Too funny! I was watching NKOTB videos this morning on Youtube. (Hey, cut me a fucking break... I don't make fun of any of you... well, unless you're going out with some crazy ass crack whore... ah, never mind...) But anyhow, I saw this video of the NKOTB song titles "Dirty Dancing" and laughed my ass off. Nothing like New Kids in medieval Germany dancing around. Now Joe is smokin' hot as usual, but the payoff comes in the end. I swear Donnie gets knocked out in the end when someone throws a metal chastity belt at his head when they're on stage at the end of the song. Totally cracked my ass up. I mean, you don't see that everyday. I thought it was awesome.
Sadly the video isn't available to post here, but I found this video/interview that includes a big chunk of the song. (Including the chastity belt ending! Yay!)
In BDSM there is usually a Dominant being served by their submissive. The sub relinquishes all control to their owner during their sessions. There can be role play involved, bondage, flogging, collars and leashes, etc. (At some point I will cover specific fetishes such as strap ons, CBT, and even pony play) This power exchange can be so intense that the sub may enter what is referred to as "sub space". It can be compared to a jogger's high; a euphoric period when the sub forgets who they even are. For a Dominant the rush comes from the feelings of power and control. *It should also be noted that some people live a 24/7 Dominant/submissive lifestyle. This too will be covered more in depth later.*
Many forms of play between a Dom and a sub involve begging. A sub can be told (or made) to beg for whatever it is they want... be that serve their Dom to the point of orgasm, or to be able for themselves to have an orgasm. (Subs must always have permission to orgasm. That is part of the control they willing hand over to their owner) Begging is a huge part of the control trip and should be included in every session. (Large amounts of flattery seem to work as well...) And of course, whenever a sub is allowed to do/have whatever it is they were begging for, big thank yous to their Dom are always in order. :)
So there's a restaurant on the north side of Chicago on Milwaukee where my girls and I go to sometimes for breakfast. They serve these "skillet" type breakfasts that are really good. I always get the "Gypsy Skillet" in honor of Stevie Nicks... LOL So our one friend Roxanne always orders the "Meat Lover's" skillet - with no ham. Now we have all given her various degrees of shit over this because if you loved all the meat, you wouldn't ask to keep the ham out... LOL (We also thought she said Meat Lovers with no meat the first time she said no ham, whole other story...) Rox saw this pic in a magazine and texted it to me proving her point that not everyone likes ham for breakfast. But rest assured just because she actually has proof ham is unloved, every time she makes her special order, we're still gonna give her a hard time.
It seems that the Kindle just keeps getting better and better. I was considering getting a Nook at Christmas time, but now I think I'm going to try to get a Kindle. I've seen them in person and I thought they were really cool. I'm hoping the prices go down around Christmas because I want the one that's got the 3G and costs 189.00. If you want to check them out yourself, go to amazon.com.
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I love this video ad for corsets from "Hips and Curves". The guy is pretty good looking and the music and voice over reminds me of the beginning of a porn. LOL Still pretty cool and well done. It's sexy and it works, even though it made me giggle a little.
Weyn's historical novel climaxes with the sinking of the Titanic, but it begins in 1898 when narrator Jane, the second of five sisters, is four years old and observing her mother, a medium, contact the spirit world for the first time. That same life-changing day, on their way to a spiritualist community outside Buffalo, N.Y., the newly-fatherless family is caught in an artificial earthquake caused by real-life scientist Nikola Tesla. The beginning of the novel centers on the girls' mother's spiritual work, with Jane unsure of her mother's clairvoyance. Science has an equally important role, as Jane becomes obsessed with Tesla, following his career in the paper and then seeking him out. The story's pace is slow, but it picks up as the years pass, and Jane falls in love with Tesla's assistant, Thad. After a trip to England, the sisters find themselves on the Titanic-the author uses a touch of the fantastic to provide a (mostly) happy conclusion. The interplay of science, spirituality, history and romance will satisfy.
ANNMARIE SAYS: I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I admit I bought this book because of the interesting cover and because I knew it had the Titanic in it. I'm reading a lot of YA books I picked up at the Scholastic book fair at school this spring. The storyline was so unique and I really enjoyed how the Titanic was woven into the book. As I was reading this the style reminded me a lot of Richard Peck (who wrote the books with Blossom Culp as the main character, such as Ghosts I Have Been). The cool thing about this book was how fact and fiction were blended so seamlessly together. The romance between Jane and Thad was incredibly sweet and, dare I go out on a limb... more romantic than anything I read in Twilight. I would definitely recommend this to any teen or adult who likes books about ghosts, the Titanic, or romance.
First of all I am a Chicago girl! I'm a member of the Romance Writers of America along with the Chgo. North Chapter. I am published at Resplendence Publishing, New Concepts, and Red Rose Publishing. My work is available in both e books and print. (Amazon, Barnes & Noble.com, fictionwise.com) This blog is for my romance writing. If you are interested in my non fiction, then click the non fiction link found below.