L Word: Fourth Season

I really didn’t care for the fourth season of The L Word, the writing wasn’t all there and what was there was a scatterbrained attempt to cover all bases and then some.  This season really didn’t hold my attention in a “must see tv” kind of way.

On the positive note, the Army officer was an interesting addition, but was too over-done.  Cybil Shepard’s character and the subplot that came with it was a waste of paper and cellulose.   Why couldn’t a Latina actress play Papi or just have Javina Gavankar play a Desi character?

It was nice to see Dana in the finale, I miss her.

Txting Thx

Texting your thank you note is not appropriate, though I guess it is better then nothing.

Nitespa on Your LA TV

http://www.yourlatv.com/arts-and-leisure/nite-spa.html

Check it out!  Meet my bosses Julia and Michael, also some of the girls!

nitespa.com

No Boobs About It!

For the first time ever, a post without the word ‘breast’ is the top read in my blog today. My article about the First Ratha Yatra in Iraq, though is the No. 3 post (this month) @ 60, following Ayurvedic Breast Massage (153) and How to do Breast Massage (91).

Lala from Tiki Bar TV

Today’s Hottie is Lala from Tiki Bar TV.

 

Lala (Ctr) with (L-R) Johnny Johnny and Dr Tiki from Tiki Bar TV

These guys are hilarious, help to promote modern  cocktail culture and remind us that drinking can be fun! Check them out on their podcast on Itunes or their site, Tikibartv.com.

Nathanael Archer

 

 

 

 

From Nathanael Archer’s Flickr. I really like his calligraphy.

temp13rec.

My way back…, originally uploaded by temp13rec..

 

Why Do People Have Sex?

Why Do People Have Sex?
Researchers Explore 237 Reasons

From the University of Texas at Austin, Office of Public Affairs 

July 31, 2007

AUSTIN, Texas—Many scientists assume people have sex for simple and straightforward reasons such as to experience sexual pleasure or to reproduce, but new research at The University of Texas at Austin reveals hundreds of varied and complex motivations that range from the spiritual to the vengeful.

After conducting one of the most comprehensive studies on why people have sex, psychology researchers David Buss and Cindy Meston uncovered 237 motivations, which appear in the August issue of Archives of Sexual Behavior.

People’s motivations ranged from the mundane (“I was bored”) to the spiritual (“I wanted to feel closer to God”) and from the altruistic (“I wanted the person to feel good about himself/herself”) to the manipulative (“I wanted to get a promotion”).

Some said they had sex to feel powerful, others to debase themselves. Some wanted to impress their friends, others to harm their enemies (“I wanted to break up a rival’s relationship”).

Buss and Meston conducted two studies. In the first, they asked more than 400 men and women to identify reasons people have sex. In the second, the researchers asked more than 1,500 undergraduate students about their experiences and attitudes.

The Texas psychologists identified four major factors and 13 sub-factors for why people have sex:

  • Physical reasons such as to reduce stress (“It seemed like good exercise”), feel pleasure (“It’s exciting”), improve or expand experiences (“I was curious about sex”), and the physical desirability of their partner (“The person was a good dancer”).
  • Goal-based reasons, including utilitarian or practical considerations (“I wanted to have a baby”), social status (“I wanted to be popular”) and revenge (“I wanted to give someone else a sexually transmitted disease”).
  • Emotional reasons such as love and commitment (“I wanted to feel connected”) and expression (“I wanted to say ‘thank you'”).
  • Insecurity-based reasons, including self-esteem (“I wanted the attention”), a feeling of duty or pressure (“My partner kept insisting”) and to guard a mate (“I wanted to keep my partner from straying”).

“Why people have sex is extremely important, but rarely studied,” Buss said. “Surprisingly, many scientists assume the answer is obvious, but people have different reasons for having sex, some of which are rather complex.”

Interesting Facts regarding the Order of Succession to the British Throne

Did you know that…

  • Number 61 in succession for the British throne is the King of Norway? So if by some freak accident those 60 people die, does Norway inherit Great Britain and the Commonwealth?
  • The Romanians come in at 83, with royal princesses of the current King of Romania.  THAT would be something.
  • The Yugoslavians at 92, skips the Austrian Hapsburgs and goes to the Russians at 109.
  • The Germans pick it up at 111 and hold up to 184, where is skips the French, Italian, and Spanish.
  • The King of Sweden catches the prize at 185, and the Swedes hold it until passing it to their neighbor when
  • The Queen of Denmark assumes the throne at #214, holds the line until 226, when
  • The Queen of Greece grabs the chance at 227, when suprisingly
  • The Brits get back on the boat at 236.
  • Back to the Germans at 246 and on to the Greeks again, skipping the Spaniards again. Greeks, Germans, both again.
  • Skips the Italians again at 420.  Back to the Brits at 421. Germans. Brits.
  • Very interestingly the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip assumes the throne in his own right at #476.
  • Germans. Skips the French, the Spanish again, the Luxembourgers,  and plenty others.
  • The Queen of the Netherlands grabs the ball at 803, skips the Belgians, Austrians (again), Liechtensteiners, French.
  • Danes get it back at 951. Back to the Dutch and Germans. Dutch hold if for awhile more. Skips the Luxembourgers, again. Skips the Spanish and French – keeps on going into obscurity.
  • Still reading? Must be bored.
  • Most of those skipped are skipped because the are Catholics or married to one.
  • Crazily enough, yours truly is # 694,016.  So if by chance y’all want to abdicate, I’ll take the job.