Hump Day Kick Start – Play Ball Edition

July 1, 2015

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

baseball

Today, I’m heading to the city to watch my hometown boys, the Astros, play against the Royals. So in honor of baseball, I give you today’s prompt.

Tell me about him. Major league? Minors? College? Little league coach who has his eye on the pretty single mom in the bleachers? Could he be desperate to get out of his big brother’s major league shadow? Maybe he is working on regaining his confidence after a tragic ball-throwing accident. Is the new bat girl bringing him some sunscreen? Now that he has built it, he’s waiting for them to come.

Go ‘Stros!

I’d love to hear your take, or just “caption this photo”.


Link of the Week – Using the Hotel Concierge

June 30, 2015
pic by Thor

CC pic by Thor

We are in the midst of conference and convention season. That means travel. Today I’m posting a link to a useful and educating blog post titled How To Use A Hotel Concierge. The post comes from an online magazine I follow – The Art of Manliness. I see you raising that eyebrow. Yes, this is a blog for men. Trust me, this quirky site is worth the subscription. Loads of useful information, interesting history lessons, and all things manly, but with swagger, and often with humor.

Other travel advice from this site:

How To Pack When Traveling

39 Things To Do Before Leaving on a Vacation

How To Pack a Bag When Traveling

 

 

 

 


Friday Fun Facts- I Know Things About Sex That You Don’t!

June 26, 2015

We all like to think we’re experts on the topic. Come to find out- that’s just not true. Take a look:

– The G-spot was almost called The Whipple Tickle after Dr. Beverly Whipple who coined the term we used today. (Thanks Goodness!)

– Gymnophoria is the sense that someone is mentally undressing you. Who knew it had an actual name?

– A female ferret will die if she doesn’t have sex within a year.ferret

– A single sperm has the equivalent of 37.5MB of DNA information. A whole…uhm…shot has the equivalent of 62 MacBook Pro laptops. Wow!macbook_pro_1

– Scientist say most transsexual porn is watched by straight males. Hmmmm, really?

– Cycling can make you impotent. Whoa! Yep, researchers say if you cycle a lot with the wrong saddle, you could be in trouble!bicycle002

– Overweight men last up to three times longer than skinny guys.

– During intercourse your nose swells. Increased blood flow happens everywhere apparently.nose

– For men, sex burns between 100-200 calories, but for a female, it only burns around 69 calories.

– There is enough sperm in a one man to impregnate every single female on the planet who is fertile.

– Women have the ability to make their voice sound “sexier” while trying to entice a male. Guys don’t have that ability so they have to rely on other factors.

– Women who are prone to migraines have more sex. Seems that the chemical and physical release of an orgasm is good for pain.headacherex281106_228x347

– Orgasms and sneezes can NOT be stopped once started.

– Telling a convincing lie is harder to do if you find that person sexually attractive.

 

**For all the rest of the information, you’ll just have to do your own research!

 


Hump Day Kick Start – Thinking Man Edition

June 24, 2015

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

Jamie Dornan

This could be the new look for the Thinking Man.

Hmm…who is our prompt today? What is he looking at or thinking? Is he a painter or sculptor deep in his latest masterpiece, using a beautiful nude model, and having a hard time focusing on the right body of work? Could he be a scientist trying to figure out the precise formula that will save the world from aliens/dinosaurs/apes/zombies? What if he is a cop going over the facts and photos on the latest crime scene? Maybe he is just trying to pick out the perfect paint color for his witty, sexy, blonde author girlfriend’s office?

Put on your thinking cap and give me your take or just “caption this photo”.


Link Of The Week- Get Paid To Write!

June 23, 2015

Since earning a paycheck with your novel is hard at times, I thought we could all use a succinct guide on where to get paid for articles! While you’re waiting to be the next published darling, look at this list to see if you can add dollars to your bank account.gangster016llindsay

 

http://allindiewriters.com/blogs-pay-writers-100-per-article/

“How would you like to earn $100 per blog post? You can earn that and more writing online if you know where to look. While I often point out that the best gigs are rarely advertised, that doesn’t mean you can’t find some public gems out there.”


Friday Fun Facts-Let’s Make A Baby!…Or Not

June 19, 2015

Sex. It is a mainstay of life and something we all want. What we don’t always want is another baby. This isn’t just a modern truth, but one that’s been around since men and women have gotten together. Obviously the earliest efforts consisted of withdrawal or periods of abstinence. Guess how effective those times were…not very. Women were kept pregnant for a large part of their childbearing years, assuming they survived that period.

Check out the history:contraceptives

– Around 3000 B.C., the first condoms appeared. They were made out of things like fish bladders. animal intestines or linen sheaths. Wish I knew the failure rate of those!

– A Greek gynecologist named Soranus told women to abstain from sex during their period. He thought that was when they were fertile. He also told them to hold their breath during intercourse and then to sneeze afterwards to prevent the sperm entering the womb. Wow! Epic failure on both counts!!!

– In 1500 a type of spermicide was created. It consisted of the linen sheaths soaked in a chemical solution.

– In 10th century Persia women were told to jump backwards 7 or 9 times to dislodge any sperm. Somehow those were magical numbers guaranteed to take care of it.

– (Get ready to laugh!) The Middle Ages brought a heightened level of science so women were then told to tie the testicles of a weasel to their thighs or around their necks during intercourse.

– In 1838, condoms and diaphragms were made from a type of rubber.

– In China, concubines drank an elixir made from lead and mercury to prevent pregnancy. Hmmm, possible side effect? Sterility, kidney failure, brain damage and death.

– 1873 brought us the Comstock Act which declared it illegal to advertise any kind of birth control and made it legal for items to be confiscated if ordered through the mail.

– Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in 1916. The following year she was declared guilty of running a public nuisance and sentenced to jail for 30 days. Once she got out, she re-opened and the cycle repeated itself many times.

– The modern day birth control pill got approval from the F.D.A. in 1960.

– It wasn’t until 1965 that the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to keep married couples from using birth control. What?!?


Hump Day Kick Start – Wet & Yummy Edition

June 17, 2015

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

rainy

 

You may have heard there was a tropical storm that came on shore in Southeast Texas yesterday. It has been nothing more than exceptionally rainy in my area. And because of the recent Memorial Day flooding in my city, we do not need more of the same. The upside? Beautiful green grass, vibrant flowers, and today’s prompt.

So tell me about him. Who is he? What or who is he looking at? What is he thinking/feeling? Broody lawman? Bad boy of a fight club? Is he watching his insufferable, yet sexy girlfriend stomp down the road after an argument, letting her think he wasn’t coming after her?  Maybe he is reflecting on the life he just took. Was it just, or not? Could he be hell-bent on breaking the wild mustang and the pretty cowgirl who wrangled the horse in the rain?

Grab a slicker and tell me your take, or just “caption this photo”.


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