Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quote and Question of the Day

I kept this proverb from a Chinese cookie one time and saw it just the other day. It's an inspiring proverb or quote and thought I would share with you.

"Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors."

What are you passionate about? What are you searching for?

Me? I'm passionate about life and the fact that it is meant to be lived, experienced, and enjoyed. Without that, all we would do is work, pay bills, and sleep. That's not living. That's existing.

Live! Chase your passion and enjoy the rocky, winding, and sometimes smooth road that you will have to traverse to take you to where you want to go.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Do heroes wear pajamas?

I’ve been contemplating this topic for a couple of days now and decided it was time to write about it. Do heroes wear pajamas?

Don’t laugh. This is a very serious question. When you’re writing or reading about a hero do you want to see your hero in a plaid, flannel night clothes? How about pj’s with horses or their favorite football team on the shirt and pants? Do you dream about crawling into bed with a man who wears silk top and pants to bed?

Okay, so forgive me if I put my spin on this, but no. No only no, but hell no. First of all, silk is slippery so if you wrap your arms around the man wearing silk they would just slide back off. And flannel, while sexy on a strong lumberjack chopping wood for a cozy mountain fire, is not sexy in bed. Any guy who wears his sports team logo on his pajamas is still a child inside and your heroine should not be sleeping with him.

Can you imagine sitting up in bed, all sex-kittenish and waiting for the man of your dreams to walk out of the bathroom and in he walks wearing a button down shirt and pants that say “Wanna go for a test drive?” written on it in a very strategic place?

Ladies…run! Run as fast as you can, as far as you can.

What if the hero just wears the pajama bottoms to bed?

Hmm. This could be moderately better. At least you can touch some skin. Reach that hand around and run it along his six-pack abs, because every hero has the perfect abs and not some hangover belly. Maybe grab on to one of his strong pecs and give it a good squeeze, feeling those muscles flex underneath your palm. No man boobs on our hero. Maybe the heroine twirls her fingers in the hero’s chest hair. Okay, that’s the heroine fantasy, guys tend to get a little nervous that women will tweak it and pull. Ouch!

Wouldn’t it be cute if the hero wore the bottoms and the heroine wore the top of the pajamas? GAG!

That is just too icky sweet for words. You remember those horse costumes where one person was the front end and the other was the back end? Yeah, that’s what that reminds me of.

And what does the hero wear under those pajama bottoms? Same kind of question for men in kilts right? Only, the kilt idea is kind of sexy because you’re seeing those rugged, hairy legs and you're fantasizing about what he's wearing or not wearing underneath.

Underwear under pajama bottoms? That’s just too many clothes to remove in the middle of the night when you want to roll over, hop on, and take your cowboy for a ride.

So, when you’re curled up reading a good book, or you fantasize about your hero, should he wear pajamas?

What should he wear to bed?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Countdown to Ireland and Irish Cream

Only twenty-three days before I leave for Ireland and twenty-five days until my half-marathon in Dingle.

I was speaking with a friend of mine this morning who brews his own beer from the hops he grows himself and he was telling me how he also makes his own Irish Cream.

It sounds so yummy, I had to share it with you.

Irish Cream Recipe:

1 cup heavy cream ( you can go healthier with light cream, half and half or even milk but….)

1 2/3 cup Jameson’s (or to your liking)
14oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons instant coffee (or shot of espresso if you can)
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon Almond extract

Blend it up real good and store in fridge in a sealed container. Shake it up and serve. WOW!!!

Thanks, Mike for the recipe!

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