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Posted:Jun 28, 2013 8:31 pm
Last Updated:Feb 18, 2018 6:44 pm
For my eyes only
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Chick Date (click bait)
Posted:Feb 18, 2018 6:35 am
Last Updated:Feb 20, 2018 11:49 am
Well it IS a sex site after all. *snicker

*edited to add that comments are not showing up on my end.

Yup, that's yours truly with Janey, and "Superwoman" by Kiki Kogelnik. I hopped on a train yesterday to meet in Washington DC. We spent the day at the National Museum of Women in Art and saw some amazing work. ALL by women! I've added a new painter to my list of favorites, Patricia Tobacco Forrester. Check out her colors!

Saw a "Grandma" Moses painting for the first time ever, that's always quite exciting!

Frida Kahlo's self portrait to Leon Trotsky

Who doesn't love an embroidered fiver?

A stamp mandala for HeartCollector

My favorite style of painting, hyperrealism

No museum trip would be complete without a lunch date afterwards... old fashioneds and momofuku anyone?

Rejection, Jazz & Gambling
Posted:Feb 14, 2018 1:48 pm
Last Updated:Feb 20, 2018 2:35 am
Happy Valentines Day

As expected, I did not get the job I interviewed for. I also did not get the job at the same place that I did NOT interview for. I was apparently also being considered for a more administrative position. I don't think I've ever gotten a rejection letter for a job I didn't interview for.

So to drown my sorrows (*snicker) I went to see Stanley Jordan with a girlfriend of mine and actually got to meet him. (Side note to anyone near Philly... I highly recommend checking out South. It's a restaurant/intimate jazz club that hosts some superb artists and has great cocktails too) Jordan's talent is incredible, I've never seen someone play guitar, piano and sing at the same time! If you like jazz and jazz interpretations of classics, check him out.

Since it's cold and bleak here and I have no valentine with me, I spent yesterday at the pool at Harrah's Casino in Atlantic City with some more friends. I'll admit, and I appreciate the volunteers in advance to fill the spot, I miss having someone to send sexy bikini pics to now. Check this place out... spending the day in 82° weather under a dome while outside the temp is hovering around freezing was the bomb.

Hope you're all showing yourselves some love today. And every day!
Posted:Feb 7, 2018 9:10 pm
Last Updated:Feb 14, 2018 1:14 pm
Just when you thought things couldn't get LESS sexy here, let me just say I have a job interview tomorrow! Well-wishes are appreciated, while I've been employed forever, it'll be my first actual interview in..... a long time! {=}

PS - Did you see the Falcon Heavy launch? I cried, it was very exciting!!
Because sometimes I feel cunty...
Posted:Jan 30, 2018 6:59 pm
Last Updated:Feb 17, 2018 3:20 am

Not that I'd seriously entertain that type of role play because there's nothing in it for me but.... dang. What happened to humor? Wit?

I've had the opportunity to pose the same question to two different men recently. A really personal one... it was, "How was your weekend?" The first fella answered "Busy. Got a lot of stuff done." The other fella wrote a few sentences about what he actually did, non-identifying stuff but personal. Inviting more conversation. Busy guy got the dreaded "cool." from me. I'll admit I miss regular conversation with a man who remembers what I've said a few days before, brings it up, makes me feel like I'm not interchangeable. I shouldn't have to reiterate where I'm going and for how long after only a day or two!


Boston. Museum of Fine Arts. Wow.

Not your typical Florida!
Posted:Jan 24, 2018 11:20 am
Last Updated:Feb 3, 2018 7:44 am
I spent the last week in s̶u̶n̶n̶y̶ chilly Florida and one of the very best things about visiting during a cold snap is getting to see literally HUNDREDS of manatees in the springs of the north central part of the state.

According to the official count, there were 399 manatees spotted in the park this day.

Personally, as a near-native Floridian, this is my favorite part of the state when it comes to beauty. Sure, Miami has got the architecture and the blue water and the Keys have the Caribbean vibe and Orlando has...... tourists but the central part of the state, the triangle from Tallahassee to St. Augustine down the ridge to Lake Okeechobee, has the most gorgeous views of all.

Next stop, Boston. After that? Cleveland.
Fifty Years of Fucks
Posted:Jan 6, 2018 4:14 am
Last Updated:Jan 25, 2018 6:05 am

A milestone birthday passed recently… I’m fifty now. A lot of my writing this is so I can come back to it later and remember. I’d been feeling ambivalent about it but trying not to attribute some new feelings I’d been having to a date on the calendar. Feelings like the very frightening absence of not having any fucks left to give about things that weren’t under my sphere of influence. Finally I gave in and flat out embraced it. “I had fifty years of fucks to give and now I’m pretty much out. If it’s not about me or mine (the collective version, I'm not quite that selfish to make it literal) it’s not worth stressing over.”

As an example, it always used to take me by surprise when people unilaterally make a decision to remove themselves from my life. It still does, I can’t lie. I didn’t see it coming when a friend of mine, angry at the whole world on her best day, recently turned that anger on me over a returned kitchen appliance not cleaned to her satisfaction. Effectively ending over ten years of friendship with a hearty fuck you. I also didn’t see the sudden end of contact with my long distance lover coming, but hey…. sometimes stuff happens that (see above) isn’t under my sphere of influence. Until recently, I always thought it was something I did (sometimes it was,) something I said (again, sometimes it was,) something that I could fix and tried desperately to do so. That part usually never worked and I always blamed myself for not being good/strong/sexy/forceful/smart/nice/whatever enough to convince them that I was valuable. Now that those fucks are gone, I see that that was their decision to make and that it had nothing to do with me and everything to do with them. My value remained unchanged but since I’d tied it to someone else, it FELT diminished. No more.

Really though, a lot of the first fifty was about censoring myself so that only the good/strong/sexy/smart/nice stuff showed, not the ugly honest stuff. And that kind of stuff is vital to a lasting human connection. The ugly honest stuff probably showed anyway.

A few of my friends have heard me say, while gesturing to my body, “this shit ain't free.” There’s a currency involved as Lustasaurus so much more eloquently stated recently. I’m not an exhibitionist. I don’t receive any value from being viewed and admired. I require in-depth communication, curiosity and a willingness of a partner to explore me, not simply assume they already have what I want. Now that flip statement rings truer than ever. There’s no more questioning my OWN head for the worth of someone else’s currency. That’s so last semicentury. I know my value and expect anyone intimate to me to know it too. There’s no need to try to make myself seem more valuable in another’s eyes, my own eyes are enough. Thanks Lady_Jayne_Layne for the spark to write this.

Instead of a picture, I'll leave you all with this exquisite haiku, assembled from my inbox.

hey girl hit me up
hey girl lemme eat you out
you a fake ass bitch
We interrupt the sexy to bring you....
Posted:Dec 30, 2017 4:33 pm
Last Updated:Jan 24, 2018 2:08 pm
Kindred Spirits!

The thing that's kept me here on Passion the longest is the possibility of friendships. Of meeting people who share an interest or two or three outside of tab A and slot B. I've been quite lucky in that respect! Creating art is an interest of mine and I enjoy being around creative people. On my blog recently, HeartCollector posted a picture of a piece of jewelry that she'd created. Our conversation led to my sending her a rock from the top of a glacier in Alaska, for her to turn into a pendant for me.

The Herbert Glacier

Here is the fabulous result!!!!!! I couldn't be happier, thank you again!

From Sea to Shining Sea!
Posted:Dec 1, 2017 5:04 am
Last Updated:Dec 29, 2017 7:04 am
And some of the in-between too!

Washington DC at night. From about 15,000 feet. The green, unlit rectangle is the Mall, with the Washington Monument close to the center.

Pisgah National Forest near Asheville, NC. From about 5,000 feet.

Tiffany glass from the Corning Museum of Glass in NY. From about .5 feet.

Time for a beer break. Southern Tier Imperial Pumpking with a cinnamon-sugar rim-job.

Images from San Diego Zoo where we had the best tour guides ever!!

Finally, the other side of the continent...

City lights through the fog taking off from San Diego.
It'll come back...
Posted:Nov 10, 2017 2:12 pm
Last Updated:Dec 6, 2017 4:36 am
...my mojo that is. It went AWOL a few months ago and tonight's cancellation only confirmed that I'm absolutely okay with that. When the second "not sure what my plans are going to be" text showed up before a planned meet, I felt.... relief. I can spend this below-freezing evening on my freshly laundered couch in my freshly laundered sweatpants under my freshly laundered blanket... by my MOTHERFUCKING SELF! (ok, until 10:30 when the girlchild gets home.) Watching what I want to, surfing, chatting and ordering delivery food. Re-writing ye olde profile too, time for a change there! It's not called the change for nothing I suppose... heck I can't even get all that sexually excited about myself, let alone someone else. Might as well take advantage of an evening alone in my own home (which is almost unheard of these days!)

I got excited about going to the top of an Alaskan glacier in September though. Travel and friends never fail to disappoint! With San Diego, NYC and Boston on the radar over the next few months, there's no shortage of THAT kind of excitement!

I need reading recommendations for my next plane ride... can ya help a gal out?
Page Two? (Denied)
Posted:May 12, 2017 8:05 am
Last Updated:Jan 6, 2018 8:25 am

How ironic that this blog was denied for banned topic! Banned topic eh, they won't say exactly what just hint that it's like underage or non-consensual or something heinous...

Yeah, the banned topic is really something like HOW FUCKED UP THE SITE REALLY IS!!!!

Just fix the fucking problem fellas.

Before contacting site support, I want to find out if the problem is "me, not you."

I can't go past the first page of my blog. Or the first page of anyone who has multiple pages of blog entries. All I get is a completely blank page that appears fully loaded and it's the same on my chromebook and my android mobile. The first page looks great, all the blog entries AND pictures are there but page two and further? Nada. If this is a tradeoff for getting the blog headers to stick... well.... wtf.

So, is it just me?

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