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Frisky Friday - Sex in a Pan

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For a sweet summertime treat, make Sex in a Pan. It's no bake.

Here's a recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie.

I'd probably sub either shredded coconut or quinoa flakes for the oatmeal because oatmeal and me don't get along well. Daiya cream cheese may be easier to find for the dairy sensitive among you. I really don't see the need for raisins and I'd rather put some raspberries on top instead. I'd probably use So Delicious Coconut Whipped Cream and Belsoy Dark Chocolate Pudding. I think some people even sub graham crackers for the crust instead of nuts, which come in gluten free, but then it's practically chocolate cheesecake...

Happy Canada Day weekend!

R~

Warrior Wednesday - Pans

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1. Music

Pan Flute: This music always makes me think of martial arts films. Maybe I'm just weird because it also makes me think of Chinese buffets like The Mandarin. There are probably a few with that same name, but I went to a huge one in Ontario years ago and it's that specific one. It can be quite relaxing.

2. Film

Jackie Chan: Of course Jackie Chan has used a pan as a weapon in his films. I've seen him use bamboo chutes, ladders, and many other household items, so I wasn't surprised by this.

3. Legendary Martial Artist

Pan Qingfu: Grandmaster Pan was the man with the iron fist. He attained legendary status by age 30 having become proficient in over 20 styles of kung fu and studied with 15 masters of Chinese fighting arts. Pan Qingfu was one of China's most respected martial artists. He was adept at knocking his opponents out and it is bel…

Make-It Monday - Panning

Umm, so I picked the topics for my blog out months ago. This week happens to be Pan. I didn't look at the topics until just now and it's freaking me out because today I worked on a movie set as a background actress where they had cameras panning.

I don't really have any other updates related to panning except that I've been trying to do some background acting work for years now, so I'm happy it finally happened.

I spoke to someone in another city who seems interested in my skills if the other job doesn't come through.

That's all I have.

I've been struggling to catch up on sleep for a couple of days now.

Feels like I need to practice a little self-care.

Then I'll get back at everything.

R~

Frisky Friday - Sexual Freedom

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You don't have to head off to a hedonist resort to feel sexually free. For some, a resort may be paradise and for others it may be terrifying.

Sexual freedom to me means feeling good in your own skin and being focused on having fun with someone instead of worrying about something like whether or not your legs are perfectly shaved or if your partner will think badly of you if you want them to explore options like fuzzy handcuffs or whipped cream.

It can take time to be comfortable like that and some people never get there.

So many marriages end because one partner felt they couldn't talk to the other about trying new things. And I don't think that is limited to sex. If you're fighting over which garbage can to purchase, can you feel comfortable discussing heavier topics like depression? Like sexual fantasies?

Let's face it, there are a lot of…

Warrior Wednesday - Fighting for Freedom

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It's really hard to feel free when you're in the position I am right now. I suppose I have some options, but many of them have things to weigh carefully. Financially, I need to make a serious change if I don't get a regular job soon. I'm at risk of losing my home.

It's not that I don't have desirable skills. There is one particular skill that is making it difficult for me. Which one? I don't speak enough French. I'm learning it, but I mostly know basic etiquette and swears. One of those is helpful for work.

I'm waiting to hear on the results of a job interview.

Options if I don't get the job:

Drive Uber: I'm already delivering food through them, but delivering people makes more money. There are drawbacks. One being that I don't love driving enough to make it my main career. The increase in car maintenance costs ne…

Make-It Monday - Freedom

It's hard to feel free when you're in dire need of employment and worried about losing your home. When nearly every moment is occupied with job hunting and applications and you'd like to be doing almost anything else. These weeks have been exhausting and I haven't gotten as much writing done as I'd like to.

I now understand why the working poor doesn't chase their dreams.

They're too busy fighting to survive.

But many a self-made millionaire started there.

I had a job interview today! It felt like it went well, but who knows? They could've been more impressed with someone else. I feel good about it anyway. I think it was one of my better interviews. I should hear this week. Cross your fingers, pray, or whatever you'd like for me please and thank you!

Hopefully the tide is changing in my favour. I could really use the kind of break that is a bunch of work.

I'm making a lot of progress in cleaning my home thanks to having a friend stay over this week. A…

Frisky Friday - Sexy Sits

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Gosh one can go in a lot of different directions when talking about sex and sitting.

For decades, babysitters invited their boyfriends over once the child they were hired to watch was gone to bed. Some didn't even wait for that. But I'm not in that world, so I don't know if it still happens. Are teens even capable of looking after kids now? Are they even allowed? I've heard of parents getting in trouble for having their twelve year olds look after younger children. It boggles my mind because that was a normal legal babysitting age when I was younger. It seems fourteen may be the age now depending on where you live.

Anyway, I'm not going there.

There are seat-like ledges in showers now that I'm sure aren't just there to put shampoo on. I'm also sure more than one park bench has been used for more than sitting. Bleachers. I'm …

Warrior Wednesday - Seated Kata

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In Iaido, we do a lot of katas from a seated position. Why? I think my sensei said a lot of our art is based on the what-if-you're-just-sitting-there-and-someone-decides-to-attack-you idea. Maybe you're visiting someone you think is a good friend and during tea they try to off you.

It's not really that far-fetched. One can know someone for years and discover they're vastly different than they seemed. Many people thought Ted Bundy was a fine gentleman.

Many of the seated kata start and end while seated and may have some standing parts.

In setei, there is Mae, Ushiro, Uke Nagashi, and Tsuke-Ate from seated. Four of the twelve are seated.

In the Omori-Ryu set there is Mae, Migi, Hidari, Ushiro, Yae Gake, Uke Nagashi, Kaeshaku, Tsuke Komi, Tsuki Kage, and Nuki Uchi. There is only Oi Kaze in that set that is performed while standing.

In the Eishin Ryu…

Make-It Monday - Sit

I've had far too many of the people that are supposed to help me tell me to sit and wait. Not on everything, but on the things that would actually get me employed sooner rather than waiting for months. Sitting around collecting a cheque that doesn't cover half of your expenses isn't how to get back to a place of prosperity or ensure you don't become homeless.

It takes real action.

So while waiting for the possibility that some company may eventually call me for an interview, I'm done sitting around in the interim. I've signed up for some flexible work doing deliveries. I'm done listening to fear-mongering about self-employment. Now I'm waiting to be approved to start.

And while that is happening, I've been creating myself a schedule that includes blocked off writing time. I edited two chapters today.

Tomorrow I meet with my job coach and Wednesday I meet with a recruiter who searched me out online because of my writing accomplishments.

I'm also tired…

Frisky Friday - A Sexy Election

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Because many need a distraction in the province right now, I thought you could do something fun with your partner.

Each make up some "ballots" with options for "play-time". Do it separately. You could even rank them.

Wherever you both vote the same or both rank highly, that's what you do first.

Everything else on the list is a discovery of some things you're curious about that you can explore together later ;)

Have a good weekend!

R~

Warrior Wednesday - Election Strategy

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Not that is has anything to do with today's post, but I had to repair my kurigata again. Hopefully, it will last longer this time. Last time, I didn't notice something about it. It wasn't making full contact with the sword because it was arched like a human foot. I scraped off the old glue and filed it down some to make both surfaces connect better, so I think it will last longer this time.

In other news, the election is tomorrow. The province is a bit of a verbal battleground. Simply suggesting an article has too little information or another has come to be under suspicious circumstances results in backlash. Yet I continue to implore people to investigate more deeply. Don't blindly accept something just because it's about someone you don't like. That's not objective.

I don't know why I can mostly stay calm despite all the chao…

Make-It Monday - Electing to Succeed

It's election week in Ontario though advanced voting started last week. Thus, the theme for this week is born.

But other than mentioning that I'm working the election as a tabulator, I'm not actually going to spend a bunch of time talking about the election because I really don't want to.  People will be handing me their votes in a cardboard folder to feed into the vote counting machine. Tomorrow, I train for it, Wednesday I pick up my machine, Thursday is the election, and Friday there's some sort of debrief.

So what am I going to talk about? Electing to succeed. What do I mean by that? I mean choosing the path that will lead to your own definition of success.

For example, yes, there are many things I *can* do for work, but if I apply to everything I could possibly do, I know it won't lead to me having a reasonable amount of happiness. Some jobs are more demanding than others and could leave me in a position where I'm making money, but have no time to write.

T…

Frisky Friday - Tree What?

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So... Um... There's a subset of pornography featuring trees.

Things you probably never wanted to know. Or maybe you do, but I'm going to leave that search to you.

How do I know about it?

I typed 'tree sex' into Google.

I don't know why I didn't think about that before I did it.

Of course, I'm not shocked. There seems to be a fetish for everything these days.

Anyway, I thought it would come up with that scene from Evil Dead. Nope.

Or maybe some article talking about how great sex is in a tree house.

Or even how it could be romantic to have sex under a tree.

Apparently, there's a 5,000 year old Yew tree in Perthshire, Scotland that changed sex in the last 3 years. Or at least part of it did. This is supposedly quite a common thing in trees.

If you feel like a read tonight, this post goes in depth about how trees only have sex through oth…