Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24th, 2016 No comments

Getting into the Thanksgiving spirit has been nigh to impossible for me. I thought maybe listing some things I’m thankful for would help. So here we go:

  • Master, without whom I would have lost my mind by now. As it is, I’m pretty effing close. The election damn near pushed me over. Plus, I love him more, so…
  • My mom. We haven’t always seen eye to eye. Hell, we haven’t always liked each other. But these days, we’re as tight as a couple of people who suck at keeping in touch with each other can be. We’re currently planning a camping trip up here by me. I’m pretty excited. My mom is the queen of camping and I haven’t been camping with her since I was a kid.
  • The cats. Since we moved here, they’ve become closer to each other, which is adorable to watch. And neither of them can get enough cuddles and pets, which is just bizarre for Priss who has never really liked to be held. Despite Bash’s (much more occasional, these days) dickish behavior, they bring so much joy to our lives.
  • My friends. Whether online or in real life, and since the election especially, the people I’m closest to have really pulled together this year. It’s comforting.
  • Our new house. This place is incredible. We’re in the third month, and I still wake up every day and think, “Oh my God, we live here. How did this happen?”
  • The neighboring farms. We haven’t actually introduced ourselves to anyone besides the motel/restaurant owners. Mostly because our neighbors don’t seem to really interact with each other on any level, but also because we both suffer from crippling social anxiety. But sitting on my back deck and watching the horses grazing in the hills has done wonders for my sanity.
  • Our new landlord. He’s a friend of ours, so he falls under the “friends” heading above, but he deserves his own mention because he has been absolutely amazing. It’s nice being able to live somewhere that we don’t have to worry about the neighbors being dicks, or the landlord being a dick, or whatever, and without him, that wouldn’t be possible.

Here are a few things for you to be thankful for:

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  • Peepshow Toys Black Fiveday Sale! It’s a progressive sale. Use code FIVEDAY15 for orders over $75 and get 15% off. Use code FIVEDAY20 for orders over $100 and get 20% off. Use code FIVEDAY25 for orders over $150 and get 25% off. Valid from 11/24-11/28
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  • SheVibe is also offering a free Toybox with a Fun Factory purchase of $109.99 (after discounts) or more. Use code TOYBOX at checkout. Valid while supplies last.
  • Tantus is taking 40% off everything sitewide except lubes, Joque Harness, Doxy wands, and Magic Wands. Use code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout. Offer valid from 12 am Thursday until 11:59pm Monday.
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  • Stockroom’s Spanksgiving Sale! Get up to 40% off select impact toys! Valid through 11/30
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How I’m Feeling In Light of the Election

November 17th, 2016 2 comments

Reppin my team all day every day. You will never silence me.

Reppin my team all day every day. You will never silence me.

So on December 19th, and despite the fact that he lost the popular vote, the Electoral College will be electing Donald Trump to the office of Commander In Chief. Some say he won through voter fraud. Some say he won through voter suppression. But regardless of how he won, a proud racist rapist is going to be President of the United States.

Excuse me while I ugly cry. Again.

I’ve waited this long to post anything about it because I couldn’t talk about it without devolving into hysterics.

I keep having to stop and really think about what I want to say, because I want to make sense. I wanted to somehow talk about the election without calling out Trump supporters and 3rd party voters for their fucked up world view and ass-backwards logic. I wanted to believe that even though Donald Trump is openly a racist, a misogynist, a xenophobe, pro-life, and anti-marriage equality, things will be fine. Our country will be fine. Life will go on just like it always has.

But then the statistics from exit polls showed that white America happily trotted to the polls to vote a classist, racist, xenophobic, homophobic misogynist into office. And then Donald Trump picked Reince Priebus to be his Chief of Staff. And then he picked Steve Bannon, a known white supremacist and anti-semite, to be his chief strategist. And Trump’s tax plan is purported to raise taxes by about $3k for single mothers while drastically lowering taxes for the rich.

And holy shit. How can anyone claim Trump’s presidency is going to be a good thing? Read more…

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Blog Digest: e[lust] 88

November 17th, 2016 No comments
Photo courtesy of Miss Scarlet Writes

Photo courtesy of Miss Scarlet Writes

Welcome to Elust 88

The only place where the smartest and hottest sex bloggers are featured under one roof every month. Whether you’re looking for sex journalism, erotic writing, relationship advice or kinky discussions it’ll be here at Elust. Want to be included in Elust #89 Start with the rules, come back December 1st to submit something and subscribe to the RSS feed for updates!

~ This Month’s Top Three Posts ~

Heart stabbing

Redemption: The Sex Goddess Project

Exhibitionish

~ Featured Post (Molly’s Picks) ~

An Open Letter To That Cunnilingus Post

I Found Myself Over His Knee

~Readers Choice from Sexbytes ~

Writing Sex Scenes With Less Cissexism, Pt 1

*You really should consider adding your popular posts here too*
All blogs that have a submission in this edition must re-post this digest from tip-to-toe on their blogs within 7 days. Re-posting the photo is optional and the use of the “read more…” tag is allowable after this point. Thank you, and enjoy! Read more…

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#SunnySunday WHO I’M VOTING FOR… (Prince Ea) #VoteLoving

November 6th, 2016 No comments

Review: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue (420)

November 3rd, 2016 3 comments

Left messy for authenticity.

Left messy1 for authenticity.

I never do this. I’ll probably never do this again. Though I am seriously considering a makeup review series so you can come with me on this journey of learning to do my nails and makeup–which is something M’s decided I should be doing.

Also, outside of shaping and strengthening, which are things I never really got the hang of, “learning” to do my nails is a bit strong. I’ve been doing nail art since before nail art was trendy. I used to spend HOURS alone in my bedroom drawing crazy designs on my nails while other girls my age were, like, studying, and playing dress up with their friends.

But I’m SO bummed out by this color. Except, no, that’s not right. It’s not the color that’s bumming me out. I love, Love, LOVE the color. It’s the rest of it.

I totally blame Christine from Simply Nailogical on YouTube because before I found her in my suggestions box, and watched her Best Black Nail Polish video, I probably never would have considered any of these things because I’ve always, ALWAYS worn cheap nail polish without considering the possibility of spending a little more to maybe not deal with these things.

And I’m seriously kicking myself, because M keeps pointing out that he gave me a cap of $20, and if I’d have thought about that when I was shopping (by myself…this is why I should not be allowed to shop by myself) I would have bought MULTIPLE bottles of nail polish instead of just one. Cuz there was this beautiful mint/teal color, and some awesome holo that I loved. But they were the same line, so they probably suck, too.

ANYway…

This is Sally Hansen’s Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue (420). I bought it from the drug store, and I think it was cheaper than it’s listed for at Amazon, but it could have been on sale. I was barely paying attention. I noticed the color right after noticing the $10 nail polish, and cursing under my breath because there was no such thing back when I used to do my nails all the time. At least, not in the drug store. Read more…

#SunnySunday I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White. (Prince Ea)

October 30th, 2016 No comments

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