Friday, July 23, 2010

Happiness is.....

Sunny mornings on a day off..... Slow cooked Lamb shanks........ Good music..... An addictive novel.... My dog..... A clean house and tidy garden...... Our fish tank..... A wall full of holiday photo memories.....Coloured pencils...... Lime scented fragrant oil.....

A well earned promotion and a much needed payrise....... Giving great customer service just because you can..... Knowing enough about something to have a 'respected opinion'.... Finding success and enjoyment in an 'accidental' career....

Laughing with my bf at our own jokes..... Lunches with my family...... Documentaries.... Inspirational quotes.... Imagination.... Waking up after a vivid dream and feeling like you really lived that experience.....

Learning from mistakes....... Watching the people I love grow and change...... Wallowing in overwhelming sadness when you need to, knowing that it will pass...... Being free to shape my life any way I choose.....

Being truly grateful for my lot in life......

Knowing who I am and who I have the potential to be, and being excited.

I asked the bf what "happiness is" for him. He said knowing he has true friends that he can trust with anything and that the people that really know him think he is great just the way he is.

Being one of those people for him makes me happiest of all.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Anti-Climax

I’m worried. I think I may have climaxed too soon.

‘Sustainable Sex’ was really quite popular, and combined with my listing on ‘Blog This’ as a recent member, my traffic flow increased dramatically, my followers jumped to 12 and overall I was feeling rather proud of myself. I started using words like intonation, irascible, and affliction in my everyday life. According to the bf I had become noticeably more big-headed than usual. On one particularly gloat-full day I was told to ‘blog off then, you blogging blogger’.

I didn’t care; it just gave me an excuse to turn my head back to the screen. 12 followers… how exciting. Another few days of endless click-fests finding out who they are and who they know.

But the thrill was short-lived. At some stage during the last week it’s all just become a bit too much for me. I started to fret over my next post, and as a result I’ve ended up with bloggers block. Every time I have tried to write I’ve found an excuse not to.

I never set out to be a funny blogger, but now that people have found me humorous I’m feeling the pressure. What if my next post is dull, and I *gulp* lose a follower!
I couldn’t even post the ’50 things’ list for the Blog This comp. It just didn’t feel it was good enough. So now I sit here with 4 unfinished posts… a 50 things list that will never be read, and two dead fish.

Meanwhile the Blog-Soapie-Star has made friends with the daughter of a very rich & famous man’s daughter and has yet another new career opportunity ahead of her… I guess I spoke too soon, she remains high on her pedestal, while I blog about not being able to blog.

And I didn’t win the Wanderlust Competition.

Woe is me.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sustainable Sex, FINALLY!

(First and foremost, by sustainable I don't mean long-lasting. Let the record show for the bf's sake I have no complaints in that department.)

(Secondly, for any first time visitors, I don't normally post on sex... please read my other posts too)

Have you ever stumbled across something that just makes your day, week and year all at once because of its greatness?

A recent click fest landed me on Batcrap Crazy, where a button labelled Good Vibrations caught my eye. Hmmmm. Whats this now?

(Let it also be known that I don't usually scour the web for sex sites....I'd had a long weekend, house full of people, not much 'action'. My curiosity got the better of me.)

Quick glance over shoulder... no one in room... click.
Page loading... mouse hovering in the top right corner for quick getaway... phew. Its not a porn site. In fact, its a ‘mommy blog’, complete with cute monkeys in the header.

For a brief second I felt bitter disappointment that this Good Vibrations had nothing to do with the kind of vibrations I thought it did.... Oh wait, yes it does.
Alexis on Mom2mycrazy2 has reviewed an Aqua Rabbit and as a result has one to give away. Its one of those weird looking ones that confuses me because it has a cutesy name and looks like it's alive. Do I pat it and feed it first or is it okay to just take advantage like that? Does the bunny cry if you put him back in the box straight away? Does he want to have a tea party with the other toys in my house?
(I also felt a bit weird looking at sex toys on a mommy blog, but this mommy clearly knows how to get her ‘me’ time. The ‘Aqua Rabbit’ was apparently trialed by a ‘good friend’. Sure, that's about as believable as when the bf says he doesn’t watch porn.)

I figured it was my duty to try and win the rabbit to give him a good home, kind of like an RSPCA mission. I'd even let him play in the garden every now and then. I followed the instructions to enter and landed on the Good Vibes website.
Now I’m not a fan of shamelessly flogging products in blogs, nor am I writing this to win the competition, I’m not even sure I’m eligible being in Australia. What I found has changed my life.

Screw the bunny, I really truly found something amazing that I must share...

The Ecorotic™ Green Sex Toy range

Featuring wonders such as Vegan Condoms (plain or flavoured) which I assume are for those of you who eat your condoms after use(?), Rechargeable Vibrators, Organic Lubricants and Massage Oils, including something called ‘Vulva Balm’ (wtf?).
Fore the more adventurous hippy, you can purchase a 'Pony Harness' or some 'Cherry Bombin Restraints'. I have no idea what either of those are, but don't they sound like fun?

Now I know there are hundreds of you out there who have been abstaining in order to reduce your carbon emissions and I have found the answer. With or without a partner you can now get your rocks off guilt free!

So get out your plastic, ladies, and join me in lubing up to save the planet.


Have fun green friends :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Best Ever Chicken Pie

Okay, you asked for it.
I have thought long and hard about this, and a big part of me wants to keep this recipe for myself. In case you haven't already figured, I like to be the best at things. Its an endearing trait, really. Competitive in the nicest possible way.
So here's my recipe, and to allow myself to continue to beleive I cook it the best, I'm deliberately making it a little 'vague'. A good cook will nut the rest out themselves, and do my chicken pie justice :)

In a pan, fry 2 of each of the following: 2 leeks, 2 onions, 2 carrots, 2 celery sticks and 2 chicken breasts. Flavour with herbs of your choice.
Make a roux with about 1tbs each of butter and flour. Add 150 ml each of hot milk and hot chicken stock and thicken. Stir in 150ml of double cream (thats right, double. Yum.)
Add the sauce to the pan and let the entire mix cool. make it into a pie with puff pastry and bake.

There it is. Not hard, not fancy, but sooooo good.

One hint, before serving check for runniness.... I cooked my first one for ages, I worried that it was overcooked but it was perfect. My second one was cooked for what should have been a more appropriate time, but it turned out too sloppy.

NEWSFLASH: My nemesis hasn't posted for 3 weeks.... I reckon she's seen how much better my blog is and stopped writing. What a pussy... she'd rather give up than be beaten. I'm absolutely sure it has nothing to do with her new life in her new country with her new job and new apartment etc

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