Friday, June 19, 2009

Pamper Yourself

Good Morning My Friends!

Jack and I will be leaving in a hour or so, and I wanted to wish all of you a very safe and happy weekend.

Do something for you this weekend. Go do something you love... whether it's reading, going for a walk, relaxing to music or even taking a well deserved nap! We all try so hard to look out for other people's happiness, and in the process we neglect our own needs. Pamper yourself, even if it's just for a hour!

This means you too, Shawn!

I loved the answers to the 31 questions! It's so fabulous to learn about each other, isn't it? We learned that Ava is picky about what she eats, Shawn has handwriting that only a handwriting analyst can love and Shellie can play the piano. Thanks for answering them. It was fun. Maybe we'll get more responses out of some of my other friends on here, too.

Have a FABULOUS weekend everyone!

Your Friend,


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Just for Fun

Today Jack got one of those "Getting to know you" emails from a friend. I watched him fill it out, and thought it might be fun to do it on my blog. You can copy and paste it, and change the answers to make them your own. If not, now you know more about me than you probably actually wanted too! LOL

Jack and I will be going on a mini vacation this weekend. May everyone be safe and have a very happy weekend.

1. What is your first name? Shayne

2. Are you named after anyone? I don’t think so.

3. When did you last cry? A couple of days ago.

4. Do you like your handwriting? Yes, it’s quite swirly…lol

5. What is your favorite lunch meat? Smoked Turkey…YUM!

6. Do you have any children? No, thank God…We’ll just be fabulous Uncles! LOL

7. If you were another person, would you be friends with you? Yes.

8. Do you have a journal? Yes, and I write in it daily.

9. Do you still have your tonsils? No, they were taken out when I was young.

10. Would you ever Bungee Jump? Hell No!!! I am afraid of heights!!

11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Depends on how tired I am.

12. What is your favorite song at the moment? Don’t dream it’s over by Crowded House

13. Do you think you are a strong person? Yes, but some days I am stronger than others.

14. What is your favorite flavor of Ice Cream? Butter Pecan…so delish!

15. What is the first thing you notice about people? Their smile.

16. What is the least favorite thing you like about yourself? I can be distrustful and close myself
From others.

17. Who do you miss the most? My Mother

18. What color shoes are you wearing? I am wearing thick gray wool socks.

19. What is the last thing you ate? Orange starburst. Last meal was a cheese thin crust pizza.

20. What are you listening to now? You’re the biggest part of me by Ambrosia

21. If you were a crayon, what color would it be? Purple

22. What is your favorite smell? Thanksgiving dinner and bread baking. (I must be

23. Who is the last person you spoke with over the phone? Jack

24. What is your favorite everyday drink? Alcoholic Drink? Iced Tea and Corona with Lime

25. What is your favorite sport to watch? None if I can help it!

26. Do you wear contacts? No, I have very sensitive eyes, so I wear wire rimmed glasses.

27. What is your favorite food? Mexican Food

28. What is your favorite dessert? All dessert is my favorite! LOL

29. What book are you reading? Reckless Seduction by Amanda Young…its okay.

30. What book are you looking forward to reading soon? Sorcerer’s Lover I and II by
Shawn Lane

31. Do you have a special talent? I am a very good cook.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Car Wash

I loved this book so much, I had to say a few words about it.

I am no good at writing reviews. I think I have stated before that I really don’t have any desire to write them. I enjoy reading them too much, plus that is what I keep Jack around for! LOL!

Once in a while I’ll read something that I thoroughly enjoy, and I want to share my pleasure with my friends. Car Wash was one of those books. I am not going to get into the storyline. Our dear friend who needs to write faster, Ava March and our sweet friend Sandy, did such an excellent job, there is no reason to get into the description of the storyline.

I wanted point out that this book moves along quite quickly. The immediate attraction and past connection between Kevin and Michael make the pages practically sizzle off of the computer screen. It’s true our angsty lovin’ Shawn threw both characters a bone on this one. I think she must have felt pity on them because they both had been through so much before they reconnected. There is some conflict, but thankfully it was resolved and Kevin and Michael got the ending they so deserved.

Kevin is such an interesting character. I didn’t know how he was going to come across in his own book, being that I loved him so much in Pulling Away. Between his individual sense of style and his bouncy, but loveable behavior, he is a man after my own heart. He is one of my favorite heroes. What’s funny is that Michael couldn’t be more different than Kevin. Between his no-nonsense attitude and his big old heart of gold, I thought he and Kevin were perfect for one another.

I hope everyone gives this book a shot. Reading Car Wash was a great way to escape into a very romantic and sexy love story for a couple of hours. Plus, the sex was freaking’ HAWT!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Quick Days Ahead

Hello my friends,

Weekends always seem to go way too fast. Isn't it strange when we are doing something fun, time seems to rush by, but when we are working or doing something not very pleasant, it drags. Here's hoping that every one's day today flew quickly by.

I've decided in honor of Gay Pride month, every time I post here, I will also post a picture of some very nice eye candy for all of us to enjoy.

I am not one to push my viewpoints down other's throats. It's just not my way. I live a (relatively) quiet life with my partner Jack. We have good friends. We love, we fight, we laugh, and we have cried. Both of us have fought hard to make this relationship work. There are times I know he wants to strangle me in my sleep when I get overly stubborn (imagine that). Just like the times I want to scream my head off when he gets the pushy Alpha thing going, but through love and YEARS of committing to one another, we have found our way through the tough times, and learned to communicate with each other. The determination we have to stay together has outlasted any petty arguments we might have.

We are lucky.

The other day we were out with Brent and Josh at the local bar. We were minding our own business, just relaxing and listening to music. While we were leaving, we had several men say very hurtful and derogatory things to us. Although, I believe we all wanted to stay and be confrontational, we didn't. We left without giving the racist people a second glance.

This of course bothered me. Jack was able to let it slide off of his shoulders more quickly than I was. I know we have come a long way with LGBT acceptance, but I am also smart enough to know that we still have a long way to go.

So my question is, do you think we did the right thing by walking away, or should we have stood our ground? What would you do if you were faced in the same situation?

Thanks for listening. I'll get off of my soapbox

Your Friend,


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Just A Quick Note

We have had a good weekend so far. Jack and I went to several Yard Sales yesterday which was fun, and did most of our running around yesterday.
Today is a day just for us. No family or friends, just quality time together.
We plan on reading, listening to some good music and just enjoying one another's company. It's always good to connect with our loved ones, isn't it?
I just wanted to write a quick note to my friends here and say that I hope everyone has safe and happy weekend.

Your Friend,