Posts Tagged ‘Lazy Sunday’

Leaving Adult Retail

After almost exactly a year, I’m leaving adult retail (for now).  I’m not really sure if or when I’ll get back into it.  Obviously, I’m not done with the industry.  I have a lot of reviews to catch up on, and I don’t plan to quit reviewing any time soon.  But I could not be more burnt out from answering the same questions and having the same sales frustrations, day after day.

I’ve learned that I’m just not someone who thinks in sales dollars.  I will not ever lie to you to get you to purchase something, and if I think a product is shit, I will tell you that (nicely).  A lot of products in the adult industry are absolute shit.  Phthalates, parabens, porous rubber…  It gets to be exhausting trying to wade through the sea of utter crap to help someone find a toy that’s well made and body safe.  In a mainstream sex shop, that’s fucking difficult.  (To clarify: I was never, ever asked to lie.  But saying anything good about a jelly rabbit is impossible for me, I can’t just gloss over the toxicity issue.)

I’m so, so thankful for shops that are paving the way toward a higher standard of quality products and sex education.  There are a lot of people standing on the shoulders of folks at Babeland and Good Vibrations, and if Catalyst Con was any indication, things will  get better.  I would absolutely love to work for any of the amazing sex-positive retailers, like SheVibe or Tantus, that I’ve met during this journey.  And yes, maybe I am name-dropping to plant the seeds for someone awesome to throw my name in the ring.

But, I digress.  What does this mean for you?  It means I have time and motivation to do shit like write reviews!  And spend the required time with myself to formulate opinions, to write those reviews!  Also, I’m going to try to bring back Lazy Sunday links, which I didn’t know was a Lonely Island song until someone thought I was clever.  In hindsight, I bet they were being sarcastic.  Hm.

I will be back for tomorrow’s resurrection of Lazy Sunday linkfest!

So Lazy we Lost an Hour Sunday

Anybody live in an area that doesn’t observe Daylight Savings time?  Who hates it?  Who loves it? Who forgot until I brought it up?

I love it.  My birthday always falls right around the switch.  Last year, we turned our clocks back the day of my 21st birthday.  Of course, I went out that night at midnight, so I really needed that extra hour.  Daylight Savings just reminds me of anticipating Christmas as a kid.  I love when it gets dark early, and you can light candles or fires.  (For those times when it’s just not appropriate to light a butt plug on fire.)

I’m going to try to give the links shorter descriptions from now on to make the list a little less daunting and hopefully a little longer.  Yay or nay?

Carmen has some excellent November goals.

& White Liner: The Ultimate Primer – another reason The Beauty Department deserves an award.

& Bobbi visited Paris but it’s not like I’m jealous or anything.

& Have you seen Moonrise Kingdom?  Lexi made a great Etsy treasury based on Camp Ivanhoe.

Ali’s 3 New Things for November.

& Sarah’s November Network of Nice Hookups.  (Free help of all kinds!)

Twitter of the Week: Kelly Shibari.

 

I hope Twitter of the Week is a self-explanatory new feature.  Tell me how you feel about fall.

So Lazy We Lost an Hour Sunday

Anybody live in an area that doesn’t observe Daylight Savings time?  Who hates it?  Who loves it? Who forgot until I brought it up?

I love it.  My birthday always falls right around the switch.  Last year, we turned our clocks back the day of my 21st birthday.  Of course, I went out that night at midnight, so I really needed that extra hour.  Daylight Savings just reminds me of anticipating Christmas as a kid.  I love when it gets dark early, and you can light candles or fires.  (For those times when it’s just not appropriate to light a butt plug on fire.)

I’m going to try to give the links shorter descriptions from now on to make the list a little less daunting and hopefully a little longer.  Yay or nay?

Carmen has some excellent November goals.

& White Liner: The Ultimate Primer – another reason The Beauty Department deserves an award.

& Bobbi visited Paris but it’s not like I’m jealous or anything.

& Have you seen Moonrise Kingdom?  Lexi made a great Etsy treasury based on Camp Ivanhoe.

Ali’s 3 New Things for November.

& Sarah’s November Network of Nice Hookups.  (Free help of all kinds!)

Twitter of the Week: Kelly Shibari.

 

I hope Twitter of the Week is a self-explanatory new feature.  Tell me how you feel about fall.

I’m Actually Having a Lazy Sunday

It’s probably because the world is ending with Frankenstorm.  I’m actually having a Lazy Sunday.  I was given a random Sunday off, and I desperately needed it.  This week kicked my ass, and ended with Steve and me (dressed as Prince and a Playboy Bunny) singing karaoke at a local bar (“Darling Nikki” and “Oops… I Did It Again”, if you were wondering).

Braiding! For SHORT HAIR! I can have some fun too, bitch!

If you’ve been thinking about blogging, if you’re new to blogging, or if you feel like there’s still something you can learn (hint: there is, this is you), you should check out Ali Lehman’s Blog Tips post category.

& Shannyn wrote about How To Score Free Stuff With Your Blog.  I can get behind that.

Haha. They’re worried this could come to Boston.  Would you be comfortable with a Trojan crew giving away vibrators on street corners in your city?

Sarah Von says, “Be Happy In This Moment.
How is your weekend turning out?  Did you go out for Halloween at all?

Lazy Sunday After a Decidedly Nonlazy Week

It was a long-ass week.  Like, last night I did tequila shots, whiskey on the rocks, and beer, while watching strangers sing karaoke, and I don’t remember leaving the bar at all.  It was exactly what I needed.  (And we walked, in case you were concerned about my driving and inebriation habits.)

Last weekend, I missed Lazy Sunday because I had adopted a dog the prior Wednesday.  Dogs are an adorable little timesuck.  Unfortunately, Sunday night I had a grand-scale, terrifying asthma and allergy explosion brought on by the dog.  Luckily for all of us, he was an adorable Pomeranian mix, so despite having to go back to the shelter, he found a new home right away.  So we’ll see, maybe once we’re settled in a new city, Steve and I will consider trying to find a Bichon to adopt, since I know those little dudes don’t set my allergies off, or we may just enjoy having small furries for the time being.

Despite how behind I am on blog reading – my plan is to catch up on schoolwork on Monday and use Tuesday to blog plan and read – I was able to find some pretty exciting content for this week’s post.  Thank God for other bloggers having their shit together, because this semester, I sure don’t.

I love looking at Keiko Lynn’s weekly Instagram recap.  Partly because she’s gorgeous, and partly because I like to live vicariously through her.

Kaelah got married yesterday!  I’ve been keeping up with her wedding prep, and I’m just so excited for her, Mike, and little Toby.  I just with Georgia and Pip had been in the ceremony. ;)

Have you heard about The Totally Awesome Blog Hop?  I’m going to need to participate in this!

Carmen posted a recipe for Fideo, which is apparently Mexican pasta.  I was skeptical, but after looking at the photos and the ingredient list, I think I’m gonna be a Mexican pasta convert.

& Epiphora’s 4th Blogiversary is complete with a mega-giveaway: fifteen prizes.  FIFTEEN.  And they’re all items that she personally endorses, so you know this stuff is good.  Go enter!

 

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