Tuesday, February 25, 2014

TMI Questions: please read me a story.

Yes, this is me and my little dog in our window alcove.
Sean of Just a Jeep Guy creates these Too Much Information questions which I enjoy answering each week.  Thanks, Sean!

1. Describe your favorite place to cozy-up with a good book.  I love reading in my sunny window alcove with a large window overlooking the water;  it's the favourite feature of my house.  My comfortable leather couch fits exactly in that spot.

Our doggies spend their days on the back of the couch, napping and guarding the yard, occasionally barking at an intruding squirrel or bird.
2. What do you read when you're on the toilet?  I do not read on the toilet .....  I am in and out of my bathroom in minutes.  No two-hour turds for me!

3. Do you read when taking a bath?  Yes, I love to, but usually a throw-away magazine or newspaper because of the dampness.

4. If you can, do you read when at the gym?  No, I would never read at the gym (I'd rather check out the man-candy) and besides, I've never worked out at one.  Ever! 

NOTE:  My favourte young hookup guy, Big Red, suggested this week that we go to the athletic complex together;  work out, swim and enjoy the whirlpool and sauna together.

I think that would be a lot of fun! I just wish he was 20 years older ... I'd never let him go!
5. Do you still read newspapers and or magazines? 
Yes, I read our every-shrinking local rag every day at school.  As a cancer survivor, my main interest is the obituaries. I never buy magazines but read many magazines which I can sign our from the public library.

6. What are your favorite genres to read?  I like murder-mysteries, forensic science books (author Kathy Reichs), historical novels and even the occasional bodice-ripper romance.  I can't resist biographies and autobiographies of interesting people from all walks of life, past and present, including autobiographies written by US First Ladies and Canadian Prime Ministers.

7. Do you read one book at a time or can you read several?  One at a time is all that I can handle.

8. If you start a book, do you finish it no matter what?  No.  If it doesn't grab me in the first ten pages, I stop reading it.  Life is too short. I don't have any time to waste!

9. Did your parents read to you when you were growing up? 
Never.  Not once!  I've never seen my parents read a book, ever.  Part of the reason was that they were from the Old Country and English wasn't their first language.  My mother especially wasn't confident in her reading skills.

One of the greatest joys of my childhood happened during a grade five field trip to the public library.  I never knew libraries even existed!  A treasure trove of books!

From that moment on, I made a weekly bicycle trip to our downtown library (about two miles away) and signed out six or more novels of all types.  

10. Have you read to your kids/nephews/nieces? 
I read to my children constantly from birth to the age of five.  At that point, my daughters because voracious readers but my son preferred more active pursuits.
11. How do you feel about reading books vs. using electronic devices? Have your feelings evolved from one or two years ago?  I've never read an e-book and have no plans to, yet.  I don't like the eye strain associated with squinting at an electronic screen;  I do enough of that at work all day long!

When was the last time you looked at or read an adult magazine to satisfy yourself? When was the last time you even saw one? 
Twenty-seven years ago), I bought several Penthouse Magazines, theoretically to look at the naked women.  Isn't that what 24 year old men were supposed to do?

But looking back, I now realize that I was more interested in looking at the hunky, big-cocked men.


  1. Someone's Feelin' Cheeky! ;-b

  2. Hubba Hubba - now that's a reading position I can appreciate!

  3. you took the phrase "turn the other cheek" literally, didn't you? ;-b

    1. MAC, Robert and anne marie: thanks for the cheeky comments!

  4. Replies
    1. Sean, I laughed out loud when I read that! Actually, I knit that sweater myself over 30 years ago. I was 19 - 20 and I was undergoing radiation treatments for cancer.

      I started a major knitting project to pass the hundreds of hours in cancer clinic waiting rooms and at home when I was too fatigued to do any physical activity.

    2. It is a very nice sweater! Do you have other garments that you knitted from that era? Who says men don't knit, crochet, and eat quiche?

    3. David,
      I know quite a few gay men who knit but no straight ones! I'll have to take some pics of several other pieces from that time and post them.

      I knit three sweaters: the green one, a red-dyed one made with mohair hand-spun by my grandmother and a gorgeous one which my mother still wears, made with 20+ different colours of wool.

      I also made a large afghan throw in red, orange, yellow and white stripes.

  5. If you ever need any suggestions on reading material....especially in the m/m genre, do not hesitate to ask ;)
    In the murder mysterie section I'd suggest the classical - the Adrien English mysteries by Josh Lanyon (great author).

    I'm a huge fan of my e-reader. But of course, I read on my kindle and this is sooo not a strain to the eyes. I hate reading on the computer or my phone because of the backlit screen. The wonderful thing is that for my kindle most of my favorite books are much cheaper than the print versions and additionally, living in Switzerland, I have no problem getting English written books to keep my English active and fresh. Also...I can read smut wherever I want, nobody sees the cover :D

    But actually, the reason I started to comment was another one. Don't let age define your relationships...never. Some people are young at heart bold old on years, some are more mature than their years. If it fits, it fits. Just saying....

    1. Agreed, Kat. People live their lives very differently from one another. I had a college roommate who was chronologically a year older than I, but actually a 65 year-old man (his mother had him in her middle 40s which may have contributed). And I know men in their 50s to 70s who are energetic, forward-looking and bursting with energy, plans and new ideas (and are very sexually active).

    2. I agree with Will and Kat. I also have to comment on the last picture, looks like the owner and his beautiful cock are both reading that book.

    3. Kat, thanks for all the great literary suggestions! And I will listen to your advice about how age doesn't matter. But to date a guy who is 30 years younger than me? That is taking it a bit far!

  6. #9, I forgot about our weekly trips to the library! I remember being pissed of that I could only check out 5 books at a time. The librarians thought I was cute.

    #11, I thought I would never want an ereader. But I bought the Kindle because I was flying to England, and wanted plenty of reading material. I was surprised that it didn't strain my eyes (no backlight, plus adjustable font sizes). Even the Kindle Paperwhite I bought is OK. It's a different kind of screen than a computer, which yes, strains my eyes after a while.

    Cool answers! I think this TMI brought out a lot of us!

    Peace <3

  7. what a lovely MEME!
    But of course, I love reading!

    1. I look forward to reading your responses.

  8. Re #9 - My elementary school had growing pains, and while they constructed a new addition of classrooms, my third grade met in the school library. During that year I read all of Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House on the Prairie books as well as many other books. That began my fascination with libraries.

    1. I LOVED the Little House on the Prairie series and was gratified that my daughters loved them as well.

  9. I KNEW that first photo was you! Nice sack :) Hope all is well. Can we expect you coming to Ontario this summer?

  10. Specifically Toronto. I'm sure you will be a big hit on the naked beach with that ass :)

    1. I hope to be Toronto at some point, Jeffrey. I'll be sure to text so we can have our usual coffee date. While my ass might look delicious, I've gained about ten pounds so it is accompanied by a not-so-desirable belly on the front side.


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