I am taking the day off from writing about sex. I am hoping that the conversation continues to percolate and I am hoping to hear from some specific individuals…(cough cough) Seattlepolychick (cough cough). So when I am not thinking about sex, writing about sex, talking about sex, having sex, or responding to people talking, writing, thinking and having sex what do I do? Would you like to know and see?
Top of my list is college work, but I don’t do that for fun.
Cooking, I like to cook and I was going to cook Friday, Saturday, and today. However, Friday we lost power, yesterday I cooked up a huge storm of food, and today I have been kicked out the kitchen when a suggestion to get the boy to choose dinner turned into the boy going shopping for dinner and working with Barb and his sister to cook dinner for us. I am looking forward to this and hoping that for once he doesn’t complain about the food.
I love to read. Right now I am in the middle of the latest issue of Lucky Peach, about half-way through Dark Tower 4, a third of the way into Ethical Slut, and almost done with the Joy of Sexus.
Video games are another way I relax, but of late games are either too short or fail to hold onto my attention for very long. The game that was holding my attention Skyrim is nearing the end, as in I have done just about everything that I could possibly want to do. Halo 4 and other shooters have gotten boring, which happens. Thus aside from Fable III which I just bought and have yet to play because the kids love playing it I am out of games to play.
However to really relax the brain I like to paint miniatures. A while ago I picked up Dust Tactics which is a alternate World War II board-war game with lots of miniatures. I was so geeked to start paining miniatures again after almost a decade away from painting. Why the decade off, because painting requires space, time, and paints. None of which I have had since the birth of the kids. Now I have all three…well I finally got paints. Finding paints was a pain the ass. There are no local hobby shops. The local stores only carry Testors which is great for model kits but not minatures. I finally had to break down and order paints from Games Workshop. I ordered two different starter kits and quickly afterward was placing a large order for more colors. The wait for the new colors was almost painful. I was worried that my skills had atrophied and to some extent they have, but like riding a bike the skills came back.
So as the end of my three-day weekend comes up I thought I would share with you the painting I have gotten done. One week of school and then Spring Break. Tomorrow or Tuesday I will recap the start of the Swinging, Swaying, and Sashaying conversation.