25 April 2008

Questions Round 5

I've just got to thank all you guys for asking me questions last weekend and giving me blog fodder for a whole friggin' week! Woo hoo! I'm pretty sure I'm back in the saddle, ready to come up with my own post ideas (probably lame and lacking in entertainment) for your reading enjoyment (or agony) in the days to come.

And now, on to my final questions, courtesy of Gypsy over at Strange, Dark Gypsy Girl.

What are you reading right now?

If I gave you $5,000 right now to spend on a new wardrobe, where would you shop?

What is in your porn collection?

Oh, paybacks are Hell, aren't they sweetie? So hacking into your site today and changing your banner to include a picture of Oral Roberts. Love, Me.

Anyhoo, on to the answers:

Right now, I'm reading Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Seriously. Not kidding. Did you know that when a man's body is embalmed, his penis becomes greatly enlarged due to the introduction of the embalming fluid? And that when medical schools are finished with their cadavers, they hold a memorial service for them, inviting those medical students who worked on said cadavers to attend as part of their death and dying classes? It's a fascinating book, just don't read it if you're depressed.

Seriously? $5,000? Let me send you my address.... Oh, wait, this is hypothetical. Crap. OK. I would have to say I would first go to my favorite clothing store on the planet, The Cornucopia, a shop in Charleston, West Virginia. They've got really funky clothes. Then? I'd head over to Banana Republic with the cash I have left. Yep, that'd cover it. I'm mainly a khaki pants/white t-shirt kind of gal with some loose/comfortable stuff in between.

Now, on to the question that is going to make smoke pour out of my in-laws ears. Truly, I don't have a porn collection. I did, before I had kids, but in a fit of nesting and "What if they find these someday?!?!?" the meager porn collection I did own (all purchased on-line from Adam & Eve, mind you) went in the garbage. I would have passed it on but those people all up and had kids, too, and porn is just not an appropriate baby shower gift, you know? So, allow me to instead tell you about my readable porn collection. I've become quite enamored of the Aphrodisia collection at Kensington Books. I've got a large gift bag full of these babies that I can go back and read any time I'm in the mood for explicit sex. And the best part? With a leather book cover, I can read it around the kids and they have no idea! Hee hee!

And that's it ladies and gentlebloggers! Thanks again for the fun trip down question lane. Our regularly scheduled programming will resume tomorrow!


RiverPoet said...

I think "Stiff" is a pretty cool book. It's one that I picked up for my daughter, because she was thinking of going to med school at one point.

I like your choices of where to shop, though I've never been to that store in WVA. I'm a jeans and t-shirt girl. Other stuff just feels too dressy for me. I save it for special occasions, like a date night with hubby.

I'm with you on the porn collection. I have a couple of videos gathering dust in a box. Nothing too explicit. Mostly soft porn that hubby and I both like.

Can't wait to see what topics you come up with on your own now! This was an interesting week, though. My boys loved the Star Wars post!

Peace - D

Gypsy said...

Hah! Trust me to make you be blushworthy in front of the in-laws. ;)

Those Kensington books are great.

Also, I've been meaning to put Stiff on my wish list.

Expat No. 3699 said...

I also read "Stiff". I thought it was quite interesting.

Have a great weekend.


Avitable said...

I guess your gold lame Princess Leia bikini and Ty's crotchless stormtrooper outfit with "lightsaber" holster don't count as porn . . .

Unknown said...

What a happy coincidence that you discuss "Stiff" and porn in the same post.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Momma - The store in WV is the only one, but way cool! Plus? The TV I would most likely watch the porn on is visible from the neighborhood cul-de-sac, right where all the kids play kickball. Yeah, that would be fun to explain...

Gypsy - Read it! It's fascinating!

Linda~ - You too, hon! Thanks for stopping by!

Avitable - No, not officially, but among geeks, it's pretty hard-core porn.

Teri - *SNORT!* I realized that, too after I hit "Publish." :-)

Donna said...

I have a friend who was always dipping into her dad's porn for her and her boyfriend. He was nervous her dad would ask her about it. She was pretty certain he wouldn't.
Yeah, like he was just going to up to her and say "** have you been borrowing my porn?"

Now, I think I need to pick up that book. I've been wanting to go to that bodies exhibit in Pittsburgh, but by the looks of it I'm going to miss out. Argh!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Donna - That's awesome! I remember finding condoms in my dad's drawer and using a couple of them for water balloons. Hee hee!