New Sport for the Olympics?

26 02 2010

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Well I wouldn’t get my hopes up too much but there appears to be a move on to get pole dancing into the Olympics. I think it is about time.

Personally, there isn’t a much better way to spend a Friday night for me than to spend it watching a graceful woman spin around the pole, climbing up and down it with a sense of grace. I might actually tune into the show to watch it if they were to add this.

In one story:

The Winter Olympics may be getting dismal local ratings, but if the pleas of poll dancers across the world to have their “sport” recognized by the Olympics are heeded, we’ve got a feeling ratings would shoot through the roof.
“After a great deal of feedback from the pole dance community, many of us have decided that it’s about time pole fitness is recognized as a competitive sport, and what better way for recognition than to be part of the 2012 Olympics held in London,” British pole dancer KT Coates writes in an email to the Associated Press.

And in another:

For Japan’s Mai Sato, watching all those gold medals being handed out in Vancouver is a bittersweet experience.

Sato knows the demands of being the best. In her world, blisters are the rule, bruises a way of life. And the training — five hours a day, five days a week.

The world champion in her sport, Sato is as athletic, dedicated and competitive as the Olympians representing their nations. And she thinks it’s high time her discipline, too, got some real recognition.

Let us all cheer for this sport, eh?

MV





Kinky Is Not a Diagnosis

24 02 2010

Hi, sorry for taking last week off.  I was with my girl, and frankly got busy with doing things with her. That said, the NCSF has basically declared victory in their efforts to have Lifestyle activities removed from the DSM – V.

For those not familiar with the DSM (the Diagnostics and Statistical Manual), this is the book that the head doctors use when trying to figure out what sort of crazy you are.

Most important, it’s used by doctors to define what’s normal and what’s not. It was the DSM that officially declared homosexuality a mental disorder, and then in 1973 officially undeclared it. It’s defined an ever-expanding range of phobias and addictions that we’re still arguing about, but this time demands for more transparency aim to crack open the window on DSM deliberations, so interested parties can weigh in before they are enshrined, because once they are, the FDA approves drugs to treat them, and any further debate is drowned out in the flood of direct-to-consumer ads. [Link]

The NCSF says:

In the proposals for the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual (DSM-V), alternative sexual behavior has been depathologized. NCSF applauds the American Psychiatric Association’s Paraphilias Subworkgroup’s revisions which state that you can be a fetishist, transvestite, sadist or masochist without having a mental disorder. More work needs to be done but this is an important first step!

Finally. I knew I wasn’t that crazy.

MV





Service book of Days 2/22/10

22 02 2010
  • Outside my window… (weather, what do you hear, what do you see?)  is more cold weather.  After the heatwave of this weekend (40 degrees) being back in the 20s and 30s is a reminder of winter’s icey fingers.
  • my thoughts… are many.  Pensive and introspective.
  • Today’s Quote… I like coincidences. They make me wonder about destiny, and whether free will is an illusion or just a matter of perspective. They let me speculate on the idea of some master plan that, from time to time, we’re allowed to see out of the corner of our eye. Chuck Sigars, The World According to Chuck weblog, September 8, 2003
  • i am thankful for…coffee with pumpkin pie spices 🙂 mmmmmm
  • From my service training…(any skills, training etc; notes you want to share this week) nothing at the moment
  • From the kitchen…(menu for the week, what are you cooking?)  hmmm something different but not sure what…time to bring out the cookbook again.
  • i am wearing… a black cowl neck sweater, black slacks and black boots and underneath…my hello kitty underwear…hey gotta have some reason to smile during the day…lol
  • i am creating…(crafts, sewing etc;)  nothing at the moment.
  • my adventures this week…(where are you going this week?)  no adventures this week.  I will be hanging around the house with my kids and getting my energy back.
  • Becoming well read…(What are you reading this week?)  Listening to my podcasts.  One of my favorite authors, Scott Sigler, does a great horror podcast.  I am reading one of his current novellas called “Kissyman and the Gentleman”. 
  • i manifest and co-create…(what are your hopes, dreams, and prayers this week) Words of hope and peace and confidence for my children.  Words of perseverance and the desire to do it now instead of later.
  • Today’s Melody…(what music are you listening to? even if it’s just the sound of a bird…) No songs today
  • One of my favorite things…is to look up.  Sometimes I forget that there is more above the trees.  When I open my eyes to take it all in the world is really much larger than I think.
  • further plans for this week…keeping it low…no plans for the week.
  • Still….life(share a picture you’ve taken OR a picture you found online that speaks to you)  Photo used with permission via creative commons copyright:

http://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=250329

Here are the directions these post:

Once a week on Monday you will respond to the above prompts.. more is better. Post your response on your blog or website.

Mention my blog (service savoir faire) and offer a link back to the main page of the blog. This way others can participate in the project as well!   www.servicesavoirfaire.blogspot.com

Also, feel free to look around the service site as it has many pieces of great information/resources.

So now that you know how, please feel free to join me.





Service Book of Days 2/19/10

20 02 2010

I am writing this a bit late, okay very late, because I came back from spending 5 wonderful days being with Master.

v Outside my window… (weather, what do you hear, what do you see?)  is darkness.  It is about 2:00am and I am not quite sleepy although I feel on the yucky side.

v my thoughts… many.  Making plans and fixing stuff for our move.

v Today’s Quote…

Holding onto anger is like grasping onto a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned.
Gautama Buddha

v i am thankful for…my youngest daughter’s master plan for her life and she is only 12…lol

v From my service training…(any skills, training etc; notes you want to share this week) Grace and inner peace.

v From the kitchen…(menu for the week, what are you cooking?)  nothing special this week.

v i am wearing… nothing…snuggled underneath warm covers.  I love it when the room is a little cold and I am snuggled under the many blankets on my bed.

v i am creating…(crafts, sewing etc;)  nothing at the moment.

v my adventures this week…(where are you going this week?)  no adventures this week.  I will be hanging around the house with my kids and getting my energy back.

v Becoming well read…(What are you reading this week?)  Listening to my podcasts.  I am currently listening  to one about Indian burial grounds

v i manifest and co-create…(what are your hopes, dreams, and prayers this week) Words of hope and peace and confidence for my children.  Words of perseverance and the desire to do it now instead of later

v Today’s Melody…(what music are you listening to? even if it’s just the sound of a bird…) No songs today

v One of my favorite things…is to get up before everyone else in the early morning and enjoy the sounds of silence and peace before the world wakes up.

v further plans for this week…keeping it low…no plans for the week.

v Still….life(share a picture you’ve taken OR a picture you found online that speaks to you)  Photo used with permission via creative commons copyright:

http://www.everystockphoto.com/photo.php?imageId=251167

Want to start something different for the new year.  Here are the directions:

Once a week on Monday you will respond to the above prompts.. more is better. Post your response on your blog or website.

Mention my blog (service savoir faire) and offer a link back to the main page of the blog. This way others can participate in the project as well!   www.servicesavoirfaire.blogspot.com

So now that you know how, please feel free to join me. 🙂





BlackBeat 2010 is Back

12 02 2010

I wish I could make it to BlackBeat this year. It is really where my heart is. Still it looks to be fabulous even without me being there. If you can go, I would really suggest that you make the effort.
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Leatherati

10 02 2010

Ok, I don’t know how I missed this site before (perhaps because while I like Leather, and I hang sometimes with Leather, I am definitely not Leather). I ran across this fantastic site the other day while in FetLife. This site is Leatherati. What is Leatherati? In their own words:

Leatherati launched in 2009 after a long (and productive!) gestation in the minds of Loren Berthelsen and Alex Lindsay. Sensing a gaping hole in the informatosphere for things leathery, but not adult-rated, the duo leveraged their long-standing involvement in the leather community to bring you the most comprehensive leather content site available today. Leatherati explores our unique lifestyle of contests and titleholders, travel and events, dining and drinking, entertainment and shopping and of course, news and opinion.

There was an article talking about the importance of fund raising and Leather contests. It gave the history and asked if maybe there was too much emphasis on how much money a person can raise when it may be better done elsewhere and at the cost of other excellent attributes.

If you want to learn a bit about where we come from (admittedly there is more to the story than leather, but it is a big part of it) then I would suggest you do what I plan on doing and spend a few days at the site reading their posts. Truly excellent content.

MV






Service Book of Days 2/8/10

9 02 2010
  • Outside my window... (weather, what do you hear, what do you see?)  is darkness.  We are awaiting the second snow storm in as many days to hit this area tonight.
  • my thoughts… happy and appreciative
  • Today’s Quote… Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.

Thomas SowellCreators Syndicate (1930 – )

  • i am thankful for…my children talking and relating to each other.
  • From my service training…(any skills, training etc; notes you want to share this week) Grace and inner peace.
  • From the kitchen…(menu for the week, what are you cooking?)  nothing special this week.
  • i am wearing… my snuggly J  I love my snuggly, my baggy pants which used to be my regular work pants, yay, and a black cowl neck sweater
  • i am creating…(crafts, sewing etc;)  I am a work of art being molded and formed by Master.
  • my adventures this week…(where are you going this week?)  Despite the snow I will be flying to be with Master for a few days on Friday, double  yay.
  • Becoming well read...(What are you reading this week?)  Listening to my podcasts.  I am currently listening to one about zombies.
  • i manifest and co-create…(what are your hopes, dreams, and prayers this week) Peace and tranquility in my house and with my children.  I send out into the universe words of hope, faith, encouragement, and strength for my friends and family
  • Today’s Melody…(what music are you listening to? even if it’s just the sound of a bird…) Queen, “Somebody to Love”
  • One of my favorite things… is to laugh at corny jokes….

Thanks  Shay

What do vegetarian zombies eat?

  • further plans for this week…Going to see Master for the long weekend.

As we are expecting more snow here, my thoughts turn heavily to spring

Care to join me  here are the directions:

Once a week on Monday you will respond to the above prompts.. more is better. Post your response on your blog or website.

Mention my blog (service savoir faire) and offer a link back to the main page of the blog. This way others can participate in the project as well!   www.servicesavoirfaire.blogspot.com

So now that you know how, please feel free to join me. 🙂








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