TMI Tuesday: Jan 25, 2022

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1. I struggle with _____ .

Believing that I am likable, let alone loveable. 

2. What do men like to talk about?

Tits, ass, cars, food, sex, women, sports, passions (usually women, cars, sports, and food), himself, hobbies

3. Do you eat food samples in grocery stores (consider pre-covid times)?

Not now, not ever. I know three people who did food demos are Costco and grocery stores and their stories made me swear off food samples.

4. What don’t you have figured out?

I have a whole long list, starting with life, people, love, money…

5. What would you wear for camouflage if you were hiding on a gingerbread house?

A gingerbread catsuit and matching hat.

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Don’t Assume

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Bloguarany 9 What do people incorrectly assume about you?

Because of my age, I am someone’s sweet naive grandma, who has no interest in sex and probably never liked it anyway, who is ignorant of all aspects of the internet and sits in a rocking chair all day, knitting and waiting to die.

Because of my size, I am a lazy glutton who doesn’t care about herself and is, or should be, ashamed of how she looks.

Because of my beliefs, am I a godless heathen who is destined to burn in hell, simply because I rejected Jesus as my personal savior, a sign of the ignorance of the truth.

All of this is incorrect. I often get told I don’t act like someone who is 71, and when they hear my voice, they say I sound much younger than that. And I still have a sex-positive attitude towards sex and still get aroused by things that would shock others even if I was younger.

Too many assume that others are heavy because they eat too many calories, but weight is more complicated than that. If it were that easy, everyone would be thin.

And the arrogance that Christians have about religion is galling. They feel they have the right to dictate to everyone else what to believe and how to live. Most are shocked that I have to disagree with that.

Writing

Bloguarany 8 What do you like most about your writing?

I wasn’t quite sure how to interpret this question. What do I like about the things I write about? Or what do I like about my ability to write? So, I’ll answer from both perspectives.

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Since I was a little girl, I’ve been “called” to write, so I wrote stories and kept a diary since I was nine. It was and still is my favorite way to communicate. I’ve had trouble speaking my thoughts and needs throughout my life, and it seemed like writing allowed me to get those thoughts out. I’m a big listmaker, and my parents used to find them in my bedroom and laughed and made fun of the things I wrote. When I wrote stories, rather than look at the content, they made fun of the words I used and corrected my spelling and grammar. I learned to hide my writing and not let anyone read my work. Even now, I have more than 2 dozen stories, beginnings of books, poetry, and articles that I’ve never let anyone read. They may never be published and read by anyone. For now, they are just a vehicle to get my thoughts out.

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However, writing for my blog is helping to develop more confidence and expand on what I write for the public. I’ve kept my blog open-ended. This allows me to write about any topic that grabs my attention. As a list writer, I have a long list of topics I want to write about. I’m not writing these pieces for any specific audience, but writing them to get my thoughts out, and if anyone else enjoys it, that adds to my own appreciation.

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I found the right platform to express my thoughts, and I have found interesting writing prompts, guides for writing different genres and styles, and grammar corrections. WordPress, NaNoWriMo, and Grammarly, writing prompts like TMI Tuesday and Bloguarany, and others that I have participated in have helped me improve my writing and gain more confidence about the things I do write. And, of course, I appreciate those who have read my work and commented on it.

TMI Tuesday: January 18, 2022: Bondage and Dwarfs

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1. What is one thing your significant other could do to you to rock your world?

Get on board with bondage and Domination with lots of sex toys and imagination.


2. You have been granted the super power you always wanted. How will you abuse that power? Why?

I would use tickle torture because people rarely can be angry when they are laughing.


3. For sexy play, would you rather be tied up or tie someone else up? Why?

Oh, tied up, PLEASE!!!!


4. What is your best physical and non-physical asset?

My ass because it’s soft and round, likes to be spanked and wiggle around. My curiosity and to try and learn about new things.


5. Referring to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, if they were naming new dwarfs beyond the seven what would your name be and why?

Sexy, Kinky, Hottie, Spicy, Steamy, Foxy, Cutie

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Laughter

Bloguarany 7 What makes you laugh?

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Over the last few years, I realized I didn’t laugh very much. I can remember the days when I laughed so hard, I had tears rolling down my cheeks. But the past few years have been so stressful and depressing, I could barely smile.

Now I feel secure and safe, so when someone tells me a funny story, I actually laugh again.

What makes me laugh? Number one on my list is Robin Williams, which is so bittersweet because he is so missed these days. I laugh at the funny expressions my great-grandson makes. Raunchy jokes. Funny memes. The stories that my caregivers and fellow residents shares. Watching penguins. Watching videos of my daughter when she was little. Cats and kittens.

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Now that I can laugh again, I realize just how much I missed it.

My Inspirations

Bloguarany 6 Who is someone that inspires you and why?

Two people have been my lifelong inspirations.

One is Elizabeth Taylor. She used her talent and beauty to do things the way she wanted to do them. It took her awhile to rebel against those who wanted to control and direct her in the way they thought she should go. Instead she rebelled against those directions, and against society rules. She loved who she wished. She married who she wanted. She divorced when the marriage no longer served her needs. She inspired fashion. Gave to charities and causes that touched her.

The other is Frank Sinatra. He not only did things his way, he even sang a song about it. Sinatra was considered ruthless in his life and many believe he was a member of the Mafia. But I loved his music and his movies. Like Elizabeth Taylor, he was married multiple times, although Elizabeth Taylor won that contest with 7 marriages to Frank Sinatra’s four. I kind of liked that they didn’t take marriage all that seriously.

I loved the character’s he play in fun movies like Anchor’s Aweigh, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, On the Town, From Here to Eternity, Young At Heart, Guys and Dolls, Tender Trap, High Society, and Can-Can.

I loved Elizabeth Taylor in movies such as National Velvet, Father of the Bride and Father’s Little Dividend, Cat on a Hot Tin Root, Little Women, Giant, The Taming of the Shrew, and especially Cleopatra.

These both seem like odd choices to provide inspiration for a little nine year old girl, but for me they lived the way I wished I could have.

On Taking Down Your Christmas Tree

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While many people are shy about discussing politics and religion, both online or in-person, they are not shy about when everyone should take down their Christmas tree. Some choose to take it all down the day after Christmas; their interpretation of Boxing Day. Others insist that it all should be put away on New Year’s Day… leaving a clean slate for the clean new year. I am reluctant to take down my Christmas tree, and one year I kept it up all year. Most years, I took down my tree on Feb 2nd; other years I kept it up until my daughter’s birthday on Feb 13th. This year, the lights on my tree give my little studio apartment some brightness and a connection to my past lives; before my grandmother died, before my daughter died before my husband died. Each of these three celebrated Christmas in their own way, in ways that I blended into my own way.

Apparently, I am not alone in feeling this way about keeping up their Christmas trees. I have been reading comments and articles about not wanting to put away their Christmas ornaments, especially their Christmas tree. The Atlantic Magazine had an article titled.

The Case for Keeping Up Your Christmas Tree Until March

Or even May

By Charlie Warzel

Quotes from that article that really resonated with me:

“It is a bleak scene, made all the worse by the fact that it is unnecessary. The decision to take down our holiday decorations after New Year’s is an arbitrary act of seasonal austerity. Yes, the holidays are over, but the cold, dark days of winter are far from done. And so I propose we put an end to this cruel practice. There is no reason to embrace the new year in darkness. It is time we institute a new practice of keeping up our trees and our lights while we ride out the winter months. Normalize prolonged festivity!

…this isn’t about Christmas or Hanukkah or any specific celebration. It’s about finding ways to make it through the winter doldrums.

Right now, that’s more challenging than ever. The holiday comedown was hard enough before COVID stresses, variant surges, and school closures. And while plenty of people out there are embracing normalcy, millions more with lower risk tolerance are hunkering down to protect themselves or loved ones or to keep the hospital system from straining. It is, for many, a lonely time.

I was not alone and that people are leaving their artificial trees up longer and longer—sometimes year-round. “We so desperately need that light in our lives these days,” she said. “And people are realizing that having them around is a wonderful, uplifting thing.”

Others are buying trees that can change with the seasons, and Valentine’s Day and Halloween trees are sprouting up online.”

I, myself, am planning on taking the Christmas ornaments off of my white Christmas tree, keeping the white lights, and adding heart-shaped Valentine ornaments for Valentine’s Day and my daughter’s birthday.

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Back to the article:

“I found hundreds of accounts of people who had switched to an artificial tree to extend the cozy vibes. Come January 1, the Christmas ornaments come down, but the lights and the golden glow remain.

I believe that the most important part of the holiday season has little to do with any one day or gift. It’s about a change in spirit—one that urges us to take a moment to reflect during a dark and cold stretch of the year, and adds little dashes of color and light to our lives. It’s a time of year that reminds us to be hopeful and to focus on joy where we can find it. I’m not sure why that attitude needs to die on January 1.

I’m not suggesting that we need to leave our trees up all year. (Though Warner and the Christmas Tree Association told me that the perma-tree movement is picking up steam.) Tree timing should be as arbitrary as it is individualized—especially during a pandemic winter. Time is a flat circle. Take your tree down when you’re ready. Or don’t! Apologize for nothing.”

The Perma-Tree Movement and Tree Keeping. I like that!!

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I Wish

Bloguarany 5 What is something you wish you knew how to do?

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When I was a kid, my grandmother bought us a piano, that was put in the basement. I wanted to learn how to play, but my sister got lessons instead. I did learn which notes went with which keys, but I never learned about where the fingers went to play cords. So I just plunked on the piano pretending I know what I was doing. Years later I even had an electric keyboard that connected to my computer so you could learn to play the piano from an online teaching site. But I was so busy, I never had the time to consistently learn and practice.

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Piano music is my favorite because I imagine what it would be like to play that kind of music myself. Musicians like  Rachmaninoff, but also Jim Brickman, Kevin Kern, David Lanz, George Winston, Danny Wright, and yes, even Yanni. I’ve also wanted to learn to play the harp and the cello. Tina Guo is my favorite cellist.

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