1. Money or Fame? Why?
Money. I shy away from fame. I don’t like the spotlight on me with thousands of people. I can handle having attention in small groups. But people who are famous are scrutinized on everything they do.
2. Fish or Chicken?
Depends, in what context? To watch? Fish. To eat? That would be a toss up between prawns and Buffalo chicken wings.
3. Sleeping at night–too warm or too cold?
I’m like Goldilocks… and I want it to be just right. If I’m too cold or too warm, I can’t sleep at all. Ideally, my best sleeping conditions are several warm blankets and the window open, even in winter.
4. Beard or Moustache? Why?
Both… I get turned on by men my age with a graying beard and mustache to match the hair on their heads. And love the scratchy, tickling feel of both between my legs.
5. Cars–classic or modern?
Oh, classic, hands down. It seems like all of the cars these days all look the same or look like toasters on wheels. My first car was a 1966 Navy Blue Mustang, but I almost bought a 1957 Chevy. I’d love to have both today. But ultimately, I’d love to have one of these:
If I was rich, I would have a collection of classic cars that I would never drive, just look at.
6. Which holds more beauty–smile or eyes?
Eyes first, and then smile. I distrust people who never smile. But eyes truly are the window of the soul.
7. Soothing the soul–hiking or shopping?
For me neither. I tend to live by this quote:
“I prefer thought to action, an idea to an event, reflection to activity.”
While I like spending money and buying things, I’ve never liked wandering from store to store just looking. I know what I want, I want to get in, get it and get out.
Bonus: What is your favorite type of foreplay?
First a devilish glint in his eye.
Bondage and toys and a little bit of spanking.
Edging using whatever he chooses.
1. When was the last time you _____ ? (Now answer your question).
Used your feet in various ways?
It’s now been more than half of my lifetime. No more wearing heels, dancing, running, skating, and now barely walking.
2. I’m bored, what should I do?
I’m never bored. I have 365 pages of lists of things I can do. What I run out of is energy, time, and motivation.
3. Who is the smartest person you know? Why do you say this?
That’s a tough question, and I’m not sure I have an answer. Most people I know are intelligent in some aspect of their life.
4. Are you awesome?
Hardly! But I am good enough!!
5. If you could take any reality show off the air, which one would it be?
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I’ve been fascinated with asymmetrical earrings since seeing them first in Billy Joel’s music video “We Didn’t Start the Fire”.
My great-grandmother was born in Germany, and she passed down family recipes to her daughter, which my grandmother introduced to her grandchildren.
Typical dishes were her version of apple crisp (no oatmeal), lentil bean soup, and potato pancakes.
German Potato Pancakes
6 lg Potatoes — mashed
2 Well-beaten Eggs
1 1/2 tb Flour
1/4 ts Baking powder
1 1/2 ts Salt
1 sm Grated onion
Mix the above ingredients. Drop by spoonfuls into 1/4 inch cooking oil. Turn to brown on both sides. This makes about 12 (3-inch) cakes. Good served with applesauce.
How come people who don’t want children don’t get sterilized? Yes it’s their bodies and it’s up to them but why run the risk of getting pregnant if you “don’t want children”. I wonder if they’d feel the same if they couldn’t have children at all.
That’s a great theory until you examine the facts.
Many doctors, especially male doctors, believe that women’s main focus in life is to have children, and will refuse to sterilize women who are under 30, or even 40. Considering the climate of the country these days, that mentality is just going to get worse.
For women to get their tubes tied, it’s a relatively easy operation but again, some doctors won’t do it unless it’s after giving birth. It’s much easier for men to get a vasectomy, but a lot of men refuse to do that because they don’t want someone else dictating what they can do with their own bodies, imagine that?
Have you been “fixed”?
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Repost from July 8, 2008, with a few revisions and additions.
I hate the word obesity, to begin with, but who in their infinite wisdom has decided that fat people are in a crisis? Is it because they feel this is one group they can use guilt and fear as a means to control? After all, weight loss programs, foods, and books are big business. All you have to do is watch TV commercials, especially on shows targeted at women. And people like Kirstie Alley, Valerie Bertinelli, and Marie Osmond wouldn’t lie to us, would they? And I used to like these actresses.
Of course, Jennie Craig and Nutrasystems work for those who are used in the ads… they not only get the food and program for free but they get paid for eating them as well. That doesn’t work for the rest of us. And seriously, when they go off the diet, they usually gain their weight back. If they didn’t, these companies would go out of business. Years ago, I tried Nutrasystems.. it didn’t work at all, and I felt the so-called counselors were nothing more than bullies.
I tried it again, thinking it would be easier just to microwave the meals. The food was more complicated, more expensive, and didn’t taste any better than it did before, and I gained weight. I’m not used to eating four meals a day.
Sorry, but I don’t buy into the theory that being fat contributes to high blood pressure, diabetes, and death. There is a man who weighs over 600 pounds and has none of the risk factors that are usually attributed to fat people. I weigh over 300 pounds and don’t have diabetes or high blood pressure, and I’m certainly not dead. And until someone can explain to me why my 125-pound, active, healthy 16-year-old daughter died for no reason, I’m not going to believe my weight will kill me. I’ve survived a near-fatal car accident, a premature birth, cancer, and other problems, but at age 71, I’m still here.
Here are some of the things I found online…
“ABC News’ special report on the obesity crisis threatening the US.”
“The nation’s scales are going up…up…up…and it’s clear that we have an obesity health crisis on our hands.”
Why is that clear? People are living to an older age too… and ages are going up… up… up, is that a health crisis too?
“A third possibility — and the one that Knopman leans toward — is that obesity, including a large belly, is a marker for poor health, dementia…”
Hmm… I remember when runner Jim Fix, all skin and bones, collapsed and died from a heart attack while running. My mother weighs maybe 110 pounds and has dementia… Sorry, it doesn’t add up to me.
“Solving the obesity crisis. I read two items in the news guaranteed to make obese people and the parents who raise them feel guilty.”
Ah, there is that guilt trip again…
“Between 1980 and 2000, obesity rates doubled among adults.”
Could it possibly be because the number of adults also doubled?
“Rush Limbaugh blamed “the left” and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) for “the latest crisis” of “obesity.”
And I imagine he is blaming witchcraft as well…
“Parents are starting to take some drastic steps to help their obese teens lose weight.”
At what cost?
“I expect that, in the next three to five years, the obesity crisis will transition into something more easily handled by our health care..”
I’m not even sure what this will mean. Will we be drugged to comply?
“The obesity epidemic isn’t just plaguing the US, but Mexico ranks as the second highest obese population in the world.”
Oh, now it’s a plague. Will this become the new Black Plague? (Written before Covid)
So, basically, because some people…
a. don’t like fat people
b. can use fat people to blame things on
c. can make money off of fat people
Everyone has decided the world has an obesity problem. Aren’t there more important things to worry about and put money and effort into? Such as…
People telling me how I should look are as narrow-minded and selfish as those who tell me what religion I should practice and what to believe.
Get off my back, okay? I’m sure you all have things you need to take care of in your own life, so stop trying to control mine!!
I can’t do much these days, but I can speak out on social injustices, and I am. Racism, sexism, misogyny, gay rights, rape culture, fatphobia, ableism, and ageism. We have a long way to go, and at times it feels like two steps forward and one step back.
But this idea that old people having sex is getting annoying. First a TV commercial of a young teenage boy coming down the stairs and hearing weird noises from his grandparent’s bedroom and he thinks they are having “old people sex”. A few years ago there was another TV commercial of an older man and older woman having “kitchen table sex,” and it sounded like someone was moaning and groaning and the fire department broke down the door. They were embarrassed to find two naked grandparents in the middle of passionate sex. And recently on the TV series “Mom” they were talking about “old people sex… ewww!!” And then there was the “young” woman (who was 40) on a site I used to visit who was laughing at the fact that she found sex toys in the house she just bought. The house belonged to a couple in their 60s and she wondered what two old people were doing with handcuffs, a ball gag, and a whip… she couldn’t imagine old people having kinky sex. And then she complained about getting older; she didn’t want to give up sex. I had news for her… she was creeping up to “old” really quickly already. But the good news was that she didn’t have to give up sex when she got older. Where does this idea come from????
Eight years ago I wrote an article about Sex After Fifty I am now over 70 and sex is still important to me. I’m going to repeat some of what I wrote then because those in the back aren’t paying attention!!
“I just read an article that basically said the same thing as to what I was thinking… “Why is it that the younger generation still has the misconception that anyone over the age of 40 does not, or cannot have sex?” On this site, there were two comments about “older people” and sex, like what are they doing on Saturday nights (in regards to sex and sex toys) and laments about dreading about getting old.
Every generation of people when they turn 20 years old think that when they discover sex, they are the first to do so and no one has ever experienced fucking like they have, that previous generations never had it like this, and they just will never understand! Yeah, right. Yes, I know, we did too… there was a motto that said, “Never trust anyone over 30.” It made sense at the time, but we never dreamed that time would go by so quickly, and we would suddenly BE over thirty!!
There is a line in a movie that says, “We didn’t create sex; we just perfected it”.
Sex is nothing new. I know that. I knew that then, as most people did. I also realized that in previous generations not everyone waited until after marriage to lose their virginity. My family history is proof of this as more than half of the women in my family were pregnant on their wedding day and gave birth to 9lb premature babies 5 months after the wedding. Sure.
When did baby boomers and hippies suddenly get old? Actually, we didn’t. It’s just the perception of those who are younger.
For some reason, anyone under 40 believes the things that they see in TV and magazine ads. That older people are just sitting around, waiting to die.
We are going to concerts rocking to classic rock, we are writing books, we are running businesses, and some of us are happily retired; we are still questioning things in society, we are protesting wars, looking out for the environment, challenging religious teachings, and yes, we are having awesome, hot, erotic, and kinky sex (including whips and handcuffs).
Sex doesn’t end because we get old. It stops for a 100 other reasons, all which can affect anyone of any age. Only our bodies get old, but our brains don’t… we are whatever age we think we are.
And for those who are in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s… don’t blink, because you will be us sooner than you think.”
You should be cheering that we are still having sex, as it means that you will too, and it IS sooner than you think.
When Mrs. Fever presented this prompt Shoes, I knew it was one that I had to write about. I think I’ve had a shoe fetish since I was a tiny little girl.
As a child, I wasn’t allowed to have toy cars to play with because those were toys for boys only. So I used my parent’s shoes… my dad’s boots were trucks and my mom’s shoes were the cars. My mother milked another 30 minutes of sleep by letting me play in her closet.
When I was about 2-1/2, we lived in a big green house behind Raff’s Shoe store, which was across the street from Northgate. This was about 1953, three years after Northgate shopping mall opened up as the first mall in the country. Now, after 70 years, Northgate just recently closed up shop.
But in 1953 it was almost brand new, and the area grew rapidly. I had a little friend named Freddy, and Freddy and I loved to sneak into the backdoor of the shoe store and pull down boxes of shoes to play… yes, cars and trucks. Hey, we were poor, and you had to find your fun wherever you could. One day the manager caught us and chased us out of the door with a broom!
My love of shoes continued as I grew up. In grade school, I refused to wear saddle shoes and socks and would only wear flats and Mary Janes. To this day, I hate wearing socks. I would wear knee socks but not anklets and preferred tights instead.
When I got old enough to buy my own shoes, I went nuts. I couldn’t just go into a shoe store and come out with just one pair. I had to buy at least three but mostly ended up with 6-7 pairs with each shoe-buying trip.
I spent a lot of time at Chandler’s, Thom McAn, Kinney’s, Nordstroms, Bon Marche, Frederick and Nelson’s, and Jay Jacobs, just to mention a few.
Even now I love looking at designer shoes, although I gave up long ago being able to wear any of them. In fact, due to the damage to my leg and foot, I rarely wear shoes at all anymore. I’m always barefoot. When I go out, I’m in a wheelchair, so I’m barefoot even then.
When Polyvore was still around… I loved to style clothing sets, and great shoes were always a part of the set, like in this set…
If I was rich, I would collect two things… classic cars and designer shoes… designers like Gucci, Jimmy Choo…
and of course, Christian Louboutin….
And shoes like these…
1. What movie can you watch over and over and never tire?
Steel Magnolias. Every time I watch it, I know what is going to happen, but I still cry at the end. I love the “circle of life” of the movie hitting each season and holiday. I relate to the part where M’Lynn talks about Shelby’s death; “I was there when that wonderful creature drifted into my life, and I was there when she drifted out.” That’s how I felt when my daughter died. I was with her at her birth (obviously), and I was with her at her death.
2. Who is someone you only met once but they left a big impression on you?
The only one who comes to mind was a man I encountered when I was walking downtown. I’ve told this story so often, and it always makes me feel good when I do. He was an older dapper gentleman, and I was a young girl, about 18. We both stopped at the corner from the red light, and he looked over at me, so I smile. He tipped his hat and winked, and I was totally enchanted, just charmed by this simple gesture. Fifty years later I still am.
3. If you had to run away from everyone, where would you hide yourself?
The top floor of a high-rise condo with a door that is triple locked.
4. What is the worst topping to put on a pizza?
Pineapple.. no anchovies, yes, anchovies…. and pineapple.
5. What do you spend most of your time doing?
Readin’ and writin’… my first-grade teacher would be so proud. I was talking about this with my brother…. our mother died of Alzheimer’s at the age of 84. I can’t think of anything worse than losing your memories because you end up losing your identity too. My mother rarely read because she had difficulty in reading; she dropped out of high school in her junior year. The only thing she ever wrote was letters, and her letters were beautiful and elegant. We tried to get her to write her autobiography, but she insisted there was nothing to say. So I try to read and constantly write to keep my brain exercised. I also don’t drink or smoke, because I believe her smoking and drinking contributed to her dementia.
Bonus: If you could pick any animal to talk, which would it be?
An Orca Killer Whale. I grew up around these fantastic creatures. I had the opportunity to feed Namu and scratch his back with a rake. My brother swam with him, and I walked on Namu’s back. I felt an immediate connection with him. A gentle giant if ever there was one.