Just a collection of notes and miscellanea today…
The leading story: Apparently my whole pack decided to jump Race Bannon’s shit. LOL. It’s classic pack behavior: the Alpha makes an aggressive move toward somebody and – blink – the whole pack is bearing its collective teeth and moving in for the kill. It started when Race Bannon re-posted some idiot’s rant about how educators and demos are ruining kink, and Bannon praised this post as being so insightful and wise. You can find it here; it really does read like Old Man Yells at Cloud. http://bannon.com/2013/09/16/have-we-jumped-the-shark/
And in response we have…
Sir’s well-argued logic flavored with growly irritation: http://loki.alpha-pup.org/shark-jumping-a-rant/
Tebow’s raw passion: http://tallglassofoj.org/jumping-the-snark/
Hunter’s humor and joy in debate: http://prolixrhetoric.blogspot.com/2013/09/jumping-shark-to-avoid-jumping-gun.html
As for my own 2-cents… well, I’ve already addressed this issue a couple of ways:
Here, where I correctly argued that lecture-formatted classes have their place (to give basic info and introduce ideas) when supplemented w/ other avenues to pursue more in-depth hands-on learning: http://pupemrys.blogspot.com/2012/07/over-educating-community.html
And here, where I correctly argued that there is nothing wrong w/ having BOTH open, inclusive education and networking groups (like CAPEX) and exclusive play-party groups (like Atlanta Dominion): http://pupemrys.blogspot.com/2013/08/inclusive-exclusive-balance-and.html
Well, now that I’ve given you enough links to send you off in ten different directions…
The other day, my lovely Owner and I (along w/ our Poet friend) were walking the streets of Ashville when Ma’am looked up ahead and observed, “There’s a nun in a short skirt dancing on a table.”
To which I could only reply, “Jeez, another one?”
And then we went to see Hamlet at Shakespeare in the Park…
Thanks to Episode of 45 of the No Safe Word podcast kinky people around the whole world now know that Loki has a “rather large hydrant.”
(What’s really scandalous, though, is that it was Stick’s Maggie who made Sir’s hydrant so large. 0.o )
(Related to the above)
I really, really like packing for Dominion with Loki! Of course, “packing for Dominion” is a lot like “nap,” which Sir defines as being in bed during the day – not necessarily doing anything restful there.
(Related to the above)
I discovered, Sunday morning, that Sir likes Miley Cyrus. Who knew? (I debated whether to elaborate on that… but, no, I think I’ll just leave that as our in-joke.)
Atlanta Dominion was Sunday. I got to lick a boy wearing a full, Joe Rocket sportbike riding suit… and I got to share Sir’s bone with Puppy Hunter. Yea teamwork! Go team! So… yes, Atlanta Dominion = much hotness.
(Speaking of hotness...)
My Owner, the pyro-kitten, has taken up fire dancing w/ poi balls. Stay tuned to her Fet for photos to come.
(Speaking of my fantastic Owner...)
I recently got a new wolfhound shirt. (I collect T-shirts w/ Irish wolfhounds stuff on them.) I showed it to Ma'am - it's a beige tee w/ a drawing of a wolfhound's head on it. She looked at it and said in all seriousness, "It looks just like you!" We both then laughed, and she explained, "That's how I picture you." LOL.
That was a few days ago, and then, Saturday, Ma'am and I woke-up snuggled-up in bed after a nap (an actual nap, not a Loki "nap"). She said that she had been dreaming, and that in her dream I was a bio-wolfhound, but still me, just in the body of a wolfhound. And when she woke-up, she said she was momentarily surprised to see human-me, expecting to see a big, shaggy dog in bed w/ her. I thought that was cute and worth sharing.
And that is what's going on in my world.