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A few more easy questions…before I tackle harder stuff.

Posted in 30 questions, meme on December 13, 2008 by boychick1

O.C. of Bears Mountain asks…

Favorite meal?

When I lived to eat (instead of trying to eat to live) I regularly indulged in baby back ribs, onion rings, bacon cheeseburgers and coney islands/chili fries. Those were all the “death on a plate” delicacies I’d overstuff myself on.

The two best meals of my life were had at…B.Smith’s restaurant in New York City. Trips to the city often included eating there, the last time I was there I had a conversation with Lou Gosset Jr. (that was really cool). I would order chicken with a shallot sauce…to die for. I’d try to step outside of that but I was never able to order anything else I loved it so much.

The other best meal was at Bistro 110 in Chicago – love that restaurant too, yes a trip to Chicago equaled going to Bistro 110. I know the meal I died for involved scallops with either a sun dried tomatoes or roasted red pepper sauce.

I did everything short of lick the plate at both locations — I had a food orgasm, the best!

Arial Ray
asked What is your ideal place to live?

I could be happy anywhere really – even Lansing (but it’s challenging).

If we are playing the “anything, anywhere game” – I’d spend my summers in Provincetown and I’d winter in Taos or Sante Fe…Tuscon, Sedona.

I love water and the ocean – and artists, and creativity and loads of gay women. A place with a lot of diversity and music to fill my nights. While I have not been to P-Town I think it would qualify. Northampton would too (minus the ocean ringside) – I like Northampton a lot.

But then winter arrives (and I really am beginning to despise winter) so I need warm air and while I love water…I also love it’s opposite the desert. The desert is quiet, elemental – it is as close as I get to a spiritual existence. Love it (did I mention that I love it).

I’d live near Sante Fe clay – wear jeans and cowboy boots everyday. Get more tattoos, let my hair go grey and my skin grow dry and wrinkled…and make art. There is also a LGBT retirement home there so my little brother would have somewhere to send me when the time comes. Unless I outlive him.

Going to get to your question Freedom Girl about gender and how I identify…maybe later today. Right now all of these restless, restless hounds are demanding a walk.



Another Question…next chapter of your life.

Posted in 30 questions, meme on December 12, 2008 by boychick1

My friend at the 8th Day Planner asks…

If you could write the next chapter of your life, what would be the story, the characters, the setting, etc.?

O-key dokes – be 18, don’t be my mother – don’t read it if it will bother you…

I’m waking up slowly, the southwestern sun is streaming in through the open windows – stretching my arms out across the expanse of the empty bed, pulling back the twisted sheets, I think to myself well I’ve slept better.

Roll out of bed knowing there is some work I’d like to do in the studio and wonder aren’t friends coming over for dinner later? I think so. Pull on some jeans and walk into the kitchen.

You’re at the counter making coffee, it’s unusual for you to be up before I am. I take in the sight of you before you know I am there…your bare feet, the loose jeans riding your hip bones – the way the sunlight is hitting your hair. So beautiful.

I come up behind you and put a hand on each of your hips and press myself in close behind you. “Well good morning” – you say. “Good Morning”. My hands slide up under your t-shirt and find their home, you’re still hanging onto the empty coffee carafe. I begin to stroke, and squeeze – my fingers find your nipples and I start twisting them slowly at first, then harder. We both gasp – you put the coffee carafe down. Your head bends back and I find your neck.

Drinking in that wonderful scent

of you,
of me,
of us,
our bed and it’s twisted sheets.
Where the southwestern sun
kisses your neck,
where the red rock lingers.
And bergamot,
always bergamot.

I kiss your neck and suck and bite playfully, gently. My teeth find your earlobe
and I tell you “god I love you so much” and …
“this is where I want to spend the next chapter of my life, right here”.

I think you had some other questions too but I can’t think of them right now and I definitely need some more coffee. Way more coffee. Bejeebus more coffee.

Questions 2,3…& 4

Posted in 30 answers, meme, Personal ramblings on December 11, 2008 by boychick1

We’re playing ask 30 questions and get 30 answers — I saw the idea on Maria’s blog. Here are questions 2 and 3 that come from Maria.

What is your least favorite household chore? Your most favorite? And why?

OMG – I loathe, loathe all household chores…just the name “chore” is enough. They are chores…bores…chores. There are books to read, places to go outside, other things to do.

Least favorite…cleaning the bathroom. (obvious)
Favorite…favorite would be washing dishes or perhaps vacuuming. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I do either why this has not generalized to any household chore I don’t know. But it hasn’t – I’d much rather work outside any day.

And this one came from Lori at Hahn At Home
Janet – Under what circumstances would you date a woman over 40?

Oh – I guess under many different circumstances. Let’s see I have dated/been involved with/regretted ever meeting (ggg) a handful of women…they have ranged in age from 32 to 59. Actually most of the woman I have dated have been close or over forty.

I want to date, enjoy dating people who are optimistic about life/love, open, have a youthful energy and take care of themselves. That are still curious, and are still curious about life. And I do like people with a sense of style — I just am not attracted to mom jeans, crocs/birks, polar fleece and a baseball cap.

Call me shallow, call me messy…someone PLEASE just call me.

30 Questions 30 Answers

Posted in meme, Personal ramblings on December 10, 2008 by boychick1

I saw this on Maria’s blog…and so I too have decided to play.

“30 Questions & 30 Answers”

Either the first 30 questions OR the first 30 questions I want to answer will be answered.

So fire away… (and I’ll sort and respond).
Mail your questions to


Photo Meme

Posted in meme on November 10, 2008 by boychick1

I am feeling the collective sign of the country after the election…sigh. Thank goodness and wow I stayed up too late watching (all of us over 40). A little tired. It’s snowing here which I am NOT ready for, too cold and I am practically sitting on top of the space heater. Brrrrrrrr……

I want a separation of church and state. I am so tired of “what the bible says” and “what the bible does not say” — and “what God thinks of gays”and “love” and “marriage”.
Tired – sick and tired – exhausted.


Some of us queers (and even straight people) do not believe in Christianity…some of us are Jewish, or Hindu, or Muslim, or Buddhist, or Agnostic or even … Athiests. And all of those groups still get married.

Wow a Buddhist, or a Hindu, or an Agnostics can get “married”. Wow. But wait they are not Christians! How is that possible?

So I don’t give a flying fu!@#! what the bible says…separation of Church & State.

I don’t even want to get married but if I change my mind, I’d like my rights to do so in place…just in case I completely lose my mind.

WAIT! This was a photo meme, ah yes I almost forgot – I saw this at 8th Day Planner, these are the rules. (and I won’t tag anyone else but if you are as lazy a blogger as I am lately – take the idea and run with it!)

Get up and take the following pictures:

– your bed as soon as everyone is out of it and before you make it
– the contents of your medicine cabinet
– the contents of your refrigerator
– favorite place in your home

don’t arrange things

just take the picture

post pix without editing

Wow a look at the life of the serial single girl – brace yourselves it’s exciting, it’s titillating (I just love that word) it’s just too much really for most people to take in.

Yawn. Yawn. Yawn. Yawn. Yawn.

That’s the bed — it really looks like it’s time to change the sheets (oops). No restraints, sex toys, or cords…I cropped all that stuff out are you kidding?! Seesh. Imagination is more interesting than reality.

I am very low maintenance (kind of) and I don’t have a medicine cabinet so I took a photo of the supplement cupboard. I’m not on any prescription drugs while a strong case could be made for the necessity of therapy and mind altering medications – none so far. The bathroom has a comb, toothbrush and toothpaste on the sink – some “be defiant” hair goop. That’s what it’s called I don’t make this stuff up.

And you WANT to come over for dinner — you want some fruit, or the soy milk…admit it you do. You’ve been dying for a bagel slathered with tofutti cream cheese. I know it’s not fair and I’m sorry that you live so far away. In the covered containers are fresh pesto, an edamame salad with feta cheese, dried cranberries, basil, olive oil. Another salad with grape tomatoes, basil, red pepper, cucumbers, olive oil and fresh mozarrella cheese. I was mixing it all up yesterday and have been eating it ever since. I have really fallen off the food wagon in the last few weeks.

It’s time to eat better again, time to get back to the gym.
Monday = fresh start.

My table in the window of the living room… I sit there with morning coffee, laptop and can look out the window. I love to sit there looking up through the trees, the light coming in and so on. Of course today I am looking at the snow coming down on top of the leaves (I never got racked up) and I am thinking “NO too early for this shit…24 degrees”?! NO – I want Sante Fe.

So that’s a brief glimpse into my thoughts this morning, my home this morning. I don’t have a lot in terms of material things but I have far more then I need. I keep giving away, throwing away and selling in an effort to par everything down to as simple an existence as is possible.

Stuff has never made me happy and I have too much stuff. I want a zen like existence.

A Meme

Posted in meme on November 9, 2008 by boychick1

I saw this meme on the 8th Day Planner’s blog — I am exhausted from a couple of long days of work, so a meme seems like a grand idea for a post.

What is your occupation right now? Dog Trainer & Artist.

What color are your socks right now? Blue denim – they are inside my cowboy boots.

What are you listening to right now? Coyote Grace

What was the last thing that you ate? Shortbread cookies with ginger.

Can you drive a stick shift? Yes.

Last person you spoke to on the phone? A client

How old are you today? 46. But the “real age” test I took gave me a result of “31”. My emotional maturity score is 5 years old.

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? Jackie Warner, the women on American Gladiator (Oh PLEASE it is so campy fun) women’s volleyball. I don’t watch any sports involving boys, tights, or balls…please!

What is your favorite drink? A strong chai tea, splash of soy milk & honey….or maybe a cold Corona with lime.

Have you ever dyed your hair? The hair on my head? – yes. Other? – no comment.

Favorite food? Crab. But I am trying to be vegetarian…so then it’s roasted red pepper & tomato soup, dollop of sour cream and a great grilled cheese.

What is the last movie you watched? Barton Fink.

Favorite day of the year? Whatever one I am having. Really I don’t do favorites.

How do you vent anger? Exercise.

What was your favorite toy as a child? Something to draw with.

What is your favorite season? Summer.

Cherries or blueberries? Cherries.

Living arrangements? Single…always single. I bought my house when I was 28 years old, still live in it. Four dogs…one cat, two parrots.

When was the last time you cried? Friday when I picked up Walden’s ashes…it was a pretty big sob fest in the car.

What is on the floor of your closet? Shoes, shoes…shoes.

What did you do last night? I worked at a women’s arts festival selling our wares- “All Dogged Up”. I modeled our “bitch t-shirt” lots of women touched my tattoo (wee it was great fun).

What are you most afraid of? Hmmm – not getting out of Michigan.

Plain, cheese, or spicy cheese hamburger? Cheeseburger…lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise – give me a side of greasy onion rings.

Favorite dog breed? Herding dogs mixes are great (cattle dogs, border collies, aussies).

Favorite day of the week? Saturday usually not working.

How many states have you lived in? Michigan.

Diamonds or ruby? Emeralds…opals, turqoise, Chinese writing stone, eye ball agates…moonstones, lapiz. I LOVE jewelry not so fond of diamonds though or rubies. I prefer green, blue and yellow stones.

What is your favorite flower? Orchids. In the garden I love fragrant english roses.

Tagged…and I thought I was running so fast!

Posted in meme on October 20, 2008 by boychick1

I was tagged for a meme by Old Crone at Bearsmountain.

Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.

* Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog – some random, some weird.
* Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
* Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1. I am self employed as a dog trainer and animal behaviorist – I see 500 or more students in group classes each year, another 100 or more in private consultations. I.E. I know a lot of dogs!

2. Am an artist and started working in clay less than a year ago…I love it!

3. I love boots.

4. I hate to wear bras (fortunately don’t need one) or underwear.

5. Have five, that’s FIVE count ’em dogs.

6. I’d like to get more serious about studying Buddhism and practicing it.

7. I need a date. I really need a date, I would like to find someone I want to date.

(I might tend to obsess over things, just a wee bit, just a little, gosh that worries me, a little bit — worried. Do you think I am obsessive?!! Have I written on Melissa’s My Space page today, do I need an intervention? Gosh maybe I seem quirky – OMG I better leave her another note and apologize. Don’t worry I don’t wash my hands, or anything for that matter, 99999 times a day. I’m kidding, do you realize I’m kidding – really…kidding.)

OMG I can’t follow RULES (and I don’t follow rules and I never have followed rules).
I forgot who I tagged — I think I tagged Maria (Just Eat Your Cupcake), Chewy (Back Of My Headboard), CJ (Martini Cartwheels), Heather (Wishful Writer), Arial and Earthmuffin there may be more —eerrggghhhh no memory left!