Frisky Friday – Sexy Sits

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Gosh one can go in a lot of different directions when talking about sex and sitting.

For decades, babysitters invited their boyfriends over once the child they were hired to watch was gone to bed. Some didn’t even wait for that. But I’m not in that world, so I don’t know if it still happens. Are teens even capable of looking after kids now? Are they even allowed? I’ve heard of parents getting in trouble for having their twelve year olds look after younger children. It boggles my mind because that was a normal legal babysitting age when I was younger. It seems fourteen may be the age now depending on where you live.

Anyway, I’m not going there.

There are seat-like ledges in showers now that I’m sure aren’t just there to put shampoo on. I’m also sure more than one park bench has been used for more than sitting. Bleachers. I’m sure there were many reasons my high school decided the new bleachers needed doors to access them.

There are a lot of positions in the kama sutra that are rather seated. And there are a number of positions that can be modified for anyone who can’t walk. There are also many assistive devices beyond swings that can help you have great sex despite your challenges. I found this post that can help you find what you need if any of this applies to you whether due to an injury or something long-term.

R~

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Warrior Wednesday – Seated Kata

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In Iaido, we do a lot of katas from a seated position. Why? I think my sensei said a lot of our art is based on the what-if-you’re-just-sitting-there-and-someone-decides-to-attack-you idea. Maybe you’re visiting someone you think is a good friend and during tea they try to off you.

It’s not really that far-fetched. One can know someone for years and discover they’re vastly different than they seemed. Many people thought Ted Bundy was a fine gentleman.

Many of the seated kata start and end while seated and may have some standing parts.

In setei, there is Mae, Ushiro, Uke Nagashi, and Tsuke-Ate from seated. Four of the twelve are seated.

In the Omori-Ryu set there is Mae, Migi, Hidari, Ushiro, Yae Gake, Uke Nagashi, Kaeshaku, Tsuke Komi, Tsuki Kage, and Nuki Uchi. There is only Oi Kaze in that set that is performed while standing.

In the Eishin Ryu set, many of the kata are not only seated, but you must move around while seated. These include Yoko Gumo, Tora-no-Issoku, Ina Zuma, Uki Gumo, Yama Oroshi, Iwa Nami, Uroko Gaeshi, Nami Gaeshi, Taki Otoshi, and Makko.

In the Okuden Iai set there are separate seated techniques including: Kasumi, Sune Gakoi, To Zume, To Waki, Shiho Giri, Tana Shita, Ryo Zume, and Tora Bashiri.

Many of these katas have things in common. Several of the names are repeated. Mae is the foundation of the art and several katas are versions of Mae. Migi is Mae if one was facing to the right. Hidari is Mae if facing to the left. Ushiro is Mae if turned totally around. Yae Gake is if you do Mae and miss. Tora Bashiri is basically the seated version of Oi Kaze. Tana Shita is if you have to hide under something like a porch to then spring up and get the target then hide once more.

I have this feeling that many look at our art and because it’s not as fast-paced as some, they don’t see the layers of richness in it. The idea that because there are so many seated kata it must be for someone lazy. In truth, Iaido is harder than other martial arts in a lot of ways because it takes endurance. It also takes a lot of patience and dedication because the slightest mistake in angles could mean missing the target completely.

Now, you may have noticed several kata have the same names. They aren’t exactly the same though. Subtle differences in angles and positions tell a differed

Life seems to be trying to kick this modern day warrior while she’s down. My phone fell and the screen is slightly cracked despite that it’s made of Gorilla Glass and it practically jumped out of my purse while I dug for my keys. Its cover flipped open. It was such a fluke. Of course, this is the day after I’m approved to do deliveries, which I need my phone for.

Anyway, I’m continuing the fight. I sat with another recruiter today who found me, so time will tell on whether or not that turns into anything. I’m hopeful amazing things will start happening soon, but I’m not sitting around and waiting for them. I’ve put out probably close to a hundred applications and have gotten one interview scheduled. It only takes one though.

That’s a new philosophy I’m adopting. I read about an author who aimed for 100 rejections a year. It seems odd, but if you expect the rejection, it stings far less. You can remain somewhat detached from the outcome and just focus on doing a good job. And the most important part is that you continually create. Because you do more than someone aiming for perfection, you achieve more.

I always have the choice to sit and wallow in misery or to dust myself off and try again. I bought a screen protector to try and prevent the small crack from getting worse. Tomorrow I have a mock interview booked. I choose to keep trying to get where I want to be. Off I go to make my first deliveries tonight. Am I in the most ideal mood I could be in? Nope. But I’m sure that will improve in no time. And as I was typing this, the woman who helped me finish signing up the other day called me to see if I needed any help and my mood has already improved.

R~

Make-It Monday – Sit

I’ve had far too many of the people that are supposed to help me tell me to sit and wait. Not on everything, but on the things that would actually get me employed sooner rather than waiting for months. Sitting around collecting a cheque that doesn’t cover half of your expenses isn’t how to get back to a place of prosperity or ensure you don’t become homeless.

It takes real action.

So while waiting for the possibility that some company may eventually call me for an interview, I’m done sitting around in the interim. I’ve signed up for some flexible work doing deliveries. I’m done listening to fear-mongering about self-employment. Now I’m waiting to be approved to start.

And while that is happening, I’ve been creating myself a schedule that includes blocked off writing time. I edited two chapters today.

Tomorrow I meet with my job coach and Wednesday I meet with a recruiter who searched me out online because of my writing accomplishments.

I’m also tired of sitting in general. When I can afford it, I’m going to get a small work out device like a stepper with a handlebar to be active while I watch movies. I’m sitting too much and my glutes are suffering. Because my quads are stronger than my glutes, my body is a little off kilter.

I’m going to get in touch with some people about my feature film script too. I have a place to send my one-pager and a martial arts contact was interested in reading the screenplay because he’s a filmmaker.

Other than that, I have some research and cold calls to make for my internship. I also have some other tasks for another recruiter.

I feel better than I’ve felt in a long time.

R~

Frisky Friday – A Sexy Election

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Because many need a distraction in the province right now, I thought you could do something fun with your partner.

Each make up some “ballots” with options for “play-time”. Do it separately. You could even rank them.

Wherever you both vote the same or both rank highly, that’s what you do first.

Everything else on the list is a discovery of some things you’re curious about that you can explore together later 😉

Have a good weekend!

R~

Warrior Wednesday – Election Strategy

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Not that is has anything to do with today’s post, but I had to repair my kurigata again. Hopefully, it will last longer this time. Last time, I didn’t notice something about it. It wasn’t making full contact with the sword because it was arched like a human foot. I scraped off the old glue and filed it down some to make both surfaces connect better, so I think it will last longer this time.

In other news, the election is tomorrow. The province is a bit of a verbal battleground. Simply suggesting an article has too little information or another has come to be under suspicious circumstances results in backlash. Yet I continue to implore people to investigate more deeply. Don’t blindly accept something just because it’s about someone you don’t like. That’s not objective.

I don’t know why I can mostly stay calm despite all the chaos around me. Perhaps it’s my training, though there are many with similar training that seem anything but rational lately.

Elections are a gamble. Most politicians don’t follow through with their promises. In some cases, that’s a good thing. In others, it’s upsetting. It means though that we’re betting on someone we actually don’t know at all to keep their word. It’s rather messed up when you look at it that way.

There are a lot of questionable things being said. For example, people are getting hung up on a politician’s stance on guns. Sometimes that is reasonable because I’m way not in favour of voting for someone who wishes all the gun owners I know dead. That’s not even a gun issue per se, but rather that I’d prefer a homicidal person isn’t elected to any office. In this current election, it’s a little silly to get distracted by a topic like gun control legislation because this is a provincial election and matters like gun control and whether or not we would go to war are under federal mandate. Not that we should ignore it entirely. I mean, they might want to run federally someday and then it becomes a BIG problem.

Anyway, I never saw how angry people got during election time when I was a child. I guess I was too busy playing outside in the fresh air with my friends or reading a book. There were only the newspapers, the door-to-door campaigns, TV, and lawn signs to go by and they took a lot more time to get people riled up. Now, everyday is a new angle or attack and the news can put out articles several times a day. There’s not time to catch one’s breath and think critically about whether or not voters are just pawns in someone else’s game. A game where people staying divided is a goal.

This election feels rather… American… Not because people want to liken one of the candidates to someone in the south, but because there has been more focus on attacking the other parties than there has been on marketing their own philosophies and platforms.

I’m working this particular election, so I have an even different view of it than I’ve ever had before. I’ve been briefed on voter fraud and things people try because many votes will be coming through my station.

Thankfully, I will be busy all day tomorrow. I’m allowed my phone or a book because I may need to call people, but I’m going to elect to stay off social media, focus on my duties, and take a break from the news onslaught. I’ll pack a second book in case I make it through my current one.

R~

Make-It Monday – Electing to Succeed

bitmoji_goalsIt’s election week in Ontario though advanced voting started last week. Thus, the theme for this week is born.

But other than mentioning that I’m working the election as a tabulator, I’m not actually going to spend a bunch of time talking about the election because I really don’t want to.  People will be handing me their votes in a cardboard folder to feed into the vote counting machine. Tomorrow, I train for it, Wednesday I pick up my machine, Thursday is the election, and Friday there’s some sort of debrief.

So what am I going to talk about? Electing to succeed. What do I mean by that? I mean choosing the path that will lead to your own definition of success.

For example, yes, there are many things I *can* do for work, but if I apply to everything I could possibly do, I know it won’t lead to me having a reasonable amount of happiness. Some jobs are more demanding than others and could leave me in a position where I’m making money, but have no time to write.

That’s not my definition of success. It wouldn’t make me happy. Success to me is having a decent job and being able to pursue my art. I don’t need to be getting wealthy off my day job to be happy. I don’t need to have the kind of income that lets me buy every new gadget that comes out or travel to every country. I need a position that uses my skills to help others while giving me enough to cover my expenses with a little bit extra to put towards debt and some social events.

But it may take a while to get that job. So I’m also pursuing other positions that give me skills I don’t currently have.

I have a multi-step plan.

I’m electing to succeed in the short term and building myself a path for future success.

There are a lot of things going on right now. For example, I got fingerprints done today and my internship is keeping me busy. I’m also self-studying a couple of things to boost my employ-ability. These things will also help my art.

Speaking of my art, I haven’t done much lately because I’ve been so busy figuring out my path and applying to jobs, but I’ll be getting back at it with more vigor than ever  once election week is over. I have a feeling I’ll be wanting to hermit regardless of the result…

I feel so fortunate to have good friends helping me through this transition! I don’t know where I’d be without them.

R~

Frisky Friday – Tree What?

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So… Um… There’s a subset of pornography featuring trees.

Things you probably never wanted to know. Or maybe you do, but I’m going to leave that search to you.

How do I know about it?

I typed ‘tree sex’ into Google.

I don’t know why I didn’t think about that before I did it.

Of course, I’m not shocked. There seems to be a fetish for everything these days.

Anyway, I thought it would come up with that scene from Evil Dead. Nope.

Or maybe some article talking about how great sex is in a tree house.

Or even how it could be romantic to have sex under a tree.

Apparently, there’s a 5,000 year old Yew tree in Perthshire, Scotland that changed sex in the last 3 years. Or at least part of it did. This is supposedly quite a common thing in trees.

If you feel like a read tonight, this post goes in depth about how trees only have sex through other animals.

R~