like the full body contact, being able to have eye contact, and both participant's hands being able to explore the other person. Also, men's nipples get overlooked at lot too. I have very sensitive nipples and love to have them licked and played with but so often they get bypassed in the rush to get to other areas.

4. What is your favorite website?
I don't really have a favourite website. I have a few blogs that I visit on a regular basis but that is about it.

5. What is the most annoying commercial on the air right now?
In general, I hate bank commercials. Usually they are telling us how wonderful they are and why we should bank with them, and yet just like every other bank they are dreaming up new ways to screw us with fees and charges, don't want to give us any customer service, and make it almost impossible to change to another institution. Actually, I'll rephrase my first sentence, I don't hate bank commercials, I just hate banks. And now I'll come down from my soap box.

6. If you were going to create a porn movie, please describe the title, premise and 1st sex scene.
I like women in uniforms, and women dressed smartly yet seductively, for work in an office so I am thinking that it might go along one of those lines. A voyeuristic, peeping tom scene might be the angle I would start with, where a young man (or woman) is spying on a woman (or women) getting dressed for work or undressed at the end of the day. They watch as the uniform or business suit is slowly removed and then they are suddenly discovered by the undresser and a sex scene begins. Further work colleagues could join in a later time as they arrive for their shift. I can't think of a particularly good title, maybe something like "Workin' It", or "Working for a Living". Alternately, it could depend on the uniform featured in the movie.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TMI Tuesday #63

1. Have you ever sent or received a sext message?
Neither sent or received one. I don't text very often.

2. Have you ever made or received a booty call?
Yes, I have made a phone call with the express purpose of obtaining sex, and yes, it worked out.

3. Have you ever added or edited a word/entry to Wikipedia or Urban Dictionary or any other online reference?
No I haven't.

4. At what age did you have your first consensual sexual experience?
I was around 17 or 18 years of age. It was with a girl I had met at a party and we went back to her place.

5. What has been the greatest age difference between you a consensual sexual partner?
About 4 years. I was the younger person in the relationship.

Bonus (as in optional): Why do you blog?
I started blogging as way of telling my story, and share the secrets that I normally have to keep to myself. However, over recent times I have become a bit lazy and these days I tend to just do these few memes each week along with a HNT if I can squeeze it in. If anyone was interested in hearing more of my adventures then perhaps I could be motivate to continue the tale.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

HNT #40 - Helping Hand

Everybody needs a helping hand
Take a look at your fellow man
And tell me what can I do today
'Cause everybody needs a helping out
If that ain't what it's all about
Tell me what
What can I do
What can I do today
- B. Darnell, T. Sims, & A. Grant
(performed by Amy Grant)

Os has all the other HNT players for this week.

Apologies for the lack of a HNT last week. Doctor's appointments and subsequent examinations on a troublesome shoulder conspired to rob me of any spare time that I may have otherwise had. The shoulder issue hasn't been resolved yet but I am ever optimistic.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #40.

1.) What is your significant others worst habit?

Squeezing the toothpaste from the middle of the tube. Yeah, I know that on the scale of things it isn't the worst habit that a person could have, but I still find it annoying when I have to squeeze all the toothpaste up the tube just to get enough to clean my teeth.

2.) What piece of clothing that isn't lingerie or an undergarment do you have that you feel especially sexy/handsome in?
My 501 Levis with the button fly. I love wearing them, and with Winter just around the corner ( I hope) I will soon be able to wear them again. I also have a Hurley long sleeved top that I feel particularly good in and it goes so well with my Levis.

3.) If you could drink ONLY two beverages for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
Coffee as my first choice. I can't imagine not being able to drink a cup of coffee, and there are just so many ways to drink it and so many different types and flavours. My second drink would be Highland Park Scotch whiskey. I am not a big alcohol drinker but I do appreciate the occasional glass of this fine, single malt whiskey.

4.) What is your worst habit?
I pick and bite my nails. Particularly if I am bored, anxious or nervous.

5.) Are you superstitious in any way?
No I am not. I used to be as a kid but I have managed to convince myself that it is nothing more than silly folklore and that the odds of anything bad (or good) happening because of a certain event or set of circumstances are no greater or less than they would normally be. (touch wood).

6.) What kind of shopping do you hate doing most? (Grocery shopping, clothes shopping, shoe shopping, etc)
Shoe and clothes shopping. I only ever do them out of necessity and it always seems to take longer than I had planned. It is not something I derive a lot of pleasure from and so i don't put much time or effort into it.

7.) What was a “fad” you remember from your childhood?
Yo-yos. Rubik's cube. Collector cards in bubblegum packets. And we used to clip playing cards onto our bikes so that they made a noise in the wheel spokes and sounded like a motor bike (or at least they did to our young ears). We rode everywhere with those things pegged to our forks.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TMI Tuesday #62

1. Ever Googled a date, a potential date or an ex?
I do recall entering a few ex girlfriend's names into google, but I don't think it came back with much.

2. Do you gossip?
Generally, no. But there have been occasions when I have indulged in a good story about someone else.

3. How many people do you completely trust?
I don't think I completely trust anyone, and that includes myself.

4. Have you ever had sex in car?
Many a time. I used to meet a lady friend at lunchtime and it often used to result in sex in either her car or mine. They were some hot times.

5. What is your best flirting technique: innuendo, telling a dirty joke, talking about sex life, or physical contact?
Innuendo tends to be my flirt of choice. It is just something that I feel good with. Must be all those years of watching British comedy, well known for it's innuendo and double entendres.

Bonus (as in optional): How many times is the most you have ever had sex in a 24 hour period?
I think about four or five times when I was much younger than I am now. That was in a night, so probably just a 12 hour period. I would like to have 24 hours to devote to nothing but sex.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #39.

1.) In your opinion, what is your biggest character flaw?

I probably have 2. One is that I tend to trust people too much, although I am getting better in this regard. The other is that I always want to please people and try hard not to let anyone down or to disappoint people. This stems from a desire to have people like me or approve of me and probably has to do with my low self esteem. Don't get me started on that because that is a real can of worms.

2.) What do you think is one of the worst television shows ever created?
There is a lot of mainstream TV that I don't like so please don't get me started on this one either. Just about any reality show is boycotted by me, and I am sick to death of cooking shows and renovation/make-over shows. Most of it is just cheap filler because the networks can't be bothered to make real, quality drama.

3.) Have you ever ended up injured after trying an interesting new sex position?
I can't say that I have. Maybe that is because I am generally a fit person, or it could be because I haven't tried anything that pushes my physical boundaries.

4.) How crucial do you think communication is between you and a regular sexual partner? Do you talk often about what works, what doesn't, things you want to try, etc or do you keep the discussions to a minimal and let the physical flow as it may?
Generally I just go with the physical flow, but with one partner I had a year or so ago, we had a good rapport and used to discuss what worked and what didn't, etc.

5.) Who are your favorite comedic actors/actresses?
Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray (although he has gone more dramatic of late), Dan Ackroyd, John Belushi, Mike Myers, Tina Fey. How bad is that, I can only think of one female. Someone enlighten me, please!

6.) In what way(s) do you wish your childhood was different?
My father was sick for most of my childhood and died at the end of my teenage years. If I could I would like to have my childhood again with my father healthy so we could do simple things like kicking a ball to each other, going fishing, and all those other things that boys are supposed to do with their Dads. I'm not complaining because at least I had both parents and I wasn't abused, but a healthy Dad would have been a lot of fun.

7.) Cotton Candy; Delicious treat or disgusting mess?
Definitely a delicious treat, although in the hands of young children it can become a disgusting mess.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

TMI Tuesday #61

1. Don't tell us what it is, but do you have a sexual secret you have never told anyone?
I don't believe that I do have a sexual secret, apart from the fact that I have sex with other women, but that isn't really a secret if you are a reader of this blog.

2. Do you have a nonsexual secret you have never told anyone?
This would be the same answer as above. That is about the only secret that I am aware that I have. Nobody in 'real life' knows of my secret and so maybe this blog is part of the way I share the burden.

3. Did you ever tell someone a secret only to have them spill it? What were the repercussions?
I do recall telling a friend at school that I had a crush on a girl. He then went and told her, along with about 100 other people. She announced to the world (well everyone who was listening) that she didn't like me and wanted nothing to so with me. I swear I died a thousand deaths that day.

4. Did you ever spill a secret someone told you? What were the repercussions?
Not that I can recall. Although there was this one time at band camp ... Seriously though, I think I am pretty good at keeping secrets.

5. Tell us a secret someone told you, however along ago, that you've never told. (You can disguise name or details)
I can't think of any secrets at the moment, and even if I did I'm not sure that I would share it. After all, that is the whole point of a secret, isn't it?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

HNT #39 - Tangled Up In Blue.

Early one mornin' the sun was shinin',
I was layin' in bed
Wondrin' if she'd changed at all
If her hair was still red...

...Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through,
Tangled up in blue.
- B. Dylan

Pay a visit to Os to meet the other HNT players.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #38.

1. What makes a person sexy to you?
Any number of things. Dark hair, olive skin, dark smouldering eyes, tattoos, certain piercings, and accents when they speak. These are just some of the things I find that make a woman sexy to me. There are many others, and often they are contradictory to those features I have just mentioned. For example, I also find red heads with fair skin to be very sexy as well. Hell, there are lots of things I find sexy about women.

2. When having the 'number of sex partners' talk with a potential significant other, would you be turned off if they had slept with more than a certain number of people? If yes, what is that number?
No, I don't think I would be turned off if they had had more than 'X' number of partners. I don't have a number in mind, and in fact I might even be a little turned on by someone who is more 'experienced', as I am sure they would know their way around a partner's body.

3. Once and for all, pocketbook sized dogs and the people who carry them in pocketbooks. Cute or crazy?
Crazy. If you are going to have a dog then at least get a decent sized dog. Dogs that are smaller than cats, I just don't get what that is all about.

4. Do you give up anything for Lent? If so, what?
Nope. I'm not that religious so my life just rolls on as it always does.

5. If you live with someone, what is the one thing you will never let them see you do?
Using the bathroom for a #2. I don't think anyone needs to be there for that, and if I could find a way to do it with out my being there, then I might seriously consider that option.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

TMI Tuesday #60

1. Are you pro-marriage? Why or why not?
I am not against the institution of marriage. I think it is wonderful that 2 people want to commit to each other for life. However, I also know that people change over the course of their life, and that what was right for someone many years ago may not necessarily be so now. So while I am an advocate of marriage, I am also realistic enough to know that people grow apart and change maybe required. Is that answer ambiguous enough?

2. Have you ever invented or thought you invented a sexual position?
I can't say that I ever have, and I am sure that if I came up with something that I considered new I would later find out that everyone had been using it for years and were onto the next big thing.

3. Do you like to be tied up? Always or sometimes?
I have only been tied up once and I quite liked it, so it is something I am keen to try again.

4. Do you consider online cybering adultery?
No I don't, but I know plenty of people who disagree with me.

5. Do you prefer masturbation over real sex?
No. Masturbation can be part of the sex act, but when performed alone I consider it to be inferior to real sex.

6. Do you want sex more times a day than your partner?

7. Do you get offended when you partner openly flirts with others or are you okay with it?
Mrs A. doesn't usually flirt but I am sure that it wouldn't offend me greatly if she did.

8. Do you think you're flirty by nature?
In certain situations I think I can be quite flirty. I wouldn't say I was flirty all the time, but in the right environment ...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

HNT #38 - Cover of the Rolling Stone.

We take all kind of pills to give us all kind of thrills but the thrill we've never known
Is the thrill that'll getcha, when you get your picture, on the cover of the Rolling Stone.
Rolling Stone wanna see my picture on the cover-
Stone- wanna buy 5 copies for my mother-
Stone- wanna see my smilin' face
on the cover of the Rolling Stone.
- S. Silverstein (Dr Hook)

Well, I can't see my smiling face on the cover of Rolling Stone either, but this is probably as close as I am ever going to get.
Go see Os to see who else is starring in their own HNT this week.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #37.

1. What is one thing one of your closest friends does that drives you batshit crazy?
Probably the unannounced drop in. I have one friend who is notorious for it, and while I don't mind that he cares enough to want to stop by, sometimes I would like a little advance warning.

2. When buying a new sex toy, what are the features you look for that you absolutely have to have?
Since I have never bought a sex toy I am not sure what features I would need it to have. Equating it to buying a power tool, I am assuming that I would want it to be capable of handling the tasks that I require of it, and that it would do those tasks in an efficient and reliable manner.

3. If you woke up the opposite gender for one day, what would be the biggest downside to that for you?
If it was only for one day then I imagine that the biggest downside would be having to sit down to pee. I can't imagine having to do that each and every time. Blokes have it much easier in that department.

4. Do you use curse words in front of children?
Unfortunately I do on occasion. It is only my own children, but I am not proud of the fact that they can wear me down to the point of swearing around them. As a positive, it doesn't happen very often, but it still happens.

5. If you were zapped with a laser and turned into an animated character, what Disney movie would you hate to play a part in?
Finding Nemo. While I like to swim, I generally do so only in the relative safety of a swimming pool. Swimming in the ocean has been something I rarely do, ever since seeing the Jaws movies when I was a teenager. This summer has seen a spate of shark attacks (some fatal) at various beaches around Australia and that has done nothing to allay my fears of swimming in open water. Finding Nemo has both open water and sharks so I will pass on a role in that movie.

6. How would you react to your partner answering a phone call or text message during foreplay or intercourse?
Not well. It would probably kill the moment. I can only assume that she wasn't that in to it if she could be bothered with a phone call or text. Let it go to message and answer it later.

7. What are three things you want to try doing but haven't yet? (They can be sexual or non-sexual, doesn't matter.)
Running a marathon.
A threesome.
Role playing, and maybe some bondage.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

TMI Tuesday #59

1. Is there a sexual act/position/practice that you were sure in advance you would hate (or never try) and then discovered to your surprise you loved?
I can't think of anything, but then I am not the most sexually experienced person around. There is lots that I haven't tried.

2. Is there a sexual act/position/practice that proved a lot less interesting in practice than you thought it would be beforehand?
I have enjoyed pretty much all the sexual acts and positions that I have tried. Nothing seemed to be a disappointment that I can remember.

3. How do you let your significant other know you're in the mood? How do you let a new person in your life know?
Mrs A. knows that I am always in the mood so she doesn't have to worry about picking up the subtle hints.

4. How does your significant other let you know he/she is in the mood?
Mrs A. is rarely in the mood, but she will say so if she is.

5. Is there one that got away - a sexual opportunity you didn't realise was one at the time, or weren't ready for and regret missing ever since?
I can't recall a missed opportunity and I usually try to make the best of what ever comes my way.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

HNT #37 - Guitar Man.

He can make you love, he can make you cry
He will bring you down, then he'll get you high
Somethin' keeps him goin', miles and miles a day
To find another place to play.

Night after night who treats you right,
Baby its the guitar man
Who's on the radio, you go listen
To the guitar man
- D. Gates (Bread)

When you are finished with the Guitar man then I suggest you go see Os to see who else is playing this week.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #36.

1.) You're on a trip taking a tour through the jungle. You have a backpack with some food, some first aid supplies, a pocket knife, a flashlight and a couple bottles of water. Some how, you get separated from your group. By night fall you haven't found your group and haven't heard them looking for you. How long do you think you would be able to survive on your own?
Depending upon the weather conditions I am sure that I would be able to survive for quite a while. I have done some survival courses and know a bit of bushcraft so I would be reasonable confident of my abilities. Extremes of temperature, either hot or cold, would make it a more difficult proposition and a couple of bottles of water wouldn't last too long in the 40+C that most of Australia has been experiencing over the past few weeks.

2.) Do you think it's okay to lie to spare someone's feelings? Why?
Yes, I do. Sometimes, having all the information doesn't do anything but hurt the person concerned. Unnecessary hurt is not something I want to be a party to.

3.) If a talking Adam Apple doll were made, what are THREE phrases it would say?
I have no idea. I can't think of any phrases that I say on a regular basis. Other people maybe able to answer this one on my behalf, but I can't think of a single thing.

4.) If the super power to be able to read minds at your own will were possible, do you think it would be... cool and helpful, intrusive and wrong, manipulative or maddening? Explain why you would or wouldn't want to be able to read anyone's mind at your own will.
At first I think it might be cool, and it would certainly be a good party trick (if you get invited to those sort of parties, which I don't), but I think ultimately that it would be wrong. I believe that everyone is entitled to some privacy, and if you were unable to keep your thoughts private then where would that privacy come from? Let's leave mind reading to the illusionists and sci-fi authors.

5.) Drunk confessions, are they the things people can't bring themselves to say sober or just crazy ramblings of an influenced and intoxicated mind?
The thought has to be there in the first place so i don't think it can be written off as crazy ramblings. More likely they are thoughts or feelings that people have when sober but wouldn't dream of sharing with others. Alcohol lowers inhibitions and impairs rational thought so people say, and do, things that they would never dream of when sober. Often, the following day is full of regret. I know from personal experience, as I have travelled that road when I was younger.

6.) What brings out the worst in you?
Frustration, or disappointment. Either of these things can reveal personality traits that I wish I didn't have.

7.) Do you think long distance relationships work? Have you ever been in one before?
I think long distance relationships can work provided the parties get to see each other on a regular basis. Without visits to refuel the fires of desire then the relationship will eventually go cold and the tyranny of distance will win out. I have experienced a long distance relationship and I know that sometimes the distance can seem insurmountable.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TMI Tuesday #58

1. What do find is the most exciting part of a new sexual encounter?
The exploring of each other's body. Finding out what they like, where they like to be touched, and how they like it to be done.

2. Do you have "a most exciting part of a sexual encounter" with a usual partner?
My usual partner is Mrs A. and since sex occurs so infrequently, the most exciting part is when she actually decides to say 'Yes'. After that, everything else is pretty much routine.

3. How open and honest are you about your life with someone you just met?
Generally I am fairly open and honest. I may not necessarily volunteer information but if the person asks me a direct question then I will give an open and honest answer. There are exceptions however, and I wouldn't give open honest answers about things such as my lady friends and what we get up to. That information is off limits to all but those involved.

4. How open and honest are you about your life with someone you work with?
Same deal as the previous question, but there are more limits on the things that work colleagues need to know. My private life is just that, private, and work place friends don't get to find out about it.

5. How open and honest are you about your life with a casual acquaintance who lives in your neighborhood (or the parent of your child's friend or...)?
Open to a point, but only on general topics. They don't need to know too much about what is going on in my life.

Bonus (as in optional): Define "normal" as in "normal relationship" or "normal sex life".
Normal is what each person in the relationship is comfortable with. Normal for me would certainly not be normal for other couples, and vice versa. Normal is self defining with-in the relationship and will ultimately change with the passage of time.
People who are not sure about what is normal may want to borrow Dana's 'Normal meter', assuming she is not using it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

HNT #36 - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 3)

I don't need no arms around me
And I dont need no drugs to calm me.
I have seen the writing on the wall.
Don't think I need anything at all.
No! Don't think I'll need anything at all.
All in all it was all just bricks in the wall.
All in all you were all just bricks in the wall.
(R. Waters)

(last lot of bricks to click)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #35.

1. What is the most exciting part of a sexual encounter for you?
Definitely the build up. The flirting, the knowing glances, the teasing and innuendo. And I'll include foreplay in there as well because I consider that to be part of the build up.

2. What is your favorite way to relax after sex?
A good snuggle never goes astray. Lying there, wrapped in each others arms, tracing meaningless patterns with lazy, trailing fingers on the others skin. And then eventually falling off to sleep.

3. Do you find sex with someone you have emotional attachment with to be better than casual fucking with someone you don't have emotional attachment with?
I do find that sex with someone I share an emotional attachment with to be better than casual fucking, but that is not to say that casual fucking doesn't have it's place. A casual encounter can result in some wonderful sex too.

4. What was the last really horrible movie you watched? (At home, theater, etc)
Mamma Mia! I watched it at home because Mrs A. wanted to see it and it was the biggest load of meaningless fluff and filler that I have had to sit through in a long while.

5. What are 3 things some one could do or say during foreplay that would kill the mood for you?
Having open sores or wounds.

6. Where do you think the best place to buy sexy lingerie is? Why?
I have never bought sexy lingerie so I wouldn't have a clue. I'm guessing that Victoria's Secret would be pretty good but I don't think they have stores Down Under (or at least in my part of Down Under).

7. Do you think how a person dances gives you a glimpse to how they perform in bed?
I've never really thought about it before but I suppose someone with good rhythm on the dance floor could also have some good bedroom moves. I'm not convinced that the 2 are necessarily related though.

8. When was the last time you got served breakfast in bed?
Father's Day. Generally though, I am not a big lover of breakfast in bed.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TMI Tuesday #57

1. What is your favorite charity? Do you you give your time or just money to that charity?
The charity that is closest to my heart is the Multiple Sclerosis Society. My father died from complications brought on by MS and I support them when ever I can.

2. Describe your bed. What side do you sleep on?
When lying on the bed on your back, I sleep on the left side of the bed. I always have and it just doesn't feel right to sleep on the other side. My bed is just an ordinary double bed. I am seriously considering upgrading to a queen or king sized bed simply because my feet go right to the bottom of the bed and it can get a little uncomfortable when it is tucked in during winter.

3. How important is a partners kissing ability?
A good kiss sets the scene for everything that is to follow so I consider it to be quite important. A kiss can be all it takes to light the fuse that ignites the fireworks. Unlike the article that this question refers to, I don't like a kiss that is too wet or slobbery. A firm, drier kiss with a touch of assertiveness is much more desirable.

4. Have you ever "taken advantage" of a person under the influence of alcohol? Have you ever been "taken advantage" of while under the influence of alcohol?
The answer would be no to both of those questions. While I have had partners when one or both of us have been under the influence of alcohol, I don't think either party took advantage of the other.

5. Ever tried to replay the famous scene from From Here to Eternity? How was it?
I can't recall ever having tried it. While it looks romantic, and I love that movie, I can imagine that in reality it is less so. All the sand stirred up by the crashing waves could cause considerable chaffing if one wasn't careful. But in the interests of research I am prepared to subject myself to such dangers if I can find a partner who is equally willing.

Bonus (as in optional): What kind of birth control do you use?
I have been to the vet to be fixed so I no longer have to worry about birth control. I do, however, practise safe sex.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

HNT #35 - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)

We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
All in all it's just another brick in the wall.
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.
- (R. Waters)

(more bricks to click)

As always, proceed to Os's place to meet the rest of the players.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #34.

1. If you were to be reincarnated as an inanimate object, what would you choose to come back as?
A floor tile in the bathroom of the Playboy mansion. What a life that would be, lying there all day, looking up at the most wondrous sights. I don't think it would ever get boring.

2. If you were told that you would be equipped with the perfect comeback to any remark, but it would cost you five years of your life would you take it?
I don't think so. Life is too precious to give away for something as unimportant as the perfect comeback. I'll keep the 5 years and just bumble my way through.

3. What would be the most shocking thing your mom could have ever told you?
Several things come to mind. One would be that she wasn't my real mother, indicating that I was adopted or something similar. Another would be that I had been gender re-assigned when I was just an infant. I reckon that would knock my socks off!

4. If you could spend 24 hours as the opposite gender, what would you do?
Stay home and play with my breasts all day. Isn't that the classic answer to the question of what would men do if they became women? I don't think I would limit the play to just my breasts though. I would want to explore all of my new body, and then I would want to experience sex as a woman.

5. Describe the ugliest outfit you have ever worn in public.
Probably some fancy dress costume that I wore to a party, but none springs to mind right at the moment.

6. Do you like to celebrate Valentine's Day or do you wish you could magically 'poof' it from the calendar? If you did, what holiday would you invent to put in its place?
I don't mind celebrating Valentine's Day, and I think some people need a reason to tell another that they have feelings for them and Valentine's Day provides that opportunity. I am quite happy to have it remain on the calender.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

TMI Tuesday #56

1. What do you think is the un-sexiest part of the body?
Feet. Sure some people have nice feet, but I wouldn't say feet are particularly sexy. At least I don't find them to be so.

2. Toilet paper: over, under, or what the hell are you talking about?
Over. It doesn't seem right to have it under.

3. Have you ever called in sick to stay in bed with a sexual partner?
I can't say that I ever have. It would be nice to have that opportunity at some time.

4. Did your parents have a "birds & bees" talk with you? If so, at what age?
I don't remember having that talk with my parents. I seem to recall that it was explained by a nervous male teacher during Sex Ed in my early high school years.

5. What is one thing a someone could do to you to rock your world?
Of a sexual nature it is hard to go past having my nipples played with or licked, but a blow job might just come close. Non-sexual, a back massage is pretty darn good.

Bonus (as in optional):What does sex mean to you?
A connection of mind, body and spirit. Two people totally there for the enjoyment of each other as well as themselves.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

HNT #34 - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 1)

Daddy's flown across the ocean
Leaving just a memory
A snap shot in the family album
Daddy what else did you leave for me
Daddy what d'ya leave behind for me
All in all it was just a brick in the wall
All in all it was all just bricks in the wall
- (R. Waters)

(click the bricks)

Apologies for the lack of a HNT over the past few weeks. Children on school holidays are not conducive to HNT photography. Now that they are back getting an education I am finally able to get my trusty little camera out once more.

To meet more Half Nekkid people, pay Os a visit.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #33.

1.) Tell us something that to you is weird about your significant other. (If single, pick an ex) It can be a personality quirk, a hobby, a habit, a ritual etc but just make sure it's something you find odd about them.
Mrs A has to sleep with one foot sticking out from under the covers. It doesn't matter which foot, just so long as one is exposed. I find that kind of odd.

2.) What are 3 songs that you find sexy?
  1. The Closest Thing To Crazy - Katie Melua.
  2. Don't Know Why - Norah Jones (although it could just as easily be Come Away With Me).
  3. Several Prince songs including (but not limited to) Darling Nikki, Cream, and Gett Off.
And if I could squeeze in a few others then Diana Krall - The Look of Love, and Chris Isaak - Wicked Game would definitely get a mention.
I think it is the singer that makes the song sexy and these songs definitely get my juices flowing.

3.) After your partner goes down on you, do they have to brush their teeth/rinse with mouthwash before meeting your mouth again or do things just roll on?
I'd be happy just to have a partner that goes down on me, never mind what they do afterwards. But to answer the question, I don't really mind what they do afterward as I am quite happy to let things roll on. I think that stopping to rinse or mouthwash would completely break the mood of what was taking place. I have never asked anyone to freshen up, nor have I been asked to do so by a partner.

4.) Is it ever okay to go ass to mouth without cleaning in between? (Anal sex to oral sex. Licking the anus to kissing. Etc )
I have never gone ass to mouth so I don't know what is appropriate here. I have very limited knowledge of anal play so I am guessing that it is whatever each person is comfortable with.

5.) If you were going to give yourself a "Most Likely To..." award for this week, what would your title be?
Most Likely To keep making the same mistakes I always make. Some things never change.

6.) Do you read any self-help books? If so, which is your favorite? If not, why not?
I don't read self-help books. I have read a few in the past and find that they all say pretty much the same thing, just with a different spin. These days I prefer to spend my reading time (what little time I get) getting engrossed in a novel rather than reading someone else's theory on how to get by in life.

7.) Do you prefer to buy porn, sex toys, lube and things of that nature in a store or discreetly online? Why?
If I was going to buy any of these items then I would probably do so at a store, if they stocked what I was looking for. The last porn I purchased was magazines and that was many years ago now. The other items (while I would love to experiment with them) I have never purchased as they have no use in my bedroom, and if I tried to introduce them I would probably end up sleeping on the sofa for a while.

8.) List these things in order from what you find most sexy to least sexy: Money, Loyalty, Sense of humor, Intelligence, Kindness, Romantic, Open-mindedness, Kinky, Honesty.
  1. Romantic - most sexy
  2. Open-mindedness
  3. Kindness
  4. Kinky
  5. Sense of humour
  6. Intelligence
  7. Honesty
  8. Loyalty
  9. Money - least sexy

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TMI Tuesday #55

1. When you sleep with someone, how much or how little contact do you like to have?
If it is just sleeping with the person, as in getting a good night's sleep, then it depends on the weather. If it's the middle of a heatwave like we are experiencing at the moment then as little body contact as possible is the preferred option. However, in winter, lots of snuggling and spooning is the way to go.

2. What do you think there is a appropriate amount of time for a divorce parent to date before introducing the kids to the "new" "special" person in their life?
I have no idea and I guess it depends when the single parent feels the new relationship has reached a level where it is appropriate to meet the kids. Each case would be different and would depend on the individuals involved.

3. Which ONE do you wish you had more of in bed... romance, experimentation or foreplay?
Can I pick all 3? I guess not since the question only asks for one. I'll choose foreplay. Can there ever be too much foreplay?

4. What do you thinks makes a kiss great?
I'm not sure what it is that makes a kiss great. I suppose it comes under the heading of chemistry. We all know when it is there, just as we all know when it is missing.

5. Describe your sex life in two words.
Non Existent.

Bonus (as in optional): Do you remember a time when you were having sex that you smile or even laugh about now? Do tell....
I always laugh about the time my special friend and I incorporated whipped cream and M & M's into our love making. It made an awful mess all over the sheets of the hotel room we were renting. I have told the story before in a previous TMI if you care to go back and read it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #32.

1.) If a natural disaster left thousands of people homeless, would you let a family of strangers stay in your house?
I haven't really thought about it before but I am sure that I would. Natural disasters aren't something that can be planned before hand and it would be a case of everybody doing what they could. If I was fortunate enough to have my house still standing while other were homeless then of course I would offer to put a roof over a stranger's head.

2.) How often do you watch porn?
Very, very rarely these days. The only porn I get to see these days is when I have a few spare minutes and I get to look for some on the internet. Even then it isn't the best quality because I look for the free stuff rather than pay for something I am never going to use.

3.) How many people have naked or semi-naked pictures of you?
Only 2 that I know of, but given that I post a HNT most weeks there could be any number of people who have pictures of me. I don't mind as long as they enjoy them.

4.) When having sex with someone, have you ever fantasized about someone else? If yes, explain why you were thinking of someone else during sex.
I don't think that I have. When I am having sex with someone then I am there completely for their enjoyment and mine. You get me 100% and my mind isn't wandering off to someone else, or somewhere else.

5.) Is there ever an appropriate time to lie to someone and push yourself off as single when truthfully you're not?
I don't think there is. I have never passed myself off as single and I have always been straight up about my marital status.

6.) Who is one person who has changed your life and how did they change things for you?
Either of my parents would fit into this category and they changed my life just by the values that they gave me, and lived by when I was a child.

7.) How comfortable are you in bed with your current significant other? Do they know all your kinks or do you tend to hold back? Why?
Very comfortable. I do have to hold back from things that I would like to try because I know that Mrs. A is very conservative and would not have a bar of anything she considers dirty or perverted. Even oral sex is a no-no.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TMI Tuesday #54 - Movie Edition

1. What was the last movie you saw in a theater?

The last movie I saw was about a month before Christmas and it was "Body of Lies" with Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio. I don't get to the movies very often so that is quite a recent one for me.

2. What is your favorite movie theater snack?
Definitely popcorn. What else is there to munch on during a movie? Actually, don't answer that.

3. Have you ever snuck in 'outside' food into a theater?
Where I live, we are allowed to bring 'outside' snacks into movies provided it is with in reason.

4. Have you ever made out in a theater?
Yep!! Who hasn't? Isn't that what the back rows are for??

5. What is the 'farthest' you have gone in a theater?
Just a few rows from the front. Any closer than that and I get a headache.
Oh, I see what you mean. In that case it would be what we used to call 'second base'. Lots of kissing and a bit of a feel up.

Bonus (as in optional): What is one of your favorite movie sex scene?
Basic Instinct. Which one, I hear you ask. Well the one that occurs fairly early on in the movie between Michael Douglas and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Michael Douglas has so much pent up sexual tension that he literally attacks Jeanne Tripplehorn. It is very forceful, but I recall it being a huge turn on for me when I saw it. Perhaps I have some of that pent up tension?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #31.

1.) Do you drive with your hands at 10 and 2 on the wheel?
Mostly. On long drives it often varies just to break the monotony, but generally I find 10 and 2 to be quite comfortable.

2.) How long do you keep cards given to you on birthdays and holidays before throwing them away? If you don't throw them out, what do you do with them?
I have to confess to keeping my old birthday cards. Christmas cards get cut up and recycled as gift tags for next Christmas, but I can't bring myself to throw out old birthday cards and cards with special meanings like Valentines. They sit in the bottom drawer of my bedside table. It's not like I get heaps every year, but the few I do get I tuck away into the drawer when they are finished. I can't ever say I have got them out to look through so I don't know why I keep them. Maybe it's because they were given with love, or perhaps it is because I am a sentimental old softie?

3.) If, when you die, you could will any one of your characteristics to your children (child/future children), what would it be and why?
Perseverance. I don't like things to get the better of me and so I keep working away at them until I conquer the task. This is not always a good thing, but is isn't a bad thing either.

4.) What is the best personality trait you got from your mother and the best personality trait that you got from your father?
The best trait I got from my parents was to not take myself so seriously, and to be able to laugh at myself from time to time.

5.) What is something that you wish you had a better understanding of?
The workings of the female mind. It is still a complete mystery to me and brings me undone time and again.

6.) What makes you nervous?
There are many things that make me nervous. Doctor's appointments, the dentist, snakes, phone calls, ladders. The list goes on, and I have no idea why some of those things set my heart racing, but they do.

7.) What is the strangest household object that you have ever or would ever use for help in masturbation?
I can't recall using any household items to masturbate with. All I need is my hand and maybe a little lubricant. That always works for me.

8.) What do you have sitting on the countertop in your bathroom?
There is some soap in a soap dish, along with the plug for the sink, a box of tissues, a glass holding toothbrushes and toothpaste, and not much else. All other items go in the mirrored cabinet or in the cupboards and drawers under the sink.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

TMI Tuesday #53

1. Have you ever dated/married purely for money?
No, I can't say that I ever have. I think that that would be way too shallow, and besides, I don't know anyone with that much money. (Only joking) All my relationships have been based on genuine emotions and feelings and/or physical attractiveness. The size of the bank book has never come into it.

2. What is your type?
I'm not sure that I have a type. If you are asking what sort of girls I am attracted to then I am not sure that even that could be neatly pigeon holed. I do have a weakness for dark haired girls with mocha coloured skin and Spanish accents, but I wouldn't say it was my type because I have never been with one. It's just a fantasy of mine.

3. What is the best sex game you have ever played?
I have played so few sex games that this question would be almost null and void. Spin the bottle and strip poker are about it for me, but I am always ready to be educated...

4. Have you ever given or received an orgasm from a person whose last name you did not know?
Yes. A lady I met for coffee last year turned into an encounter on a quiet nature trail near where we met. We were both only on a first name basis and to this day, even though we haven't met since, we don't know each others surnames or any other details about each other.

5. Have you ever masturbated in front of a sexual partner?
No. I haven't been asked to but perhaps that is something I ought to try. However I will be a bit more tactful than the Seinfeld episode where Elaine's date just takes "it", "out"!

Bonus (as in optional):
At what age do you think men and women reach their sexual peak? Do you think you have hit yours yet?
I am inclined to agree with the generally held opinion of men hitting their peak just before 20, and women reaching theirs around 30. If this is the case then I am well and truly past my peak, even if it doesn't feel like it some days.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness #30. - Hypotheticals

1- Times are hard and you get laid off. You turn to the adult entertainment industry and decide to get into sexing it up on camera. You're now a porn star. Even though you now do porn for a living, you still hold on to a little morale, ethics and dignity. What are 3 things, sexually, that you rule out as absolutely not happenings no matter the amount of money?
Participating in Gay Porn. I don't have anything against Gay Porn, but not being gay myself, I don't think I would be very convincing or authentic in it's portrayal. Next would be anything to do with animals or excrement. (perhaps that counts as 2 things?) Finally, anything that is degrading to women. Just because a woman chooses to work in the porn industry doesn't mean she should be treated as anything less than a human being, and those sorts of degrading acts shouldn't be portrayed in porn (imho).

2- Pretend you spent a busy day running errands and come home in the afternoon when no one else is home. You come in, sit things down and head to the kitchen. You find a dead body laying in the kitchen floor. What would you do?
Get out of the house first and foremost in case the killer is still there. Then I am calling the cops and they can take it from there. Of course, I am assuming that it is immediately obvious that the body is dead. If not then I would check because first aid assistance may keep them alive until an ambulance arrives.

3- After some extensive testing, scientists found out you have a special supernatural skill that could be put to use to save 20,000 men and women all over the world. The only catch is after you use it, you will die. If you don't use it, 30,000 people will die but you'll still be alive and won't suffer any illness or strange side effects of your special supernatural skill. Are you willing to sacrifice your life for 20,000 people?
No question about it. 20,000 lives for mine, or 30,000 if I don't. I am going to die eventually anyway (as we all are) and so to be able to save 20,000 people before I go would be an admirable exchange my meagre existence.

4- You are at a concert. A fight breaks out and the person in front of you gets hit by the person beside you. They turn around and think it's you and no amount of reasoning will convince them otherwise. They are taller by several inches and outweigh you by around 50 pounds. You are about to get punched and possibly manhandled. How do you get out of it and avoid injury?
Run!! I have never been one for physical aggression and I like the saying 'he who turns and runs away, lives to fight another day.' Nothing is going to be achieved by me staying and copping a beating, so I am out of there.
5- You're having a dinner party with your close friends. One close friend asks if it is fine if they bring a date along. You ask your friend if their date is someone they trust to act well mannered and respectful to others. Your friend sings the praises of their date and you agree to let them bring their date to the dinner party. Once there, their date turns out to be crude, obnoxious, disrespectful and all around a real vile ass to be around. Do you tough it out and later apologize to your other guests? Pull your friend aside and tell them to reign in their date? Confront the friends date about their vile behavior?
I would probably tough it out and apologise later. Confrontation may make a bad situation worse. I would also be having words to my friend about his date's behaviour and letting them know that it is not acceptable in the future.

6- You go to the grocery store and bump carts with a woman. She gets angry and chants at you in gibberish. She smiles, informing you that she has cursed you to never have sex again unless you pay for it. You roll your eyes and walk off. 2 years later and you haven't had any sexual contact with another person since that day. Do you start paying for sex or just never have sexual contact with another person again?
I don't believe in curses, but after 2 years I might start to wonder what was going on. Maybe I would pay for it, just once or twice, to get the ball rolling again.

7- Your really good friend is going to their grandmother's house for dinner and invites you along. You make sure it is fine with their grandmother and she says to come along if you like, she has made more than enough food to feed you too. You go. While there, you accidentally break something extremely valuable to your friends grandmother. Do you hide it and pretend nothing every happened or come clean?
I'm coming clean. I tell my kids that it is better to be upfront about things like that because the repercussions are usually worse further down the track, and you always get found out eventually. I'll set the example and follow my own advice.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

TMI Tuesday #52

I am back from my 2 week Summer beach vacation which ran from Christmas until the later part of last week. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit my HNT's which I scheduled before I left. What better way to start the year of than with a round of TMI. I have a feeling that I have already answered the questions that were posted for this week, so I went with last week's questions since I didn't get to play along last week. Hope nobody minds too much?

'Would you rather...' edition

1. Would you rather be stranded on an island alone or with someone you dislike/don't get along with?
Alone. I don't mind my own company and I think it would be preferable to spending my time with someone I disliked or didn't get along with.

2. Would you rather accidentally walk in on your parents having sex or have them walk in on you?
I don't even want to think about my parents having sex, let alone walk in and see it and have that image burned into my memory for life, so I would opt to have them walk in on me. That is easier for me to deal with.

3. Would you rather be snapped by paparazzi during a nipple slip or while exiting a car with out any underwear?
(guys, consider similar circumstances)
I think a nipple slip would be less embarrassing than a 'no undies' shot, particularly if it is likely to finish up on the cover of some trashy gossip mag. Nipple slip for me.

4. Would you rather not have sex for two years or not be able to use the Internet for two years?
No Internet for me. I would miss it but I am sure I could find something else to do. No sex for 2 years doesn't bear thinking about, although my life often resembles this scenario.

5. Would you rather find true love or 1 million dollars?
This is a hard one. True love is worth more than any dollar amount, and yet 1 million dollars can buy an awful lot of fun, love and happiness. I know I should say true love, but right at this moment in time I think I would take the money. The question doesn't state whether the true love will last and I couldn't take another heart break right now.

Bonus (as in optional): If you had to choose *one* sexual position for the rest of your life, what would it be? Why?
I have many favourite positions, but if forced to choose just one for the rest of my life I would opt for the missionary position. I like this one because I can look into my partner's eyes in this position, and it also allows her to stimulate my nipples which is a real turn on for me. I also like the full body contact that this position affords.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

HNT #33 - The Best Of 2008.

Clean shirt, new shoes
And I don't 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).

This was one of my favourite HNT's of the year, and judging by the amount of comments it received it must have been fairly popular with some of my readers. I think it is worthy of a repeat viewing, if only for the fact that it was my first click through (thanks again to Ro for showing me how), and it was the first one I based around song lyrics, a theme I have continued up to the present day. Hopefully the new year will provide me the opportunity and creativity to present more HNT's to you.

Happy New Year everybody, and go see Os to check out the rest of the 'Best of 2008'