Thank you Anya Justanya, Sarajane Ilamathi, and Meredith McLaughlin for supplying the names for my Little People that rang true the most for me. It was a very very hard decision, so thanks to all of you who made so many wonderful suggestions.
For some reason I don’t know yet, an entire floor of the Oscar Wilde Apartments (I should do a post asking for suggestions on how that happened!) is unoccupied, so a few other men will be moving into the available units! I’ll be back for more names (if I don’t snag them from the already offered monikers!) soon. Dolls are fun. And something Magickal is happening. They are inspiring me to want to write again..
Darius and Kirque haven’t been together long, but they both somehow know that this right, different than other men they’ve known, dated, or simply “been with.” They’re both young, have a lot to learn, but welcome that. They’ve got “old soul” on their side. And they just love their older neighbors, Kenneth Handler and Allan Segal (points to those who can figure out how I picked those surnames ☺️), and want to get to know them.
Hugs and love to all who love to pretend and imagine!
I’ve done something silly… I figured Ken and Allan need friends, right? So baby bear took me shopping…. And now Ken and Allan have new neighbors in their building, the Oscar Wild Apartments. But!! They don’t have names! Help me name this couple?
R? Noah? I promise I am not going to go out and buy a thousand Ken dolls!
In September of last year, we decided to put Furry Friday on a temporary hiatus. There was a lot going on during that time with working on ourselves as individuals and as a triad, in addition to going through a major cleanup process and getting our home more organized and livable.
Putting together a Furry Friday every week was taking a lot of time and energy. Though we have enough photos for many editions, doing Furry Friday involves putting together and scheduling posts with the photos, formatting it, writing an intro, creating a unique banner and, in the cases where we were showcasing an artist’s work, getting permission from the artist, and working with them on which pictures to use and linking to their personal blogs, websites, and social media accounts. Not that we didn’t love it! But at a time where we really needed to be doing other things, Furry Friday had to take a back seat.
We didn’t want to discontinue Furry Friday, but it was starting to feel more like work rather than something fun to do.
With the New Year under way, we’re going to resume Furry Friday but in a more limited capacity and not every single Friday. We still want to have editions themed around different holidays, events and commemorations, and especially want to continue to support artists with their artwork and give them exposure. And to “prove” (LOL!) just how hot men with facial hair are!
So, starting today and for today, Furry Friday is back! And, keeping with the tradition of previous years, the first Furry Friday of the 2023 features the most popular pictures (the ones you all voted on) from the previous year. With that in mind, take a look at the highest voted photos from 2022 and, you guessed it (!), vote for your favorites!
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I couldn’t find what I wanted in our home so I finally decided I was going to have to create my own magickal spirit of the December holidays. I did not want to call him Father Christmas. And I didn’t really want to call him Father Yule. He’s not really Santa Claus, especially when the way he’s recognized here in the United States was a character that was created for, I believe, Coca-Cola.
So for weeks I’ve collected so many things in the hopes it would work and–wow!–it “magickally” came together so well.
With help from my dear buddy Linnea–mighty mistress of the glue gun–he now has a holly wreath on his head–and that was so important to me–as well as big wonderful fur cuffs on his sleeves.
All of this was from the stuff I was so lucky to find, including the furry cuffs that I found at a store called Scraps, KC’s First Creative Reuse Center. I went there looking for Continue reading →
Law to Protect Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Freedom Clears Final Senate Hurdle
by Jon Ward
Tue, November 29, 2022
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday gave its final approval to a bill that enhances legal protections for same-sex marriages. It passed with the support of a dozen Republicans who said Continue reading →
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special was just as charming as could be! Highly recommended. It was sweet and hilarious and well done and even brought a little tear to my eyes. And that is plenty!
Plus it has a great rating both by critics and audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes!
From the trailer….
Kraglin: I just saw on the calendar that right now on Earth it’s almost Christmas time.
Nebula: We don’t have time for trivialities like Christmas.
Mantis: But Peter’s so sad about Gamora being gone.Maybe if we go to Earth for a really special gift, it would make him happy. Something he wouldn’t forget.
Drax: What about someone special?
And I can’t tell you who because that would be a spoiler. Check it out for sure and find out for yourself! Only on Disney”. Where else?
First it was The Sea Beast, which was absolutely wonderful! Highly recommended. Great script. Beautifully animated. A different spin on How to Train Your Dragon, And then more! Wow….
Wednesday is wonderful! Darkly humorous. Multi-layered. Very well acted. Not your mother’s Addams Family. But I think it could be mine.
Gomez is much creepier and looks more like the original cartoons. Catherine Zeta-Jones is a more…subtle Morticia Addams (and gorgeous). “It” has a lot more … “It-ness.” And Jenna Ortega as Wednesday is macabre over-the-top version from the show I am used to as a kid. I would never have recognized Gwendoline Christie as the principle if Noah hadn’t have told me. Wow is she beautiful!
We stopped at one episode because of just how dark humor was. Wednesday is the kind of thing Tim Burton hasn’t done in awhile. When he is good he is really good (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mars Attacks!, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [mostly], Alice in Wonderland) and when he is bad he is really really bad (Planet of the Apes, Dumbo, Dark Shadows) and it looks like Wednesday is a good one!
Tomorrow is episode two!
And I truly hope that each and everyone of you, United States resident or not, can find something—if not an abundance of somethings—to be grateful for. I know that this year I have many! Oh, my stars! I hardly know where to begin! Continue reading →
By Dave Philipps
Published Nov. 21, 2022
COLORADO SPRINGS — Richard M. Fierro was at a table in Club Q with his wife, daughter and friends on Saturday, watching a drag show, when the sudden flash of gunfire ripped across the nightclub and instincts forged during four combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan instantly kicked in. Fight back, he told himself, protect your people.
In an interview at his house on Monday, where his wife and daughter were still recovering from injuries, Mr. Fierro, 45, who spent 15 years as an Army officer and left as a major in 2013, according to military records, described charging through Continue reading →
Can’t believe I forget to post this. I think it’s so beautiful if I do say so myself. I thought the Halloween table was the best yet, but each month I change my mind! This table is so warm, so family, so glowing with thanksgiving, so rich, so luxurious. I love the colors so much….! Happy Thanksgiving!!
And to see more of the table, just Click Here