Thursday, November 17, 2005

Sex with a Cowboy

A friend sent this via e-mail just now.

Ah yes-- Sex with a Cowboy

Prior to her trip to Texas, Buffy (a New Yorker) confided to her coworkers she had three goals for her trip to the Lone Star State:

1. She wanted to taste some real Texas Bar-B-Que.

2. She wanted to take in a bona fide rodeo. And..

3. She wanted to have sex with a real cowboy.

Upon her return, the girls were curious as to how she fared.

Well, Let me tell you, they have a tree down there called a Mesquite and when they slow cook that brisket over that Mesquite, it's ooooh so good. The taste is unbelievable!

And I went to a real rodeo. Talk about athletes... those guys wrestle full grown bulls! They ride horses at a full gallop, then jump off the horses and grab the bull by the horns and throw them to the ground! It is just incredible!

They then asked, "Well, tell us, did you have sex with a real cowboy?"

Are you kidding? When I saw the outline of the condom they carry in the back pocket of their jeans, I changed my mind!"

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Darth Tater!

Darth Tater is becoming a recurring theme in my life. The other day I was writing about my brother joking with the unknown coworker about Darth Tater Strikes Again -- she's the one with the great attitude and laughs about the tough stuff. Second of all, I'm still reading Northern Lights, in which there is a Darth Vader theme as well. Also, at work another coworker, this one known, asked me if I'd seen the Darth Vader Mr. Potato Head. Which I hadn't until 5 minutes later. Isn't it strange how those things can happen? Then I get online this evening and noticed Michele's Ode to a Potato-oh no.... I'm just feeling sympatico with Darth Tater right now.

Speaking of work, something that has been on my mind is...

Been there about a week and already I've noticed a recurring theme. Probably 20% of the orders (I'm hardly exaggerating) include duplicates of an item that they don't really need two of. I was just pondering why people are doing this.

I noticed a lot of two of the same toy. Well that makes sense. If a parent orders two Darth Taters it is probably to keep their kids from bashing each other over the head. Then again, I saw two light sabers in the same bin. The parents of those children are expecting a certain amount of head bashing.

I'm also pleased to note that a lot of people are ordering two CDs and DVDs. I figure this means lots of people uphold the copyright law.

Anyway, from writer's POV, it's also nice to know that people are buying two copies of books. I've never bought two of the same book at the same time, so I never thought other people would. If my rough estimates are correct, upwards of 1 in 5 readers are buying two copies. Okay, so that wouldn't hold up in a scientific survey, but I still found it interesting.

Can Learn More Another Day

Regarding the post Can Learn Something Every Day, I found this blog entry today. That blog linked to this article that states a study found, "A third of the women said they never or seldom achieved orgasm." Reading this article reminded me that this could be the OTHER reason people would want to buy Kim Cattrall's book. Well, I still think the publisher is thinking she can sell the information more than the information in that case.

I've definitely noticed the how-to books are popular. I see The Ultimate Guide to Cunnilingus by Violet Blue a lot at work too. Last year when I worked in a different department, it was in the top-250 range as well. Maybe women are more comfortable buying these kinds of self-help/help books online?