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.