Thursday, June 30, 2011

25 Years Of Marital Bliss?

Who among us can claim 25 years of non-stop marital bliss? Surely not anyone I know, including myself. Marriage is a challenging union between two diverse souls who’ve joined hands, hearts, pocketbooks, and lives.  It’s no wonder so many marriages fail with the bevy of complications that naturally arise. Finances, in-laws, health crises, children, and personal issues too often raise their ugly heads and conspire against even the hardiest of couples.

In just a few days, my honey and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We’ve faced our share of challenges (to date) and thank Goddess we’re happily intact. During the most trying times, we barely held onto ourselves and our marriage for dear life as the whirlwind of living tossed us from here to there. I dedicate this blog and all of the contents herein to my sweet husband of 25 interesting years.  May we be resilient and come through the next 25 years with abundance and grace.

Good luck to married folks in every corner of the globe. May you find happiness, harmony, peace, and roses as you journey through life’s garden – and find it as prick-free as you can imagine.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Be Prepared

The Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared,” is applicable to any endeavor. The better prepared you are, the more likely your efforts will result in success.

A well stocked lover’s basket should be readily available for any prospect.  If you like toys, fill it with toys.  If you need lubes, there are many with fun filled promises (taste, tingle, and so forth). If you’ve prepared for some novel nookie, by all means, don’t leave your new gadget, foam, or goodie somewhere out of reach.  When you and your partner are already in the throws of passion, you won’t want to stop what you’re doing to look for that brand new G-spot seeking vibrator you recently purchased.  Likewise, if you and partner are up for some Hershey’s Kiss Bliss, you’ll want to be prepared

I’ve recently made a new addition to my love basket:   TUMS tablets.  When heartburn presents a sudden and unwelcome wallop of discomfort which threatens to sabotage a happy mood already in progress, my honey and I are well equipped: TUMS in every flavor, mint for me, fruit for him.
Be prepared for life - to live happily and without regret, knowing that you have done your best. That's what the Scout motto means. (Excerpted from page 54, Boy Scout Handbook, 11th ed, (#33105), copyright 1998 by BSA, ISBN 0-8395-3105-2)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

D-A-S-H Water: Très Cher Très Chic

Q: Who spends $10.00 (plus tax) for a bottle of water? 
A:  A Kardashian fan enjoying a close Kardashian encounter of the second kind.
Note: A Close Kardashian Encounter of the First Kind is an encounter via the media (e.g. ancient or digital). A Close Kardashian Encounter of the Second Kind is an encounter via product purchase (at a DASH store or online).  A Close Kardashian Encounter of the Third Kind is seeing any of the Fab Four (Khloé, Kim, Kourtney, Kris) up close and personal.

Anyway, back to the water. Last week a co-worker and I walked to DASH NYC for a quickie lunchtime adventure.  We perused the wares, tried on garments, and chatted happily all the while. I purchased a bottle of water with the DASH logo on the outside and a Khloé, Kim, and Kourtney pic on the inside.  Our return to the office was nearly as much fun as the adventure. I showed off my water bottle; and as I sipped the clean, clear, yummy H2O, I repeatedly expressed my delight.  Lots of laughter filled the airwaves.

So… was my DASH water worth $10.89 (tax included)? Yes indeed. A friendly lunchtime frolic with one of my favorite co-workers, the protracted enjoyment of my Kardashian memento (still not recycled), and the lighthearted energy that lingered was, without doubt so worth it.