Monday, January 25, 2016

Bikini Baristas - What's the Big Deal??

Just now on my G+ and Facebook pages, I shared a story and video on Bikini Baristas. Bikini Baristas are people who sell coffee while wearing very little in the way of clothing. Also, there aren't just female Bikini Baristas. There are some that are operated by good-looking shirtless guys.

Apparently Seattle started this off, and you can check out -->this website<-- if you're curious as to where some of these establishments are located, in and out of Seattle.

Naturally this kind of thing is causing a lot of ruckus from folks who think the scantily-clad baristas should put more clothes on. A lot of complaints come from people who have children, who are afraid of their kids seeing a nearly-naked human body.

Which brings me to my thoughts on all this: why the hell are we still making the human body such a scandal? As one of the baristas in the -->story/video<-- says, they aren't hurting anybody. So what's the big deal?

If people don't like it, then perhaps they shouldn't get their coffee from there. And really, while they're at it, they probably shouldn't ever go to the beach again, or turn on the TV, or leave the house because **gasp** they might see someone who is showing off their assets!

C'mon, people. If they're not hurting anything, and are making a living and also making many customers very happy, why try to shut 'em down?

What are your thoughts on it, blog readers?



Monday, January 11, 2016

Bowie - A Few Words

I have loved him since I was five years old, my Goblin King from the world of Labyrinth.

He was the first celebrity that ever appeared in one of my vivid dreams. 

This creative, daring, fascinating soul - this true artist - will live on with us in spirit, forever a part of our lives, his art still here for us and future generations to treasure for years to come. 

I feel so lucky to have been alive during the time that this man was here on Earth.

RIP, David Bowie.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

100 Orgasms a Year = Longer Life?

I was watching the Steve Harvey show yesterday afternoon, and he had on some health specialists who were talking about all the things we can do to help us live longer. They discussed diet, exercise, sleep - all the usual stuff. But what caught my attention was this: apparently, having 100+ orgasms a year can add years to our lives. If that isn't a reason to have more sex, whether it's solo or with someone, I don't know what is!

It's funny because it seems like sex is the only so-called "healthy" thing that I can think of that still has shame attached to it. Why is that? If sex is good for you, if having orgasms actually increases our longevity, why on earth do we still try treat it like it's something to be ashamed of?

I recently read Alan Cumming's autobiography, Not My Father's Son, and there's a part in there about how when he was younger, he was out in the field masturbating and realized after he'd climaxed that a man had been watching him. He states in the book that that moment was a pivotal one for him, as far as shame was concerned. Though his initial reaction was embarrassment and he had the desire to cover himself, he ultimately decided not to be ashamed of what he'd done. It was normal. It felt good. Why suddenly cower at the thought of someone else knowing about it? I really liked his idea of saying no to shame. And I'm certainly glad he embraced his natural sexuality or we would have missed out on an incredibly super-sexy Emcee in Cabaret!

Let's all say no to shame and get our 100+ orgasms in this year! ;)

Happy 2016!