The Hobbit, Playing Hooky, and a Soul On Fire

The Hobbit came out
The third and last installment
Of the whole series

I went to see it
With my love and my family
After work last night

My love played hooky
And called in from work today
We took advantage

We have spent the day
Tangled in love and kisses
All over our bed

We have laid around
Watching Netflix and cuddling
The whole afternoon

It is things like this
Movies with family and sex
That makes life worth it

Worth the pain and stress
Worth the work and loneliness
Worth all the hard times

Days off on hump days
Are so perfect and lovely
To write these haikus

And to spend the day
Wrapped up tight in love and sex
A soul on fire

#humpdayhaiku

Sophrosyne

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I’ve just recently come across this word, this way of life, this Greek Goddess.  It perfectly sums up why I roll out of bed at 7:00 AM twice a week and bow and greet the sun.  It’s the reason yoga allows me to become a better person, it’s that honest inward looking at oneself in order to reach peace and live contently and joyfully day to day.  I think achieving this is why so many people meditate, and go to therapy, and write blog entries to sort out what’s in their head.  It’s the drive and the inspiration, to acknowledge, admit, work through, and let go of things in order to truly know inner peace and true happiness.

D.C. Drag Night

Last night Alana and I went out for dinner, drinks, and a drag show with Kris, his husband Nick, and Nick’s sister Amber.  We went to a restaurant and we did exactly what we did last month, which was order drinks and a ton of fattening food.  We all ate to our heart’s content, calories and fat not mentioned once the whole night.  We all talked our heads off because for whatever reason the vibe of us five young adults just clicks together so effortlessly.

And then we drove to D.C. and went to Town Danceboutique, which is a swanky gay nightclub in D.C.  Alana and I had never been there before, and the place was fantastic! The drag show and the drag queens were amazing, talented, and extremely fun.

Titanna and Jiggly Caliente from RuPaul’s Drag Race were there, and they were absolutely phenomenal!  Especially Titanna, she was beautiful, and sexy, and confident and talented.  We all ordered more drinks when we got to the nightclub, of course, and we lucked into getting VIP seats from the wedding party of two men we met there who had just gotten married that night after being together for twenty years!

So needless to say, everyone was feeling great and we all had a great time.  But, that’s enough about how thrilling a drag show can be, and how great a night out with good friends can feel.  Here are the queens. One queen performed “Let It Go” from Frozen, as Elsa, and it was an amazing performance.

Sex, Video Games, and Gilmore Girls

There were three things that I did in extreme excess this weekend, and they were:

  1. Had lots of mind-blowing sex.
  2. Played hours and hours of video games (Zelda: Ocarina of Time for me, Dragon Age: Inquisition for her).
  3. Watched hours and hours of Gilmore Girls on Netflix.

These two days also included some lovely red wine, lots of chocolate, cuddling, and excited talks about the future.

I wish every weekend could be like this weekend.  We are busy with several dinner plans, Christmas shopping plans, Christmas plans, and plans to mail out our save-the-dates every other weekend this month.  It was good that we got all this indulgence in while we could.

Goodbye perfect, indulgent, lazy weekend, I can already feel Monday on the horizon.

I Just COULDN’T Make It Through The Second Outlander Book…So I Started The Golden Compass

Despite being an avid reader and someone who constantly devours books, there is something I almost never do that I’ve found the large majority of readers do: I almost always finish a book that I’m reading!

Even when that book is boring, or slow, or I’m just not feeling it.  I find many books to be slow initially, so I always want to give the story time to speed up or become interesting.

So it surprises me to say that I just couldn’t make it through Dragonfly in Amber, the second installment of The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon!

I found Outlander itself, the first book, to be a pretty good read.  Still, there were many times during the book that I felt bored.  My interest in it came and went, and the book was a bit of a roller coaster for me in terms of feeling interested in the story and the characters.

And while I definitely enjoyed some parts of Dragonfly in Amber, I’ve just found that I’ve kind of stopped caring about the characters, and the plot, and where this series is going.  I’ve been uninterested in this book for months, yet I’ve slowly been making my way through these short chapters that somehow seem to drag.

I didn’t want to quit reading it for many reasons.  For one, so many people love this book and the series!  My Mom, aunts, and cousins are all making their way through the series and they are way past this second book.  Them, as well as people/acquaintances I know, are absolutely in love with this series.

The second reason is that I loved the first half of the first season of the t.v. show Outlander that aired on Starz earlier this year.  I’m ready and excited for the second half, and for any additional seasons! So I wanted to keep reading the series along with watching the show.

But the honest truth is that I think this is the very first popular fantasy fiction series that everyone loves…except me.  As a girl who is head over heels in love with The Harry Potter series, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Wheel of Time series, The Hunger Games, and many more, I didn’t think a time like this would ever exist for me.

The plot throughout these Outlander books just doesn’t seem or feel real enough to me.  I feel like things work out so easily for Claire so much of time time.  I just haven’t fallen in love with the essence and the energy of the story the way I have with all these other fictional worlds.

A very close acquaintance gave me the book His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, which is the three books that is The Golden Compass series put into one.  I am only on the second chapter of the book, and I am so in love.

The writing is phenomenal, I can feel the magic jumping off the pages at me.  I feel curious, and intrigued, and pulled in, and child-like, and I just can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next.  And that’s what I was missing from the Outlander series.

That magic, that intrigue, that thirst to lose myself in a fictional world.  While there were many parts of Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber that I enjoyed, it just wasn’t enough.  It was a good story and the character development was nothing to complain about.  But it just…it just wasn’t there for me.

Maybe a day will come when I’ll pick up Dragonfly in Amber again and finish it.  I think it’s likely to happen once Starz does start airing the second season.  But for now, His Dark Materials has my heart and my eager hands.  For now, I’ll just have to be the one person who didn’t find The Outlander Series to be the bee’s knees.

Photo Prints, Lunch Dates, And Santa Hat Selfies

We got in the prints
Of our engagement shoot bliss
Our walls will know love


IMG_3586Had lunch with some friends
Two baby boomer kind souls
My own soul is rare


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I put on a santa hat
And take some selfies

#HumpDayHaiku

The life and times of a quirky millennial with lesbian tendencies.

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