Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sendin' Out The Message To All Of My Friends

It's time. Time to start the Blow Hard Tour 2009. Head over to see Sommer as she'll be kicking us off. Whether you like blow jobs a whole lot, or your are just curious, check out the hot stories and the chance to win cool prizes. The Tour is coming soon (hehe) to a blog near you.

March 31: Sommer Marsden
April 1: Alison Tyler
April 2: Dakota Rebel
April 3: Erobintica
April 4: Cora Zane
April 5: Me, Me, Me
April 6: EllaRegina
April 7: Marina St. Clare
April 8: Emerald
April 9: Kristina Wright
April 10: Isabel Kerr
April 11: Neve Black

So, follow us everyday. Join the Blowheads!! Like the Deadheads, but sexier!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Stripped As You Are, You Come To Me

After a weekend of wonderful and weird, it is nice to be home again. I got so much done. Well, really just my hair. But, I did gossip, talk trash, play, marvel at my own lack of maturity and eat.

It is so great to have some Man Candy to keep me company while I get some things done. Don't forget that the Blow Hard Tour starts Tuesday. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm a little tied up right now.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Only Weakness Is . . . Well, Never Mind, Never Mind

I have never in my life been a grade whore. In school, I always had a strict "just-happy-to-pass" policy. But, all that has changed since I've been back to school. Riding a tidal wave of A's felt good. Until last week, when I got an 87. I know what you're thinking: "Heidi, get a grip, that's a B+." And, you are right. But, for some reason I found the grade offensive, wrong, undeserved.

This week, I happily rebounded with another A, and my paper on the value of the question mark was so good, the professor asked me to share it with my fellow students. I'm back, baby! In a big way. I'm reading another piece in class tomorrow. I'm so hopeless.

Things are definitely looking up. After the last couple weeks, I was beginning to wonder if I had irreparably damaged my karma. But, the groundswell of crap has receded, for now. To that end, I have more happy news to share. My story, Past or Present, will soon be appearing at The Erotic Woman. Excessica has been kind enough to include my piece, Against the Current, in their upcoming anthology, Like Magnets, We Attract. And, finally, Xcite Books Ultimate Curves Anthology, celebrating women of a certain size, will feature my offering, Fashionably Late. I'll keep you posted on those as they become available.

Until then, I will be happily watching the return of the AFL regular season. The hot boys in shorts are back. I'm so glad.

Monday, March 23, 2009

There is a Lifetime of Fun Stuck Between The Machinery of Your Memory

After one hell of a hard week, I'm happy to report things are returning to normal. Some more good news came down the pike and as soon as I can, I'll let you know what it is. Until then, keep yourself company with some double-the-fun Man Candy.

Now, I have to go finish my homework. Sometimes, I hate writing about myself. Memoirs are tougher than they seem.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

You And I, Burning Out Our True Desires

Sometimes the only one that can bring back a day from Hell is the mailman. Thankfully, yesterday was a very good mail day. My author copies of Playing with Fire came. I am honored that my story, The Last Cigarette, is along side stories by fabulous writers like Janine Ashbless, Alison Tyler (also the editor extraordinaire), Andrea Dale, Shanna Germain, Jeremy Edwards, Jolene Hui, Nikki Magennis, Sommer Marsden, Teresa Noelle Roberts, and Kristina Wright!

It is available on April 1st. So, enjoy some fiery, sexy stories come Fool's Day.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ain't Got Enough, So I Go Out And Get Some More

As you may have already heard through the blog-vine, the blow jobs are coming!! By that I mean the Blow Hard Tour '09. There are prizes, hot stories, and fun, fun, fun! It all kicks off March 31st. Here's the line up, get those knee pads ready!

Sommer Marsden - March 31st

Alison Tyler - April 1st (no joke)

Dakota Rebel - April 2nd

Erobintica - April 3rd

Cora Zane - April 4th

Little Old Me - April 5th

EllaRegina - April 6th

Marina St. Clare - April 7th

Emerald - April 8th

Kristina Wright - April 9th

Isabel Kerr - April 10th

Neve Black - Aprill 11th

More details to come!! Stay tuned.

Monday, March 16, 2009

We're Just Two Lost Souls Swimming in a Fish Bowl, Year After Year

How I wish I was wherever this nice young man is. He seems so lonely, don't you think? I think he could use a friend. Ah, Man Candy. Is there nothing you can't fix?

Friday, March 13, 2009

Because For Every Truth, There Are Half a Million Lies

It is no secret that I love Jon Stewart. He was, in fact, the inspiration for my story, This Just In, featured in Tasting Him. And, if I could, I would make sweet, sweet, nerdy love to Jon. I fell in love with him all over again last night, when he took Jim Cramer to school about the economy and CNBC's lack of integrity when it came to the bank failures plaguing us now. This was the culmination of a "feud" that went back and forth all week between the two men. Needless to say, watch the videos and you'll see who wins.

God, he is so sexy when he's angry. I could listen to him say the F word all day.

Check out the three part interview here. You won't be sorry.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Reach For Me, I'm Ready And How, I'm Really Starting To Buzz

It is always nice when a story finds a home. Sometimes, it takes a really long time. There are stories I wrote so long ago, and still no one wants to take them in. But, I'm not one to give up easily. Sometimes, you have to knock on doors and send email after email. But persistence can pay off.

My "little story that could", Highland Trail Park, is the feature story over at Good Vibrations Magazine this week. This story has been submitted more times than I care to admit, and I'm so stoked that someone finally gave it a chance.

So, take a hike on over and let me know what you think. Don't forget your umbrella and your wellies!!

By the way, how much do I need these boots??!!??

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I Think That My Memory's Strong But Whatever You Say

So, I'm back to class today. My spring break was hardly a wild party, although I did get my karaoke on. But, mostly, I got a lot of work done. A few things sent, a few things accepted. When I know more, so will you.

I even managed to get all my homework done. It was a really cool assignment. I was supposed to approach a family member and have them write up a summary of an event we were both a part of. Then, I was supposed to write up my own account of the event. I chose my cousin, not only because I knew I would be seeing her, but also because we've been through a million things together. I chose an auto accident we went through when we were in high school. I was curious to see how our accounts would differ, and how she dealt with it. She was more injured than I, but her account was just as vivid in its own way.

It has been difficult, with my nonfiction assignments, digging into my life. But, it has been so worth it. I love the departure from erotica, and I'm finding myself more inspired to write, in general. Who knew school could be so much fun? I wish someone would have told me before.

Monday, March 9, 2009

His Fingertips Slid Down Your Neck And Made You Shiver

Oh, cowboys. Why are they so hot? Who knows? Who cares? Just look at him. He can put his boots under my bed anytime. Enjoy this Man Candy Monday with a little western flair.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

So I Cynically, Cynically Say, The World is That Way

There are some things you grow to count on, and you think they are always going to be there. Even when you know in your head they are only temporary, you still hold out hope that something will change and things will become permanent. But, as with much in life, nothing good ever lasts.

My hubby and I went to Target the other day, hoping for one last Tim Tam run before they were gone for good. But, alas, as we rounded the corner to the cookie aisle, the space that was once filled with chocolaty goodness was barren. Not a biscuit to be found. We knew it was coming, but neither of us was prepared for them to go so soon. We thought we'd have more time, more of a chance to stockpile our reserves, to supplement our rations. But, at least locally, it was not to be.

But, life goes on. Some how. What Australia givith was too easily taken away. Now, all I can do is reminisce about the good times and make those cookies last as long as possible.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

And Here We Are to Sing You a Song

For about a year and a half, I worked at a body piercing shop/vintage clothing store. For about 9 of those months, I worked as an actual body piercer. It wasn't a great job. The hours sucked and the work was kind of gross, as you can imagine. But there was one thing I enjoyed about the job; getting to hang with some cool kids. I use the term kids because at 28, I was the second oldest person who worked there. The rest ranged in age from 18 to 24.

We would spend a lot of time hanging out, as the shop wasn't that busy most of the time. There was one girl in particular that I worked with quite a bit who would make me do silly stuff, like try on the wigs and dance. She would always control the CD player and out of 200 CDs in the machine, she always put on the same ones. The music was even piped into the piercing room, so I couldn't escape all the Emo classics. She would always sing to me and one of her favorites at the time was Simple Plan. She would look at me with this earnest expression and bellow the words into her fake microphone. I complained at the time, but in the end, I took some CDs home and burned them onto my iPod.

She recently picked up stakes and moved back to her home state, and even though I hadn't seen her in a while, it was nice to know she was still around town. I'm jealous of her free spirit, and her ability to do what she wants, exactly when she wants to do it.

So, in tribute to her, I'm listening to Finch right now, who are crying some emo tears for her departure. If I close my eyes, I can still see her.

"Cuz we lost it all/Nothing lasts forever/I'm sorry I can't be perfect."

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Got 12 Rooms, 12 Vacancies, You Can Do Just What You Please

When the hubby and I were in Australia last May, we stayed in every kind of hotel. We started off at a hostel that specialized in laughing European guests and a charmingly lazy in-house cat. After that, we moved onto the one bedroom short-stay apartment that we got for a steal. Campgrounds, boutique hotels, dives and a 4 star palace with a piano bar; all the accommodations that Oz had to offer. One thing that stayed the same with all of them was the desire to rumple those sheets and use those spare pillows for good and evil.

That is why I jumped at the chance to participate in Donna George Storey's Suite 69 sexy hotel story party. My story snippet, Reunion, is appearing on her blog today. Pop on over for a quickie or stay the night. Whichever you prefer.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Just Keep Thinking the Same Clean Thoughts

While I'm flat on the deck, I figured I could use some company. He'll do just fine, don't you think? Even when ill, who can't use some Man Candy? Enjoy. Maybe I should have found myself a nice doctor. Hmmm, a doctor. . .

Sunday, March 1, 2009

And Don't It Make You Sad About It

There is a little snow on the ground, and I'm feeling a bit under the weather. But, I still wanted to have a giggle today. I went to an old standby, Hamish and Andy. Today, they pose the age old question: How far would you go to get out of a sticky situation?