This is quoted from a friend online. Of course, he has the typical US anti-soccer/ pro-baseball attitude. I lived in the US and did watch baseball. If there is any sport I would call dull (or close to as dull as watching golf) it would be baseball. The players don't even look like atheletes, most are chubby. I don't have a thing against chubby or heavier men, they just don't seem like athletes (other than the armchair type). Anyway, beyond the soccer, golf, or baseball cultural bias... Watching any sport is like watching a game play itself. Unless you are actually involved it is all kind of just watching. No wonder people eat when they watch TV, it is kind of unsatisfying and then there are all the commercials for food of course. Do you watch any particular sport on TV and find yourself going for a snack more often than you would if you were watching a mystery, or game show or just about anything else which does not show people involved in exercise?
If you don't have some romance, some intimacy and some humour in your BDSM, or your sex life to be more general, you should at least be getting paid for your time. When it is impersonal, just a role you are playing or performing to a script you didn't create... why are you still doing it? Performance art is fun, for awhile. After that you need a good book. I used to play online with men. It was fun while it was still creative and I was mainly the one in charge. I was just writing a story with instant feedback from the reader. It was more or less performance art. I had fun. However, you get to the point where you are done, ready to move on. If you still have to wait for your reader to finish wanking off, it gets dull and tedious. There are only so many times and ways you can say the same thing. I used to get mildly annoyed when my story would get stuck on him wanking and me waiting for him to finish. Later, it was that which began to change my mind about the whole set up of playing online. Each person thinks they are in charge, they are the one using the other person. The woman thinks she is getting what she wants. But she isn't really. I always found myself left wanting at the end of those encounters. Even if the men were good, even when the men did participate and add to the story in real ways, at the end you were still alone and he was gone off to his wife or whatever. Whatever humour there had been was back in the moment. The romance and intimacy were just an illusion, virtual, digital and not at all personal. Playing online is a temporary connection. I think men like it because they don't want a personal connection. They do just wank off and go on their way. Women fool themselves thinking they got something out of it - he won't forget me, etc. Not so. Too many online only encounters leaves you empty. The men take and take and give nothing to very little for your effort. Maybe the younger women are ok with that. They have grown up with the idea that sex is just sex and people do it all the time like monkeys and rabbits. I didn't grow up in that culture and I've never felt sex was impersonal. So I do want romance, intimacy and humour too and I won't settle for performance art. If it means being alone then I'm alone and nothing has changed. If I do find someone that would be lovely, a bonus for both of us I think.
Sagittarius General 2014 Overview: That rowdy and restless reputation of yours? You’ve definitely gone “off brand,” Sagittarius. Since last year, a clutch of planets has been in water signs, pulling you into more emotional and even solitary realms of your chart. This inward-facing vibe carries into 2014, especially since your ruling planet Jupiter is in Cancer, your intimate and soulful eighth house, until July 16. Not that exploring your inner landscape isn’t its own form of journeying, but you won’t get back to the actual globe-trotting until mid-July, when Jupiter moves into fiery Leo, your ninth house of travel, study and new horizons. Your enthusiastic personality won’t be so muted once that happens. However, you’ll still have to contend with stern old Saturn. The cosmos’ curmudgeon is in Scorpio, your twelfth house of hidden agendas and closure, until December 23. Saturn has been here since October 2012, doling out a few tough lessons about being overly trusting—perhaps even vis-a-vis a snake in the grass. If you’ve been betrayed by a frenemy or loved one, Saturn challenges you to practice a new form of forgiveness. You never have to be okay with what happened, but you don’t have to take it personally either. If you do, you make it about you (“what have I done to deserve this?”)…when really, it’s about them. It’s the equivalent of saying, “I no longer wish to be the dumping ground for your ugliness and wounds. Take them back and heal them somewhere else.” Shed that darkness, Archer, because on December 23, Saturn enters Sagittarius for the first time since 1985, setting off a three-year reinvention tour. All that is beneath you will be stripped away. It’s time for your own light to shine. Related: Read 'Jujitsu Rabbi and the Goddless Blonde' Love: Merge, baby, merge. Your ruler Jupiter is in Cancer, your zone of intimacy, sex and permanent bonds, until July 16. Steamy erotic encounters? Sure, why not. Discovering the joy of waking up with the same person day in and day out? Yeah, that’s a tougher one for your independent sign, but with expansive Jupiter here, you’re so up for it. Sexy Mars in your collaborative eleventh house until July 25 further helps you reap the rewards of being a true team player. From September 13 to October 25, Mars will be in Sagittarius, giving you dazzling powers of attraction. On October 8, the Aries total lunar eclipse ignites your house of passion and fertility. Lusty adventures and even a pregnancy could sweep in unexpectedly with this eclipse. Career: Takin’ care of business! As 2014 begins, there are five planets in Capricorn, your money and work house, putting you in productive spirits. Since January 1 also brings a new moon—conjunct soul-plumbing Pluto—you want purpose with your paycheck. Check out Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map to craft some goals with soul (http://bit.ly/odesire). Technology and teamwork hold the keys to success, with go-getter Mars in Libra, your collaborative eleventh house, until July 25. The April 15 Libra lunar eclipse could invite you into a powerful cadre of movers and shakers. With your ruler Jupiter in your eighth house of wealth and assets until July 16, you might invest, buy or sell real estate, earn affiliate income or welcome a windfall.Read more: 2014 Horoscope Forecast from the AstroTwins - 2014 Zodiac - ELLE Follow us: @ElleMagazine on Twitter | ellemagazine on Facebook Visit us at ELLE.com
This popped up on my Facebook feed. Wish I had the link to a better (larger) image.
Update: Again, About.com did not pick me. Another declination (that should be a word) from About.com. I'd be discouraged except every writer is supposed to have rejections and when you write for your own sites you lack that sense of rejection. So I have to rely on these random applications to About.com for my rejection slips. So... thank you About.com. I applied for the Obesity topic at About.com today. I spent most of the day getting distracted, writing about why I want to write about Obesity for About.com, deciding which links to send them and adjusting/ adapting my web resume to send. On the resume I just took out some extras. This is what I sent about why I want to write:
I am a fat woman, have been large sized for most of my life. I would like to give other large women the chance to live (not taking a back seat in their own life) as they are, yet be aware of health risks. To find their way through the current trend to accept fat and the other side saying accepting being fat is a bad thing. I see a middle ground. It is ok to like yourself and live as yourself, as you currently are. But, we need to think of our health and try to improve. Not just our weight but our lives in every way. The slogan on my blog is "Life keeps happening even when you don't look like you fit in". This is exactly how I feel as a large woman having my own life with good days, bad days and every day trying to be myself. Having said all that, I do read and keep track of current trends, facts and social networking. I'm really interested in the paleo diet right now. I routinely read other blogs about BBW fashion, large women and campaigns about body image. I read about health issues and experience a few personally. I network with other large women through my content curation, BBW Life, on Scoop.it. I am not a medical professional but my life has been full of all the experiences and challenges of being a fat woman. I've tried diets, fitness plans and I have lost some weight but put it back on again. Like most large people I know how to get fit but I have all the trials and errors along the way which have kept me the size I am. Over all, I am ok with me, lumps, bumps and all. I don't think a topic about obesity should focus on diet, exercise or weight loss. Health is more important than actual size. Body image is more important than appearances. I'd like to showcase plump, chubby, fat, obese women, helping but not limiting them.Of course, now that I've sent it in, the first thing I notice is a typo I missed.