kestrel337 replied to your post: Gross dog shenanigans under cut. So, …

Oh, man, they never give you a moment’s peace, do they? Good thing we love them so much.

No kidding. I don’t know if there’s also been this much wildlife around and I just never noticed before or what.

There was no scuffle this time. The dogs didn’t even bark, and they’d been outside all of maybe a minute. The poor thing must’ve just been standing in the middle of the yard.

mazarin221b replied to your post: A+ mansplaining, well done

…My sideye is pretty epic right now.

I know! What the fuuuuuuuck.

I was too busy trying not to sound like an ass myself by citing my in-progress doctorate in comparative literature to even start picking apart that nonsense to his face. I just stared a lot.

A+ mansplaining, well done

Today I was the recipient of a lecture by a middle-aged Russian gentleman, the gist of which was that Russians understand American literature better than Americans. Because, you see, To Kill a Mockingbird would never be taught as a coming-of-age story here in America, but that’s how it’s taught in Russia. Here, you know, we’re all blinded by the racism, so we miss the real point of the book.

I just. I. What?

micdotcom:

Salem mayor has put her money where her mouth is over local college’s LBGT bigotry

Earlier this summer, Kim Driscoll, the first female mayor of Salem, Mass., pulled funding from Gordon College, a small, Christian liberal arts school located outside Boston. The school had cosponsored a letter to President Obama asking for a religious exemption to his executive order to end employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. 
What Mayor Kim Driscoll did about it | Follow micdotcom

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micdotcom:

Salem mayor has put her money where her mouth is over local college’s LBGT bigotry

Earlier this summer, Kim Driscoll, the first female mayor of Salem, Mass., pulled funding from Gordon College, a small, Christian liberal arts school located outside Boston. The school had cosponsored a letter to President Obama asking for a religious exemption to his executive order to end employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. 

What Mayor Kim Driscoll did about it | Follow micdotcom

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Hi, I was wondering if you could recommend other BDSM novel where there's a healthy relationship and a good representation of what BDSM is like? I'm not sure where to look, or even what to look for.

Asked by Anonymous

fuckyeahsexpositivity:

Hiya Anon!

Allow me to bombard you with links:

If you’re less of a reader and more of a listener, then I’d suggest Bawdy Storytelling!, if you’re interested in all things Leather, I’ve been told that Leather Ever After is a fun collection of short stories. If you’re looking for sexy submissive times, then Sexy Stories of Submission might be a good thing for you. If you’re wanting more negotating look at things, there’s Playing Well With Others, and for rope The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage.

For a little more out there, Guy New York writes some sexy, exhibitionist things over on his blog, and recently, he has a book called The Island on the Edge of Normal

The Big Book of Orgasms, Bound For Trouble by Alison Tyler, Slave Girls: Erotic Stories of Submission by D.L. King, The Big Book of Submission by Rachel Kramer Brussel, The Big Book of Domination by D.L. King, Debra Hyde’s books, Nawashi-Jujun by Graydancer are available on kindle pretty cheaply (or for freesies) 

Here’s another list of books and agencies: http://lperkinsagency.com/our_books 

For straight up blogger writing, I’d recommend:

http://poeticdesires.com/-A wonderful Leather writer, bootblack, painslut, switchy kind of gal, she won the Dirty Pig contest last year at Dark Odyssesy.
http://www.graydancer.com/-Opinions, education, smokin’ hot stories and a damn fine rigger, and educator to boot. 
http://quickienewyork.com/-A writer, of sexy exhibitionist things mostly revolving around hot quickies in the bar with some DD/LG scenarios
http://pervocracy.blogspot.com/-One of the most sensible approaches to BDSM, this was my introduction to finding the kink scene, and she breaks things down really well about consent. Amazingly well! 

So Anons!

GO FORTH AND READ SEXY BDSM THINGS. Better, BDSM things. Non-abusive psycho BDSM things. 

Happy reading

-MM/Epona

I took the dogs to an animal behaviorist this week. One of the things I’m supposed to do is be more authoritative, while supporting Charlie in being the alpha between the two of them.

I just caught Penny chewing on Charlie’s favorite marrowbone. I took it away from her and gave it to him. She gave me the saddest eyes and jumped up for a hug, so I told her: “I’m in charge of all the resources. You get hugs. He gets toys. And sometimes hugs. Also you get toys.”

I totally get this concept, right? I’m doing whole animal-behavior thing 100% right?

Let’s say, purely hypothetically,

thisprettywren:

That these two nightmare dogs just lost a fight with a skunk.

What, um. Help? Does tomato juice really work, or do I just torch the house and move?

Several people sent it to me, so let me just say a big group THANK YOU, because the baking soda/hydrogen peroxide/Dawn mix worked wonders. (No lemon Dawn at the grocery, for some reason, so I went with orange instead. And then showered with it myself, which got the transferred skunk smell off my arms. If you need me I’ll just be over here soaking in a vat of moisturizer.) It was a bit too runny/blinding to use on Der Schnitz’s stinky head, though, so I’m going to hit up a pet store as soon as it opens to pick up some of that Nature’s Miracle deskunking stuff. I’ll report back on its effectiveness.

(Penny had the sense to be side-on, as far as I can tell. Charlie, not so much. He’s a face-first kind of dog.)

I’ve never had this happen before, so if you’re a dog owner and don’t know this already—time is a big factor in how much any treatment is going to help. So it might not be a bad idea to have the supplies (either the hydrogen peroxide mix OR commercial deskunker; I’m only recommending the hydrogen peroxide mix at this point, and since baking soda and dish soap are always useful and a quart of hydrogen peroxide was all of $.88 at my local grocery, it’s hardly a chore) on hand, just in case your dogs are total morons like mine.

And extra towels. You’re going to need some extra towels.