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October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween! Happy Samhain!

Happy Halloween and Happy Samhain, everyone! The Count and I are going to Salem, Massachusetts this afternoon for the Halloween festivities. We are likely moving again in early 2007, so this will likely be our last Halloween in Salem.

I have been added as a writer to yet another magazine. I am researching an article about sexsomnia, which is when you have sex while you are asleep. "Sleep sex" has a dark underbelly. It's been used as a defense in rape and child sex abuse cases - and the defendants won their cases. If this disorder is valid, it is rare. I'm still looking into it, and it's hard to say whether or not it is accepted as a valid disorder because it is very new. Still, saying you couldn't have molested a child because you were asleep at the time strikes me as one hell of a creative excuse.

I made chocolate mousse yesterday, and I tried something new. I added orange extract to the whipped cream. It was delicious. I think I added too much, but the orange went great with the chocolate.

As usual, I will be busy writing articles and stories, and I won't be blogging much.

Happy Halloween and Happy Samhain everyone!!!

Posted on October 31, 2006 at 08:57 AM | Permalink | Comments (8)

October 25, 2006

Playboy's Ten Sexiest Memoirs Of All Time

I was checking out Playboy recently to find that list of political bloggers that Pandagon was on, but I couldn't find it. However, I did find Playboy's list of the Ten Sexiest Memoirs Of All Time. It's a good list. A biography of Klaus Kinski is on the list. I had no idea that he fucked nearly anything that moved. Apparently, he had that kind of reputation. I've ordered two of the books on the list from my local library. Yes, even Tinytown has "The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt" and "The Sexual Life of Catherine M". I figure if I'm going to write erotica, I need to read the good stuff. After I read those books, I'll try "100 Strokes", "Emmanuelle", "Nine and a Half Weeks", and Hedy Lamarr's biography.

Here is Playboy's List of the Ten Sexiest Memoirs Of All Time:

1) The Sexual Life of Catherine M, by Catherine Millet (2001)
2) The Surrender, by Toni Bentley (2004)
3) The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, by Giacomo Casanova (1826)
4) 100 Strokes of the Brush Before Bed, by Melissa P. (2003)
5) Nine and a Half Weeks, by Elizabeth McNeill (1978)
6) Emmanuelle, by Emmanuelle Arsan (1967)
7) My Life & Loves, by Frank Harris (1923)
8) Kinski Uncut: The Autobiography of Klaus Kinski, by Klaus Kinski (1996)
9) Ecstasy and Me: My Life as a Woman, by Hedy Lamarr (1966)
10) Motley Crue: The Dirt-Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band, by Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Six (2001)

Posted on October 25, 2006 at 05:46 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

October 23, 2006

Condoms4Life

I received e-mail from Catholics For A Free Choice. It's about the Condoms4Life campaign. The idea is to encourage the Pope to lift the ban on condoms, since condoms can help prevent the spread of HIV. It sounded like a good cause to me. Go to the link and read the press statement and sign the letter being sent to the Pope.

Posted on October 23, 2006 at 05:42 PM | Permalink | Comments (14)