Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Follow-up to Stephanie McMillian post

Hi all, and thanks for your comments on the cartoon. Stephanie McMillan did indeed have a paypal button up to help defray the costs of increased bandwidth due to the incredible popularity of this particular cartoon. However, it seems she's all set on that now and has removed the button.

I would like to draw your attention to the fact that she is now auctioning off the original cartoon on ebay. The proceeds from this auction will be split equally between the following two places:

1) Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and

2) Cangleska, Inc on behalf of The Oglala Sioux Tribe at Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Their President, Cecilia Fire Thunder, has recently confirmed that the planned project for a women's reproductive health clinic to be built on the Pine Ridge reservation is going ahead. It will be called Sacred Choices.

Donations can also be made to either organization. More information is on the ebay listing, as well as images of letters from the two organizations.

For more information, visit Stephanie's livejournal.

Thanks for reading!

Today's fragrance: Stella (by Stella McCartney) EDP. When I first tried this one I wrote it off as another pretty rose scent. Lovely, but nothing to write home about. Was I ever wrong. Maybe it's just Spring in the air, but I've been wearing this one a lot lately and I'm loving it. It's beautiful, not ovewhelming but with a definite presence. The more I wear it the more I find in there. Was that lemonade? Do I smell tea? It's surprisingly complex without seeming to be so. This may very well be a Spring HG!

From Neiman Marcus: • For the top notes, the rose essence fused with peony flower and drops of mandarin essence provide a seductive combination. • For the heart note, the rose absolute reveals a more intense facet.• For the base note, the mystery of amber creates an addictive sensation of sensuality.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Decisions, decisions...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Joke of the Day

My 4-year old daughter was telling me jokes on the way to school this morning. I told her the Batman one:
How does Batman's mom call him to dinner?

She told me a couple:
Why did the chicken cross the road?
Her egg was on the other side.

And now, my favorite:

Why did the pterodactyl call for help?
It had a fire in its mouth.

Me: Oh, I'm glad I'm not that pterodactyl, that doesn't sound like fun at all.
Daughter: It was a *fire breathing* pterodactyl!
(yeah, she used the "duh" tone of voice too)

Monday, March 13, 2006

The Foot Thing

I revealed in my last post that I have a "foot thing." I don't care much for feet in general - mine or anybody else's. And yet recently I have come into possession of a large collection of foot and stocking fetish porn DVDs. I promised that an explanation would be my next post, so here we are. (Some of you may have heard this story already.)

Around the holidays, I decided it would be fun to give a couple of porn videos, in addition to their regular gifts, to a couple I know. Strangely, although I have a line on sex toys, lotions, oils etc...I don't really know where to get good porn videos. I own a few. Bought a couple, a few came to live with me by various means...honestly, I own pretty much all the porn I need.

So I was surfing the net, looking for porn and I was lost in a sea of bad-looking porn. I asked a couple of people for recommendations on where to go and was looking around there when another friend returned my call. This is the friend I thought would have the best recommendations, since she kind of works in the industry. OK, not "kind of." She is webmistress for a large and well-known (in certain circles) porn site.

She says to me "Well, I'll look around here and see what we have - see if I can find some of the more mainstream stuff - and send it to you." "For your FRIEND," she says. LOL!

I figure, great! I'll stop looking around here, I'm sure she'll send something fun and I'll just concentrate on the other shopping I need to do. A few days later, a box arrives at my door. SEVENTEEN DVDs are inside. Titles? Several volumes of "Pantyhose Seduction," several volumes of "Stocking Tease" and several volumes of "Foot Seduction." This is what she means by mainstream?

What I didn't realize is that the circle in which this porn site is well known is the FETISH circle. I knew there was that element to the business she works for, but I didn't know that WAS the business.

A few days after this, I got another box with another dozen or so Foot/Stocking/Pantyhose DVDs. I have watched several. Some are completely bizarre, some are funny, some actually do have some good sex scenes. And now, most of my friends have their own mini fetish collections. Share the wealth, I say.

So no, I am not a fetishist, ESPECIALLY not a foot fetish. And sometimes the foot thing still freaks me out. And yet I now have a rather large collection of fetish porn. The irony of this has not escaped me.

Today's Fragrance: Ormonde Jayne Tolu. Mmmmmm...resiny tonka goodness. Have written about this one before, so am pasting in my comments from the Best of 2005 post: The first time I tried this one, I didn't love it but on retrying it, I fell madly in love and this was my staple fragrance all summer. However, it's also perfect for Winter and especially holiday parties. Tolu is hard to describe...think old-world library but not musty. Overstuffed chairs, comfort, lingering smell of incensey tobacco. Lush and comforting and definitely unique. It's that crazy resin. The resin combined with the slight edge from the sage keeps this from being too plush a fragrance, if that makes sense. I can sit on the overstuffed chairs without sinking in up to my neck. my neck.