Friday Photo: A Gay Romance Author’s Furniture Polish


(c) Sloan Parker 2013

I recently bought this new-to-me brand of furniture polish. When it came in the mail, my honey read the back label, just shook her head, and said, “Of course you’d buy this kind.”

Me: “Why?”

She handed me the tin and said, “Read the very bottom.”

I looked at the label and saw their tagline: “Love Your Wood.”

Her: “And the instructions…”

“rub onto wood in a circular motion and rejoice”

Me: “Yeah, you can’t forget the rejoicing. That’s the best part of rubbing your wood.”


Quote I Love: Is that a banana in your pocket?

Had to share this one from my own life…

I went into the kitchen for a banana and my sweetie was standing there messing around with something on the counter. I poked her butt cheek with the tip of the banana as I was leaving. All she said was: “I bet you write m/m romance.”

Blog Hop Against Homophobia Giveaway Winner

A huge thank-you to everyone who stopped by my post as well as all the others for the Blog Hop Against Homophobia. It means a lot that so many were willing to listen to our words, share them with others, and take the time to comment with your own thoughts and experiences. As Shane says in his video we need to keep on talking about this.

Also, I completely forgot to include the Facebook link from Shane’s video. Please LIKE the page and share with others so we can keep his message going strong.

Now for the fun stuff…

The random winner of my giveaway is: Penumbra

Congrats Penumbra! I’ve sent you an email.

Thanks again, everyone. Your comments meant a great deal to me and Rosie.

Let’s keep on hoping and sharing and fighting for a better, hatred-free future.

All the best to each and every one of you,

Never Laugh at a Cheesy Catalog until You’ve Seen Every Last Item

Lately I’ve gotten a huge influx of mail-order catalogs. The kind with bizarre items you can’t believe someone thought up, let alone had made into an actual product.

Rosie has this silly and adorable habit of paging through those catalogs and giggling as she finds gem after gem.

Like this…it’s called the Butt Putt.

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Can you believe that name? And to top that off, it farts when you sink the ball in the hole.

So, there’s my sweetie sitting on the couch, turning pages, laughing, and showing me item after item while I was trying to read my email. Good thing I find her laugh infectious and her 12-year-old-boy humor cute.

Then she stopped laughing and said, “Oh, that’s kinda cool.”

I was scared.

Seriously scared.

I didn’t want to end up with some sort of farting alarm clock.

Then she showed me this…

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And she was right, it was kinda cool. Of all the things I’ve looked at to hold my Kindle while I read in bed, I think this one looks like it might be both useful and comfy.

Anyone have anything like this? Or something similar you can recommend? I’m not sure I can bring myself to order from the catalog with the Butt Putt.

Ah, maybe I will.


Quote I Love: When you know you’re about to see him

(c), Image_Source_ 2011

“Passion is that feeling you get when you know you’re about to see him. It is that ache you have in your stomach after you’ve just left him. Passion is the fear of never seeing him again. Passion is what love is all about.”


This quote reminded me of something my sweetie and I were just discussing with utter amazement. So many times, even after all these years, we still get a rush when we see each other. We still want to be together like we want to be with no one else, even minutes after we annoy each other. We still have rose-colored glasses that help us see past the faults and disagreements and everyday problems. We still cuddle and giggle like we just met. For me, that’s how I know it’s love.

That is what I hope everyone has or will find.