Monday, April 30, 2012
I saw this psa type ad a few weeks ago and with all The Avengers movie superhero chatter going on, I'm finding it hard to not project this image onto those characters.
Can you see the Incredible Hulk seeking a suitable condom?
Tricky, but everyone needs protection...even superheroes!
Friday, April 27, 2012
One recipe, from Disneyland [close but inland and for the visiting masses], is: 2 parts Myer's Dark Rum, 2 parts pineapple juice, 3 parts orange juice, 1 part sweet and sour mix, and topped off with 1 part Bacardi 151 rum floated on top.
The other is from cats big boy at Tiki Central and [sounds really close, but I'm not sure of the "almond" bit so we'll try it and see] consists of:
- A full glass of shaved ice.
- A splash of simple syrup. (Available at "Smart and Final")
- A splash of orgeat syrup (gives it that almond flavor). It can also be purchased at Smart and Final. Amaretto is a nice substitution.
- A splash of passion fruit syrup(this is what makes it different from a mai tai). Usually available at Smart and Final or The Liquor Barn.
- light rum. Probably around 2 shots in a brandy sniffer sized glass.
- A mixture of 60% pineapple juice, 40% orange juice.
- A floater of dark rum. Myers is not dark enough. Use either "Whalers" (sold at Trader Joe's) or "Trader Vic's"
2 ounces Myers Light Rum
Equal Parts: Fresh Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Passion Fruit Juice
1.5 ounces Floater of Dark Rum
Made in a large snifter over crushed ice
Wish us luck and get your tiki on!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I'm thinking about my soon to be released book, Come Back in specific and the series in general, and thought since it's Wednesday I'd share where my head was at for the hero(es).
There's no particular reason my reference pics of these men are all b/w, I know what they look like in color and yet the lack thereof does suit the Come series.
Have I mentioned the series is an erotic romance about a trio of shapeshifters?
Thinking about how these pics fit together? Not to worry, I'll share more details once I have cover(s).
Meanwhile, they are inspiring :-)
Monday, April 23, 2012
Summers around the corner, don't forget to wear a hat and lather yourself with sunscreen :-)
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Thora, an elfin woman, has a plan to get her creativity back on track and it involves Mother Nature. To be happy and content, she needs to re-establish their connection and then her artistic energy will once again flow with ease, putting her back in her happy place. Driving home she passes through Fortunes Forest and stops for a walk, only she ends up with so much more. She never expected communing with Mother Nature would turn into a delightfully thorny interlude with a stranger she discovers is also a keeper.
Pleasurable pain changes her needs and dreams, but what about the stranger who takes her?
Thora, a normally strong-willed independent elfin woman, feared her heart would burst from her chest. Already the organ pumped faster and harder than it ever had before. The situation she found herself in had changed for the worse. All she could hear was the speedy hammering of the muscle in her chest.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 06, 2012
Think of getting up and walking to the table for seconds with this permanent napkin hanging between your legs - think MC Hammer pants!
No thank you, not for me but it is an intersting idea.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
It was the 10th Annual Dressed to Kilt fashion show: From Scotland with Love on Monday and in celebration, I simply had to bring out one of my favorite tartan pieces of attire.
They're a good laugh!
Blog originally posted April 16, 2009
This past week I received some fabulous news, Highland Heat will soon be released in paperback - woohoo! As you can guess, my mind right back to Scotland and, well, I forgot I had this gem in my files.
There's still a nip in the air, do you need something to keep your nipples warm? These tartan pasties can be had through Etsy, along with a cute knitted set.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Sorry about that Clark Mallon as taken by Dimitris Theocharis and found on Homotography.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
|Aha oe feii? (Are You Jealous?) by Paul Gauguin|
The Pushkin Museum, Moscow
In the eighties Russia agreed to loan art housed in The Hermitage and Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts that hadn't been seen in decades. Our local museum was one of the locations that the Impressionism and Post-Impressionism work was shown alongside works from the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
I gained two things from this visit that are still with me today.
One is my love for the impressionists. There is something about the colors and various styles that I find quite calming. Monet, Manet, Degas and others I knew, could even recognize their work, but I discovered new pieces from each of these as well as Vuillard, Bonnard and Utrillo at this show. My pleasure found in art was expanded.
The second thing I gained from the show was an interest in Russia itself. Up to that point and for some time afterwards there was limited information to be discovered and that made me even hungrier. In the end, it was one of the subjects I studied at University and even there I found limitations. Its hard to believe such a large country managed to keep a tight hold on its borders and they've only been opened for a little over 20 years.
By the way, when I say Russia, I mean pre-Soviet time. My studies and interest stops at 1917, however, the Come trilogy is set in contemporary times and the Ivanovich brothers have been living in America since they were ten and younger.
Monday, April 02, 2012
Need a hot water bottle and some chicken noodle soup to feel better?
Fine, how about this cover for your ugly but useful heat source?
Sorry, I say no thank you, but to each there own.