“This Holiday, Unwrap a Little Romance”

“This Holiday, Unwrap a Little Romance”

That’s the headline on a print ad that arrived with the local newspaper suggesting a gift for Christmas – K-Y Date Night Couples Lubricants.  Wait, what!? Yup, K-Y ‘His and Hers Bonus Packs’ to “turn dinner into an unforgettable evening.”  It features a $2 coupon for either ‘Yours+Mine Couples Lubricants’ or ‘Yours+Mine Kissable Sensations.’  And it includes a description on the front both in English and… wait for it…French!  Mais oui!  Am I the only one who thinks this whole deal is just a little…over-the-top? It’s tied to an offer for a $25-off restaurant coupon. Seems to me restaurants would frown on folks throwing down in one of their booths during the busy dinner rush. “Good...

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Book Review/Blog Hop/Treasure Hunt

Book Review/Blog Hop/Treasure Hunt

Review Of Momnesia From A Testosteronic Point Of View: I’m going to admit right up front that, for a very long time, I’ve avoided books by women authors. Before you light the torches and round up the mob, let me add that the reason was, because I read almost exclusively for pleasure and escape, I found that books by women writers were too… well, nuanced. I’m looking for things to move along and not linger so much on the touchy-feely stuff. Okay, I’m generalizing but you get the idea. Nothing against women per-se, Lord knows, I just wanted a bit more testosterone in my reading material. I was perfectly happy with this approach until I met author Kathy Reichs a few years ago and spent a little time with her and her husband Paul on a...

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Real Men Can Cook! (And Boy, Is It Worth It To Your Home Life)

Real Men Can Cook! (And Boy, Is It Worth It To Your Home Life)

Some years ago, when I found myself at the age of forty and newly single, a realization dawned: if I wanted to feed myself affordably, I was going to have to learn to cook something besides a steak on the grill and a warmed-up can of green beans. Seriously, that’s all I knew how to cook, although ‘cook’ probably isn’t the most accurate word. Grilling is cooking, but opening a can of vegetables and nuking them really isn’t. Kind of like comparing ‘writing’ to ‘typing’. Similar yet different. There was a woman back then – isn’t there always – that I wanted to impress and with whom I wanted to spend some time, in private, if you get my drift. I thought inviting her to my (temporary) furnished apartment...

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