Friday, July 31, 2015


I am a total fan of cherries, and this wow-worthy chocolate treat that's so simple to make, is sure to be a winner with friends or family.

1 Pkg Cream Cheese that's been softened
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Chopped and well drained maraschino cherries (Or use regular cherries)
1 Tbs Maraschino Cherry Juice (Or use regular cherry juice)
2 Eggs
1 Box Betty Crocker Ultimate Fudge Brownie Mix
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees or 325 degrees in a dark or nonstick pan.  Grease the bottom of the square pan with cooking spray of your choice.  In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, cherries, cherry juice and 1 egg with a spoon, then set aside.  In another bowl, combine the brownie mix, pouch of chocolate fudge, oil, 1/4 cup water and the other egg until well blended.

Spread 1/2 the batter in the pan, then spread the cream cheese mixture over the batter.  Carefully spoon the remaining batter on top, spreading gently to cover.  Bake 43-47 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick 1 inch from the side of the pan comes out almost clean.  Cool for about 1 1/2 hours before cutting.  If you're fortunate to have any left, store covered in the fridge.  

August 4 at 10pm can't get here fast enough when the Season 2 premiere of Playing House is back on USA!  One day last year, I watched the first episode of this crazy sitcom, then found myself hooked until the season ended, causing me to suffer withdrawal.

When viewing this program, you'll be amazed at the chemistry between these two actresses Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, and that's because they are best friends in real life.  The series touches on things that you've probably experienced at some time, and somehow making you crack up.  There's just this super funny vibe that you can connect with no matter what the topic is.  Even better, there are occasions that they stray from the script and it's hilarious! If you just want to have a real good time with the girls, grab some popcorn, sandwiches and lemonade, then binge on this wonderful program  ON Demand, or on-line before the new season starts.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Bloggers who have any of their posts set to public have something to say that they want others to know about. Recipes, decorating, book reviews, landscaping, fashion, entertainment news, relationships or sex, these are topics that may be important to you.

Social Media has conditioned us to friend, tweet, follow or connect via many outlets.  As bloggers we torture ourselves by paying attention to the numbers, while promising ourselves it's not all that important.  It's also entirely possible that non-bloggers think about things like this too.

We spend a great portion of our day pinning, liking, viewing or sharing, in addition to coming up with daily content that's interesting.  We wonder if we've said the right thing, obsess on whether the things that are supposed to be funny actually are, have nightmares about what happened to the subscriber we lost, and if people really care about us.

Do numbers reflect those feelings?  Some of us may have 2000 followers on Pinterest,  9 on Facebook and 852 subscribers.  Many may have 323,000 views , yet only 72 actual followers. The list goes on and on, but what does it all really mean?

Let's be honest.  If we had only 10 views or 5 followers or 10 friends, wouldn't that just be the pits and hurt like the dickens?

Can any of these numbers actually translate into income?  Do these statistics drive whether you continue to spend hours every day blogging about the things that you love?  Does it matter to other people who are looking at your blog?  Do you help other bloggers to meet their goals?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Assistant or Housekeeper (Morrisville)

Compensation: $40/hr
I am looking for a woman that has the ability to work an hour or two a week. Very part time but money is good. $40/hr. You would be doing some note taking or light cleaning. I would want you to do this in the nude. i dont expect a Barbie body either. If you think this might be kinda fun, different, let me hear from you and we can talk about the details.

Female Helper Wanted - $15 per hour (Garner)

Compensation: $15 per hour
Looking for a female to help me with housecleaning and organizing.

Must enjoy receiving massages. This will be part of the initial interview at my location.

You will be working with me at my house.

$15 per hour. Evening hours 9:30 pm to 1:00 am in Garner. Interviews done in the evenings as well.

I am a 39 year old single white male with no time.

Part time 20 to 25 hours per week.

Must be flexible with duties and have transportation.

Interview required. Please respond to schedule an interview.

Interviewing Cougar \Erotic Maids (Raleigh)

compensation: $500-$700
We are interviewing today for our maid services for the Raleigh\Cary area. We provide light cleaning in sexy attire. If interested submit recent pictures\number.

Injured athlete needs Sitter 

Compensation: Negotiable

need of full time not part time babysitter for grown 34 year old athlete with a recent back injury. Responsibilities include cooking, beer fetching, pill appropriating, and bathroom mobility assistance. Requirements for hire are attractive, nice bum, good taste of beer selection, and able to fulfill above responsibilities. Pay is negotiable. Email responses accepted.

swinger party $$$$ (cary)

no pay
swinger party in cary
female with big behind needs
free beers and wines

Female massage therapist (RTP)

compensation: tbd
 Looking for a female massage therapist for a massage 2-3 times a month for 90 minutes. I would need to come to you and would be coming from the Chapel Hill Area. I would need you to spend time on my glutes, upper/inner thighs near my groin. Yes I would be exposed, so you must be comfortable with that. I am not looking for sex or anything sex related, but have found that the massage places (Envy, Heights, etc) can not do a massage in that area of my body.


compensation: $100 if chosen
simple quick safe and fun! Plenty of references

females ages 18 to 44 sit clothed while our male model is nude, comment on his features.

you must be attractive in the face department.

14 women did this so far 12 got paid, the ones that didn't get paid were non talkative, and not good looking.

* you must send a picture of your face smiling

* Due to Insurance Industry Codes we Must shoot at your place

* you must present proper ID

* you must be outgoing and talkative


compensation: $13,000 a year to start

a few sobering statistics.There are approximately 100,000,000 males around the planet earth that PREFER big sexy women to their skinny twiggy counterparts.There are currently 314 Plus size models making an average of $13,000 a year Modeling in a sexy PLAYBOY type of style, shouldn't YOU get in on this phenomenon?Allow me to introduce myself, Since 2010 i have placed 19 Big and Sexy female models on various web sites.We are currently in need for the following type of models ~~~

1- ages 18 to 70 with all natural H cup breasts or larger!

2- women with massive behinds, so big they rival the width of a SMART car!

3- outgoing bubbly Caucasian females 18 to 25 with tons of curves and a lot of spirit to convey to the camera.

Have fun, make lot's of extra cash, and be your own boss with thousands of fans worldwide!

Respond with a few pictures and your cell # and full e mail address so we can send samples .

Need someone to film my fiance and I (garner)

Compensation: your rates apply

My fiancé and I are seeking a female photographer or videographer to shoot or film us during intimate sessions. If you are available please let us know.

It's not like I really have all this time, and I'm sure I could find better things to do, but occasionally, I find myself peeking over at Craig' s List to see just what type of jobs they're posting.  These listings can cause you to giggle or gasp in shock, but they're all downright interesting.  These are located in NC, but I'm sure if you check in your neck of the woods you could find a few as well.

Do you watch The Price is Right?  If so, you may notice something that consistently happens on every show, no matter what.  If you guessed it has something to do with the models you're on the right track.  While presenting a car, they are not allowed to turn their backs to the audience.  Next time it's on, watch closely as they walk around that vehicle without ever turning around.

Drew Carey, Bob Barker and Model

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


When I was a kid, anyone who was 30 years of age and older was a "geezer" and not worth my time. (lol) More often than not, these were the people who seemed to bug us the most. At 21, I vowed to turn 25 and just stay there because that just seemed like a cool number. You could drink alcohol, rent a vehicle, stay up all night and still look really good the next day. Eventually, those numbers kept creeping up higher and higher until 30 was the new 20 and getting older was just sort of ignored.  Now according to my son, I was born in 1919, which would make me the ripe young age of 96. No, that's not my age...yet.  If anyone actually asks me how old I am, he or she will get the truth.  I may not publish it to the masses, but I'm not going to lie about it either.

This topic came up as I watched one of my favorite programs on USA called Chrisley's Knows Best.  It's a half hour show that's laugh out loud funny, and this time the dad of the family, (Todd) was getting ready to celebrate a birthday and turning 47.  Always concerned about his appearance,  panic set in and his kids didn't help.  They didn't mind telling him that he really needed some work done on his face right away.   Almost immediately, Todd scheduled an appointment to get a little botox.  When the kids called their dad 3 days before his birthday, they lowered their voices to make him think he was going deaf.  At 17 and 18 years old, Savannah & Chase were having the time of their lives while playing numerous jokes on their dad.

I don't obsess over my age, but there are days I wish I could still do splits in the backyard, nonstop dancing in the club or to have no responsibilities so I could read books all day.  Even better, it would be total bliss to eat chocolate and cheeseburgers all day without the fear of gaining a pound. Then I wake up and realize there are bills to pay, housework to do, errands to run and phone calls to make. I'd like to think that I'm somehow a little wiser than I was years ago and ready to pass on ancient news to those who will listen.  It's also really neat to speak with older people who are filled with all this knowledge and information about the past.  Some of those tasty tidbits won't ever be found in books!

What about you?  Are you hiding your real age from people?  Do you care if everyone knows how old you are?  Is there something you wish you could still do?

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Before we get started, let's give a super shout out to my girl Kim of who lovingly does her weekly meme every Sunday about news, reviews, books and great info.  Hey there Kim!

Yesterday was a doozy!  This recent Facebook post explains pretty much everything that happened yesterday for the most part.  I still can't tell you what happened to my day.

Very rarely do I run into police road blocks for license checks, but it happened not once, or twice, but three dang times!  Yes, I waited until the last minute to reach the post office before closing, but I could have made it without all those distractions I tell you.  To make matters even worse, every one of those State Troopers probably could have been in a romance novel. *heh*  I asked each one if I could take a picture for my Blog and received pretty definitive "No's". (lol) Meanwhile, back to the drawing board with all that post office stuff next week.

We're still celebrating National Ice Cream Month with all kinds of fun recipes designed to make your mouth water.


4 Cups Vanilla Ice Cream
1/4 Cup Milk
1/2 Tsp Almond Extract
6 Tbs Chocolate Syrup (or more if you like)
Whipped Cream, Additional Chocolate Syrup, Sprinkles or Nuts, Strawberries

In a blender, combine 2 cups ice cream, milk, and almond extract, blending until smooth.  Transfer to a bowl and reserve.

In a blender, combine the remaining 2 cups of ice cream with 6 Tbs Chocolate Syrup, blending until smooth.  Divide among 4 10 oz. glasses.  Top with the rest of the reserved ice cream mixture.  Feel free to add on your whipped cream, more syrup, sprinkles and strawberries, then serve immediately.

This is a great way to have everyone join in the fun by helping to make these tasty treats.  If you're alone, why not sit back today with that book you've been meaning to read, or relaxing with a funny movie. Today is your day!

I'm not really a fan of MMA, however, I do run across that sport in romance novels, and the stories are enjoyable.  One would have to admit that they are fit, disciplined and committed.  What might surprise you, however, is the significant amount of domestic violence displayed by many of these athletes.  Guess what?  They're still making money with little repercussions from these criminal acts.  Bryant Gumbel interviewed Christy Mack on Real Sports who was beaten nearly to death by her boyfriend, War Machine.  In case you're wondering, his real name is Jon Kappenhaver.  Yep, she's a porn star.  Yes, if they were still together (there are conflicting reports about that), she had no business cheating.  He started abusing her 4 months into their relationship, and when he caught her with another man in her home, he beat her, breaking 10 of her ribs, nose and teeth, fracturing a rib, rupturing her liver and bruising her body.  You and I look at these pictures and see it as wrong. however, many MMA fighters feel she deserved it and had no problem sharing their opinions.

"@GTM_IV @ChristyMack @AlixJabber whats wrong with you, supporting a porn whore?
— Justice_4_WarMachine (@Mr___F***You) September 10, 2014"

After she was able to gather her courage by posting pics of her injuries, police issued a warrant for his arrest, and he was on the run, posting to Twitter until being caught a week later.  He may end up in prison for the rest of his life for attempted murder.

John Locher/Associated Press - War Machine in Prison Gear

I don't know this couple, but every time I see a situation like this, my heart cries out for the victim. I'm also saddened that an abuser feels the need to control a person he or she professes to love, by becoming violent.  This act has been publicized, but how many other victims are never heard?

Saturday, July 25, 2015


A zillion years ago while in the Air Force as a kid, I had a male buddy who used to read romance novels, which sort of surprised me. When he told me why he read them, it made a little more sense. He wanted to find creative lines to pick up women. (lol) Well...ok.  This friend also spent his spare time drawing pictures of vaginas (another story-heh) and had them plastered throughout his dorm room.  We lost touch, but I often wonder if he ever got married. (lol)

Hottie Hubby's Book for July and Fun Bookmark
So once a month, Hottie Hubby picks up one of my many romance books for his reading pleasure and this time it's one from Diana Palmer published in 1991 called True Colors.    He finishes 
but we never really discuss them other than to comment on whether he liked or disliked the content.  He then gives it back to me so he won't put it in the wrong place on the bookshelf. (lol) This is what got me to wondering if there are more men out there who are reading from our libraries.

Statistically, I was already shocked to find that there are actually more male bloggers than women, but when I realized that according to Nielsen Books and Consumer Tracker, in a survey they did for RWA, 16% are reading romance novels, my jaw dropped.

Other than my husband, I've never seen a guy read or talk about a romance novel, having only seen those who dismiss what we read as silly or unreal.  We like our Happily Ever After, but do men want to see that too?  Are they actually talking about romance, reading reviews or joining book clubs like we are?

A Blog was started in 2014 about men reading romance, and while it's currently not active, the premise behind it was a really good idea, so I hope it starts again.

But what about you?  Do you know male bloggers who discuss romance novels, or have friends who are reading stories that make us swoon?