Sunday, November 17, 2013

Shame and Scandal

Here's The Pepper Pots doing their rendition of "Shame and Scandal":

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Do Wah Diddy Diddy

Here's the Dutch group, the Dolly Dots, singing "Do Wah Diddy Diddy:"

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pet Ownership and Red/Blue State Status

Top/Bottom Dog-Owning States

The AVMA Sourcebook reveals that the states with the most dog owners in 2011 were: Arkansas where 47.9 percent of households owned a dog, New Mexico with 46 percent, Kentucky with 45.9 percent, Missouri with 45.9 percent, West Virginia with 45.8 percent, Mississippi with 45.2 percent, Alabama with 44.1 percent, Tennessee with 44.1 percent, Texas with 44 percent, and Oklahoma with 43.2 percent.

The bottom 10 states in 2011 for dog ownership are: Illinois where 32.4 percent of households owned a dog, New Jersey with 32.4 percent, Minnesota with 31.9 percent, Maryland with 30.8 percent, New Hampshire with 30.3 percent, Utah with 29.4 percent, Rhode Island with 29.3 percent, New York with 29 percent, Connecticut with 28.3 percent, and Massachusetts with 23.6 percent. The District of Columbia had far lower dog ownership than any state with 13.1 percent.

Top/Bottom Cat-Owning States

The 2011 top 10 states with the most cat-owning households are: Vermont where 49.5 percent owned a cat, Maine with 46.4 percent, Oregon with 40.2 percent, South Dakota with 39.1 percent, Washington with 39 percent, West Virginia with 38.1 percent, Kentucky with 36.8 percent, Idaho with 34.6 percent, Indiana with 34.4 percent, and New Hampshire with 34.2 percent.

Conversely, the bottom 10 states with the lowest rate of cat-owning households in 2011 are: California where 28.3 percent of households owned a cat, South Carolina with 27.8 percent, Rhode Island with 27.6 percent, Alabama with 27.4 percent, Florida with 27.3 percent, Georgia with 27.3 percent, Illinois with 26.3 percent, Louisiana with 25.9 percent, New Jersey with 25.3 percent, and Utah with 24.6 percent. The District of Columbia, once again, had by far the lowest rate of cat ownership with 11.6 percent.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Erotic Passage

He grasped me firmly, but gently, just above my elbow and guided me into a room, his room.

Then he quietly shut the door and we were alone.

He approached me soundlessly, from behind, and spoke in a low, reassuring voice close to my ear. "Just relax."

Without warning, he reached down and I felt his strong, calloused hands start at my ankles, gently probing, and moving upward along my calves, slowly but steadily.

My breath caught in my throat. I knew I should be afraid, but somehow I didn't care.
His touch was so experienced, so sure.

When his hands moved up onto my thighs, I gave a slight shudder, and partly closed my eyes.

My pulse was pounding. I felt his knowing fingers caress my abdomen, my ribcage.

And then, as he cupped my firm, full breasts in his hands, I inhaled sharply.

Probing, searching, knowing what he wanted, he brought his hands to my shoulders, slid them down my tingling spine and into my panties.

Although I knew nothing about this man, I felt oddly trusting and expectant. This is a man, I thought.  A man used to taking charge. A man not used to taking 'No' for an answer.

A man who would tell me what he wanted.

A man who would look into my soul and say . . . .

"Okay ma'am, you can board your flight now."

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Currently in the News, 2/28/13

Well, it's an interesting set of stories for this week.  Who can not say that we live in interesting times.

The Pope, having resigned, is having his last day.  Will he leave with a box of his stuff and the office stapler?

Anne Hathaway's perky nipples accomplished their objective with a slew of commentary.  Look for more of the braless look next year.

Sequestration is imminent as Congress lives on the edge.

Jack Lew is now Secretaty of the Treasury.  His first task is to develop a legible signature.

Bob Woodward is trying to be back in the news again.  Bob, you had your fifteen minutes.

A Vermont woman received a face transplant.

Hot air ballooning in Egypt found to be unsafe.  Who would have known>

They're playing basketball now for any excuse.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Little Craziness in Key West

While I was down in Key West with my girls, I went on the philosophy that "What happens in Key West stays in Key West.  In other words, I could be as little more relaxed than I could back in Geneseo.  Anyway, we were lounging poolside at the hotel.  It was one of those places where we had to get out by 10 AM to snag enough decent lounge chairs.

In honor of this trip, I got the skimpiest string bikini possible.  My girls commented on it; one said, Mommy, you're showing your boobs!  [Where did she learn such words?]

Anyway, I got up to hop in the pool when the strings to my bathing suit top got caught in the plastic straps of the chair.  My daughters started pointing and laughing at me as I tried to cover up and put my top back on

I then observed that I got a lot of strangers looking on and applauding.

In a moment of craziness, I pulled my top off for a second to acknowledge their attention.

We went back to Geneseo and my normal, stable life.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Biased Passenger

On a British Airways flight from Johannesburg, a middle-aged, well-off white South African lady has found herself sitting next to a black man. She called the cabin crew attendant over to complain about her seating.

"What seems to be the problem, Madam?" asked the attendant.

"Can't you see?" she said, "You've sat me next to a kafir. I can't possibly sit next to this disgusting human. Find me another seat!"

"Please calm down, Madam." the stewardess replied. "The flight is very full today, but I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll go and check to see if we have any seats available in club or first class".

The woman cocks a snooty look at the outraged black man beside her (not to mention many of the surrounding passengers). A few minutes later the stewardess returns with the good news, which she delivers to the lady, who cannot help but look at the people around her with a smug and self-satisfied grin.

"Madam, unfortunately, as I suspected, economy is full. I've spoken to the cabin services director, and club is also full. However, we do have one seat in first class".

Before the lady has a chance to answer, the stewardess continues: "It is most extraordinary to make this kind of upgrade, however, and I have had to get special permission from the captain. But, given the circumstances, the captain felt that it was outrageous that someone should be forced to sit next such an obnoxious person."

With that, she turned to the black man and said: "So if you'd like to get your things, sir, I have your seat ready for you..."