Tuesday Tune with Rune the Rock Star

I got his idea last night that I wanted to check out WordPress, thinking I’d be better off there than here at Blogger. Like most not well thought out ideas, I got all gung ho thinking of all the stuff that would look better on my blog if I moved. Of course, when it gets right to the nuts and bolts, I don’t have what it takes to make WordPress work for me in the way I’d want it to.

I like my freaking template for one. At WordPress’s forum, they pretty much shot me down over importing the “look” of my Blogger blog. I knew I’d have to repoint my subdomain so that wasn’t a worry, but hell, some stuff costs real money over there at WordPress. (Can you hear me whining?) And my widgets? How the hell do I make my widgets work there? I refuse to give up my Imeem!

There are not enough hours in the day for me to learn CSS. I know enough now to make me dangerous. You should see what I’ve managed to do at my company’s website without knowing what the fuck I’m doing in CSS. Once, I did something on the site and made the President happy which gave me a smirky ass grin on my face all day, but seriously, I coulda fucked the site up. Luckily for me, most programming is logical. Whew!

So the upshot is that I am staying with Blogger… cause I have to. LiveJournal does NOT ring any bells for me. And while WordPress does ring some bells, I just don’t have the skills to take this site there and still keep some of the things that are must haves for me. So unless someone with the lovely skills that I am lacking, is willing to assist, here I shall stay. Fucking 24 hour bullshit. Why couldn’t the day be longer so I could learn more programming crap?

So my Tuesday tune is from the movie August Rush. Last week I was getting my manicure, and I saw the first half of the movie. I was tweaked when it was time to go. I wanted to see the second half! I needed more of that hottie with the Irish accent! On Saturday I went in to get a pedicure because I chipped a toenail. When I came in, the owner turned on August Rush, almost where I’d left off! WOOT! So now, I’ve pretty much seen the whole flick. I have to say, I really liked it. Hearing Jonathan Rhys Meyers singing has given me a serious hard on for him. I’m really glad I used him at the Bar as the physical representation of my petulant Welsh rock star Rune.

Speaking of the Bar and Rune, his intro to the story is as Lex’s ex. He’s never gotten over her, has this deathless love for her, and would do anything to get her back. The guy is practically stalking her! Of course, by the time Rune appears, Lex is breaking up with Johann and already dreaming of Alaric. The rock star stands no chance. My poor girl with fangs just isn’t in love with him. These next few pdfs will take you right up the point where Rune is introduced. He’ll show up in the next posting of pdfs. Some of the pdfs have multiple posts because the posts were very short. Hope you enjoy this next peek into Lex’s story.

Tension

Sweet Little Lies, Alexandria’s Dream Man, Can A Drunk Ass Dream?, Pain & Disappointment

Time To Go, Double Vision, Working Off the Mad, Gotta Stop Drinking

I’m off to do some experimenting at the Bar. We’re working on new terminology and I want to put up a post that shows us what the story would be like with those new terms. No longer piggybacking off of other things we’ve read is the smart way to go. This is our World and we need to create our own names and way of explaining things. If I don’t post anything but a hottie tomorrow, you’ll know I’m too busy with the sim and the Bar to blog. Happy Tuesday!

Character Development and Easter Candy

So I went to Walgreen’s and totally spent $10 on candy. Cadbury mini eggs, Cadbury creme eggs, Cadbury orange creme eggs, Wildly Cherry M&M’s, a very small Special Dark bunny, dark chocolate Kissables, and a bag of speckled jelly beans. Yum, the blue raspberry jellies are good! I have to admit, I wasn’t as into the Cadburys as I thought I’d be. Avitable got me all wound up to have the creme eggs, and they totally disappointed. Too sweet. Yuck. Milk chocolate. I haven’t had any mini eggs yet. All the dark chocolate stuff was the shit though, and the cherry chocolate M&M’s… Righteous.

Over at the Bar we’re working on some new terms so that our vamps and their backstory is consistent going forward. With 8 writers, sometimes things get blurred. I copied all my early Lex posts (from the archives – posts that originally were posted at Katie McAlister’s message board) to a Word doc. I’ve been looking at them and changing them over to our new terminology to see how it sounds. I figured this would be a good time to back track and give you the chance to read Lex from the beginning. I’m going to post a few links to PDF files of Lex’s early days in the Bar. On Tuesdays, with my weekly tune, I’ll post another PDF of the Girl With Fangs. Hopefully, you’ll be able to see how she’s really progressed as a character.

Bear in mind that not every post that involves Lex is included in these PDFs. There are posts where she’s mentioned, and a couple of posts with her and Johann having sex, but I’ve left those out. What I’ve collected here are the most important posts about Lex – Lex, Alaric, Carlisle, and the Mother of All Vampires posts. These are the posts that give you the most insight into Lex and Alaric and their relationship. She’s the first character I’ve written at the Bar whom I feel has had a steady progression from supporting character to full blown star. Also, you’ll recall that I’ve said before in this blog that Lex is the character most like me in personality. So if you want some insight into me, you might want to read these PDFs.

The Mother’s Mistakes
The Heart’s Chosen Destiny
Megabitch Meets Asshole
The Mother’s Orbs

My blogger story needs to be picked up once more. I really want to get Raphael’s POV in here soon. I’ve had him at the back of my head, ready and waiting to talk about this woman whose blog totally captured his attention and his emotions. I have a feeling once I open the doc, Rafe is gonna spill out all over the screen. The notion that something very real springboards from their posts and comments is very intriguing to me. I can’t wait for it to get to the point where McKenna opens her door and finds Raphael standing there. Heh heh.

I’m tired. It’s late. Or early, depending on your perspective, so I’m signing off now. Oh! One last thing. I was checking out Diesel’s humor-blogs.com yesterday. Fab’s pretty high up on the list of humor blogs. Impressive. I scrolled through all the pages, intending to discover exactly how many blogs were listed when I realized I am #267. Now, to you 267 is so far down it’s pathetically funny. To me, who doesn’t even think I’m in the least amusing or humorous, 267 is awesome! Then I realized that there were nearly 700 blogs on the list. For me, a blogger who started in January, to be 267 of 700 blogs (give or take) is a HUGE accomplishment. I am in shock and awe. Thanks to all my readers, because without you, I would probably be #684 or whatever the last blog’s number is on that list.

Hoppy chocolate Easter bunny eating day! Don’t choke on the peeps! And for those of you who follow the Sunday Blog Talk Radio shows… see you in the chatroom!

Thursday Thirteen the Eighth

Remember that last week I got the idea from Susan’s TT for a Bar themed TT? Well, this is it. It’s a little long so I hope you’ll bear with me. I always feel like I’m overloading you all on the Bar, but I promise not to do every TT on this story! At any rate, even though there are more than 13 couples in the story, here are 13 hot Bar couples!

Thirteen Immortal Couples from The Bar Story

1. Lucius Kohl and Opal Morgan – Luc is a vampire and Opal is an elemental. She can control the elements. When Luc makes her cry, it rains. The two of them have had a very rocky story right from the start. Opal ran away from Luc for about 25 years. Luc chased after her, always arriving after she’d left. Eventually, they joined, but it wasn’t a fairy tale joining. Instead, Opal joined with Luc to save his life, in a situation fraught with danger. Recently, the two have finally become engaged.

2. Alaric Kohl and Alexandria Valentine Kohl – Both Alaric and Alexandria are vampires. Alaric was a drunk who had lost his first mate and didn’t want the second one. Lex had lost her mate in a Nazi concentration camp and was involved with Alaric’s cousin Johann, who wasn’t interested in her for the long term. The vampire deity decided that since Lex was fading (dying) she needed to find her a mate. She put Lex in Alaric’s path to see if he would become attracted to her, which, of course, he did. She is an ex Playboy bunny after all. The two begin to have dreams of each other before they even meet, and after they meet, it’s one big let’s fall in love and have sex 20 times a day party. They got engaged in New York’s Central Park and flew to Vegas to the Bellagio to get hitched. Currently, they are expecting the birth of a son in the spring.

3. Matt Havens and Emerald Morgan – Matt Havens is a Pixie Prince and Emerald Morgan (Opal’s younger sister) is a fire elemental. Matt left his home behind the veil to live in the Otherworld as a Calvin Klein underwear model. He ends up the boy toy of rock star Carlisle Ross, who dumps him when her mate comes back into her life. Emmy is the mate of Alaric Kohl, who dumps her for Lex Valentine. Queen Mab puts Emmy and Matt into dreams that aren’t really dreams, and Matt ends up taking Emmy’s virginity. He finds out the dreams aren’t dreams when awakens and finds blood on his um you know. Emmy thinks the dreams are just dreams until, after a series of keystone cops scenes, Matt gets the chance to tell her he’s real. Currently, the two are engaged, and off to London so Emmy can record her first album.

4. Johann Kohl and Lacey Phaedra – Johann Kohl is a vampire and Lacey is a Pixie Princess. Behind the veil, Lacey lived in the duchy next to Matt’s. Her father was murdered by an evil pixie named Daggon who was obsessed with her. She escaped to the Otherworld and hid there. Finally, her job as a photographer for a tabloid, brings her into the world of budding rock star Johann, who is the lead singer of the all vampire band, Dark Ones of the Disgraced. At the time, Johann is hooked up with Lex Valentine and suffering from the loss of his mate who was killed in a bomb blast set by the evil Hellbounds vampires. Eventually, Johann gets over his first love Avei, and Lex, and embarks on a relationship with Lacey. Currently, the two are but a few posts away from doing “IT” for the first time.

5. Mary and Derek Draconarius-Wyrme – Mary and Derek are the mainstays of the Bar. They are the old married couple, but you’d never know it based on the way these two act! Mary is a red dragon, a fierce fighter, who came from a background of treachery and deceit and cold blooded killing. Derek is a green dragon, the wyvern (leader or king) of the colorless dragon sept. Derek too is a fierce fighter, and has untold magical abilities. However, his father instilled in him a desire to reunite the dragon world so that all colors were equal and at peace. Derek’s sept is filled with dragons who were either kicked out of, or ran away from their septs. Many of them have prices on their heads, but Mary and Derek never fail to accept them. Currently, the two have four young dragons, quads, who were prophesied to bring about the unification of the dragon world.

6. Tarren Griffiths and Helios Kronos – Tarren is a dragon of mixed blood. Her mother was a silver dragon and her father a black dragon. Helios is a silver dragon. Tarren’s mother was a captive from the last silver-black war. When Tarren came of age the evil ruler of the black sept, Onyx, gave her the opportunity to become one of his soldiers. As a warrior, Tarren meets her mate Gregory who runs the resistance against Onyx. After Gregory dies, Tarren is left alone. Helios has been searching for his mate all his life. On a mission to rescue silver captives and return the rightful black wyvern to his throne, Helios’ life is saved by Tarren. Tarren ends up in Helios’ family home as bodyguard to his brother’s mate Rhiannon, the heir to the black sept. Helios doesn’t discover that Tarren is his mate for quite some time, although Tarren knows. Eventually, she tells him and the two get together. Currently, the two have not yet mated and marked each other with mating marks, but they are living together at Kronos Chateau, the family pile.

7. Tristan and Winter Blackthorne – These two were my first two characters at the Bar. Winter is a siren, mated to a black dragon. Tristan is the true black wyvern. However, he spent more than 300 years in exile, while his people thought he was dead. His evil half brother Onyx tried to have him murdered, and thought he had succeeded. Instead, Tristan’s best friend and bodyguard Talon saved his life and helped him escape from Wales. While living with his cousins the Solents, Tristan meets Winter and falls in love with her. He mates her after she pulls a crossbow bolt out of his shoulder. They have one child, Rhiannon, who is grown. They lose several other babies but finally Winter becomes pregnant once more with a child whose destiny has been prophesied as linked to that of Mary and Derek’s children. Eventually, Tristan kills his brother Onyx and returns to his throne. Winter gives birth to their daughter Galen that night. Currently, the two are in Paris introducing Galen to friends and family.

8. Darrius Kronos and Sascha Kohl – Dare is a silver dragon and Sascha is a vampire. Dare had been involved with Opal’s twin sister Ruby, but she ended up mating with his best friend Xavier. After that, he began to become interested in Johann’s younger sister. However, Sascha suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome because she had been held captive by the Hellbounds vampires for many years until her brother rescued her. She had a difficult time dealing in the Otherworld and felt out of sync with her life because her brother was mated at the time to Avei. Avei and Sascha didn’t like each other. Sacha hated that Avei never liked to let Johann feed. Avei didn’t like how Johann spoiled his sister and held up for her over Avei. During this time, Sascha grew closer to Dare as Johann increasingly had less time for her. Eventually, Sascha and Dare discovered that they were mates and they joined. Currently, they are expecting a daughter in the spring and are on the eve of their wedding.

9. Rhiannon Blackthorne and Tobias Kronos – Rhiannon is a black dragon and Tobias is a silver dragon. Rhiannon comes of age (gains the ability to shift to dragon form) during a time of great danger to her family. The witch Vanora calls on her friend Tobias to play bodyguard to Rhiannon. Tobias has a rep as a party boy, but secretly wishes for a life of meaning. When he and Rhi meet, they light sparks off one another. Rhi sees the party boy and Toby sees a princess of the black sept. Toby gives Rhi her first kiss and witnesses her first kill. As the danger increases, the two grow closer. Eventually, they realize they are meant to be together. When Rhiannon’s mother is kidnapped by the evil mage Caden, and her father takes off to rescue her and win back his sept, Rhiannon is left in the care of the Kronos brothers. When the danger is at it’s height, Rhiannon asks Tobias to mate her, not just as a means of securing her safety, but because she has fallen in love with him. Currently, the two are living at Kronos Chateau dealing with family issues, but their destiny is about to catch up with them.

10. Elijah and Hasi Blue – Elijah is a blue dragon and his mate is from an alien realm, a city called Velocity Drift City. Hasi is basically an electrical conductor. With the help of an amulet that she wears around her neck, Hasi controls electricity and can use it as a weapon. The two had a very rocky beginning that included trouble with a man from Hasi’s past. Finally, they mated and Hasi became pregnant. However, she was unsure if the child was Eli’s or the man from her past’s. They finally discovered that the baby was Elijah’s. While pregnant, Hasi was kidnapped by Onyx and held in a dungeon in a Hungary castle. She was rescued by a team lead by Gregory Nefis, Tarren’s mate. During the rescue, Gregory is killed. After their son Antonio is born, the Goddess of Mischief puts something in his bottle and he grows to manhood overnight. Currently, Elijah and Hasi have recently reunited after a fight over Antonio drove Hasi from her mate.

11. Carlisle Ross and Stein Kohl – Both Carlisle and Stein are vampires. Carlisle Ross is a very big rock star with a past. Her real name is Rosslyn DeVere, Duchess of Carlisle. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth, she was engaged to marry a Grand Duke from Frankfurt named Stein Kohl. However, she ran away when she thought Stein was only marrying her because of her connection to the Queen. Rosslyn bears Stein’s son out of wedlock, but he’s murdered at age ten. Meanwhile, Stein is put under a spell by Godgifu. Thinking he’s dead, his parents stick him in the family crypt. Because of her friendship with Dominic Solent, Rosslyn eventually becomes Carlisle the rock star. When Johann’s mate is killed, Carlisle reads about it in the paper and decides to go to Paris to get some closure regarding Stein. What she doesn’t know is that Dominic has discovered that Stein is not dead, only in a coma. He and Johann release Stein from his crypt. When Carlisle goes to the cemetery, Dominic tells her Stein is alive. The two eventually get over their pasts, and some secrets and join. They are currently engaged and about to go on tour.

12. Blake Solent and Eden Wellesley – Blake is a 1000 year old vampire and Eden is human, an ex-CIA agent. The two meet at Blake’s nightclub Wicked Pleasures while Eden is hunting an Otherworld assassin named Madspawn. Blake falls for her right away, but is stunned to discover she has a tattoo of his rock star brother Dominic’s signature on her hip. The two get past that and end up together almost from the moment they meet. Their “couple-ness” is solidified during a shootout in Pere Lachaise Cemetery, where they are fighting Hellbounds vampires and searching for Madspawn who is working for the HBs. Blake, who was once a Knight Templar, has a magical holy sword that kills anything evil. Eden keeps a flamethrower in the trunk of her Audi. Currently, the two have not yet joined because Eden has a fear of living forever.

13. Valerian Kronos and Nyx McClaren – Valerian is a silver dragon and Nyx is a water fairy. Val is a commander in secret branch of the silver sept’s army, the Silver Shadows. Nyx is a legendary spy and hacker known as the McClaren. The two meet when they are both on a mission to rescue people being held by Onyx. They have a one night stand and Valerian feeds Nyx his fire, something only other dragons or a mate are able to withstand. Because Nyx took his fire and fed it back to him, Val knows she must be his mate, but he doesn’t want to acknowledge it. After the mission, both of them return home. Val is injured in a black dragon attack and Nyx feels the cut along her own back. Driven to find Val she ends up with him in a B&B, fighting her feelings. She escapes once Val’s brother Helios arrives, but Val finds her in Wales. Eventually, the two work out their problems against the background of a mission to regain the black sept for Tristan Blackthorne. Currently, the two are mated but their lives are in danger from a rogue Fallen Angel named Macaire, who has a mysterious vendetta against Nyx.

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That’s it for me today. Kyra Sutra is taking a few days off from blogging, so she can just relax and blog hop. Her guest blogger on Thursday is the always awesome Turnbaby, and on Friday, you’ll find me over there being more raunchy than I get here at home. So I hope you will all come by Kyra’s blog on Friday to see how rude and wild I get! And, don’t forget to go by today to see Turnbaby’s offering!

Distracted Tuesday Tunes

No one mention Twinkies, okay? Oh, the inhumanity! No, I’m not talking about how my boss lives on the things. Although, that’s kind of inhumane too. Or would be if he didn’t love Twinkies…

On this lovely Tuesday, I have a tune for you! I hate remakes. Usually. But ya know, I came across this one by accident, and I really like it. I had a copy of U2 doing Paint It Black and it was good. Cause ya know, everything U2 does is freaking good. They are the best thing to come out of Ireland since St. Patrick told the snakes to take a hike. Well, not really. I think Guinness is the best thing, but I don’t drink it personally so I have no frame of reference. Rott loves his Guinness Extra Stout though. BAH! The song, the song! Shit!

So I have this copy of Paint It Black. And it’s cool. I love it. In fact, I’m pretty certain I love it more than the original. So take a listen to Vanessa Carlton!

Next week I might be persuaded to play Pussy Liquor… I know you all love Rob Zombie. If you don’t, you’ll like the song anyway I bet. Oh, hell. Here it is… I starting thinking about Dean aka The 109 and now Pussy Liquor is stuck in my head! It’s a total sex song. A pole dancing song… pole dancing in a thong and Frederick’s corset and some sexy suede ankle straps. Roger Vivier ankle straps… Ohhhhh, yesss… I am so getting off track every time I turn around in this post!

Now, Mary really dug on the hottie last week so I’m bringing him back. This guy’s name is Roman. I only have three pics of him, the hot pic from last week, this week’s Russian themed pic, and a head shot. I like last week’s pic better than this one, but this one has a lot more skin to it. Can’t argue with more skin. Although Marcus in a kilt is better than this guy in the flesh. They were talking about kilts on Sunday in someone’s chatroom at BTR and all I could think of was the pic I have of Marcus in a kilt… Ohhhhh, yesss… See? There I go again with the distractions! Geez. What’s up with me today? I wonder what Dean looks like in a kilt?

Since I always neglect the men, I decided to be nice to them today. Here is Kristen Bell. In the Bar Story, Kristen’s the physical representation of Isolde Vespera aka Sol. If you happened to read that hot excerpt from the Bar where Weylyn has sex with Sol in a stall in the men’s room at Wicked Pleasures, now maybe you can visualize it a little better. If you didn’t read it the last time I posted it, click on Weylyn’s name. Make sure you turn on a fan though.

Well, that’s it this Tuesday. I’ve been distracted all over the place. I blame it on Kyra and Fab and Matt. Matt starts showing off his organ for Half Nekkid Thursdays. Then Fab posts massive boobage. And the biggest sinner of them all is Kyra posting Dean’s hot naked butt. The camel kinda messed me up, but the ass was fine! Thank you all for coming by to laugh at me getting distracted!

PS To Commenters: Make it funny. And relevant to this post. Otherwise, if you’re just coming here to smack about something from another blog, I’ll use the power of the delete, cause ya know, it’s all already old.

A Dooney Kyra Marcus Monday

I never got around to posting (or blog hopping – sorry everyone!) this weekend. I got totally wrapped up in the Bar, writing sex scenes, arguments, vamps drinking blood during sex, introducing a new character who is the Blood Mistress, turning a hot couple into a threesome, psychos trying to kill their ex-girlfriend with a crossbow… all kinds of stuff. I had a very busy weekend at the Bar! Whew!

Then on Sunday, I was mired in Blog Talk Radio. Fab’s show was a little controversial. The 18 year old right wing Republican he had on made some comments about Iraq and she was sorta arrogant about it which totally pissed off Kyra, whose DH Dean is scheduled to go back there soon. Since I have a nephew who’s been to Hell Iraq a few times, I took exception to the 18 year old as well. Even MY 18 year old did. Fab smoothed it over though (by humming Taps), and frankly, I don’t think the kid even realized what she said, how she said it, or even sees anyone else’s POV. Sad really.

Turnbaby had the president of BTR on. That was interesting. Playing Quid Pro Quo with him and John Sweet who had shut down Kyra the week before. After that Kyra came on and it was the FUNNEST and FUNNIEST show EVER! Fab was on and Turnbaby and Shiny (the guy Shiny, not MY Shiny who is a luscious female) called in… OMG. I still cannot stop laughing. Fab called my kid, Motley, and that was amusing. Motley laughed and laughed. It was so good Kyra had to add a half hour to her show. I’m not gonna say what all happened, but I will say this… DEAN IS THE SHIT. If you haven’t been by Kyra’s blog, you should go. You’ll find a link on the right side panel.

So, I got the Dooney purse last week. I am still having orgasms over it. I want to sleep with it, but I fear I would get no sleep. Instead of inundating all of you with a dozen pics of the purse I will post just the one pic with Marcus (since it’s Monday) and give you this link – Dooney Giraffe Purse. That is a little photo record of my first real Dooney purse purchase straight from Dooney online. At the bottom of that page is the purse I was trying to get from eBay the day my battery died. Now, I’m glad I didn’t get it, because once I got a REAL one, I could so tell that the one on eBay was a fake! Anyway, I get all shivery when I touch the darn thing. It’s nice to buy something expensive for myself once in awhile.

It’s Monday, so I need to share Marcus with you all again. This is one of my favorite pics of him. I love him in underwear. It’s so… suggestive. So… yummy. And this underwear pic is more suggestive than most. Loaded. Yup. My sense is that Marcus is definitely loaded. In the Bar, I sometimes post pics of Alaric (Marcus) and I’ve been saving this pic to use when Lex gives Alaric these underwear and makes a joke about the brand that is plastered all over his crotch. Of course, as many Alaric and Alexandria posts do, this one (when I write it) is slated to end in a lovely sex scene. There is nothing finer than a post with sex between Al and Lex.

And now, it’s time for the Marcus Awards. This week we had a LOT of new people post comments. However, we still do not have the name of the Air France man. Don’t forget there’s a prize for that too. Here’s our Marcus winners: Shiny and Mary got 5 each. Fab and Matt got 4 each. Susan, Kyra, and Tempest got 3 each. Everyone else, including my kid Motley, got one each. The list was so long I don’t dare post it. I have it though, so not to worry. If you posted last week, I have your name!

The Marcus Award monthly recap numbers include the first month’s recap as well, so it’s a total to date, since we are at the half way point (sorta). Remember, this contest ends the last week of May and the prize will be awarded the first week in June, when the next 6 month contest starts up. At that point, if this blog is doing well, I may have to go to quarterly awards! WOOT!

Lots of people have won the Marcus Award since February, but I’m going to list only our double digit winners. If your name isn’t listed and you want to know how many Marcuses you’ve earned, leave a comment and I’ll reply with your total. At the halfway point, our leader is Mary with 24 Marcuses, followed by Matt-Man with 20, Susan with 17, Shiny with 16, Fab and Nicholas with 12 each, and Tempest with 11. I’m tempted to say, as Snackie does, Stalk Me Much? However, I happen to like this kind of stalking. I’ll be excited to send out a prize to the winner in June. If you’re not in the top 3, you still have a chance to win. Just read and post comments!

Have a great Marcus Monday and don’t forget to come back around tomorrow for a tune and another pic of that hot guy I posted for Mary last week that had all you ladies drooling.