Sparkles, Colored Lights, And Other Things I'm Thinking Of This NYE

About an hour ago I was in my kinda sunroom thing - it's a room added to the back of the house that has a lot of windows. We call it the window room. I have a little silver tree lit up with Christmas lights on the fold-up table that we use as a double desk for me and Charlie. He already works from home and I, ya know, have been a lot more this year - 2020 and all. 

Earlier in the year we also changed out the light fixture in there, and put LED lights that we can control with our phones to change any color we want. It was a dream, and it came true. I can't speak highly enough about these lights. They were on party mode, where they just keep changing colors. I'd say they were in party mode because it's New Years Eve, and they kind of are, but honestly I go party lights most weekends and also whenever I think of it. I also do other modes. I really just like them doing something interesting most of the time. Throughout the year, we also got them for the living room, the porch, the kitchen, and our bedroom. They are all on party mode, and that is because of NYE.

So, I'm sitting on the floor in the window room stretching, and I look behind me in a twisting sitting stretch, and I see all the sparkles coming off the strings of silver garland I hung on the picture frames back there, and I thought, this is pretty good. I'm pretty damn lucky. 

Now, this might just be that the only things I truly love in life are, in fact, sparkles and colored lights. Those are at the heart of my love of Christmas and lots of other things. Ya know, I don't know exactly what it was, but I had a sense of real gratefulness, and I also thought - I'm gonna write about this in my blog tonight.

I had been planning to get a quick post in this last day of 2020 after I'd finished stretching and took a shower. I was going to do a little thing about the 1985 movie Cocoon. Funny thing, you can't find this movie streaming. We got it, though. I won't say how. I'm not sure why we started thinking of it, but we did. We'd been wanting to watch it and finally did on Christmas day. I did enjoy it, but there was some SSL related stuff I thought I could talk about. It wasn't the kind of stuff that qualify it for an actual full-on SSL Review, but some stuff (old men thinking their sex life begins and ends with their boners, AmIright???). 

But those sparkles - let's call them magical New Years Sparkles - made me feel like I just wanted to write about that feeling, and frankly what I always try to do with this blog is write things I want to write when and how I want to write them. Anything else doesn't work long-term, I think. And I want to love this blog and this lady-gasm activism long term. 

That feeling, in relation to this blog, made me want to just thank all the people I've met on this road. I can't really describe what each of you means to me except to say that there are parts of me that are different and better because you were in my life. Shirley, Jill, Bex, Gemma, Paola, Colin, Adam, Reticula, MaldiveMart....Those are some that I have had the pleasure of engaging with multiple times from writing this blog, at least the ones I can think of at the moment. I also want to include all the people that have commented on articles of mine - especially the really mean or skeptical comments that I engaged with. Those interactions shaped me in positive ways. I also want to thank all the actors in the Science, Sex and the Ladies movie. They had no idea what we would do with it, but stuck with us anyway. The shooting of it was 10 years ago now, and all my friends and family that were all like, 'right on, what can I do to help with this crazy lady-gasm movie you're making?' That's love. 

Anyway love you all. Talk to you soon.


5 Christmas Movies Directed By Women

Sooooo....it's been almost a month since my last post. I would say that there was some crazy thing that happened to keep me from this sweet sweet blog of mine, but there wasn't - just life and work and all that. I'm home from work real early today. I took a walk, put on my Christmas cat pj pants my sister got me, and it's still not even dinner time. So, Charlie went back to editing photos, and I decided a quick blog might be nice; nothing important or even that exciting, but just something so you remember I'm still around thinking about how more women can get more clit diddling in their lives. 

This blog is not gonna specifically be about clits though - more about Christmas and stuff (although let's never forget all the women in all those Christmas movies have clits that are probably not getting touched near as mcuh as they should).. As I'm writing this, I'm watching "The Princess Switch: Switched Again" You may have seen "The Princess Switch." Well this is the sequel. It's a Hallmark-style Netflix Original Christmas movie. Do I love it? Yes. I do indeed like a holiday themed movie. 

Here, my friends, are some more of these movies that you might want to enjoy this holiday season...ya know, if you're into that sort of thing.

A Little History of These Lists
I started doing this categorized List of 5 movies thing where I showcase movies that were directed by women and that I have actually seen. It all started during the Directed By Women Worldwide Viewing Party in September 2015, and it was pretty fun, so I've continued doing it from time to time.

It's a bit off-topic from my normal fare, ya know, being that it's not specifically about lady-gasms or anything like that, but I think it fits the blog because
1. this blog is also about indie movie-making, and
2. this blog is partially about getting the female perspective of sexuality into our media. So, to me, supporting female voices in our media  means we're creating more room for female voices to speak on all types of things, which sometimes will be sex, orgasms, and sexuality.

You can find all my 5-movie lists HERE.

Get some hot chocolate, popcorn, marshmallows, cookies, and whatever else you like to eat in the winter, and enjoy.

The Movies

1 Home for the Holidays - This was directed by Jodie Foster. This is a 1995 movie, and I saw this way back sometime around then. I like Jodie Foster, but honestly don't remember the movie much. That might mean I need to watch it again.

2 Black Nativity - This was directed by Kasi Lemmons. I saw this on the plane to Brazil for a work trip right before Christmas in 2014. Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was exactly what I wanted to watch.

3 Christmas Crush - This was directed by Marita Grabiak. I just watched this recently streaming. It's a bonker Christmas movie, and if you are going to watch one of these (as I am wont to do), why not watch one directed by a woman?

4 The Preacher's Wife - This was directed by Penny Marshall. Okay, so the story with me and this movie is as follows. My 2nd date with my now husband Charlie...maybe my 3rd...The first was probably Snow Whirl, our high school's winter dance, and the 2nd was to Burger King and the movie Jerry Maquire. Anyway, the 3rd was like the Saturday before Christmas and we were supposed to go see The Preacher's Wife. However, as we were approaching, I suggested we park and make out instead, and that's what we did. I didn't actually see the movie until probably 10 years later, and I thought it was a lovely Christmas movie. Watch it.

5 The Knight Before Christmas - This was directed by Monika Mitchell. Listen, this is a Hallmark-style Christmas movie in all it's glory and I loved it. It's the same main character as the Princess Switch that I'm currently watching, and honestly, I kinda feel like the Christmas movies she's in are a bit more high quality - mostly as in the technically aspects and set design. Anyway, I watched this very recently, and it's about a Knight from medieval times that gets timetraveled to modern day Christmas time, and falls in love...so...it's awesome.