Monthly Archives: February 2011

Judas Priest diahrrea

Seriously though, if I have a chance to make a poop-joke, then I’m gonna.

So today, after 20-something years of being a general cock-rocker and Judas Priest fan, I realized that I’d been singing the lyrics to “Riding on the Wind” incorrectly forever?!

Um yeah….

I’d been singing “Burning all the Way” instead of “Riding on the Wind”? Either way, really, there’s an ass-joke in there somewhere. Right….maybe it’s just me?

I have a very odd twisted sense of humor.

We’ve all done this at some point in our lives.

I remember being in high school, and having Stephanie, from my youth group, mistake Aerosmith lyrics. She always thought “Love in an Elevator” was “Love on an Escalator”???  Yeah….sounds mildly uncomfortable, eh?

So what are your songs that you’ve mistaken for years? I’m curious…..I know I’m not the only moron out there.

PS: Thanks, Ed, for the inspiration for this post. 🙂

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Bound by Love by Pia Veleno

“Hell is as dangerous and fearsome as mortals are led to believe, which is why Beliaz left it behind to make a home on earth with a fallen angel named Eden. When Bel forges a ring to bind Eden to him forever, Hell has other plans for them both.”

Go to Pia’s website, and check out the free excerpt of her second novella published by Silver Publishing! You can also access her debut novella, Fallen. Both are fabulous!

http://piaveleno.com/2011/02/12/now-available-bound-by-love/

Angels and demons in love? Hot naked abs on the cover? Wingasms? Oh hell yeah!

Once again, Pia’s verbose prose and steamy-hot sex scenes make this $2.99-buy priceless!  I most definitely want to read more about this duo, and hope they appear again in her future works.

Pia Veleno also has another novella, Man Whore, scheduled to be released next month! I, for one, can’t wait!

*Warning: This book contains graphic M/M sexy scenes. Personally, I think it’s uber-hot!

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love

Sentimental fools:

these mortals

believe in nothing,

 placating

their facades,

their dreams.

I lie in wait,

listening,

watching,

pulling my hair,

picking at pieces

of myself in

love.

Happy Valentine’s Day, you sentimental fools. 😉

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one

tiny cottages

clicking down

alleyways unknown

unnamed and free

in coarse gravel

dirt smeared

on our fingers,

face

the shape we’re in

becoming

oncoming

recognizing

one.

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Babe, I’m gonna leave you

inspired by Led Zeppelin’s Babe I’m Gonna Leave You

 

Floating above worlds,

words,

I hear

you calling to me,

freedom in flying.

Loves lost

long ago,

dreaming unfettered,

hair falling around shoulders,

kisses planted in collar bones.

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No Means No. Period. / Redefining Rape?

Excuse me while I jump on the OMG-WTF-ARE-THEY-THINKING?!?!?! bandwagon. There is so much wrong going on here, that I can barely form a complete sentence. I know. So, for Femme Writes on February 5th, 2011, I am reposting an email I received today from MoveOn.org. Please take a moment to read, sign a petition telling our government that this is NOT OKAY, and please check out the other lovely Femme Writes writers as well. Thank you.

Think “no” means “no”?

Well, 173 members of Congress don’t.

A far-reaching anti-choice bill, introduced by Republican Chris Smith and supported by 173 members of the House, includes a provision that could redefine rape and set women’s rights back by decades.1

Right now, federal dollars can’t be used for abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the woman’s life is in danger.

But according to the New York Times, the Smith bill would narrow that use to “cases of ‘forcible’ rape but not statutory or coerced rape.”2 This could mean cases where women are “drugged or given excessive amounts of alcohol, rapes of women with limited mental capacity, and many date rapes” would no longer count as rape.3

As far too many women know, bruises and broken bones do not define rape—a lack of consent does. The Smith bill is scary. And with 173 supporters it already has a frightening chance of passage—unless the public speaks up right away with an outcry that can’t be ignored.

Can you sign the petition to Congress today, demanding they oppose the sexist, anti-choice Smith bill?

The petition says: “Bruises and broken bones do not define rape—a lack of consent does. Stand up and oppose the dangerous GOP legislation to redefine rape.”

Federal funds are already severely restricted when it comes to reproductive rights and women’s health care, a situation that ends up hurting lower-income women in particular, who tend to use federally-funded services more often than wealthy women. The last thing we ought to be doing is legislating to make these laws more stringent.

In addition, the Smith bill is full of dangerous anti-choice provisions as well as the rape redefinition. Called “Stupak on Steroids” by NARAL Pro-Choice America in reference to Rep. Bart Stupak’s failed attempt to push stringent restrictions on insurance coverage for abortion during the health care debate, it would “force millions of American families to pay more taxes if their health plan covers abortion care, jeopardizing abortion coverage in the private market.”4

The Smith bill is just the first of many attacks on women’s rights to come in the new GOP-controlled House.5 If it moves forward, it would set an incredibly dangerous precedent for GOP action in the House for the next two years.

Can you sign the petition asking Congress to denounce the Smith bill to redefine rape? Click here:

http://pol.moveon.org/smithbill/?id=25965-17206042-gPcmQtx&t=4

Brought to you as part of Femme Writes, published by bloggers around the world on the fifth of every month. You can read all posts here: http://www.femmewrites.com/

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Lit Wit Trivia with PRIZE!

For Christmas this year, my Mom got me this set of 100 trivia cards for book geeks like me. 🙂 I thought it would be fun to test your literary knowledge, and give away cool shit too! I figure if I do this once a month, it will take me approximately ten years to get through the deck. Hmm….might have to rethink that one….anywhosit….there’s a link below for the trivia cards.

http://www.amazon.com/Lit-Wit-Deck-Trivia-Smarts/dp/0307465365

This month’s prize will be a copy of Devils Eye by Kait Nolan! It’s awesome. Trust me. Or you can read my review here:

https://christel42.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/devils-eye-by-kait-nolan-review/

Or you can go straight to Kait’s website here:

http://kaitnolan.com/

To enter, just comment on this post with the correct answer, no later than next Friday, February 11th. I will take all the correct answers, and then have a random number generator pick a winner! So, go team! And get your book geek hats on! It’s time to play!

***Authorial Anecdotes***

Within the brief compass of a biographical incident we can sometimes catch and crystallize the essence of a person’s character. Use the following anecdotes to identify the author below.

  1. When he was ninety years of age, this Greek tragedian was brought before a court of law by his sons, who sought to have him declared senile and thus incompetent to manage his estate. In his own defense, the playwright read aloud passages from his Oedipus at Colonus, which he had recently completed but not yet staged. The jury confirmed his competency, chastised his sons, and escorted him home as an honor.
  2. President Abraham Lincoln took this abolitionist author of  Uncle Tom’s Cabin by the hand and asked, “So this is the little lady who started this big war.”
  3. This British writer’s rags-to-riches life was more remarkable than any of his sentimental stories. Born into an impoverished family and having worked as a child slave in a London blacking factory, he became, at the age of twenty-five, the most popular author in England.

  

Please comment with all three answers for a fabulous prize to be awarded next Friday! Good luck!

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