Monthly Archives: November 2009

Watch for This at Auction

Amanda B 25 A news item caught my “ear” (it was on the radio) the other day: the early Twentieth Century Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton had buried two crates of Scotch whiskey during his unsuccessful attempt to reach the South … Continue reading

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Meg At Home On our way home today. Another long drive, and driving through Chicago is never fun, especially on a holiday weekend. Not sure if I’ll have a post on Monday, since we arrive mid-evening today. The cold and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Recap

Sensual Julia Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I spent mine surrounded by Catholic iconography at my mother-in-law’s house. For the first year in a long time, I was not involved in making the feast. I helped stuff the turkey, … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Paige 10 Hope everyone is enjoying a pleasant and overfed holiday. We are a few hours away from Turkey here, but have plenty of wine to lubricate our way. Nothing else of substance, as should be. ———————— Who has now … Continue reading

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Vampires and Eroticism

Zoya High Key 8 Vampires are wonderful erotic subjects. Why else would Bram Stoker make both of Dracula’s principal victims beautiful young women? HBO knew this when producing their well-regarded serial, True Blood, which shows Anna Paquin to much better … Continue reading

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Cameras & Models

Allison Returns 2-16 It’s been coming for some months, ever since she discovered the pleasures of self-portrayal, but now another gal has turned the corner from excellent model to potentially excellent photographer. My favorite young woman, Brooke Lynne. I’ve observed … Continue reading

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World’s End

Claire Geometry A number of factors, including the excessively imaginative 2012 movie, got me thinking about various apocalyptic visions. What are vaguely realistic possibilities for the end of the world? Impact by an asteroid or comet Heat death (most likely … Continue reading

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Light on Emily 3 Will be putting in the final window seals today. Temperatures in the 50s, which means the sealant should affix nicely. Then up go the inside storms, and we’re insulated for the winter. ‘Bout time. Guthrie last … Continue reading

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Mandatory Suspension of Disbelief

Brooke’s Twirly Skirt 12 I lost count of the number of instances of disbelief I had to suspend: 2012 is, to date, the mother of all disaster movies. Special effects are damn good, the story is ridiculous, and the experience … Continue reading

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Emily H 1 Nothing profound this morning, and certainly nothing worthy of competing with young Emily, at right … ———– … except this: I started watching The West Wing third season last night. I had forgotten that the first episode, … Continue reading

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