Friday, June 15, 2012

Google Reader

Well this may be a blessing is disguise. I searched Google Reader and found what appears to be a copy of my entire deleted blog. A little later today I intend to copy and re post the blog as I best that I can in its entirety in a new location with the same web address. :)

Might anyone have a copy of deleted blog?

This is heartbreaking. I have very little of what I posted early on. Can anyone help?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

My other blog was deleted....

So it happens I suppose. I have followed the instructions to reactiviate my other primary blog......

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Let It Snow!

Here on the east coast, we are bracing for a significant snow event today and tomorrow. Certain areas in the southeast and mid-Atlantic have already been impacted by this coastal storm. By midday tomorrow, a large portion of the population on the east coast will be in the midst of digging out and dealing with this storm and its after effects.
As I write this, I am certain the local supermarkets' supplies of milk, bread and soup are nearly exhausted. Nothing like a little snow storm to send people scrambling to the store to stock up for the impending end of travel. I don't follow that little ritual and I don't generally shop on Black Friday other. But I do find big storms very sexy. Of course, when lived briefly in the Midwest and we were exposed to when seemingly appeared to be daily blizzards, I lost my love for the white stuff. And when left the Land of Lincoln for the sunny shores of Peach State, we also left our snow blower behind. I am feeling remorse for the decision, and even today, several years later, I have no replaced my dependable snow blower, feeling as if I had lost a loyal pet that I could not replace. I may rethink this position and I nearly did last year after all of that snow. Today we are looking at somewhere between 6" and perhaps a bit more than a foot of the white stuff. Given the temperature and humidity level, I suspect and have heard that it will be relatively dry. So, shoveling should not be so excruciatingly painful and really can be put off until manna.
Which brings me back to storms. I find them sexy. It can be a tropical storm or a Nor'easter. I find these little gifts from above to be very sexy. I like to stay in and play or go out and get into a little trouble at the local tavern, revelling with others in the integrity of our Gore Tex and own sheer abilities to circumnavigate the neighborhoods wrought by high winds, driving rains and snow drifts. Today will be no different. I will entice Ally to venture out with me for some supplies. I think a case or two of beer maybe in order. I have a certain seasonal brew on my mind today. And then secure in our knowledge that we can survive for at least a day, stop by a pub for a quick pop of our favorite beverages.
Perhaps while we are out we will engage others like us, who brave the elements so we walk around in our sturdy stylish footwear and Christmas sweaters and make new friends. Ah, new friends in a snow storm. Such events in my life have led to life long friends and a couple of very sexy and memorable encounters.
So today, I say Let It Snow!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Tick tock tick tock; only one day to go!

I don't think that I saw this in the last Old Navy advertisement.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Two days to go!

I am feeling particularly festive this morning. I have a few telephone calls to make and then I am finishing some last minute shopping before Ally and I step out for some pre holiday cheer. I stumbled upon this photograph at I am glad that I did. This blogger has posted an extensive collection of high quality Holiday vintage photographs and pin up art. I look forward to exploring the rest of this site. If you have a minute, swing by and take a look for your self. I think that you will be glad that you did.

Compliments to

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

What was that!?!?!?

Well what a surprise this is?!?!?!?
This morning is the first time I even tried to look at our blog in a month. I followed a link from a blog over at titled Veiled Ember and followed one of my comments back here. Well this is wonderful. As many of you know, Google shut this, our other two blogs and our e-mail account down sometime in the beginning of the Summer. I was hugely disappointed. I also suspected that a disgruntled and most certainly "anonymous" poster on Literotica, one who might not like Hotwife themed stories, retaliated with a negative comment to Google. Perhaps not, but everything ceased.
Sometime in late July, I was able to restore the e-mail account. There I found several concerned messages from many of you. Thank you.
Well, we are now back. I intend to ultimately replicate this blog over at wordpress and to continue on here as before.
I hope all has been well with all of you. And yes, we are most well, very happy, enjoying our Summer and still somewhat playing nicely with others. I think that we may have a lot to post in the coming weeks.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Oil Spill

This is one of those stories about an event that emerged fairly quickly and has grown as the days have gone by and the true scope of the event has emerged. Nearly two weeks ago on Tuesday April 20, a fire and explosion occurred on a semi submersible oil rig. There were prompt reports in the press of the tragic loss of eleven workers' lives. The next day, press reports were focusing on the loss of life and the source of the hydro carbons (oil) fueling the fire. By April 22 the rig had sunk to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and the owners, the developers, and Coast Guard were trying to determine the extent of the flow. The following Monday, April 26, the owner's stated that the "The Deepwater Horizon is insured for total loss coverage and for wreck removal, to the extent removal can be carried out and is required. The total insured value of the rig is $560 million."

By now, most of us realize that there is a very large ruptured pipe spewing vast amounts of crude oil in to the gulf of Mexico some 41 miles south of the Louisiana cost in a section of the oil rich region known as the Mississippi Canyon Block 252. Following the failure of the sea floor located "blowout preventer", a device designed to prevent this very type of disaster, the oil flow began. Original estimates pegged the release at some 1000 barrels a day. Now, the estimated number is more like 5000 barrels a day and the reality is that we really don't know at what volume this crude oil is flowing into the Gulf. We also don't know when it will stop. At this point, BP Oil, the owner and developer of this oil field has taken full responsibility for the effects of the explosion of it's contractor's, Transocean, submersible drill rig, the Deepwater Horizon. But BP's ability to correct this problem has not been assured and their current proposal to stop this flow involves some untested installation of a device, much like a cover over the ruptured pipe. The device, known as a "oil recovery system chamber" is reportedly a 4 story high steel box of sorts that weighs in excess of 70 tons. Each of three of these will be lowered to the Gulf floor to contain the oil and allow for it to be pumped to the surface. We all hope that this plan succeeds, but as a reasonable individual looking from the outside in, it does not strike me as a plausible solution to containing a flow of liquid that is pumping with some rather large amount of pressure. And this device has never been used before.
So the reality is this is shaping up to be an unplanned oil release of a magnitude that perhaps has not been seen ever in this, the last or the previous centuries.
An economist by the name of David R. Kotok addressed this issue from an environmental, economic and financial perspective yesterday. Mr. Kotok is an interesting character. In addition to being the Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors , a respected medium sized investment advisory firm, since 1973, he also is Director and Program Chairman of the Global Interdependence Center. His is biography (excerpt below) as listed on the Cumberland Advisor website.
"David R. Kotok co-founded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its Chief Investment Officer since inception. He holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Kotok currently serves as a Director and Program Chairman of the Global Interdependence Center (GIC)(, whose mission is to encourage the expansion of global dialogue and free trade in order to improve cooperation and understanding among nation states, with the goal of reducing international conflicts and improving worldwide living standards. Mr. Kotok chairs its Central Banking Series and GIC’s Food and Water global stability project, a five continent dialogue held in Philadelphia, Paris, Zambia (Livingstone), Hanoi, Singapore, and Santiago, Chile.

Mr. Kotok is also a member of the National Business Economics Issues Council (NBEIC), the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the Philadelphia Council for Business Economics (PCBE), and the Philadelphia Financial Economists Group (PFEG).

Mr. Kotok has served as a Commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and on the Treasury Transition Teams for New Jersey Governors Kean and Whitman. He has also served as a board member of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and as Chairman of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

Mr. Kotok hosts an annual Maine fishing trip, where, it is rumored, most of the nation’s important financial and economic decisions are actually made."

Yesterday, CNN broadcast and published the following statements by Mr. Kotok during an interview with Joe Weisenthal where he explained a worst case scenario of this event, should the oil flow remain unchecked. (CNN Link)

"This spew stoppage takes longer to reach a full closure; the subsequent cleanup may take a decade. The Gulf becomes a damaged sea for a generation. The oil slick leaks beyond the western Florida coast, enters the Gulf stream and reaches the eastern coast of the United States and beyond. Use your imagination for the rest of the damage. Monetary cost is now measured in the many hundreds of billions of dollars."

"Usually, the first estimates in any crises are too low. That is true here. 1000 barrels a day is now 5000, and some estimates of spillage are trending higher. No one knows exactly. The containment and boom mechanism is subject to weather cooperation as we can see this weekend. Soon we are entering the hurricane season. The thoughts of a storm stirring up the Gulf, hampering any cleanup or remediation drilling effort and creating a huge 10,000 square mile black stew is frightening to every professional in the business. This will be a financial calamity for many firms, not just BP and its partners and service providers. Their liabilities are immense and must not be underestimated. The first estimate of $12.5 billion is only a starter."

"Thousands of small and independent businesses as well as larger public companies in tourism are hurt here. This is not just about the source of half the nation’s shrimp. That is already a casualty. It’s also about the bank loans for the $200,000 shrimp boat and the house the boat owner and/or his employees live in and the fact that this shock piles on a fragile financial system that is trying to recover from a three-year financial crisis. Case study, my fishing guide in the Everglades splits his time between Florida and Louisiana. His May bookings in LA have cancelled. His colleagues lost theirs and their lodge will be empty. They are busy trying to find work in the clean up. For him, his wife and eleven year old daughter, his $600 a day guide fees just went “poof”. When I asked him if he thought he had a legal claim on BP, he said he hadn’t thought about it yet but it gave him pause. As we suggested above, the $12.5 billion loss estimate is only a starter."

"Federal deficit spending will certainly rise by tens, and maybe hundreds, of billions as emergency appropriations are directed at larger and larger efforts to clean up this mess. At the same time, federal and state revenues tied to Gulf-region businesses will fall. My colleague John Mousseau will be discussing the impact on state and local government debt in a separate research commentary.
We expect that the Federal Reserve will extend the timeframe that we have come to know as the “extended period” in the making of its monetary policy. We do not expect the Fed to raise interest rates at all for the rest of this year, and maybe well into next year. We expect to see the deterioration of the economic statistics for the US to reveal the onset of this oil-slick crisis in May, and the negative impact will intensify during the summer months. A “double-dip” recession probably has been made more likely by this tragedy."

BP reported today that it is encouraged by it's efforts to develop the develop the device for installation over the three sources of the oil flow. For more information on this new release, click here (New York Times).

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cadillac XTS Plantinum

This concept vehicle was introduced at the Detroit International Auto Show in January and again this past week at the Beijing Auto Show. I understand that it closely represents the next generation of large Cadillacs and will replace the dated, though technologically packed if not advanced STS and the workhorse DTS. I think I just like it. That is hand cut and hand stitched leather with read wood. It is much larger than the CTS family and is sized between a BMW 5 and 7 series.
For more information see XTS Platinum

I was just so proud!

In a continuing effort to further the cause of procrastination during the work week, I decided to take this test that I stumbled upon this morning. I answered the questions honestly and really thought that I would score very low in the overall rating. But no......I apparently did just the opposite.

And for the record, BDSM and anything involving latex clothing is not my thing.

Your result for The What's your sexual style? Test...


You scored 54 imagination, 83 confidence, 67 dominance, and 75 generosity!

You are a KINKY, CONFIDENT, DOMINANT lover who prefers to give.

This means that:

You like relatively kinky sex, and you have the great imagination that will always keep your partner guessing and excited! There's no getting bored with you around, you could never settle for dull sex, you want something fun and new all the time. You aren't afraid to try out anything you hear about. You might just be an intelligent lover who needs to be mentally engaged, or perhaps you have some dirty dark secret kinky desires, but either way, you're never boring.

You are pretty confident in bed. This means that you know you can please your lover. Maybe you've read a lot of sex manuals, or have the experience from previous lovers, or just tend to be skilled at whatever you get your hands on, but you're good and you know it. You can really get results and know that you have pure talent, so you won't be hiding away shy, pretending to be all innocent. Your partners love your naughty self assurance, you don't hesitate and this makes you a sensational lover.

You tend to be dominant in bed, so you prefer to be the one giving the orders than taking them. Maybe you like the power, or just like controlling the pace, perhaps your partner likes to be dominanted, or maybe you get a kick out of the whole master/slave relationship, it could be something as small as liking to be on top during sex and tie up your lover to tease them, or it could be as kinky as them having to ask your permission to do anything at all. Either way, you are firm and you enjoy it!

You prefer to give than recieve. This makes you a very unselfish lover, devoted to the needs of your partner rather than your own. You get your pleasure from seeing them get theirs, you are a model sex partner. I'm sure plenty of people would love to have someone like you in bed with them! Remember though that if your partner gets pleasure from returning the favour it's okay to let them, they might love giving as much as you do!

get into some slightly more hardcore fantasy territory. Go for bondage in a not so light and fluffy way and discover just what you really like. Want to play master/slave games? Want to be tied up or tie someone up, in just enough discomfort that they don't quite relax? Want to try a threesome? Maybe you'd even like to try out sado-masochism. It's your call. Whatever you do, unleash that kinky thing you've always really wanted to try and give it a go, you're a great lover, and you know it, up for anything, generous, imaginative, confident, and happy to go for what you want, so enjoy.

Take The What's your sexual style? Test at OkCupid

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring cleaning.......

Today is the start of spring cleaning in our household. As much as I would like to have my wife dust on occasion, I would especially love if she dusted like this!

Well back to work.......and it is so nice outside too!

Chelsea Handler

It was probably one evening last year, I would think in September that I stumbled upon the television talk show "Chelsea Lately" on the E! network. Occasionally since then, I have again found myself watching this program, fascinated by the host, Chelsea Handler, and the subject matters that she presents on her program. I can not write with any sort of authority about this program. I have only watched it a handful of times. But I can certainly say that I find her to be beyond fascinating. She is beautiful, fast witted, dry, direct, funny, sexy, appealing, on topic and did I mention sexy?!? She is able to speak about celebrities, politicians and her own sexual history as if they were all the sort of topics that would be suitable for conversation at the in laws house. They probably are not suitable for the in laws kitchen or most family members. But they are funny topics nonetheless.
"Men don’t realize that if we’re sleeping with them on the first date, we’re probably not interested in seeing them again either.
Chelsea Handler is also a best selling author having now had two, if not three of her books published and blasting to the #1 spot on the non-fiction best seller list.

Today's New York Times has a terrific interview and background piece on this rising 35 year old talent titled "I'm Chelsea Handler. And you're not." Take a look. I like her. How about you?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring at last!

Thank goodness spring has arrived. As much as I love autumn and winter, this past winter really did me in. Their was too much snow and it was too cold. And in the Northeast and MidAtlantic regions, we are being treated to an early spring treat this weekend. People are wearing their shorts, flip flops, t-shirts and short skirts. Tops are down on cars and smiles are all around. So, I am going back outside to enjoy more of this fun!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Rose Bowl Parade......

Compliments to M Victors
Did you know that the Rose Bowl Parade is on.......
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Here is a heartfelt wish to one and all that this year is a better one than the last for each and every one of you! May you and yours this year be safe, healthy, free of crime, free of injury, enjoy prosperity, tolerance, knowledge and fun.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Boxing Day!

OK let's get right to the point. I really have no idea what this holiday is all about. I just read the required Wikipedia definition {why does anybody use that site?} and an article from today's on this topic. I knew that it was a holiday that was celebrated in countries where they consider Queen Elizabeth 2 the monarch of their nation. So that pretty much includes places like the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and even still Hong Kong. I was surprised to learn that Germany and Greenland celebrate this day too. Originally, it was a day set aside to give to those less fortunate than you. And it was even celebrated in the original American colonies before the Revolution.
So today, it can be many things. In Canada, it is big shopping day somewhat like our own Black Friday. In the UK, it is a big sports day.
I like Holidays. And I think that on this particular day, we may step out and have a warm bowel of soup and a beer.
We made it through yesterday unscathed and relatively happy. We had quite the Merry Little Christmas. Unlike previous years I am not terribly blue about passing another Christmas. I am delighted that Christmas fell on a Friday and I don't have to go to the office today!
So, whatever you are doing today, I suggest you take a moment and think of our neighbors to the north and across the pond and beyond and try to celebrate this most foreign Holiday. We are going to. Cheers!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Bring us some figgy pudding......

Merry Christmas!

As this most challenging and historic year comes to a close, I want to wish you all a safe, healthy and most joyous Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Casa Monica Hotel St Augustine, Florida
Compliments to James Watkins Photostream on Flickr
I stumbled upon this photograph and it reminded me of the many beautiful places I have visited over the years in the many southern states.