Friends With Benefits


Friends With Benefits – A Valentine’s Alternative
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Friends, Reader, Countrymen – with Valentine’s Day around the corner, here’s a small bit of advice. Don’t let the perfect become the enemy of the good. A Valentine’s Day night with a Friend with Benefits is better than one spent alone or with some desperate, hookup partner. True, it’s not as good as having a “proper,” romantic partner on Valentine’s Day, but a Friend with Benefits is a relationship partner, therefor both good enough and far less stressful than the norm on this upcoming holiday.

Pedantic Note: The yellow roses with some red-blushed one amongst them are a “hat tip” to one variant of the Floriography of Victorian times in which yellow roses were for friendship and red ones for romantic interests. πŸ˜‰

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The Year Of The Rabbit

The Year Of The Rabbit
Its The Year Of The Rabbit

Today is the Asian Lunar New Year and the beginning of the Year Of The Rabbit.

So… Relax, Think Happy Thoughts, Get Lucky, And Make Some Babies?

Yes, in China and across most of Asia, this now the Year Of The Rabbit, specifically the Water Rabbit. It is considered the luckiest zodiac year, characterized by peaceful and patient energy, good luck, creativity, and fertility.

But, in Vietnam, It’s The Year Of The Cat

As I wrote though, it’s the Year Of The Rabbit across most of Asia. In Vietnam – possibly because of odd crossovers between the pronunciation of rabbit in Mandarin and the written form in Kmer; possibly because the Vietnamese have a longstanding and not unexpected bias against the Chinese – this is the start of the Year Of The Cat.

So, so as to both limit Chinese cultural tyranny and to make some inroads against my own personal anti-Vietnamese bias, here’s some fine cats as well. After all, 50 years is a bit long to hang on to that level of hate. πŸ˜‰

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'Tis Boxing Day!

‘Tis Boxing Day!

As many of you are unaware, this is once again Boxing Day – the last vestige of Saturnalia, which is the holiday appropriated by Constantinian Christians and thereafter called Christmas.

But Why The Maids?

I’m showcasing sexy maids, because one, fun, Victorian tradition – and it was the Victorians that both made Christmas what is today and reintroduced some of the more “moral” Saturnalia traditions to Christmastide – was a role-reversal between masters and servants on this day. πŸ˜‰

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! And, may you be blessed with presents which are as wonderful to unwrap and enjoy as these.

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Christmas Eve Dreams

Christmas Eve Dreams

While the children are nestled all snug in their beds with visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads, ’tis the perfect time to make your own Christmas Eve Dreams. πŸ˜‰ Ones, sweeter by far than any dragΓ©e and better by an even broader margin for settling your brains for a long winter’s nap.

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