Sunday, October 16, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
So, I met this great guy a couple of months ago, at a Memorial Weekend gathering. His name is Kerry, he is a little more than a year older than I, and we hit it off immediately. The first good omen was that he is a longtime friend of my good friend Cori -- always the preferable way to meet someone, if you ask me.
Ironically, we might have met almost a year earlier -- at an engagement party for Cori's daughter that we both attended, but we never ran into each other that night. But so be it: May 30, 2011 was the date of our first fateful meeting.
Anyway, like I said, he is a great guy with many wonderful qualities. We DO have our differences, of course, but we are working those out as the relationship goes along. Which leads me to the first on my list of the five things I like best about Kerry:
1. He shows great respect for me by honoring my wishes and needs and working toward a mutual compromise -- which, yes, sometimes means doing it MY way!
2. He loves to touch and be touched. This adds a wonderful element to our lovemaking, because I think it's sexy as hell!
3. He is extremely kind and thoughtful. This was never so apparent than when he stepped up to provide invaluable assistance during a recent, intense caregiving bout with my parents.
4. He also has a strong streak of devil-may-care, which has led to some fun adventures already (and I'll plead the fifth on providing any details!).
5. He is in this for keeps. I'm still taking things step by step and day by day, but I do sense the possibility of long-term with this guy.
So, stay tuned ... there might very well be a Part 2 to this blog -- five MORE things I like best about Kerry!
Monday, July 11, 2011
The health risks from toxins found in plastics such as water bottles and food containers have been increasingly brought to light in recent years, including by yours truly, in former blogs about dumping BPAs from my kitchen cabinets.
But I never really thought about the dangers lurking in my bedside nightstand -- in the form of the few sex toys that reside there. That is, until I spotted an article about the Green Party of Germany's movement to protect the country's citizens from the toxic plastics found in many of these sex "enhancers."
Says a story in Spiegel:
Dildos and vibrators contain dangerously high levels of phthalates and other
plasticizers, which can cause infertility and hormone imbalances, they
claim. Now the party wants the government to take action to protect the 20
percent of Germans who use sex toys.
The story goes on to say that the Green Party is recommending that people put condoms on their devices when using them. I guess that would work, but way to ruin a mood, huh?!?
Rather, I think it might be time to ditch the dangerous dildos and go green instead, by restocking my "toy chest" with environmentally friendlier products. Here are a couple of websites to get started on this new quest:
Good Vibes Ecorotics
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
So, I get this notice in the mail from an entity called "Estate Trust Asset Recovery," informing me that I'm owed $125.51 from various unclaimed funds. In legal parlance, I'm the "claimant" and the monies due to me are from "property accounts." In order to receive these funds, I need to send this organization personal ID info, and in due time I'll get back $100.51 (the total, minus a $25 cut for ETAR).
Being wary of sending personal info to any unsolicited source, I did an Internet search on "estate asset recovery, Florida," to see whether the company is legit. It is.
I also discovered that, indeed, I AM owed money! But guess what? There's no reason to fork over any finder's fee to anyone. All you need to do is log on to the site fltreasurehunt.org, a government-run site with a searchable database of unclaimed properties in the state of Florida. Fill in the information as you go along, for all accounts you have claim to, and print out the claim form -- which you then mail in with the required proofs of identification (listed clearly on the form).
Woo-hoo! Free money! Well -- not exactly, of course. It's money that was yours all along. But it's kind of like finding cash in your house that you forgot was there -- tucked into the pocket of a pair of jeans; stashed in a fancy going-out purse; stuffed in the back of a junk drawer. Don't you love when that happens? Makes you want to undertake a treasure hunt in other places around the house ...
Just like this blog should make you want to do a treasure hunt on the Web. Oh, and in case you live elsewhere than Florida, or think you might be owed monies in another state, check out the site missingmoney.com, an aggregate of databases from multiple states. Again, it's fairly straightforward to navigate.
Good luck on your treasure hunt for free money!!