“I’m pretty sure we have all had a crush on at least one musician in our lifetime. I can think of a handful that I wouldn’t kick out of bed right now..haha. This reminds me of those folded-up posters in the teen magazines that you could tear out and it would become a wall hanging. Most of the people featured were actors but every now and then a musician would make an appearance.
The memory of those magazines is what brought forth the idea of the next prompt-
If you could sleep with one musician who would it be? Why would you pick that musician?”
I have two answers for this. The list is long of who I would like to sleep with, but since I can only have one, it would be Joe Elliot of Def Leppard. To me, he is simply delicious…
I have all of their albums… and love this song and how Joe Elliott looks singing it.
I have a video DVD of the history of the band. They said they were overwhelmed by all of the attention from girls and they took advantage of it all. They would have girls (and their mothers) in a room under the stage and the the girls (and their mothers) would all be naked and whenever the band took a break, they went down to the room where the naked women would give them blowjobs and then they would go back on stage.
ps… two others are Bret Michaels of Poison and Timothy B. Schmit of Eagles and Poco, oh, and Robert Plant of Led Zepplin… oh my… so many more.
I actually did sleep with a musician, although he wasn’t famous. He was in a band that did the Pacific Northwest club circuit. The name of the band was Burgundy Express and they played at Pier 70, Golden Tides and Aquarius Tav/Parker’s Ballroom. They did record an album that I still have 45 years later.
The book I wrote and published is based on this idea. It’s called Wings of Light and it’s based on some events that happened in my daughter’s life, including one day when she was about 2 and we were out for a walk. She stopped and crouched down to see a caterpillar. She looked up to me and asked,
She stood straight up and stomped on the caterpillar.
My story goes on telling about how and why that wasn’t such a good idea.
I wrote this story on Jan 29, 2001, when I was still somewhat religious… not the devout Christian I once was, but still a syncretic blend of Christianity and Wicca, which is why the story mentions angels and God. I’ve evolved quite a bit in nearly 20 years. My daughter died on Sept 14, 2000 at the age of 16.
Please be forewarned; there is a picture at the end of this post of my daughter in her casket. It’s not meant to be scary, in fact her five year old cousin said she looked like Sleeping Beauty. I’ve included it here because the picture is already all over the Internet… I’ve been amazed at the various places I’ve discovered so I decided to include it here as well. It was the last picture ever taken of her. Like sex, death is fact of life, it’s not evil, obscene or scary. It just is.
Here is my story:
Wings of Light Written by Cindi Dean Wafstet Jan 29, 2001
Once upon a time, a glistening castle stood tall in the Kingdom of Serenity. But the castle was anything but serene after the Princess was born.
They called her Princess No-No because “no” was the only word she ever said.
One day when she was but three years of age, she was frolicking in the woods. The Princess encountered a tiny Faery who looked like a glittering orb of light.
Intrigued, she looked closely at the wee being, and asked, “Who are you?”
“I am a fine Faery, and I am here to help you become your destiny.”
The Princess looked at the Faery and said, “I wish to be an Angel.”
The Faery shook her head no.
“My little Princess,” said the Faery, “You are not ready to be an Angel yet.”
The Princess was not used to hearing the word “no”. She was only used to saying it herself.
This angered the little Princess.
She looked down and saw a fuzzy black and yellow caterpillar resting on the fallen leaves.
“Caterpillar sleeping?” Princess No-No asked the Faery.
“Yes,” replied the Faery.
Princess No-No defiantly stood tall, lifted her foot and brought it down hard on the caterpillar.
“No,” she said, “Caterpillar dead!”
The Faery looked sadly at the caterpillar and then at the Princess.
“That is why you are not ready to be an Angel. That caterpillar was destined to be a beautiful butterfly. You must learn to respect life before you will be ready to be an Angel.”
The Faery flew away, and the Princess watched her go feeling very confused.
Princess No-No never again killed another living thing. She learned to love and respect all of life’s creatures.
Each year she asked the Faery is she was ready to be an Angel yet.
“No,” said the Faery, “Not yet.”
The Princess would lie on the grass and watch the busy ants at their work. They taught her about responsibility and about taking care of one another.
She hugged the brawny trees and they taught her about strength and stability and growth.
She talked to her colorful feather friends of the sky who taught her about wonder and freedom.
She talked to her courageous four-legged animal friends who taught her about survival and family.
The amazing creatures of the seas and rivers taught her about determination and beauty.
She listened the melodies and tones of the wind and learned to sing and dance.
From the warmth of the sun, she learned to give and love, and from the reflection of the moon, she learned about life’s mysteries and about being a woman.
From the playful snowflakes, she learned how to reflect and laugh, and from the soulful raindrops, she learned how to cry.
Every year, Princess No-No still asked to be an Angel.
And every year, the Faery still said, “Not yet.”
When the Princess was sixteen, the Faery finally told her, “Yes.”
The Faery christened her Princess CleoShia and turned her into a Sleeping Beauty.
All of the Princess’ friends were heartbroken that their friend was no longer with them.
Through the Princess’ friends, the Faery saw that the Princess had indeed learned her lessons well.
CleoShia had tried very hard to make amends for killing the poor caterpillar so many years before.
Suddenly around the Faery appeared a multitude of beautiful butterflies in all colors, sizes, and shapes.
The Faery knew that butterflies meant rebirth, and that they were God’s answer.
Princess CleoShia was transformed into a magnificent Angel. Her black hair shone brightly and brilliant white feathered wings spread out from her back to reach the ground. Behind CleoShia’s head was a halo of bright golden light.
CleoShia smiled at the Faery and said simply, “Thank you.”
“Thank you,” said the Faery, “You have learned your lessons well, and God is pleased. The Gods beckon you to heaven. There you shall be a guardian Angel, to watch over all of your family and friends.”
Princess No-No, now the Angel CleoShia turned and saw a long tunnel and at the end of the tunnel was a bright, white light. The light at the end of the tunnel was her future. She knew she had learned and sacrificed greatly for this honor.
CleoShia walked towards the light as she heard a voice say,
“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
(Drawing was done and poem written by Courtney shortly before her death. I didn’t find either until after she died. The poem was used by her classmates as a tribute to her in the high school yearbook for the class of 2002)
Your Guardian Angel By CleoShia (Courtney) CE: 2000
I was driving down the road Coming to see you I was having a great time Couldn’t wait to talk to you I was worshipping and singing to the Lord When our of nowhere Someone ran a stop sign I saw a white tunnel Like everyone sees I couldn’t believe what happened How could someone do this to me? I wasn’t ready to go I had to see you one last time I heard a voice from the light “If you don’t come now You will never be able to go” I decided to stay I had to make sure someone Would always be there for you I stood in your room You didn’t know I was there But you sensed someone was in the room When ever you feel that sensation Remember me I will always be your guardian angel For the rest of your life
1. What do you need most right now, a friend or a lover? Why?
Both, and they don’t need to be the same person, but it’s fine if it is.
2. What song do you not know the lyrics of but you like to sing anyway?
Oh, so many to choose from. I often up Amazon music or Youtube Music and let it rip. But the first song that comes to mind of Bohemian Rapsody by Queen.
3. Tell 3 things you recommend to watch on Youtube.
Music, which can include all kinds of genres, from classical to classic rock.
Craft videos, my favorite at the moment is doll crafts by myfroggystuff.
Holiday videos for crafts and decorating.
4. What cartoon (include animated series) do you still watch?
Not many anymore unless I come across Rocky and Bullwinkle and George of the Jungle. Now that’s old school.
5. Have you conquered one of your fears? What was it?
I’m not afraid of much anymore. Other than two, people sneaking up on me, and the state of the country and what kind of mentality we might be subject to.
Bonus: At this point in time, would you rather travel or focus on your career? Why?
Neither. At this point, my career and travel plans are just getting to the bathroom in time. It sucks getting old.
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The first time I put up a Halloween tree, about 1989, people thought I was nuts. One parent proclaimed, “It’s not Christmas!!” That’s right,” I retorted, “And this is not a Christmas tree!”
I mean, it was just a pot of black branches covered with orange lights with black ribbons and dried moss. How does that say “Christmas”??
Since then, Halloween trees have become very popular and actually do use Christmas trees, usually artificial. There are oodles of ways to create a Halloween tree. Below are just a few of the ways:
Make a Halloween tree; paint branches black and gather into a vase with black stones for anchors. Add orange and purple Halloween lights, drape with dried moss and thin black ribbons. Add black, orange, silver and purple ornaments (many of those could be handmade), top with a black witches hat.
Or use a second hand Christmas tree and spray paint it black.
Start reading one Halloween book now.. if you can read a book a week, you can get through 4 of them before the witching hour.
Book suggestions: Practical Magic, The Rules of Magic, and Magic Lessons Wicked and Son of Witch Wizard of Oz Twilight Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice Queen of the Damned Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith (first in the series) Blood Lust (there are a lot of books with this title mostly dealing with vampires, lust and blood) Salem’s Lot by Stephen King Dracula by Bram Stoker The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury The Shining by Stephen King Frankenstein by Mary Shelley The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson The Uninvited: The True Story of the Union Screaming House by Steven LaChance The Haunting of Hill House The Graveyard by Neil Gaiman The Exorcist Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allen Poe
When I was a kid in the ’50s, Halloween wasn’t just a day; it was an event. First, there was a costume parade at school along with a party in our classroom, and then a school carnival (at least at my elementary school), and then coming home and waiting until it finally got dark and headed out with that pillowcase to trick or treat up and down three streets from 65th to 55th… getting full-size Hershey bars, popcorn balls, caramel apples, none of this fun-size crap. Sometimes we trick or treated for Unicef. One year, my friend had a party in her garage after trick or treating… we did all of the usual including bobbing for apples and the hanging donut game.
These days, Halloween is even more than just one event. There are dozens of things you can do to celebrate Halloween, so it makes sense to devote the entire month of October to celebrating this fun and special holiday
The above image is my Oktoberfest set made in the PetCity1 game.
Oktoberfest takes place in the last part of September and originated in Germany. It began in 1810 to celebrate a royal marriage:
“The occasion for the first Oktoberfest in 1810 was the wedding of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. On October 12th, 1810 the festivities began and they ended on October 17th with a horse race.”
“The wedding was celebrated with multiple days of drinking, feasting and horse races. The celebration then became an annual event”
Events in Munich includes “the Parade of Oktoberfest Landlords and Breweries, the Official Tapping of the Keg on Opening Day (at the Schottenhamel tent), the Oktoberfest Mass, the Böllerschießen (handheld canon salute) in front of the Bavaria statue, and the Open-Air Oktoberfest Music Concert Fest.”
“Why is Oktoberfest in September and not October?
As the festival got longer, the starting dates were moved into September because the days were longer and the weather was warmer. Visitors could stay out later to enjoy the gardens and the famous fields that make up the festival grounds without getting chilly.”
Lederhosen and Dirndl. It doesn’t matter if you have German heritage or simply want to embrace the festivities—everyone is encouraged to wear traditional Bavarian attire during Oktoberfest. … https://www.wikihow.com/Wear-a-Dirndl
Wooden clothespins with special names/designs on them are a common sight at Oktoberfest. They’re known locally as Glupperl, and make the perfect nametags/keepsakes for your Oktoberfest party.
rubber duckies wearing dirndls and lederhosen
Beer and Steins.
Create a welcoming space where your party guests can try out different traditional German beers, alongside other European favorites. Have taste-testers vote on which is their favorite Oktoberfest beer, or ask them to guess which they think they’re drinking based on the taste.
Enjoy a Mug Rootbeer Float
Spezi:half Fanta, half Coca-Cola. It’s one of the most popular soft drinks in Bavaria. You can easily DIY it by mixing any cola with any orange soda!
Bread slices with Bavarian toppings (e.g. Leberkäse)
Mini-salads in mason jars (e.g. German potato salad)
A Bavaria-inspired charcuterie platter with various kinds of cheese and cold cuts
Apple strudel and roasted almonds
Here are two delicious recipes I have in my collection:
Oktoberfest Brewer’s Casserole Serves 4
14 oz diced beef 2/3 cup dark beer good 3/4 cup bouillon 1/2 tsp salt dash black pepper 1 bay leaf 1 tsp basil 1 crushed garlic clove 2 tbs chopped parsley 1/2 – 1 tbs tomato purée 1 shredded leek 2 sliced carrots 1/2 tbs flour + a little water
Pour beer, bouillon, salt, spices, garlic, parsley, and tomato purée in a pot. Bring to a boil. Add the meat, little by little, and let boil for 1 1/2 – 2 hours. Add the vegetables and boil on low heat for 10 minutes.
Mix water and flour, add this thickening, and let boil for another 5 minutes. Serve with boiled potatoes, pickled gherkin (cucumber), and a salad. Enjoy!
Germany-Beer-Basted Sausage with Caramelized Onions and German Mustard 8 sausages, such as bratwurst, knackwurst or wieners 4 ozs. Oktoberfest beer 2 ozs. hot Dusseldorf mustard 3 ozs. oil 16 ozs. yellow onion, peeled, quartered and sliced very thin
Place oil in a large nonstick skillet (12-in. diameter) and add the sliced onions. sauté over low heat, stirring often, until onions are golden brown, soft and caramelized. Do not let burn. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir in the hot Dusseldorf mustard. Set aside. Prepare a grill, and cook sausages, basting with Oktoberfest beer every minute or so. Serve the grilled sausages with the mustard-seasoned onions. (Note: you may prefer the traditional sauerkraut, which is delicious when heated with whole brown mustard seeds)
I would include my grandmother’s potato pancakes and apple crisp.
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 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.
Autumn Apple Crisp
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup butter or margarine (not soft) 5-6 cups of apples, peeled and sliced
Mix brown sugar, flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Spread sliced apples over the bottom of a buttered square baking pan. Sprinkle with crumbly mixture over apples, patting lightly with fingers. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream orice cream.
And don’t forget the big soft pretzels and German mustard, the aforementioned sauerkraut, and of course beer.