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Why I Sleep with Herks…

I did something the nuns who taught me would definitely NOT approve of me doing. OK, to be honest, there’s quite a few things the nuns would not approve of, however, I am referring to one thing in particular at the moment. When I was young, I wanted to be a nun. I think the … Continue reading »

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Men, Their Meat, and Pleasing Women

I found this prowling around the internet and HAD to share. I’m not sure who to credit for it, but it’s hysterical and TRUE! HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!! We are about to enter the summer and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity, as … Continue reading »

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Butt-Dancing, Pole-Dancing, Disco Dancing – It’s All Good

Zbyszek turned into a lovely, snow-covered tree. That’s what my friends told me that New Year’s Eve night many, many moons ago in Poland. He had been madly in love with my friend Grazyna – who, it turned out, was madly in love with someone else. And apparently, she told him so that night. In his despair – … Continue reading »

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“Mommy, You’re 60 Pounds and 8 Minutes!”

Sometimes too much information, to the wrong person, at the wrong time – can be a bit, well, comical – depending on how much ibuprofen you have on hand. My youngest will be turning 4 soon. Of course in her mind she’s 14, and on an intellectual level with my oldest. So when Daughter #2, … Continue reading »

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Diamonds, Champagne and the Most Awesome Hot Tub Experience I Have Ever Had…

I love to bang. On dolomite. The rhythmic pounding on rock with rock hammers and chisels, in hopes of having water-clear, double terminated Herkimer Diamonds come spilling out onto the grey dust gives me just an incredible rush.  Actually, they more like come flying out – looking perfectly faceted. Seeing the glittery rainbow sparkle peek … Continue reading »

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“Welcome to Mommy’s Bloody Mary.”

Holy. Moley. Canoli. Another fantastic summer has slipped through my fingers – no matter how hard I tried to hold onto it. Delicious memories sprinkled heavily with fabulous foods and drinks and most of all, laughter. LOTS of laughter. Now, as the hot sunshine begins it’s sexy romance with the harbingers of winter, my house is … Continue reading »

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I’ve Got 8 Bottles of Frisky-Hued Nail Polish, So What the Heck Am I Still Doing in NY?

I’ve been dragging my feet lately regarding our move to either the Cape or Myrtle Beach. And the reason is the weather. Putting aside the slight drought, it’s been gorgeous just about every single day. Closing your eyes and sipping a cool drink is a lot easier than poring over thousands of houses. Dreaming of … Continue reading »

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“Mom…I Have Issues Eating Food That Looks the Same Coming Out as it Does Going In!”

My father’s darkroom. Back when he was alive, I would spend countless hours sitting down there with him. The soft red couch he had is still there and feels familiar to my skin as I tuck my legs under myself and close my eyes. This room is where I go to do serious thinking – … Continue reading »

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Thinking Naughty and Nice in June…

Pssst…. I started doing it again. I started doing it on vacation. I really didn’t think I would start doing it so soon, but apparently, I am weak… and it felt so good. That surge of satisfaction knowing I was going to make someone very, very happy ribboned itself around my body and hugged me with the sensation one gets … Continue reading »

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“Maybe I Just Need to be Spanked?”

Just like most girls, I have toys. And my favorite toy is, admittedly, on the smallish side – but boy, when it gets going – it’s insanely hot and I could play with it all night if I could.

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