March 28, 2008

Balls of Gold

I'm so glad Friday has arrived. Time for my bois to come out and play... I tend to take Wednesday off work, and usually one other midweek day, and work through the weekends. Seems there are just more sissies, sluts and slavelettes furrowing about on the weekends. You know who you are!

I'm about to watch a Spanish movie called Golden Balls (ahem!) on DVD. It stars Javier Bardem, the recent Oscar winner. That man does make a girl go hmmm... at least it makes THIS one go hmmm!!! Can't wait to see what this movie is about. I'll make sure to post my review of it later! He's so talented, I'm sure I'm in for a good time!

Shout out to batman, thanks for the Sportblock adjustable weight set. Got that with the recent Amazon gift card you gave me, and I'm so looking forward to using them!

I'm soooo ready for summer to get here...

March 18, 2008

Pumping... what?

It's been a long winter, and I've been feeling the need to shake things up a bit. When the days are cloudy and drizzly, it's hard to get out there and run those 3 miles. Mistress is taking a new challenge on...

While it's rare for a Woman to lift weights as ardently as many men do, I'm a grrl who likes what dumbbells can do for My sweet little curves.

I do have a membership to a gym, although I've been craving a home gym to pump iron. Have to get these biceps strong. I mean really, so many bottoms out there need a good strong slap! :)

Home gyms do have the advantage of working out naked, if you're in the mood! Check out My Amazon wishlist (see the button in the right column) to buy Mistress a set of spiffy hand weights. I have a great weight bench, incline, decline and all... however my dumbbell collection could use some vamping up.

Bowflex, PowerBlock, even Xvest, they're all well made dumbbells with good reviews. I'm following the Body for Life system by Bill Phillips, and I'll make sure to give you bois and gals and update or two!

March 13, 2008

Bite the hand you stroke with

As some of My very dedicated bois know, I find history a wonderful place to visit. I've made a few posts about ancient Rome, and now am smirking just a little, with recent events in the news.

Seems a high and mighty New York governor boy has been found out, spending thousands an hour, to share his time and bodily fluids, with a professional sex worker. Emperors Club, indeed! Especially at those rates!!

I found this situation a bit alarming, as I have a friend who works in Manhattan as an escort. Two consenting adults, choose to spend time together as they see fit, for an agreed upon wage. And that's wrong because... ?

Something to consider, from Wikipedia, the place of many authors, some of them even being accurate - "The English word whore is taken from the Old English word hōra (from the Indo-European root kā meaning "desire") but usage of that word is widely considered pejorative, especially in its slang form of ho'. In Germany most prostitutes' organizations deliberately use the word Hure (whore) since they feel that prostitute is a bureaucratic term. Those seeking to remove the social stigma associated with prostitution often promote terminology such as commercial sex worker (CSW) or sex trade worker."

Situations like this, where a hypocritical politician attacks others who pursue activities he also desires, cause Me to ponder. I am indeed classified as a sex worker. One of the few legal sex work categories here in the United States. Mainly because, well from arm's length, on the phone, we can't really rub naughty bits together eh? That, and Dominatrix chicks like Myself, rarely engage in sex with submissives anyway. My slaves are here to entertain Me. It is they that do the sucking, f*cking and c*mming, if I so choose to allow them to.

I chose this work, after earning My degrees, having a full decade career as a software chick. I earned good coin doing that work. And you know what? I like this work, so much more.

One last note - My perspective regarding sex workers comes as someone who has chosen this field. I've not been forced, coerced, or abused by tyrants such as pimps, etc. Choice is important in such things. And My sweet little slaves and submissive minions, I choose, with open arms, you.

March 4, 2008

Night Falls, I smile

There are days when my ability to speak, write, convey, feel fumbly and unskilled. Especially when greeted with beauty that overwhelms. There are days when I envy the skill of Roger Ebert, with his Pulitzer prize winning ability to write.

And yes, I do have a Bachelors in English Writing, and yes, I'm not half bad at throwing words together. Then a thing like "Before Night Falls," comes my way, and I'm struck dumb with awe for the thing.

"Before Night Falls," came around theatres in 2000, directed by Julian Schnabel, starring Javier Bardem. Based on the memoir of Cuban author Reynaldo Arenas bearing the same name, this movie shares his life, from childhood to death. A gifted writer, who's occupation and orientation land him in prison during Castro's dictatorship, we get to experience the main character's life unfold, bloom and later fall from the vine.

Director Schnabel has already established a career as a well known painter, and his artist's eye gives us heavy rain, humid forest, and quiet discovery. There is intense passion, pain, and so much beauty in this movie.

Author Arenas needs freedom to thrive, and finds it later in New York. His simple profound voice still echoes, even as Bardem channels it on screen.

We have a perfect storm here of amazing writing, skilled direction, and an actor who intuits and transforms, molding his essence into Arenas' form. I am thankful for their work and this gift of a movie.

A last note for my faithful slaves and submissives - Mistress loves her work with you all. I'm thankful for the grace you allow Me, and the freedom to share tidbits that are not all BDSM. My gratitude.